Just like we've done on
"Home is where
the Heart is."
- Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79)
Any pithy saying that has that kind of longevity must, well… hit home.
Seems we all have that longing to live in spaces that make us feel "at home".
But getting there can be another story. Somehow collecting great ideas online doesn't always translate into actually living in great spaces.
For lots of reasons: Who wants to waste money on things that might not work out? So our home's on a perpetual pause. Or, we buy things that are "less wonderful" than we can afford. So if it's a mistake, we're not out much. We may even have some things we like. But the whole room? Not so much. It never gets to feeling wonderful. It feels more, dare I say it? Sad than happy.
I get it.
I wasn't always an interior designer and I have my stories too! Like having the wrong color flooring installed at home before I really understood how much lighting affects color. Or how about choosing a dramatically grained countertop for my "U" shaped kitchen, not realizing the grain would meet in the dizzying ways in the inside corners.
But I'm happy to say those days are long o-v-e-r!
I've been able to make a nest I love and help so many other people do the same. Whether that is sharing homes I've done on HGTV or personally creating rooms locally for people to love.
It's time to get busy making a home you really love, and I'm here to help. Let's do this together. I'll bring the design expertise, you bring the inspiration.
Start living the way you’d love to at home.
It simply starts with your FREE Mini Design Phone Chat
What Clients Say...
"I worked with Mary... on giving my main floor a "facelift", and I loved the Results... Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts, concerns, and offered expert advice" - S Hayman
"Well worth it - I couldn't have ever come up with... your great design.” - B. Ruzerick
“Having recently moved, we were eager to have our home look and feel finished… the transformation… from that “just moved-in look” to our dream home was amazing… Exceeded our expectations.” – L. Jacobsen
“I am extremely satisfied with everything Mary suggested. She is very easy to work with…”
“Mary is always quick, responsive and extremely helpful. I absolutely love working with her… has literally held our hands throughout the whole decision-making process… can’t thank you enough for everything you have done.” – S. Stewart
“Mary did an outstanding job. … Definitely A+ !!”
“I have had Mary redo all my rooms in my home throughout the past 15 years, including holiday decorating. She also has assisted with a bathroom remodel. Mary is quick, meets deadlines and is truly a professional in that she has knowledge of all styles, quality and is delightful to work with… I’m still amazed each time she has finished a project.” -A. Skoog
“Mary always gave me a variety of choices for each decision … has changed my house into a home, she’s a pleasure to work with…”
“I worked with Mary to get advice on giving my main floor a “facelift”, and I loved the results we got… Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts/concerns, and offered expert advice."
– S. Hayman
“I have worked with Mary several times … She has an excellent eye and …makes intelligent suggestions about changes.” – J. Mallet
“Mary Brown is a true professional and did a fantastic job guiding me through much-needed updates to my home. She was able to see which direction I wanted to go and gently but efficiently helped me make the right choices. I’m delighted with the results… and recommend her to anyone who is ready for a change, but might be afraid to take the leap,” – C. Hill
“I purchased a home… every room required remodeling/updating. What does a design challenged guy do? Well, if he’s smart, he hires Mary to provide the direction and support he needs to change his house into a home… Mary listened to my design ideas and provided constructive input as to the myriad of choices necessary in a remodel. Mary always gave me a variety of choices for each decision… Mary has changed my house into a home, she’s a pleasure to work with…” -F. Noll
“Mary was able to look beyond the boxes from our move and see the bigger picture. She was very helpful in making suggestions about simple things that would improve the look…”
“… Mary was a pleasure to work with, and made me feel comfortable right away. She asked me questions to see what my tastes and preferences were, and then was able to lay out a great overall plan for me to get started with… As I hired contractors to put in new flooring, countertops, etc. I was able to check in with her every step along the way, to make sure I didn’t make any costly errors. My home looks amazing now,…”
“Mary is a tremendous talent. Both my husband and I are her biggest fans. Had her back after family room, for living room and dining room.”“Mary did an outstanding job. … Definitely A+ !! “I am extremely satisfied with everything Mary suggested. She is very easy to work with…”“Working with Mary is easy! If you have questions or other preferences, Mary is quick to come up with suggestions and alternatives that are sure to work for you. It has been extremely useful to have Mary’s viewpoint and suggestions. She has an artist’s eye.”
“I worked with Mary to get advice on giving my main floor a “facelift”, and I loved the results… Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts/concerns, and offered expert advice.”