Satisfied Customers

"The Finished Product is Fantastic!"

I LOVE my new family room. I was admittedly nervous about using an interior decorator to help me re-do my family room. I wanted the finished project to look like my style, not the style of the decorator. I already had some idea of what I wanted to do, but was lost in the number of choices, fitting all the pieces together, and the amount of time it takes to run to a zillion stores looking and looking. From the get go, Laura did not try to influence my decisions. She easily guided me through the process, narrowing the choices to what would work, and best of all she did all leg work. She quickly recognized my priorities; budget, comfort, and resiliency to two young boys. The finished product is fantastic. A true reflection of my personal tastes. Thank you Laura!

Stacey L.
Holly Springs, NC
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"A Daunting Process Much Smoother"

Laura did a great job in helping us decorate our new addition to our house. She gave us a lot of great ideas and helped us narrow down our choices. She made a daunting process go much smoother. We highly recommend her for any home decorating needs.

Dr. & Mrs A.
Raleigh, NC
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"Insanely Responsive"

After working with Laura, my house is now a place that I love to be in and enjoy sharing with others. When a guest comes over, instead of being embarrassed or insecure, I am proud of the way my home looks. I am constantly getting compliments on my house, which now looks finished with decorator touches that Laura added to match our style and preferences. From the unique lighting fixtures in the kitchen to the custom tile fireplace and mantle in our living room works together to create a cohesive look and more importanly, brings a smile to my face every time I notice it.

I have worked with several decorators and Laura Forrest is by far the best. Unlike other decorators I've worked with, she is insanely responsive, always available by phone or email with thoughtful and complete responses.

Beth D.
Chapel Hill, NC
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"High Recommendation"

I would like to give a high recommendation for Laura Forrest as an Interior Designer. Her expertise was visible from my first meeting with her. She took the time to get to know my style and the look I was trying to achieve in my new home. After accumulating this information she suggested many insightful and creative ideas in order to accomplish this. She was available to go with me to showroom visits and was mindful of my budget when we were making the selections. I felt she had a large network of vendors to visit so I was able to find everything I wanted. Laura was also very receptive to my many e-mail questions, and was always prompt in her reply. This was my first experience working with a designer and found Laura a pleasure to work with.

Liz Pogue
Cary, NC

"On Time and Within Our Budget"

We recently relocated from Northern California and purchased a house in North Raleigh. Our near term goal was to open up the area between the kitchen and living room while upgrading the rooms and foyer. A number of local contractors gave us proposals, but lacked background in interior design. What we really needed was to work with a team of professionals who could lay out a path of upgrades that we could make over time – and within our budget.

Our (fussy) realtor came to our rescue. Her husband, a developer of high-end properties, has used Laura for years. Laura came up with a series of design recommendations and alternatives. She then developed and priced construction plans and schedules, along with ways for us to save money in the process. She was careful to point out which items needing to be subcontracted – including electrical and stone setting work – and whom she would use.

The construction project went without a hitch – on time and within our projected budget. Any questions were answered promptly, and necessary changes were fully explained and documented. Laura worked with us on colors, fabrics, furniture, lighting and other accessories. The final touches were provided by an expert faux painter whom Laura recommended.

We look forward to working with Laura in the future and highly recommend her for anyone seeking an expert Interior Decorator.

Chuck and Dee S.
Raleigh, NC
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"Sensitive To Your Budget"

"Laura Forrest is the ultimate professional!  Her attention to detail and total commitment to the project is exceptional.  The contractors that she hires  (granite installers, shower door creators,  and painters) are all professional, on time, courteous and neat.  It is obvious from the workman comments that Laura demands perfection and they are determined to oblige.
Laura has an impressive knowledge of electric and plumbing issues - what will and will not pass a home inspection and she is upfront and honest about what costs will be and what problems may arise particularly when updating an older home. 
If there is a problem or an issue with a part of the project - be it a bent light fixture or the wrong color paint - she responds to emails and phone call immediately and is at your home to access the problem and contact the appropriate contractor.
Laura is sensitive to your budget and will work hard to create a new, updated look "within that budget".  She has oodles of ideas and many contacts, allowing her to help you create the room that you envision.
Whether you are planning a simple update or a total renovation, Laura can be depended on to create a unique room, in a timely manner that will meet your needs and your dreams"

Lyn L.
Cary, NC

"Perfect Windows"

Laura helped my husband and I redecorate our family room. We started out planning to order roman shades out of a catalog, but Laura suggested we consider having custom shades made for our windows. We decided to spend the extra money and splurge on custom shades and are very happy with the results. The shades are professionally made with the fabric we chose and fit our windows perfectly! Our room turned out beautifully and we are very happy with it.

Bob & Maria E.
Cary, NC

"Beyond My Expectations"

Thank you so much for designing my family room.  I have been living in my house for three years and have been unhappy with my furniture arrangement and décor.  Once we set up an interview, I knew you were a great fit for me.  I felt like you really listened to me and provided awesome ideas. One of the most important things to me is service.  You went above and beyond my expectations.  To begin with, you were prompt in returning my phone calls and emails.  However, when it came to finding furniture and coordinating color schemes and décor, you really hit a home run. I am so happy with the final results.  Finally, I feel like I can invite guests over and show off what you have done for me.  Thanks so much. 

Wilson C.
Raleigh, NC
“Client for Life

"Accessible Anytime"

My family recently moved to Chapel Hill. I wanted help decorating and furnishing our house so it would flow together and compliment our existing furniture. I have three small children so time and budget were very important to me. I was hesitant to work with a designer for fear that they would tell me to throw out everything and start new, wrecking my budget, or else impose their own design ideas on my purchases. A friend gave me Laura’s name and I have been extremely happy with my experience.  Laura provided me with a range of services from selecting rugs, paint color, and window treatments, to purchasing and placing furniture and accessories.  She was always mindful of my budget and time. I especially liked that she was able to take our own furniture and make it work in a new space. She also guided me through buying accessories from chain stores, to help stay within my budget, also taking into account the design reality of having three young children.  I was able to mix nicer quality pieces with inexpensive accents. She was also accessible anytime for questions by email or phone, and took pictures and sent diagrams. She was always prompt and professional, and seemed genuinely concerned about the final product. Our friends, family and neighbors have been very complimentary of our “new” home and we owe it all to Laura!

Elizabeth H.
Chapel Hill, NC


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