“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Carol. After a bad experience working with another decorator in the past, I was hesitant to even work with another designer, but I am so glad I did. I absolutely love how everything turned out. All decisions were low key, no pressure and just the right amount of gentle guidance needed. Carol is a true professional yet warm and hands on at the same time, a pleasure to work with and the results breathtaking.”
“Carol worked with us in redecorating our master bedroom. We were so pleased with how it turned out that we asked her to help us convert a bedroom into a den and, again, we loved the result!
Carol has terrific taste, but more importantly, she did not try to impose it on us; she worked with us to allow our own choices and taste to surface.
All decorators will tell you that they will work with your budget. However, unlike our experience with other decorators, Carol never made us feel bad about asking for less expensive options.
We found that Carol works with excellent and highly reliable contractors and service providers. She also took the time to personally supervise much of their work. We felt totally comfortable leaving our projects in her hands.”
We will certainly be calling Carol to help with our next decorating project.”
“We wanted to create a multi-purpose space in our mostly unfinished basement. Carol worked with us to determine our needs and budget. She helped us visualize what would best suit our needs, both functionally and aesthetically, and her tastes coincided with ours. We ended up with a fabulous, state-of-the-art basement that functions as an office, entertainment center for our teenage kids, ballet studio, laundry room and wine cellar! We are absolutely thrilled with the result, and this has been a definite lifestyle change, thanks to Carol’s incredible vision!”
– Bruce and Ellen
“It was time for a major facelift for our house, which meant an expanded family room, new built studies for myself and my husband, Gil, a new powder room, a downstairs spa and redecorating almost every other room in the house. Gil hope that an interior decorator would be able to rein in some of my more eccentric design ideas, and so we chose Carol. She understood fairly soon what I wanted — colorful and joyful rooms to accommodate a collection of knickknacks and antique furniture from our world travels, as well as good solid furniture from Gil’s catalog, The Home Decorators Collection.
Carol was also ingenious at zeroing in on the right fabrics and papers for our personalities and look of the house. For example, our daughter’s room is light and calming with its turquoise Chinese fabric and natural wallpaper to complement the antique Chinese furniture.
My favorite room is the kitchen with its warm cherry wood cabinets, terra cotta floor, tumbled marble backsplash, granite countertops, and cinnamon red appliances. It is as if a glowing fire were burning in the hearth, and I feel cozy and content. I am so happy we chose Carol.”
– Barbara and Gil
“Carol has created clients for a lifetime in us! We cannot sing her praises enough. She had a real challenge in working with us, as we had so many different pieces of furniture, artwork and fabrics from our time abroad that we wanted to incorporate into our new home. Not only did Carol use everything we wanted to keep, but she made those pieces look even more special. The overall effect is a warm, inviting feeling which reflects our unique and eclectic style. She really got our vision, knew what we would like and what would work for us. Most importantly, Carol was so easy and fun to work with that we no longer think of her as our decorator extraordinaire, but as our friend and confidante. We love Carol DeBear and look forward to our next project together!”
– Sharon and Mark
“Carol helped us plan, design and manage our kitchen renovation. We love our new kitchen and can’t thank Carol enough for the fabulous service she provided. Carol was there for us every step of the way. We very much appreciated having her professional opinion, great taste and sense of style to guide us through the process. It was a real pleasure working with Carol.
She was always calm, reassuring and decisive. We truly felt that we could trust Carol’s judgement and opinions. Carol was terrific at picking up on our cues and designed the kitchen very much in keeping with our taste. We were particularly interested in using non-toxic, sustainable materials for our renovation and Carol went out of her way to provide us with environmentally green products where it was feasible.
It was very reassuring to work with someone who fully supported our desire to use the most environmentally friendly products in creating our new kitchen. Carol was wonderful to work with and we highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a bright, professional, talented, honest, hard-working and creative designer.”
– Felice and Steve