Crystal Ortiz – Interior Decorator & ReDesign Professional

I started rearranging my bedroom furniture when I was 8 years old. We moved often when I was a kid, so it was always a new adventure to decide how my current stuff was going to fit into my new room. That started a lifetime of being house-obsessed. When other girls were reading “Sweet Valley High”, “Seventeen” and “Cosmo”, I was looking at House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, and house plan books. #HouseNerd.

I took courses through QC Design School and earned my certificates for IDDP (Interior Decorating & Design Professional) and ISRP (Interior Staging and Redesign Professional) in 2014. That gave me more technical training, but I feel that I truly have God-given Talent. Since then, I’ve been steadily building a business in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area and consistently helping homeowners achieve their dreams for their own homes.

I’m very proud that I continue to enhance my education through courses several times each year as well as hiring a design business coach who helps me refine my processes and manage the business end of things. With every project I complete, there are new experiences I learn from and carry in to the next client. I recently returned from High Point Market and have access to amazing furnishings, art, and accessories through my trade-only contacts. This allows my clients to select from some of the best home decor items to be found, with no worries as to whether a specific company has a store here in Harrisonburg.

Once you’re finished checking out my website, give me a call. After we chat a bit about what you’d like to achieve, we can schedule your Consultation and start discussing your project(s). Whether you just need some DIY Direction or full-service Design help, together we’ll map out a plan that will move your project forward at the level you’re most comfortable with.

I’m here when you’re ready to get going. Call Crystal at (540) 271-2686 and let’s discuss your dreams, your wish list, and what you need the most help with to create the space that will make your home in to your happiest place.

Recent Continuing Education Courses I’ve Taken

  • Master Class with Bunny Williams, at High Point Market: Running a successful design business requires far more than fabric and furniture savvy and general good taste. With nearly a half century of design experience, a namesake furniture line and nine licensed partnerships under her belt, Bunny Williams shares her knowledge about avoiding design mistakes, keeping clients happy, getting press, enjoying fruitful partnerships and becoming a brand.
  • “WithIt Education Breakfast”, at High Point Market: “A Conversation With Candice Olson…The Business Of Great Design: Create, Manage And Evolve Your Brand” -Join us as WithIt celebrates its 20th year with an informative and “divine” visit from one of America’s favorite designers. Candice Olson, recognized worldwide for her HGTV design shows “Divine Design,” “Candice Tells All” and “Design Star”. She’s known for communicating her signature style and trademark sense of humor, making viewers feel like they’ve stopped by a friend’s design project. At WithIt’s Education Breakfast she brings that warmth in person, pulling up a comfy chair and chatting with both a moderator and the attendees.
  • The Art of Wallcoverings with Candice Olson, High Point Market: Incorporating all aspects of using the luxury of wallcoverings to enhance, and ultimately elevate spaces and your bottom line, will be discussed in this broad ranging seminar with one of America’s favorite designers, Candice Olson. Discover how usage of wallpaper can define spaces and create new and exciting way to decorate that speaks to the individuality of your customer.
  • Inside the Designer’s Studio with Jeffrey Bilhuber, High Point Market: Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept and format, design icon Jeffrey Bilhuber will discuss a variety of designer-focused topics as well as share insights from his life. Jeffrey will share design how to’s and various trends while discussing his approach to design, clients and working within the design community. While drawing upon his experience, Jeffrey will give general tips that will have a broad application for designers in their own projects. He will have a lively one-on-one conversation with Parker Bowie Lawson, Market Director for Architectural Digest, and will take questions from the audience following the discussion.