Goodfriend Color Design
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20 years in business
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Craftsman / Farmhouse,
Rustic / Southwestern,
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!Mar 14, 2019VerifiedGoodfriend 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
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.Apr 15, 2015VerifiedGoodfriend 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.
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!Apr 14, 2015Goodfriend 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?!
Rachelle is an excellent interior designer and color consultant. She helped me, a year after my daughter was born to buy new furniture and redo my living room, dining room, bedroom, and my daughter's bedroom. She was a joy to work with! She brought out and worked with my ideas; she added her own inspiration; and all of the nicest touches and pieces come from her visioning. It was a very important time in my life, and she made something beautiful happen! Her gift is especially with textiles and colors. Not only did she help me get great foundations, she did things like having a special custom pillow made for my bed which matched the upholstered bench, which is just gorgeous. The thing you get with working with Rachelle is someone who is gifted and enjoyable in making a process come out and work for you. Thank you Rachelle! Her work has brought so much lasting joy to my family's life and experience. I am now moving out of state, and Rachelle is helping me with interior paint colors for my new home.Apr 28, 2015Goodfriend Color Design's reply
Thank you for your generous of spirit review Rebecca. It truly has been a complete delight working with you and your dear family both in Berkeley and in during your move to Colorado. Our story together continues!
Rachelle is great! As a former therapist she really helped me to find the right furnishings and colors that helped me to feel comfortable so I would be able to do my best work as a therapist. I have a tiny office and work with my clients in a couple of different ways and was uncertain how to blend that into my space. Rachelle helped me figure out how to incorporate that into my design. She was helpful with colors, shapes and styles of furniture that would blend together and had several tips on how to make the most of my space. Rachelle was professional, honest, and fair in all of our interactions. I would work with her again. Great value for her service!Jun 20, 2019VerifiedGoodfriend Color Design's reply
Thank you for your review Patricia. I hope you're continuing to enjoy your redesigned office. I was thinking about you the other day wondering how you're doing. I'm always available to you for questions/suggestions or just to say 'hi.' My best, Rachelle
- 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.