Testimonials

Browse just some of the feedback Tracey Garcia has received during her career as a Interior Designer around the area.

“The idea of redecorating our home was intimidating.  Tracey made the process not only painless but enjoyable.  Through her expertise, she guided us in discovering our likes and dislikes and helped build our confidence to make all the necessary decisions.  From room design and layout, to paint, flooring, furnishings and accessories, Tracey played an active role throughout the entire process.  The end result?  Our home reflects who we are and what we love.  We couldn’t be happier!”

Brad and Jenny Wilson
Farmington Hills, MI

“When I bought my house in 2001, I couldn’t wait to “make it mine.”  Unfortunately, I had general ideas about the look and feel that I wanted but was dumbfounded on how to get there (plus, I absolutely hate to shop!).  Tracey was the catalyst I needed.  She makes it so easy.  She really listens to you and is very thoughtful in her suggestions.  And, she is very budget conscious; always trying to stretch each dollar without skimping on quality or finish.  So far, she has helped me redecorate the entire first floor of my home as well as my youngest son’s bedroom.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get from family and friends about my home’s new look.  The rooms just draw you in and envelope you in warmth and comfort.  I can’t wait for her to start my bedroom.  Thank you, Tracey!”

Pam Hoelscher
Farmington Hills, MI

“Tracey has an incredible ability to pull out her client’s most creative side.  She is fun to work with and is popping with ideas that will make your home or office unique to you.  Her knack for staying within budget in unsurpassed.  I totally trusted her decorating instincts and the end result was fabulous!”

Barb Flis
Farmington Hills, MI

“When I first met with Tracey for a design consultation I had a clear idea of the look I wanted for my kitchen update but I was not confident that I could find what I needed to make that look become a reality. Tracey listened carefully to my ideas and enhanced them with her creativity and experience.  After we had a plan for the kitchen in place Tracey presented me with a small subset of options to choose from for everything I needed from color scheme, counter tops, back splash, lighting, curtains and more! By narrowing my options and being mindful of our plan and budget she made these decisions both fun and easy for me and in the end I have a beautifully pulled together functional space that reflects my personality and makes me happy every time I walk in!”

Leigh Harless
Farmington Hills

“Tracey and I have worked on three projects in my home. First was my basement.  The area began with cement floors, open ceiling with exposed pipes and wires and cinder block walls.  This was not a space that anyone enjoyed.  I wanted this to be a comfortable space for my 4 children to entertain friends.  I knew what I wanted, just not how to get there.  Tracey would present me with a few options so as not to overwhelm.  If I needed additional options, she would provide those as well.When we were designing the space we knew it had to be functional and sustainable for children and teen activities.  Tracey always had a close eye on design as well as price.  She would often say, “Do not overspend in this area, let’s save it for something that matters more.”  With that advice, I was able to include design elements such as built- in bookshelves, drywall ceilings, and enough casual furniture for a large gathering.  My basement is now a lovely, lively place for my children and their friends to enjoy.
Tracey knew where to get everything I needed.  Her sources are limitless!I would present her with design ideas ripped out of magazines and she would know WHO to contact to bring them to life, WHERE to purchase the materials that looked best, and WHAT would accompany that element to connect it to the room. Case in point, my living room wall.  I have a long wall in the living room that I never knew what to do with. She found the contractor who could replicate the design, found the appropriate materials, and paint colors to compliment the wall, and incorporated the design element into the total room design.  Now my living room is my sanctuary! The colors are soothing, the furniture is cozy, and the wall design offers a beautiful texture.
Knowing what Tracey could accomplish we started on our most daunting project, a complete kitchen/family room remodel.  This involved taking down walls, moving existing plumbing, and feeding a family of six out of a made up kitchen. Tracey was there for every visit to Home Depot where I purchased my counter tops and cabinets.  She saved me so much money by finding cabinet hardware online. I had no idea that there was such a difference in price!  We visited several tile stores in the area to choose back splash tile and tile for the fireplace. She was knowledgeable of the current inventory and made the trip worthwhile.  One especially unique trip was to look at reclaimed barn wood for support posts in the kitchen (a design element we were not anticipating!)   Tracey researched places that supplied reclaimed wood and took us (the contractor too) on a field trip outside Lansing.  There we found an enormous supply of every color and type of wood.  I chose a weathered grey barn wood that adds a distinctly unique touch to the room.”

Martha Leever

 

“We moved here from out of state into a beautiful new house that was significantly larger than our previous house.   With the exception of a few things like patio furniture and a kitchen table, I was at a complete loss as to how to turn this house into our home.   Every wall was empty as were some of the rooms and it was all very overwhelming to me.   Finding Tracey was a major relief.  She helped focus me and over time was able to pull out of me what I liked and didn’t like.   Initially I did a very poor job of communicating what I was looking for but she kept at it.  We would talk and shop for hours with me just showing her things I liked and more importantly didn’t like.   After the first room I was much more comfortable trusting her suggestions and the process sped up.   There were still times though when I would go on overload and she would step back giving me time to ponder or regroup.   Occasionally, she would randomly just send me ideas and that would jump start the process.   I never could have navigated the furniture stores or even Home Goods without her help.  She was awesome at mixing in bargain finds to offset some of the more expensive items so that the final price tag didn’t break the bank.  Tracey has her own style but works hard to make sure the room reflects the client’s style.  She made me feel like the end result was mine, even though she really did all the work.  I couldn’t be happier with all the work we’ve done together.   I love my house and most importantly, it definitely feels like our home.”

Ellen and Larry McElroy, Northville,  MI

 

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