Transitional. I love a mixture of styles when designing a space. For example, Mid-century modern works perfectly with contemporary. It’s a twist of classic modern with the sophistication of today’s contemporary styling.
My inspiration on a design project occurs the minute I pull up to the client’s home. The exterior usually denotes the style of what lies beyond the front door. It could be the architecture of the house, inside and out, or a combination of the color and style. In talking with the client, I am able to find out how they use the room, their likes and dislikes with color and their vision of the room. After I gather all of this information, on paper and visually, I move forward with designing something better than they expected!
My clients and I enjoy a mutual relationship with one another. My personality is the bond that “glues” us together. I listen to my customers and we work as a team to fulfill their vision. When the job is finished, we both share in the excitement of creating a newly furnished interior.
Most of my jobs are residential. I have done a few offices and one hotel lobby.
Joel has been in all aspects of the home furnishings business for 36 years! He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Arts, inBaltimore, Maryland. He is a professional member of CQRID (Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers).
Outside of PerLora, Joel confesses he is a gym rat! He is constantly “grazing” with small meals throughout the day, which leaves Perry always asking “What meal are you eating NOW?!”