“When we decided to feature a designer for our blog one of the first names to popped into my head was Jeane Dole with à la carte Design. Over the years I have had the pleasure of witnessing her dedication to the design trade by all the volunteer work she has done for ASID. She is very client focused and has a wonderful ability in designing fantastic spaces for the homeowners who hire her. Jeane is a great leader delivers her services with enormous integrity. She has been very instrumental in bringing Closet Factory on board in many of her amazing projects. We value her expertise and admire her talent.” –Jacqueline Lewis, Closet Factory Senior Designer
“Many people have a misunderstanding of the full range of services that interior designers can provide,” design expert Jeane Dole says, “often it’s much more than picking out furniture or art. We look at the layout of a home and develop a plan for the entire space, whether it’s all going to be done at once, or in stages. When clients design one room at a time without an overall plan, they tend to be unhappy with the outcome and the flow of the home.”
After working in corporate environments for many years, Dole returned to school and received her degree in Interior Design. Shortly after, she opened her own firm, à la carte Design. “Interior design has always been a love of mine,” she says, “it’s an incredible combination of the left and right brain – on the one hand everything has to fit in a finite space, but there is also a strong creative element where we need to be innovative and implement aesthetically pleasing design. Together this makes my work incredibly fulfilling. ”
But it’s not all patterns and colors, claims Dole. “The design of these spaces have to be conducive to an individual family’s design and lifestyle. I assist clients in achieving the vision of their home that they have in their heads but cannot begin to describe. So a large part of my job as a designer is being an interpreter. We have to take what the client tells us about who they are and then we combine that with what we observe in the way they dress and their surroundings and interpret that information into a style that will reflect who they are and where they are in life. Each household is unique which makes customization a key ingredient of the overall design.”
The same goes for closets. Dole says she recommends that clients customize his or her closet, because she is an advocate of using the space to its fullest potential. She has worked with several designers at Closet Factory over the past 10 years to incorporate stylish organization into her client’s homes. “In addition to efficiently using the space in a closet, I also think that the closet should be a sanctuary, with colors that soothe and relax the owners. Closet Factory offers a variety of finishes, as well as a great collaboration on storage solutions specifically tailored to each client’s needs.
Indeed, the partnership between Jeane and Closet Factory is a beneficial one – especially for the client, because working with companies like Closet Factory and à la carte Designs give people beautiful spaces built around their lives, a truly custom piece of heaven.
For more information on Jeane and a la carte design, please visit their website at www.alacartedesign.com. For more information on Closet Factory, please visit www.closetfactory.com or call (303) 690-6901.