Meet Barbara Polhemus, Interior Redesigner

Barbara PolhemusBarbara has both designed and redesigned homes. She loves the challenge of working with her clients' tastes and desires and finds enormous rewards in helping them acquire a home that feels organized and harmonious. One they can be proud of! She does this by listening very carefully to what her clients have to say and asking many questions along the way.

While she enjoys every aspect of her work, she is a great believer in the theory of Redesign, which is "transforming a room by using what is already in the home; then applying principles of scale, balance and color, typically in one day."

"Barbara came recommended to us as a person with a great eye and integrity, and the “first and best choice” our friend suggested.  Such words simply do not do her justice."
Rob and Amiko Rorick

"I found Barbara to be exceptionally talented in design, as well as easy and fun to work with." Melanie Fuedo

Extensive training in designing home offices, laundry rooms, bathrooms, libraries, closets and any type of storage solution has created a special niche in her redesign work.

"My laundry room and bedroom closet projects could not have produced better results! Barbara was very thorough and listened to my every need in designing these two areas." Barb Gahagan

Staging homes for sale employs the same principles found in design such as: balance, scale, etc but is different in that the goal is to show the best features of the home so that the potential client can picture himself/herself living there. The current owner has to start the process of emotionaly letting go of the home. It is difficult but we can certainly help. As they say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Credentials

She has Bachelors and Masters degrees, and has been certified as a Home Stager and Redesigner by the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) of which she is also a member. She is a certified color consultant and an affiliate member of the AIDP, Association of Interior Design Specialists.