MY STORY

 

Hi! I’m Wendy Phillips, principal designer at WPD.  If you review my portfolio or follow me on Instagram, you will see my passion is custom residential design. I launched WPD in 2014 after a career in counseling and human resources. I have always known design is my superpower but it took me 40 years to pursue it professionally. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Psychology in 1992 and returned to school in 2014 to complete Architecture and Technical Design coursework. I absolutely love what I do and I am excited to work with you on your upcoming project! 

My professional design experience includes small scale updates, remodels, and custom homes. Each project is unique and I offer a variety of services tailored to fit your needs including Space Planning, Kitchen + Bath Design, Interior Architecture, Material and Finish Selections, Plans with Specifications, 3D Renderings, Color Consultation, Design Management, Furnishings, and more.

My design approach first considers your homes architecture, your wants and needs, and your personal style(s). These elements help me formulate a preliminary design vision and project direction which I communicate through conversations, inspiration photos, previous work,  drawings and 3D renderings. 

My multi-phase design process is organized and easy to navigate. Phase I includes reviewing your completed “Project Inquiry” form followed by a brief phone call to talk through the details. Should we choose to move forward, all new projects begin with a 2-hour Initial Design Consultation. This meeting is to get acquainted, take a closer look at your space and/or plans, and outline a scope of work. We talk about budgets, timelines, how much it may cost to achieve your goals, and how my experience will bring value to your project. We take photos of existing conditions and collect measurements for future work. Occasionally, a follow-up meeting is scheduled with other professionals/contractors depending on the nature of the project. Once a scope and budget is approved, we review and approve a personalized Letter of Agreement, collect a design deposit, and then get to work. Now the fun really begins. The design process progresses and we navigate additional phases described further when we meet.

I am a member of the Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID), Seattle Chapter, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). I am pursuing AKBD certification through the NKBA and have served on the NWSID Board since 2019. I am a native Washingtonian and reside in Poulsbo with my husband of 24 years, two college aged daughters (a COVID silver lining), labs Willow & Daisy, plus a flock of hens. When not in the studio, I can be found digging in my garden, running the trails with my dogs, cruising the waters of Puget Sound, or planning my next travel adventure.

Thank you for considering me for your project.  I look forward to designing something beautiful together!