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Collaborative Approach

A student of the myriad layers in humanity, Pamela’s style is characterized by her ability to manifest her client’s personalities in their homes.  There is an openness, a desire to hear her client’s stories and unearth the hidden beauty that resides there.  Finding that beauty, whether it’s a sense of silliness, laughter  and joy, a love of theater, grandeur and drama, a Zen-like simplicity, or a comfortable country scene; finding the essence of each person is the thrill of her work.  Finding out who you are, and giving it expression with beauty and balance is her greatest skill.  There is a trust that is born of that openness, making feathering your nest a lovely experience for Pamela and you as well as anyone who may be involved in the collaboration such as family, architects, skilled laborers, builders and the like.

Sophistication
Clients describe Pamela’s work as “right out of my soul” and “full of surprises.” She brings out a certain fun and playfulness in her work, while maintaining high-art sophistication. She maintains a balance between ardent respect for art, creativity and style, and following guidelines that provide grounding, structure and balance, without being bound by steadfast rules.

Teaching
For over 20 years, Pamela has taught classes and seminars on Interior Design in the Minneapolis area to interior designers, builders/architects, home owners. Her interests in the relationship between psychology and color preferences pervade her classes, designs and working style.  Pamela’s class on Flower Arranging has recently moved into the simplicity and grace of Japanese Flower Arranging, and she’s taught classes at the Zen Center on Lake Calhoun.

Architectural Design
Pamela enjoys working with the spaces themselves: envisioning additions and restructuring the space. With a close focus on practicality and the client’s needs she transforms spaces from the ordinary to extraordinary.

Respect for Budgets
Trusting relationships are her stronghold.  Pamela will listen and respect your budget and help to educate you so that you know what you are getting for your money.  She has a keen insight into where to spend to get the biggest bang for your buck, and where to save.  She has 30 years of experience and has developed relationships with vendors who give the best values for their pricing.

Education/Experience

Educated at the U of M followed by 25+ yrs of experience has given Pamela a background that is grounded in practicality.  She worked at Dayton’s, Gabberts, Durr Limited in Edina and has been on her own for 15 years.  She has been a part of the Design Program at International Market Square, for the last 15+ yrs and you can see her at the front desk in the lobby a couple of times a month.