January can be a tricky month. The holiday festivities have subsided, the kids are back in school which gives me the space to reflect on the prior year and look ahead to what will come next. It is a period of adjustment and it can feel a bit uncertain. So, I was thrilled when I received an email from Houzz announcing that I had received the “Best of Houzz 2017 – Client Satisfaction” award which is described as follows: “This professional was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community.”
Well, that set my feet firmly on the ground again. I am honored to have received this award for three consecutive years!
There are many ways the work I do can be recognized and trust me, it feels great to be acknowledged by other professionals, trade groups, magazines, etc. But, I have to say, the most rewarding aspect of what I do is having satisfied clients that enjoyed working with me and for whom I have created a home that they love. When I look at the reviews posted by both clients and colleagues on my Houzz profile, I feel grateful knowing that the work I do is deeply appreciated.
Following are a few client reviews along with “in progress” photos from the some of the homes I worked on this past year that my clients are now beginning to enjoy. You can also find other reviews on my website.
Full Home Redesign
“I would highly recommend Valerie Grant Interiors. I have know Valerie both personally and professionally for almost 10 years. We just recently worked with her on a major house renovation project. She has impeccable taste and an amazing attention to detail. No area was overlooked down to the last accessory. She was easily able to take our ideas, incorporate them with her own and create simply stunning rooms. I can’t pick a favorite, they are all amazing in their own unique way. Our home looks like all the pages you’d earmark in a magazine but gives off the feeling of warmth, comfort & beauty. We are a busy family with young children and everything is extremely functional & livable.
Valerie was very easy to work with, on top of everything and has a great network of people she works with regularly. She genuinely cares about each & every project she takes on. You will not be disappointed!” Lauren – Summit, NJ
Complete Home Renovation
“I hired Valerie because I had seen some of her previous work and was so impressed. When I initially met with Valerie, she walked me through the entire process and made sure that I knew what to expect. After she went through how the process works, she wanted to get more information from me. Her priority was to make sure she honored my budget, timeframe, and the feel of the house that I was trying to achieve. Valerie was available to me whenever I had a question or needed her advice. She is extremely professional not only to the client but to every single person who was working on my home renovation. I knew the overall look that I wanted for my home, but I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. Valerie is an excellent listener and was able to create a home that is not only beautiful but it is exactly what I couldn’t put into words. She exceeded all of my expectations. I would ABSOLUTELY hire her again and would recommend her without question.” Susan – Summit, NJ
“Based on her work we had seen in the Summit, NJ area, we hired Valerie Grant to decorate the pied-à-terre we had recently bought in NYC. We had to wait quite a while until she was available, but it was worth it. Valerie has great style and we love the finished product! Valerie is the consummate professional, but personally warm and fun. Her style is much more contemporary than what we have at home, but an updated, yet sophisticated look was what we wanted. She has a great sense for coordinating colors and textures that give great warmth and richness to the rooms. We did have a few antique pieces and some artwork we had acquired for this apartment, and she happily incorporated those pieces that worked, and let us down easily on those that wouldn’t. When there were issues with items that had been ordered (not her fault), she and her assistant were immediately on it and matters were resolved. Architectural elements are integral to the look she creates, so with a renovation, seek her input upfront.” Anne – Park Avenue, NYC
Full Home Renovation
“We worked with Valerie this past year on a large home renovation. I can not imagine how we could have done the project without her. From day one, Valerie was there to guide us through critical decisions, skillfully pointing out considerations that would become important later on. Valerie is extremely professional and is willing to help with everything from planning overall designs to working through the smallest of details. Valerie listened to our ideas and developed designs that not only look incredible but work perfectly with our lifestyle. She also has a wonderful team of people that she works with who all deliver an amazing level of service and care. We cannot say enough about Valerie’s willingness to go above and beyond to help ensure quality, meet deadlines, and deliver beautiful results.” Beth – Summit, NJ
I am looking forward to a wonderful year helping my clients create homes they will love!
There truly is no place like home!!!