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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel with White Cabinets, stained wood flooring, Thermador appliances, mosaic backsplash tile, two islands, open plan kitchen
 

about Fresh Space Design

Fresh Space Design is a Minneapolis, Minnesota and Phoenix based full-service interior design firm that specializes in planning custom, residential remodeling projects. Working directly with homeowners or contractors, we value:

AUTHENTICITY

The heart of every project is you. We want your redesigned spaces to look like you, not us. Our goal is that you are delighted with your spaces, that

they allow you to live, work, and play better.  The best compliment we receive is that a redesigned or remodeled space “looks like it was

meant to be that way”!

 

APPROACHABILITY

Our process is designed to help make you feel comfortable. We encourage you to share your vision. We listen and explore ideas together. We see your home from your point of view. We then suggest changes that will

truly make a difference.

 

ARTFUL CREATION

We bring our expertise and creativity to every project.  We

balance aesthetics (how does it look?) and function (does it work?)

to create a one-of-a-kind result that expresses your definition of beauty, function and home.

 

ATTAINABILITY

We are available to help with a range of project sizes and budgets. We will review your blueprints or DIY designs, help you find the perfect rug, design a single-room remodel or an entire home transformation.

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ABOUT GAIL JACOBSON

Gail's appreciation for interior design began at age ten, when her mother redecorated their suburban townhouse with rich orange, blue and apple green walls.  It seemed perfectly natural and right to her!  Gail spent her youth in art-related pursuits – drawing, painting, singing, dancing, and acting in plays and musicals. Her home was filled with the sounds of opera,  jazz and classical music. Needless to say, pursuing an art-related career was a foregone conclusion.

 

After earning a BFA and MFA in fine arts, Gail explored life as a studio artist, arts educator, and jewelry designer.  It was only upon buying and renovating her 1916 bungalow that she discovered her true calling  - helping people love and live better in their homes. Gail enrolled in an Interior Design program and was bitten by the remodeling process.  She's never looked back.

 

Fresh Space Design was born from Gail's passion for providing homeowners an extraordinary interior design experience, with finished spaces that express their definition of home. Twenty years as a designer has affirmed her belief that our interior spaces are critical to our, joy, productivity, and well-being. Creating a well-designed space is a journey. Gail is honor to be a trusted partner in her clients' journeys!

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For Homeowners

Fresh Space Design offers a full range of interior design services.

You may engage us for a single consultation, a feasibility study,

space planning or decorating ideas, or a complete remodel or

addition.  We offer both hourly-rate and project fee options,

depending on the size and scope of the project. 

For Contractors and Designers

Partnering with Fresh Space Design will support your profitability

and increase your referral business. We can plug in at any point

in the process. If needed, we will shepherd your clients from

the first design meeting to the punch list.  We craft clear,

stunning drawings to illustrate your or your clients' vision, and

to aid in your bidding and/or permitting process. We can guide

your client through selections with clear documentation to help

reduce costly errors and keep your projects moving.  Our active

listening, client-centered approach and strong design aesthetic

will ensure a positive experience and enthusiastic referrals.

 

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

DISCOVERY

We start with an initial telephone conversation to understand your core needs and motivations - the experience you want to create.  Perhaps talking with us will be the first step in your journey!  We also want to learn about the timeline and budget for your project. Our conversation will help us determine next steps. We may recommend a virtual visit, or suggest meeting in person at your home.

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"BITE-SIZED" DESIGN PACKAGES

If your project is smaller or simpler in scope, one of our design packages could suit your needs.  

Each has defined tasks and a fixed fee. 

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$349.00

Single Consultation

Are you contemplating a renovation or a redecorating project and would like to explore ideas with a design professional? Are you in the middle of a project and need a professional "eye"?  We will visit your home, tour your potential or in-progress project areas, review your wish list and budget, and  share  our expertise.  We will follow up with a written synopsis of our conversation, including design ideas, resource suggestions and vendor/contractor recommendations, 

Click the link below to tell us about your needs and set up a complementary 15 minute telephone interview!

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$595.00 - $1195.00 

Designer For a Day (or 1/2 Day)

We invite you to engage us for four or eight hours of professional design services - and structure the time to bring you the most value.  Do you need help shopping for furniture, rugs, window treatments or other decor?  Are you "pre" or "mid" remodel, and need a professional to help you find and  coordinate materials, fixtures and finishes for a remodel? Would you like us to review your contractor's plans and make suggestions for improvements? Additional time may be added at an additional fee. Click the link below to set up a complementary, 15-minute

telephone interview! 

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$1195.00

One-Room Conceptual Design

This package will give you the confidence and inspiration to launch your project!

In a home visit, we will explore your vision, wish list and budget; measure and photograph your room; create a conceptual floor plan and 3-d renderings, and share them with you in a design review meeting and in emailed, PDF images,  We will make general recommendations for materials and fixtures, and share our favorite resources. Design of additional spaces, elevations, selections and construction drawings are available at an additional fee.

Click the link below to tell us about your project and set up a complimentary

15-minute interview!

TESTIMONIALS

“My experience with Gail has been great so far…... She is always punctual, professional, and very responsive. She is considerate of her time (and the cost of that time) and her fees are reasonable - in my opinion it is well worth it to have someone knowledgeable on your side and helping to steer you in the right direction. I plan to continue to ask for that knowledge and guidance as we work through my project. During our initial consultation, Gail listened very closely to my goals and to what I dislike about my house. She immediately thought of ideas I hadn't previously considered. A couple of weeks later I had my plans, including elevations and renderings to use for obtaining quotes. She even drafted another idea (on her time) in case I wanted to go a different direction. She has given me guidance on cabinet selection (styles, materials, construction) and has given me recommendations for cabinet makers, flooring suppliers, painters, etc."

 

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