Designer Spotlight – Betsy Isackson
I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and I moved here to Florida when I was 4 years old. I grew up in Hollywood, Florida for the majority of my life.
How did you get started in interior design?
I have always LOVED design! In fact, I designed my room when I was in summer camp and came back to my favorite room. Since then I have always wanted to be an interior designer!
Where does your love for design stem from?
My love for design comes from the love of colors and creating beautiful spaces. It makes me happy!
How long have you been a part of the Decorators Unlimited team?
I have been with Decorators Unlimited for 5 years now and I love every day!
What is your favorite design style?
I love doing a soft modern, elegant, timeless design.
What’s your favorite project that you’ve done with Decorators Unlimited?
I have done a lot of great projects, but I would have to say that one of my favorite projects I’ve designed is a residence located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The clients were absolutely fantastic to work with, and they really trusted me to use my talents! Some features that I love within this house include a custom bar which is centered in the middle of the house, the living room wall unit, and the dining room. The bar features a curved design and is finished with custom stone and LED light panels in order to light up all of the surfaces from front to back. The design of the bar, along with its height, allow for those sitting at the bar to see over the living room sitting area and watch TV or look at the fireplace. The beautiful design of the living room was topped off with this spectacular great room wall unit which houses a GIANT television and fireplace, complimented by shelves on the sides. I used different elements of materials in order to bring a unique feeling into the room. Some of the material included maple wood, stone, and 3D material in the above space where the tv is located. The colors used throughout the entire house included an icy light green and white. The overall goal was to create an elegant, timeless house…and I did!
Where do you gain inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from seeing things around the world. This includes colors, textures and elements of other design items and combining them all.
What do you love most about working with Decorators Unlimited?
What I love most about Decorators Unlimited is its team! Everyone helps each other. The support we get is great! The clients are fantastic. It’s like my other “family.” Everyone treats each other like family!
If you had to share one piece of advice with your clients, what would it be?
TRUST! You must trust your designer. Also, for the client to give all their ideas to us so we as designers can create their dream home!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Do what you love! Love what you do!”
If you were designing your dream home, what’s one thing you would have to have in it?
I would have to have an inside/outside pool that goes through the house.
When you’re not working, what are you doing?
Spending time with family! Family is everything!
Published By: Caitlin Kader