Straight from my clients . . .
"After reviewing 34 pages of designers on Houzz, I knew I made the right decision in the first 5 minutes after meeting Chanie. I am beyond thrilled with the results. Working with Chanie was a gift. Our space presented its challenges, but Chanie's unwavering commitment, creativity and tenacity gave us a space that is not only beautiful, but incorporates things that are deeply meaningful to us, and, on top of it all, is entirely functional and comfortable. We didn't dream all that would be possible. And she did it on budget.
Her enthusiasm, energy and charm are infectious and make the whole thing fun.
Chanie truly wants you to LOVE your space and she has an uncanny ability to tune into what you are most drawn to. Her attention to the smallest detail continues to amaze me, and makes all the difference in the world. In addition to designing custom furniture and art pieces, she even brought some of her favorite personal items because they were the perfect thing.
It is impossible to over-state what you get when you partner with Chanie. We were expecting something lovely, but what we received is nothing less than spectacular and wonderfully rejuvenating."
Veralyn and Jim
We could not be happier with the end result of all of your hard work and creativity. So my Dear Chanie, I write the below:
“We embarked on a journey to make our new home classy yet comfortable. We wanted all of our friends to come in and enjoy our home as we enjoy it each and every day. We knew we couldn’t do it without professional help. We asked Chanie to help. Chanie listened to us, evaluated our tastes and desires, and incorporated those into the final design of our home furnishings. She is a talented, creative, and expressive designer. She worked tirelessly to provide options from which to choose, all of which met our end goals. She applied her project management skills as well to ensure that we received the end result on schedule and within budget. We are thrilled with the results.”
Len and Kathy
"Chanie is abundantly creative, knowledgeable and intuitive. She came to our rescue when we were overwhelmed and over budget on a major remodel, calming us with helpful, practical ideas and solutions. By helping us to re-envision the space and working within our budget, Chanie vastly improved the livability and esthetics of our home. She listened deeply, infusing our conversations with joy and light, which is such a gift in a stressful situation. We recommend Chanie's services without hesitation, no matter the scope of your project."
Jackie and Daniel
"Chanie does individualized, thoughtful, amazing work!! She turned my bedroom into an living sanctuary...I LOVE IT!! I hope to have her do more of my house. Her care and passion shines through in the big picture as well as the details of her work.
Best of all she works with my crazy hectic schedule with a smile."
"We bought our house about 2 years ago, knowing it needed a lot of updating. While we did get the entire interior painted before we moved in, we were getting absolutely nowhere by ourselves with the rest.
She has brought great energy, creativity, and budget-savvy to our project. We had a vision of what we wanted, complete with only general notions of colors and style. Chanie helped us make it a reality. Not long after meeting with us, she began to understand our tastes and color scheme. She has been extremely easy and comfortable to work with. One’s home is a pretty personal thing and she has a talent for quickly fitting right in with you, learning about your tastes and your ideas for your dream space.
Our first step was for Chanie to work up an overall budget, split into several phases. This has turned out to be a really helpful endeavor and we have stuck to that budget really closely. Considering the scope of the phase we have now nearly completed, that is no small feat. We now enjoy a brand new kitchen, home office, dining room, and main level wood flooring.
It has been a great adventure – the many and varied “field trips” to select materials and shop for fixtures and key pieces of furniture. She has great design, construction, and materials contacts that you may have difficulty finding on your own.
We will work with Chanie again – and again and again. We also highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with your home. No matter the size of the project, she will rise to the occasion with her knowledge, expertise, uncanny ability to get to know you and your fondest wishes, and her unmatched sense of style."
Mike and Mindy
"Chanie is so gifted in her ability to envision and beautifully decorate a space. She listens and 'gets it!' This comes through not only in beautiful aesthetics, but also in a sense of peace and balance, creating a place you want to be. You will love your home more!"
Maureen and Pete
"I highly recommend the design services of Chanie Wood. Chanie decorated the main floor of our home. She paid meticulous attention to budget. She listened closely to our goals and style preferences but was also able to nudge us out of our comfort zone towards ideas that we didn’t know that we could love so much! Chanie also expertly navigated between the differing styles of my husband and myself. Our house is beautiful, comfortable and a nod to both of our styles. The savings that she got us on furniture, accessories, and art work more than covers her flat fee. Chanie is an excellent designer, a friendly person to work with, and there is tremendous value in her service. I wholeheartedly recommend Chanie Wood to you."
Leah and Sean
"Chanie made a process I was dreading fun and interesting. She had vision where I didn't even know where to begin, plus she successfully worked within a minimal budget. Chanie listened carefully and was able to capture the essence of who we are as a family even with all our varied needs. Not only do our living room, family room and kitchen look different, but they FEEL different. They have a flow and sense of calm that they did not have before, and that's saying something when you have two kids and a dog. I highly recommend Chanie Laree Designs and look forward to working with them again."
"My 117 year-old craftsman bungalow has been in a constant state of construction since I bought it 26 years ago. The kitchen and adjoining back room have been a disaster for about 5 years. Having tried self home improvement, I ultimately realized that I needed help and engaged Chanie.
I had a vision of what I wanted and Chanie embraced that vision, enhanced it and turned it into reality. She has great attention to detail and her insight into design was a major reason for the success of the remodel.
It was very important to preserve the look and feel of the original architecture and to save existing features and design aspects. Where my ideas were practical, she incorporated them. Where they were not, she found alternatives that actually were improvements over mine. She thought of stuff that never would have crossed my mind. In some cases I was willing to compromise to expedite things. In those areas where she felt compromise was not appropriate, she stood her ground and I am glad she did. The entire work flow was coordinated by her as well as the hiring of tradesmen and subcontractors. In fact, my great contribution was probably staying out of the way.
For the last 6 weeks of this project I was out of town and Chanie took care of everything so that when I returned it was like going into a new home. She took great care to discuss with me all aspects to make sure that what I ended up with was what I wanted.
My vision was a new kitchen with an attached man cave. The kitchen is spectacular and the man cave turned into a man castle. I could not be more pleased with the finished product."
"Working with Chanie to decorate my new home has been an amazing experience. We had a lot to accomplish and a tight budget. I was amazed at Chanie's ability to become completely immersed with our project. She spent untold hours researching and compiling ideas- not stopping until she founds things we absolutely loved (down to every little detail). Then, she would work tirelesly until she could achieve the design within our budget (which I thought was impossible). She managed to help us find extra things (beyond the scope of our project) and still kept us within the original budget.
Chanie has an incredible eye for detail. She made some very small changes to things already in our home (changed placement or orientation) and it made a significant difference. She helped us decorate spaces we thought were already decorated, and it made our entire house feel much more special.
I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to truly love their space. I hope to have the opportunity to do another project with her again soon!"
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