Doreen did not just stumble into interior design; all of her life, she has been surrounded by beauty. From striking landscapes adorned with colorful flowerbeds to unique architecture coupled with nicely appointed interiors, she has always had an eye of appreciation for design. Some of her earliest memories of design were also some of her fondest. Growing up in the city of Detroit, Doreen would bask in delight during Sunday drives in some of the city’s most prominent areas, including the historic Boston-Edison district, Palmer Woods, and Indian Village, all of where she has clients today. Detroit, in fact, boasted beautiful architecture in many of its neighborhoods and it was her fascination with these details that called her to question, “Who lives behind these doors and what does it look like on the inside?”
Prior to Doreen beginning her undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University, she considered becoming a lawyer, but within a year after some reflection, she decisively declared her major in interior design. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her natural ability to draw geometric, isometric, and perspective views was an invaluable skill in the world of design. So, from recognizing the beauty in her surroundings to her innate abilities, it appeared as though interior design had been with Doreen all along.
Doreen’s talents within interior design cast a wide net. Not only has she has traveled with clients to second homes, but she has coordinated clients’ relocations across state lines. Doreen has demonstrated keen business acumen, negotiating for her clients, accessing top clientele to complete projects, and never calling an assignment complete she nor her clients would not be proud to display. Doreen possesses many years of experience and can intently discern her client’s desires, even serving as a guide when the client may not have a clear vision. She is a confident and responsible decision-maker with a reputation for producing quality and a finished product. Doreen says, “Design is designing no matter if it’s residential, commercial, hospitality, or retail projects, as long as I meet and/or exceed the client’s expectations and design principles.”
Doreen is an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Michigan Chapter, where she currently serves as the Financial Director and will soon be serving as the first African American in the role of President-Elect for the 2022-2023 membership year.
COVID-19 has increased designers' responsibility to spec materials that provide the lowest impact on our delicate environment. We must be aware of the chemicals, including but not limited to liquids, gases, and/or solids, used to create the product and the emissions, if any, that are released; we must be informed in order to present the client with the absolute best decision at that time. This is achievable by deliberately selecting textiles, finishes, paint, wallcoverings, flooring, and furnishing that will help protect, and even restore our climate. This request and/or demand is placed directly on the manufacturers, makers, and the like—slowing our carbon footprints is the best decision to sustain and improve human health. We must do it.
1. Identifies, researches, and creatively solves problems about the function and quality of the interior environment.
2. Perform services relative to interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning, and aesthetics. We are using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings.
3. Prepare drawings and documents relative to the interior spaces' design to enhance and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.
4. Our goal is to add to your standard of living by creating healthy, peaceful, and inspiring environments.
We can offer a complete package of interior design solutions for any project, from concept to shovel in the ground. Over the years, we have built and maintain relationships with professional architects, builders, and tradespeople. When necessary, we work as a team to bring your fruition into reality.
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