Welcome to our newest blog addition, Senior Spotlight, which features Q&As with a member of our incredibly talented, award-winning design staff who has helped us grow into one of the top luxury interior design firms in the United States. In our premier Senior Spotlight, Valerie Ernst, senior interior detailing designer at Marc-Michaels, shares some of her valuable insights on luxury interior decorating.
Q: How long have you been working for Marc-Michaels?
A: I’ve been working at Marc-Michaels Interior Design for almost 8 years! I started here right out of college for 2 years, had a 2-year hiatus in New York, but then came straight back to Marc-Michaels almost 6 years ago now.
Q: What is your favorite luxury interior decorating job you’ve ever worked on here and why?
A: One of my favorite jobs I’ve worked on is in Manalapan, Florida. Spec homes are great because we have a lot of free rein in the design, and this particular house had a lot of interesting details.
Q: Are there any extremely unique home details that you worked on that you’d like to tell us about?
A: I have one client that requested a “Medicine Room” in their house – kind of a mix of a yoga/massage/meditation room, but the design had to be based on a traditional Japanese Tea House. It was definitely a unique luxury interior decorating concept that I have never done before!
Q: What is one design detail you MUST HAVE in your dream home?
A: Where do I start? Probably the top of my list of must-haves would be a lit mirror in my bathroom. They would be such a game changer to my morning routine.
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