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About amyweltyanderson

My name is Amy Anderson, President, Design Perspectives LLC. I offer my clients comprehensive design assistance for their home from conception through implementation. Services range from design consulting, to remodeling, to decorating, to staging to live or sell. I have a unique background which sets me apart in the interior design field. In addition to my experience in art and design, my undergraduate degree is in civil engineering. As a result, I am able to interpret blueprints, visualize designs 3-dimensionally, communicate effectively with contractors and raise critical questions during a remodeling project. My clients may fully envision their finished project in advance through the use of product boards, drawings and computer-aided design tools. With ten years of sales, service and management experience at IBM, I am fully committed to excellence and customer service, and bring strong communication and listening skills to my client relationships. I understand teamwork, project management and attention to detail. As a home designer, I am able to combine these professional skills with my artistic talents. I am thrilled to be pursuing my passion which benefits us both. I love what I do … my heart is in my vocation. I work diligently, enthusiastically, passionately …. assisting my clients in the creation of a beautiful and livable home.

Casual Dining Elevated

Already this was a fabulous spot for casual dining, with an incredibly lush view out the bay window, an inviting stone fireplace and enviable trim and beams.  We made the space even better with new limestone floors and by lowering the breakfast bar top so … Continue reading

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The Importance of Color and Floors When Selling A Home

The sellers had the foresight to know that to sell at competitive pricing, dated wallpaper needed to come down in the dining room, all walls needed a fresh coat of neutral paint, but most importantly, they needed to focus on … Continue reading

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Recreating a Guest Bath to be Inviting and Usable

The design goals for this bathroom update: Convert a tub/shower combo to a more user-friendly walk-in shower. Create a more easily cleaned countertop by eliminating the lip around the bathroom sink. Expand counterspace by extending the countertop under a recessed linen upper. Create more … Continue reading

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019

The Pantone Color Institute’s annual color forecast provides a global point of view on the movement of color.  Every year, since 2000, Pantone has named a color of the year, as a trendsetting concept for branding, marketing, fashion and design for … Continue reading

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Beautiful Breakfast Bar and Overflow

As part of her kitchen update, my client lowered her breakfast bar to counter height.  The benefits include a better connection between the kitchen and casual dining area, but also more counter space for food prep, serving or dining at … Continue reading

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NIGHTWATCH: Pittsburgh Paint Color of the Year 2019

PPG Paints has named Night Watch, a luxurious deep green, as its 2019 Color of the Year. The shade, which evokes lush foliage and the soothing influence of the outdoors, will be at the forefront of next year’s design trends, … Continue reading

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Starting with the Jack and Jill

This client has a myriad of home improvements in mind – a new kitchen, floors,  furnishings and window treatments are all on her wish list.  But with water dripping through the wall from the Jack and Jill shower through the ceiling below, … Continue reading

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