Five questions with Tahoe-based Revive Interior Design’s Jessie Marchesseau
July 23, 2016
Revive Interior Design, located in Meyers near Lake Tahoe's South Shore, offers a variety of services — custom interior design, real estate staging, price-fixed design packages for those needing a little creative direction, and digital solutions.
According to owner/operator Jessie Marchesseau, she's worked in the design industry for most of the last decade and recently started her own business, launching Revive Interior Design in 2016. She's also worked as a licensed Realtor for more than 10 years in the Tahoe region.
"I moved to Tahoe from Montana in 2000, fell in love with the area and never left," she said. "I have a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from University of Nevada, Reno, and am an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. I serve Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood, Minden, Gardnerville and the Carson Valley.
"I offer full-service interior design for remodels and furnishing homes, as well as smaller pre-packaged design services such as paint-color consults and in-home design work sessions. I also offer new seasonal packages every few months to give clients an opportunity to freshen up rooms without investing a lot of money."
Regarding design specialties, Marchesseau doesn't like to paint herself into a corner.
"Interior design should be about the personality and lifestyle of the person living in the space, not me as the designer," she said. "I'm open to whatever my clients need and want, and then try to guide them in the best direction accordingly."
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Home staging is an enjoyed service for Marchesseau as well.
"As a Realtor for more than a decade, I have a lot of insight into the local real estate market and what buyers are looking for," she explained. "I started staging homes while working in real estate and knew I wanted to continue to do it in my design business. It's one of my favorite services to perform."
Learn more about Revive Interior Design by way of Q-and-A with Lake Tahoe Home below:
Lake Tahoe Home: What is the most important advice you would give to someone thinking about remodeling their Tahoe home this summer?
Revive Interior Design: Give it time. In Tahoe, summer is building season and everyone in the industry is busy. Contractors, carpenters, tradesmen and designers all have multiple projects on the table so it's important to be patient.
LTH: What are a few of the newest trends in 2016 in Interior Design that homeowners should consider when eyeing an upgrade?
RID: In the kitchen, trends are moving away from the stainless steel appliances of the last several years. We're seeing some pretty grays, matte black and even black stainless appliances. Marble is another hit right now. It's such an elegant and timeless look; you really can't go wrong with it. Marble is always in style. And when you're putting a significant amount of money into a remodel, you want to know it's going to look terrific. Another hip trend is the color white. It could be white kitchen cabinets, all-white bedding or white subway tile in your bathroom or on your backsplash. Again, it's classic and practically timeless.
LTH: What do you like about home décor and interior design when it comes to mountain homes, versus those in lower-elevation areas?
RID: Being in the mountains allows us to create warm and cozy interiors. You can have amazing fireplaces as the focal point of our rooms and then fill those rooms with wonderful textures and natural materials inspired by our surroundings — like wood, stone and even fur. This type of ambiance doesn't work well at lower elevations.
LTH: What is your favorite fresh design concept for 2016?
RID: I'm seeing a lot of excitement about Scandinavian design, which I think has a great aesthetic. It's simple and airy, with clean lines and a minimal feel. It also features a nod toward the environment and it incorporates beautiful, natural materials. You can really incorporate it into mountain design well.
LTH: Which area or section of a home do you prefer to work on when it comes to renovating?
RID: I think bathrooms can be the most fun, especially powder rooms. You can interject so much personality into these small spaces. Since people don't spend extended periods of time here, you can get creative and even go a little over the top without it being overwhelming or getting old quickly.
To learn more about Revive Interior Design, visit reviveinteriordesign.com or call 530-539-4030. This story originally ran in Lake Tahoe Home, a partner product for the Tribune, Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.