I lost one parent and downsized the other (long divorced) and had decided to stay in my parents home. Fern helped me to divest myself of 3 homes worth of furniture and "stuff", choose what to keep, and transformed the house into a whole new place reflecting my tastes (which she also helped me to distill). What impresses people who know me, was the (seemingly) effortless result of a few sentimental antiques showcased amid more modern and uncluttered furniture. One friend's comment, "It is absolutely Kimberlee!" What impressed me, was how quickly Fern absorbed my likes and dislikes, understanding my taste better than I imagined. She convinced me that I would love a dark purple accent wall in the living room, and after all my arguing, she was absolutely correct. Fern is empathetic, creative, and dependable, all huge benefits in a designer/decorator. She makes the collaboration of designer and client virtually stress-free, especially amazing considering this client who did not have well formed tastes... I might like it, not sure, but I like it this way, too, and this one is really comfortable as well, etc. Lakeside Interiors is enthusiastically endorsed for small projects like paint colors, to full overhauls.