Pamela Neel Interiors works with a wide variety of budgets… ranging from simple consultations for “ideas & design direction” to  full scale design projects.

How We Work

Interior design projects often have many "moving parts" and task interdependencies. Much of a designer's work is "behind the scenes" selecting materials, choosing finishes, creating renderings, coordinating contractors and orchestrating design events. There are often multiple trades involved even for a smaller project such as designing and fabricating a simple window treatment. Solid project management and organization skills are absolutely critical to keep contractors "on task" and monitor the overall progress of the project. Pam relies on her project management experience, built over 2 decades, first, managing large scale technology projects, and in the last 10 years, running successful interior design projects.

  • Initial "In Home" Consultation: we generally first meet in your home to better understand the decorating challenges, determine general project needs and discuss our business policies and cost/fee structure, so there are no surprises.
    • TIP for Initial Consultation: over the years, we have learned that the most productive initial meetings are those where our clients bring photos, pictures from home decor magazines, colors they generally prefer… basically anything that will help us to quickly narrow down your personal tastes, allowing for a more cost effective and productive process.
  • Subsequent Client Meetings: we will drill down into your specific styles, color and fabric preferences, furnishings, determine budget requirements, review computerized graphic renderings, select your materials and finishes, etc. Once a "mutually agreed upon" proposal is signed and a deposit is received, we can begin the "material procurement and project execution" phases. The balance will be due upon installation or completion of the project.
  • Detailed Project Plans: will be formulated that clearly outline specific design tasks and their order of execution
  • Ongoing Communication: is a key component of the process, so that you and our contractors are aware of the next steps in the process, estimated task durations and any unforeseen setbacks, should they occur.
  • Installations: are considered the final step in the design process – these are attended personally by Pam, to ensure nothing is "lost in translation" and that you are pleased with the end product.

When hiring a designer… strong project management, organization and communication skills are often overlooked as important “designer” qualifications.

Hourly Consultation

Are you in need of design advice & wish you could "bounce ideas" off a designer? Well, you can!

We have noticed that some of our clients are not looking for "full scope project work", but are more interested in a simple consultation with us for "advice and direction" for their home projects. While most of our clients still prefer us to be involved from design through installation, hourly consultation is a great solution for clients that choose to tackle the legwork themselves and want to avoid costly mistakes.

Today, we are inundated with design choices, products, design television shows, do-it-yourself guidance and fast moving trends. How will you ever decide?

Window Treatments
  • Specializing in design, fabrication & installation of custom window treatments (draperies, cornices, valances, etc.)
  • Computerized graphic renderings to help clients visualize finished product
  • Extensive library of decorative drapery rods & hardware
  • Hard treatments including shades (motorized options), blinds, wood shutters & vinyl shutters

In many of today’s newer homes with challenging window configurations, “ready-made” window treatments just don’t seem to fit properly.

Fabrics & Trims
  • Extensive library of designer fabrics & trims to accommodate varying budgets
  • Lines include but not limited to: Kravet, Candice Olson for Kravet, Kravet Couture, Lee Jofa, Walfab, Fabricut, Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Duralee, RM Coco, Highland Court, Stout Brothers, Sunbrella, Maxwell, Catania Silk, Finascot Designs, Brimar, etc.)

The right fabric adds warmth, color, texture and personality to your room.

Faux Wrought Iron
  • Faux wrought iron window treatment product (lightweight, cost-effective & nonstructural)
  • Achieve the look of elegant wrought iron at a fraction of the cost & weight
  • Custom built to fit any size or shape project
  • Choose a pattern from our catalog or custom design your own pattern
  • Select a variety of finishes to enhance any style décor from traditional to contemporary
  • Applications include high, clerestory or odd shaped windows, transoms, niches or recessed wall areas, exterior areas, doors, sidelights, ceilings, walls (large or small decorative custom accents), decorative accessories (valances, headboards, cabinet doors, etc.)
  • Local dealer for Tableaux faux iron products

Think it's iron… think again!

Bedding & Headboards
  • Custom bedding, shams & accent pillows
  • Semi-custom bedding
    • Select from hundreds of beautiful designer bedding collections. Choose to keep the bedding "as is" or customize one of the collections to meet your own personal tastes - it's your choice!
    • Semi-custom offers the "best of both worlds"… allowing you some design flexibility, while keeping the costs lower than the costs to design & fabricate fully custom bedding
    • Quicker delivery time frames
  • Luxurious upholstered headboards & beds
  • Bedding collections styles include traditional, transitional & contemporary
  • Local dealer for Eastern Accents (luxury semi-custom bedding, bed linens, accent pillows, throws & upholstered furniture)

Bedding should be comfortable, luxurious and calming…  after all, this is where we start and end every day!

Contractor Partnerships
  • Partnerships with contractors specializing in flooring & tile installation, electrical services, carpentry, painting, wallpaper installation, faux painting, window treatment installation, custom cabinetry, faux iron installation, upholstery & re-upholstery services, granite/stone fabrication & installation.

We have spent a decade building relationships with design partners that have proven that they do outstanding work and whom we trust.

Flooring & Area Rugs
  • Floor coverings include tile, hardwoods, limestone, slate, tile, marble & carpet
  • Area rugs (custom, hand knotted, hand tufted, machine made rugs)
  • Rug styles include transitional, contemporary , traditional, custom & antique

Area rugs help to pull all of a room’s components together visually and to layer a room's design.

Walls & Ceilings
  • Paint color consultation, painting services & faux/decorative painting
  • Extensive library of distinctive wall coverings (grass cloth, burlap, cork, printed wallpapers, etc.)

Never lose sight of the ceiling in your overall design plan. In the interior design community, ceilings are referred to as the "fifth wall" in a room.

Lighting
  • Selection & procurement of table & floor lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers, pendant lights, bathroom fixtures, accent lighting, ceiling fans, etc.

Proper lighting can dramatically change the way a room looks and feels.

Furnishings & Upholstery
  • Furniture selection & optimal layout
  • Space planning
  • Custom upholstered furniture
  • Furniture re-upholstery

Furnishings can overpower or dwarf your room without proper space planning.

Cabinetry & Carpentry
  • Cabinetry, custom built-ins (bookshelves, offices/desks, libraries, fireplace surround, etc.)
  • Decorative cabinetry hardware
  • Custom millwork (crown & arched mouldings, raised panel wainscoting, beadboard, chair rail)

Distinctive cabinetry and custom millwork bring a uniquely sophisticated element to every aspect of your home's design.

Materials/Finish Selections
  • Cabinetry & decorative hardware
  • Wood finishes
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Countertops, backsplashes, shower walls & floors
  • Sinks, faucets & plumbing fixtures
  • Glass shower enclosures

A well-thought-out, detailed plan is a "must" for any renovation or remodeling project. Choosing the right materials and finishes can make or break a project.

Accessories
  • Selection & procurement of decorative accessories, mirrors, custom framing & artwork

Accessories are like a woman's jewelry. You would never wear all of it at once. Be selective… "loving your collectibles" does not necessarily translate to "displaying your collectibles".