Ask the Interior Designer

Patti Watson - taste, Jamestown


What is your design philosophy?
I rely on classical arrangements of rooms, proportion and scale to right a home. Then, I introduce modern details like layered lighting and sink-into sofas. As a result, our interiors exude a timeless quality and deliver equal parts comfort and function.

Why should a homeowner hire an interior designer?
A good interior designer can save clients time and money. Our involvement early in a project informs structural and mechanical work, preventing construction delays and ensuring the work behind the walls can support the final finish – without costly do-overs.
QWhy should a homeowner consider taste?
ASince founding my practice ten years ago, I’ve created and honed a reliable process that takes the mystery and fear out of working with a designer. A new client recently told me it’s just short of magical. I couldn’t have been more pleased.

What is the most challenging aspect of interior design work?
On any given day our architectural and interior designers collaborate with 25-30 different builders, tradespeople and artisans. We need to know enough about their craft to understand and stretch the design possibilities while respecting the limitations. Communication and humility are key.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of your work?
Our clients often come to us on the verge of a major life transition, like a move to the city, the acquisition of a parent’s summer home or semi-retirement. The residence we help create supports their next life chapter. It doesn’t get much more fulfilling.



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