Design Q&A was born in 2005 to provide ‘remodeling design’ which fills the void between an architect and an interior designer (or all the other people offering you advice). An architect is overkill for most home remodeling projects AND most homes need more than the perfect accessories to fix them. We believe all homeowners should have access to functional yet crisp and timeless style that will look great for years to come.
We are also unique because we provide clients with the power to buy only what they need. We don’t use teasers or require you to use our vendors that hide design fees. Consequently we do not have any incentive to get you to bite off a bigger project or replace things that don’t need replacing. We’re concerned about your wallet and the environment.
Whether it’s an hour of in-home consultation or 3-D designs for your entire home, you’ll get our full attention.
Paul earned his way through college working for museums and restoring homes for an architect. Both jobs encouraged design input. The building background helped Paul understand how homes are built but the designer was born in the process. More of a designer than a builder, Paul moved to Chicago, worked for more museums, and began a career as a home furnishings product designer. His designs have sold at Crate and Barrel, Target, JC Penney, and furniture stores throughout the nation. Later Paul moved to Minneapolis where went to work for Room & Board.
In 2001 Paul earned his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with the idea of teaching furniture design. However he hatched the idea of starting Design Q&A when he saw so many Home Improvement projects that didn’t improve the home at all. He thought ‘why didn’t they just ask someone?’ and realized that he should be the one to ask. Paul’s foundation in great design combined with his building experience will be perfect for your home.
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