When I first met with Tower Design my loft was a shell and I had only vague ideas of how it was going to be designed. Kathleen drew sketches of her concepts and those ideas literally became how we ended up designing the space. Her taste level is exquisite. Her abilities are expert level and she mixed both modern, mid century modern and Asian antiques in such a masterful way that truly exhibits her expertise. When I showed her my very mixed art collection, she added a few pieces that tied those together. My home is more than I ever dreamed, an oasis in the middle of a busy city and my place of calm and refuge. I am grateful beyond words.
Kathleen and her team did an excellent job modernizing our new home. There were a lot of changes to be made within a tight timeline but Kathleen made it all happen. She made the remodeling process so much easier on us, constantly guiding us through each process and making sure we were completely satisfied with each decision made. Kathleen’s expertise in design and color were tremendously valuable to us. She helped select all of our furniture, designed our staircase, upgraded our lighting, redesigned our entire kitchen and chose art pieces for each room in the house. Kathleen was always readily available to answer any questions throughout the process and resourceful in finding solutions to any issues that came up along the way. Her flexibility and willingness to make sure everything was done to our satisfaction was greatly appreciated. Our new home looks wonderful! I highly recommend Kathleen and her team.
We would highly recommend Kathleen and her team. We had done many remodels over the years but never worked with a designer before and were unsure of the process and the value of doing so. Kathleen and her team asked us a lot of questions about our lifestyle and styles. We had very unique puzzle and needed to find both an overall design solution that worked for our household (workout space, multiple home offices and guest accommodations) and we needed to somehow combine different tastes to create a home that unified our household’s varying styles. Kathleen did an awesome job of creating an overall flow and design to create a place that we all love! In addition to the design, we needed help coordinating and manage the entire project. This included purchasing and receiving, managing budgets, pulling permits, coordinating and managing the contractors, final inspection of their work and set up of the furniture. Kathleen and her team were so easy to work with, had great vision and creative ideas, paid attention to all the details, masterfully managed all the moving parts and ensured that we would love the results…and we do! Kathleen is a true professional, super creative, a great person and great to work with. I highly recommend her and her team to anyone looking for help on a renovation.
In the course of our 18 month ‘from the ground-up’ remodel, Kathleen has been our inspiration and our guide. During the early construction phase of our project she helped us work with the architect to formulate both space and multiple layers of aesthetic resonance with our site, our art and our lifestyle. As our home emerged from a vague intention for something we termed ‘zen modern’; with her sensibilities and masterful sense of form and color we built a working partnership that has given us a profound sense of ownership and pride while also giving us confidence in the quality and beauty of what we created. In the later stages of the effort Kathleen’s network of suppliers also opened possibilities we had not even imagined possible. Unlike so many others we’ve known over the years who speak of their experience of ‘barely surviving’ projects of this scale, we loved every moment of the journey – in large part due to Kathleen’s tireless commitment to excellence and her unflagging spirit and passion for her work and for our unqualified satisfaction.
Honestly, no one does it better. Kathleen is extremely gifted and working with her was a pleasure…she is fast, efficient and smart..but above all else her taste is impeccable. She designed and furnished my Beverly Hills home and its truly a work of art that expresses me. I give her my highest recommendation.
I have worked with quite a few designers over the years, and Kathleen is my favorite for so many reasons. We bought and then very quickly gutted and rebuilt our entire home in Montecito, CA with her help. To say she is fast is an understatement, she does things with absolute calm and assurance. Things get done efficiently. When we moved into our house only six months after the project began with a new kitchen, two new baths, all new floors and an addition of two bedrooms, I was honestly amazed. Our guest house was completely transformed from a dowdy, outdated space into one of our favorite places to hang out. It was astonishing to see how seamlessly she and our contractor worked together and how gracious and kind she was throughout the process. If there were problems, and there were, she carefully worked through them in a methodical manner, arriving at solutions that pleased everyone. She is a master of sourcing the most interesting and fun furnishings and accessories. She designed many of our light fixtures herself, along with a settee, and chairs. She sourced our barstools out of Santa Fe New Mexico and other things from Wyoming and Utah. She added so many iconic touches, I was so pleased, as is my husband who does not focus on design. I wanted a family home, a great place to entertain, privacy, and I wanted every detail to be both interesting and unique. She really got me and my style, and I am over the moon.
When my husband and I decided to completely remodel our house, the design possibilities were overwhelming. Paint colors, tiles, granite, appliances, furniture, artwork etc. I had a style in mind and so did my husband, but we were having trouble blending our ideas. We hired Kathleen and her team at Tower Design. Kathleen really listened to us and took the time to get to know us. She brought in beautiful options for us to choose from and was very conscious of our budget, mixing the affordable with expensive items where needed. She did a wonderful job blending our tastes and using some important existing pieces we had. The end result is exactly what we wanted, even though we really didn’t know exactly what we wanted when we started. But what we have is a beautiful home that feels like us. She bought us through the process on budget and on time. Bravo Tower design!