Connie Seitz Interiors For more than 25 years, Connie Seitz Interiors has been creating beautiful, distinctive environments for its clients. “We take the time to understand the client’s needs and expectations to best provide a family with an elegant, comfortable and functional place they enjoy coming home to. One thing that keeps our job interesting is the way each client’s taste and expectations vary and require a unique design approach. We work to create a ‘collected’ look, not a procured room,” says Connie. The design juxtaposes old and new by mixing one-of-akind antiques—some of which Connie hand selects on buying trips to France—with contemporary items the team discovers while attending trade markets from New York to Atlanta. Connie says, “Our clients often have family heirlooms and items collected from their travels that we incorporate into the finished design. This brings a personal touch to their home.” Connie and her team of Christine Diggs and Heather Borgstede practice the design principles of form, function and proportion with a meticulous eye for detail. The most successful projects involve the collaboration of client, architect and designer from the early stages prior to construction. This gives the team a unified vision that best meets the client’s needs. After a thorough review of the floor plan, the design team draws a detailed furniture plan customized to the client’s lifestyle. Clients are presented with inspiration boards, which often include watercolor renderings of the proposed design. These tools enable the client to fully envision the finished home; they are also used in renovations and single-room designs. The firm also offers
LEED- and CAPS-certified services. With an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques, and a vast insight into art, Connie finds just the right piece for each area of her client’s home. She says, “We are blessed to have such a rich resource of local artists in South Louisiana, and we love to place these original pieces in our clients’ homes.” For that elusive item, the design team has a network of local artisans and craftsman that fabricate custom furniture and lighting. Connie is thankful for a loyal client base. Because her client relationship transcends the normal working relationship, she enjoys working with the next generation of her client base. She says, “It’s rewarding when we are called by a client to design their home after they have relocated to another state or to help with their children’s homes.” The attention to detail and quality of design sets Connie Seitz Interiors apart.
Connie Seitz Interiors is located at 839 Heavens Drive, Suite A, in Mandeville. 630-7102. September-October 2014 127