Jennifer Levy got into interior design by renovating her own home in Brooklyn and loving the process. She made the transition from professional photography to interior design after realizing her talents could best be utilized through a career in interior design. It’s her job to oversee renovations and decorating, track all of the parts that go into both the decorating and renovating, and also interface and be the buffer between the tradespeople and the client so the client doesn’t have to deal with every detail of the project. She says many of her clients feel that hiring an interior designer actually saved them money in the end because it removed the inefficiencies and challenges that they would have dealt with on their own.
[00:02:32] How did you first get into interior design?
[00:02:54] Can you break down what interior designers do and also explain how you can help people through renovating and saving them time?
[00:04:40] What do you think are the 2 most important qualities of a successful interior designer?
[00:05:45] How do you know where to start implementing your vision when you first walk into space?
[00:07:03] How did you effectively make a career change from a professional photographer to an interior designer?
[00:09:05] Did you enjoy renovating your home?
[00:11:15] What’s your favorite area of Brooklyn and why?
[00:12:15] Do you have a favorite restaurant in Carroll Gardens?
[00:13:21] Where is the hottest place in Brooklyn right now in terms of where you're getting most of your business?
[00:14:51] What have you learned about financial cycles in your business?
[00:16:41] What are some of the biggest ways your city has changed over the past decade?
[00:17:51] Where did you grow up?
[00:19:01] Where would you focus your search in Brooklyn if you were to buy a property right now?
[00:19:54] What advice would you give to someone looking for an interior designer?