MEET CORINE

Corine's design career has been built on a deep love of the meaning of home: the way a home can both tell you about a person and also inspire and guide its occupants towards a simpler and satisfying lifestyle. Corine grew up in the Midwest but has lived on both coasts (North Carolina and California). The bi-coastal perspective coupled with roots in the heartland of America and her natural interest in how people live give Corine the ability to translate her client's homes into something that is deeply personal and unique to them. To her, home is not a place where you should feel like you're walking into a showroom but rather where you feel like you can be your truest self and live with ease.

THE COMPANY

Corine Maggio founded CM Natural Designs in 2011 with a strong understanding for the human experience of space. This humanistic approach is apparent in everything the firm does from the personalization of design, pricing transparency, honesty and accessibility throughout the design process. As visual storytellers, the CMND team has perfected the art of encapsulating the essence of a client, which is what keeps the work fresh and exciting. A client's well-being, as experienced through a space, is something that takes time and deliberate effort to create but is endlessly rewarding. Corine's work has been featured in a multitude of print and online publications as well as HGTV. CMND is headquartered in Marin County, California but accepts projects worldwide. The current running list includes Australia, the Maldives, Turkey, Mexico, New Zealand and many nationwide.

THE PROCESS

First step is to fill out the form on our contact page. We have a three room minimum (some exceptions made so feel free to ask) and are usually booked 1 - 4 months out. We will get back to you right away and if it seems like it could be a good fit, we'll set up a call for you to talk in great detail with Corine about the project and our process. From there a complimentary in-person assessment can be set up (if you are in the SF Bay Area and virtually if not) in order for a proposal to be put together. CM Natural Designs creates customized tiered fixed fee prices based on the specific needs of each project so that you can decide what degree of services makes sense for you! After determining the scope and signing a service agreement you will have an extensive style study with Corine along with a measure, unless it is a new-build. Then it's off to the design development process in which the design team is hard at work creating your dream home. Presentations include samples, graphics, floor plans, renderings, etc. After any necessary changes to the design, the purchasing and construction process begins. Meetings with the builder happen at this point in order to review drawings and design intent. That's when hammers start to swing and your builder becomes more involved. After the construction is completed the CMND team comes back for any and all furniture and accessory installation and your home is complete!

INTERIOR ATLAS

From early on Corine was extremely aware of the issue every designer and home owner has faced when it comes to sourcing product. There are thousands of sources but it can be hard to find the ones you need when you need them. This means designers often resort to using the same trusted vendors over and over but that can make the work lack variety and excitement. Home owners are often left with just the big box stores because they know no where else to go. So three years in the making, Corine personally envisioned, designed, funded and created Interior Atlas. This subscription based digital tool lets you find sources for the products you're looking for sorting by product type, quality level, trade type and more. It also gives you a platform to organize project inspiration images, team members and actual products. And designers can keep track of all of your vendor account information as well. This platform has already transformed the process for many designers and is saving everyone time and money while making the process more fun and projects more interesting!