“In early 2019 it was time to downsize from our 3000 square foot, four level, single family home where we had lived for over thirty years.
With Laurie’s assistance, we located a 1500 square foot town home in a nearby neighborhood.
Although the size and location of the unit fit our requirements, we were not impressed with the outdated, mid nineties décor and closed-in kitchen arrangement.
Laurie could envision removing the walls around the outdated kitchen and creating a modern, open space for comfortable daily living as will as occasional entertaining.
A challenge for Laurie was our wish to incorporate a few key pieces of our existing furniture, which she accomplished seamlessly.
Material selections progressed as the plans were developing, so we could make selections and begin to see how things would fit together.
A number of alternatives were proposed for each selection which allowed us to guide the design, but also expanded our horizons to consider products, styles and color combinations beyond our normal comfort zone.
We found the process to be an enjoyable and exciting experience and a little like Christmas as each new component fell into place.
Laurie was able to take our project from concept to completion with confidence and professionalism that resulted in a home we will be happy with for years to come.”
Duane and Linda Warren, Maple Grove, Minnesota.
“Laurie was the PERFECT choice to create a unique eclectic feel for the 1960’s home I purchased.
She has a great sense of color which really brightened up the space and created a more modern look.
She selected fun arty pieces of furniture and accessories, new carpeting, new countertops for bar area, and window treatments to finish off a previously drab space.
She has a fabulous design sense and remodeled an outdated wet bar area and created a segregated office space by installing a barn door/wall off of my dining room.
Laurie was a pleasure to work with, kept me informed each step along the way, and respected my budget.
My home is now updated and more modern.
And it emanates my personality and a sense of calm. I feel proud showing off my new space.
I highly recommend Laurie as anyone’s interior designer!”
Eileen Shapiro, Carson CIty, NV.
“Laurie helped us with a complete remodel of our home – kitchen, bathrooms, most bedrooms, great room.
We wanted to lighten up our home, and move to more of a mid-century modern, transitional design.
We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.
The materials, colors, designs, are perfect. Interesting, unique, but very functional.
She also helped us select a contractor to do the work, and coordinated with the contractor throughout the construction phase.
Lastly, Laurie’s associate, Suzanne, helped pull everything together with wonderful accessories.
We highly recommend Laurie and her team.”
S. & B. Davis, Paradise Valley
“While trying to settle on a design for the remodel of our 2007 home, we finally decided professional help was needed.
Having dealt with designers in the past that tend to simply influence personal tastes, it was with skepticism that we embarked on the latest project.
After doing some research, we enlisted Laurie’s expertise. How refreshing to start off our homework by reviewing projects on Houzz that matched our style interests.
Without influencing, Laurie then took our thoughts and transformed them into a masterpiece.
Unlike some past experiences, we soon found that Laurie is a full service designer whereby all aspects of the project were managed from start to finish.
The process started with CAD designs that required only minor modifications.
Laurie then competitively bid the trades, coming up with at least three qualified contractors for each phase.
Design considerations were almost always determined after Laurie provided three or more alternatives. How refreshing not to be overwhelmed with too many choices.
Construction was completed with little variance from schedule, and when problems arose, as they always do, Laurie was able to solve them with little fanfare.
Once construction was completed, we also enlisted Laurie’s assistance in accessorizing our home.
Along with her assistant Suzanne, they provided that professional eye that really put the finishing touches on our project.
The end result of Laurie’s and Suzanne’s efforts exceeded our expectations.
We started off with the desire to create interior spaces that complemented the décor of our recently completed back yard living area, and we could not be happier with the final product.
We highly recommend the services of Laurie and Suzanne.”
Kevin & Angela Strege, Trilogy at Vistancia
Thanks to her expert design skills, we were able to transform our 19-year home into a new and contemporary masterpiece!
This was our first time working with an interior designer. Laurie is a true professional, listens to her clients and works with you to achieve your goals.
She is a delight!
Caroline and Marty Berger, Peoria, AZ
The first time I spoke to Laurie I was thinking of doing “a little updating” to my kitchen. The more we talked about it the more I realized that Laurie was the person who could make my vision a reality.
She asked questions and listened to my input.
She really cared about what was important to me, so no small wonder that her work reflected my personality.
The planning was the longest part of the process because we were making a kitchen that needed to be beautiful, functional and efficient.
She is so knowledgeable and capable.
As I met various contractors each one was as competent and professional as she was. Laurie guided me through the process and didn’t miss a detail.
Even when my kitchen was nothing but an empty shell and my bar in the den became my campfire kitchen I never doubted whether it would be worth it.
Laurie was on top of it all the way through…returning all my texts, emails and calls without fail.
Call me crazy, but we had such a good time that I actually miss all the excitement!
I highly recommend her and would do it again.
R. Avery, Paradise Valley French Mediterranean remodel
Laurie works hard to “understand” the client and works within that mind-set when she is designing rooms.
I like “ethnic eclectic” – weird stuff from weird places, and lots of it, plus unusual color schemes.
And I sometimes want to design a room around one unique piece of furniture, i.e. an armoire made from old doors from an Indian village.
Laurie also gets that and pulls it all together.
She uses an expert hand in making sure I don’t make mistakes.
She helped designed my home office so that it combines the exotic pieces from India as well as sharp clean lines of modern built-in shelving and specialty lighting.
And she knows to mix colors, textures, and materials so that it really pops.
I’ve had the office for many years now and, to this day, whenever I walk into that room, I look around and smile!
Laurie Westberg is really good!!!
Lake Family, Phoenix, Arizona
I hired Laurie to help us when we moved into a house that was bigger than all of the furniture we had previously acquired.
Her design sense is fantastic.
She was able to pick complementary accessories even before she saw the place based on our descriptions.
She then re arranged our art and furniture to best work in the space.
She listened to our input, and was able to translate our desires into appropriate design.
I would not hesitate to use her again, particularly on a remodel, or upgrade to an existing place.
I have reviewed her portfolio and really like what she has done for others.
Hough Family, Reno, Nevada
Laurie came to our home initially for a one hour consultation for paint color throughout, to share ideas of how to update my existing living/dining room area and to see my loft area to later plan for reinventing the space.
She was efficient, focused, and very easy to communicate with.
She nailed the color choices and later prepared fabric choices for pillows & lighting and three choices for design in my loft space.
She followed up & kept me posted, gave me choices, & I love the changes we have made so far. Looking forward to next steps with her assistance.
McCarthy Family, Lake Tahoe Vacation Home
We hired Laurie to help us with color and fabric design for our home in Mexico.
We found her to be very professional and insightful working with floor plans and layout .
Her use of color was spot on for what we needed and her arrangement of our furniture made our home come alive.
We would definitely work with her again.
Barb Alexander, Cozumel, Mexico
Laurie was very helpful in pulling together a color scheme for my condo in Mexico, giving more of a Mexican/modern flair with Caribbean colors.
I am very happy with the results!
Bahls Family, Cozumel, Mexico
I worked with Laurie to completely redesign and decorate my new condo.
She was very thorough, spending significant preparation time with me to determine my preferences and style before making recommendations and acquiring the items.
She is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable and has a keen eye for color, placement and proportion.
She was a pleasure to work with; her commitment and dedication provided a remarkable result that was well within my budget.
Swazara Family, Grey Hawk, Scottsdale
I first received Laurie’s name from a highly respected friend who was having Laurie assist her in the design of a new house.
I contacted her for my re-model and she came over for an interview and a survey of my house.
After discussing my plans, ideas, and budget, she presented me with plans and options.
The renovation proceeded quickly and Laurie maintained her oversight.
The results were fantastic, but bittersweet, as I am moving from this beautiful house, however, a sale was accomplished within a week, in no small part due to the magic Laurie wrought.
The improvements more than paid for themselves and the new owners love all the upgrades.
I only wish that I had met Laurie earlier so that I could enjoy the beautiful house for a little while longer!
Merz Family, Reno, Nevada
I worked with Laurie Westberg on our Sorelle Due New York Showroom remodel. Laurie was professional, innovative, creative and great to work with.
The remodel was completed on time and I was completely happy with the outcome.
Gail Haugland, New York City
We were in our home for over 20 years and it started to look tired and outdated.
We consulted Laurie Westberg and she just “ran with it”.
The change was amazing.
Everything from the granite counter tops to new tile floors, new tiled master stall shower, window treatments, paint colors, carpeting, etc., was perfect.
Laurie has a wonderful sense of style and color and I would sincerely recommend Laurie to anyone.
Pearson Family, Sun City West
Laurie is a brilliant designer and a joy to work with!
She helped us transform our Tahoe vacation home into a mountain sanctuary that we both love returning to again and again.
We have worked with many interior designers over the years but we have never had an experience like we had with Laurie.
In our experience, most interior designers lead too strongly with their own taste and ideas and don’t allow their clients’ unique personalities to guide the process.
Laurie was the exact opposite.
She has a unique ability to tune in to her client’s unique tastes and desires and then synergistically bring her own creativity to the project to generate spectacular design solutions that wow everyone.
She is also easy and fun to work with.
We love what she did for us so much that we flew her from Arizona to the SF Bay area this summer to help us remodel our new primary home in the Berkeley hills!
It’s going great and we’re already seeing another sanctuary take shape thanks to Laurie!
We can’t recommend her enough!
Laurie was fabulous to work with.
We did most of our work together via phone and email with limited face-to-face.
We felt confident that Laurie understood our design objectives and budget and managed everything perfectly.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome!
When we walk into our vacation beach home, it has exactly the right feel.
Without Laurie’s expertise we know we would not have achieved these results!
Laurie helped us select paint colors, materials and finishes for a bathroom and kitchen remodel, and put together interior designs (furniture, lamps, accessories and art work) that met our design objectives and created a space unique to us.
Robbins Family, Falmouth, Massachusetts
Working with Laurie in updating our living space within our central Phoenix mid-century modern home was a delight!
We will definitely be working with her again! From the initial consultation and throughout the project, Laurie could visualize the eclectic urban industrial look we were trying to achieve, honoring our intentions to utilize and repurpose our existing furnishings She brought us a great new look with rugs, artwork, furniture, window coverings, paint selections, tile and cabinetry giving us just the right balance of eclectic/retro/urban mix, with a pop of orange throughout, which we both love!
Throughout the project, Laurie remained cognizant of our budget throughout and is a very personable, talented and experienced professional.
The projects were done in a timely manner, with the assistance of skilled craftspersons, and within budget.
Thanks Laurie for making our remodel project so enjoyable!
Martinez Family, Central Phoenix
“I worked with Laurie when we decided to re-design our kitchen.
She met with my husband and I and got a sense of our “style”.
She worked with me as to ideas and my wishes.
When it came to making decisions; she had examples and products and offered suggestions.
She knew the products, pros and cons. I found her to be reliable, responsive, and results oriented.
We love the final product and couldn’t be happier with her design of our new kitchen!!”
Kathy Shaw Peoria, Arizona