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When you walk into a room, you notice the little touches that give it a certain feeling and particular style: the furniture, the flooring, the lighting, the artwork, even the window treatments. Together, these elements give a room personality. Rooms, obviously, don’t start out with character. They start out as four boring bare walls. That’s where interior designers come in. Interior designers meet with homeowners, listen to how they live and how they want to live, then approach a room armed with an in-depth understanding of color, sound, light, patterns, furniture, fabrics, paint, fixtures, and art. The result is an otherwise uninspired space transformed into a functional work of art, a space that expresses who the client is, a space with character and personality.
Eminent Interior Design
We are a full-service design firm specializing in residential interior design. Eminent Interior Design creates inspired design, inspired by you. We follow a collaborative design process resulting in beautiful, functional spaces that our clients love.
Why hire an interior designer?
My clients seek my assistance because in a lot of cases they know what they like, but may not be sure how to translate that into their homes. For those who don’t practice design every day and think about it the way we do, it’s difficult to articulate exactly what they’re aiming for. I think that’s where we have a big responsibility—our clients rely on us to fill in the blanks and help them create something that is fundamentally theirs, but better than they could achieve on their own.
One of the more interesting trends right now is “high contrast.” Seeing things in stark contrast to each other catches the eye and draws you into the space. This contrast can show up in color, lighting, and design style. Contemporary furniture shares the room with antiques, and dark woods are paired with bright white enamel. By mixing elements in this way, we’re able to create inventive and expressive combinations that are truly stunning.
Every room is…
an opportunity to reflect a client’s mood or personality, a chance to make a statement, and a balancing act between livability and aesthetics. When a person is comfortable and surrounded by the things they love, then we’ve done our job well.
Herrick Design Group
With Herrick Design Group, you get professional service, creative solutions, amazing design, and most importantly, a home that represents you. We offer a complete range of interior design services from new construction, remodeling, kitchens and baths, and architectural selections to custom furnishings, window treatments, and color consultations.
Why should someone hire an interior designer?
Anyone who wants a personal connection to his or her home can benefit from collaborating with an interior designer. We work with you to develop functional plans for each space, then help create character through fixtures, cabinetry, and material elements. Lastly, we layer your personality throughout the home with furnishings and art.
How can a person find his or her style when it comes to their home and furnishings?
We believe that each client has a design personality. This idea reaches deeper than simply categorizing someone’s likes as “traditional” vs. “contemporary.” We work with our clients to realize, and then verbalize, what appeals to them on an emotional level. Often times, they like multiple styles and nuances, which makes a design plan critical to the success of the project.
Every room is a…
puzzle. Each time we begin a new project, it’s exciting to play with all the pieces, putting them together in myriad ways, until that ah-ha! moment when I know we’ve found the best solution.
Eden Prairie, MN
JK Interiors, Inc.
For over 25 years, Jackie Wulf of JK Interiors has been helping clients transform their homes through beautiful and affordable design.
Why should someone hire a designer?
With today’s technology, more and more people feel they can do design projects on their own. What comes as a surprise to many, however, is how challenging it can be to coordinate the moving pieces, the amount of time it takes to research the available products and complete the project. It can be overwhelming trying to determine which step should be done first, and confusing trying to follow the codes and guidelines, if you’re new to the process. Designers are trained to understand space planning requirements, have in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, can manage the details of your project from start to finish. They effectively communicate technical information to builders and subcontractors, finish the job within a set timeframe, and have access to products not always available to the general public.
What is a designer’s responsibility?
Part of being a good designer is being a good coach—guiding clients to ideal design solution. An even bigger piece of the equation is being a good listener. The end result is a space clients love; a space that respects their budget while reflecting their personality, interests, and lifestyle.
What, as an interior designer, is your favorite thing?
My favorite thing would be fabric—we have access to thousands of fabrics by many different manufacturers. A designer can take an ordinary piece of furniture, put a fabulous fabric on it, and create a truly one-of-a-kind look.