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Hired 12 times
7 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Craftsman / Farmhouse,
Rustic / Southwestern,
I am building a new home and Dee was extremely helpful in helping me put cabinet colors with the right flooring, even pointing out better options that I had not originally thought of. She knows the difference between tile and porcelain, which I did not! lol So, I learned some things from Dee too. Dee is very professional and very knowledgeable about all aspects of design and building. I would definitely use her again! Monica NagyJul 24, 2018Panache Home Interiors's reply
Thank you Monica - it has been a pleasure working with you on your new home project! Looking forward to the next phase.
A friend of mine had her living room done by Panache Interiors,and I was so impressed I contacted Dee to see if my great room could be changed into something more interesting. I am so pleased with the results, my new color scheme, and layout makes me happy every time I walk into the room. My wish to have this space somehow elegant but casual was realized.Jul 19, 2016
Overall the suggested colors for cabinets were right on target.Sep 14, 2019VerifiedPanache Home Interiors's reply
Karen, thank you for your review. Providing me with your color ideas before our meeting helped me to select colors that complimented your colors for your cabinets. I am looking forward to seeing the end results!
I admired how Dee just took over and showed me her talents. Every simple suggestion turned out fantastic. We shopped, decorated, talked, and laughed. I would recommend Dee Nickels over and over again. Delightful person!Apr 8, 2019VerifiedPanache Home Interiors's reply
Thank you Gayle for your kind words. When I arrive at clients homes, I never know what to expect. On the day we meetand after a short time, I felt comfortable and was able to express my creativity. I am looking forward to the next phase of your project in May!
My kitchen needed to be remodeled because it was so out of date, etc. I contacted Ms. Nickels and she came out to my house to see the space we had to work with. She then accompanied me to a nearby store where I had perused their kitchen's area. Ms. Nickels was very helpful in telling me the plus and minuses of cabinets, placement, installation issues, etc. She spoke with my handyman at various times during installation and worked well with him. She was knowledgeable, a good listener taking my concerns, etc seriously. The Kitchen Turned Out great and I have called her as I made some small changes in some rooms, etc. I would recomend her to others without any reservation.Aug 20, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fees are based on an hourly rate. Our initial phone conversation or email discussion will allow me to get an idea of what your project involves. When clients are requesting an estimate for their job, an appointment and site visit will be scheduled to visually see the scope of the project before an estimate can be provided. When an agreement is reached to work together, a Letter of Agreement is signed. A retainer is required at the start of the work. I also recommend that clients have some idea of a budget for their project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The initial interview with a client is important. I have an opportunity to listen to the client and the client has an opportunity to interview me. I find a project moves along smoothly with a good working relationship between client and designer.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Prairie State College. As a designer, I am required to maintain Continuing Education Units (CEU's) requirements to maintain my ASID (American Society of Interior Design) accreditation. Many vendors offer informational seminars with CEU's which enables me to continually learn about new products and stay updated. I am also involved with ASID Peer Groups from the western, northern and southern suburbs of Chicago. Networking with my peers provides me with a wealth of resources.