Tracie Schaefer, Director of Operations, is a business strategy expert. She comes to MOTIF with 16 years experience in Public Education and 15 years of experience in Hospitality Management. In her last role, Tracie was responsible for planning and execution of the business of education. She oversaw purchasing, improved customer experience, created efficiency through evaluating internal processes, moderated communication, and tracked and balanced budgets. She also has construction and project management experience. She is a Colorado native and participates in Spartan, loves travel, is a gourmet cook not to be rivaled. She lives in a small mountain town just outside of Denver.
Lindsay Cook, Senior Interior Designer, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2008. Lindsay studied in France, Italy and Spain during her education. When asked about why she does design, she answered by saying "I provide nurturing design direction while executing smart design decisions. I am fiercely driven & deeply sensitive. I do this work because of my passion for creating meaningful spacial experiences in the most honest, trusted & authentic way." She has worked in the Custom and High End Residential Interior Design world her entire career and has a strong interest in environmental design and the impact great design can have on people's quality of life. In her spare time, Lindsay loves playing sports. She is a lifelong tennis player and volleyball player. She enjoys creative cooking and says Whole Foods is her happy place.
Good design accomplishes more than aesthetics. It can improve how you feel, make you more organized, energize you, help you relax, nurture your soul, among other benefits.
Our design-build firm is here to help you see the potential in your environment. Our expertise can help you figure out the best ways to invest in your spaces for the best possible outcome, while avoiding costly mistakes. We have a unique process designed to make it fun and easy for you. Achieving beautiful interiors is our specialty. Whether your project is a full remodel, a multi family lobby, a model home or a corporate interior, our expertise will help you create and realize your vision.
We have over 200 lines of designer fabrics, furniture, accessories, lighting, artwork, tile, wallpaper, hardwood, cabinets, mirrors, and counter tops. We share our trade discount with you if you work with us and offer turnkey services for clients who don't want the hassle of searching the city or internet for design elements. Often our clients get a professionally designed room for less than they would spend at a brick and mortar furniture store.
WHAT IS DESIGN-BUILD?
Compared to the traditional model of designing and then doing construction and then redesigning because the first iteration was over budget, Design-Build is a much more efficient method for achieving the desired end result. Our unique process allows our team to create a cohesive design solution for you while considering and tracking the costs to implement your vision. There is a dynamic interaction between our design team and in-house construction team during the design phase of the project. As we work on design, we collaborate with framers, drywallers, electricians, plumbers, painters, and carpenters who are experts in their industries. In other words, we manage the front end of the creative process while considering if and how we can meet your desired budget. The process saves both time and money. The results are remarkable.
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Emily Strassburg, Interior Designer, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Colorado and then went on to receive her Master of Architecture from University of Colorado Denver. She has always been passionate about creating spaces that inspire people to interact with their environments and that harness a sense of place. Emily spent time in Florence and Rome as she studied and has a strong affinity for classical architecture. As a Colorado native, Emily enjoys taking in the outdoors with her dog, Sadie. She also loves reading historic fiction and water coloring.
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Our Principal, Jennifer DesJardin, is an award-winning Interior Designer and Construction Project Manager. Her work has been featured on HGTV's House Hunter's Renovation and in many design publications including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, 5280 Home's Top Denver Design, Golf Digest, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. She has worked in design build, home remodeling, multi-family, hospitality and custom home design. She has a degree from University of Florida in Architectural Interior Design and has been working in the industry for 21 years. Jennifer started the firm in 2008 in her garage, which she converted into a design studio. She is now working in a professional design office which has grown to include 7 other employees. She is intentionally keeping the firm small to allow MOTIF to have a strong working relationship with each client.
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