I had the chance to sit down with Betsy a few weeks ago and discuss her personal style and tips that she has learned over the years. Betsy advises against seating arrangements that make conversations difficult. It’s best not to have too much wide open space or pieces “plastered” against walls and too far from one another. Simplicity is always the answer when it comes to planning spaces effectively and attractively. Create more intimate spaces with the tips above and keep “groupings” close together!
Betsy also feels that the right lighting is crucial in creating “moods” within certain spaces. She loves to enhance the feel of a room with creatively placed recessed lighting and ambient lighting as well.
Her personal style is less about what she wants and has much more to do with what the client wants. According to Betsy, “I would say my personal style really involves listening to the client(s)…I feel that everyone has their own personal style and tastes and sometimes clients just need a little reassurance and guidance.” Betsy enjoys integrating items that clients have some attachment to in order to reflect their personality into a space. Betsy reiterated that LISTENING is the best design advice that she can offer other designers. “I can only help to create the space…the clients have to live there!”