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Moira

(415) 453-1374
moira@moirao.com

p.o. box 794
san anselmo, ca
94979

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Architectural Design Consulting

For those who don't want the elaborate work of an interior designer or necessarily need an architect, I offer you an alternative. Now, you can choose the level of professional assistance you desire. I offer home owners,

  • Remodeling and interior design concepts to suit your taste and your needs,
  • Help with selecting materials and finishes,
  • Refinement of furniture, layout, artwork, and accessories.

Remodeling and Interior Design

Many people know they want to remodel or refresh their homes but aren't sure where to start or how to go about it. Sometimes making adjustments in the style and visual flow between rooms is all that is really needed. I can help you assess your needs and figure out what to prioritize.

Whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, or other remodel, my approach is to provide clean, simple designs that have longevity, flow from room to room, work with the architectural style of the home, function well, and make efficient use of the space. Check out examples of our kitchen remodel projects.

Material and Finishes

Some of my clients just need help with selecting materials and finishes such as tile, countertops, cabinetry style, flooring, and light fixtures. By helping my clients with their selections, they are assured that they will end up with a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing result.

Layout, Artwork, and Accessories

Poorly arranged furniture or having too much in a room can make it feel cramped and visually unappealing.

Starting with the things you already have, I rework and edit the layout of the furniture, artwork and accessories to create a more aesthetically pleasing and functional environment. If needed, I also suggest new pieces to enhance the room.

These sorts of stylistic and functional refinements can make bring new life to a formerally tired home.

 

Cost-Effective Staging for Resale

Good staging can help sell your house more quickly and for a better price. However, full staging can be costly. What most homes really need is cleaning up, simplying, and neutralizing, and I am an expert at that.

For a fraction of the cost of full-blown staging, as a consultant here is what I do:

  • Color – Update wall colors as needed, using popular neutral colors.
  • Simplifying – Edit down existing furniture and accessories to make the house look more spacious and appealing.
  • Space Layout – Rearrange the remaining furnishings so the home shows better.
  • Updates –Recommend light fixtures, mirrors, window coverings, and such if needed.

Quick inexpensive changes like these can make a huge difference in a home's saleability.

Sustainable & Domestic Products

For those who are interested in green, sustainably-produced products, I am all for using them. In addition to low- and no-VOC paints, there are many green products to consider when planning a remodel that I can help you with.

Also, I feel it is important to support American jobs by incorporating building materials, finishes and furnishings made in the USA.