“We had decided to completely gut and remodel our condo. After multiple fruitless and frustrating efforts to find a designer who could translate our aspirations, hopes, ideas, needs, constraints and challenges into a cohesive and workable vision, we discovered Julie! If only we had met her sooner! We immediately felt heard AND understood. Our initial designers seemed focused on getting us to do something they wanted to do; Julie was focused on figuring out how she could help us do what we were hoping to do. That created a lot of trust. In addition, Julie was GREAT at asking excellent questions . . . what if? have you considered? what would you think about doing something like this? But the questions were never about imposing her ideas or her vision. They were always aimed at helping us imagine options, clarify our wants and needs and find ideas. Those questions helped us have epiphanies; those questions helped us see possibilities we hadn’t imagined; those questions helped us discover ways to achieve our aspirations for our home that we wouldn’t have discovered on our own.
The result was a condo that had a core layout and structure that embodied our deepest preferences while also having flooring, colors, style, shades, hardware and other matters that we owe to Julie’s expert counsel and guidance and her commitment to understanding us. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Julie and would hire her without hesitation if we were to buy and remodel another home. We also want to stress that it’s not just our opinion! Our building engineer pulled us aside multiple times to say how great she was to work with and expressed his wish that other designers could be that easy to work with; the manager of the shop where we bought the stone for our countertops told us we were really fortunate to have such a wonderful designer; contractors on the job, like the folks that built and installed the cabinetry and the folks who installed the flooring, also stressed how much they liked working with Julie. It’s so important to have a designer who can effectively work with all the people who impact the scope and pace of your remodel. Julie was clearly stellar in their eyes. That made things go so much more smoothly. If you want to hear more about how much we enjoyed working with Julie, please let her know and she can put us in touch. We’re grateful for Julie every day.”