April 12, 2016
"Working with Helaine is a pleasure. She is not only an expert in her field but she is friendly, understanding and responsive as well. She abides by your budget and your timing and does a great job, whether it is a large project or a small one. She has been immensely helpful in pulling together our house in California with the items we currently have and filling in the gaps with new ones.  She has consulted on everything from paint color and tiles to furniture, draperies and lighting. She also stepped in to help with our kitchen renovation when we were stuck with design decisions and saved the day!


Helaine works well with builders, architects and others involved in a project. She is a great person to have on the ground when you are doing projects long distance like we did. I worked with designers in the past in other states we lived but I have never had such a good experience as I have had with Helaine. She is knowledgeable and approachable and gets the job done to perfection!"



Cathy F.

Carmel Valley, CA

Relationship: Client

September 12, 2016


Helaine did a wonderful job of transforming our empty new house into a great home! Specific things she helped with:

1. Material and finish selections such as floors, cabinets and countertops
2. Used the finish pallet to choose furnishings and decorations
3. Provided turn key ordering and delivery of all furnishings, decorations and lighting
4. Followed up on any products that needed rework or replacement

We would recommend Helaine for any project big or small.


Dan K.

Monterey, CA

Relationship: Client

January 14, 2014


"Helaine helped me with two projects, a redo of my living room and enhancement of the entry to my home office with beautiful ceramic planters and plants. Her unerring eye and ability to find the right sources and best prices were incredibly helpful.


The transformation of the living room of my 1915-era home is nothing short of amazing. Helaine instantly understood the look I wanted and helped me choose the right pieces and window coverings for the large bay window. Her follow-through is incredible, as well - she continues to recommend pieces to fill in. Her research skills are top-notch. She is my guru in all things design. She has impeccable taste and an eye for the timeless piece. Highly recommended."

Jane B.

Monterey, CA

Relationship: Client