Words from clientele...
Candace took my vague concepts and feelings and turned them into a point of view and finished look that is exactly what we wanted-even when we didn't know it. She worked really well with our architect and our builder to keep communication open and the project moving forward. It was a great relief when our contractor went to Candace with questions instead of my husband and me. Candace is sensitive to budgets even if you don't impose one on her and recommends the right places to spend and save. My home is cohesive and colorful, it is modern yet inviting and I love every bit of it! I highly recommend Candace and our contractor has also recommended her to his other clients.
Candace was so FUN to work with ... she brought a light and energy to our Southern Cape Cod update that was very welcome. She masterfully navigated some unique challenges ... our busy family with three small kids, everyone home the entire time, my artist's eye and my husband's attention to detail ... all amidst the pandemic's slow downs and in person distancing challenges. She listened thoughtfully to our lengthy list of desired changes and eclectic aesthetic ideas and translated them into a cohesive vision that we LOVE! She helped us to dramatically change the look and feel of our home and its exterior spaces ... the difference is night and day. The interior spaces are now beautiful, functional and finally feel like "our style".
We had an excellent experience working with Candace. She designed the interior of our 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. She was very proactive, accurately distilled our vague directions into actionable ideas, and her passion for the work was clear. Her process was thorough, and she created a cohesive look that we love. Being new to Portland, OR, we were also very glad to have her help finding and managing local vendors to do any necessary work. We are happy to recommend her.
Candace guided us in furnishing and styling our new home in SE Portland. We were starting almost from scratch and Candace helped us navigate what seemed like an overwhelming number of choices. She made the process easy and fun. We developed a look and mood board from which she developed layout and furnishing options as well as paint color and window treatment recommendations for each room. She was patient and responsive and really adapted her recommendations to our style. Once the furniture was all in, she even did the ‘final touches’ decorating where she accessorized our home and we got to live with the new items for a few weeks to decide what to keep and what to return. She did all of the leg-work! We are thrilled with the final result. It really feels like home!
Let’s just start with the punch line: “Hire Candace Now.” She will exceed your high expectations with a level of care and capability you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. We hired her to design the final phase of a multi-year remodel project on our SW Portland hills home: a wing of the house with a wine cellar, private lounge, bedroom and access hallway. She had a challenge because we wanted a completely different look in this area from the rest of the home, yet it needed to holistically work together. Her other challenge was us: we wanted to be closely involved in the design and execution, which can drive designers crazy. To her credit, she was empathetic and cool from start to finish, worked so hard to deliver results, and ultimately exceeded our lofty expectations. Trust us: Candace is the designer you want to work with. We only wish we had discovered her sooner.
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