MARY VAN VLIET
mary I should have known my fate when I was building and decorating shoe box houses at the age of seven. After college I found myself working as a Textile Designer, but it seemed like every apartment became a laboratory for my irresistible designing impulses. I'd make elaborate window treatments, I used decorative painting techniques on walls and furniture, and...
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HOME DESIGN
When a consultation is not enough, the next step. Olive Design by the hour: you decide how much involvement you want in the design process, go shopping with me or...

I DO WINDOWS
I can wax on ecstatic about the room-changing qualities of a fabulous pair of drapes, how the right light control can make a room more inviting and functional, how dressing the...

LIVING COLOR
Homeowners are often afraid of choosing color. It has a profound effect in a room, and you can bring about huge design change with a fresh coat of paint. When you want to...

90-MINUTE MAKEOVER
Ready. Set. Go.. This might be the most productive time you ever spend on your home. A 90 minute consultation with a set of design notes to use as springboard for your...

TOTS TO TEENS
The first rule of kids’ rooms is to involve them in the process, so colors and themes reflect their personality and the room feels like their very own. I’ll help you and your progeny...

BACHELOR PADS
Let me make order from your mayhem. I can find the perfect alignment of your flat screen and sofa; explain the infinite mysteries of matching linens and towels; prove beyond the shadow...

LAMPS
Lamps are like jewelry for your rooms. They create warm pools of light that make a room inviting to look at and a pleasure to be in. When I had trouble finding the perfect lamps for my...

RUG & FURNITURE FINDER
These days you have to make every purchase count and no one can afford to make mistakes. Over the years I have developed the market savvy to help you make purchases with…