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I've always had a passion for interior design. In my early years I used my home as a canvas, changing the rooms once a year to reflect my creative itch. For a long time my interest and passion for designing were only admired by anyone who came into my home. I was acknowledged with , "did you do this", "you should do this professionally" and the occasional, "you have a gift". As in so many instances, life took a front seat and my passion for design sat quietly in the back, watching me take the kids to school, activities and tending to everyday life. The kids are now grown and have all left for college with ambitions of their own. My time has finally arrived. It's the right time to chase my passion.
It's time to design!
I love working with all styles but, the style that is reflected in my home is traditional and timeless. The walls are a neutral golden sand color, with dark mahogany framed art hanging throughout. I have oil rubbed bronze fixtures to add a touch of elegance to every space. I use the seamless integration of smart home devices, making for easy transitioning from room to room by simply speaking aloud that the lights be turned on or off.
"My home is my sanctuary!"
I will sit with you and discuss your ideas, your likes and dislikes. We will discuss your expectations and your projected budget. Together we will collaborate to find the perfect style and function for your home. If you are unsure of the style and direction you want to go, I will help you find it. It is my passion to make your home a perfect sanctuary for you and your family.
"I will help you create your dream home!"
Our first appointment will last about an hour. We will tour your home to your determine your lifestyle and design taste. We will then discuss design ideas and recommendations for the space.
I will work with you to determine a budget that accomplishes your overall project goals. With an extensive variety of products and experience, I can satisfy almost any budget. I offer special discounted pricing through my longstanding relationships with my suppliers.
All rooms are first and foremost functional spaces in which we live, eat, entertain, sleep, etc. As such, I will incorporate functionality with a beautiful design, creating the perfect space.
We will choose from an array of top quality home furnishings, including draperies, blinds, shades, furniture, bedding, lighting, accessories, artwork, floor covering and wall coverings.
Designs by Antoinette offers 3-D rendering prior to the start of your project. This helps you visualize the space as it ill look upon completion.
I will create a design and decor plan for your home. I will select materials, furnishings, and other merchandise for creating a beautiful interior space. I will choose colors, textures, and lighting that will work with other features to produce a unique design.
We purchased an 1800’s Colonial style house which we planned to refresh and re-launch as a bed and breakfast in Herkimer, New York. Living out of state, I knew this would be no easy task for me to accomplish. It would take a talented and patient person to coordinate and manage the design process in my absence, especially having never met me.
I accompanied Tina on her initial walk through of the house via video conference. It was a relief to know she shared my enthusiasm for the project and had the vision to implement my long wishlist of design changes. My primary objective was to undo the previous owner’s Victorian touches and return the interior to a classic Colonial style.
Tina delivered on every front. While her design work speaks for itself, she also handled purchasing and receiving, and managed the financial aspect of the purchases she made. She was mindful of spending and sought ways to reduce costs. She was always available via phone and e-mail, and did a great job keeping me updated on her progress. Not only did she complete the redesign on time, but even after completion, she contributed many hours of her personal time to ensure our interior photography was a success.
When I was finally able to meet Tina in person, I joked about how it felt like I had known her my whole life. That’s a true testament to her personality.
Our family and friends who walked through the house before and after Tina’s work all expressed the same awe at the spectacular job she did. As we prepare to open our doors for business, we know Tina’s designs will positively impact all our guests- from a restful night’s sleep on thoughtfully chosen bed linens to memorable wedding photos taken against the back drop of our grand interior.
Tina has added so much value to our home and business, and we highly recommend Designs by Antoinette to anyone in need of interior design services. We also welcome anyone who wishes to experience Tina’s work to visit us at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast, 112 West German Street, Herkimer, NY.
Tina is truly amazing. I hired her to redecorate my living room, which was originally Victorian style. I wanted to keep my Victorian furniture and was hoping she could change the style of the room to a shabby chic farmhouse look. I had a budget of $1000, and have to admit that I was a bit concerned that she'd be able to pull it off, but she FAR exceeded my expectations! With all that she did to the room, she even made the furniture seem new! I am blown away by her natural talent and creative eye, and I'm absolutely in LOVE with my new living room! She even kept everything under budget! I couldn't be happier and I can't recommend her enough! Thank you so much, Tina!"
Every time I've ever walked into Tina's home it's like walking into one of those breathtakingly beautiful model homes that make you completely fall in love and long to buy it. For years I've told her that she truly missed her calling by not starting her own Interior Design business, so needless to say, I am BEYOND thrilled that she's finally done so! She has such an incredible natural talent for it, and not merely with one style, she's amazing with ANY style requested of her, and she thrives when given a challenge. Not only are her designs beautifully creative and in keeping with current trends, she's also affordable! I've had her do a couple of rooms in my home over the years, so I know from personal experience that she knows how to stay within a budget. Tina offers the caliber of decorating and design services you'd see from a top celebrity designer, at a much more attainable rate.