RC Willey Design Consultations
Everyone wants a home that reflects their personal style and accentuates the life they build inside it, but most of us don't know exactly how to connect the dots between what we currently have and what we really want. This is why RC Willey is offering professional design consultations from our highly trained and talented staff of interior designers.
Whether you want to decorate your family room or take your kid's room to the next level, we have an awesome staff of creative and professional designers who will listen to your dreams and create beautiful and functional solutions in your budget.
The RC Willey staff of professional designers can help you with furniture layout, color theory, accessories, or whole home vision and you are only 5 simple steps away from turning your home into a showpiece.
Simple Consultation Process
Buy a $100 RC Willey gift card as your deposit. This gift card can be used towards new products after your in-home consultation.
Your designer will visit your home and get to know your style, needs & vision.
Floor Plans & Furniture Suggestions
Your designer will create floor plans & furniture suggestions based on your in-home consultation.
Your designer will set up an appointment with you to discuss the floor plans and furnishings they have prepared for your new look.
Completing the Look
Now that your designer has earned your trust & learned your style they can help you create any finishing touches to complete your home.
Design Team Experience
RC Willey's Design Consultant Team come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a few things in common:
- They are customer first. They want to truly understand your needs and deliver a home you can be proud of.
- They are great listeners. Our team wants to know what you want, why you want it and what price range you need it to be. The more you tell them the better your end result will be.
- Design is in their blood. Most of our designers went to school for design & some of them are certified. They all have a passion for home furnishings & spend their time on and off the clock making everything beautiful around them.
We believe that everyone should be able to afford a home they can be proud of and interior designers should not just be accessible by the rich and famous. Our team is here for you to take what you have and accentuate it with what we have. We offer great financing as well so you can start living in your dream home now!
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Meet the Utah Design Team
Patti Strout - Draper, UT
Patti has been with RC Willey for nine years. She spent her first eight years at the Murray, UT, store helping customers with their furniture & mattress selections. She then transferred to the new Draper location when it opened in April 2014. Patti has assisted numerous clients in making their homes beautiful & unique.
When asked why she loves her job Patti said: "It's always wonderful to see how different homes become with new furnishings. Some homes get complete makeovers & others add individual pieces; both scenarios bring new style & new life for each customer." Patti will take the time to listen carefully to your needs & wants, & work very hard to make your purchasing experience at the Draper, UT, RC Willey a fun & memorable experience.
Deborah Felt Tucker
South Salt Lake, UT
Deborah Felt Tucker - South Salt Lake, UT
Deborah has an extensive background in design with 23 years of interior design experience & seven years of lighting design. She is passionate about helping customers create a comfortable & charming living space but is also proficient in large scale design. Deborah was the lead interior designer for a local university & student housing project. She has coordinated furniture & art placement for large corporate offices & decorated homes in many states. She is an expert in helping customers plan space layout & utilization of current pieces & she loves the wide variety of offerings from RC Willey.
Tom Armstrong, ASID
Tom Armstrong, ASID - Murray, UT
Tom began his career with a degree in Environmental Design from Brigham Young University. He then studied with Thayer Coggin Design in Boston, Massachusetts, & Crawford & Day Drexel/Henradon Interiors. Tom has taught classes on interior design as well as for the Salt Lake City Parade of Homes, numerous model homes & corporate offices. Tom has been an interior designer at RC Willey for 29 years.
When asked why he loves his job Tom said: "I love my profession. I have a loyal clientele & I always decorate what they want, not what I want. I am proud to work at RC Willey & I would be honored to help you decorate your special place."
Pam O'Shea, CQRID
Pam O'Shea, C.Q.R.I.D. - Murray, UT
Pam has been a professional interior designer since 1988 & has been designing for RC Willey for the past 16 years. She know the furniture & design industry inside out & has designed numerous model homes, Parade of Homes, & of course customer homes. You might recognize her from one of her many television appearances as well where she gave design tips for Studio 5. Pam's design motto is to have fun & she is an expert at color, balance, scale & harmony. All she asks of you is to let her know what’s important to you & she will fill in the gaps.
Karen Lazarakis - Murray, UT
Karen is an experienced & innovative designer who is focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience. She started her career as a lead designer for Collett's Furniture for seven years & then managed Sofa Factory in Murray, Utah, with an emphasis on teaching her employees the elements of design. Luckily for us, Karen came to RC Willey twenty-five years ago, & has worked on many design projects both big & small in her tenure here. She designed a Union Pacific Presidential Car, one of three in existance, dozens of model homes, given design seminars to local colleges & participated in several Parade of Homes, working directly with the architects & builders from inception to completion. One of her proudest designs was in the last Parade of Homes where she designed a room for a young boy with a terminal condition. She worked directly with the Make a Wish foundation & themed a room around Sea World, including a custom mural from a local artist recreating the boy's trip to Seaworld. You can contact me directly at: 1-801-888-1448
Joy Darlington - Syracuse, UT
Joy is a lifelong artist with a very creative mind & a keen understanding of people's needs. Her time as a makeup artist for print & film helped her perfect the subtle additions to really bring out the best in her models. She uses this same technique when designing interiors for her clients: taking what they have & making it shine!
Joy has complimented her artistic career with a career in real estate. She loved helping clients envision what their home could become with just a little creativity & effort.
Wendy S. Frampton
Wendy S. Frampton - Syracuse, UT
Wendy has the passion & talent to make your home beautiful. Her education is in art & design & she spent 20 years as a professional photographer making beautiful things even better. In 2010, RC Willey was lucky enough to hire her as a Furniture & Decorating Consultant.
In this position she has decorated numerous homes & cabins including the Sundial Condos at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. Wendy loves furniture, color, & design & really enjoys working with clients, new & old.
Orem Mall, UT
Stefan Wells - Orem Mall, UT
With 34 years of experience in the furniture industry, you could say Stefan Wells knows a thing or two. He started on the manufacturing side of the business & came over to the retail side 17 years ago. Stefan has a passion for putting together new rooms with the buyer in mind. He will work with your budget, style, & needs to give you the room or home of your dreams.
Orem Mall, UT
Brittany Mann - Orem Mall, UT
Brittany began her career in the field of cosmetology & that desire to make things beautiful has gained momentum in the interior design world. She loves having the opportunity to help people choose a piece that will define their room & give them years of enjoyment. Brittany has been with RC Willey since 2007 & said: "It's truly where I'm meant to be."
South Salt Lake, UT
Stephen Aikin - South Salt Lake, UT
Stephen began his career at RC Willey as an assistant on the display team studying under RC Willey's best designers. He developed & fine tuned his eye for style, color & scale & continues to stay abreast of the latest trends in the interior design world. Stephen has progressed in his career at RC Willey & is now a Sales & Design Consultant where he helps people envision their new spaces on a daily basis. Stephen will help you create a sensible flow in your space without sacrificing style.
Jamie Dixon - Syracuse, UT
Jamie Dixon has a sophisticated eye for design & an intuitive inspiration to create interiors that are timeless with special attention to detail. She creates the best design solutions with an equal balance between affordability & stylish functionality. She believes in the less is more approach & plays with lighting, materials & texture to create drama.
Jaime says: "I believe that interior design should not be a luxury for the few, but a way of life for all! I am devoted to listening to people & connecting with them to reach a common goal. I offer real design solutions for real people & I have a passion for improving their surroundings & creating a home that makes them smile every time they walk through the door."
Jaimie loves a challenge, especially if it involves a couple on opposite ends of the design spectrum. She will create a wonderful combination that both parties will be happy with & love.
Meet the Nevada Design Team
Nicholas Dumais - Henderson, NV
Nicholas has always had an eye for the fine details. He has the passion and drive to create your dream space. Working in the fashion and bridal industry for years he developed a skill set to create spaces and looks that will remain timeless.
He believes you should never have to sacrifice style for sensibility. From small and cozy to large and elaborate, he will make sure your space best suits your vision and needs. Customer service is his top priority and knows each design project is as unique as the client.
He pulls inspiration from his favorite designers Christopher Guy, Billy Baldwin, and Iris Apfel mixing elegance and practically, textures and tones seamlessly. He will put your best interests at the forefront of each consultation.
Ethel Mclendon - Henderson, NV
Ethel got bit by the design bug at an early age. Her mom would make window treatments and slipcovers to rival any custom upholsterers. She taught her how to sew and by high school she was designing her own outfits to wear.
Ethel then served in the military where her eye for interior design emerged. Each new duty assignment brought on different design challenges. Her fellow soldiers and their wives would ask her to assist them with furniture placement, window treatments and accessorizing.
After retiring from the military she decided to pursue a career in interior design. She enrolled in the Art Institute of Las Vegas, received her BA in Interior Design in 2008 and has been deisgning ever since.
In her spare time she does custom art pieces, quilting, cooking and of course watching her favorite channel HGTV. Candice Olson is her design idol.
Meet the California Design Team
Bryan Bender - Rocklin, CA
Bryan absolutely loves home furnishings & has literally worked in all aspects of the furniture business with an emphasis in design, merchandising, buying & sales. In just the past three years Bryan has won numerous awards from RC Willey for serving his customers including Employee of the Quarter, twice. With extensive knowledge of leather, fabric & wood furniture, Bryan is often our go-to guy for employee training & is constant taking courses to better his skills. If you need help with color, design, or even a masterplan, Bryan is here to help!
Mary Kienle - Rocklin, CA
“The home you hope to create. All you have to do is imagine...”
Mary will work with you to realize the potential of your home and bring your vision to life. Whether clients are planning to design a full room, incorporate a single piece or design their entire home, Mary’s vision, creativity and expertise as a master designer for 15 years can help to ensure the fit and fabric choices work beautifully together in the space. Mary has been an associate member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and has won multiple awards for her design work voted and awarded by her design peers in ASID membership in 15 western states.
Locally, Mary has participated in various “B.I.A. Street of Dreams” competition’s and the Sacramento Fabulous 40’s Christmas Designer Home Showcase. Her work has appeared in the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Magazine Multiple times and her portfolio is available to view at RC Willey’s Rocklin Location upon request.
Delta Shores, CA
Lisa White - Delta Shores, CA
“Clients would hire me to come over to photograph their kids and next thing I knew I was hired back, to redecorate their homes! So, as fate would have it, I put my camera down and never looked back.”
Lisa started her career as a portrait photographer and decorator but soon found herself decorating more and more. She has enjoyed running her own businesses and is now excited to offer her years of experience as a designer for RC Willey. Lisa’s coursework in color, lighting and composition at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, helped her develop a tried and true formula.
She has always excelled in color and creative space planning while staying on budget. Lisa prides herself on the ability to eliminate the stress of interior design, making the process fun, and foreseeing potential problems, but most importantly capturing the true essence of her clients’ vision. She believes that everyone should have the ability to have access to designer knowledge without the high price associated with it.
Delta Shores, CA
Christine Folkes - Delta Shores, CA
Christine has always had a passion for design since she was a young child. She is a lifelong learner with a huge wealth of knowledge. With over 20 years of experience, she takes pride in everything she touches and is constantly thinking outside the box. She truly enjoys a good challenge when it comes to difficult spaces and problems that need to be solved. She is studying at American River College and has been trained in A.D.A Compliance, working with special needs, and helping design for the gracefully aging client. She believes that everyone should have access to a designer, no matter how big or small the project is, and will make sure you have the best experience possible.
Meet the Idaho Design Team
Gloria Gentle - Meridian, ID
Gloria is a recognized decorator, twice awarded first place in the "Best Decorated Home" category for Parade of Homes by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho.
Gloria has been working with customers at RC Willey since 2010, & has a total of 27 years of experience in the industry, in both residential & commercial design throughout the state. Her experience includes buying at major furniture markets throughout the country, staging, decorating & in-home consultations. Gloria knows each project is unique, & she takes the time to listen & understand each customer’s vision for their home or office. Her experience & dedication has earned her many repeat customers who have grown to rely on her expertise over the years.