The ideas of working with a designer had been new to us, and more than a bit intimidating. Deborah immediately made us feel comfortable, never once making us feel bad about some of the choices we had made. She took the time to teach us about our space and how to accentuate the positive, while minimizing the negative. My wife and I are so happy with Deborah, her ideas have taken our home to an entirely different level – sophisticated, welcoming and comfortable, no small feat! We look forward to working with her again.
Mike & Marsha Stanley
We had wondered if a designer was a luxury we didn't need, come to find out it was a necessity that made our new construction process run smoothly. I'm so glad we found Transforming Rooms. Not only are they very professional, but I loved that Deborah and her staff are friendly and warm. They made it fun, which to me is very important. Deborah saved us many thousands of dollars that we would've spent on change orders with the builder. She is able to visualize the end result in the early stages. She revised many specifications for our kitchen layout, which I'm so glad she caught. We were so pleased, we had them furnish and decorate our home. Highly recommend.
Jim & Pamela Wilkie
Deborah has a great eye for color, texture, balance and room layouts. I walk through my house, and still can't believe it's mine. Deborah is warm hearted, and has made the process of making our house our HOME. Deborah and her staff are amazing!
Dr. William Keates
Winston Salem, NC
In one month's time they presented, implemented and completed a plan with beautiful and unique ideas, while incorporating mine and my husband's very different tastes and styles. It is now the comfortable space we always wanted. Because of her expertise & attention to detail, Deborah saved us time and money by helping us understand how to best spend our budget to get maximum impact. Deborah and her team have exceptionally good taste while being open to collaboration. They are truly exceptional.
After interviewing several other designers Deborah was clearly the best choice for our extensive remodel. She worked with us in phases, was low key, with no high pressure. Deborah brought custom furniture that "fits" our lifestyle, for a better price and better timetable than the local furniture distributors. My husband, never a fan of this project, became enthused once she brought art and accessories for his study! I strongly recommend Transforming Rooms as 5 star, and as a control freak, my 5 star recommendations are rare.
If you ever have an opportunity to work with Deborah and her staff, do not pass it up! She recently designed a stunning porch for us. A few years ago she designed and furnished our entire interior. Her ability to blend "our style" of sophistication & comfort with just the right amount of wow is absolutely amazing. Deborah truly cares for her clients and fulfilling their dreams.
I don't normally write reviews, but there are so many good things about Deborah and her team. I had worked with a designer before and due to a very bad experience, I really debated on hiring another one. I made a great decision with the Transforming Rooms team! Deborah and her staff were able to move/use things I already owned ($ savings) and add new things to achieve a huge improvement. Their fabrics are very high quality and beautiful! Deborah is attentive to all details, she is organized and keeps up with where you are on priorities and timelines. Deborah had told me they are happy to do as much or as little as I want. I can promise you from my experience that no matter how much or little you do, you won't regret using Deborah, and the Transforming Rooms team. You will feel like you are getting true value for your money, and you'll have a home you love!
Winston Salem, NC
Deborah provided options that are not readily available in retail stores or online. The options were both beautiful and child-friendly. Once a plan was agreed upon, she brilliantly blended my eclectic/transitional flair and love of all-things-earthy with my husband’s bold contemporary style. From ceiling to floor, our home has litterally been transformed into a haven for both of us. Deborah encouraged our active engagement in the Entire process, allowing us to enjoy the adventure with greater confidence and independence. 5 stars!
Deborah made suggestions for the tile, lighting, flooring, wood stains, cabinetry, hardware, granite & paint colors, during new construction of our 10,000 Sq Ft home. She made it a painless process & followed up with subcontractors to prevent construction delays. If we ever custom build again, I will definitely do so with her assistance.
Well, the house and the party were both a big hit! Everyone went on and on about how great the house looks! We were so proud! Thank you so much. You have gone above and beyond your duties as a designer and we feel lucky that our friends referred you.
I called Deborah and presented her with 3 challenges: that I wasn't happy with new furniture we had just purchased, that I was discouraged after looking for drapery fabrics at 4 fabric stores, and third, that I wanted the areas transformed by Thanksgiving. She immediately got to work, and brought the most beautiful fabrics, much better quality than anything I had seen - they looked expensive but were very reasonably priced. She brought the most amazing artwork and lamps. I loved everything she brought. She and her assistants worked tirelessly, and were always pleasant and fun to work with. Everything was completed by Thanksgiving, and the results were nothing short of amazing! When my kids arrived from college, as well as other family members and guests, they couldn't believe the difference! My son said, "Wow, Mom, this place is really looking groovy!" - High praise coming from a guy who previously never paid attention to such things. My house is so beautiful now - bright, full of color, but also calming and relaxing - and all at a very reasonable price! I honestly couldn't feel more positive about the entire experience.
I had used decorators in the past that left me with what they thought would look nice. It did, but it never felt like "me." Deborah helped me discover the "me" and turned our house into a home. Deborah and her staff were beyond friendly and helpful. The items she found for us were special and perfectly suited to my taste and our home. She brought color into the rooms and made them came alive. It doesn't look "decorated," it looks like home, warm, inviting and "ours"!
I had never worked with a designer before. I'm pleased to say Deborah definitely met our needs. I talked with other sources regarding window treatments & was not happy with their ideas. Deborah brought us fabric choices with varying prices to choose from. She's done very well in learning our particular taste & tailoring choices to reflect our style. My husband & I both have strong opinions, yet she managed to help us come to decisions that we would've had difficulty negotiating on our own. She is an excellent communicator, up front on both her pricing & details that make the process run smoothly.
Dr. Parrish McKinney
Deborah and her team are fabulous! I am in awe at the quality of workmanship on our window treatments and bedding. Deborah offers suggestions and advice on how to incorporate a few updated pieces into your existing furnishings (if that is your goal) to transform the entire room. She has a great eye! Deborah and her team transformed our bedroom into the high-end luxurious "home away from home" we were looking for. She works within your budget, making recommendations and guidance without being overbearing or forceful. Can't wait to see what's in store for our next project!
Teresa and Rick Ford
Deborah picked the perfect paint colors for our new home. She has an amazing ability to complement the tile and the cabinetry with paint colors that pulled it all together. In addition, Deborah tastefully brought in accent pieces such as rugs and art to compliment my current decorations, instead of having to start from scratch. Thanks to her, our new house already feels like a home, but with a fresh and stylish update. I highly recommend Deborah and her team!
Robin and Jim Arnold
The meeting space in my studio used to scream, "Left over eclectic". It is now both stylish and comfortable. Deborah worked tirelessly to provide options, listen well to my likes and dislikes, push me a little on style and always deliver a great look. We were able to start right away, and she found some great deals and reacted quickly to get my approvals and snatch them up. I will definitely continue using Deborah's services for my photography studio! Deborah has been a pleasure to work with.
I can honestly say I am pleased with every single thing Deborah helped us with. Friends marvel at the huge impact her changes made. Our home is gorgeous, yet livable and comfortable. I told her it had to be, with two children, a cat and a dog! Best of all, she came in under budget.
Let me just say how extremely happy my husband and I are, with Deborah and the staff at Transforming Rooms.
Their professionalism, creativity, experience and resources have truly captured our love of art and European culture.
We found their fabric quality, delivery and pricing to be exceptional. Everything is BEAUTIFUL. We highly recommend transforming rooms to anyone reading this review.
Transforming Rooms was a great company to do business with. I felt a sense of care and passion to create what I wanted and within my budget. Furthermore, they were able to use many of the furnishings I already owned. They supplied rugs, large art, recovered chairs, custom window treatments, lighting and unique pieces that made my downtown loft stand out. I've hired other design firms in the past, Deborah accomplished far more with the remaining budget than the initial two firms combined. Transforming Rooms actually listens to your goals, understands your style, and they make it happen.