"Design: it's all about the details. It's not only what you see that matters but how the space makes you feel."
- Alison Cahlin
Alison Cahlin, of Cahlin Design Group, considers one of her greatest strengths to be the ability to interpret a clients desires and transform spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but that evoke emotion in its most desired form.
"I approach every project as a blank canvas," she says "and I always begin with the bones, the foundation, and pure vision. The architecture or lack thereof is the key. I like spaces to sparkle, to use metals that provide a little jewelry, colors to convey a mood and textures for the touch." For Cahlin, good design is easy when cost is not an object. The real challenge she says, "comes in providing creative, unique yet practical design while being sensitive to the client's specified needs, goals and budget."
Cahlin, a licensed interior designer and ASID member, brings clients a combination of passion, experience, creativity, and outstanding personal service. Formerly a partner with Male Cahlin Design, Cahlin has established her own company, Cahlin Design Group in Coconut Grove, Florida. Cahlin and her professional team work closely with clients from a project's inception to completion. They remain involved with every aspect of the detail from the origination of drawings to all design selections and specifications, hiring contractors and project supervision.
Cahlin's portfolio primarily includes high-end residences and vacation homes but she also has years of experience specializing in boutique commercial projects.