01Mar 2017

Digital Interior Design

Digital Interior Design

Digital Interior Design

Creative Spaces & Designs is happy to offer e-Design to all our clients.

What is e-Design? A e-Design is service provided by Creative Spaces & Designs which is ideal for the client that does not have time to work with a designer but needs help from a professional designer for inspiration. The perfect solution for the DIY with all the needed tools to guide you down the path of Interior design.

With a one time flat fee per room you will receive a design package, complete with all you will need to personalize your spaces. The package will fit for your budget and allows you to accomplish a well design space in your timeline.

This service is available cross the US and abroad.

Creative Spaces & Design has 5 packages to select from. Just pick the one that best fits your needs now.

Let’s Talk: Grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk.


Now is the time for Q&A with the designer. You will be working with a professional designer that will give you valuable advice for 1 hour.


Let’s have a second cup:  A 1hour in home evaluation Q&A again you will be working with a professional designer to answer your design dilemmas.

I’ve found that most of my clients prefer this package to start with because it gives me a better scope of your design needs and wants and allows me to have better understanding of your spaces.

Let’s Move on: This is for the client that don’t have time to work with a designer but needs help from a designer. A complete room make over.

What’s in the e-Design package

You will receive the following


  1. Floor Plan with Furnishings
  2. 2-Style Board
  3. 3D rendering
  4. Paint Color Selection
  5. Product Listing


Let’s Get Cooking: Have you been fantasizing about your ideal Kitchen? This package is a custom kitchen design. If you are building or renovating, your kitchen this will make you want to cook all the time. A good functional kitchen makes life so much easier and fun to be in.

Refresh Your Space: Designer for the day is a great way to update your home with what you have already. It’s a budget friendly way to give your spaces a new fresh look.

I will come in to your home then work with what you already have. I will steal from other rooms for furniture and accessories. Move furniture with my team if needed.

This is a 6-hour revamp working section.

To find more information go to Creative Spaces & Design website http://grcreativespaces.com/design-packages/


01Feb 2017
Design Intervention

Lake House Living room with a view

Lake House Living room with a view

Accessories lake house

Accessories Lake house

A few years ago, I was working at a furniture store as in-house interior designer.

Two ladies came in the store they were siblings. “They were just looking.” After having a casual conversation, I gathered some more information as to what they were looking for.

One sister proceeds to tell me, “My sister she needs Design Intervention” of course a laugh came afterwards.  She purchased a house on the lake three years ago, and never did anything she only has what was left at the house and that includes two green leather swivel chairs, kitchen table, couple wooden of barstools, and a white bed


New Barstools

My new client Sue “I just don’t know where to start? “I go there to get away on the weekends and I have friends come over and watch movies and just hang out at the lake during the summer, I love the place but just don’t know where to start” one of the first questions I asked was “so you have the 2 green chairs and where does the other people sit?” The sister ” we sit on the floor and drink wine and we are too old for that. ” First clue? More seating is needed.

After getting more understanding of the “Just looking answer and really knowing that she needed to make her a weekend retreat her sanctuary with new furnishings, paint, window treatments, and make it comfortable just not for her but for her guests.

We began our design intervention with the in-home evaluation of her lake house.

I love to have my clients answers a few questions so I understand what they like and dislike, what their budget is, and what style they would like to go with. Sometimes my clients really don’t know what to answer because they may not have a style or a budget in mind because, they don’t know what prices are or they might not know what would work in their space.

Hand Rendering Lake house

Hand Rendering Lake house

After a couple of weeks, I had my clients come back in to the store. I did a presentation with her. I called the project the Casual Elegance Lake House. This included a floor plan, fabric samples, window treatments, wallpaper, and floor covering.

Lake house Swivel Chairs
Lake house Swivel Chairs  shell lamp
Sofa lake house

Sofa lake house

Lake house Dining Room

Lake house Dining Room

Like many of my clients they don’t do a whole house at one time. We choose to do a room at a time. This took approximately about six months to complete, once it was finished my client was thrilled she finally felt her lake house was her sanctuary. Elegant, but casual enough to sit, relax, or hang out at the lake and enjoy movies with her friends.

2pc. Sectional for movie watching

2pc. Sectional for movie watching

Design Intervention success.

Do you need a Design Intervention? Email me joy@grcreativespaces.com and tell me what is your Intervention you need.


02Mar 2015

Tips for pet friendly products for your home.

Being a mother of 2 fur babies, a chocolate Labrador name Snickers and a beautiful black cat name Sammy, I have learned how to select interior products that are resistance against pets and daily use.

Flooring: Carpet or hard surface has positive and negative uses for pet owner’s.
Carpet; Positive is soft on your feet, provides warmth and is inexpensive to install. The negatives, they are hair collectors, pet stains and odors are easily noticeable. Use of a good vacuum cleaner and a shampoo carpet deep cleaner will help prolong the carpet wear and tear.

Hardwood floors positive, easy to clean pet hair and dust. They add value to your home. Negative; wood flooring will show scratches from pet claws and pet urine will leave dark spots. Solution to restore wood flooring is striping the floor surface and refinishing them. Urine stains maybe visible after refinishing the floors. Another option is laminate wood flooring a durable and a cost-effective alternative with a resin top cover.

Bamboo is a new alternative because it is the hardest of the hardwood flooring options this makes for a good pet friendly choice. Pet stains and scratches still occur but will not be as noticeable.

Tile flooring; Positive is easy to care for pet owners because it does not scratch easily and pet stains will most likely not stain the tile. Negatives are tile can chip or crack and grout can discolor so make sure a good grout sealer is used to block staining.

There is new pet friendly carpet available on the market so when shopping for flooring asks for these products.

Upholstery seating, as we would like are pets not to jump up on the furniture, they are going to still do it. Microfiber fabric is stain resistance. The material is the tightest weave fabric and has the most thread count, this makes for a durable fabric. Microfibers have improved in the past few years with colors, patterns, and texture. Fabric seating will stain, holds pet odors, and tears. You can only use Febreze for so long.

I have found leather to be the best for material for seating. Positives are it is hair resistance, and easy to clean off muddy paw prints and it does not hold pet smells. Negatives are claws can scratch and over years the leather softens up, and will break down and tears easily. When purchasing a leather sofa make sure it is protective leather which is treated leather and is more scratch resistance.

If you need assistance in your selection of flooring and furniture or more tips please contact me at joy@grcreativespaces.com


10Sep 2014

Heritage Hill Kitchen Project

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Many people have asked me about the kitchen project I designed that is featured on the Creative Spaces & Designs website. www.grcreativespaces.com The home is located in the beautiful historical neighborhood of Heritage Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was first owned by the Herpolsheimer family that operated the Herolshimer’s department store in Grand Rapids and is mentioned in the 2004 movie “The Polar Express.” The home was built in 1923 and has many of the original architectural detail still in the interior and exteriors. The current home owner wanted to update the kitchen in a modern and transitional style.

Kitchen East Wall View

To achieve a modern style and not have a choppy feeling through-out the home. We incorporated natural cherry cabinets with slab door front. The wood finish works nicely with the original wood trim and molding that can be found through-out the home.


Kitchen North Wall Top View

The countertops are made from concrete that where custom designed with a sink and drainage boards. The backsplash is the most ask question of the project. “What did you use for the backsplash?” It is a metal copper laminate. The flooring is cork with custom radiant heat. Cork flooring is a wonderful for kitchen because it will cushion your feet while you are working in the spaces.

If you would like to know more about this kitchen and how Creative Spaces & Designs can help you design your dream kitchen please contact us at info@grcreativespaces.com or 616-706-7349

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