Before & After: Lash Be A Lady

Yay! My second client’s project is finished! You can read about my first client if you’re bored.

Nicole is the fabulous entrepreneur of Lash Be A Lady.

In June she asked for my help in giving her lady a little face lift. Her place is in this cute little old house off of California Avenue in West Seattle. She took over the kitchen, and the rest of the house is a massage studio.

She’s an amazing business woman and hit the ground running 2 years ago getting her solo business going. She didn’t have a lot of time to decorate; she was all go, go, go with clients. But early this summer, with business going so well over the last two years, she decided it was time to decorate a bit.

Nicole is one of those great clients who “hates to shop” and trusts my judgement. This made it so easy to work with her. She sent me a few design inspiration images, then I put together a moodboard for her.

This is the moodboard she chose.

Lash Be A Lady Moodboard

Moodboard for Lash Be A Lady Facelift

This is how her place looked before.


Lash Be A Lady Before Shot

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Lash Be A Lady Before Shot

The place just needed a little love!

It’s a tiny space so it just took a few days of painting, installing new shades and drapes, replacing worn-out plugs (yes, I can wire electric!), and new light fixtures.

And here’s her after!


After shot with teal cabinets and a new wood shade 


After shot of built-in shelves painted with teal accent

We added a new shade above the sink. Here’s the before and after. So much brighter!






After shot. New light fixtures, window treatments and paint job.

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She spent less than $1000 total!



Do you have a space that needs some sprucing up? I’m running an introductory special on moodboard design services which includes a shopping list, like the one above for Lash Be A Lady. It includes an in-person visit (if you’re in the Seattle area) or a Skype call walking through the room. Then we discuss design and I come up with a vision for you along with a shopping list. The pricing is on a sliding scale, depending upon which services you need.

Reach out to me if you’re interested! There’s a contact form on my About page in the top menu. or you can leave a comment and we can connect.









Design manifesto

 It is my duty as an Interior Designer to advance the world by improving the lives of individuals by enlightening their mindsets through

– enhancing the environments in which they live

– enriching the places they work

– heightening the experiences of the places where they receive public services

When an individual’s environment is improved, they are a calmer, more creative, and are often a more empathetic person. When a person lives and works in a beneficial environment, they can go out into the world and create something that then in turn, improves the world, too.

Considered design is an iterative process. During each round of design, we must ask, “How can we make this more sustainable?” “How can this better affect someone’s life?”  Design is a responsibility. It is an obligation. It is a requirement that design completely considers the environment. Everything that I design must take into consideration the sustainability of the planet.

➔ I vow, as an Interior Designer, to keep abreast of furniture companies that are manufacturing with sustainable practices by:

o using materials sourced as much as possible within the United States

o having a manufacturing and distribution operation that employs American citizens for the sustainability of our country’s economy

o using recycled materials and then recycling the materials they use

o producing products with as few adverse effects as possible, such as off-gassing fumes

➔ I vow, as an Interior Designer, to keep myself informed and consult with clients on the benefits of working with companies that operate with sustainable practices.

➔ I vow to work with clients’ budgets to find the best solution within their means to complete their projects using sustainable materials.

➔ I vow to source products, as often as possible, that can be repaired, instead of having to be replaced.

➔ I vow, no matter how strong my relationships are with manufacturers and retailers, that I will try my hardest to use a product that has already been created rather than burn up natural resources to create a new product.  Design is a life improvement. I will not work on a project unless it heightens someone’s senses, their awareness, or pleasure in this world. My design must improve a person’s mental health, mood and their state of mind.