Work with me

I'll Help You Navigate Your Indecision

  • Feeling overwhelmed with choices? Paralyzed by the fear of investing in that much-needed sofa, worried it might be the wrong choice? Stuck in analysis paralysis?
  • You’re not alone—I’ve witnessed this struggle countless times.

Meet The Design Plan

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The Design Plan will help:

  • save you time
  • save you money
  • get the selections right the 1st time
  • retain your sanity through the process
  • keep you moving forward
  • keep you on budget
  • add value to your home
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Imagine the possibilities

You’re on vacation and see a beautiful painting. It would make a great memento of your trip.  With The Design Plan, you’ll know whether or not to buy it.  If it doesn’t fit into your plan head to the jewelry store for that great memento!

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"Darlene did a fantastic job transforming my home in Naples into an oasis. If you're looking for somebody who really listens, does a great job, and stays within budget, she's the woman for you!!!"

—G. R., Reston, VA

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we're a good fit if...

You're Building, Renovating, or DIY-ing

We’ll collaborate to ensure your hard finish selections are timeless, on point, and reflect your style.

You're Updating Your Home

Together we’ll select refined, durable furniture and finishings that harmonize with the rest of your home.

You're looking for the Finishing Touches

Paint, wallpaper, lighting, window treatments, accessories – they all play a role in making a home feel finished, and together we’ll make sure they’re perfection.

A La Carte Service Menu

  • New Build – Navigating the myriad decisions involved in building a new home can be overwhelming. Consulting with an Interior Designer at the onset ensures a clear vision and better preparation for your dream home.
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  • Renovation – Consulting with an Interior Designer before the demo begins ensures your project is on the right path, both functionally and aesthetically.
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  • Kitchen & Bath Design – I’ll help you navigate the big and small decisions, ensuring your new kitchen and bath not only meet, but exceed, your functional desires. In these crucial areas of your home, where complexity meets value, leaving things to chance isn’t the way to achieve the results you want.
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  • Lighting Plan Review/Design -This is a cohesive plan for the space’s ambient, task and accent lighting. It’s is an integral element in ensuring your home will function well and look fabulous.
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  • Floor Plan Review – Sometimes you need an extra pair of eyes to ensure your space will be fully functional for the way you live. 
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  • Spatial Planning – Seamless space plans that optimize functionality and aesthetics, ensuring every inch of your space serves a purpose and reflects your unique style.
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Furniture Selections – I’ll research and select refined, durable furniture that harmonizes with your design preferences, home, and lifestyle—ensuring a seamless blend of form and function.

  • Hard Finish Selections – I’ll help you select the best combination of finishes so your home will reflect your personal style while being timeless.
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  • Color Consulting – Interior or Exterior Paint color and sheen recommendations for your home. You’ll receive a follow-up email with a full report for you and your painter.
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  • Custom Window Treatments -Dress your windows to soften your space and opt for privacy when desired.
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  • Styling & Finishing Touches – Adding the finishing touches is akin to putting the icing on the cake. Art and accessories serve as the concluding details, where every little nuance matters. 

It’s all starts with the Consultation

My invaluable design consultations help you make your home beautiful so you can live, relax, and entertain in style.

We can work together in several ways depending on the scope of your project.
All services can be completed in person or virtually via Zoom.

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Design Consultation

Get your project heading in the right direction with a 2-hour Design Consultation.  

This service is great for anyone needing answers to design questions and a little guidance.

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VIP Strategy Consultation

My signature service allows us to collaborate to devise the ideal Interior Design Plan. 

Perfect service for DIY-ers prepping for new builds, renos, & room updates.

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Designer for a Day

I can assist you with any service in my A La Carte Menu. You get me and my expertise for 6 hours.

This is a great service if you’re overwhelmed with making choices or on a tighter budget.

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VIP Concierge Service

I’m your design partner, ready to help you turn your home into your dream haven. Let’s collaborate and create magic together! Starts with 10 hours.

Perfect for anyone needing me more than 1 day.

My Process

We’ll begin with a Discovery Call where we get to know each other just a bit.
You tell me your wants and needs and I ask some questions regarding your project.

If we decide to move forward, we’ll schedule a 2-Hour Design Consultation. I’ll send you a detailed questionnaire to complete ahead of time; this will help me dial in to your style and your vision for your project so we don’t waste time during the Consultation. This service is prepaid so I’ll also send you an invoice and a Letter of Agreement.

Again, if we decide you need more of my time, we’ll decide which of my other services works best for your project and budget. You’ll sign a contract, pay an invoice, and the real creative work will begin.

Throughout the duration of the project you’ll have access to me via phone call, email, or text.