Great spaces do not happen by accident. Some people have a gift for putting together rooms in a way that is pleasing to the eye, as well as functional. However, most people struggle with this. It seems so easy, but still, they cannot make it happen. When I look at and plan a room, I always base it on the principles of design: scale and proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, and harmony. For a room to come together well, all these principles should be considered. I also pay attention to the elements of design: space, line, shape and mass, texture, light, color, and pattern. As an interior stylist, I use the knowledge in these areas to create interiors that are physically and psychologically comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional.
In moving to a large apartment after 30 years in the same house, I wanted a total change to start this new phase of my life. I hired Iris on a friend’s recommendation, and she did not disappoint. She was a joy to work with; she listened to my input, involving me in the process along the way, and did all the legwork in putting it all together. She took me out of my comfort zone just enough, and created a beautiful result that I am delighted with. I’m proud to show off my beautiful space to my friends old and new!
When people enter your home and comment that they “feel like they have walked into such a warm and inviting home” it shows the talent and professionalism of Iris’ work.
When she put her design plan together, we were involved every step of the way and ultimately ended up with so much more than we ever imagined.
Although I thought I had a keen eye for design, it was quite apparent , that I needed her help.
She nailed it!
We found the task of decorating our home daunting and visiting home decor stores overwhelming. Iris made this process fun and easy. 2 years later we are still very happy with her work and look forward to working with her again.
I had a vision for my cottage and Iris was wonderful in helping me achieve it. She really listens to what you want and doesn’t push her own ideas at you, just very nicely offers suggestions. Iris is extremely professional and I was very impressed with the quality of work from her seamstress and upholsterer. She is a pleasure to work with.