PROCESS

“BENJAMIN IS THOUGHTFUL AND COMPREHENSIVE IN HIS APPROACH TO DESIGN - HE IS A FANTASTIC ARTIST, YES, BUT ALSO COMES PREPARED. HE'S ALWAYS THINKING ONE STEP AHEAD AND IS PASSIONATELY FOCUSED ON GETTING IT RIGHT.” 

Philosophy 

At Dodgen Interiors, I believe that every space has a unique story to tell, and my job is to interpret your narrative into a captivating visual tale. It's not only one piece of furniture or color palette that brings a room to life; it's the interplay between various elements, including textures and layers, that conveys its story. I understand the significance of being involved in every detail from the initial idea to the final outcome. I leverage my experience, resources, and partnerships with premier craftspeople and vintage dealers worldwide to source and/or design original pieces for my clients, enabling them to express who they are and how they wish to feel in their home.

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Approach

My thoughtful design process is a harmonious blend of your aspirations and our expertise, sculpted over years of transforming spaces. I take a highly personalized and collaborative approach to each project, immersing my heart and soul.  As a result, I bring authenticity and meaning to all of my clients' homes.  During the design process, I often sketch or illustrate spaces of the home to bring it to life. While I rely on technology, utilizing artistry to mold and shape a space is important to me.  In the selection of furniture, art, and decorative objects I practice a ‘hunt-and-gather’ approach where each discovery informs the next. Whether you're looking for a subtle refresh or a complete makeover, our process ensures we capture the essence of your vision every step of the way. Here's a glimpse into how we craft spaces that echo your story:




Details 

"I pay attention to the details that make a room feel complete and nuanced. These details are often overlooked because they don't take center stage, but they add depth and gravitas to a space. For example, a vintage tape trim on an upholstered chair or a contrast welt on a seat cushion. Over time, these subtle details are discovered by the eye and make your home stand out. In art history, these details are known as 'the second read' because they become more obvious as you study the piece. I always strive to create this effect in my work. Although these details may not be immediately noticeable, they are what people remember when they leave the room."

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