At GardenANew, providing a pleasant experience for the client is the cornerstone to my success. While we are all talented designers here at APLD, finding the one that is the right fit for you is paramount.
I have been a designer for over 25 years and have completed a large number of projects with a long list of satisfied customers. Those experiences, in combination with raising two boys (maybe 3 counting my husband), has provided my understanding for the need to focus on the process. As a result, I have developed a niche offering of creating a hand-drawn Conceptual Plan during a single visit to your home. During this "3 Hour Onsite Design Session" I first discuss the needs, desires, likes and dislikes of the client. Once I have an in depth "feel" for the client I let the creative juices flow and respond with 2 or 3 design sketches. After reviewing the elements of these drawings with the client, I then create and hand draft the design layout to scale. This final drawing can be given to contractors for initial bidding purposes for installation. The design process becomes a pleasant fun activity that starts any sized project off on the right foot.
In addition to over 25 years of experience, I have a BA Degree in Industrial Studies and also graduated from the Garden Design Program at UC Berkley Extension Program. In addition to APLD, I am a member of Peninsula Executives Association (PEA) in Palo Alto, a networking group of over 60 separate, local businesses.