Recent Review: Arcbazar offers a very unique service. I was looking for some interior design ideas for a new home. There are many interior designer's that offer consultation services. They provide color options, ideas for furniture etc. Whats cool about arcbazar, however, is that it works based on a competition that you create on their website. Instead of getting one designer providing you one concept, you get multiple submissions from different interior designers. I created a competition to provide interior design ideas for my family room/kitchen area. I ended up getting 13 different design ideas. What I was impressed with was the quality of some of the submissions. Many of the designers submitted full color 3 dimensional layouts that made it a lot easier to visualize the design. They also provided a list of furniture, paint and accessory options. Overall I was very pleased with the results. Just be aware that you have to be reasonable about your award amount. You cant enter something like $50 and ask for a full interior design of your whole house. When creating your competition the website will give you a suggested award amount. This suggested award is based on the square feet of the area you wish to design. My only gripe with the service was their website. It's a bit rough around the edges and at times their site was very slow. Sometimes it could be frustrating to use. The only reason I didnt give the service all A's.
Business Description: Locally owned and operated for more than 40 years, Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home is your complete source for hardwood, carpet, laminate, tile, stone, vinyl, area rugs, cabinets, countertops, and more. With a full staff of interior designers and certified installers, home improvement and redecorating projects are always easier at Dalton Carpet One.
Business Description: Full service interior design company in business in the Gainesville area for 24 years. Work with numerous high quality sub contractors from the area. ie: paperhangers, painters, floor mechanics, etc. Interior Design Studio equipped with hundreds of samples.
Business Description: Linda Spry has been involved with the interior design profession for most of her life. As a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Allied, Linda applies her decorative talents and strong management skills to create a premier design business. “Linda Spry Interior Design works with clients from every walk of life and from any geographical location. I believe in an open line of communication, and I also compile detailed customer files and have ongoing conversations with my clients with clear goals in mind. From our very first consultation to its completion, your project is as important to me as it is to you. Please contact me with any questions you might have concerning a project that I can help you with.”
Business Description: Decorist is an online interior design service that provides professional decorating help – in your style and on your budget – for a low flat fee starting at $199 per room. Whether you're moving, renovating or just want a fresh new look, Decorist is the easy and affordable way to design the room you've always wanted.
Business Description: The Decorating Doctors design team includes a Window Fashions Certified Workroom, an experienced installer, a senior designer, and Rissi Cherie, Interior Designer, and Window Fashions Certifed Expert. We provide professional design and consult services in your home. Credit cards and checks accepted.
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ASuperior Design Source, llc
I was in need of replacing my kitchen tile backsplash. Every time I brought home a new sample, it didn't look good with the granite. I hired Jennifer from Superior Designs and she was Great! She quickly picked the perfect tile for the backsplash. I am so happy with how it came out. I then hired Superior Designs to reupholster all the chairs in my office and put new window treatments to spruce the place up. She was very knowledgeable, had a amazing selection fabrics to choose from and the quality of the workmanship is impeccable! I was so impressed, I hired Jennifer to do more work at my condo, (custom cornices, black out shades, bedding, rug and accessories). It all came together nicely. Jennifer is very easy to work with, punctual and has a lot of talent. I will definitely use her in any of my future projects.
- John M....
AMansell Interior Designs
Ruth is amazing. On her first visit she walked our home and made improvements by just adjusting the furniture layout and used a lot of the pieces we already had. She has a great eye for our home's design, colors and personal preferences. We concentrated on the front room, hall and bedroom and have not been disappointed. Ruth not only recommends improvements, but she has honed in our eclectic style. She recommends accents and furniture we would not have picked and it all looks wonderful. She only charges hourly for her actual time and is reasonable. Ruth finds different items to go with the overall plans, shops with us if needed, and follows up on the projects. Her vision and attention to detail has been great. We have worked on the rooms piece by piece to make everything come together. We totally trust her opinions. We needed some accents for the kitchen to bring in our changes in the living room and she shopped at a local store and brought over a large selection of items that worked well and stayed to help position them. She will see items that might work while out shopping and run them by for our approval. Ruth works within our budget and can find deals at J.C. Penney as well as more expensive stores. She always is thinking of things that would improve the home and her ability to "see" changes we can't is truly amazing. We are still working with her as we are finishing up the original job and will continue to use her help with other areas of the house. We recommend her highly.
- Kathy J....
AMansell Interior Designs
We really liked working with Ruth. She is down-to-earth, listens well, and puts an emphasis on making the most of what you have instead of pushing to buy lots of new furniture. Overall has a very economical approach to interior design. She also has a good eye and good ideas. Very professional in terms of keeping appointments and very easy to deal with.
- Wesley J....
Dave is great. He's punctual; listens clearly to what the problem is; suggests less expensive solutions when available; completes the work in a thorough manner, and cleans up afterwards. And he's very friendly. We have used him 3 times now, and he is worth a lot more than he charges. In one case for a lighting issue, when he saw the problem, he suggested how we could do it ourselves -- and didn't charge for the advice. He's always going to be the #1 person I call.
- Sherry A....
AMatt's Maintenance & Remodeling
Matt's Maintenance & Remodeling built a closet in a bedroom with interior lighting, plastered, hung the doors & installed the hardware, rewired electrical to install a ceiling fan & light and painted the bedroom. Matt & his crew were very professional - arrived when stated, did great work, were easy to communicate with, cleaned up every day & finished the job within a reasonable amount of time. Matt returned phone calls quickly & addressed any requests I had proficiently & professionally. I would definitely recommend Matt's company.
- Sherry B....
AMansell Interior Designs
She is very reasonable. She comes quickly, and she is very thoughtful about what she says. She is very good and fast. If you ask her for an opinion she will come all the way to help you pick, buy and get the job done.
- Jan F....
AJerome H Davis Interiors
Working with Jerome and her handpicked group of very talented craftsmen was indeed a pleasurable experience. Her vision and keen ability to select materials and finishes demonstrated her incredible artistic ability. Jerome and crew transformed a drab and outdated kitchen into a modern and gorgeous room. Jerome kept me informed daily about the schedule for the following day, and it always flowed as promised. Jerome was very sensitive to my budget, and found ways to update my existing cabinets rather than spending a fortune on new ones. There were 2 surprises at the end of this project - completion was ahead of schedule and it was under budget! I highly recommend Jerome Davis Interiors. I intend to use her again, as she is the best Interior Designer in the city of Gainesville!
- Becky H....
AMansell Interior Designs
My experience with Ruth Mansell has always been outstanding. I have used her services over a period of about 15 years in my own home as well as rental properties. She can provide suggestions for the traditional look as well as the modern or contemporary, depending on what you want. While she has many strong qualities as a decorator, her ability to choose colors is truly amazing. What I think will not work at all turns out to be beautiful. If you have an idea that Ruth thinks would not really be something that would make you happy after the fact, she will tell you in an honest and courteous manner -- this is invaluable and has saved me from many bad decisions. If you choose to stay with your decision she strives to make it work to your satisfaction. I really like this approach -- she is the expert and I am the customer who needs to be pleased with the outcome. I would furnish photos but I cannot move these from one platform to another. Her prices are always so very reasonable and I do appreciate this. I have always felt I got my money's worth and more with Ruth's services. In a nutshell, Ruth Mansell is a professional with a vast background of education and experience, she is wonderful to work with and has a patient and relaxed way of getting to a good design decision with you the customer. And also important is that her prices are reasonable. I do think she enjoys her work and the financial gain, while important (to all of us) is a secondary consideration. I would recommend Mansell Interior Design to anyone who is looking for these qualities in an interior designer.
- Elizabeth B....
There is absolutely nothing good I can say about the service this person was suppose to provide and did not. She represented herself to me as a contractor but does not have a contractor's license. She has no knowledge of the remodeling process, plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and no knowledge of the currently available products in interior design. The day the demolition of my kitchen began she left on a two week vacation. The demolition not unexpectedly uncovered issues with the plumbing and ventilation and she was nowhere to be found to come onsite and help deal with these findings. When I was able to locate her, her flippant response was, "Well, everything is just a problem waiting to be solved." Nice. This was not at all helpful when I am standing in my stripped out kitchen with no one present to direct the process. This interaction was followed by a series of approximately 20 email tirades that read like the diary of a mad woman in which she berated me, the customer, and my husband, who turned out to be my saving grace when he was able to make the appropriate contacts. I am happy to share the emails with you if you contact me. I ultimately had to hire a true general contractor to be onsite and orchestrate the project which turned out quite nicely, no thanks to Pat Glisson, Cunningham, Beaudreau or whatever name she is using currently. If you are wise you will stay as far away from this woman as possible. She is not only incompetent in the field of remodeling and interior design but is also dangerously mentally unbalanced.
- Nancy T....
Great work. The custom window casing is awesome! A very challenging woodworking project, considering how difficult it is to fit all the parts perfectly so the casing looks like one big window frame which consists of three windows, each being about 3 feet by 5 feet, spanning an overall length of about 15 feet long by 7 feet high. Clear pine was used. Each piece of pine had to be milled to the correct thickness, grain matched, sanded, and clear coated to bring out the natural pine grain. This custom casing, again designed and created by Mr. Tucker, is the main part of my interior design. The design of my kitchen is European so the cabinets had to be installed in more of an unconventional manner than usual. Again this part of my remodeling was very challenging. There was very little margin for error. Mr. Tucker completed the installation exactly as I required. He also designed and assembled a custom pantry pull cabinet about 14 inches deep by about 87 inches tall by about 5.5 inches wide. This additional cabinet with 10 shelves increases the pantry storage significantly. I have no wasted space in my kitchen I am very pleased with the outcome of Mr. Tucker's work.