The Cozy Cottage

Minneapolis, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Welcome to The Cozy Cottage! I have been providing my services to the Twin Cities/Metro Area for over 15 years. I strive to create beautiful interiors that truly reflect my clients' individual taste not just from an aesthetic standpoint, but also from a functional one. I offer a full line of services to meet your needs: -color consultations -space planning -furniture, lighting, and accessory options - flooring, counter top and back splash selections I also have a full team of licensed and insured contractors to draw upon for any structural changes in your project. I work closely with the custom workroom I own to ensure the highest quality for creating a full range of soft goods specializing in: - window treatments - also offering pillows and cushions -bedding -slipcovers -and re-upholstering services

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

With attention to detail and old-fashioned customer service, I will bring YOUR ideas to reality! I really enjoy transforming a house into a home!
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Location

Minneapolis, MN 55448

Times hired on Thumbtack

48

Reviews

22 Reviews
  • Nancy D. Oct 29, 2016
    Sunroom and Family Room, now perfectly complete!
    Deb possesses one the most welcoming of personalities I have ever met. She immediately put me at ease, as we worked together. Deb guided me through the process to find MY own style and colors to complete my sunroom. The custom-style valance she suggested for my enormous windows, is an absolute show stopper! All my guests literally gush over the style and fabric selection! In my family room, Deb quickly found the perfect shade for me, after I communicated my weary search for a top down-bottom up shade. She also suggested a fabric covered cornice at the top of this window, to fully complete and balance my room. Her fabric selection was absolutely gorgeous, with colors that perfectly coordinate with my existing furniture and rug! I am extremely pleased a good friend of mine, gave a glowing review of Deb, and suggested I contact her for my projects. I am "over the top" happy with all my new products! Meeting and working with Deb, was icing on the cake for me! I will continue to call on her when my next project gets underway (a cabin remodel)!
  • Susan W. Aug 2, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Not a good fit for us. Couldn't manage a redecorating project on-time and within budget. Had to cancel and do the work ourselves.
  • Jessica B. Jun 5, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Please DON'T be fooled by the previous reviews!!!! Don't make the same mistakes I made, hiring the company!!! -The contract is very poorly defined, so be careful before you sign it -Unfortunately The company is more interested in your money rather than you the customer. -Deb had very little trust on us, was worried that we would not pay her full. Well After we paid more than 95% cash of the total cost of the project, there was no courtesy calls or emails on when she would finish the project -The Window treatments that we waited, took 2 months because of the hardware which is way cheaper on regular store, the charges were high! -after a long wait, unfortunately the Windows look terrible and look very cheap -the pillows are of different sizes with different fabric I totally regret hiring them and would NOT recommend them to anyone
    Deborah H. Jun 17, 2016

    Jessica, I am very sorry to hear that your expectations were not met during your recent window treatment project. I care very much about all my clients, but I have a slightly different perspective of some of the specific details you are bringing to my attention here. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns with you directly. I hope we can speak soon. Deborah

  • Julie C. Apr 30, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    On the positive side, the window coverings that she made, are made well. On the negative side, I found the exact same lighting fixtures that she had recommended almost 50% cheaper at a local retail store than what she had asked me to pay. I also was quoted over a dollar cheaper for tile for the exact same tile at the same store she would have gotten it from. Lastly, the colors that I liked and she said would look good, did not match my wood at all. I was hoping, by hiring a professional, that she would have told me, that my colors would not have worked.
    Deborah H. May 6, 2016

    Julie, I would like to thank you very much for your business. I am glad that you like your window treatments. Please understand that I have no control over the cost that local store is charging for those light fixtures. The fact that you also found tile for a dollar less than I was offering, is also something beyond my control. Regarding the paint colors that we chose for your home, you did have your heart set originally on some very cool gray tones. Once the paint was up on some of the walls, you were able to see this was not as flattering to your woodwork. And if you recall, we revisited the colors and a warmer, more taupe color was a much better fit. I do hope that you are able to move forward with your project of creating a cohesive look for your home. Deborah

  • Cynthia B. Mar 30, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    She helped me coordinate materials and colors throughout our living room, dining room and kitchen. I enjoyed working with her. My fault, but did not quite understand my contract.
  • Wendy B. Dec 1, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    We worked with Deborah Hannon with The Cozy Cottage for a complete remodel of our home. We chose Deb because she promised us that the whole process would be easy because she had a team of contractors that she works with. We are a busy family and didn’t want to be managing our project by ourselves, so this sounded wonderful. It turned out that it was! The contractors that Deb connected us with were a top notch team that communicated with us well, had a commitment of quality, were competitive on cost, and provided an excellent service. As our project grew, each one of them were available to continue and provide great insight to our project and became more than just contractors, but friends that we enjoyed being around and had a great camaraderie with. In addition, Deb really took the time to understand what we wanted in our remodel. She understood that both my husband and my tastes vary, but was able to bring us design options that fit both of our tastes and fit exactly what we were looking for. This process allowed us to continue on our busy lives and make decisions about the project quickly with Deb’s excellent design choices and options. Deb has done so well that we have adopted her into our family as an honorary member. We really truly enjoyed working with her and her ability to take everything we ask and make it happen. I am happy to speak with anybody further if you have any questions.
  • Angela W. Aug 11, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
  • Kim D. Jul 28, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Really listens to what I wanted as well as giving suggestions. Lots of wonderful ideas and was able to outline the decorating in stages. Able to come up with ideas that would use heirloom furniture but also incorporate other pieces and retain functionality!
  • Rhea H. Dec 30, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deb is so wonderful to work with. She helped us with our drab living room and turned it into a beautiful and classy room that we just love. She has wonderful ideas and worked with our own specific taste. She helped guide us to make the best decision for the room and for our needs. We are so happy to have worked with Deb! Now we have a living room that has become our favorite part of our home. We will be asking for more of her services and input as we continue to decorate/renovate our home in the future and recommend her to everyone who is looking for an interior decorator.
  • Melissa K. Oct 3, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    She was a great person to work with and was able to quickly assess my style and recommend options that will work nicely in our home. we picked out paint colors that look great, and she recommended some nice options for the window. Will likely use again as we continue our remodel.
  • Katie C. Jun 16, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah has been great to work with! She has lots of ideas and wonderful sense of style and color. She listens carefully and truly gets to know her clients. I recommend highly!
  • Angela C. May 11, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah came to my home and walked through the entire layout with me. She really listened to my needs. She then suggested a layout and even furniture types, color and style. Her advice was spot on and inspired me to finally make the changes i knew I needed to but her reiteration of what to change and how easy it would be to do it, really pushed me to do so. I enjoyed working with Deborah and will definitely consult her for my design needs in the future! - Angela
  • Robin M. Feb 27, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
  • Jackie M. Jan 19, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah is great to work with and provides an array of options to choose from that meet your particular style. She also has a list of well qualified resources to help out with other tasks such as painting, installation and window treatment cleaning and repair. She respected my need to work within a budget and came up with reasonable alternatives.
  • Cheryl G. Jan 12, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deb was excellent. She made recommendations for our paint, draperies, valances and recovering some of our furniture. She is very creative. The end product has truly transformed our living room, kitchen and dining room. The quality of the draperies and recovered chair and ottoman couldn't have been better or more professionally completed. Deb has a lot of resources to assist with other home projects as well. We will definitely be using Deb again in the future and I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
  • Shirley W. Jan 11, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah helped us choose wood, colors and a layout plan for our kitchen remodel. We felt comfortable with the help she gave us and appreciate both her professional eye in achieving the feel we wanted and the samples she is providing.
  • Diane H. Oct 25, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Enjoyable, enthusiastic, fun. Deborah arrived on a timely basis and went thru my home room by room and gave me more ideas for every room. I only wish I could have recorded her because there was so much information. I am anxiously awaiting her next move.
  • Monica T. Sep 20, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah was great. In a brief time she helped me formulate a plan for three rooms and I'm off and running. Thanks, Deborah!
  • Ella M. Jun 26, 2013
    Deborah was above and beyond my expectations. We invited her into our home for some decorative pieces and art work for our living room. We ended up with new paint, beautiful art work and extrordinary finishing pieces for a very reasonable price. She also had some suggestions for our "not quite finished" master bedroom. She added beautiful trims to our drapery and pillows, then chose an exceptional chest to finish off the room. We now have the "wow" factor we've been looking for. Very classy. Very well done.
  • Ryan S. Apr 14, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Deborah was very professional throughout the entire process. The colors that were picked worked very well for the home. I will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.
  • Lynn N. Feb 17, 2013
    I have worked with Deborah on several occasions. She has done window treatments, bedding and reupholstered a couple of chairs for me, all beautifully done. I am always impressed with her ability to transform my dreams into reality. She is professional , courteous , hardworking and a pleasure to work with !
  • Michelle K. Feb 16, 2013
    Deborah provided professional consult services for redecorating our formal living room. This project included discussions around color selection for paint, as well as fabric for drapes and the related rod hardware. We spent a good amount of time, over multiple sessions, looking at a variety of fabrics for the new drapes. Once we'd finally made a decision for the drape fabric, we went on to discuss the type, color and style of the rods. Once all decisions were made, she delivered high-quality drapes in a timely manner, and oversaw the installation process. During installation, we noticed a (manufacturer) flaw in one of the rod brackets. Deborah quickly resolved this with the manufacturer and we received a new replacement bracket very quickly. I am VERY happy with the end result of this project, and will be working with her on future planned projects in our home. In addition, I have referred several friends to her.