Many homeowners contemplate, evaluate and value their homes much differently than they did a year ago.
"With your home being the center of your life, it's the main place where you're making memories -- now more than ever. Many residences need to function differently now," says Deborah Bettcher, a Decorating Den Interiors professional based in West Chester.
She says she understands how to design spaces for people who are working and learning from home, anchoring multigenerational households, and needing private spaces. "Homes now need to be practical while still being a welcoming retreat."
"You may have never worked with a designer and think you're not that type. However, you're just the type that I work with every day," assures Deb.
For example, she recently assisted a widow who longed for a fresh beginning; a biochemist who purchased a brand-new residence and wanted to make it his warm, forever home; a young family who renovated a 90-year-old stone home and desired to combine heirloom with contemporary furniture but lacked time to weave together options; a retiree who was ready for an updated look; and a multigenerational family that needed help creating both common and private spaces within their Chester County farmhouse.
Deb says it's a perfect time to invest in quality furnishings. She says a client recently gleefully told her: 'Finally, I have ‘grown up’ furniture!'
Among options from her hundreds of furniture suppliers are American-made, upholstered seating with performance fabrics that hold up to busy lifestyles or custom details that set them apart. She can help with securing locally sourced solid wood tables or cabinets, too.
To create distinct areas for adult home offices, student learning spaces, and relaxation, Deb can help with reading nooks, craft rooms, sitting rooms for couples to chat away from other household activities, and luxurious home media rooms in which to gather with family and friends.
She serves clients throughout Chester County and Delaware County, and is happy to provide virtual or in-home consultations.