Designer has the feel for space
The Good Life|November 2020
Designer has the feel for space
Diana Hoyt, the interior stylist with Deep Water Home & Electronics, designed much of the Carlisle Classic Builders entry in the 2020 virtual Home Tour (see related story).
SUSAN LAGSDIN

When asked, “What’s your very favorite all-time project to date?” she quickly answered, “The one I’m working on right now!” And then she added emphatically, “Always.”

It’s that passion for performing her personal best, every single time, that has won her several awards at both Wenatchee’s annual home show and at online idea generator Houzz.

She even collaborated on designs for Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel. (You can find top ratings from dozens of recent clients on the Houzz website, as well as more samples of her work.)

But the essence of her job is assuring that people are happy in their own environments. “I’ve probably worked on 100 homes in my career,” she said, “and I’ve learned is that if a room seems even slightly ‘off’ to me, the owner will probably never feel comfortable in it.

“From the time friends started asking me for advice on improving their own homes, I realized I had an aptitude for interior design,” said Diana.

Her own home became a kind of DIY lab while she learned to tile, lay flooring, refinish furniture and paint. “I believe by now I can step into a room and feel what it wants to be. I’m like an artist with a blank canvas.” She said with a smile, “I used to think everyone could do that.”

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