9. Renaissance Design Consultations
- 26 years in business
- 4 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Roseville, CA
"Sam Jernigan of Renaissance Design Consultations is an insightful, creative and resourceful designer. I felt intimidated choosing a designer, but needed help selecting exterior and interior colors for a being-built custom home, as well advice for the layout of kitchen cabinets and kitchen design. Sam possesses a fine sense of color and the theoretical knowledge to back it up. She gave us guidelines for selecting paint, roof and masonry colors and made sure our choices were in accord visually. She was insightful regarding the color requirements dictated by the exterior and interior architectural design: angles, shadows, light, etc. As our house began to shape up, many of the contractors, as well as the architect, complimented the colors we chose. Sam also helped us choose interior paint colors, totally respecting our desire for "no color" but gently nudging us toward a green-gray that is stunning with the tile and cabinetry chosen for the master bath. Her suggestion to maximize the storage potential of the pantry meant fewer wall cabinets in the kitchen proper--resulting in a much lighter and airy space. Sam helped me select area rugs--always educating me with underlying design principles (pun, I guess, sorry). She always communicated time and billing clearly, and always gave money-saving options--she's no design snob! Sam never made us wait long for an appointment, was always punctual, and was just so kind and cheering through the whole process. She is a wonderful human being. We LOVE everything about our new home and feel completely comfortable with all our choices. Couldn't have done it without Sam, though, and she gets our enthusiastic recommendation."