Before I called Janis I had never had professional help with interior design and I was both nervous and excited. There is definitely a leap of faith that is part of this process. The first proposal she showed me was right on target and included suggestions that I would never have thought of myself, and would not have come from a designer in a furniture showroom. The end result has exceeded my expectations; It's cohesive, comfortable and totally in line with my taste.
Janis was mindful of working within the budget I set and giving me options at different price points. She alerted me to delays (there were a couple) and gave me alternatives if staying within the original time frame was crucial. She is extremely pleasant and easy to work with and is clearly an expert in her field. I would enthusiastically recommend her to my friends, and will definitely call her again for my next project.
Jean F., Fairport NY
Working with Janis on designing and decorating our new home has been a wonderful experience. We wanted a French Country theme. I love this gracious style, but I didn’t know how to achieve it in a home with lofty ceilings and grand scale. Janis brought a tremendous amount of creativity and suggested ideas for design and colors that we absolutely loved – the beauty of the warm wood finishes, the graceful curves of the furniture, the soft textures of the fabrics, the well-chosen accessories – she knew just how to warm the interior spaces. Everything she chose feels so comfortable and inviting.
Janis is professional, a joy to work with and an extremely talented designer. She has worked with us on three major projects. I trust her to relieve the stress of all the decisions that need to be made when building a home. I would much rather spend that time with my family! We would recommend her to anyone looking to hire a designer. We now consider her a dear friend as well as our designer.
Marilyn B., Pittsford NY
I first met Janis in 2009 at the Rochester Homearama. I loved the colors in the house and the way she incorporated different patterns and textures. She was on hand for questions and I picked up her business cards. Fast forward to 2015 and I'm now working happily with Janis on my own home! She is doing a complete remodel of my living room, furniture, walls, floors, window treatments, etc. I am delighted that she took the time to ask my husband and I about the colors that we liked (or disliked..) and how we intended to use the room. She took time to get to know us and took ideas from the colors in our home, art, walls and accents. We love everything she's presented to us and has incorporated our ideas as well. She is sooooo good at picking out colors! While what I "thought" I wanted on the walls would look good, she presented me with another color that was even better and turned out to be perfect!! She realizes my budget and has given me suggestions on how to save on my accent pieces and accessories. I enjoy working with Janis and will probably do more business in the future.
Deb R., Webster NY
Janis Reed has been an enormous asset in helping me with the interior design of my newly renovated home. She is one of the most talented, creative and imaginative designers I have ever worked with. Add to that, she is one of the nicest persons you will ever meet. I count her now as a good friend and would recommend her without reservation.
Deanne F., Rochester NY
I highly recommend Janis Reed. Janis is extremely organized, reliable and a pleasure to work with. She will follow through to ensure that the job gets done to the highest standards. Janis would be a tremendous asset to any project and has my highest recommendation. She has shown her commitment to the design community along with being an active participant in many community endeavors, including working with us on "Design for a Difference" at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance.
G. Messner, Vendor
For years I had attempted to remodel my kitchen on my own. Every time I went to the tile store I would be overwhelmed with all the choices. I just didn't know where to begin. I had seen Janis Reed's work at Solutions Studio and Spa in Greece, NY and at Home Shows and loved her design style.
At my first meeting with Janis, she listened to my wish list, poured over my dream kitchen photos from Houzz, and helped me realize that I had to make choices with the budget I had. She helped me prioritize my wants and needs. Using that information, Janis brought me samples of materials that met my vision for my kitchen. Flooring and countertops were selected first.. I am thrilled with both items as they nicely compliment each other.
Keeping our original cabinets created a bit of a challenge as several critical items had to be found that would fit into the allotted spaces. For example, finding a double sink to fit the existing cabinet was problematic. Janis thoroughly researched the options and as a result, I have the deep, double-bowl, under mounted sink that I was hoping for. Janis Reed's expertise was indispensable. I had so much confidence in her abilities as she guided me through all the decisions I had to make. She gave me ideas that I never thought of.
The best part about working with Janis is that she is so warm and friendly. I looked forward to our meetings and never felt pressured to move faster through this process than I was comfortable with. Janis was attentive to my concerns. She was always just a phone call or email away. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Janis. As I said to Janis countless times, "I couldn't have done this without you"!
Karen S., Spencerport NY
Janis: Thank you for your continued support of our Upstate New York AIDP Chapter and for being our Vice President & Events Chair these past 2 years! It takes a team to build membership and enthusiasm. I so appreciate your positive, can-do attitude and passion in elevating our design profession as a whole.