Part One: Q&A With Coventry Homes Interior Designer, Cathy Chapman

What inspires your work?
I am inspired by the thought that a room or house that we have designed is able to create a sense of welcome and comfort for the individuals who walk into that space. Good design has the ability to make people feel inspired.

When did you realize you were destined to be a designer?
I realized I was destined to be a designer when I had a summer job in a wallpaper store and was able to remember patterns and colors in each wallpaper book with very little effort. I loved looking at all the different designs and I also loved helping people find what they liked.

How long have you been collaborating with Coventry Homes on model homes?
I have been collaborating with MHI/ Coventry Homes for 25+ years on their model homes. It has been a pleasure helping them create very livable, well designed spaces that appeal to homebuyers.

Are there any design elements exclusive to Somerset Green?
There are some fun design elements that are exclusive to Somerset Green that make it a bit different from other model homes. One item is the oval iron staircase with great places to display artwork. We also loved being able to set up the dining room with a custom banquette that could be expanded to seat 12.

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