JAN MOYER

(585) 473-0518

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ROCHESTER, NY US 
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2125 EAST AVE
ROCHESTER, NY 14610 
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Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment

In a Massachusetts seaside town, a traditional home is redecorated in a playful style and with attention to flow and balance Full Story
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Agh this home gives me feelings of confusion and chaos. Wanting to mix different colors and patterns is great but I feel like this home just doesn't do it right.
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10 Recipes for Shabby Chic Style

Rustic furniture, floral fabrics, sparkling chandeliers. Here are 10 easy ways to bring the romantic cottage look into your home Full Story
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mmmmmmmmm I guess the one word I don't like is "recipe" especially when it's applied to design. It often becomes synonymous with "cliche". It IS possible to extract the essence of what you love in ANY style, and make it your own, comfortably, stylishly, and practically for you and yours,, without slavery to the "look". And no......you don't need a chair with a sagged out bottom, at any price : )
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Chris Ebener
As a man who likes the shabby chic style (for all those out there looking to convince their husbands) I'm drawn to the simplicity of it. The use of raw wood and solid antique furniture fascinates me, and appeals to my need for real quality in the things that I purchase. I'm not gungho for the crystal chandeliers by any means but once introduced to the masculine points within the style I could let one or two slip past ;)
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Suzanne Melton
@halleycomet: Dave has been collecting old leather coats for years with absolutely nothing in mind (except maybe recovering a motorcycle seat and he doesn't even own a motorcycle). You've given me an idea: I have a couple footstools that need to be recovered. Maybe I'll see if any of his coats would work.
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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@ cathiefintexas.........LOVE THAT!! I shall pray I don't recognize myself in a "story"? .......nah, not to
worry....too classy and STYLISH : )
@Norfolkgarden..... You my dear, have your head screwed on to perfection!! ( must be sleeping on YOUR sides!!! of the bed, and all is well in your universe?). You truly sound like someone we'd all LOVE to have in the midst of our crazier clients. Or perhaps just a decent lunch , a glass of grape, and forget the decorating!!!
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nasmijati
@thickskin. Directions to the house naming thread:
Go to Houzz Discussions.
Enter "Every House Deserves a Name" in the search box. Be sure to use quotation marks on search terms.
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thanks weatherwife! that is a beautiful thought! I'm sure you will love your new land then. it's sounds just like where we live and I couldn't imagine a better place. here you can see my land and some more pics of the deer.
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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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I am possibly insane?. Once one begins with the amount one can spend, the best school system one can afford within that amount if one has or plans children, the property taxes which undoubtedly will be reflected in the quality of the school system, the number of bedrooms and baths, the basic size and layout of the house, its general look and if or if not that has an appealing quality outside and inside.......you get to the "goodies". The windows, floors, moldings, other "boney" things, the condition of kitchen and baths usually topping that list..........etc.
Most of the folks on this planet, those without unlimited resources, will finally SETTLE. Yes! That's the word. They will settle. There will be something less than desirable, and the fewer their resources relative to market prices in an area,, the more they will settle. It will matter if they are contingent or non contingent, if it is a first, second or third time buy, if they are handy or not, how much search time is involved, and the need, (or not) to move, be that sooner or later, or much much later.
I'm not a realtor, and while ALL of the above are certainly worthwhile considerations within comparable price points in any given locale,, having it all, means having it A $ $ L. L..
"Perfection" is usually elusive unless one finds the prefect lot, in a perfect spot, and builds the perfect house. Even then, perfection can be frustratingly elusive, simply because most homes are like the people who inhabit them. Even the very best, are just a teeny bit imperfect. Most are more seriously imperfect........! Hence the vast popularity of Houzz, and its advice of all types pertaining to "HOUZZES" , and the many and myriad ways we live within them. But as I said....I could just be nuts : )
August 20, 2014 at 3:02AM     
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jilliehj
Here in FL property taxes are calculated at a percentage of your purchase price, so what the current owner pays is meaningless. In the Miami are it's a whopping 2% which on a $500K home is $10K a year. Check your local city hall to see if they do the same and you'll be able to calculate what you will be paying at the beginning of the next fiscal year after you move.
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Our lovely home of seven years in a family friendly street perfect most times....two things we could not anticipate: the neighbors across the fence in back kept nervous large dogs who barked at night and their waste was not collected and smelled on most warm days when we used our pool. And the sweet neighbors on the other side began a brood of lively boys, gave them a fort taller than fence so our pool privacy was hampered not to mention the balls that came flying over fence.
The doggy neighbors left and the new buyers love weekend extended parties with lots of music and run an outdoor TV for the children with one cartoon over n over...... So perfect house, imperfect good neighbors we overlooked ...kept the peace and coexisted.
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Simple Pleasures: Savor Summer’s Last Hurrah

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way Full Story
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And another bites the dust: ) But thanks for the reminder that the favorite local ending is "Ring of Fire" around one of the more populous Finger Lakes in NY State, Canandaigua Lake. The entire shoreline community dims the house and yard lighting and sets out flares to line their frontage one evening each and every Labor Day weekend. A bittersweet, fun and perfectly lovely!!! marker with a so long to that which we proclaim real summer. Yet again.
August 17, 2014 at 5:54PM     
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elenanoir
Looking forward to bundling up our newborn 3rd son & hitting the parks before it gets cold. With a little luck we'll be moving into our first house under renovation in time to ready it for hibernation. End of summer will be about spackling, painting, sanding & refinishing before the weather turns. Oh & finishing up the ice pops in the freezer before the kids lose excitement over them. Maybe some kite flying.
August 18, 2014 at 11:06AM     
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Sadly while you guys are mourning the end of summer, here in oz we are looking forward to the end of winter! Your sadness is our joy!! At even the slightest hint of warmth, I am outside having my coffee, getting excited about my garden coming to life again. And by the end of summer, I will be sick of the flies, tired of the 40'C days, and worn out by constantly trying to keep my garden alive!! Such fun! ☀️
August 20, 2014 at 2:17AM     
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8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall

Turn an awkward area into a graceful scene with low seating, a pretty wallpaper, just-right tables and more Full Story
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An entry hall should hint at the rest to come......whether you actually decorate it first, or last. In the pic below, (last "room" done in a move to a new home), the antique prints on the stair wall, I had chosen for their former powder room, chair for the living room, and the chest for the prior master bedroom. All found new welcoming spots at the front door. The pattern in the stair carpet, not visible in a photo, echoes the iron railing motif, in smaller scale.
August 17, 2014 at 5:18AM     
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Dear Christine: Great article, wonderful images and interesting ideas. There are several areas in interior spaces that are almost always awkward and challenging to solve in an elegant way. We look at these areas as great opportunities to be creative. You have shown here many ways that designers have artfully made something beautiful out of a problem. And ---- Thank you for including our work in your article!!!! We appreciate that so very much. Look forward to seeing more of your writing! All the Best, Tom and Amanda. Also, here is another awkward stair space that we recently did......
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Chicago Mosaics beautiful work. I don't know how anyone could choose between them, heck I will take one of each for different rooms. Thank you for sharing!
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10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors

Brighten a room and clean the air with a houseplant that cascades artfully, stretches toward the ceiling or looks great on a wall Full Story
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JAN MOYER
A fabulous tall, healthy, glossy, fiddle leaf fig? Okie dokie! But please oh lord, may the rest stay outside, in their little pots with stringy little brown thingy's and withering little leaves and hodge podge of containers with little plastic drip trays or worse yet......hanging in a window 1970 style.
Truly my most vivid memory of client plant life was a cacti collecting gentleman. Hundreds of lethal "weapons" perched in a bay window in as many different pots as the varieties they contained. Some he had owned since he was 12.....but I knew I was in trouble when I pulled into the drive and was met with a blue grow light in the kitchen window, hovering over weak little begonias. I'd have run frankly......but they were just the loveliest couple. It all worked out . Made my hippie friend a greenhouse.
August 15, 2014 at 4:07AM     
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Laurie
@ Curt D'Onofrio - Sprinkle Red Pepper in the beds. Use a good amount and they will stay away. You will have to reapply it often so get the restaurant size bottles. It won't hurt the cats or the bushes.
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Laurie
I moved from a house with big windows and lots of light to a 1966 Ranch with small windows and a lot less light (and space) and I have had a hard time with plants ever since. My living room faces west and the windows are shaded by the porch and large trees. I can hardly grow anything, unless I put in the kitchen (east side). I miss my old house (for a lot of reasons!). I have a few of the plants on this list but many won't do well in my dark home.
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Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic

Rachel Ashwell defined a style embraced by countless fans over the past 25 years. Find out what she’s turning her sights to now Full Story
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Specific "looks" always seem best when there's a certain amount of authenticity. For instance, the richly layered library ala Ralph Lauren, loses oomph and credibility when attempted on builder beige carpet and drywall. Rather the same thing happens with Shabby Chic. To me, it always seemed to be an outgrowth from a time when everyone on the planet longed for authentic Irish pine tables and cupboards, and a certain east coast age.....and this became the sunny left coast evolution of that inimitable pine and faded floral style. Failing availability and soaring prices of the real thing, the lowly shop table, painted and scrubbed and nicked and dinged came out of the shop, got its legs cut off, and voila!!! instant coffee table. Similarly, Tuscan flavors....(an outgrowth of country french ala Pierre Deux popularity) look best in homes that echo those sentiments, with stone floors, and please "hold" the glossy granite and roosters!
All of which, is why I really don't like to do "looks". I want to provide personal, comfortable, beautiful rooms, not stamped with a time and date.....or a look. Rooms that can be enjoyed for a long long time, and grow with a client. I recommend extracting the "feel" of the look, rather than faithfully producing the look. Whether that is relaxed and warm , cozy and a bit cluttered, crisp and tailored or cheerful, sunny and summery, but there's nary a shoreline in sight. The important thing is, how do you want it to FEEL. AND THEN PERSONALIZE IT.
August 13, 2014 at 4:50AM     
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Great article! We love Rachel and we think our natural area rugs, sisal, seagrass and jute rugs and carpets will blend beautifully with shabby chic style. Please visit us at www.naturalarearugs.com for more information.
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Shabby Chic is comfortable, peaceful, relaxing...put your feet up and enjoy life...no need to fret about messing it up.. The pieces were well loved and used. It's about a simpler place in time.
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Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen

Quell your fears of cooking splashes, cleaning nightmares and dust with these tips from the pros Full Story
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It's JUST me, but the fourth photo especially, makes me want to nick a vein. On the patio? On a loft wall in a converted building? For your driveway? The exterior of your home Bring on brick!! But dreary, busy, dark, and more busy...in the kitchen. with the possible use of it on the floor, in an otherwise brightly lit white kitchen. As I said...... one person's cozy another's trip to the shrink?
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Pictures of kitchens
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Here is a great example of brick used in a modern transitional design. The brick backsplash is a beautiful contrast to the white cabinetry. Mandi @ Dura

Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 1
Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 2
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How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale

Attract buyers with a kitchen that’s clean, bright and welcoming — no expensive overhaul required Full Story
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A "staged" kitchen is simply one that appears "READY" to be used and enjoyed. It's just a pared down version of what yours would look like at the moment of letting in guests for a spring luncheon, without the food or six place settings, and let's assume those guests are going to help you make the lunch, and thus will peek in your cabinets and your fridge, which btw......was not mentioned but should have been. It should be as clean and fresh, inside and out , as the rest of the kitchen, sans goo and tin foil, mystery food, and the x large pizza box your teenager jammed in there atop your plastic bagged chicken breasts from the market.
The mail, coupons, restaurant take out menus, kiddie art, brush to groom the pet, and hubby's jar of it's a screw, it goes with something, not sure what, the junk drawer of nobody knows what that is kind of stuff......OUT!! And actually, you may find this particular kitchen is very practical, and thus decide to keep the kitchen you are going to when you sell, in the same manner . If you add fresh flowers, don't be stingy, and remember the water changes. NOTHING but nothing kills the fresh look like yellowing stale water, and it stinks too! : )
The same advice applies to all the OTHER rooms. To the best of ability, what would you do if you were swapping with a friend and her family for a week? Trash gone, beds made, fresh towels, clean, dusted, shined, very personal items tucked out of sight, room in the closets for that family to hang a coat, or their clothes.....as much of the grunge of YOUR daily life, out of sight . Uh yes, the laundry room too lol. Nobody needs a before and after picture. You already know what you like, when YOU look at a house to potentially live in, right? Of course you do.
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Drawers!
August 16, 2014 at 3:22PM   
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Laurie
I am a naturally clean person who does not like a lot of clutter, but I cringe at the idea of staging a home. I won't do it, but then, my house probably doesn't need it. I sold my old house in 4 days with multiple offers. I think people need to have the ability to see past your stuff when looking at a house. After all, your stuff is going with you! I have that ability, I guess many don't. I also know some people aren't naturally clean and have a lot of clutter (decorations) out.
Good tips for those who need them.
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Rethinking the Master Bedroom

Bigger isn’t always better. Use these ideas to discover what you really want and need from your bedroom Full Story
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All I would add is........ keep the useless crap and clutter out, hide as best you can the junk you feel you need, CLEAN it regularly, AIR it out regularly, buy the best sheets and towels you can afford, the best and most comfy mattress you can afford, and make it "by invitation only" .... as it pertains to kids. Hate to say how many master spaces I have re-done, from relatively modest retreats, to luxurious and "private" sanctuaries, only to find the teens/kids/dog prefer "that really cool shower" "those nice long vanities", "that television opposite the sprawling king sized bed". Drives me insane!!!. You can love your kids to death without sacrificing grown -ups- only!! private space. Let them learn that private sanctuaries, are usually hard earned, and are not a birthright. Particularly if they have their own little en- suite " buddy" versions right down the hall. ##@^^&&%%$##
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Norma Sassone, I agree with you -- I prefer my bedroom to be totally dark when I'm going to sleep.
August 17, 2014 at 8:21PM     
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Bookmarking this will be back to read the comments :)
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Room of the Day: Color Cheers Up a California Living Room

A couple’s eclectic city style brightens a suburban bungalow Full Story
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Fun, young, fresh and notice where the color went ? With the exception of the poufs, not one rug, or upholstered piece would require a change to zap it into a smooth sophisticated feel. Picture a mirror over the fireplace, and mentally add a few dabs of just deep plum, and inky navy.... .and it's a whole different room. Just as light, but serenity level elevated. Great job; they got their wish and the designer left them plenty of room for change, sans breaking the bank on all counts!
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broquet - if you look closely, you will see the cushions on the single chairs are different which suggests they were recovered.
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My daughter is 28. She absolutely loved this room. Very appealing to a generation who has a style of their own.
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To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

Transition smoothly from summer to fall by taking care of warm-weather gear, checking energy efficiency and more Full Story
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I am sort of laughing, in that FULLY enjoying every possible aspect of summer, does not to me, preclude accomplishing a future task. Plenty of days in plenty of climes, aren't 100 degrees. They are eightyish! You have jobless teens in your midst? .....what on EARTH would be wrong with "haul it out of the garage, purge, sweep,make the webs and spiders go away, hose it out, and to the curb with the useless junk, via the aid of a couple strapping 16 year olds at loose ends for some no tax cash? What does it matter if you might love making an xmas list or doing holiday cards out on your breezy porch, or with a cool one in the shade of your garden? Just thinking of snow could cool a brow!
The bonus? The avoidance of that "Sunday Night Oh OH" thing. Where all of a sudden.......you have the descending/doomy/gloomy end of the weekend feel we all used to get, and the one that becomes pervasive in adulthood right around Labor Day..........drumroll.....lol... bring on the rat race. How nice to begin the race, and have one or two things done, inside the pleasures of good weather and the more relaxed pace of summer. Don't forget the ice cream cone reward, and get sprinkles too.
August 3, 2014 at 8:22AM     
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@chookchook
Martinmittelmark,

Summer comes and
Summer goes.
Winter brings
a running nose.

Leaves are gone,
bikinis too.
Hawking coughs and
turning blue.

Thermal mugs
and underwear,
trousers hiding
long leg hair.

toenails morphed to a claw
sandpaper for skin
rough, raw, and itchy
aurrrggh!! the shape you are in!
August 4, 2014 at 4:25AM     
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Susan
I want this house.
August 9, 2014 at 3:15PM   
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kel121
The summer had truly gone in London UK, it's been so cold I've even put away my summer attire and have winter coats and woollies out, so all of you good people enjoy your august weather, very jealous.
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Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners

Forget bulky, hulky eyesores. These 7 smart and svelte chairs — some without levers — have mastered the art of disguise Full Story
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I won't go so far as to say you absolutely can't tell it's a recliner. But trust me, one sit and you're sold. It's a trip to the womb. I personally don't have one, as I know I'd never make it to my bed in the evening, but it has proven to be a mans pleasure, and one the Mrs can bear to have in the family room: ) and it's of course, customizable.
http://www.taylorking.com/details.php?productid=50676524
August 2, 2014 at 4:30AM     
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scooterpig
We have two Stressless Space reclining sofas - one high backed and one low-backed. They are terrific. We opted for blue leather which looks great. Same the rest of the room doesn't look as good as the sofas!
August 10, 2014 at 4:52PM   
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The MotionCraft Recliners are photographed in front of a wonderful New York City view. Did anyone else spot the WTC in the view?
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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask Full Story
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So true! We do ask!! And we ask over and over and over and over again in the selection process. Particularly when a client spots the dreaded OH I LOVE THAT thing over there, that is completely......ugh: )
Let us review......we want it to feel.......?? How?
It's a most helpful and often repeated question when it comes to pruning what works, and what does not. Whether your goal was warm and cluttered cozy, light and airy as a summer breeze, sleek and spare, or a flower bower......keep your "feeling" in front of you!
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Surprising, unique, colorful.
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I want my home to be an extension of me, simples as that so colourful, original and comfortable. Am I the only one who doesn't give a fig what visitors think? I am not rude it's just they don't live here and if my décor offends them to the point that they would rather not visit then hip hip hooray because they are not my kind of people!
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12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info Full Story
     Comment   July 31, 2014
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WOW. I personally do not charge to look at a home. In that time, (usually two hours exactly, I've no clue why) of "what do you love, hate, here's what I see, how many kids, OHH!! I bet that was a fun vacation, so SORRY.... yes aging parents take time but it is sooo worth it....no.... I would definitely keep the sideboard, but maybe don't match the mirror, yup, I could kiss that wall goodbye today, I think a better mudroom could help you a lot, mmmm, how 'bout we wait on that until you have the budget to get a result you''ll love, yes I have people, no it really isn't that hard, let me make a little sketch here for you...see?" and so forth.!! Now. May I tell you the number of times I have left with my tongue dragging on the homeowners driveway? More times than I can count in a couple of decades. How many times I have climbed through a foot of snow on an icy sidewalk to a front door? More times than I can count.
And more than that, behind, I have left a zillion great ideas whether we went forward or not. Many of those that may have later been incorporated into a contractors FREE bid, which is generally not HIS design but a bid for materials labor and execution, and trust me, I love my contractor but I do not let him "design".
It is not possible to impart ideas, get to know someone, get two heads banging for what best suits the way a potential client lives, in a few minutes, or even an hour. And I hate to say this, but a client;s openness or lack thereof, warmth or chill, projection of trust or not, enthusiasm or not, their handshake and greeting, the offer of a beverage, the light at the door, their preparation for the meeting ( I was once greeted by a woman in a towel) .........................well guess what? Designers are people too, and we are far from blind or lacking intuition. We have bills. Have families, eat and sleep, and heat and cool our abodes, and require health care, and go to the dentist ..........etc
When you add up YOUR vacation weeks, and sick days, and all that may go with some other endeavors pursed by those not choosing our profession......... remember to clear the front walk huh? And yeah..... a cup of "Joe" would be lovely, during our not so brief first meeting. All great relationships, business or otherwise, are two way streets. If you EXPECT to be disappointed, I guarantee you will be. PS If you've ever personally put together a bid, a plan.... with all its possible variations, iterations, allowances for materials thus far unchosen, maybe this, and maybe that..... do tell us how you feel about your "unpaid" and volunteered Sunday, when the client says "Oh great, a ROADMAP!!!" and uses your effort for a line by line comparison by someone not as well thought out.!. Welcome to our world.
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@Marina Kilma Goldberg : You go girl We work in a world that is both science and art, and that merge into a wonderful result is often ABSTRACT for a client until.... the wonderful result happens to them. Which is why I generally shun projects that begin with "I just want you to tell me what to do, what to buy, should I put my fridge over here, etc and be available for Q and A and I will do the "work"?" The variables and possibilities for a mistimed, mismanaged, misunderstood "chicken casserole recipe" are too great and it's also a bit like two people at a steering wheel, with neither party ever truly certain who is driving..
@ weatherwife: Often someone just wants confirmation that whatever idea they have, whatever they are planning, (whether it is a super idea/concept or not).......is indeed super. Many of these folks are what I call the "challengers". In their hearts, they believe they can really do the task better than any designer, any contractor, better than all pro's who may enter and proffer a suggestion. They are actually annoyed if you suggest something different, or more effective. They're the ones that need seventy opinions until they find the one out of seventy who will agree, then they DON'T hire that one either!! Their process just confirmed , to them: "see? it isn't that hard, they aren't all that smart anyway".........: )
In short, this business isn't the "recipe". The best plan on the planet will have adjustments along the way. Rarely does a project begin, with every last item selected down to the very last item required. "Situations" may present themselves; something gets backordered well beyond a required date, or you open a wall......and "oh oh, who did THAT!?."....! The process is almost never "do this, a, b, c, d,e....done.
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As a design/build firm specializing in kitchen and bath renovations, we encounter clients who completely understand the importance of design (and paying for it to be done) and clients who have no understanding of how many details and specifications must be made for even a small bath renovation. It is our job to educate those who do not realize the importance of design and how it is necessary for the build portion to be done properly or to thank them for their inquiry and move on to the clients who do understand.

Ever been in a kitchen where the cabinet doors/drawers conflict (or worse, the refrigerator)? Ever have difficulty reaching a shower valve or worse, getting a cold blast of water trying to turn it on? Ever feel like the kitchen is hard to work in with more than one person? Ever encounter a hard to reach outlet for the hair dryer?

We put a lot of thought and planning into our designs. It is the reason we are BY DESIGN Builders, not "by accident" builders : )

Check this out. Just posted today, quite timely and spot on: http://www.nkba.org/nkbaconnect/14-08-22/How_Much_Does_An_Interior_Designer_Cost.aspx#.U_eL0UvF9Fz
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Apartment 46 for the Home
LOVE that you are not "by accident" builders. :)
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Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory

Does baby soap fragrance make you bubbly, or a whiff of the ocean float your boat? Tap into sensory pleasures to stir up delicious feelings Full Story
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JAN MOYER
LOL........ I am still WEARING the scent I began wearing shortly out of high school.. I think by now, an ocean of L'air du Temps has been spritzed on "moi.". It is now so embedded in all I own,....my UPS man can whiff it at the front door. Actually, outside the door. Seven billion scents tried and given away......always going back to the same one. I do remember the first time I tried it, and where I was on the sidewalk outside a bank entry with a girlfriend : )
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jdellasalla
Fresh pasta dough resting waiting to be turned into ravioli as my grandmother's Scent of laundry soap and dusting powder drifts by as she gets the filling ready. Priceless after 40 plus years.
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The Ficus Wrangler
Lilacs. Growing up there were 4 large lilac bushes by the driveway, and I always loved it when they flowered. I never imagined that I would grow up and move away, first to New York City, then to Florida, and only smell fresh live lilacs when I happened to see some in a flower store. But when I see them, I go into the store, close my eyes, and bury my face in them, and I'm a little girl in Pennsylvania again.
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