10. Pangaea Interior Design, Inc.
- 12 years in business
- Serves Oregon City, OR
"Pangaea really knows her stuff. She has a great eye and has educated herself to amazing extent on the many things that are available to you. The contractors that she uses are great. I spent more money than I ever thought I would on some dressers, night stands, and built-ins, but, wow, were they worth it. I love them everyday. The AV guys, the general contractor, the window coverings/art installer - you hire Pangaea you get her vision to turn your house into a home and you get this terrific team. I'm keeping all their phone numbers! Very kind, attentive people, who are complete professionals. Pangaea can work with your budget, too. I called several design teams in Portland and told them what I would like to spend, and was told "well, that's not going to be possible." Bull. I did go over budget, but that's because I wanted to, not because it wasn't possible to do it with the amount allotted. Two things I would say that you should expect from the experience if you've never hired a decorator before. a) It will take a long time. It just will. It took 11 months to finish my home. It begins to wear on you, just be prepared. b) You will hemorrhage money. Expect it. Just be prepared to deal with it and if it gets too much, feel free to say 'no'. There were things which were proposed for the master bedroom that I just did think would equate to an equivalent amount of utility and Pangaea said, "okay". In the end, it was a long journey, I'm glad its over, but my family and I really enjoy what we have and it finally feels like 'our' home. Good Luck."