Meet Tara Beals, Interior Designer
Interior design is far from an easy career. While playing with paint colors, fabrics and textiles may play a large role in interior design, there are plenty of other tasks that are required of interior designers — many of which may seem less like fun and more like work. When our ABD team went on the quest for an excellent interior designer, we wanted someone who had a passion for design and could offer a variety of styles and helpful advice to an array of clients. Luckily on our search, we found Tara Beals, an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) member that offered a very impressive profile.
Tara has been employed at ABD for a few months, but she is already transforming spaces into masterpieces and showing her innate flair for color, spatial arrangements, architecture and textiles. Her specialty is residential design but her day-to-day activities range. “A typical day consists of meeting with clients and discovering their wants and needs for a project,” she states. “I usually start with images then move to hand sketches, measurements and CAD software drawings. When a floor plan is created, I will start material selections and budgeting then execute with the team and scheduling.” Our interior designer’s face new challenges every day; some that are not appealing, and others that are motivating and open doors in their career.
Our interior designers require a broad range of skills because they work with not only homeowners but also other departments of our company, government agencies and sometimes business owners. To become a successful interior designer, one needs to be educated and well-rounded. Tara states that one of her strengths that makes her successful is good listening skills and taking note of the tiniest details. She is also a people pleaser, mitigator, and often mind reader that can help steer clients toward a favorable outcome while also allowing them to be in control of their design. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing happy and excited clients that love the work we’ve done,” Tara beams.
Interior designers are constantly balancing design decisions, clients’ desires and much more, while also staying abreast design trends. Tara states that the most challenging part of her job is the fact there are just not enough hours in the day! “I LOVE what I do and that’s very special because it shows with each project,” she explains. “The days can be long but everyone at ABD gives 100 percent and having an amazing team to work with makes for an exciting and successful career.”
While Tara loves working in the homebuilding and remodeling industry because of the ever-changing advancements and styles, she also loves the Fort Collins area! Outside of work, she loves to ski, cook, paint and of course, spend time with her partner, dogs and friends.