Lee’s newest approach: Design-It-With-You™

When I first met Lee, I thought that I could not afford to work with her.  Now, I feel that I cannot afford to NOT work with her! ~Fay

Starting my own design business was a dream

Sometimes a professional can help – even if in only aspect of the project.

When I started my design business in 2002, it was because I was fed up with the corporate Architectural world not putting the client first. There were always some politics, or budget that needed to be addressed and I felt the clients’ needs were being placed second. I felt this was unfair to the ones that were paying for the projects, and the ones that ultimately would be using the spaces we were designing.
All those years ago, I left the corporate Architectural world to start my own businesses in order to right this wrong and to place my emphasis on the things that I felt were important. My philosophy was based on that the fact that my priority was to bring good design to all people. I still feel today that everyone deserves to have the benefit of great design in their lives –not just the rich or those with more disposable income.  I strive to bring great design to everyone.
This goal is still a grounding principal in my work. My approach has always been a hand-holding via the Socratic Method. I ask my clients questions so you can come to the conclusions that you need to about the style and type of space that suits you best. Sometimes I am so good at this, you may feel that you have designed the space yourself.
To me, this is a great success!
My newest incarnation, Design-It-With-You™ is the very foundation of this collaborative and interactive approach.  With the DIWY™ approach, you can get exactly what professional advice that you feel you need. It is as simple as that.
Design projects are very linear and there are steps that one needs to take to complete them no matter what size, or style the projects ultimately are. In my book, Feng Shui Tips: Home Renovations, I outline the process in a very detailed manner and demonstrate through stories of my project experiences of what works, and what does not, when one skips the necessary steps during the design and renovation process.  I know this only from my years of experience and specialized training and you can have access to my depth of knowledge too.
Design-It-With-You™ places you in complete control. It is designed specifically for the person that wants to navigate some of the project themselves but is aware that either through lack of experience, knowledge or simply time, that sometimes a professional is needed to help at certain steps. You can ask for the help in any area you feel you need it.
The main steps in a design project, no matter what size includes the following:
  • Design Vision or Intention
  • Scope of Work
  • Budget
  • Schedule
  • Design Detail
  • Materials, Colors, Products
  • Construction or Implementation of works
  • Delivery, set-up, clean-up
  • Punch List
  • Celebration!
So much choice!

So much choice!

Design-It-With-You™ is like eating from an a la carte menu. You chose what you want, when you want it and how to implement it.  My skills and services are available to help you in this manner. I have learned to apply my skills in all areas associated with the design, décor and implementation of a design project for whatever size you desire. I can help in the specific areas where you need, be it to define your Design Vision with my signature Magic Box ™ process or the creation of the preliminary Budget and Schedule to track the project or to help you find and hire the perfect contractors. Design-It-With-You™is whatever you need it to be and is limited only by your imagination.
My experience varies from multi-million dollar renovations to new-build projects down to a single bathroom make-over.  Great design is not contingent on size, or style or even budget. Great design is contingent on knowing what questions to ask, what expertise to seek, some focused attention and belief.


Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. 

~Corrie ten Boom

Click here for more information on how you can work with Lee in this very specialized manner for your own design project.  Design-It-With-You™