“I take mental photo’s constantly,” says Donna Mathis, president of Haven Design Works, the model home merchandising firm based in Atlanta.
“I am inspired by the color of the sky at different times of the day and night. I delight in the colors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the local farmers market. Nature. Architecture. Magazine ads. Pieces of pottery, antique jewelry – you name it. I notice color combinations, textures and patterns everywhere and am able to absorb them for possible future incorporation in the design and merchandising of a model home.
“Wherever I look, I see inspirations – inspirations that I can store in my ‘mental photo album.’ Then, when the time is right, I call upon these inspirations to create the perfect interior for one of my clients’ model homes.”
Every day, people are exposed to thousands of color combinations, textures and patterns, and to sort through them and then distill the right look for a model home in any target market requires a talented professional interior design team.
Fortunately, any homebuilders and developers understand that it takes a professional interior design and merchandising company like Haven Design Works to translate the trends and select from the incredible number of possibilities.
“It is our task to consider and then select from the wide variety of colors and trends that in turn will inspire homebuyers to consider a specific home in a specific neighborhood,” according to Donna, who is an expert in creating many moods and emotions through the design process.
“I confess. Design inspires me day and night. I am obsessed with it!”