Giving Gifts - A Gift for Yourself

As the new year approaches I've been thinking about 2017... almost with anxiety. You too? Why?  Perhaps it's knowing that the holidays are over and life will return in a big way and with full force.  There is so much that occupies us and drains us. I have found that the answer to quell my own anxiety is to retreat almost daily to my own "recharging station" which is a quiet place in my home that is out of the way and usually just for me. I use it to refill and renew. My area includes a comfy chair, a side table, good light, a few pretty things including a peaceful image on my wall, a thankful journal,  a few books to inspire me, paper for notes so that I can jot down my distracting thoughts to deal with later, and of course, tissues for when I release the junk of life and just cry. Let's be real, we all need to do that on occasion.  I talk with God. I sit and do nothing. My mind and self become quiet and I feel refreshed, ready and recharged.

Have you  created a small area in your home for your own recharging? Consider this a gift to yourself that will later flow out to others. Without having this space for ourselves to recharge we often come up empty when others need us.  Your recharging station needs to be simple yet intentional.  Make it a destination place in your home and not an everyday space. Make it comfortable, cozy and beautiful so that you are inspired and refreshed.  Perhaps you are someone who struggles with quietness and you feel that you  need to be with others all the time. That's ok. Be a gift to yourself first. Fill up in your space, take time to absorb our own thoughts, think of others with fondness, remember what you are grateful for, recharge in the way that works best for you and then ... go out and be with others because you will have something of yourself to give to them!

Happy end of December.

Lorraine's Values

No job is too small

Creating liveable spaces that are not simply about being pretty

Bringing families together through good design

Using what clients already have when at all possible

Practical solutions that are as beautiful as possible

Window coverings that combine function with beauty

Helping you get the project done

Coordinating a color pallet throughout the home



I'm Moving

In June I'll be moving my home (and office) to Skamokawa, Washington. I'll still be providing the same services I have been in the past but will have a bit more of a trip to get to some of my clients. My phone number remains the same but my mailing address has changed.

New Address:

Lorraine Interiors
PO Box 99
Skamokawa, WA 98647


Often, the hardest part of a project is getting started or getting finished.  Lorraine will work with you to accomplish both if needed. Appointments are set up in your home or office, making if very easy and convenient for you.


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Design Fees

Many designers choose to hide their fees.  Lorraine charges $100 an hour. The initial consultation is collected at the time of service in the form of check or cash and the appointment must be a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. If the appointment takes less than that there will be a $150 fee charged regardless.  Trip charges are incurred for anything over 15 miles from the Lorraine Interiors office.

A further explanation of fees will be discussed at the first appointment with a written explanation handed to you so that you will know what to expect.

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