Laurie has helped us decorate both our previous house in Charlotte, NC, and our current house in Ashburn, VA. Laurie has assisted with paint color selection, window treatments, furniture arrangement and accenting. We have always been pleased with the outcome and credit her work with the quick sale of our Charlotte home when we relocated to Virginia. Laurie is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to others.
Whether you are trying to use existing furnishings, or buying all new, Laurie knows how to create beautiful room designs for any budget. “Never stuffy” is not only Laurie’s personality, but the personality of the rooms she designs. Whether it takes one day or one year, Laurie has a dedication to the client and the process. Details are important, and “something new or different” is always explored as part of the design. I have worked with Laurie on dozens of jobs over the last several years and have enjoyed every minute of it as her clients have as well.
I want to thank you for your “eye.” You made my room look like a real living room – one that I am not embarrassed to show friends! Equally important is that you showed me how it could look without extraneous clutter.
We're both so happy! I can't believe my husband likes everything. You helped him feel comfortable with the process, which is saying a lot, considering his aversion to change! Thanks so much. I will definitely have you back. I have you planned into my budget!
Your superb redesign skills vitalized our living room from a boring, unbalanced hodgepodge of furniture and décor into a finished living space that we can proudly show off to friends and family.
Now, everything is arranged perfectly, and even the blue couches which I no longer loved look at home in the room. I was amazed that you had the presence to place items that I would have never displayed. My mother’s decorative plates have always been hidden away in the china cabinet, but now I can enjoy them in their little stands on the table. And the artwork that you moved from other rooms suddenly looks better, and really enhances the room! You truly have a flare.
I love the living room. I was on the couch all night watching TV, and for the first time I felt really comfortable in that room. I think your setup gives a feeling of coziness, which is what I was looking for. .. And of course, the foyer is stunning! Who knew I had the makings hiding in the basement....you knew! Great job!
Laurie came to my somewhat older (aka, outdated) house and helped me do a complete redesign. Without spending money, the house looks fantastic. Laurie has the eye and can make use of whatever you currently have to update your home. I don't know why everybody doesn't use Laurie.
We are all very pleased with the results of your efforts and redesign. We are looking forward to having dinner in the new dining room. My younger son and husband are enjoying hanging out in the cozy computer/sitting room.
The redesign and redistribution of the furniture makes our first floor living areas feel more spacious and welcoming. I'm glad you asked so you knew- it was worth it and there was excellent value in the services you provided. I appreciate your professionalism also.
I wanted to thank you again...I LOVE what you did with the living room, I can finally sleep at night…My husband LOVES it too, he liked the picture on the fireplace a lot and thinks the arrangement of the furniture makes it so much cozier. I will be sure to call you the next time I have a project to tackle!
Laurie was a tremendous asset in marketing my home for sale. I had relocated out of town and needed to sell my condo. I love the place, but units like it in the complex had been listed for many months without moving. I also had competition in relatively new construction in the area. Laurie designed changes that were high-impact and maximized the value of my investment, including renting a just a few pieces of furniture that were perfect for the spaces. Her staging created a look that was updated, harmonious and inviting. She worked well with my realtor and minimized my need to engage or travel while still keeping me in the loop. My condo sold on the first day. I would wholeheartedly recommend Laurie to anyone, whether they are selling their home or want to update it for their own use and pleasure.
Things have been going really well since we put the home on the market. We had a number of showings the first weekend and got an offer from one of the first people to look at it which we eventually accepted.
Virtually every agent who came said it was perfectly staged and several showed it to multiple people because they loved the house, they said it “showed really nicely!” During our open house a lot of people commented that the whole house was “like new.” This is thanks to you, of course!
Oh, my sister “borrowed” some of my paint colors since she is preparing to sell soon. I strongly recommended you for staging.
As a realtor in the Metrowest suburbs, I frequently ask Laurie to stage my listings. In a competitive market like the one we're experiencing, staging is critical to maximize a seller's chances of a timely sale and strong sale price.
Laurie is my ace in the hole for making sure that happens. Each home she has staged for me has sold quickly and received great reviews from buyers and realtors alike.
She helps my clients edit their furnishings and displays what they currently have, re-designing each room to show its focal points off to best advantage. She also recommends new pieces, window treatments, paint colors and accessories as needed to make each room really shine. Laurie has a wonderful eye for color and line, and a true gift for transforming an average space into a beautiful one.