Coordinator | Field
Hi I’m Nicole, Designer & Field Coordinator on the showhome team. I assist each designer in their showhome process and maintain and organize new and existing showhome furniture in our warehouse.
What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?
My favorite current design trend is Industrial Farmhouse. I really like the design elements of both, so what’s better than meshing them together. I’ve always loved black and I think that’s why I always lean towards industrial, but I love the mixing of neutral palettes and warmth of the woods in this current design trend.
What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?
My favorite past design trend would have to be the craftsman style during the arts and crafts era. Everything both inside and outside of these houses are beautiful from the covered porches, washed out earth tone colors, built in shelves and handcrafted woodwork. My favorite thing about these houses is that they were often made out of natural materials, had an open floorplan and were typically a bungalow style.
What do you like most about working at designQ?
The thing that I like most about working at designQ is our working environment. I work among some very talented and supportive individuals that I can luckily call friends.
What is your favorite room in a home, and why?
My favorite room in a home, in designing purposes, is the living room. It’s one of the first places you see when you enter, and it sets the tone for the rest of the house. It’s also a place where you can do alot of layering and show off textures and alot of unique ideas. It’s also the place my family typically hangs out and makes lots of memories.
My other favorite place in my house is my kids’ bedroom. As an interior designer it actually drives me nuts because there are hand drawn pictures and notes TAPED to the wall, but it’s like they are being their own little interior designer. It’s also the place where I can snuggle them first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Describe your dream vacation.
My dream vacation would be somewhere hot and sunny where I can lay on a beach and not have a worry in the world!
What advice would you give a client when staging their new home?
One piece of advice I would give a client is find or add something they like, and build it off that. Whether that is a color or art piece or decor.