We are Design Direction, Inc.
At Design Direction, we start out with a creative session getting to know you, your vision, and requirements before planning your project. It’s important to us that your home or office reflects your needs and lifestyles. Every client is different, and we embrace that.
Our background in working with contractors, builders, and architects allows us to work alongside the other professionals during the building process, ensuring your project will be completed efficiently. Along with design services we sell products for floor coverings, window coverings, countertops, and lighting. Our space planning and room layout services will help integrate all of the design elements needed for your area. Learn more about Design Direction Inc.
My passion for working with people, combined with creative design and technical expertise in everything I do assures you a well-designed, creative project. With over 30 years of design industry experience, I have extensive experience with cabinets, flooring, furniture, and draperies.
I bring to my clients an understanding of the construction process as well as trusted relationships with local contractors, trade partners, and architects. This unique combination will provide you with exceptional results.
When designing, I pay close attention to your needs and preferences. We will work together to create beautiful functional spaces that perfectly reflect your personality and compliment your lifestyle.
I believe in giving back to our community and am passionate about helping those less fortunate. I am actively involved at my Church as well with FM Home Builders Association, Rotary International and Rebuilding Together. Serving others has become a cornerstone value that Design Direction’s success has been and will continue to be built on.
A Fargo resident, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
As an interior designer, I help take the stress of building and remodeling off of my clients by working with them to design a space that they love to walk into each day. Through space planning, selecting finishes from flooring and tile to paint and window treatments, to working with trades people, I enjoy working with my clients to make their dreams a reality.
While I grew up in Fargo, I spent several years of my childhood as an MK (missionary kid) in Russia and Ukraine. It was during this time of living in the former Soviet Union that I began to cultivate a love for color, fabrics and design as a whole. I was often found sewing throw pillows to cozy up a room or called upon to dig through my fabric stash to find material to use for curtains or other projects.
After returning to the United States in my teen years, I finished high school and pursued other interests prior to returning to college to gain my Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. My free time is spent with family and friends and staying busy through my involvement with various organizations including the Home Builders Association, NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers), and Russian Harvest Ministries.
I enjoy getting involved with all aspects of the design process to help keep client projects moving forward smoothly. I work as a team with my clients on everything from new construction and remodels to window treatments and furniture to give them a finished home they adore. A few areas I excel at are client sketches and drawings, material selections, graphic design, and being able to think creatively. It is amazing to see a project go from samples on a layout table to a home that reflects my clients personal style!
Growing up, I was very creative and always looking for new ways to make my space unique. As I got older, I began developing perspective drawings and artwork to influence positive reactions, which sparked my interest in pursuing interior design and art. I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and have completed the Baccalaureate Program in the study of Fine Art from North Dakota State University.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my nephews, as well as other family and friends. I love getting outside and being active, whether that's running, kayaking, or everything in between. One of my favorite things to do is express myself through artwork. It allows me to explore new ideas that encompass my passion for fine art and interior design. I stay active in the Fargo community through North Dakota Interior Designers, the Home Builders Association, volunteering, and donating my artwork.
I enjoy meeting people and visiting with them about their project to establish design solutions for their home or office. My goal is to make sure a client has a well thought out design plan which reflects their personality and fits within their timeline and budget. I have many years of experience in custom window treatments, furnishing layouts and selections, lighting, accessorizing, wallcovering, paint and flooring. I can help a customer as little or as much as they need on a project. If a client would like to work in phases I will help them to prioritize the stages of the project. Most importantly, I treasure the friendships I have made over the past 30 years working in the design field.
I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. I have spent most of my years living in the Fargo/Moorhead area where my husband and I raised our family. On my free time I like to play with my dog, garden, crochet, read and spend time with family and friends at the lake in Minnesota.