A design consultation encompasses up to two hours on site and can be focused in a number of areas. You may need some immediate assistance or it is just the beginning of our relationship as we discuss and strategize a larger project. I will evaluate your space and provide my best professional advice in terms of design and functionality, troubleshoot any concerns or issues you may have, and make realistic recommendations that fit within your parameters.

Space Planning

Space is a commodity. It should be planned and utilized to serve its function while also imparting a feeling of balance. How a space is designed and arranged informs people how to use and access it, requiring a correct amount of content in a layout that optimizes comfort and ease. The precise measurement of a space is critical to creating a workable, scaled floor plan that can present a clear picture of how the room design will look, feel and function.

Materials + Finishes

Within every room composition there are hard surfaces: wood, stone, metal, tile, glass and architectural elements; and soft elements: upholstery, drapery, floor coverings and other accessories. These materials interact with one another in both a visual and tactile way, and must be carefully selected and grouped to create a balanced, attractive interior with interesting finishes and textures. Adding luxurious architectural detail such as moldings and trim, ceiling treatment, custom-built features or high-quality interior doors and hardware can instantly upgrade a space.


Through Caroline Wilkes Interiors you gain entrée to design trade showrooms and other exclusive resources that offer high-quality, custom options in fine furnishings, upholstery and casegoods. We can also shop favorite retail stores, or create a blend from across many sources to fit within your budget.


Lighting is one of the most important elements in making a space function effectively while also adding warmth and drama. The best approach to lighting design incorporates layers of lighting from multiple sources that are properly placed, and the selection and style of lighting fixtures is a key element in defining your décor. From creating an electrical plan to selecting that perfect pendant light, I can design a lighting scheme that transforms your enviroment.

Window Treatment

Treating windows properly is a multi-step process. Form follows function as we start by evaluating the need for privacy or light control, and end with a sensational decorative element. Window coverings are not only necessary in room functionality but can become a major design feature — and it is imperative they serve both purposes well.


For a quick, easy change, a shift in wall color can transform a room. Whether or not there are existing colors or furnishings remaining in the space, I will develop a cohesive scheme in one or more rooms for a fresh, pulled-together look.

Accessories + Art

I curate my room designs. Every project is enhanced and personalized by the special items that are carefully selected to complete it. Artwork and other beautiful objects boost the aesthetic, spark conversation and further define the style and mood of the space.