”Our sales staff at Classic Interiors and Design has worked with Christina for several
years on many varied projects. Christina has many qualities that make her a great
interior designer but the biggest compliment to her is the amount of compliments
we hear about her work. She is aware of her clients’ needs and works with us in getting
the best products in keeping within the client’s budgets. She pays attention to every
detail and makes sure there is unity and cohesiveness. She is always readily available,
timely and efficient. We would recommend Christina not only because of the quality
of her work, but for the professional and personable attention she gives to every
Dennis Lorenc-owner, Classic Interiors and Design
"I moved from a large home to a small condo that required considerable updating.
I was in a new community and unfamiliar with the businesses and tradespeople that
would do the work for me. It was very comforting to know that Christina was hiring
and supervising all of the work that needed to be done. She was easy to contact by
phone and email whenever I had questions, and I was especially impressed with the
documentation of expenditures she mailed to me every few weeks. I couldn't be happier
with the quality of work, and the final outcomes of my condo redo. Thank you Christina!"
Peg-Frankfort to Traverse City
"Christina is excellent at utilizing space and personal pieces to their maximum.
We added on to our lake cottage to make it our permanent home. She made the best
use of space and turned our previous home furniture into "lake home" furniture
with new fabrics and room arrangements. She gave our cottage a lake home look and
feel. I smile every I walk into our home. She also was great at working with our
"Not only did Christina give us a newly remodeled cottage -- she gave us an
attitude adjustment. You're not going to believe me, but with more space, a welcoming
design, and cozy seating arrangements and sleeping space, the fighting between our
kids came to a screeching halt! She gave us a "new" cottage and yet
kept the look and feel of a cozy and humble Crystal Lake cottage. She is honest,
dependable, affordable and has impeccable taste. We would use her again in a heart
beat. In fact, we've put her on speed dial!"
Jeff & Annie-Crystal Lake
Christina was a great designer to work with. She listened to our needs and worked
with our tastes; making appropriate suggestions along the way. One of our “faults”
that Christina had to work with was that we didn’t have a budget in mind. It was
a “show us what you can plan out and we’ll decide if we want to buy it” philosophy.
I knew this approach was frustrating for a designer but she worked with us and was
finally about to nail us down on a dollar amount to spend. Her choices in color and
texture for our furniture were just beautiful. We also had the challenge of small
rooms so it was great to see the actual room drawn out with the furniture pieces
in place. Our cottage turned out beautiful-far better than we could have ever done
on our own. We certainly recommend Christina to friends.
Jon & Kathy-Beulah
"Christina not only looks at the space itself, but how it relates to the rest
of the home. She has the ability to take total control over choosing materials and
furnishings for presentation to me, or she is happy to do this research in tandem
with me. She is well-organized, has a tried and true system for designing a space
and is experienced enough to ask the right questions so that good decisions are made.
You are in very capable hands with Christina and I would highly recommend her."
"After learning our budget constraints, Christina’s suggestions of colors, furniture,
hardware, window dressings, etc. were right in line with our initial discussions.
Her attention to all of the details helped us to stay on schedule and not forget
to make all of the necessary decisions. She also visited the construction site on
a regular basis and arranged the complex scheduling of the deliveries and installations."
Bill & Pat-Crystal Lake
"Christina was a tremendous help in space planning our new addition. Her
ability to layout out our plan, advise us of her recommendations for electrical,
plumbing and cabinetry were a huge help. Christina’s constant monitoring of the design
plan, especially since we could not be present on an ongoing basis, was invaluable.
Her experience in picking out furnishings was an added plus that helped save us time
and enjoy the process of building."
Paul & Susan-Big Platte Lake
"Thanks for a great new bathroom! I realize now that it's your
attention to both large and small details that makes the difference. Thank
heavens I asked an interior designer, not a plumber to do the job!"
"Christina did an excellent job not only designing my dream kitchen but
she anticipated my needs on items I had no idea I would want or need. For example
she suggested a cabinet dedicated to baking sheets which I would have never thought
of. Additionally she designed our Master Bedroom remodel and once again suggested
a light be placed in the closet. I never thought too much about the light but I can
say it is used every day and really helps me determine if a pair of pants is black
or navy blue! I can't recommend her enough she did an absolutely fantastic job on
Bob & Debra-Beulah
"When you enter one of Christina’s completed projects you would never know she
had been there. The uniqueness of what she does is completely reflecting a specific
customer’s needs, interest and personality. I never see the same trends duplicated
from project to project. A truly refreshing approach, serving the home owner and
not forcing them into a world of sameness."
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