At Changes Interior Design, the start of a new project is always fun. We explore different styles, consider what’s “trending” and pour through brochures, magazines and websites to pull together a design concept which will inform every decision and selection to come. If desired, we can also render the project and/or use different visualization tools to start to see how different options will work together.
Once we have a design concept for your project and have made initial selections, we pull together all of the options and costs. We also gather bids from contractors and put together a schedule to manage every aspect of the project. We will re-work this plan as needed until you approve every selection, cost and contractor.
Construction, installation of flooring, cabinets & counters, painting, delivery of furnishings, and hanging of art are all examples of tasks that fall in the performance phase. Understand that no matter what is required, we are involved in every aspect of the project. Our attention to detail during this phase is how we make certain that your project comes out as envisioned – and is delivered on schedule and on budget.
Owner, Changes Interior Design
Michelle Robertson is not your typical designer. As the owner of Changes Interior Design, she brings a depth of experience gained from over 20 years leading complex commercial and residential design projects. She has the ability to collaborate, and then lead a creative design process that includes the best input of everyone involved. She can access her own network of vetted contractors and craftsmen if needed, and she has the credibility to manage every project detail with each member of the team.
Michelle has a degree in Interior Design and worked her entire career in the Phoenix area. She is a master of the “Southwest Style” but she also works with many different design concepts. She is known as a savvy and frugal shopper for her clients – and she does most of her best work shopping at mainstream retail stores for furnishings and accessories.
What Our Customers Are Saying
She Blew My Socks Off!
“I purchased a brand-new condo after my divorce and I needed absolutely everything. Michelle created an eclectic and modern theme - and then she proceeded to finish and furnish every square foot. She picked out all the furniture, every accessory and even filled the kitchen and closets with linens, dishes and cookware. The final result blew my socks off! It’s what I refer to as my Mid-life Crisis Pad! Michelle is the consummate professional. She is friendly, extremely responsive and very creative.
She Was On-Schedule and On-Budget
"I hired Changes Interior Design to manage all phases of a major remodel. Michelle started by listening to all of my scattered ideas and goals for the project. She created a design theme and a plan that worked with my budget and timetable. And she managed all aspects of the project from demo through completion of construction and into selection of furnishings and accessories. She created a beautiful home and added value well beyond the investment required.”
My Home Now Looks Like a Model Home
From the moment we met, Michelle helped me get my vision out of my head and into reality. We started by picking out flooring and she offered suggestions on wood vs lament vs tile. From there she got estimates on cabinetry and came up with ideas on how to incorporate the same look in the family room. She had an artist draw up renderings for me so I could “see” what my house would look like. But the most fun we had was shopping together! She is a frugal shopper, but in the end, my home looks like a model home. I now have a great designer – and a great friend.
The Total Project was Flawless
We used Michelle to manage a total remodel of both of our bathrooms. She suggested that the tile in the shower be installed from floor to ceiling with a staggered design, making the room look totally outstanding. She also provided suggestions for a shower niche which is very unique in design. Michelle coordinated all the contractors for our project and she was there early each morning when they arrived. The total project in both bathrooms was flawless.
Paula & Martin M.
We are Always Thrilled with the Final Product!
Michelle has helped me with three homes so far. Her talent, creativity, cost consciousness and fabulous personality have made working with her to update my homes a lot of fun, and we are always thrilled with the final product. If you are looking for an interior designer, I highly recommend Michelle. You won’t regret it!
She Made the Process Seamless
My husband and I wanted to do a refresh on our condo in Cave Creek. Michelle gave us a straight forward quote and literally made the process seamless for us. Her ideas from color to design were impeccable. She made all the headaches of shopping for carpeting , furniture and colors very streamlined. Michelle had a great team of subcontractors who were very professional. We will definitely use her again for our next project.
Jim & Kimberly R.
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