Color Consultation

With the ability to visualize the end results of open spaces and connecting rooms, Joanne develops a color palette for you that will flow through the entire home.

Within a couple of hours Joanne can help you bring your home to life through the use of colors that you love, enhance artwork or rugs that you want to use as focal points or bring peace to resting places.

Full Home Update

You learn a thing or two when you spend sixteen years helping homeowners furnish their homes.

Joanne is your source for new colors, furniture, rugs, window treatments and lighting. More importantly, she’s got the creative instincts and eye for value that bring it all together.

Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Joanne’s downsizing service begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your new space.

She then works with you to transform it into a home that will reflect your new life and lifestyle. This includes the creation of a floor plan that will enable you to envision the fit and feel of your new space. She will advise you on what furnishings will fit in the new, and help you to find homes for what you leave behind. By simply bringing in new colors, better lighting, a new rug or furniture, she can bring both vitality and comfort to your new lifestyle.

If you’re moving from suburban sprawl to a more compact urban space, Joanne’s the perfect fit for your new needs. She specializes in the small scale furniture and design strategies that can make your space beautiful, comfortable, and functional.

For couples combining two households, Joanne will guide the blending of furnishings and create a new look that will honor each of you in a place you’ll both be proud to call home.

Renovation & New Home Construction

Expert planning is the key to home renovation or new home construction.

Joanne’s years of design experience have given her the ability to visualize how to best utilize space, whether working within the confines of an existing kitchen or bath or removing walls to create an open floor plan or additional bedroom. Her holistic approach incorporates new spaces with old, creating a vision for the color, lighting, window treatments and furnishings that bring everything together.

With new home construction, Joanne works in harmony with architects and contractors to achieve a united goal. Her advice on interior finishes such as kitchen and bath countertops, cabinet styles, flooring, colors, and window treatments, enhances the beauty, function and value of your home’s architectural design.

Preparing Your Home for Resale

Joanne’s past role as a real estate broker has given her a sharp eye for staging a home for its best possible price.

She can advise you on how to best rearrange furniture, declutter space, and jumpstart the move to your next home.

Joanne took a stressful situation – decorating our new home- and made it a fun and fabulous experience.   My husband and I have different tastes and wanted a home that reflected both of our styles.  Joanne really listened to both of us and did an excellent job of selecting paints, arranging furniture, choosing wall paper, etc. that transformed our 30 year-old “new” home into a delightful blend of all the things we love most.  We continually receive compliments on what a warm and inviting home we have, and it has become the perfect oasis for us and our family and friends.  I highly recommend Joanne, she listens and executes with grace and caring and the results are amazing.

—Helene York, Maine