I am both a Realtor and Interior Designer. I have transitioned from simply selling homes to selling what makes homes beautiful.My real estate career has spanned over 20 years, helping people upsize and downsize, relocate internationally or from east to west. I arrived in Portland from London 25 years ago and completely understand the stress of needing to get to grips with a city quickly in order to find the right architecture, neighborhood or school that fits you. I have lived all over Europe and all over Portland, in old homes and new homes. There's not much that I don't know about the whole process. My job is to make your search and eventual purchase as stress free as possible and at the end of the day - fun.
When the real estate market changed in 2008, so did I by going back to school to hone my interior design skills. I spend a lot of time helping clients see the possibilities – how a master bathroom could be created by repositioning walls or extending a kitchen by maximizing the existing wasted space. I can see the potential in a home, sometimes its as simple as suggesting color and texture or knowing where a load bearing wall most likely is. I'll sketch out ideas and help you create your new space.
Perhaps the perfect house for YOU doesn't quite exist, or your current home just needs to change a little. Whether its a kitchen in need of an update, finishing a basement or a complete remodel, as your interior designer I can help you realize your dream; with my team of builders we can create comfort, style & space. I help clients envision better layouts, color and lighting; sourcing furniture, rugs and accessories.
For longer term projects I enjoy working with architects and builders; From urban homes to a fishing lodge on the Deschutes, whole house remodels to furnishing a condo in a hurry, talk to me about your project.