Color ConsultING and Design
It's not easy asking someone to help you choose colors. I realize the vulnerability one feels. That's why I like to make the experience as simple and fun as possible.
It is true a picture is worth 1,000 words. That's why I ask clients to show me a "look" or "feeling" they are trying to achieve with books or magazine photos. I also ask about "special" things they would like to feature, oriental carpet, painting, antiques, etc. With that information I can begin to create the space that they imagine.
In 8th grade I was asked, as a candidate for the class president, what I truly hated. My response was "orange and pink together". I have always been drawn to color.
After graduating from college I worked at McLean Mental hospital and learned how powerful color can be to damaged psyches. I taught ceramics at Northfield-Mt. Herman prep school where learned about the chemistry of color pigments when subjected to high temperatures. I taught art at public and private schools for about 20 years but I was always intrigued with color and how it works.
Education and Affiliations
B. A. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
Art History and Studio Art
Day Studio Color Class, Joanne Day
UC Berkeley Extension - Color Theory
IACC Associate - International Association of Color Consultants, the psychological/physiological response to color in the environment
CMG - Color Marketing Group- International organization to evaluate and forecast color for textiles, automobiles, clothing, laminates, etc.
ASID Associate - American Society of Interior Designers- An organization of professional residential and commercial designers and the industry that supports them.
Color Consultation for Residential Projects
I charge $200 per hour which includes consultation, color schedule and often drawings of the space for the client or the contractor. I also suggest ways to rearrange spaces using the client’s furniture and decor.
Healthcare and Commercial Work
These fees are negotiated with the scope of work on individual jobs.