Design Philosophy: I feel it is a designer's responsibility to lessen the client's stress and have fun along the way. It is important the client know that it is not the designer's space but their own. The designer' s role is to guide the client in the function of the space, products used, and not least the beauty of the room. A designer should be a good team player with the client, vendors, and crafts people that pull the project together. It should not make a difference what style the designer likes but rather be a chameleon with each and every project. My goal is to create soltuions unique to the client. Good relationships are the key to a successful outcome. Trust and confidence are not taken for granted and we know these must be earned. We continue to strive in our profession to stay updated on new product, codes and style.
Experience: Betty has had a passion for the design industry for over 25 years starting with a two year Interior Design degree from Dakota County Technical College and a Bachelors of Art in Design Education from Metropolitan State University. She is a full time faculty member and department chair of the Interior Design program at Alexandria Technical & Community College. Betty is a professional member of American Society of Interior Design, and a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She has been a regular columnist with Lake and Home magazine for six years. Betty is the principle of Ravnik & Co.