about Fresh Space Design
Fresh Space Design is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based full-service interior design firm that specializes in planning custom, residential remodeling projects. Working directly with homeowners or contractors, we value:
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”.
Our process is designed to help make you feel comfortable. We encourage you to share your vision. We listen and explore ideas. We see your home from your point of view. We then suggest changes that will truly make a difference.
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.
We are available to help with every size of project. We will review your blueprints or DIY designs, help you find the perfect rug, design a kitchen remodel or an entire home transformation.
ABOUT GAIL JACOBSON
My appreciation for interior design began at age ten, when my mother redecorated our white-walled townhouse with rich orange, blue and apple green walls. It seemed perfectly natural and right to me! I spent my youth in art-related pursuits – drawing, painting, singing, dancing, and acting in plays and musicals. Our home was filled with the sounds of opera, jazz and classical music. Needless to say, going into an art-related field was a foregone conclusion!
After earning a BFA and MFA in fine arts, I explored life as a studio artist, arts educator, and jewelry designer. It was only upon buying and renovating my 1916 bungalow that I discovered my true calling - helping people love and live better in their homes. I enrolled in an Interior Design program and was bitten by the remodeling process. I've never looked back.
Fresh Space Design was born from my wish to offer homeowners an extraordinary interior design experience, with finished spaces that express their definition of home. Eighteen years as a designer has affirmed my belief that our interior spaces either support and nurture us, or work against us; they are critical to our well-being. Creating a well-designed space is a journey. It is an honor to be a trusted partner in my clients' journeys!
services + fees
Fresh Space Design offers a full range of interior design services. You may engage us for a single consultation, a feasibility study, or a complete remodel or addition. Each type of project has a different fee structure, which we will discuss with you in our initial conversation. Our fees are determined by the anticipated scope of work, and will be determined at the proposal stage.
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
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 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.
"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.
1 HR Virtual Consultation
This package includes a virtual consultation through a web-based meeting platform. You can use the time any way that works for you. Get help with a specific project, explore ideas for a future remodel, brainstorm a furniture layout, or a home master plan. We will follow up with a brief written synopsis of our conversation,
Home Purchase Feasibility Study
This Package includes: a tour of the property, a discussion of ideas for upgrades and renovations and a
written recap of our meeting, including photographs and notes.
We are happy to include a licensed contractor in the site visit to provide advice for structural changes and maintenance items at an additional fee.
One-Room Conceptual Design
This package includes a home visit to discuss your needs, wants, and budget, and to measure and photograph your space; one conceptual design with a suggested space plan, materials and colors; one design review meeting; and one revision of the conceptual design.
You will receive a PDF-format conceptual design layout which will include: scaled existing and proposed floor plans, an elevation of each wall of the room, and
3-dimensional renderings. The initial meeting, and/or design review meetings may be conducted virtually; we would just need you to supply dimensions and photographs of your space.