Testimonials

Leesburg Interior Designer

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    Relationship: Client

    Location: Putney, London

    Project Date: September 2000

    Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

    We commissioned Desiree Gaunt to do the interior design of our house and garden in London and we are more than happy to act as a reference for her.

    Her ability to appreciate color, scale and dimension in a practical way is superb. All of us believe we can decorate but few of us can combine the artistic with the practicality of scale, put it on plan in a coherent logical way and then actually get the gloves off and physically carry it through. Desiree can do this and do it in a professional, uncluttered manner. She does not confine herself solely to the script but is able to think laterally and is clearly able to see the wood for the trees.

    Her ability is not solely confined to interiors as she is just as comfortable with the exterior as well. As one would expect she has an eye for detail and together with a multitude of ideas can combine the initial site inspection, planning and execution stages in an extremely competent and efficient manner. Technically, on site, during construction stage she is fully able to manage and do the job.

    Design is subjective and there is no accounting for taste, therefore it is obviously critical to know your client and manage your client in a tactful, persuasive manner in order to achieve maximum results. I found her ability to grasp this fundamental aspect and execute it with style and aplomb.

    As a true reference I would say that if after any design, decorating and fitting is done to one’s abode, however humble that may be, and one is still talking to your contractor at the end, then the job was done professionally, to satisfaction and is testimonial in itself.

    Mr Brian Z.
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    Relationship: Client

    Location: Ilfov, Romania

    Project Date: June - August 2011

    Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

    We bought our first house in 2010 with a very small garden which we wanted to convert into green multi-functional space. That's when we met Desiree during her stay in Bucharest. She agreed to help us with our garden. 

    Desiree's approach was very professional, she prepared couple of plans and we realized all of them met our needs. We went with the organic design plan.

     Desiree managed the project from end to end, she chose all the plants and trees, worked with the vendors to deliver a green paradise with a nice terrace, a BBQ place and a beautiful sitting area.

    It's great to see the garden evolve over the years. Every year, Des's design, choice of plants delivers newness to our garden. 

    Mr and Mrs V Kannan
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    Relationship: Client

    Project Date: September 2017

    Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

    I hired Desiree to help me update my living and dining room; including rugs, furniture/fabric choices and decor. She is conscious of the client’s taste and helped to make my spaces beautiful while being comfortable, livable and totally my taste! Desiree is also very responsive and a joy to work with. I Can’t wait to work with her on my next project.

    Michelle S.
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    Relationship: Client

    Project Date: June 2019

    We are moving into a new home and with all the decisions we had to make we felt we wanted professional help. Our realtor recommended we use Desiree. She is very knowledgeable and has a great eye for color. She helped us choose cabinets, flooring and countertops She immediately took the stress out of the decision making process. We would highly recommended her expertise.

    Linda L.
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    Relationship: Client

    Project Date: October 2017

    Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

    Desiree has been amazing to work with. She transformed the main areas of my home from a dated worn out traditional style to a sleek transitional and elegant space. Her eye for color and space planning are outstanding. In addition to her talent at interior design, she is always mindful of staying within budget while achieving beautiful results. I now love the way my home feels and enjoy entertaining in my newly updated space.

    Betsy D.
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