Jackie Spooner and Patty Small have been combining their considerable talents since 1998, changing interior design one home at a time as the leading ladies of House of Design.
Q: What challenges did you face as women opening their own business?
A: Patty and I were together with five other designers, who have since retired. We were very fortunate that we were, and still are, very sea-soned designers with a strong following. Some larger companies did not want to deal with a smaller design firm, and that made it difficult to get the quality of items we wanted, but then the market shifted and all of a sudden they were knocking at the door, realizing that designers were the key to their business.
Q: 22 years is a long time - what do you credit with your longevity?
A: We believe our blend of expertise, sensitivity to our clients’ needs and hard work make us a unique design firm, and has created wonderful long-lasting relationships with our clients. We approach a single window treatment with as much enthusiasm as furnishing a complete home.
37 New Orleans Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC | 843.384.9159 | www.houseofdesignhhi.com