Welcome to Before ‘n After Interiors. Would you love to have the designer look in your home that you’ve seen on HGTV? You can.....and it can be done without the expense typically associated with interior design. How? It’s simple: First, Before ‘n After Interiors uses proven design principles which are the backbone of any successful room whether re-designing using your existing furnishings or purchasing new. But just as important, Before ‘n After Interiors charges on an hourly basis rather than a fee basis making interior decorating and design available to homeowners who might otherwise believe it’s out of their reach. This approach gives the homeowner control and flexibility over when and where my services are used. Let Before’n After Interiors transform your home from basic to beautiful – without exceeding your budget! Before ‘n After has served clients in the Bay Area from Pebble Beach to Palo Alto including: Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Los Altos Hills, San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
I started Before ‘n After as an answer to the frustration that many of my friends faced trying to compose that designer look in their homes. It’s not magic or how much you spend that creates a beautiful room, it’s good design and that’s what I do best. So, whether you’re remodeling and are feeling overwhelmed by the choices you face or want to purchase new furnishings, but aren’t sure about room layout and which furnishings to buy, I can help. Check out my website and read about the services I provide at Before ‘n After. There is an answer to your decorating dilemma - your home is a success story waiting to happen!
I hope you’ve noticed the Best of Houzz Badge for Service and the Angie’s List Super Service Award Badge on the website. Only 3% of professionals receive the award from Houzz and only 5% from Angie’s List. Needless to say, I'm proud to have received these awards which confirm that I am truly dedicated to my clients.
At Before ‘n After, I understand that putting together beautiful rooms can be daunting. Assembling colors, fabrics, and finishes as well as lighting, artwork and accessories can make your head spin! Let Before ‘n After solve your decorating dilemmas by providing you with the solutions you’ve been looking for. Creating a space that you’ll love starts with a comprehensive scaled layout with numerous furniture arrangements. After choosing a layout that functions best for your lifestyle, I select the bones of the room – furnishings with just the right blend of texture, color and pattern to achieve the look you’re after. After upholstered pieces are chosen, I move on to selecting area rugs, lighting, artwork, accessories and window treatments keeping your aesthetic at the forefront. Most importantly, I listen to and work closely with my clients to achieve their design goals.
For those who have decided to remodel or build and want guidance with finish material selections, Before ‘n After will help you make just the right choices. I'll help you with space planning for each room and offer detailed advice on kitchen & bath layout and function. I then select wall color, flooring, counter tops, tile (including tile patterns), kitchen & bath plumbing and electrical fixtures, cabinetry style & finishes and anything else you’ll need to complete your project. My goal is to have all finish materials on site or chosen and ready for fabrication before your contractor begins work. This method avoids delays and ensures that the contractor is focused on your project. I will work closely with your contractor to ensure that every detail goes as planned. And of course, I listen to your input and find solutions that reflect the dreams you have for your home.
Hourly rate $125 (initial consultation, 2-hour minimum)
Makeover Using Existing Furnishings
I believe that composition is everything here at Before ‘n After. That’s why I can transform your room using just what you have - you don’t have to purchase a thing! You’ll be amazed at how the placement of everything from furniture to lighting, artwork and accessories makes all the difference!
Makeover Refreshed & Updated
If you’re ready to refresh your rooms perhaps with a punch of color or new accessories, I will advise you on what you need to purchase prior to the makeover to achieve that updated look you’re after. If you’re not sure what to purchase, I'll shop with you to find just the right pieces for your makeover.