Design and Project Consultants
434-974-7285 or 434-298-7986
Buying or selling a home? Our team will help you choose and arrange your furnishings to make the best use of your space and showcase your rooms. Using paint to refresh decor is a simple method that works. We will assist you by de-cluttering items that hide your home's features and decorate sparingly so your home is "dressed to sell".
Downsizing? We can measure and layout your furniture pieces and by creating a floor plan for your new home you will know exactly what you need. We will help you select paint colors, drapes, floor coverings and accessories to coordinate it all!
Special Needs? We have ADA experience and are LEED AP certified to offer you detailed, accessibility accommodations tailored to your needs and environmentally friendly, energy-efficient designs.
Renovating or needing an addition? Our staff will create floor plans and work with you to specify the details your builder will need prior to beginning your project so that you can have a budget in place. We will negotiate the city or association approval process with you.
Adding income property to your home? We can convert your attic, basement or garage into an income-producing apartment or an in-home office. Turning seldom used space into a source of income adds to the overall value of your home!
We offer all of this and the following services:
Creating furniture placement plans
Choosing wall colors, fabrics, floor coverings, and furnishings
Dressing rooms to sell through staging
Redesigning the interior of your home to better reflect your taste and style
Providing detailed floor plans for additions or kitchen and bath improvements
Selecting energy-efficient appliances and fixtures
Addressing home inspection issues
Establishing project priorities and timetables
What will our $75 introductory Interior Design Consultation provide?
We will come to your home to evaluate your personal design and lifestyle needs. At the end of our 1-hour consultation*, we will give you an assessment which will include:
Addressing problematic layout or flow issues with suggested improvements.
New color palettes, simplified decorating ideas and furniture arrangements to maximize the look and comfort of your home.
Determining a plan of action needed to accomplish your long-term and short-term improvement goals to update your home. A written summary of your consultation can be provided upon request the recommendations outlined.
*1-hour consultation is provided by Susan Lanterman. Hourly fees/rates will be provided for further services. Staff bios below.
Don't "Do It Yourself"
If you are considering a major restoration, renovation or addition, you need to know what the scope of work will be and what it will cost before you hire a contractor or begin the work yourself. Our services can save you valuable time and assist you in determining these factors with a detailed plan thereby avoiding a "money pit" project. With an architect and builder on staff we can provide anything from sketches to building plans— economically and efficiently.
Trying to Buy or Sell A Home?
If you are selling a home, you need to create an atmosphere that is appealing to potential buyers. Our services include detailed advice that will help you accomplish this by:
Maximizing the size of your rooms by using only the objects and furnishings you own that will compliment the architecture and design of each room.
Using color and lighting to enhance your home's features and paint colors to refresh and update it inexpensively.
Creating floor plans of additions, renovations or improvements that you or your potential buyer can implement to add value to your home.
Preparing to sell a dated house or buy a house in need of work can overwhelm you. If you lack imagination or vision, let us reveal how to bring your home up-to-date.
If you are buying a house that doesn't meet all of your needs, let us present ideas and outline changes before you make an offer to purchase! If you envision removing a wall or renovating a bath, we can supply information that should be considered when negotiating the purchase price.
Don't know where to begin?
Are you lacking the motivation or knowledge of how to implement necessary changes? We will provide assistance in developing practical plans and estimates to address design and construction issues that will bring the greatest return for your improvement dollars.
Call: 434-974-7285 or 434-298-7986 for your appointment.
Rosalyn Keesee, AIA, LEED AP has 21-years experience working in architecture-related fields from large-scale urban planning to ADA and universal design issues. Jeff Lanterman is a Class-A licensed contractor with over 30 years of experience, specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling and restoration work. Susan Lanterman has designed for over 20 years—decorating, renovating, and restoring historic properties locally and in New England. Susan is currently on staff at Mitchell/Matthews Architects