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    Mansell Interior Designs
    I hired Ruth to help with decorating needs in my home. She communicated well with me prior to coming to my home and was punctual. I am still in the midst of the re-decorating project, but she has already followed up with me and I enjoyed her advice/assistance with my decorating projects. I look forward to continuing to work with her and finish my projects. I have been in my house for over 20 years and Ruth kindly told me I needed to declutter :) Advice I really needed to light a fire under me to get rid of old junk and feel more comfortable in my home. I have ordered new furniture and used some of her decorating tips immediately. Highly recommend her services.
    - colleen a.
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    Mansell Interior Designs
    Ruth is wonderful! She looks with artistic fresh eyes, is creative, and innovative yet diplomatic, as she suggests changes that suit our traditional house and lifestyle yet invite us into new perspectives.
    - Cindy C.
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    Mansell Interior Designs
    It was a huge relief to have Ruth Mansell guiding me through these decorating projects. She made what is for me a complicated process easy and enjoyable. Ruth is very experienced and keeps current on trends and products. She quickly picked up on my preferences and style, offered many creative options, and simplified my choices by pre-selecting a range of appropriate ones. Her fees are very reasonable, and she was generous with her time, even accompanying me to stores. The results were very attractive and liveable spaces which have elicited many compliments.
    - Kathy K.
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    Mansell Interior Designs
    It was such a relief to have Ruth Mansell guiding me through these projects.She made what is for me a complicated process easy and pleasant. Ruth is very experienced and keeps current on trends and products. She quickly picked up on my preferences and style, offered many creative options, and simplified my choices by pre-selecting a range of appropriate ones. She was very generous with her time, even accompanying me to the stores. The result was very attractive and liveable spaces which have elicited many compliments.
    - Kathy K.
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    Mansell Interior Designs
    Ruth was a very delightful and friendly person. We had in-depth discussions about paint colors and rugs that would anchor my room as well as cabinet and flooring. Ruth was very easy to talk to. I would recommend her and would use her again.
    - Susan C.
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    Mansell 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.
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    Mansell Interior Designs
    Made herself very available, very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Responsive to my taste. Had good contacts for various subcontractors. Accommodated my busy schedule, brought samples when possible etc.
    - ALLISON G.
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    DONNA COHEN INTERIOR DESIGN
    See: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150820/ARTICLES/150829978
    We hired Donna through an appraiser. Donna agreed to see our place the next day. She was familiar with our home as she used to play tennis with the previous owner.  We toured the house as I explained the changes we wanted. At the end of the your I specified that we had a $75,000 budget. We ended our meeting discussing payment. She explained: "It's easy: I charge 20% of each invoice I give you. But I've been doing this for a long time, so I will get a designer discount that will make it so that you'll be essentially getting my services for free..." All was clear...I thought...
    The next day she came with a contractor, a floor guy, a window guy, and a kitchen guy.  The kitchen guy asked us if we could move a for so that he can get a good kitchen design... After they all left she told me there was a $5000 retainer fee, but I can give it to her the next time she came....
    Soon enough she showed up with 4 samples of luxury vinyl planks, 3 tiles and I think 2 or 3 for styles. We really didn't like any of the samples she brought, but we made some elections and gave her the retainer fee. We did ask her to leave the samples we selected....
    This day we went to a friend's birthday party and told our friends the exciting news. Two of our older friends literally screamed "FIRE HER! ! THAT LADY'S A CROOK! ! ". But we had already given her the retainer and paid a sublease to move out of our house. I guess they say our worried faces and the younger ones reassured us. I just said I can take care of us...
    We went to multiple floor ships looking at samples and found multiple samples that we liked much more than the ones she brought us.  One store learned who was our designer. They used to work with her.  They shared horror stories of her. These are not mine to share in this review... 
    Needless to say that she wasn't happy when she heard that we were going to buy our floors from this company on our encounter. The prices they gave us were better than the ones she got us (and this was without the 20% designer discount! !). She gave us a list of appliances she wanted us to buy with her Sears account (remember her 20% cut). These were supposed to be mid grade appliances that she got us according to our budget. She left 4-5 samples of vanities for the bathrooms she searched on the internet.
    After she left I searched for appliances on my own and found much higher quality appliances at a better price than her. At this point I had lost all my faith in her and felt things were moving too fast.  I called her and asked her for an itemized estimate for the entire project. I wanted to make sure our budget wasn't going to be consumed in only two spaces and the rest of the house left up to us.
    Days later she shows up with an estimate for the kitchen and floors. My fears were confirmed so we told her at that point we couldn't work with her.   She tried tell us that she could be our designer for a flat fee of $10,000. We also didn't agree and asked for our retainer back.
    After threatening to sue her and reporting her to the internal design society (don't ask how she's a member...), 2.5 months later she told me she was going to leave a check the day I had planned meeting with our lawyer. She didn't show up, but left a $2000 check the next day.
    So, we ended up paying $3000 for a disappointment, wasted time in an apartment that wasn't ours and not even a sketch our idea on what to do.
    In the meantime and ironically, we ended up hiring a contractor that had been wronged by her and still owes him money.... We hired a designer that gave the designs we needed for half her price!
    This was our experience. Good luck!  I hear she's a good designer...
     
     
     


    - Reordan O.
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    WARRINGTON'S FINE INTERIORS
    Warrington's  came to my house and evaluated the sideboard and gave me an estimate for repairs.  We agreed on the estimated price and the piece was taken to Warrington's for repair.  Due to the amount of repair needed on the sideboard, we were given an approximate date for completion.  The work was completed almost six weeks before the estimated date and we were totally amazed at the conclusion of the job.  The piece looked brand new!!  The degree of professionalism shown by John and the people at Warrington's was phenomenal. We would highly recommend Warrington's for any type of furniture repair and would definitely use their services in the future.
    - Ken M.
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    ARCHIE MC CORMICK INTERIORS
    Good ideas.  Most of the labor was competed in a timely and professional manner.
    Archie left the job with no warning.  Never heard from him again.  His cabinet guy for the bath installation never finished the job.  Never heard from him again either.
    - Sharon A.
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