We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & SOPHISTICATED SOUTHERNER
After a decade of practicing with the industry’s most lauded interior designers, Marea founded MCI and quickly garnered a loyal client base in the Bay Area and beyond. Her aesthetic effortlessly combines sophistication with approachability, resulting in timeless, comfortable interiors that reflect her clients’ tastes, habits, and lifestyles. Today she is unlocking her studio doors to give us a peek at how her firm ticks!
1. What did you wish you knew when you started your design firm?
Sell upfront. Make sure you agree on a budget at the beginning of each project. This reduces the selling that you have to do throughout the project and eliminates a lot of headaches for your client, your team, and you.