We used Jami to design our living room, entry and upstairs landing and we could not be happier with the outcome.
One of the many things I appreciated about Jami was how organized and professional she is. She was clear about what her services would cost, what she would do, and what the timeline would be. She was also flexible – being willing to do some of the procurement and project management or all of it. She communicated with me every step of the way and was easy to talk to.
When I hired Jami, one of the things I liked was how she sourced items from a wide range of reasonably priced, high quality sources. Mathis Brothers, Pottery Barn, Wayfair and Home Goods were some of the places we obtained items from. Some interior designers seem focused on using only very, very expensive materials and furniture – which would not have worked for us and the way we live (dog, cats, kids and casual lifestyle).
I also liked how Jami really listened to us; how we wanted to use the room, how much seating we needed, the feeling we were after – updated, and polished with a “wow” factor, without being too formal, and then created a design that met our needs.
It was clear from the first day that we had made the right choice in hiring her: we had never been able to figure out how to arrange the furniture in our awkwardly shaped living room. In the first hour she was there, using the existing furniture, Jami created a layout that was both balanced and functional, it looked better than it ever had!
Jami’s suggestion to add board and batten paneling to the living room brought together the cool existing features in the room: high ceiling with wood beams, a large picture window and front staircase, and made them work together perfectly. We love how it added character, as well as a sense of tradition and a newness all at once.
Lastly, Jami was able find a way to incorporate some old personal items: an old bench, an armoire, 2 antique wooden Chinese food carriers, into the design. At our request, she also used some of our existing furniture. Yet when you see the finished result, the look is seamless. She was able to mix old and new pieces to create a very beautiful and personal space for us.
Our living room is just what we wanted – polished, comfortable, modern yet traditional. It works for a cozy conversation and can seat up to 10 very comfortably. We can watch TV and the girls and their friends can use the xBox. My daughters love the landing with the incredible mirror and red chaise; it is a space they will use often. Jami created spaces that feel like us and work for our family, better than what we could have ever done ourselves.