Color Consultation. Design Consultation. Remodeling and Eco friendly advice and resources. Hourly color and design consultation for ALL architectural surfaces from paint, tile, stone, lighting, hardware, wallpaper, carpet, fabric and more. Other services include room redesign, furniture reuse and redesign, art hanging, referrals services, and general creative brainstorming and problem solving. Paint and other discounts available on many materials. Serving the entire bay area from Santa Cruz to.. Sonoma and beyond. No project too big or too small. Serving Residential home owners, renters, retail, commercial, Architects, and contractors for over 25 years on east and west coasts.
Excellent value. For our 5th house renovation, we consulted Angelisse on color choices for all house walls, interior and exterior. In 1.5 hours we had reached decisions, and received unexpected, yet much valued, tips for design elements. She has an extensive current list of well vetted craftspeople we relied upon heavily for such services as architecture, painting, window cleaning, wood repair, carpentry, and stonework. Angelisee has served us thrice more, with equal speed, completeness and expertise. Now, 6 years later, we continue to be utterly pleased with the color choices. Furthermore, our house has been viewed by numerous professionals in the businesses of real estate, home design, media and the arts, as well as by house sitters, tenants, friends and family. Based on their feedback, I truly believe that our house represents 'a quintessential Berkeley gem', much to Angelisse's credit. For our next project I would not consider using anyone other than Angelisse.
Posted: 5/11/2011 • Link to this review
Since the Fall of 2007, I have been tapping into Angelisse for interior, exterior paint colors, and design elements for a massive renovation of a mid- century 3000 sq ft house and she's amazing. Angelisse is trained in color and design, she is an artist, she painted houses, and has managed painters before parlaying her skills as a designer and color consultant so she knows what can be achieved by painters. Angelisse will visit your house for a consult, carefully listen to your likes and dislikes, quickly pull out samples from her van and provide you with paint color options, window treatments, etc. She can also help you with general layout and flow of any room, with general tile design, emcompassing hard and soft finishes. She is detail driven, very professional, quick in making design options available to you and has many resource lists for lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc to help you make your choices. She is also willing to shop for you at a price. She can point you to a cadre of painting companies from which you chose directly. It's such a pleasure to work with her! Her input and guidance has saved me hours of time and money I would have other spent trying to ferret out color and design choices myself. She is an investment well worth making into creating a beautiful home.
Posted: 1/19/2010 • Link to this review
I am a tile setter and I had a family that had very diverse opinions and could not decide on their grout colors for the tile installation. Angelisse helped the construction schedule along by choosing grout and paint colors that made the entire family happy!
Posted: 1/14/2010 • Last edited: 1/15/2010 • Link to this review
We called all the consultants listed on the Berkeley Parents Network and after two different fiasco's with consultants we hired, one who completely didn't ''get us'' and the second one missed by picking colors that made our tile, stone and stuff look dull, we were disappointed and lost. After many phone calls to a friends and a few architects, Angelisse Karol's name kept coming up. We hadn't hired her initially I think because she may have cost a bit more and was booked, plus the BPN reviews for her were several years old. She came in and reviewed our situation, listened to us and noticed things about our preferences and belongings we weren't even aware of. Her use of color and space design has made an incredible difference to the aliveness and vitality of our home. Angelisse's sensitivity to space and understanding of color and its effects made it all possible. She saved us from our mish mash mess! She is a GEM and wonderful to work with. I only wish we had started with her, as she was far more effective and efficient than others we worked with. ~ Jess
Posted: 1/13/2010 • Last edited: 3/21/2010 • Link to this review
Angelisse has helped me affordably renovate two homes, and garners great feedback from my clients as well (I'm a realtor). Whether advising on colors, surfaces (counters, flooring), vendors, cautions on materials that don't wear well, or where installation is tricky, she totally knows her stuff, makes great use of the time, and has saved me tons of money.
Posted: 1/13/2010 • Last edited: 1/15/2010 • Link to this review
We used Angelisse Karol actually more than once! We kind of have her on the payroll. Just kidding! What I mean is I call her for an hour consult every few months to give me homework and direction and I do a lot of the footwork to save tons of money. Its worked great as she has really helped me with where to start and what each next steps are in an order that makes sense and saves time and money. I like it because there are no surprises and big unknown invoices, in fact some creative solutions that saved used thousands of dollars which we spent on a great rug instead! Her knack for space flow and color is astounding. We have a new home which we now use all of and really enjoy. Good luck and have FUN! I did! Alexandra
Posted: 6/22/2009 • Last edited: 1/15/2010 • Link to this review
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