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How We Work

Working with an interior designer should be an enjoyable, self-revelatory process, a journey that transforms the client’s aesthetic desires into three-dimensional reality. At a first meeting it is important to gauge the chemistry — is there an understanding, a “fit” between interior designer and client? When the chemistry is right Belle Maison owner Catherine Engelmeyer will know what a client wants without the client having to verbalize it. She’ll know when to gently push and when to acquiesce. After the consultation, the next step in working with Belle Maison is an in-depth meeting to generate direction and educate the client to possibilities. Catherine will then propose the interior design concept through floor plans and elevations, presenting color samples, fabric swatches and furniture choices. At the presentation she will explain and further educate the client as to why these choices were made. The client might suggest a direction, and Catherine will listen and then present something that fulfills this direction in ways the client could never have imagined.

Catherine and her staff then call on a network of skilled craftsmen and suppliers to implement the design. This network of quality talent executes her design to the highest standards, with Belle Maison taking full responsibility for the finished product.

For over twenty years Catherine has worked with homeowners as their lives have evolved. Once they experience the level of service and ability she provides, they simply cannot work with anyone else.