Interior design goals met with the aid of Pinterest
BATON ROUGE - Interior designer Rachel Cannon Lewis came onto our 4 p.m. broadcast to talk about her (r)E-Design service. Ms. Lewis says it's an ideal way for the savvy shopper to create the full plan for the look of a room or even a series of rooms throughout the house.
Rachel uses the social media/website organization platform Pinterest and email to allow two-way communication between herself, the designer, and the client. With the "pins" placed on Pinterest boards that show ideas or styles the client likes, Rachel begins the process of creating a fully realized design for the cost-conscious customer.
The (r)E-Design service even extends to floor plans so that Rachel can work with her customers to create an entire rendering of what the finished product will look like via technology. Fabrics, paints, furniture an textiles are among just a few things she can customize virtually before making a presentation that has been carefully crafted with client's input throughout.
Rachel loves the concept because it puts the clients in the driver's seat in the role of "project manager", which is about half of what people with positions like Rachel's do for full-service (often called luxury clientele). This interactivity gives the client the capability to implement their ideas in ways that would have been far more time consuming prior prior to recent web technologies. Plus, she says the process allows them to implement their personal ideas, with guided input from a trained professional, as their schedule and financial situation allow.
For more info on Rachel and her work, please visit her website at http://www.rachelcannonlewis.com/.