We hired Claire for both colour consulation, interior design, and furniture selection for our new home. Their hard work and passion really shines through. Within an hour of meeting Claire she immediately got our styles and tastes and made fabulous recommendations. We have our painters coming in a few weeks to paint the entire house with the chosen colours and the furniture is on its way! Thank you Claire for making our experience so pleasant and for such a wonderful outcome!" Idan & Nicole, KIRKLAND, WA. A Studio 212 Interiors client.
Claire is a fabulous interior designer, and I highly recommend her for any home design/decorating project. Claire designed our kitchen, picked all paint colors in our home, and also selected both furniture and lighting. While Claire has many strengths as a designer, my favorite is her ability to use color and texture to bring warmth and serenity to a space. Claire is also easy to work with and lots of fun; she is a wonderful collaborator for any design project! Allisen H., Redmond Wa. Project Date: March 2015 - A Studio 212 Interiors client.
I had a general idea of what I wanted my kitchen update to look like, but with thousands of options available for every design choice, the reality of doing it on my own became overwhelming! Claire came highly recommended from several neighbors and I am so glad I placed our project in her professional hands. She listened to my ideas and looked at (many) photos I sent her of designs I was drawn to and she took it from there. Claire quickly presented us with two complete and detailed design proposals for our kitchen update. She was happy to join us at the granite and tile showroom to assist us in making our final selections. Claire also answered emails, texts and phone calls promptly, which was greatly appreciated. Kitchen updates/remodels are a big investment and we wanted to make the right choices for a beautiful and timeless design. We haven't quite finished our project- cabinets will be painted in a few weeks- but we are already very happy with all aspects of our "new" kitchen. Hopefully I will be able to add photos to this review later, but I wanted to get the word out quickly in high praise of Claire Guest Studio. Thank you, Claire!
Jan H., Woodinville, WA. Project date: March 2018
A professional who can take on projects of any size and create a space you will love. Claire Guest has the ability to see extra details, and options that help you design and decorate within budget and on schedule. Claire brought her many years of experience to our home, to help redesign rooms from traditional to modern, with great color, furniture and accessories. Working with Claire is a collaborative pleasure.
Brenda P., Woodinville, WA. Project Date: November 2017
Claire was wonderful to work with! She designed our kitchen/dining/family room remodel. Was very thorough in our consult to make sure she had a feel of our vision. She designed our cabinet layout, redid our fireplace and added bench seating, chose cabinet and wall colors, chose wood floor stain, and helped us pick out all finishes fairly quickly. Met with our contractor and cabinetmaker several times before construction began and during to make sure everyone was on the same page. Our remodel turned out better than we could’ve imagine and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Happy client, Woodinville, WA. Project Date: January 2018
I hired Claire to design rooms in 2 houses we owned over the last 5 years. Our first home was a 6,400 sq. ft. and our current home is 3,400 sq. ft. I immediately connected with her because she understood my desire for a clean, more contemporary to modern style but with a touch of eclecticism. My desire was to have a inviting contemporary space with expressing our unique individuality. I wanted our home to be warm and inviting. Some modern rooms are cold and uninteresting to me. Claire achieved exactly what I wanted through paint color, furniture and mixing in my favorites pieces of either art or existing furniture. She is currently working with me on our 2nd home. She selected the perfect paint colors and with some creative timing, I had all the main rooms painted prior to move in. It was the best feeling to move into our new house surrounded with colors that me it feel like our home. We are now working on several rooms and she hit the mark once again on my style. I love our collaboration, her ability to listen to her customers and her professionalism. I can’t wait to see the finalization of these rooms! LABirdie - Redmond WA.
Can I get my house furnished in a month?
Yes it may be possible, we have contacts that have quick ship items but for custom retail pieces and re-upholstery it can take 8-12 weeks and for more custom quality pieces longer and 16+ weeks for re-upholstery after the fabric is purchased. It's always good to have more time than you think you need especially if you are planning around visitors or a big event.
How long does it take for a color consultation for a whole house?
Typically anywhere between 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hrs depending on the size of the home and how quick a decision maker you are.
What happens if a piece of furniture arrives damaged?
I always like to be present when furniture arrives and inspect it on arrival. Especially if it is a large delivery. I don't sign any paperwork until it is all inspected and send back items that are damaged or ask for the paperwork to show that it was damaged on arrival. If the homeowner wishes to do this that is fine but I always advise to take photos for proof as this will show the date and include the packaging. It may seem a hassle but it is so important to do this to avoid headaches with returns down the road.
I found a similar light fixture online to one you selected and want to buy it, is that a problem?
No of course not, it is your money and I encourage you to get the best deal. However that being said some online retailers do not do free returns and sometimes charge a restocking fee, so always read the small print to check.