We had the good fortune of connecting with Charmaine Wynter B.ID., IIDA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charmaine, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I really didn’t have any other option — because when I graduated from my interior design course opportunities to work in the field were limited. Most of the design firms I contacted for employment were either closing down, working from home as “ solepreneurs” or down sizing. I had no intention of allowing a down market to keep me from realizing my dream.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I was once described as a design visionary; I think that’s fitting as I’m often ahead of the decor trend curve—while my work remains timeless. I have won multiple interior design industry awards for my spaces over the past 25 years, due to my hands-on knowledge of design fundamentals and functional space planning. As well, I’m very careful about continually enhancing my design skills and keeping abreast of industry advancements that’s my secret sauce to creating individualized interiors with an emphasis on a comfortable, relaxed, modern living style, that I call ‘’Laid back luxe.” I’m rabid about paying attention to the details and ensuring budgets are efficiently managed, which is how I got to where I am today. Most recently I have been busy with TurnKey relocation design projects and concierge interior design services throughout the DFW Metroplex.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When friends and family visit we always make it a point to visit Jambo’s bbq on division st in Arlington, lolo’ s chicken n waffles in southlake and Perry’s steakhouse in Grapevine. We make it a point to get down to the stockyards in fort worth and a day is always allotted for the botanical gardens. Deep Elumm is also a favorite vibing spot and we will take a trip to the Dallas design district and finally take in a show at The Black Academy of Arts and that usually rounds out the week.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I attribute my talent and my success to God and I’m thankful for the skillful realization of my design vision by my many contractors each applying their craft to complete the transformations.
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