In her younger years, Mimi found herself marveling over beautiful, new homes as a hobby with her parents. Fast forward 15 years, where she rekindled her love for Interior Design, and ignited her to pursue a career in the design field. She went on to study at the Art Institute of Washington, where she gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.
Some have asked her, “Why Interior Design?” She chose this path because she felt an interior space can deeply impact one’s life. She believed a properly decorated and well thought out space could make someone feel comfortable, romantic, or exhilarated. For Mimi, the ability to emit these emotions seemed like an incredible opportunity.
Each client holds the key to her creative process. They motivate her to constantly push the envelope because she believes wholeheartedly, it is their design. Mimi is dedicated in creating a genuine client experience through her organization skills, attention to detail, and passion for design.
We hired Mimi for her E-Design and Photo-realistic Rendering services. Mimi was such a pleasure to work with. She is very personable over the phone which helped us get comfortable with her. She was transparent about her services and prices and we liked that she didn't give us the "salesperson" pitch. She asked us clarifying questions and was equally receptive if we had questions as well. Her response time on communication and edits was timely. Most of all we loved that she understood our needs for the spaces she designed. Similarly, the photo-realistic renderings were amazing! We were so excited to see the design come to life and we cant wait to start the implementation of her designs in our home. We have one more design project coming her way and we are looking forward to working with her again. Lastly, I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for interior design services in the VA/DC/MD area!
Mimi is the perfect designer for type A clients. We hired Mimi to help us design a master bathroom remodel (full gut). Both my wife and I have strong preferences (in this case, a rustic chic redesign) on what we like and Mimi had no problems working with our tastes.
One of the best benefits of working with Mimi is that she does not shy away from modern tools. After the initial consultation, she was able to quickly draft up 3d renderings of proposed layouts. We made changes on the fly and the ability to re-render on the fly was extremely helpful in visualizing the final product.
Additionally, because of our busy schedules, Mimi also assisted as a part time project manager to insure our general contractor adhered to the diagrams. This was great as it provided a system of checks and balances compared to a design build firm.
I'd highly recommend Mimi to anyone looking for a designer to help them with a project. She's especially great for those who'd consider themselves a control freak.
Mimi, really was able to very quickly walk into our house and lay out three well-designed options for our kitchen. These were options we had not even considered with our own ideas/sketches. We ultimately took her advice and it was the right call. They were beautifully rendered and turned around very quickly for a fair price. This was the smartest investment we made for our kitchen renovation. She is very organized and communicates well. Gives great advice on what to spend a little more on and what to save on. We would absolutely hire Mimi again!