Clare’s NYC apartment was cluttered, filled with books, and needed a facelift. She loved modern design but was challenged by her need for tons of storage. Designer Laura Mannes brought her talent and vision to what is now a cool, sleek, serene and modern home. This testimonial video is produced by SPACES – a YouTube original Home + Design channel.
“My husband and I began to work with Laura before we actually moved into our new house. From the very beginning she was able to transform a house into a home that has become our sanctuary!!! She has the most incredible eye for color and a sense of style that has created an environment that is warm, welcoming and absolutely beautiful! We never imagined that from the choice of tile, window treatments, rugs, lighting, finishes and furnishings that our home would become a reflection of all that we love. Laura captured our essence!!!”–Micki Weissbard- Client
“Laura worked with us on a major renovation from the beginning. She was our guiding light and trusted advisor in taking our beloved mid-century modern home from dated to inspired. She worked with us from our very first meeting with our architect and was an integral part of the architectural plans, selection of finishes, fixtures, furniture, paint colors and designed all the built-ins. Although we have good taste and know what we like, we could never have envisioned, never mind created, the house that Laura’s vision and skill gave us.” — Lynne and Andrew Stewart- Client
“I have worked and collaborated with Laura Mannes on several projects.Laura and her company designed the interiors and selected and ordered the furnishings for these projects. Several of the projects have been published in various magazines & publications. Laura is creative, energetic and fun to work with. She is accomplished working with both modern and traditional styles. I enjoy seeing how her interiors blend with my architecture with enough accents and pizazz to make it exciting and upbeat. I recommend her company highly.” – David Bailey, A.I.A.
“Laura began working with me during a renovation project to update my 1930′s Dutch colonial. She has a wonderful ability to take her clients ideas and tastes and marry them with her sense of flair and design. Laura provided her expertise on custom designed built-ins, furnishings, and fabric and color selection. She turned my dated and dark house into a home that exuded warmth and charm. I just recently sold my home – in less than four days! It was evident from the comments from realtors and prospective buyers that Laura’s design and decorating was a significant factor in the sale of my home. Laura’s creativity and exuberance make her a delight to work with and I look forward to my next project with her.” — Cheryl Oberman- Client
“I started working with Laura about a year ago to redesign the entire first floor of my 1927 home. Her beautiful taste and eye for color helped transform my dining room, family room, living room and entry hall. In some cases she was able to work with existing furniture by adding just the right window treatment, light fixture, artwork or rug, and simply changing the paint color on the walls. In other cases she started from scratch, creating the perfect blend of style and comfort to reflect my family’s lifestyle. My husband and I finally feel like we are “at home” in our house! I couldn’t be happier with the results and look forward to working with Laura when it comes time to redesign the second floor of our home.” — Alyssa Horvath-Client