I just bought a newer house with an unusual lay-out and needed some help figuring out how to set up my existing furniture (as well as getting a plan for what I should get in the future). Daria came right on time for our appointment and was amazing! She went through the house room by room and made suggestions for how to best utilize each space. She even helped me figure out what pitures/mirrors to hang where and picked out my color scheme for the painting I want to do. She's highly professional and gets right to business. I've worked with other designers who charge by the hour and barely get anything accomplished, but not Daria! It would have taken me weeks to make up my mind about these things and I'm excited to get started on my projects. I have a plan now! I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants practical advice on how to improve their home. She works with the customer's style and doesn't push her own preferences which I also liked. Once I finish with the painting and getting my furniture, I plan on calling her again to get some help with the window treatments. Even a few hours with her will make a huge difference!
Posted: 10/28/2011 • Link to this review
I recently had the pleasure of using Daria's services to decorate a home to which I was moving. It was a challenging project in that I was trying to combine my belongings with those belonging to my boyfriend, and I was worried about whether things would go well together. I also had a pretty big concern about whether we were going to have to buy a lot of new things to make our place look somewhat cohesive (yet alone attractive). After a two-hour consulting session where Daria reviewed my belongings along with my boyfriend's, she immediately came up with a couple of optional plans for major furniture placement. After selecting the best major placement option, we selected a "staging ground" for placing the more decorative, movable items (i.e. pictures, small rugs, mirrors, etc.). One week after our initial session, Daria showed up at the house and did her magic. Working with one assistant, she hung pictures, rearranged key items, balanced the lighting in the house and made our two-story house sing. She was able to use stuff we forgot we even had, and was able to utilize just about everything in fun, creative ways. The place looks 100 percent better in just half a day of Daria's effort, and we couldn't be more pleased. As a matter of fact, we had an impromptu dinner party with friends that evening just to show off the place!
Posted: 8/25/2009 • Last edited: 8/26/2009 • Link to this review
Ohmygosh! I would never have thought of doing the things Daria did to our house - I can't believe it's mine! I thought I needed to buy new things, but she made our house look like a showcase using my stuff. I can't wait for her to set up our new house, which we're moving into soon!
Posted: 8/10/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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