Durham Designs offers many options and levels of service because I believe that everyone should have access to assistance with making your home your castle. Many clients have told me that they love walking through the door and instantly feeling the stress of the day begin to leave. I concentrate my efforts on enhancing the client's style and current furnishings, or starting from scratch, to design the space uniquely tailored for every individual.
Function is as important as beauty, and everyone is educated on why an item is recommended. Design is not an exact science but an expression of your inner self. My studies in psychology and business have benefited me greatly with interpreting a client's desires even when they lack the words to express. Extensive world travels and work with international clients, twenty-five plus years of experience, and constantly continuing my education in design keeps me well-informed of new resources and current trends.
Clients are able to be as involved as much as they desire during the design process or, as many busy professionals choose, they can allow me to offer the "best" choices with an in-home presentation tailored exclusively for the project. Customization of many products is offered for the discerning client.
Fees are per project, but generally follow an hourly or per diem rate with extensive discounts offered on furniture, accessories, fabrics and custom window treatments, art, lighting, etc. Trips to the High Point Furniture Market are offered as well as special factory expeditions when desired.
My experience and years of developing preferred industry partners are offered liberally.