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Full Home Design
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Craftsman / Farmhouse,
Rustic / Southwestern,
I had asked for a paint color consultation and the designer had other ideas like wanting to sell me curtains that i had never asked for. That was a total waste of my time and money.Jul 15, 2019VerifiedNKM Design's reply
I am a little confused by clients review. As his original request was specifically for paint selection and window treatments. We did the paint consultation (for a small fee, which was agreed upon) He asked for my opinion on shades he was purchasing through another venue. We discussed fabric options and color for the shades. I suggested if he felt he may want to add to the shades at some point...with drapery, to give me a call. I have not heard from him since our initial meeting (a month ago) and I have not reached out to try to sell him additional products since our initial meeting. I felt he was satisfied with my services...as we discussed a few things (such as the shades, furniture placement and my thoughts on rugs he'd already purchased) at no additional fee for my time. I do not normally respond to reviews...but I felt this needed to be addressed.
Kathleen listened to what I was looking for. She really helped me through the process of design and color scheme throughout the house.Apr 19, 2019Verified
We enjoyed working with Kathleen and she has wonderful designs and very professional.May 7, 2017VerifiedNKM Design's reply
A really fun project. Very contemporary and lots of color. they had just moved into a brand new home and I was so happy to be of assistance!!
Kathleen Monteleone very much narrowed down my priorities with the interior rooms and style I wanted to enhance in just an hour off time, I am excited now for the long overdue renovation of my home!Mar 14, 2017VerifiedNKM Design's reply
Glen is a gem. Inherited his parents home and style. He wanted a fresh new perspective and together we made that happen. Everything looks fresh and new and is now in the style and furnishings her prefers!
I liked Kathlene from the moment she walked in. First impressions are everything and she did not let down. She has great taste, and I put my trust in her from the beginning. I needed someone who would take the hammer and run, and she did just that. Before presenting the room layout and design ideas to me, she got a good sense of our taste in decor as well as making sure she got a feel for the rest of the decor in the home... to make sure everything blended and flowed well from room to room. She was very thorough in her research, and when it came time to pick out everything from the paint, to carpet, to pillows, and curtains, there were many choices all of which made sense and fit with the look we were going for in the room. She is very personable, flexible, and reliable. She is thorough and you can definitely tell she takes pride in her work. She is honest and willing to work within a budget that is comfortable for you. I would highly recommended her to my friends and family. The photos attached are my new family room. This was an addition to my house, so this room never even existed prior to this. Kathlene was working off of architect drawings and a very bare bones framed out structure when she came to quote me for the job.Mar 22, 2018VerifiedNKM Design's reply
It was a pleasure working with Cassie. The room turned out functional and cozy for her family. They spend all of their free time there now and have gotten many compliments!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It is very easy. I provide a full design service, from inception to completion. I offer room planning, furniture ideas, window treatments, flooring and accessories. My clients only pay for the items that you would like to purchase. There are no outside fees. So why not eliminate costly mistakes and have a professional eye help you make your vision a reality.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The complimentary consultation is the first step. it allows me to meet with the client and learn more about them, their style and what they wish to accomplish. I can then work up an estimate for the project, so they can budget accordingly. At which point I will start my research and put a presentation together specifically for that client on our follow up appointment.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Graduated from Metropolitan Institute for Interior Design 2004. On going training with Decorating Den Interiors designer programs and classes.