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September 24, 2013

Meeting client needs is key for Currier and Associates

Interior design firm specializes in health centers, Alzheimer's units

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Sharon Currier studied design at LaSalle College in Newton, and has built her business over the years.

One result of decades in the trade is that an owner tends to collect remnants, or manufacturer’s samples.

So several weeks ago Currier took her excess fabric, carpet, tile and more, and offered it free on the roadside of well-traveled Merrimac Street.

“It was a great experience,” she said. “I stayed outside, and met the people who stopped. Usually a conversation would start about how a given item could be used. One collector made bow ties, and took fabric; we had a quilter come by, and a person who made peace flags. There was even a fellow who restored antiques microphones, and was looking for cloth.”

“A lot of people went away happy,” she added.

Sharon Currier, whose firm is certified as a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) said, “The statistics show that there’s a growing interest in senior housing.

“Our work has given us a deeper understanding of the special needs involved, and we’re always prepared to design for different types of clients,” she said.

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