Nature Inspirations - Texture

Ever notice how the “Lamb’s Ear” plant is irresistible to touch? It’s so soft. And what about those lime green prickly balls that you see lying under trees this time of year? What kind of tree are they from anyway? I don’t know. I do know that I am drawn to the texture of them. What about birch bark? Gotta love that, right? Take a look at your living space? Does it have different textures to touch, feel, and look at? Are all your upholstered pieces made with the same fabric? Is everything all leather? Not good ... too much smooth. Imagine all leather furniture with a glass coffee table and mirrored end tables. This would be too much smooth. The opposite problem can too much texture. A log end table, shag rug, nubby fabrics, baskets and tweedy blankets, the space may be have too much texture. Good design mixes different textures from smooth and slick to rough and rugged. Happy November!


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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