My husband and I moved to Tribeca in Dec2005 and in Jan2007 could not yet agree on how to paint or furnish our 2 bedroom condo. I talked to 5 designers from citysearch and we decided to hire one because she had an immediate availability 2 days later. After spending one day (which was only two hours long ) with the other designer and paying her top dollar for her time, all we had was a one page document which was supposed to be a design plan, but had nothing in it to do with design. It was mostly a shopping list of things we should buy at Room and Board. Instead of helping us find the color we wanted, she toldus to keep our walls white. When she left, my husband and I looked at each other and knew we made a mistake and had to start all over. We decided to hire Peggy Berk even through it meant waiting 2 weeks for an appointment because she was the one who seemed most interested in US. Unlike the first, Peggy showed with a huge rolling suitcase and a whole case of paint chips. She spent 7 hours with us designing our layout, sketching a built in for our home office, putting color chips on the walls and watching through the changes in light, measuring our windows and showing us furniture which we loved that we had never seen before. She gave us very detailed design plans, sketches of the layouts, even how the art should be hung. Many of the things we could do ourselves and Peggy encouraged us to. For other things like fabrics and finding furniture, we looked to her for follow up help. The experience was EXCELLENT. Our home doesn't just feel furnished, it feels DESIGNED, and exactly what we wanted - beautiful,warm, comfortable and very much us. We both love the colors and can't hardly believe we ever had trouble agreeing on what we wanted before Peggy worked with us. We got much much more than we ever expected and the service was outstanding from that first very long day right through the delivery of our last piece of furniture today. Very Highly Recommended.
Pros: excellent service and designs, passionate about her work, love this company