Hiring a Professional

I heard a great quote today.  "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, just wait until you hire an amature!"  This made me chuckle but I have to say I couldn't agree more!  

Over the years I've had a number of emergency phone calls from frustrated clients. Having embarked on a renovation journey that proved far more complicated and costly than they had anticipated, they finally decided it was time to bring in a designer.  I continually urge clients to bring me into their project as early as possible.  Thoughtful planning with an experienced designer can help inexperienced clients avoid costly decisions, "do-overs" and the nightmare of finding the right contractors mid-projet.  

Thorough up-front planning, contractor interviews and written project scopes can help get a new project off to a good start or nudge an off-course project back on the road to completion.  Hire a professional!  Hire me!  With over 1500 unique projects under my belt since 2001, chances are I've effectively helped someone much like you!  No project is too big or too small.  Contact me today and let's chat about your home.

  • Published July 31, 2016.

client testimonial

I'm a new client of Scott Neste and his business Minor Details having recently moved to Tacoma's North End from the city of San Francisco. I've always been a renter and have never put too much thought into what my personal style is on the home front because my apartment or flat in SF always represented a "way station" for me. My move to Tacoma represented an opportunity to buy a home and begin to create a "grown up" house. Now, I'm never going to give up my framed vintage concert posters from The Fillmore but after meeting Scott I now have a collaborator that can help me bring to life a really cool rock and roll inspired media room that spotlights my 1966 Doors poster or a beautiful family room and living room where I can entertain friends or read a good book in front of a toasty fire. This is the first time I've worked with an interior designer and Scott makes the process really fun and easy. For example, I'm a very visual person and after getting overwhelmed looking at books of beautiful rugs Scott designed for me on paper a representation of the rooms we were designing that featured different color palettes and ideas for furniture and light fixtures. After looking at my options, I knew with absolute certainty the direction I wanted to go in with the color and the feel of the space. I think one of the biggest benefits of being a client of Scott's is he listens and just really, really good at what he does because he's passionate about design. He's helping me define my style and guiding me towards pieces that will not only work in my current rental home but in my home I hope to buy in the future. My space is so important to me and with Scott on my team I will be able to confidently create a home that reflects who I am-- one that captures my passion for beauty, music and has an element of surprise. In summary, Scott is a top-notch designer, a great person and has a client for life!
Sue Ellen S.
Proctor District, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 468-4965
  • Address: 2603 North Proctor
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: By Appointment
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