Change is disorienting.
A real challenge.
And it’s what happens when you decide to
alter your surroundings.
Whether building a house from the ground up.
Or re-arranging a few rooms.
It’s all disquieting.
Yet it’s an irresistible quest of those who want something else. New, better, more reflective of who they are. Or perhaps just a different way of being at home.
No, I don’t need to get my way all the time.
Faye’s Way is how I approach your dreams.
It starts with the most important information of all.
You and your nest.
How you function.
What you must have around you to be happy.
Where you like to read, work, play on your iPad.
If you need your feet up.
The light that lets you see.
Plus the outdoor one that makes your heart sing.
How you entertain acquaintances, friends, family.
You know the old saw, “Find your passion, and…”
Well I did.
In interior design.
And a grand passion it is.
But I came across it later.
After spending a great deal of time elsewhere.
Specifically in the Mad Men world.
There I learned to be strong, not strident.
To execute campaigns within a budget.
And to effectively manage difficult situations.
Best of all, I learned about people.
How to listen.
How to get them to tell me more.
How to translate their needs.
How to make them very happy.
Lucky me, design came naturally.
As did its attendant discipline.
Back to that passion thing.
I care about details.
All of them.
For sure, that’s what successful interior
design is all about.
Where a light switch is placed…
Which door hardware is ideal…
Ceiling paint finish…
Location of switched outlets…
All just as important as installation
of your favorite art.
Or knowing exactly where to find the right fabric at the right price.
I’m rather straightforward.
And so is the way I do business.
I charge by the hour.
Or a brief consultation.
For me, taking a percentage is silly.
I prefer to stand behind my recommendations.
No strings attached.
My business world experience still influences my office style.
Quite buttoned up.
I treat your budget with respect.
Share an easy to read spreadsheet to keep us
What’s been purchased, when, how much.
Items yet to be specified, delivery dates, balances.
You get the picture.
I’m not sure if there’s anything new under the sun. But there are some critical ingredients for good design. Ones I couldn’t go without.
Faye Cone is one of the most talented designers I have ever worked with. The mark of her creativity is that anyone who enters a home that Faye has designed, reacts with the same breathless question, “Who did this room? Can I have her name?” The simplicity, the creativity, and the modernity of her work is consistent across residences. She has an uncanny ability to deliver outstanding results at both the high end and less expensive prices. She designs for comfort, and for use. Faye is a true genius, delivering a classic feel with a sophisticated twist.
Working with Faye was a delight. She has total integrity, was a pit bull with the budget, was sensitive to my style and is very creative. The process was fun and stress free. After doing our apartment, I later had her do our country home. I was very pleased with her work.