A Chicago native, now living in Dallas Gail J. Kueker, has a love for all things design. Starting out s as a visual designer-then on to photo styling where she mastered set design and discovered her true passion for home design and styling. Soon after she created her own consulting business Finishing Touches Studio in 2001 and then in 2006 she opened her own retail storefront were she specialized in home design and home accents. "The whole experience, exposure and challenges of being the owner and operator of a retail store was incredible and invaluable to all of my future endeavors", stated Kueker. Her diverse experience, ability to listen carefully and use of her intuitive design skills too bring in both style and comfort makes her the best choice for your next design project.
Describe your go-to style:
I work a lot with Mid Century Modern and Transitional, I feel that these two styles mainly reflect the general asthenic that most seem to be gravitating towards to now. I love a room with clean lines, that is warm and inviting. No matter your style or design choice I can help you bring it to life on budget.
What drives you to design?
What drives me to design? Great question...I think because I am an artist and along with my love and passion for great style...a room that is well designed can literally become a 3D piece of art. My greatest joy comes from seeing a room come alive from a simple vision.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
Like most designer's we can get inspiration from just about any source or direction. For me personally I find magazines and blogs really inspiring due to the editorial content. In one my previous lives-I spent years designing sets for magazines. My love for good photography runs deep especially when I see the beauty that comes from something as simple as a good photograph layered with beautifully arranged furniture and accessories.