Urban Rustic Farmhouse Style
A Cozy Family Room
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Antoinette helped us design our dining room and formal living room. She is very helpful and knowledgeable. She assisted with every part of our design - not just furniture, but helped us pick out window treatments, carpets, wall colors, etc. She made multiple trips to our home to ensure everything came out perfect. She is easy to work with and very flexible. We would definitely use her to design other parts of our home in the future.Jan 4, 2016
Antoinette has helped me design a sunroom, kitchen and sitting room. I keep going back to her because she's so great at matching my style and pulling things together that I'd never think of! She's very easy to work with and great at staying in budget.Jan 4, 2016
Antoinette is a fabulous designer. She designed my living room and family room and started working with me on the bedroom. She is great at accessorizing and will bring selections to your home for you to choose. I like the way she consults with me and "over-rules" suggestions I have had that wouldn't have worked!! She is the best. We will complete the bedroom then move to the rest of the house. Trust her. She knows the trends but considers your taste and comfort level as well. Cannot say enough about how good she is. Oh I luv my gorgeous silk rug, fabulous draperies, floral arrangements, etc. Everybody raves when they see my house.Jan 3, 2016
I was very fortunate the day I dropped in at Ethan Allen Arlington to be approached by Antoinette Ricafort, who was a lovely, elegantly dressed professional of good cheer and desire to help me but not push me. I had begun with another designer who disappeared without notice after selection of some pieces of furniture and promise of a painter. Antoinette understood my general need for some fiscal discipline, desire for color and the need to remove clutter. She immediately went to work dropping by my place to get a sense of space, furniture in place, pictures on the walls and the need in some instances for smaller scale furniture. She immediately went to work putting together a paint and fabric or furniture board to help me see her vision for my place, and she was honest about the time it would take for furniture delivery even though deadlines sometimes fell by the wayside though not of her making. What I really appreciated was her wonderful gift for picking colors, mixing of furniture and lamps, and completely tying in all with the art on my walls and tying in colors with all rooms. I am thrilled with the overall ambiance of my apartment, and it is a warm, inviting place for me to live and invite friends in. I am especially thrilled with my bedroom and how she has selected beautiful fabrics and colors-- leopard duvet, floral pillows with bedskirt to match, other pillows with Greek key trim also matched in cornice, mirrored gold chests, black and white zebra rug and black leather bench and antique silver chandelier. Throughout she has addressed any problems related to quality control and always dropped by to be sure everything was positioned properly in my rooms. She is a consummate professional who represents Ethan Allen exceedingly well, makes one feel like family, works to help within financial concerns, and goes the extra mile to help her clients enjoy the experience of designing a new, beautiful space. I felt blessed to have her as my designer and you should feel blessed to have her as your employee representing you with panache and good will. Patricia Sarcone, Arlington, Va.Jan 4, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do not charge an hourly rate for my service. I am a designer at Ethan Allen in Arlington, Virginia. My design service is complimentary with the purchase of Ethan Allen furniture. There is no minimum purchase required. I present the entire design plan to you with my furniture recommendations and it is up to you to decide which furniture you would like to purchase from the overall design plan.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?PHONE AND DESIGN CENTER CONSULTATION I will first talk to you over the phone to discuss your project. I will ask you about the spaces you need help decorating and what design inspiration you have. I will also ask you to email me any inspiration pictures or ideabooks you may have saved on houzz or pinterest. This is not necessary but it will help me get a sense of the style you like for your space. I will also ask about your budget so that when I am designing your space I know to keep your budget in mind. I will then ask you to meet me at the Ethan Allen Design Center in Arlington, Virginia. Ethan Allen is the largest interior design company in the United States. I will give you a tour around our Design Center and show you the beautiful quality product line and custom finishes we offer to meet your design needs. IN HOME CONSULTATION After the Design Center consultation I will arrange for an In-Home Consultation. I will come out to your home to see your space. I will take measurements, photos and create a more detailed sketch of your space. I will also bring fabrics and finishes you like with me so that you can see them in your home. DESIGN PRESENTATION AND BUYING APPOINTMENT I will present the final design plans to you at the showroom. This would include floor plans, proper furniture selections, fabrics and finishes all in one beautiful display. After I present the final design plans to your liking you can then proceed with your furniture purchase. DELIVERY AND DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION I will submit your furniture order to our plants to begin production. The custom furniture pieces usually take about 8 weeks to complete production. The Ethan Allen Delivery team will arrange for delivery of the furniture to your home. Once your final delivery has taken place I will schedule a visit to your home to ensure the design has been perfectly implemented. The final and most important step is to ENJOY your beautiful new room!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Master in Interior Design from Assumption College in the Philippines I have worked as a designer for Ethan Allen for more than 10 years designing homes for a wide variety of clients, I have worked on all sorts of homes from single family homes, town homes condominiums, vacation homes. I have also worked on commercial projects like restaurants, embassies, condominium lobbies. I also have won numerous awards. I have been voted Best Of Houzz in service for 4 years in a row. I have also been awarded the Gold Spirit Award by Ethan Allen for excellent design and service.