“Valerie Grant is AMAZING. She has exquisite taste, eye for detail, thinks outside the box and understands who her client is and what they want. We used Valerie for almost a complete redecoration of our home… entrance, formal living room, dining room, Master bedroom, guest bedroom, office, family room and kitchen. Not only does she have impeccable taste but she is an honest and good person. We thought about redoing our basement and she encouraged us to wait until our son was a little older since our wants /needs would change. Plenty of designers would have taken the opportunity to make more money and I felt that showed she has her client’s best interest at heart. She also has a great network of creative people that she works with to help on the project (painter, electrician, custom carpets, wall paper, window treatments).”
I met Valerie at the “Summit Kitchen Tour”. She had decorated some rooms in one of the houses on the tour. I contacted Valerie and she invited my husband and me to her home that she had recently completed. Upon walking in her beautiful house we knew immediately she was the designer for us. We loved her mix of styles and contemporary flair. We gave her complete freedom to use her creativity. Our home is gorgeous and still functional and we are so happy we put our trust in her and gave her that freedom. Everything is beautiful from the custom rugs to the wallpaper to the gorgeous chandeliers. We couldn’t be happier with what she has created. I can honestly say I am confident Valerie can do amazing things with any space …whether it is a studio apartment, a cottage, an older house or large house. On top of her talent she is professional, approachable, listens to your needs, keeps budget in mind, kind hearted , a pleasure to work with and an all around great person.”
Becky – Summit, NJ
“Valerie Grant consistently delivers classic, timeless, sophisticated designs. Her impeccable style combined with her innate understanding of scale, color and shape creates unique environments for each client. Valerie is a consummate professional who is extremely organized and diligent.”
Alexis Varbero – Schwartz Design Showroom
“I am a decorative artist and owner of Alternative Interiors. I work with many designers and decorators in N.J. And NYC vicinity. Being in the business for 30 years, I have no hesitation saying that Valerie Grant has been by far the best designer I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Her attention to details, mixing of styles, thinking out of the box and most importantly listening and successfully meeting the clients needs is impressive. Every job experience with Valerie has been pleasant, fun and a learning experience to watch her transformations from sample boards to completion with her beautiful executions and outcomes.”
Kenneth Caruso – Alternative Interiors
Owner, Decorative Artist
“We used Valerie for a complete decoration of our new home, which included 4 bedrooms, an office, living room, dining room and family room. I really could not recommend her and her work more highly. The ‘end result’ is absolutely beautiful and nearly everyone who has visited has asked for her contact information. But just as importantly was the process and how Valerie works – she is the consummate professional, extremely organized, always responsive and listens to your wants, needs and budget extremely well. She has just beautiful suggestions about what looks good in a room. She also has an amazing network of folks that she works with to complete the project (contacts for window coverings, rugs, wallpaper, etc.). Just fabulous all around!”
Jennifer – NYC & Pawling, NY
“We did a massive renovation on our 100 year old historic home and Valerie helped us make our newly renovated foyer, dining room, and kitchen/family room match our traditional sensibility with a modern flair.
Upon entering our home you are greeted with a beautiful, elegant foyer with custom venetian plaster walls, antiqued glass, and a distinct antique nickel chandelier. Navigate through the french doors to the dining room and you are greeted with a striking, one-of-a-kind chandelier that is a bold statement in the room, with a custom painted border on the ceiling, and dining room chairs upholstered in a fabric that pops. Then on to the kitchen you are greeted with the warm colors of the built-in bench, classic fixtures over the island, and a family room that is both comfortable and stylish, with a mix of neutrals and some bright colors mixed in. Another amazing chandelier completes the look.
Needless to say, we are thrilled with how everything turned out, and working with Valerie was extremely collaborative and fun. She is incredibly detailed, thorough, and patient – she brings a beautiful sense of style to any room but also did a wonderful job weaving in some design elements that we requested; it was truly a collaborative process. We will definitely be using Valerie again in the future!”
Heather – Summit, NJ
“As soon as my husband and I decided to move into a house in the suburbs after living in New York City for many years, I knew I wanted Val to help me decorate our new home. I had known Val on a personal level and had seen her own residence as well as several other homes she helped design/decorate. Every single room in Val’s own home and in any house she works on is simply exquisite. Her design aesthetic is polished, sophisticated and beautiful, yet also very livable and functional.
Like me, Val is also a mother, and she really understood my need to create spaces that made sense for a young family, but didn’t sacrifice aesthetic value in the process. For example, in our dining room, she suggested chairs that have a beautiful fabric on the back, yet have a vinyl seat so I can easily wipe away any spills or food left on the seat. Also, my kitchen features a bright white concrete table (indestructible) with sleek white chairs that can easily be wiped down. The look is crisp and clean, yet highly functional.
Val really takes the time to listen to her clients and understand exactly what their needs and desires are. She never imposes her own ideas or vision for a space onto her clients. She is respectful of budget and others’ tastes and ideas and encourages her clients to put their own stamp on each project. By infusing her own artistic flair and creative sensibility into the project, she is able to create an enhanced version of the look her clients are striving to achieve. She really makes the entire experience a collaborative effort, and consequently, I think her clients are always very satisfied with the finished product. Val truly helped me attain the exact look I was going for … only better!
Val has a vast arsenal of design contractors and resources, she has all the professional knowledge required to do any home design project, but most importantly, she simply has amazing taste. And, in additional to that, she is always professional, reliable, honest, and just easy and fun to be around. She is genuinely excited about the project she is working on and makes her clients excited in the process. I loved working with Val and I love what she did with my home. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing design/decorating services.
Kristen – Larchmont, NY
“I worked with Valerie to furnish my newly renovated dining room, living room, bedroom, guest room and 3 bathrooms. Throughout the entire process, Valerie was absolutely professional. She really listened to what I hoped for in each space and helped shape the vision. She presented me with thorough plans for each of these areas and chose beautiful options for the spaces. Her furniture and accessory choices were varied and creative. She worked with others on the project in a professional manner and handled the ordering and receiving of all the furnishings with expertise. It was a pleasure to work with Valerie and I could not be happier with the our newly renovated and furnished home.”
Wendy – Greenwich, CT
“Many thanks for all of your help with the apartment. Things look great! I especially love the kids’ room. We hope to have the chance to work with you again.”
Juan – New York, NY
“We worked with Valerie earlier this year on redecorating our apartment. Valerie came very highly recommended from a friend (whose house looks amazing!). From the outset, Valerie was a complete professional. She listened to our views / wants / needs, and clearly explained the process in terms of timelines to set our expectations. Throughout the project, Valerie was responsive and not only stayed within the overall project timeframe but also the budget – no surprises on any front. She also has a great team around her – everyone from her assistants to the movers were a pleasure to work with.
Most importantly, the results are fantastic. We love the apt! We wanted a contemporary aesthetic but with some whimsy and interesting twists. Valerie has such a great eye, especially for pairing textures, pieces and patterns that wouldn’t be obvious. Every time guests come over we get a lot of comments on how great the place looks!”
Margo – Brooklyn, NY
“Valerie Grant has a discerning eye for quality and detail that result in interiors tailored to each individual client. Her unique ability to use diverse layers of texture and materials elevates her luxurious design aesthetic. From initial concept to installation, Valerie handles each phase of the design process professionally and expeditiously.”
Karen Champigny – Woven Floors
“I have worked with many decorators in the past and Valerie Grant was by far the best yet! She is professional yet warm and very easy to work with. She understood exactly what I was looking for in my project of combining my old antique furniture with modern updates in all the soft furnishings, rugs, draperies and art work. My home is now bright and modern but maintains an elegant flair! I often walk around and admire what has been done and then sit in one of my new rooms with a cup of tea and a book and enjoy my beautiful surroundings!”
Delia – Summit, NJ
“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 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
“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
“Valerie is very professional and has exquisite taste. She runs a tight ship and the people she has working for her work very hard to to keep her business. We are completely satisfied with the project, and she is a pleasure to work with!”
S.S. – NJ
“After an amazing job creating and implementing the vision for our entire country home, we hired Valerie to redesign our Manhattan apartment. As in the past, Valerie took the time to hear our thoughts and returned with a beautiful strategy, well within our budget for the project.
From color combinations, custom cabinets, linens for the kids and fixtures that wowed us to even last minute construction fixes, we couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Valerie is a true professional and is super easy to work with.”
M. Davis – Manhattan, NY
“Valerie is fantastic. We have used her twice – first for a complete design for our weekend home, then most recently a big renovation in our NYC apartment. She listened extremely well in terms of what we were looking for, the general aesthetic we were looking for, our overall budget, etc. and then came up with amazing and different ideas. She picks beautiful items – from the furniture, rugs, lighting fixtures and accessories – that make our home so comfortable. And she has great relationships to build custom pieces that add so much to our home. Could not recommend her highly enough!!!”
Jennifer – Manhattan, NY
“Our project was neither the scale nor the style that Valerie is accustomed to working with, but she was up for the challenge. We were interested in changing our contemporary style family room into a warmer, more livable space. To complicate matters, we wanted to use a good deal of our existing furniture. Armed with a handful of photos and words like “bohemian” and “California-style,” Valerie somehow transformed the room into exactly what we had envisioned, but could not articulate well or figure out how to achieve on our own. New chairs, lamps and a fabulous rug instantly changed the feel of the room, but her knack for accessorizing ultimately brought the project together and made our house feel like a home. Valerie is exceptionally professional and organized and is incredibly attentive to detail. She is an excellent listener, open to our ideas and willing to try to make what we had work first, but not at the expense of the outcome. We look forward to working with Valerie again in the near future. It is without hesitation that we recommend Valerie Grant Interiors!”
C. Pence – NJ
“After retiring to Florida from the Northeast we needed a major renovation of our newly purchased beach home! I had seen Valerie’s work and asked her if she’d take on something of a different element and scale. She helped us with decisions on updating a lot of the finishes throughout the home, but her main focus was the kitchen/ great room, and master bedroom. Working long distance Val was great at communicating through phone calls and emails, but everything really came together when she came down to personally add all of the finishing touches. We could not be more thrilled with the results!”
Barb – Florida
“Valerie Grant Interiors excels at every aspect of the interior design business. Valerie worked with us on a major renovation of our home involving the kitchen, master bedroom, several bathrooms, game room, gym and wine cellar. She has incredible taste and extremely creative design ideas. She was able to work within the existing design of our home and create beautifully designed rooms that reflect our personal design aesthetic and the overall character of our existing home. She listened to our preferences and needs and was able to translate them into gorgeously designed spaces that are extremely functional. She also helped us tweak elements of other rooms to tie the new spaces with the old. She has a long roster of very talented specialists that provide expertise on every aspect of the design project. Valerie is the consummate professional – every detail is handled with precision, adherence to often complicated timing considerations and clear communication. She works seamlessly with architects, contractors and other design professionals. And to top it off – she is a pleasure to spend time with!”
Lisa – NJ