Luxurious Bathrooms with Stunning Design Details

When I was in college one of my favorite rooms to design was Master Bathrooms with unique interesting set up. When I design my own home, my personal bathroom will be unbelievable. In the meantime, take a look at some beautiful bathroom designs at the line below.

 

Luxurious Bathrooms With Stunning Design Details

While we may not think of the bathroom as an important part of a home’s overall design, when you have a luxurious, perfectly appointed bathroom, people are going to notice…and you may not be able to get them to leave! The designs in this post come to use from interior designer Ahmed Mady and though each room is distinct, they all carry an essence of ultimate luxury. Go ahead, dip your toe in.  (More..)

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~Laverne

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Can I get a “YES!”

With my new job, I offer free in-home consultations, measure and install service for window treatments with thousands of pattern and color choices to create a custom look for someone’s home.

When I first started, I thought it was going to be easy to get people to buy. Well, let me tell you that it is challenging. (However, I love challenges no matter how difficult.) My first 2-3 weeks starting out, I did not get anyone to buy anything. I think mostly because people do not realize how much custom draperies cost. A pair draperies can start off at relatively $1500 and that’s just a plain simple solid without any kind of detail.  Trust me, most of my clients are not looking for simple by any means. Don’t get me wrong though, simple definitely can have a statement depending on how you execute the design and what else is going on the room. Most of my clients want their draperies to be one of their focal points.

Before, I received my first “yes,” I was literally almost at my breaking point. I was so frustrated and felt defeated because I kept constantly hearing no over and over again. The look on a clients’ faces when I quoted out the cost took me a while to get used to. They would literally be in a moment of shock. At that point, it is on me to convince the customer that what they selected is worth the money they are going to spend and that it is going to look wonderful. You need to give them that “reassurance.”

So, you can believe I was excited to finally hear a “YES!” It is going to be beautiful and the client is going to absolutely love it. If this first part of the project goes well, she is going to do several more rooms in her home. Within the same week, I got another “YES!” and now the project is underway and they plan on doing several more rooms as well. I can’t wait to see the window treatments up in the rooms. I will be sharing pictures with you all.

My main point in sharing all this is that being in a sales position where you have to go to people’s home is hard. You are on the customer’s turf playing by what sometimes seems like their rules. The key is to allow the customer to think that they are making all the decisions when you really are. You guiding them to the solution they want. Someone told me that in the beginning you will hear more no then yes; however, when you get your first yes, they are going to start coming more frequently and your clientele is going to start growing. It is a hurdle. I believe hearing that helped me to keep going and overcome that feeling of defeat.

Wish me luck as I continue on with the many challenges that my job will give me. It definitely keeps it fun and interesting.

~Laverne

What Have I Been Up To?

Wow! It has been so long since I have posted anything. So here is what I have been up to?

I have been working on trying to further my career and utilize my Interior Design Degree. Currently, I am working as an In-Home Custom Decorator. I assist customers in creating the perfect window treatment for their home including matching accessories. I really enjoy my job and let’s not even talk about homes I go into. Sometimes I feel a tad bit intimidated. I have only been doing this for 3 weeks and it gets better and better. I will gladly share projects that I am working on with you all and feel free to give your opinion.

I have not been painting as of lately because I simply just do not have the time anymore. My new job definitely has given me new appreciation for time management. Once I get really settled into my job, I would love to go back and continue painting to get my Etsy shop, Cre8ive Obsessions, back up and running. I have few ideas that I need to just finish. So be prepared for that and like always feel free to suggest any design that you want to see or request an item for you and/or your family and friends. I will make time for any commission request.

One last final thing, I have been working on a few DIY projects. I can not wait to finish them and share them. This time I will not make them into crazy long post. I went back looking at the Jewelry Box and wondered what I was thinking. I should have broken it up into parts.

That was  quick update as to what is going with me and things to come. So what have you been up to?

~Laverne

Options

So I told you guys that I was helping my friend design his new apartment. Here are some of the options I sent him. Remember the theme for his bedroom is “murder.” The mural is the main focus of the design. Let me know what you all think.

Jerome Apartment 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 1

Jerome Apartment 5

 

 

Option 2

Jerome Apartment 3

 

 

Option 3

Jerome Apartment 1

~Laverne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love Interior Design!

I have a friend who just recently moved into a two-family flat. He has about 8 or so rooms that he wants to design. And guess who he asked to help him…….this girl right here. I am so excited. Every room has a different theme with totally different feels and colors but they all need to connect slightly. Connecting the rooms will be the hardest part. Luckily for him, I am ready for any challenge. We already have some great ideas going. I will keep updated as we get further into the project.

~Laverne

Creative and Unique

So I know I said I would have those boxes posted on certain days, but I have been very sick with a cold. I barely go to work. I am one of those people who when they are sick it’s all bad. I am working really hard to get things done so they can get listed on Etsy, so please just bear with me. I have listed the Blood Lad Coffin, so go check it out.

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Well in the meantime, I came across this little cool looking light. It is made by a company called Doulex. I really like how fun this light is. The little guy pulling the plug definitely mad me laugh and feel a little bit better.  It would definitely be perfect for any kid’s room. Unfortunately, I had a hard time finding where to buy it. Although, I do not have any children I would not mind having it.

~Laverne