I had an excellent experience collaborating with Carmen when we renovated out condominium in 2009. We re-did every room and the place looks great -- in fact, we've had several unsolicited offers to buy the apartment. Carmen really respected our taste, our ideas and our idiosyncrasies. She was very creative when it came to designing and arranging things to optimize the use of space. She has also cultivated strong relationships with some interesting and innovative vendors, so she has access to a wonderful array of tile, cabinetry, countertops, closet doors, furniture and built-ins at many different price points. We acquired some very unique pieces that we never would have found on our own.
Finally, she is unbelievably organized. In recent years I have contacted Carmen whenever I was experiencing some maintenance issues -- with plumbing or pull-out pantry shelves, for example -- and she has always responded promptly with names, telephone numbers and invoice details to help me contact the individual who could repair the problem. I can honestly say that I look forward to working with Carmen again in the future.