For those with a natural flair for making things look beautiful and put together, interior design can be a great career choice. Not only do you get to do what you love, but people actually pay you to do it!
However, being a successful interior designer means you need to stay on top of the latest trends in home décor, and it may also mean that occasionally you have to complete a home design that is not in the style you prefer. For example, you may prefer a modern aesthetic, but have a client who is looking for a more rustic interior. Unless you want to pigeon-hole yourself into one style as an interior designer, you need to be well-versed in all styles. In other words, you need to be versatile.
Beth Haley Design
A great example of a versatile interior designer is Beth Haley Design in Nashville, Tennessee. As you look through the company’s portfolio, you will see a mixture of contemporary and classic designs. You’ll see white kitchens that would look great in a classic farmhouse, but you’ll also find sleek and sexy rooms that would complement any urban loft.
A common thread in all of Beth Haley’s designs, however, is clean design. The designs are beautiful and interesting, but never cluttered. They’re simple and often modern, but not stark.
A local real estate agent made this comment about Beth Haley Design:
As a real estate agent, I see many homes in Nashville’s market. Beth’s designs are apparent from the second you walk in the door! Her spaces are all unique to each homeowner’s style, but they have a common thread of cleanliness, refined modern edge, and usually a touch of something truly eye-catching!”
Beth Haley Design is also interested in creating truly functional spaces. The spaces they design are meant to be lived in, not just admired. They specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, and are also well-versed in creating spaces that allow homeowners to age in place.
Judith Balis Interiors
If you’re in the Boise area and looking for a versatile interior designer, Judith Balis Interiors is definitely one to consider. Owner Judith Balis began doing interior design in her spare time for friends and family, but has since turned her passion into a successful business. She has even had the opportunity to showcase her work on HGTV.
My goal as a designer is to create comfortable and highly livable environments that are unique and soulful as my clients. I love to mix styles and eras–high and low, old and new – personal items my clients have collected along their journey, mixed in with or repurposed as new items, but always aiming to balance sophistication with an element of surprise and whimsy.”
One look at Judith’s portfolio and you will see that she is doing exactly that. Her company creates beautiful spaces incorporate a wide range of styles. They’re sophisticated, yet livable. A former client commented, “Judith is amazing. She identifies her client’s personality and finds creative ways to help them use their home as a form of self-expression.”
In addition to her interior design business, Judith has also opened Feather and Twine Home, which offers a collection of home décor items that will help turn a house into a home. With products ranging from sofas to small decorative items, Feather and Twine Home offers unique pieces that will complement almost any style.