PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, CHANSAERAE DESIGNS, LLC, SARAH C. WILSON
Sarah, a full service design professional with a talent for creating extraordinary customized interiors, specializes in helping successful professionals in and around Redlands transition into new living spaces.
Hanging out in her mother’s upholstery shop there during her early childhood introduced her to the world of design. Sarah has used that base as a blueprint for life. She has spent her whole life rearranging, painting, and accessorizing each home she inhabits as well as providing inspiration and guidance for family and friends. Her college roommates can recall often returning home after a long day to find their home rearranged.
Sarah’s clients benefit from the project management, technical, advisory and other skills she gained during her highly successful earlier career working in the IT department of the Capital Group, a major financial services company. This time spent working in corporate America allowed Sarah to appreciate how busy that lifestyle can be. It also allowed her to experience first hand the need to hire professionals to care for her home so that she could spend her time at home attending to son and his numerous activities
She works with a variety of clients but focuses on assisting CEO’s, doctors and other health care specialists, business owners and other professionals whose living situations have changed due to relocation, career moves, “empty nester” situations, marriage, divorce or related factors.
Sarah, a remodeling expert, offers services ranging from project management and space planning to color consultations and home staging for clients in such communities as Yucaipa, Moreno Valley, Highland, Calimesa, Beaumont and Loma Linda. Most of her work comes from referrals.
She is committed to creating personalized, one-of-a-kind spaces for each project, noting that “no two clients are the same and their homes shouldn’t be either.” To that end, she says, she is “always on the hunt” online, in thrift stores and elsewhere for the most unique antiques and accessories, including lamps, candles, books, tables and chairs. Sarah collects many of the pieces during her extensive travels around the world.
Her company, Chansaerae Interior Designs, is backed by a team of some of the region’s leading flooring specialists, window treatment experts, kitchen and bath pros, painters, upholsterers, contractors and other professionals, as well as national network of vendors and suppliers.
Sarah, who earned an Interior Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, is the only area design professional who grew up in St. Croix which gives her a unique prospective on design.
PASSION FOR DESIGN
I have a deep passion for design. Making beautiful space for my clients and guiding them through the process of designs is so enjoyable. My goal is to bring value and to offer my clients the best design options to suit their lifestyles and budget in a way that is unique to them. I’m the only Interior Designer in the Inland Empire who specializes in clients who are recently alone in their homes due to divorce, spousal death or release of children into the world. I enjoy whole home design whether through remodeling or redesign.