About this pro
26 years in business
4 hires on Thumbtack
My Husband and I bought a home that was stuck in the nineties. It resembled a hospital with every wall and counter top in various shades of white. The fixtures (lighting, plumbing and Hardware were gold. Sam suggestions brought our home into today"s fashion, and we are very happy with it all. She also gives you wonderful online stores to shop for the fixtures and accents. She has a wonderful eye for color and how to lay out furniture. We are especially happy with the back splash she suggested for out Kitchen. Its a beautiful copper colored tin. The kitchen now looks like a french cook' kitchen. Shes a pleasure to work with and very professional!Nov 1, 2018
My husband and I wanted color advice to bring light and cohesion to large spaces. Sam sowed us samples within our comfort sound and then offered alternatives that made the rooms pop! We went with all of her suggestions!! Can hardly wait for the painter to come and do the work. Sam really knows color and sees variations that most of us don't see, but then she them when she puts two samples side by side. I highly recommend her.Aug 19, 2016VerifiedRenaissance Design Consultations's reply
Thanks so much, Sally, it was a delight to meet with you & Al -- and we got all 6 of those rich new hues selected in just a tad over an hour too! I'd love to know how everything turns out and please let me know if you need painter referrals too (can contact me via my website). Cheers & don't forget to take those "before" pics....once in place, these warm new colors are going to make you fall in love with your lovely home all over again.
Sam is a jewel of a design consultant. She based her suggestions entirely on our desires and preferences, rather then pushing her own preferences on us. She is a wonderful and caring person. We definitely would recommend her to our friends.Aug 10, 2015VerifiedRenaissance Design Consultations's reply
Vicki and her hubby just moved into an older home when they contacted me for help. I assisted them with selecting (lovely!) paint colors for all rooms in their house, including enhancing the architecture in their dining room by more appropriately harnessing the visual properties of color when repainting their room's dramatic interior columns & archways, along with a redesign of the adjacent living room's fireplace/focal wall via color. Additionally, I worked with them in talking through their need to remodel their kitchen which included the removal of an awkwardly placed corner pantry taking up valuable space on the focal wall. After I suggested deleting an unnecessary second doorway to the dining room (further enhancing the smallish kitchen's planned update re: functionality), I then created 3D renderings with an initial layout design so they could visualize the changes they were wanting to implement (including two different cabinetry options as requested). And I was delighted when these passed muster on the very first round. At this second in-home appt. to present the renderings, I also provided Vicky with some space planning assistance re: helping her existing furniture find just-right spaces in her new home. As Vicki kindly shared, I do listen carefully to my client's needs -- and strive to create a roadmap for the direction THEY're envisioning for their home...
I first used Sam several years ago on a complete master bedroom and bath remodel. She was especially helpful with color choices, tile and lighting. Recently I was having trouble with colors to match draperies on a large two room family area and she came through (as I knew she would) explaining that a smoky color choice would get the result I wanted. Who knew what a "Smoky" color was?May 19, 2014
Sam has helped me select colors for two of my homes. Both times she listened to what I was hoping for, encouraged me out of my comfort zone, and both times the results were fabulous. My second house is one big open space and determining where to stop and start color was challenging. I took her advise and am so glad that I did. I highly recommend SamApr 28, 2014
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- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Please read about my background and design philosophy on my detailed website (which answers all these other questions as well) -- Thanks!