TESTIMONIALS

Monte Sereno Home


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“Denise came into our home to transform our main living space and it was such a positive experience we had her put her design expertise into every room of the house including the exterior spaces! She has an excellent sense of design and along with her artistic eye for color we now have a sophisticated home we love to share with guests, yet is still comfortable for us every day. Denise blended some of our existing pieces with unique finds and it all came together resulting in both beauty and functionality. One of our favorites is the dining table from France that sits four every day but, with a simple turn of the table top easily opens up to sit 8 – no table leaves to hoist in and out. Also, in one room Denise designed a faux-painted wall that with its depth of colors and copper veining could be a piece of art. She handled everything for us down to the finest details with the perfect accents and stayed within budget.” 
 
 
 
“Clients who are fortunate to work with Denise on projects of any size and scope will find her designs creative and refreshing while they are expertly guided to a result that is beautiful and suited to their lifestyle and needs.”– Kim H.


Santa Cruz Mountain Home


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“Denise first worked with us when we purchased a home in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, in 2006. That home required a complete kitchen remodel; and a major construction/decorating project to transform an indoor squash court (really!) into an exquisite living room with a library/art loft.” 
 
Denise brought an exceptional range of skills and artistry – and soup-to-nuts services – to our project. Her creative ideas produced exactly the feel and flow we wanted. She designed the details of the project and drew up the architectural/construction blueprints. (Our Santa Cruz County Building Permits rep said Denise’s plans were the cleanest and best detailed he had seen — which greatly expedited our permits process.) Denise worked closely, and well, with our general contractor.” 
 
She guided me through all phases of the decorating process: floor materials selection, kitchen granite and appliance selection, the fabulous paint-and-accessories colors and a lighting design that created warmth and complimented the redwood forest that she “brought inside” via the open expanses of glass.” 
 
She designed art nooks and lighting to professionally display sculptures, paintings and a variety of other artworks. She selected the few new furniture pieces needed to complete the rooms.” 
 
I wouldn’t have been able to navigate the overwhelming list of niggly details – like cabinet and drawer pull selection and placement — without her patient guidance.” 
 
The end product was a comfortable yet uniquely beautiful home where first-time visitors routinely gaped with open mouths! And all of it was done within budget.” 
 
Having such a six-star experience with Denise, we readily asked her to do the design/decorating project for our new home in North Carolina in 2011. She understood our tastes, knew which of our artwork we wanted as a central focus, and managed to time and budget constraints. She flew to NC one time and then she and I managed the project from California. She was fabulous! And once again, we have a beautiful and unusual home that is functional, as well as warm and welcoming. The bad news is guests never want to leave!” 
 
I enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Denise!”– Elaine T.