Hired 9 times
24 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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I called Sally to help me figure out paint color and to design my new house. She responded right away and came full of ideas that really helped me. She was tuned in to my budget and really help me make decisions that helped my budget too. She has great energy and is great at tuning into people so the things she recommends are a "good" fit. She recommended so many things I would have NOT picked out myself and I am so glad I called her.. My house feels so good and I will be calling her again.Jan 7, 2019
Sally is very knowledgeable and simply amazing! Professional and personable, she did an excellent job picking the right colors for our home and provided many ideas on how to configure/decorate our rooms and living space. Communication with her was easy and she instantly picked up on what kind of decor and style we liked. Sally sent us a many options that were stylish and affordable. Thank you for helping us make our house a home! ❤️Dec 19, 2018Verified
I was extremely pleased with my decision to go with Sally in redoing our family room. She has an amazing eye for color, recommending a slight color change in two rooms which completely transformed the look! What was once a dark and depressing room is now a bright and welcoming space. Sally shopped around online for artwork and furniture that she thought would look great in our new space. She is kind, flexible and all around a great person. I highly recommend her, we’ll definitely be utilizing her services again!Nov 2, 2018Verified
Sally is amazing! She knew what changes would make the biggest impact on our decor! She shoppped for us and picked out the best accents to upscale our outdated living areas. She is honest and has a great spirit! I highly recommend her.Sep 16, 2018Verified
First encounter was very positive Can’t wait to continue with her D.SNov 7, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do not up charge on products I find for my clients, I pass along the great pricing and I charge only for my time. If a project is 5 or more hours I offer a discounted price. If it is a bigger project I am willing to work within a budget. If I know what a person is trying to achieve I can give a number of hours it will take and a price in the 50- to 75 an hour range. I often facetime on the phone or skype with my clients that need help outside of Florida. Here is a quote from one of my clients in California. In an hour we had all of her paint colors. "What I liked about Sally Fretwell is everything. I had her help me select colors for my house in NH about 7 years ago. When I needed help for a house I just purchased in California I gave her a call. She is patient, (you do not feel rushed) so very knowledgeable about color and all the different effects (lightning etc.) has on the color paint she chooses, and someone you will enjoy working with. I highly recommend her. I could go on and on but I think you get the message." Louise Scianna
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I have a phone conversation with the client to see how I can help them, as well as answer questions they might have about how I work. If everyone is comfortable I schedule a meeting at their location and go over all the things I see. Many clients want to discuss all aspects of their project they are working on, like flooring, lighting, architectural designs, furniture and picking paint colors. How to bring out the best features that already exist in the home is an important part and how they can pull all of it together. What works and what doesn't and how to maximize their living space. Some clients just want to pick paint colors and some want to remodel their home, I am happy to help. We also have an upscale-affordable cabinet line for kitchen and bathrooms. So depending on what our client wants to work on, is the direction I start with. I have painters and craftsmen that I recommend, as well as an in house CAD design center.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 30 years of experience in the design business, owner and operator of 2 design paint stores, written 4 books on design and use of color, my website is sallyfretwell.com., as well as, sallyfretwellcabinets.com, andPowerofcolor.net I have taught classes and continuing education to Interior Designers. In 1999 I wrote the book, Back to Balance, a Common sense approach to Feng Shui, using the home as your place to recharge and feel uplifted. I have been assisting my clients for 30 years choosing products such as flooring, lighting, interior and exterior, as well as completion in whole home remodels and office design.