Michael Payne, HGTV (Judge for Serving Up Style Competition)
[Your dining room] is amazing…it is almost unreal…a magnificent display! It is absolutely fantastic in every meaning of that word. I commend you and congratulate you. It’s fabulous!
~Michael Payne, HGTV’s Designing for the Sexes
Interactive Design Associates
Wendy designed our Interactive Agency in the heart of the Pearl district in downtown Portland. We asked for an impossible “modern” yet “retro” 1950′s detective agency look and feel and WOW did she ever hit the mark. Everyone that comes into our space can’t comment enough on the unique hip vibe we have going. THANKS WENDY!
~ Tom Hansen, Interactive Design Associates (IDA) – Downtown Portland Oregon
We spent two years building the house and longer than that dreaming about it. And we’re not disappointed with a single thing.
~Samantha McGinnis – Happy Valley, Oregon
Never underestimate the power of a coat of fresh paint. And interior color consultants. Thank you Wendy O’Brien! Can’t wait for the next step!
~ Cecelia Don, Portland, Oregon
I had my first color consult today for my home with Wendy O’Brien. She has an eye for paint color that surprises me every time! I trust her completely….even a designer needs help now and then….
Wendy selected the paint colors for my entire house. She’s genius in color amongst other design things.
~ Cecelia Don – Cedar Hill, Oregon
Last year, Wendy designed our entryway and living room from a completely bare starting point. She took an empty room and transformed it with new paint colors, drapery, furniture and artwork. She did such a wonderful job that we asked her back to design and oversee the partial remodel of our powder room and to redesign our cherry wood entertainment center to be more functional and child-friendly.
Wendy is wonderful to work with. She was able to get a sense of our style and truly bring it to life in such a functional way. The finished rooms are beautiful, but still very liveable which was important for us as we have two small children. She is very professional and conscientious of our time and budget. I was initially dreading the remodel of our powder room because we have had such poor home renovation experiences in the past, but Wendy supervised everything, and the contractor and subs she works with are excellent. It was all accomplished on time and with minimal inconvenience to our family, and the end result is gorgeous.
~ Theresa Sorensen – Happy Valley, Oregon
Wendy O’Brien provided design services for a kitchen remodel I had done. She re-designed the layout, including moving a wall, selected materials (flooring, countertops, backsplash, cabinets, lighting and appliances). She even chose some amazing hardware to set it off. Her work is impeccable and at a level far above the other designers I interviewed. My kitchen looks like it’s out of a magazine! Her design background is with celebrities in LA and it shows. Beyond her design vision, her work ethic is faultless. She is always on time and thinks ahead to save everyone time – and money! I recommend her without reservation.
Wendy is a pro – always on time, anticipating issues before they became problems, a pleasure to work with. She kept delays from impacting the overall schedule and had substitute materials which were as nice as the original choices when those weren’t available. A kitchen remodel isn’t an easy process to endure, but she made it a great experience and well worthwhile!
~ Elizabeth Miller – Lake Oswego, Oregon
We hired Wendy to help us select colors for the exterior of our home. She was extremely helpful, and professional. We had an idea in our head of what we wanted. She listened to what it was we were looking for, and came up with some excellent ideas for colors. She saved us from spending a lot of money to have our home painted and not getting the results we were looking for. The colors she came up were fabulous. I am sure hiring her will have made all the difference in getting the results we are looking for. She even helped us choose some colors for some interior rooms that we have yet to have painted. Again, she was right on the money.
We had Wendy come back again in late July to look at our deck to give us some color ideas. She picked out a great color, and she once again was spot on.
~ Angela Jones – Oregon City, Oregon
We wanted window treatments installed in our main floor and our master bedroom. We were also looking for a media solution for two entertainment areas. Ms. O’Brien provided consultation and design services, handling all the details from the hardware, style/look and feel, fabric options, as well as creative options for our media issues.
We feel extremely fortunate to have contracted services with Ms. O’Brien. From our initial contact, I knew we were in good hands. She listened to our needs, made sure she understood our tastes and budget restrictions, and was very professional. She is a good communicator and very reliable and responsive. She provided stylish options and never rushed us into a decision or an inflated price point. She clearly communicated the timeline, and delivered as agreed. The installers she contracted where careful and polite and did an amazing job. She also is extremely creative in problem solving and had two cabinets constructed for our TV/Media areas. Clear invoices with no surprises and the finished look is exactly what I was hoping for. What more can you ask for?
~ Scott & Doneene Lockwood – Tigard (Bull Mountain), Oregon
Wendy O’Brien has got a great eye for detail. I had the basics in my living room and she walked in and saw the potential. We went shopping for great pillows and draperies…now everything just pops! I love it! I appreciate her attention to details while still keeping my taste in the design. She came back and created a new floor plan for my bathroom remodel, and I can’t wait to rip out the walls! HIRE HER!
~ Kelly Russell – Portland, Oregon
Strategic Home Staging Clients
It looks fabulous! I walked around with my mouth open… The staging really shows off the house. It is so different from how the Hamptons had it furnished, which just goes to show that there are options.
I love the colors and the accessorizing. Nicely done.
~ Vicki Shaylor, Seller
I showed the color story to my designer husband who is classically trained to be critical when it comes to design. He had one question…”When do we start!” Great job! I think you two nailed it. I have one question of my own…why didn’t I hire you sooner! Thank you so much.
~ DeNeice Worthington, Seller of Sundeleaf home and paint consultation client
Realty Trust Group
I want to let you know that Jones’ home sold for well over full price in 3 days with 4 offers! They are very happy and appreciative of your help.
~ Kathy McNaughton, listing agent