At East Ninth we partner with homeowners and commercial clients to design spaces that are beautiful, functional, and reflective of the their life and personality. While we offer a full range of design services, we specialize in finish selection, furnishings, and space planning. At East Ninth, we recognize the importance of trend forecasting, longevity in design, and the impact design has on a home's value. With this knowledge, we educate our clients to make choices that they will appreciate for years.
WHO WE ARE
With an emphasis on a client-based service approach, the design process at East Ninth is a partnership. We are here to navigate our client through creative design solutions to achieve a space that is perfect for them.
East Ninth’s business philosophy combines traditional values with innovative ideas to deliver exceptional results that exceed our client’s expectations. We believe that the spaces we live and work shape our relationships, health, and happiness. At East Ninth, it is our responsibility to ensure that the spaces we design embody this philosophy and promote better lives for our clients.
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HOW CAN A DESIGNER SAVE ME MONEY?
Not only can a good designer save you money, they will also save you endless hours of frustration and stress. How much did your finishes and furnishings you want to replace cost you? Did you love them? Did they add value to your home? Were they trending at the time and now totally dated? A designer can help you find the right items at the right prices that add value to your home and reflect you and not just what is trendy. In addition to avoiding costly mistakes, a designer has access to showrooms and helps you make informed choices.
I NEED HELP, BUT AM CONCERNED I WON'T LIKE THE END RESULT.
This is precisely why we have a client based design philosophy. Through a partnership with you, we specialize in gaining a complete understanding of your vision. To be unhappy with an end result indicates a failure in communication and/or the design process. We know when a client is unsure or "settling." In these situations, it is crucial to know the right questions to ask and clarify any concerns. It is okay to take a breather before moving forward.
WHAT IS EAST NINTH'S DESIGN STYLE?
We don't subscribe to any certain style. Our client's preferences, the architecture of the home, and budget will dictate the design direction. We do avoid overdone and "cookie cutter" styles. As such, the design process is a collaboration to find ways to bring out our client's personality in each space.
DO YOU WORK WITH SMALLER BUDGETS?
A big part of what we do is help our clients set a suitable budget for their needs. There are several misconceptions in the marketplace today about design costs. We help educate you on the value of items and how to maximize whatever you budget is.
DO WE NEED TO USE YOUR CONTRACTOR OR ARCHITECT?
Not at all. We will work with your builder or tradespeople. You will not pay us for construction related labor, this is between you and your contractor. Acting as a liaison between you and the contractor, we are your advocate. Effective communication is essential to ensure your vision is interpreted and realized.
DO I HAVE TO MAKE PURCHASES THROUGH YOU?
No, you do not. You are welcome to make any purchases on your own. Sometimes making your own purchases can save you valuable time and money in the design process. It also allows you full control over any customer service or warranty related issues if they arise.
What People Are Saying
"When I began working on my home renovation, I had a loose idea of the look I wanted. Christa not only helped me fine tune that vision, she suggested changes to the layout of my kitchen that significantly increased storage, counter space, and functionality. She helped me source the most beautiful materials I would have never found on my own. The kitchen is now my favorite room in the house and a gathering place for all of our family and friends."
"We were getting our home ready to sell. Christa helped us choose finishes for our kitchen and bathroom that were cost effective and appealing to buyers. She also made recommendations as to what needed replaced and what didn't which saved us time and unnecessary expenses. The day we put our house on the market we received 3 offers over the listing price!"
"I had new finishes selected for my kitchen and with just a few questions and explanations, Christa showed me how the items I had picked were all wrong. She helped us make the right choices to get the look we were going for. All through e-design!"