At Janine Dowling Design we believe Home is the most important part of our lives. It is where our family and our friends come together. Our goal is to create a home that reflects who you are and how you want to live. So when you enter the space, when your project is completed, you know you are Home.
We are a Boston-based full-service interior design firm specializing in interior decorating projects and architectural renovations. Our design services include space planning, furniture and fabric selection, accessories and artwork selection, lighting selection, color consultations, and architectural materials selection.
Janine Dowling, our founder, has a lifelong passion for all things design. Well-versed in a wide range of styles from traditional to transitional to modern, Janine works closely with her clients to develop the right style for their home, personality and lifestyle. Whenever possible, she looks to sustainable solutions that are long-lasting, beautiful, and gentle on the earth.
Our interior design services have a broad range. Sometimes our clients need just a consultation for new ideas or paint colors or they may have a few rooms needing to be refurnished; other times they have a full scale remodel. We tailor our expertise to meet the requests of our clients. Over the years we have enjoyed keeping our project size varied and our visions flexible.
Whether your current design project is a one-room refresh or a whole-house customization, we look forward to speaking with you about how we can your home feel even more like Home.
When you are redecorating a property, be it a commercial or residential space, finding the ideal decor can be difficult. It may seem simple enough when you consider the easy-to-find catalogues available online, but searching through these catalogues and creating a style is complex. It is possible to push through and continue redecorating independently; however, hiring an interior design service provider can be far more convenient. This article will provide information on the different services interior designers can offer and reasons why you should consider hiring these companies.
One of the misconceptions associated with hiring an interior design firm is that you will lose control of the redecorating project. This is a complete fallacy. By using an interior design service, you will not lose control of the project but merely be provided with guidance on how to bring your decor vision to life.
Reliable and qualified interior designers will schedule initial consultations to discuss the project at hand. Once it has been agreed that they are able to provide a service, the solution will be discussed using a customized design plan. This means that the strategy developed will be tailored according to your design needs and you will have input regarding the vision. Of course, the interior designer will be able to guide your ideas and offer advice regarding what will be beneficial and what ideas should be eliminated.
As a professional interior designer, these specialists will have access to materials and resources unavailable to the general public. The experienced designers will often be able to direct you to more accomplished architects or building construction technicians who can help develop a structure suited to your needs. Furthermore, they are often able to obtain discounts on decor that may not have been available if you had used the 'regular channels'. By using this service, you can be sure to obtain a unique, original space.
Another misconception of hiring an interior designer is that the cost will be great, particularly when completing decor in metropolitan areas. While some interior design companies can be costly, it is often seen that the overall service offered is quite cost-effective.
If an individual chooses to complete the interior design of a space independently, the costs of the decor are higher combined with building contractor costs can be expensive. In addition, there may be a need for building permits if the area requires any modifications for plumbing or electrical wiring. Ultimately, the overall cost can be exorbitant when paying for items separately.
When using the services of an interior design company, the overall cost can be reduced as all factors are included in packages. As is mentioned, access to discounted materials is possible; as well as access to building construction technicians. In many situations, the interior design service is able to refer the client to contractors helping with permits if there is a need for structure modifications. Ultimately, this package cost can be less than paying for items separately.
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