Nov 12, 2013
Roberta & Rob
Julie is helping us get our dream home with a limited budget while taking the stress out of the process! We just bought a house, that with the right TLC, could be stunning. It was a 60’s custom home with a really funky floor plan. We had a designer and architect draw-up plans. but we are on a budget and the house still felt funky. We were 2 months into planning and not making much progress. Thankfully, we found Julie Cavanaugh, owner of Design Matters. In 12 days, Julie gave us a significantly improved floor plan that gives the house an elegance and casual simplicity we want. In that time, Julie also had recommendations for cabinets, flooring, tile, counter, and grout we absolutely love! Before Julie, we couldn't articulate what we wanted. My biggest concerns were continuity of look and liking what we got. I was really worried about this because I just remodeled our current bathroom, without help, and am not thrilled with the result. When I have to select anything, such as paint, granite, or tile, I go to many stores, get lots of samples, and spend many agonizing days doing it. Julie took the agony out of the process. When I walked in Julie’s store, I didn't think we could afford her service. I was so relieved to find out we could. I was amazed at her expertise in designing to our style and taste. She even gave us things I wanted but hadn't thought to ask for. Julie has integrity, experience ,and is a pleasure to work with. She helped us save money on those things that wouldn’t matter so we could use our limited budget on those that did. Julie also saved us enough time in the process to make-up for the cost of her service. We will get into our house a lot sooner than we would’ve without her. We are so grateful to have found Julie. With her skills at interior design and space planning, our dream home is becoming a reality. She has a great team of people who are also a pleasure to work with.