Design Philosophy

The form of a well-designed room should not only be functional, but should be a pleasure to use as well. By incorporating the needs of my clients with my CAPS background I'm more able to achieve Universal Design spaces. Universal Design is about changing times, changing abilities, and changing attitudes. By definition, Universal Design is flexible and adaptable, making it accessible or usable to all people, regardless of age, size or physical ability, as much as possible. When it is done well, it is attractive and has a sense of comfort and luxury.

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose." - Charles Eames


Design Process

•  Initial in-home consultation with designer.
•  Scope of work and budget development.
•  Design concept development including finish and product
    presentations, selections, and specifications.
•  Present complete design for owner approval.
•  Design and construction drawings produced.
•  Walk thru with general contractor, designer, and homeowner.
•  Project pricing review with general contractor, designer, and
•  Project and contractor coordination throughout the entire
   construction process through completion.



•  Residential & Commercial Design
•  Remodeling
•  Consulting
•  Accessibility
•  Lighting
•  Furnishings


© 2012 Matthies Samuels Designs

214 477 8115