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WOW! I couldn’t believe how much better our house looked after STAGING. It was particularly amazing because they used the furniture that we owned. We have continued to enjoy the staging and find the house more functional that it was before. The overall look and feel of the house went from cluttered and tired to updated and spacious. The use of their colors and the extras brought in changed the look and feel of our house.
We had 6 offers within three days, and I heard people say “you have a really nice house!”. This would have never happened prior to staging.
The service that ARD provided was very detailed, personal and prompt. Denise followed up on every aspect of staging and updating the process. She made it so much easier to prepare out house for sale.
The home staging evaluation from ARD that my Realtor, Dale Perkins provided as part of her listing presentation was very helpful as I was able to make the changes to the home that would be most important to buyers and it ended up saving me money.
I was amazed at how different the rooms looked. They were more put together but more comfortable. Staging our home made the rooms “appear” more neutral to help someone feel as though they could live here. The changes that were made absolutely made a positive effect on buyers as we had 3 offers in 48 hours!
I would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others because of their professional service. They were on time, and had good availability. They also provided good contractors of excellent quality.
The Home Staging Evaluation was very helpful as it states ahead of time what I was responsible for doing, example; clearing out/storing before ARD came back to stage our home.
My original contract was to have Art of ReDesigning work on several rooms in my home…redesigning my formal living room, guest bedroom, formal dining room, family room, kitchen, master bedroom, sitting area and loft. I also wanted help with accessorizing specific areas in my home. I heard about ARD by going through several websites on interior design. When I came across “Art of ReDesigning,” the home page caught my interest. The photos in the Photo Gallery looked cozy and comfortable (I loved the “before and after shots”). The logo also struck my interest. It was different. When I read about Denise Baker, the designer, I immediately felt her passion to share her natural-born talent.
Your services were very professional…yet personal! The work alone was perfect for my home. Everything that I wanted to have done was not only completed, but exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed watching the transformation of beauty and elegance take place in my own home. I loved the personal touch. I was very comfortable to share my ideas and see it done just the way I’d imagine it to be. Denise became not just my interior designer, she became a personal friend.
I actually was surprised, after the initial placement of furniture, how much room I really had. It opened up space in each room and felt refreshing and new. I love a home that’s beautifully decorated, yet practical for family use.
It was always easy to communicate my ideas and to see everything coming together. I enjoyed the process. I also enjoyed learning simple decorating tips and feeling confident with the ideas of the designer. I think the first hurdle to get over when hiring professional help is trust. After my first consultation, I felt immediate trust in Denise.
I would absolutely recommend Art of Redesigning. Denise came into our home, observed what we had around and worked accordingly. She came to know me personally and recognized what was important to me. I felt that she took every project and personalized the décor perfectly to my likings. What talent!
Thank you so much for your help, Denise. I love my home and my family loves being home. I’ve always felt that our home was a special gathering place for my family. It doesn’t matter how big, or fancy it is; it’s a place where we call “home.”
I contacted ARD for a Mirror Makeover from their website. Their services were very personal, quick and thorough. The mirror makeovers updated my mirrors beautifully at a great price. My experience with ARD was great and would recommend them because they have good pricing, great service and fantastic results.
I contacted ARD to makeover my family room including new tile, furniture, paint and accessories. I found ARD through the BBB online website. I really liked working with Denise, sharing ideas, what for where, etc.. Shopping for these items with Denise made the biggest impact. I enjoyed shopping to make the room inviting and cozy and enjoyed learning of new resources in the community. The family room is warm and inviting and I can’t wait for my family and friends to view the finished product. I would definitely recommend Art of ReDesigning and would tell others of their services. Thanks for everything Denise!
-Mary Anne R.
I contracted ARD to help me with furniture arrangement with my move and decorating of my new home. I was surprised at how Denise was able to use almost all of my furniture and accessories in beautiful (to me) ways. Now I will be able to enjoy those previously “blah” rooms more and be proud to show them off. This experience was an opportunity for me to step beyond the limits of my own decorating ability.
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning because the time saved and originality exercised was well worth the price.
Thank you Denise!
WOW! Why did I wait until selling the house to have Denise come in? The simple things (why I didn’t figure it out) like changing the rug and positioning the loveseat.
Staging our house has had nothing but positive comments about the interior of the house, which is a direct reflection on the staging.
Art of ReDesigning is 100% professional and a class act. Denise is a special person with extraordinary talents.
The Home Staging Evaluation that they provided was something to remember and use in the future too!
I absolutely loved the transformation of the living spaces. The placement of the furniture and accessories opened the rooms tremendously.
The greatest impact staging had was the way it enabled prospective buyers to envision how they could utilize the spaces in the home.
Our home was in escrow in less than a week, and we had several comments from Realtors how nicely the property presented.
I received such prompt professional and high quality service with the added benefits of the services being very affordable. I was kept up to date on every aspect of the staging process. This company really knows their business and how to increase the market value of homes.
The Home Staging Evaluation that they provided was very helpful. Thank you again for doing such a thorough and wonderful job!
La Costa Valley
Denise has a fantastic eye for detail and a great sense of what it takes to prepare a home for market. Her report provided us with the guidance we needed to dress up our house before putting it on the market. I would also highly recommend Denise even if you are not planning to sell your home but would like a fresh pair of eyes to highlight what you might do to preserve the value of your home - especially in a market where so many homes are losing value. Also, her report makes a great "honey-do" list."
Art of ReDesigning’s Top Qualities: Personable, Expert and Creative
- Susan N.
Cardiff by the Sea
I hired Denise to help me after I moved into my home to hang artwork, pick out new drapes and redesign several rooms in my home. My initial reaction to my redesign was that I liked it! What surprised me the most was the open feeling in the rooms. It was more convenient and attractive and I am so happy to have the work done artistically.
Denise is amazing, fast and competent.
I would highly recommend Art of ReDesigning to others!
- Charlene G.
I hired to Denise with Art of ReDesigning to coordinate the entire redesign of our master bedroom. Hire a painter, choose paint colors, carpeting, baseboards, new mirror wardrobe doors, shopped for and coordinated delivery of new bedroom furniture, lamps and bedding, and completed it by redesigning the room and putting it all together.
There is no way I could have done what she did with a full time job and coordinate everything the way Denise did.
What I liked most about their services is their reliability and I found their services to be very valuable.
I would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others, in fact I already have.
- Linda E.
I love it! It was just what I wanted to feel when I went in that room. The fact that you found all those nick/knacks in my house and used them so creatively was surprising to me. I was very nervous at first, but all I can say is “mission accomplished!”
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Denise B.
I contracted Denise with Art of ReDesigning to provide a Home Staging Evaluation and a mirror makeover, and she had excellent ideas and a plan to address putting our house on the market. She was very professional, yet personable and had creative ideas and good cost value ideas.
I found her services to be valuable with solid ideas and she followed through on everything well and confirmed things I was unsure about.
I would recommend Art of ReDesigning to anyone and everyone selling their home in this market.
- Bill B.
The ReDesign was just terrific! What surprised us the most was the creative use of the decorations we had and how little was added. The use of our decorations was most creative and artful than I could have imagined.
Everyone has loved the transformation that you created. We love our home but even more so after you put your artistic eye to the house. It’s terrific.
We would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
- The Gilley’s,
I am very happy with the end results. My living area downstairs looks like one of those homes in the designer magazines.
I was very surprised at how you moved my things I already had in my house and made it look wonderful, especially the wall going up the staircase. I never would have thought to do what you did. It looks great!
I was a bit nervous when I first met Denise, but she made me feel very comfortable on our shopping trip.
My husband said that she made our house feel very elegant and warm.
I would of course recommend Art of ReDesigning to others. I plan on calling you to come back and redesign our master bedroom.
Thank you so much Denise
- The Moreno Family
I was absolutely delighted with the redesign of our guest bedroom. I was surprised at how you were able to use a gigantic piece of art as the focal point, move the bed and make the room feel cozy and look bigger.
This experience for me was like opening a wonderful gift on Christmas day with total joy!
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Barbara Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE
Professional Speaker and Author
Our reaction was sheer pleasure! We were very surprised with the arrangements of our furniture and accessories and were nervous if we did not like it.
We loved it, and would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Don and Mitzi M.
WOW! I was completely surprised and impressed at the spaciousness you created. When I hired Denise, I was completely confident in her abilities. You have made my modest mobile home into a spacious looking and beautiful living area. My souvenirs from all my travels have taken on a new dimension and are so artistically displayed.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. Why didn’t I do this sooner!
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Bonnie P.
WOW! The creative way you not only placed the furniture, but how you used it. I fell in love with my house all over again. I was very skeptical that my furniture wouldn’t look so fantastic.
This redesign has made us fall in love with our home all over again. My daughter thinks you are magical!
I am so happy that I made the decision to let you be as creative as you wanted to be. We love the outcome and are so happy!
I would recommend your services to others.
- Gia M. and family
Wow, this is my house! Truly the impact from Denise staging our house was overwhelming. The house felt much bigger that the 1500 sq. ft. after the property was staged but it still had a warm homey feel.
Staging had a positive effect as our house sold in nine days after it had been on the market for two months with no offers. In addition, we had two additional back up offers.
It was wonderful to work with someone who made you feel so comfortable and at ease by her ability, professionalism, and vision.
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others!
- Laurie G.
Wow! I would have never arranged the furniture, accessories and the piano the way you did! Even though I was nervous, this is just what my living room needed.
I love the overall feel of the room. Moving the piano was a KEY part of the redesign.
You have an eye for makeover. I would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Tracy C.
Denise is the best thing that ever came through our front door! I would absolutely recommend Art of Redesigning to everyone.
This experience was a relief! Decorating can be stressful and it takes a talented eye to do what Denise can do. She's a natural and made my home so inviting. How my very own personal items were "reused" in ways I never thought of. She thinks outside the box and brings new life to items I already owned.
I was completely comfortable with what Denise could do. She had a way of making it enjoyable and gave me confidence with so many tips and tricks that I was able to carry out what she did in my home throughout the rest of my living spaces.
Make no mistake, Denise is the best in her field of expertise and I couldn't be more proud of my home and what she has done for us! My husband was so pleased and continuously comments on how inviting, comfortable and beautiful our home is!
- Kim R.
Unbelievable! I was really excited about the redesign. It turned out to be very sophisticated and warm. The arrangement was surprising and I would not have expected that kind out layout. This experience was breathtaking and I would recommend your services without hesitation. I would love to have you back to help with downsizing when we move to a smaller place. Thank you!
- Suzanne K.
I could not imagine with a few new accessories and just moving the furniture around what a difference it could make. The fact that Denise used my own furniture and mainly items that I already owned and transformed my home to look like a model home!
I was able to utilize most of Denise's services. From her shopping with me, recommending paint choices to the re-design, I was totally satisfied with all aspects.
Denise listens to what her client wants and is respectful of their tastes and color scheme. Denise did exactly what I wanted and more. I would recommend her services to anyone and would definitely use her again to redesign another room.
I was amazed at the transformation. I love my house now.
- Andrea C.
I was apprehensive when I agreed to allow Denise to redesign our Master bedroom. I thought the end product would be too feminine. Boy, was I surprised! The color scheme and arrangement I found to be very pleasing and my wife absolutely loved it too!
- Kurt C.
WOW! The fact that you used all my furniture and accessories was surprising. I was very skeptical and nervous. The wait was excruciating and the results were overwhelming. The first question my husband asked was “How much did you spend?”. He couldn’t believe how affordable it was, and absolutely loved the results. I would recommend you to all my friends.
- Kathleen M.
I was overwhelmed at how nice everything looked and how wonderful everything was staged. Wow, what a difference. All the rooms looked great! The house appeared so much more open. I would definitely recommend you to others and want you to come back and finish the house. Thank you so very much!
- Susan J.
Thank you for being there to advise me – It was very nice knowing that I had a great professional to go to if I had decided to look further into staging!
Thanks again, Denise!
- N. Rodenhausen, Homeowner
The Home Staging Evaluation with Art of ReDesigning that our Realtor included as a service provided concrete input and ideas for a more neutral and balanced appearance of our home, and it was based on a smart combination of existing furniture/material and selected rental furniture to create the most value for money for our Staging.
- M. Gunnarrson
Homeowner, Carmel Valley
Read what Real Estate Agents are saying:
The areas that were staged created an open and organized feeling. Just re-arranging the living room and removing the area rug made such a huge difference. The home staging evaluation gave us ideas we didn’t even consider. We would absolutely recommend ARD to others.
-John Finley and Elizabeth Papalia
Del Mar Realty Group
Very well done! The house looked warm and inviting, and staging the vacant home made it feel like a home. The changes that were made were definitely positive on buyers. Service was great! and would definitely refer ARD to others.
-JD Esajian “Flip this House”
CT Dream Realty
WOW! What an entrance. The changes she made to the home for sure had a positive effect on buyers.
The level of service provided by Art of ReDesigning is excellent, top notch service.
Of course I would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
Prudential California Realty
My reaction to the areas that Art of ReDesigning was outstanding, in shock!
The area that I feel had the greatest impact was the quality of items which made the property look so beautiful. The changes that were made had a positive effect on buyers.
The level of service that Art of ReDesigning provided was a “10” and I would absolutely recommend you.
Prudential California Realty
I have had the pleasure to work with Denise on multiple platforms. As a youth organization leader, business network associate and as a designer. Denise is a catalyst in all situations. Her professionalism, energy and personality are just some of her strengths. While working as COO of a real estate investment firm, I hired Denise to help us stage our properties after rehab. She did an outstanding job! We sold our first home in just 5 days in a slow market. Denise makes a commitment to her associates to help them in their businesses, learns about their missions and steps up.
I would recommend Denise to all who have the opportunity to work with her.
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
- Lou Tapia
Pac Shore Funding
I have used several stagers in the past but not one that has the bedside manner of Denise. The idea of staging may be distasteful to some sellers and Denise has a great style that my sellers readily welcome.
She's a great communicator and wonderful staging artist.
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
- Sue DeLegge
Sue DeLegge & Associates
Coldwell Banker International Previews
Denise recently staged a beach house that I have listed, and since then we have gotten rave reviews about the decor of the house. Any of the buyers & realtors who have stopped by has asked for her number so they can use her.
I highly recommend Denise to any home owner who wants to have a functional & beautiful decor, and any Realtor who wants to benefit from the professional help of a stager."
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
- Neda Nourani
Century 21 Sea Coast
Thank you again for your nice staging! You made the place look great and far better than it was vacant. Your attention to detail exceeded my expectations including your going the extra mile to even paint the walls.Finally, your staging services made the photo marketing a winner!
- Elena Thompson, “E.T.”
Art of ReDesigning’s services were professional and thorough. Staging the vacant homes made a positive effect on buyers and other agents. Denise gave the home warmth, with attention to detail and follow up.
The report that you provided to an over cluttered home helped the seller get the job done to show better and it took the heat off me of pointing out the obvious in some cases.
I would absolutely recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Patty Keck, Patty Keck Realty
I am very impressed with your level of service and I sincerely agree you deliver what you promise in your motto: "the ultimate interior design makeover!!"
You answered your phone and arranged an immediate appointment, while others I called were only offering voicemail recordings. Your rates were the most reasonable, and you were willing to give samples of your advice without giving away all of your secrets. You worked at a fast pace and met all of our deadlines.
Everything you said you would do, you did, and on time with delight. You also created a very warm and appealing feeling to attract Buyers to the home that was otherwise hard to sell. The warmth and emotion evoked made the difference, and a sale ultimately resulted. You made best use of what was available, and had items to offer to complete the look. I was very, very impressed.
I look forward to working with you again on other staging projects, and would recommend Art of ReDesigning to others.
- Duane Billheimer,
Loved it! Staging the family room and the living room had the greatest impact and I feel that the changes that were made had a positive effect on buyers and other agents.
Denise is extremely efficient, knowledgeable and very talented. The owners and I were very pleased with how Denise was able to work with current items/pieces in the home and combining them with rented furniture and accessories.
I look forward to working with you again.
- Charlotta Thompson
RE/Max of La Jolla
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