Our passion and expertise is to truly transform space, meaning the walls and ceilings are manipulated so that the health, safety and welfare of the occupants are considered as well as the design. As such, the residential projects that require paint selections, furniture and accessories don’t achieve that intent. Since we always want to provide value to individuals who are referred to us, we want to make sure that we can offer another option if it isn’t the JTI team.
For the past couple of weeks Jaclyn and I have been entertaining a mutual beneficial collaboration with a residential designer. As a commercial based Interior Design company, we’ve found that the residential work that we do is counterproductive for us, and can be frustrating for all parties involved. The last way we want to leave our clients is frustrated. As such, we’re entertaining a collaborative relationship with an outside source. This is an up and coming decorator with an eye for aesthetics and a passion for serving people.
The majority of our research is around commercial design. Also, we have up to three vendor presentations per week and those meetings are all around the conversation and trends of commercial interior design. For us, you get a little more “bang for your buck” in designing spaces that serve the public since the decisions we make will alter the experiences and lives of many. One of our biggest privileges is designing for the underserved, from affordable housing to non-profits. It is so wonderful to serve mission based clients because we know that our time and efforts are benefiting our community as a whole.
Since we have a handful of residential clients currently on the books, we’ll continue to honor our commitment to them, seeing their specific interior design deliverables through completion. However, as of September 1st we are not taking on any new residential projects. In this transition, we welcome any thoughts you may have about this new direction, please do share!