Meet the Designer | Desiree Burns!

Meet the Designer | Desiree Burns!

Step into the mind of Desiree Burns – A brilliant, colorful-minded 31-year-old interior designer located in Boston, MA. Her knack for style and eye for perfection allows for standout creations. Desiree ‘s extensive clientele in and around Boston may come from all walks of life with very different visions of what makes a home their home, but on a daily basis she is brainstorming, suggesting and bringing to life creative ideas for her clients. “It’s definitely a challenge, but that’s my favorite aspect of the job… Creating a space my clients love is the ultimate reward for me.” With each client coming to her with a different point of view, style, and characteristics it can be hard to successfully match styles but she has the innate ability to approach each situation differently and successfully collaborate on their needs to effectively style their home. Finding that perfect chair, or throw that pulls a room together is what keeps Desiree’s blood pumping.  Her passion for interior design is lavish, inspiring and new.  Step inside the life of your favorite interior decorator, see what’s new and in style, and get personal insights on style from Desiree Burns herself!

  1. What is the most challenging thing about your job as an interior designer?

Desiree: A lot of designing for clients is a mind reading game. What I love is to develop a relationship with the client, engaging them in the process to figure out what they are passionate about but also creating a balance where I’m able to guide and challenge them beyond what they’ve seen on Pinterest or what they think they want.

  1. What color is in style right now?

Desiree: Oh man, this changes all the time! I’ll touch on spring since it’s here and I’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival! Deep and bold is what the trends are moving towards. Spring is the perfect time to experiment with color and I think you’ll see a lot of Turquoise, Pink and Yellow. Earth tones are a classic, safe choice. People want to create a warm, welcoming environment… think sage and rich grays. You can also expect to continue to see Blush popping up all over (and I don’t hate that!).

  1. What’s your favorite color you like to splash into the homes you work on?

Desiree: Right now I’m into emerald green and blush. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I find myself incorporating these into my design concepts lately!

  1. What is your favorite thing about spring style?

Desiree: Color! I think people tend to be a bit bolder come warmer weather and are more willing to take risks and experiment with color.

  1. When you are decorating a home, what is your favorite piece to add to complete the look?

Desiree: I think every home needs greenery, period! Whether it’s a vase of flowers, tall fiddle tree, or potted plant, it makes all the difference in creating a polished “lived in” look versus a room you feel like you can’t touch a thing in.

  1. How do I know if my home needs some re-styling?

Desiree: Take a look around, if you’ve had the same coffee table for 10 years it’s probably time to replace it. Trends change, people tastes and lifestyles change too and I think it’s important for your home to continue to evolve with you.

  1. Do you have any tips for your followers?

Desiree: Don’t be afraid to try something you’re uncomfortable with. I’ve found that sometimes designing in a certain style that I typically don’t work in has created some of my favorite designs and helped to expand my creative ability. It’s important to know what you like and don’t, but don’t be afraid to try something new, who knows, you just might end up loving it!


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