Do you look around your home and sigh, frustrated by how it looks?
That furniture you got in college and never replaced isn’t something you really want anyone to notice. And the buffet from your parents isn’t really your style but you can’t just get rid of it. It’s meaningful. So there it sits, a living-room centerpiece that doesn’t really reflect your aesthetic at all.
You’ve tried making changes, but nothing really fits together. And though you know a designer’s eye could be magical, you cringe a little too. You can’t bear the thought of “The Designer” with a towering ego insisting you need everything new and blowing your budget to smithereens.
So you spend hours on Houzz, flip through Veranda with anticipation and frustration. But you never really commit to moving forward.
How does it all work?
I’ve laid out every step of the process clearly, so you’ll know what to expect.
What if you met a designer who isn’t afraid of starting with what you already have?
Meet yours truly, Gwen McClure. I believe a beautifully-designed home begins with rejuvenating your relationships with what you already own. I enhance the items you love and use them as a starting point for crafting an environment that relaxes and inspires you.
While I won’t come to you with a pre-set vision of what your home should look like, I will come with lots and lots of ideas. Expect brainstorming. Collaboration combined with inspiration and excitement. Back-and-forth. And (yes!) fun.
At the end of the day, your home should be shaped by how you live, not the other way around. (Or as the famous architect Louis Sullivan once said: “Form follows function!”).
Imagine coming home after work filled with anticipation.
You open the door to a home that feels harmonious, authentic, inspiring.
Gwen helped me think through the small space and redesign of my home office. Her ideas were unique, her organizing suggestions spot on and her personality easy to work with. Gwen respected my economical considerations and she was brilliant in her design of a closet to hide all the office equipment which keeps my home office looking beautiful. Her skills at finding the right paint color are exemplary as well as that of identifying resources to complete the vision. I would gladly work with Gwen again and again.
— Debra N.
My profession requires a lot of time in the office. I recently purchased a condo/loft in San Francisco and Gwen McClure filled a great need; a professional and knowledgeable designer to help plan my new home. Gwen understood my needs and met and agreed upon budget for the project. She was thorough and provided many options. I am very happy with the results and recommend Place It highly.
— Glenn G.
Gwen McClure has been working as my designer since February 2015. She is helping me in renovating my kitchen, living room, and dining room. Gwen has superb taste, and her advice in design has been fantastic! She has a keen "eye" for spacing and design. Her attention to detail has helped me make the right design choices and saved me money as well. I would highly recommend Place It.
— Priscilla M.
We came to Gwen from Place It with the complaint that our very small apartment needed help both with organization/optimization of space AND we needed interior design advice. Gwen's experience is very broad so she was able to address all of our issues. And she was extremely sensitive to budget so we were able to come up with a plan that worked with our budget. We freed ourselves of belongings that didn't bring us joy, she helped us shop for new items, and she planned and executed on the re-organization of our home, from furniture layout to interior details to the complete overhaul of our closets. Oh, and last but certainly not least, Gwen is a joy to be around.
— Vivienne S. & Kevin P.
I’ve worked with Gwen on several interior design projects for the senior assistant living facility I work for. Her process for developing the right solution comes out of brainstorming ideas together as a team so I’m involved in every aspect of the design process. She communicates the cost of the project by producing a written document that lists all the products needed for the completion of project. Because of this there is never a surprise regarding the final cost. I appreciate how Gwen listens to the requirements needed for each project she’s presented with and develops solutions that solve the functional requirements, as well as, creates a beautiful space the Residents and Staff love being in. Gwen is my go-to designer for anything related to interior design!
— Peggy O’Brien, Rhoda Goldman Plaza Senior Retirement Community