Sumer’s Creations offers decorating servicesWORTHINGTON — Sumer Anderson was always told she had a talent for interior decorating. Her own kitchen and family room are proof that she does, indeed, have a knack for creativity.
WORTHINGTON — Sumer Anderson was always told she had a talent for interior decorating. Her own kitchen and family room are proof that she does, indeed, have a knack for creativity.
Initially she spent her time helping friends and family create spaces that they could relax in — be it in the office or at home. A month ago, she added a business angle to her hobby. In her new business venture, named Sumer’s Creations, Anderson offers decorating, redecorating and staging services to her customers.
When tasked with a decorating job, she has a tried-and-tested method to which she adheres.
Upon surveying the space and knowing the budget she has to work within, Anderson develops a “promise proposal.” It is her proposal of what she can deliver to her customer.
Anderson stressed the importance of including the customer’s insights.
“They have to make three stacks — their favorites, the things that maybe can go and the things that can go,” she detailed.
Once she has the furniture sorted out, she begins working with the first two categories. Anderson added that she tries to retain the “maybe” items when she can.
If she’s given a theme, she decorates accordingly. Without a theme, it is still possible to lighten up the area.
“I think it’s just the ‘know’ of where and how to place things,” Anderson said. “To me, it comes naturally.”
The one item that is universal in her decorating endeavors is a mirror.
“It makes the room look bigger, and it brightens it up,” Anderson said.
When there is a need for additional fixtures or furniture, she accompanies her customers on shopping trips. Through her years of decorating, she has short-listed a few go-to shops.
“I don’t go to expensive places, because the key is to keep the cost down for them, and I know how much those items really cost,” she said.
Anderson is always on the lookout for furniture, either from thrift stores or garage sales, to store in her shed “just in case.”
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