Decorating to live Staging to sell
Interior Concepts
Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 391
Sparks, Maryland 21152


We serve clients in
Baltimore City, Baltimore County
Harford County, Carroll County
Howard County, and Anne Arundel County

Phone: (443) 604-2072
Fax: (410) 472-9109
Call or email us for an appointment

Decorating to live

Decorating your home should be fun and rewarding and should reflect your personal taste and style. Every time you walk into a room that we have worked on together, it should make you smile. I see my job as a design professional as that of a guide, a designer who listens to you rather than a designer who dictates to you.

My goal is to help you find the inspiration and the resources you need to achieve the look you want. Then I worry with the measurements and the details so your end result is both beautiful and functional.

I can offer as little or as much help as you require and will, gladly, design a single window treatment or your entire home interior. The key is to address your needs and that of your family. A quiet and serene bedroom, a playful, family room or an elegant, inviting living room; I will listen to you and, together, we will make it happen.


Budget and Beauty

Budget and beauty are not mutually exclusive. My clients have access to a wide variety of fabrics and furnishings to suit every need and I will work to achieve a great look while respecting your financial plan.

Working Together

The design process begins with a visit to your home, to meet with you, learn your taste, style and color preferences and what makes your things and home unique. I help you to prioritize your projects, so your budget and your objectives don’t collide and I will take preliminary measurements and photographs. After our meeting, I will develop design ideas for your project and research the fabrics and materials needed to bring those ideas to life.

Meeting at the workroom is, usually, the next step. There you can examine the options, I have pre-selected for you, to determine which one you find most exciting. I do the leg work but we work together to make the final choices. My workroom contains thousands of fabric, trim and hardware choices, as well as information on furniture and accessories. My clients enjoy their completed projects because their tastes and preferences have been respected throughout. It is an interactive process where you and I will work together to achieve a result you will LOVE!



 Custom Decorating
Products & Services
 


Window Treatments
Space Planning

   Bedding
Rugs
Painted Floor Cloths
Pillows
Accessories
Furniture
Paint Consultations
   Upholstery
   Slipcovers
   Table Coverings
Area Lighting

Art





Call or email us
for an
in-Home Consultation
(443) 604-2072


Diana Walsh has over ten years of experience in designing home interiors and is an HSR Certified Home Stager. She has participated in three Baltimore symphony show houses. A Graduate of Goucher College and LSU, she has studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught Window and Bedding Design at CCBC.

Staging to Sell
You never have a second chance to make a first impression!

Never has this statement been more true then when selling a home. Over 85% of home buyers shop first by looking at photos, of available homes. If a house looks cluttered, dated or in poor condition, they won't even take the time to visit.

Staging is the art of preparing your home to sell quickly, and for the best price. When you stage a home to sell, you are showing the house at it's best and allowing potential home buyers to feel welcome, and imagine themselves living in the home.

Staging is an investment in selling your home. Once you decide to sell your home, it becomes a product and needs to be more attractive to buyers than the other products from which they have to choose. The cost of staging is always less than the cost of a price reduction on the house. Using mostly things you already have in your home, a certified professional stager can maximize the potenial of your house...Make your house stand out in the crowd!



Home Before Staging

Home after staging



Empire valance
HUNTER DOUGLAS
Dealer
Blinds and Shades available

Silhouette - Shading system
Luminette - Shading system
Skyline - Panel glide system
Duette & Applause - Cellular shades
Provenance - Woven Wood shades
Country Woods - Wood Blinds
Decor - Aluminum Blinds
Roller, Roman & Pleated Shades



Samples brought to your home
Professional installation

Baltimore Symphony Show House 2004

Call or email us
for an
in-Home Consultation
(443) 604-2072


Pennant valance with white
woven wood shade

Get the most from
meeting with a designer

A designer can help you best, if you do a bit of preparation before your first meeting. Here are some suggestions:

 • Clarify, in your own mind, the projects you and your family wish to work on, at this time. It is easy to get side tracked when you are showing someone your home, and you can loose your priorities.

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Be prepared to discuss a budget. Your designer can help you make the right choices if they know how much you have to spend, right now, and how far it has to go. This way you will have a lovely result, without buyers remorse.

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Think about what you like and what you don’t like. A great idea is to start a collection of pictures from magazines or books. If you discuss them, at your meeting, your designer will have a better idea of your taste.

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Don’t wait until the last minute. Custom designed products take time to select and to produce. If you are in a hurry, you may settle for what you don’t want, and live with the result for a long time.

Baltimore Symphony
Show House 2003


Decorating tips

 • Start with something you love! Inspiration for a room may come from a vase, a rug, a painting, or a lamp. If you start with something you adore, the rest will fall into place.

 • Don’t be afraid to use different color combinations in separate rooms of your home. You can use one accent color throughout to coordinate the rooms and create flow. In this way you can create one room with an energetic feel and one room with a peaceful feel, to suit your mood.

 • Avoid too much symmetry. It is better to create balance by grouping three delicate objects opposite one larger one. For example: on a mantle or chest, use three candle sticks, of varying heights, on one side and one decorative box or low flower arrangement on the other.

 • Group collections of objects together for the most impact. A grouping of porcelain, paperweights, boxes or artwork, is more striking than having the same items scattered all around a room.

 • When dressing a window, place the window treatments, at least, 6-12” above the window and to the outside. Drapery, typically, should be I 1/3 times as wide as the glass. This way the window treatment actually makes your window look larger.

 • When selecting a window treatment, consider how much light control you need and whether or not you want the treatment to offer protection from heat and cold. With energy cost rising, interlined drapery or cellular shades could make your room more comfortable and save you money.

 
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Interior Concepts serves the entire Baltimore City and surrounding area including Bel Air and White Marsh in Harford County, Westminster and Finksburg in Carroll County, Ellicott City and Clarksville in Howard County as well as all the following parts of Baltimore County:
Arbutus
Baldwin
Baltimore
Bentley Springs
Boring
Bradshaw
Brooklandville
Butler
Canton
Catonsville
Chase
Cockeysville
Cockeysville Hunt Valley
Dundalk
Dundalk Sparrows Point
Essex
Eudowood
Fells Point
Fork
Fort Howard
Fowbelsburg
Foxridge
Freeland
Garrison
Glen Arm
Glencoe
Glyndon
Gwynn Oak
Halethorpe
Hereford
Hunt Valley
Hydes
Jacksonville
Kingsville
Lansdowne
Loch Raven
Loch Raven Village
Long Green
Lutherville
Lutherville Timonium
Maryland Line
McDonogh Run
Middle River
Monkton
Mt Vernon
Nottingham
Owings Mills
Parkton
Parkville
Perry Hall
Perryhall
Phoenix
Pikesville
Randallstown

Reisterstown
Riderwood
Rosedale
Ruxton
Sparks
Sparks Glencoe
Sparrows Point
Stevenson
Timonium
Towson
Upper Falls
Upperco
White Marsh
Windsor Mill
Woodlawn
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