The Real Value of Interior Design – Pat Gericke Talks Space and Style

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 Pat Gericke artfully helps transform space. The result is a space that not only looks beautiful, but functions beautifully. This is as important in a home as it is in a professional environment. Jane Tabachnick interviews this New York City based interior designer on her work and philosophy. 

Jane: Pat, people have a perception that an interior designer is a luxury. Can you address this view?

Pat: It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity. As a designer or architect, we work with visual aesthetics, but it’s not just about them. It’s about the space and how you develop it. You have to ask: how does it function? What is the person using it for? You really get down to the nitty-gritty this way. It’s all in the little minute details. It’s what makes the room flow, what makes people feel comfortable. It must be organized; everything in its place. That’s where the dollar value comes in. It’s not the color of the walls.

Jane: So it sound like it applies especially to places like New York, where real estate is at a premium and you get less space for your money. A designer such as yourself could bring incredible value.

Jane Tabachnick

Jane Tabachnick is a bestselling author and a contributor to CNN, Firepole Marketing and other publications where she covers influencers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.