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Goodfriend Color Design
Goodfriend Color Design

Goodfriend Color Design

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Introduction: I am a Certified Architectural Color Consultant for residential and commercial properties. Because I know how challenging and sometimes overwhelming it can be to select paint colors, I became a certified specialist so I could work with folks to make the best choice for them! Now I'm knowledgeable in the science behind choosing colors in addition to using my intuitive vision. My 19 years as an interior designer is very useful for color clients. Often they want assistance with window treatments, flooring and furnishings to accompany their newly painted home or office. I am passionate about working with and truly listening to people and was a licensed therapist for 20 years prior to becoming a color and interior designer. I love working with my clients collaboratively to enhance the look and feel of their homes. As we discuss possibilities to transform their space, I can visualize the outcome...the exciting process of making and enjoying the changes. It truly excites me to witness the joy of my clients.

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

26 reviews


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Tessa S.

Interior Design

Rachelle is phenomenal - we highly recommend! She's really taken the stress off the interior design process and we can't wait to finish our house with her. Don't think twice about reaching out to her!
Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Thank you Tessa for your generous review! I'm pleased that all worked out on your condo design. It was a pleasure working with you. Please let me know if you'd like assistance with furnishings and/or accessories. My best to you and Colin! Rachelle
Mar 14, 2019
Alex D.

Interior Design

We needed the right direction with interior design when remodeling our house. We didn't want Rachelle to tell us exactly what needed to be done, we wanted to be pointed in the right direction. Rachelle did an excellent job! On time! With confidence! Rachelle's strongest expertize is choosing colors for different rooms. It is amazing how the colors flow from one room to another. We absolutely love our new home! Thank you Rachelle.
Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Alex, I loved collaborating with you and Lisa as we transformed your space into a beautiful, colorful home. I particularly enjoyed our candidness with one another as we achieved your goals. Such a pleasure. Thank you.
Apr 15, 2015
Rachel W.

Interior Design

Rachelle brings with her immense insight and so much wisdom! Her ideas have sparked so much joy - and have made designing quite fun for me. I am so grateful for her great ideas and support.
Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Rachel, thank you for the lovely review. It was great meeting with you. Your office is on its way to being even more welcoming, comfortable and beautiful. It speaks to who you are and your clients will benefit from that as well. My best, Rachelle
Jun 6, 2018
Renita T.

Interior Design

Dear Fellow Home Owners and/or Home Renovators - without exaggeration, I cannot say enough *glowing* things about working with Rachelle, who founded and runs Goodfriend Color Design. She is incredible. First, she knows her stuff ... backwards, forwards, inside out, upside down ... and she is super creative. She sees possibilities and color combinations that others don't. Second, she is prompt, responsive, responsible and generous in every way. Third, she is a true pleasure with whom to work ... she is warm, kind, funny, and understands how challenging it can be to find the right color and the right feel for a room (and a home!). I just finished having my whole home painted ... and I was on the verge of making a pretty colossal mistake in my largest room (I picked an almost-disastrous color without Rachelle's guidance ...). Rachelle patiently and gently tried to talk me out of the color; I resisted ... When she arrived to take a look, she had one more color for me to try ... and she literally saved the day. The new color was gorgeous ... and every single day I thank my lucky starts Rachelle was on my side. Without her, I'd have been very disappoint with my choice ... and we all know how frustrating (and what a bummer it is!) to feel that disappointment. I share this story because that is how Rachelle treats you - she cares. She invests in you and your home and your vision and your hopes. She reassures you ... and most of all she is honest. She won't tell you what you want to hear; she'll tell you what you need to know. She is, true to her last name, a good friend. I've told all my friends and family about Rachelle (and everyone just loves the colors she recommended!). In my opinion, everyone should hire her! Thank you, Rachelle. For everything. My whole house thanks you too!
Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Renita, thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and lovely review! As you know, I loved working with you and really appreciated your attention to detail and commitment to creating a home you love! Funny thing is...I feel as though I already responded to your gracious comments and was surprised to see I hadn't. Must have written to you in my 'head.' Running in to you in Noe Valley is always such fun. Thank you again, and hope to see you again soon!
Aug 23, 2016
Karla M.

Rachelle is an awesome interior designer and color consultant! We first engaged her in 2011 for help with decorating our remodeled living room and we loved her work so much we asked her to come back two years later and help us after our kitchen remodel. She helped us select paint color for our walls and kitchen cabinets as well furniture, rugs and lighting. She also arranged with vendors for any custom work we needed, such as custom-sized cushions for the various sitting benches we have in our home. Not only were the multiple options she provided great, but she listened and was very patient with us throughout the process. Her recommendations were never crazy and I felt they were always pleasantly different from what I would have chosen on my own, but still very much within our style and desired color palette. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional designer and would work with her again in a heartbeat!
Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Karla, it's always fun stepping into your lovely hilltop home to meet with you and your family. When I think back to the 'before and after' of your interior design changes, it makes me smile. Great working with you each and every time. What are you going to do next?!
Apr 14, 2015
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Thumbtack clients benefit by receiving a discount on my pricing. The initial consultation is $250 for 90 minutes. Clients outside of Thumbtack are charged $350 for 90 minutes. You will come away from our meeting with very specific recommendations and ideas to move forward on your own or proceed with us working together. We work together to determine the fee, whether it be hourly or on a project fee basis.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first step is talking on the phone. I'd like to hear about your design project and want to thoroughly answer your questions about my process. Once we get to know one another a bit through conversation, we set a time to meet at your home or office for an initial consultation. I like to take a tour of your home or office even though we may only be working on a few rooms. It's important to me that what we create together is in harmony with your existing space. At the end of the meeting you will receive ideas and recommendations from me and we decide together about next steps.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Certified Architectural Color Consultant (CACC), trained and mentored by Teresa Tullio of The Business of Color. She provides ongoing levels of training throughout the year to increase student's skills. We have the opportunity to stay 'current' on the science of color and its effect on human's emotional and physical health. I also stay current as an interior designer by taking seminars and am always reading and researching changes in design.

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