: testimonials :

Kate Hayes is the perfect design trifecta: ultra stylish, responsive, and easy to work with. She is a whiz at mixing disparate elements in unexpected ways, yet always achieving a harmonious space. We especially appreciated how she took our love of mid-century design and made it modern and cheerful -- without sacrificing either history or livability. Plus she sticks to the budget scrupulously, so the only surprise is how stunning the space looks at the end of the project. Every area she touches becomes your favorite room in the house! Be careful - she's addictive!  - Chelsea Penthouse clients

 We cannot recommend Kate Hayes highly enough! She is an amazing designer with a keen eye and practical approach. Each time we decorate and/or renovate a room in our home, we have come to rely on Kate's services. She has a knack for helping us articulate our design vision for our home, mapping out beautiful yet budget conscious options all the while navigating endless design choices. Her easy manner and decisiveness make her a dream to work with. Kate is always accessible and reliable and can play any role in the design process. Not only has she reliably and successfully sourced, negotiated and managed contractor engagements for us, but her design ideas have also elevated several rooms in our home to such beautiful outcomes that surpassed our expectations. - Gregg and Rachel Diller, clients

We've worked with Kate on a number of projects over the last 3 years, helping create custom furniture pieces to fulfill her clients' needs... she's always charming, respectful, intuitive, engaging, and professional. The jobs we've done with her have been some of our favorites, and we always look forward to the next time she comes calling. www.partsandlaborworkshop.com - Craig Montoro, custom woodworker

While we have strong feelings about most furniture, we were paralyzed by the overwhelming number of choices and have discovered over the years that a haphazard collection of lovely pieces is not enough to pull a room together or ensure that the room works with the rest of the house. Kate quickly understood our esthetics and presented us with limited ranges of furniture, color, and fabric choices, all within our budget, that helped us narrow down the seemingly infinite possibilities. If at times we struggled with a decision, Kate patiently explained to us why some choices would work better than others, but also understood when we stubbornly clung to an heirloom and was able to work it into the overall design. Not only was Kate a pleasure through the whole process, so were the contractors she recommended for plastering, painting, tiling, wood working, and whatever else the job required. We strongly recommend Kate to all our friends who love what she has done in our house, and we will use her again on our next remodeling project. - William and Melissa Jelinek, clients