Bob, born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon has been an interior designer since 1980. He has been with Paul Schatz since 2011.
What are your main influences? What is your design philosophy?
I listen closely to what the customer thinks and wants. Then, I start working the dream and presenting them with what I think will work best in the space.
What do you love most about designing?
People; I love people. In most cases, I form such a connection with clients we stay in contact afterwards.
What has been your favorite project to date?
My favorite project was with a couple from Arizona. They gave me the floor plans to their house and I designed each room without ever seeing the house. I had two trucks of furniture shipped there. I met them at the house and had everything all laid out. They loved it; didn’t return one thing. It was really satisfying.
What are your favorite rooms to work on?
I don’t particularly have a favorite. I think each room is an exciting project. Bedrooms can be very personal and romantic and great rooms or big, open rooms are fun because of the possibilities. I can create multiple conversation areas or whatever the client wants.
What makes Paul Schatz special? Why should people come here for their furnishings?
The variety of manufacturers we carry. I also like working for a company that’s been in business as long as Paul Schatz. The company is very trustworthy and hard working.