In an industry where most interior designers tend to be sought after for their own particular style, Jeff Sheats Design in Irvington is not your typical interior design firm. Specializing in residential interiors with an offshoot into an occasional light commercial spaces for his clients, owner Jeff Sheats and his staff strive to create a customer-centric service from material selection to construction management and full furnishing services.
“Our goal is to really tailor our work to each client,” says Sheats.
Sheats possess over 23 years of experience as an interior designer, starting his own practice after helping friends remodel and furnish their own home interiors in Indiana. Moving to Irvington in 1991, Sheats is known for his close eye for detail and the lengths he takes to get to know his clients’ preferences. He likes to compile lists of intricate data down to which hand his clients favor and their lifestyle habits in a survey he created called the “It’s You™ Survey.” His end goal is to best reflect his clients’ characters in their interior arrangements. He can take a client’s replies and translate those into a build out of a new home, remodeling and fully furnishing an existing home all while deploying his hand selected contractors and artisan installers.
To fit the wide range of styles people may fit into, Sheats is always on the hunt for new building and furnishing materials. He regularly attends design centers across the country shops globally for materials, accumulating a professional library full of samples filling half of his work studio in the Irvington Office Center.
Sheats is particularly happy with how the interior design business is evolving. Today’s clients are increasingly becoming better informed about home design and can better help him paint the picture and articulate what they desire for their dream home.
“My creative urge is to completely design around you,” he said.
While Sheats expects continued and controlled growth in business, he strongly favors the small boutique feel of his company and the personal service and attention he now provides his customers by being able to work with all of them directly. He is set to work both locally and throughout the US.