Nicole Santos, Queens, NY
I recently had the pleasure of working with Michael and what a wonderful experience it was! First, I love decorating, but it doesn’t come easy to me. So I contacted Michael to help me decorate my new rental apartment. Aside from being super stylish, Michael is very warm and so easy to work with. He understood my style preferences and also tried to get me a little out of my comfort zone, which was refreshing because now I LOVE my new apartment! He helped us pick out the paint colors and furniture and drapes. I loved how easy it was for him to visualize the perfect pieces for areas in the apartment that I didn’t think needed furnishing. He worked with our small space and helped us maximize our space. He created a board on Pinterest for me with all of his furniture, rug, and artwork suggestions. He even created renderings so I could see what our apartment would look like with different colored rugs, which was so helpful! He is a gem and I loved working with him and look forward to working with him again!
Emily Kornblut, Brooklyn, NY
As a recently married couple who also run a business together, we put Mike up to a major challenge: redesigning the home office in our small Brooklyn apartment so that it functions for work yet feels like a livable space. He did an incredible job of listening to our needs, understanding who we are, and translating that into designs better than anything we could have imagined. His designs are innovative and functional, beautiful and affordable. Every person who visits our office comments on how they love the style and more than once we’ve heard that it looks like something out of a design magazine.
Mike was wonderful to work with and we can’t wait to hear his ideas for transforming our other rooms!
Shannon Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Mike did an amazing transformation of our bedroom. Not only is he incredibly creative in the design phase, the quality of his work–including painting and furniture assembly and customization–was top notch. I was surprised that this quality of work could be so affordable. He was extremely communicative and accessible, and performed all of his work on time or ahead of schedule. Will definitely be using Mike again.
Sandra Coyle, Washington D.C
Michael is an amazing designer with a true passion for his work. I hired Michael to redesign a living room in Washington, DC. Without ever visiting the space and working from photographs, he was able to translate our conversations into a beautiful design. We worked remotely as I traveled to Europe for work – always guiding me and helping to move out of my comfort zone of neutrals into bold colors and textures. He is extraordinarily talented and shared that talent by explaining design in terms I could understand. He is a true joy to work with – working within your budget, using existing furniture or new furniture or a combination of both. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to reinvent their space. You will be in excellent hands.
Lisa Gramling, New York, NY
After years of looking at bare, vanilla-colored walls, we finally wanted to take leap and bring some life to our apartment. Michael was patient as he listened to what our needs were, understanding the need to maximize space while also making sure it was functional for a family of four. He encouraged us to play around with color and make our living space a lot more fun — something we could have never have done without his excellent consult. We were so pleased with the results we also had him recreate our bedroom.
We’d definitely bring him back to tackle our other rooms!
Maggie Fremont, Queens, NY
As a young professional working in NYC, I really wanted an adult bedroom — no more mix and match furniture, posters on the walls, type room. Something real, something permanent. I had no idea how to do this — but Michael did.
He completely transformed my bedroom and it turned out even better than I ever imagined. Working with Michael was both fun and stress-free. He was great at listening to my ideas and needs, while helping me think outside of the box. The result is a chic, hip, and AFFORDABLE bedroom. Any time someone is visiting, they ask to see my bedroom first and everyone is blown away. Michael is creative, thoughtful, and gets it right down to the most minor details. His designs are original, modern, and he really takes the client’s personal style into account.
I smile every time I walk into my bedroom – if that isn’t the sign of successful styling, I don’t know what is.