What our clients saying:
Francine has designed and supervised four large projects for me over the past 15 years. She designed a beautiful kitchen and fabulous bathrooms for my home in Connecticut; floor plans for a vacation home in the Caribbean; renovations on our New York apartment and is now working on plans for our home in Newport. Francine has a wonderful sense of space. She looks at each project with a fresh eye and is very creative in her thinking. It is always a pleasure working with Francine because she listens and is able to understand the client’s needs and turn them into reality.
Susan Ogden - Greenwich, CT, New York, NY, Virgin Gorda and Newport, RI
We are working with Francine on the decorating of a new home including renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms design and layout. She is a delight to work with as she truly listens to you and wants your home to be a reflection of your taste - not hers. The vendors she uses are excellent and the contractors all love working with her. Francine is also incredibly flexible and accessible at all times. I highly recommend her.
Diane McGaw - Oyster Bay, NY
Francine was AMAZING! She has great taste and brought the project in for far less than we expected. Unlike many designers we have worked with in the past, she knows how to economize where it doesn't make a difference and pay up for top quality when it makes a difference. The apartment was perfect, and she took care of everything as we were absentee during the entire process.
Kristin Loomis - NY, NY and Santa Barbara, CA
Francine was hired for a total makeover of a large property on two floors, plus another single floor property here in Giza Egypt. The work was carried out in a meticulous manner, and deadlines were met, bearing in mind the logistics and language barrier that Francine had to overcome, sourcing materials, furnishings , finding local antique restorers etc from the USA, Italy and of course Cairo. I would have no hesitation in recommending Francine for her interior skills, her ability to listen to what is wanted, her recommendations, professionalism, and her easy to get on with manner. A job was done with pride and it shows.
Christina Web - Giza, Egypt
Francine has done work in my home a few times over the years. She has impeccable taste and is always up to date with current trends, colors, and designs. She has a keen eye when it comes to interior design and I trust and value her opinion. As a matter of fact, I don't hesitate to call her anytime to ask a question regarding remodeling or decorating because she will always steer me in the right direction. She knows her business very well. I also have purchased her lovely embroidered linens for my master bedroom. The quality and design are unparalleled.
Sherri Pellini - Rye, NY and New York, NY
We love Francine's work and trust her immensely. Her taste is impeccable and the beautiful thing about working with her is that she gauges your interest in a style choice or item of furniture before recommending something. Gratefully, she never pressures you to buy something you do not love. She can design an entire room from scratch or incorporate your current furnishings. She is a fabulous designer and we highly recommend her work.
Stephanie Bilenker - Stamford, CT
Francine help us redesign our family room. She created a design that was both beautiful and functional. We love to use the room to entertain or just relax. She has an incredible attention to detail. We would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Savina Waldren - Stamford, CT
We knew we needed to renovate our Master Bath but had no idea where to start. Francine came by and within a week she had ideas for changing the layout to fit our needs. She was collaborative with her design and helped us pick out finishes and begin our search for contractors. She was also very budget conscious and we didn't feel any kind of up-selling took place -- she focused on what we needed and wanted. All-in-all she was extremely professional and warm, helping us complete a daunting project when we had almost no experience. Highly recommended!
Sasha Spitzer - Ridgefield, CT
Francine is a real PRO ! She has good design ideas, has many resources, and has great taste. Her recommendations are thoughtful and since we've used her for several renovations at the "homestead", she knows OUR preferences and tastes. . thanks so much, Francine!
Mary Tilghman - New Cannan, CT