For Design Consultant Wanda Fey, designing the look of a space within someone’s home is about more than the furniture and accessories.
Don’t get her wrong. Those are very important elements, she says.
But for Wanda, it’s about how the space makes her customers feel.
“People who haven’t worked with a designer before are often worried that the finished space won’t look like them,” Wanda says.
That won’t happen, she promises.
When Wanda meets with her customers, they spend as much time talking as they do looking at furniture. “By really listening to the customer and really learning about who they are, helps ensure I create a space they love.”
Prior to joining Montgomery’s in 2015, Wanda worked as a seamstress and laid tile and flooring. With a love for all things creative, Wanda brings her bold personality to her work, mixing colors and taking chances. She knows the entire installation process inside and out – and even has a few professional tricks up her sleeves.
“A professional designer knows inside secrets like bringing color into a dull room or pulling furniture from against the wall to create a better layout,” Wanda says. “This is what we do every day, so we better be good at it!”
Drawing inspiration from décor sites on the internet is fine, but Wanda likes to delve deeper when she designs a space in someone’s home. “Why would you want to take something that is a replica of something from social media? Let’s take the concept and make it more you and unique to your lifestyle,” she says.
Wanda likes to consider everything in a room, from the flooring (“Always use the same flooring throughout the home unless they all flow together”) to the windows. “Window fashions are my favorite because they frame the whole room,” she says. “It can make or break a space. You could have the best layout, but if you don’t dress windows the space won’t be complete.”
Then don’t forget the personal touches.
“People get stuck on Houzz & Pinterest, and fill their home with all abstract and inspirational wall art,” Wanda says. “They often forget to add in what really matters like family portraits – except in the bedroom, that’s where you’re supposed to focus on each other.”
Wanda loves the transitional style because it allows her to combine old world style with contemporary looks. But she loves any style of design because it allows her to show off her artistic personality and passion.
“I have an continue to work with clients with all different budgets and sizes of spaces,” she says. “I love being a design consultant because it allows me to express my creativity outside of my canvas.”
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