In the past 30 years we have had the honor and pleasure of working with many different home decorators & designers and can easily say that Valerie Grant Interiors stands out from the others in so many ways.
First, they only take on projects that they are passionate about and then they do it as if it was their own with each step in the process being handled flawlessly.
In both of the homes that we have renovated with VGI, they began by getting a deep understanding of our goals for the project. They then presented their comprehensive detailed vision to us and asked for input and approval. In both cases they were spot on and we made very few changes. The plan was then executed brilliantly, on budget, on schedule with no surprises and they even had a reveal day where they took over the houses, moved everything in, staged it all and then presented it to us. We had so much fun during the entire process and the end results are unparalleled. We can’t wait to do it again! Valerie Grant Interiors is next level.
JB – Lake Hopatcong & Mendham, NJ
Project: Lake Life
This new construction home was our third project with Valerie. We keep coming back to her because we love her sense of style, the “turnkey” approach to getting a space decorated, and the amazing compliments we receive from friends and visitors about whatever space she has decorated. We love her color schemes, materials, and textures. We often start by sharing some thoughts and inspirations on what we like, but from there Valerie and her team are able to put together something incredibly special for our family that makes every space feel warm and inviting. We will continue to turn to Valerie for future home design projects and recommend her without any hesitation.
J & L – East Hampton, NY & NYC
Project: East Hampton Haven
“I have never worked with a decorator who listened so well and made the whole process so seamless and easy!
She has decorated two homes for us and each one so perfectly fits our taste and desires even though they are completely different.I was awed the first time I walked in and could not believe I would be living here. Valerie certainly knows how to make your house a home but still makes it feel so special and unique. I would wholeheartedly recommend Valerie to anyone looking for an outstanding designer.”
DW – Nantucket, MA
Project: Nantucket Harbor Views
“Valerie Grant Interiors sets the standard for top quality interior design in all aspects.
Valerie is able to consider the many facets of her clients’ lifestyles and blend them perfectly with her creative vision. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire renovation, and her commitment to our project was outstanding. The result of VGI’s stunning work is something we appreciate around our house every single day.”
MD – Dutchess County, NY
Project: Hudson Valley Modern Farmhouse
“Our experience with Valerie Grant Interiors exceeded all expectations. Val took the time to understand how we planned to utilize the space in our new home and what colors and fabrics we were drawn to.
And then she created something that is beyond our wildest dreams.
Val transformed our dining room, butler’s pantry, foyer, family room, and Master Bedroom. All of which are unique and stunning. And the piece de resistance is our new lounge. She took a dated home library and reimagined it as a lounge inspired by the Orient Express. We feel lucky beyond words to live in a Valerie Grant Interiors-designed home.”
MP – Summit, NJ
Project: Pattern Play
“Valerie is amazing!
Her impeccable work ethic is surpassed only by her design talent.
She is the utmost professional and works with her clients to accomplish a finished product that is above and beyond expectations.
The way she presents the house is something straight out of HGTV and doesn’t disappoint!”
SS – Sea Girt, NJ
Project: Beach Getaway
“I had seen Valerie’s work at a house tour and thought of her immediately when I had a project.
Her style is exquisite. She has an incredible ability to work with textures, colors and cool styles.
Our project included a kitchen, study, living room and family room. I feel like my house is warm and comfortable with incredible style. Valerie is straight forward, organized and professional. I would highly recommend Valerie!”
JT- Short Hills, NJ
Project: Empty Nest Remix
“Valerie Grant Interiors recreated the perfect environment for my family in a home that we have lived in for 18 years.
Her sense of style was exactly what we were looking for when choosing a designer. Valerie is also a pleasure to work with she is always reliable and moves the job along quickly and it’s always enjoyable.”
JB – Mendham, NJ
Project: Revamped Colonial
“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!”
LB –Summit, NJ
Project: Modern Sanctuary
“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.”
SL – Summit, NJ
Project: Sense of Sublime
“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!”
LS – Summit, NJ
Project: Classic Chic
“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.”
BH – Summit, NJ
Project: Modern Shingle
“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!”
DW – Summit, NJ
Project: Refined Traditional
“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.”
KB – Larchmont, NY
Project: Westchester Contemporary
“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.”
BJ – Summit, NJ
Project: Modern Update
“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.”
WB – Greenwich, CT
Project: Understated Elegance
“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!”
CP – Summit, NJ
Project: Bohemian Chic
“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!”
BS – Jupiter, Florida
“Valerie was awesome to work with! She has a wonderful sense of style, was flexible in helping us to decide on the scope of our project and she worked well with our contractor & subs. Valerie took the lead in designing the layout of the rooms, choosing the furnishings and fabrics, and shared her vision with us so that we could approve her plan. She managed the entire project and completed everything within an appropriate time frame.
We are thrilled with her work and love our renovated home!”
AB – Short Hills, NJ
“From start to finish, working with Valerie Grant Interiors was an absolute pleasure.
Their design ideas were on point and they captured the true essence of our home and family perfectly!! Our project was completed exactly when estimated. Above all else, they are true professionals and such lovely people to welcome into your home. We are so proud of our new living room and can’t wait to rave about our experience to anyone who visits. Thank you!!!”
KB – South Orange, 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.”
AM – Park Avenue, NYC
“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!”
MP – Brooklyn, NY
“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!”
JD – Pawling, 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!!!”
JD – Manhattan, 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.
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!”
HM – Summit, NJ
“Valerie did an amazing job helping us to redecorate a 200-year-old farmhouse that we bought in February.
She was able to balance our desired aesthetic with child-friendly designs to create beautiful and functional spaces for our family. We can’t wait to work on our next project with her in 2021.”
CD – Dutchess County, NY