Denise is the most skilled designer I have worked with in my 10 years as a general contractor. With her keen eye, she transformed our project into an aesthetic masterpiece. Knowledgeable in not only design but construction, she is able to transform your vision into a serene reality. Denise is most highly recommended. I will only use and recommend Denise for all of my future projects.Read More
I have worked with Denise and Gilbert Design Group for many years on my primary residence and vacation homes. She has made them look like model homes. She is amazing cat what she does and the ideas she comes up with that I would never have thought of. She sees the project from the design through the final touches of the accessories. She works with the contractors and takes care of any & all issues that arise which is so valuable to me. Her talent & expertise is worth every dollar!Read More
Denise is incredibly gifted at thinking outside the box and coming up with creative solutions. When our kitchen/family room remodel came to a standstill because no design met all our needs, we brought Denise on board and she came up with a vision that checked all the boxes beautifully. She also helped us update the decor throughout the rest of our home so that it all flows together perfectly. Denise is decisive without being overbearing which was exactly what we needed to transform our house into our dream home.Read More
Denise was amazing. She helped us update our 20 year old home with an almost full house facelift. She did an entire kitchen remodel, new laundry room, family room and bathrooms. She was able to work with our old furnishings we love and brought in new furnishings and accessories to compliment. The transformation was just what we were hoping for. I am very particular about everything and she was very patient with me as well. She exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend her for any project.Read More
What can we say about Denise.... SHE's AMAZINGLY TALENTED! not to mention a wonderful human being! Maybe it is most apt to start by telling you how unbelievably happy we are with our home's transformation and that Denise helped us to create our dream surroundings from the larger construction and function aspects to creating a sanctuary that gives us all the feels! Not a single detail gets by her and nothing was missed! Denise knows what she is doing and I cannot tell you how valuable it is to have a designer that understands construction and is keen to see through every detail. I have found that Denise has the ability to hone in on any particular style and create fabulousness! Once she understands your vibe, it is off to the races. It was so fun to have her creativity bringing new ideas, and samples, and finishing touches to us throughout the project. We felt like we had good taste and cool ideas and that we just needed a little help implementing, but there was NO WAY that we could have ever created what she helped us create. She took our vision beyond expectations! We still walk around our home and comment how much we love this or that, or certain rooms, or lighting. She gets inspired and makes suggestions and they were always elements that we later sat back and said, "wow" An example was changing the spindles on our staircase and staining it black. Who knew what an impact that would make! We are grateful to have finished before the quarantine so we have an excuse to just stay home in our literal paradise and enjoy it.
Denise knows exactly where to go and who to call to make just about anything a reality! Her network of professionals, from flooring, rugs, lighting, decor, furniture, hardware, accessories, wallpaper hangers, art creators, etc. is top notch. She was always aware of our budget and expectations and was able to offer advice as to where to invest and where a less expensive alternative would suffice. I would never go into any project like this, EVER, without her.
I will try to include some before and after photos --but you can see photos in her gallery of our finished product titled "Zen Ohana"Read More
I found Denise through the Houzz website, and after meeting her I knew the reviews were accurate. She stepped into our overwhelming "gut & renovate" total home project with the confidence and expertise we so desperately needed. From helping find contractors, to handling every detail of layout and design, Denise navigated this project with precision and flair. Even the contractors were blown away with her attention to detail, timely work, and organization. She is a delight to work with too, which is so important for any project, but especially a lengthy one. She willingly involved me in decisions - just as much as I desired - but I also felt entirely comfortable handing over total control and disappearing for days or weeks at a time, knowing the entire project was in good hands under her watchful eye. Denise is a true pro, with a keen and creative sense of style balanced with the client's needs, budget and desires. I whole-heartedly recommend Denise for any project - she truly is fantastic!Read More
After a thorough search for an interior design expert, I chose Denise for our complete home renovation project and never looked back! She was extremely professional, patient, and responsive throughout the entire process. Although the scope of our project was quite large and took several months from start to finish, Denise worked tirelessly to coordinate the efforts of our contractor and subcontractors to keep everything running smoothly. On the job site, she was often the go-to person when questions arose from basic construction to details around functionality. Denise worked within our budget and listened to our ideas, while skillfully interjecting her creative design elements using texture, pattern, and color to create a truly beautiful home. Denise did an amazing job of incorporating style and understated elegance without compromising comfort and practicality; she even found ways to integrate sentimental and personal items into our whole home design. I quickly learned to rely on her expert vision when making decisions on everything: carpets, hardwoods, lighting, furniture, and fabrics. Her personal touch and experienced eye made our Big Reveal Day something I will never forget. Although I was involved in the entire selection process, seeing the finished product (furniture, art, and accessories) flow throughout our home was breathtaking and simply magical! I absolutely loved working with Denise and appreciate all her efforts in making our house a warm and welcoming home. I would definitely recommend Denise for any home design project – big and small.Read More
Many years ago Denise decorated my master bedroom and bathroom and did such a phenomenal job that I hired her without hesitation to do a complete interior remodel of our new dream home. We hired Denise as soon as we entered escrow so that we would be ready to start the day we closed. The house had beautiful “bones” but the interior was not at all our style. Our redesign consisted of redecorating every inch of this 6500 square foot house, from a very heavy, ornate, fancy and dark house to what is now a beautiful, light, casual and comfortable coastal home. She absolutely nailed our vision! She threw herself into our project tirelessly from day one and followed it through to every last detail, often at personal sacrifice. The scope of work included refinishing virtually every cabinet, changing countertops, hardware, wall colors, light fixtures, wood floors, wallcoverings, every piece of furniture and all of the accessories. Her taste is exquisite, and she managed to blend my vision while still respecting the house’s strong Spanish/Mediterranean style. She is extremely detailed oriented, planned and followed through every step of the way, interacted with my contractor and her very excellent sub-contractors and managed me and my demanding husband. I spent quite a bit of time with Denise in showrooms and on-site and her fun and delightful personality made the process a joy. Denise managed to get this entire job done on time and on budget and the end result is beyond what I could have ever hoped for.Read More
Denise helped us to convert a house with a lot of potential but little style into our Dream Home. Her incomparable creativity, abundant energy, relentless pursuit of excellence, and incredible work ethic transformed a property with numerous design distractions into a magazine cover home with fascinating details and surprises around every corner. Not only did she research and present fabulous options for every single furnishing and finish, but she also suggested several architectural revisions which enhanced the details of the structure (ceiling modifications, cabinetry/counter designs, addition of wall niches for art/lighting, etc.). Denise’s exquisite taste is evident in every detail, from floor finishes to stone/tile designs to each and every accessory she selected. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed! In addition, Denise created value by finding ways to manufacture certain furnishings rather that purchasing finished products, resulting in significant cost savings as well as allowing customized details to be included. On top of everything else, Denise is a joy to work with. Her upbeat personality and limitless energy made the entire process an exciting adventure. She has my unqualified recommendation for projects of all shapes and sizes. I’ll never do another home remodel without Denise!Read More
I worked with Denise when we moved into a new home in South Orange County. Denise was incredibly professional, responsive, and transparent. I really enjoyed how she thought about the design of our entire home, and ensure there was a constant flow throughout. She had lots of amazing tips for how we could make improvements to lighting or wall colors to achieve the look we wanted without more expensive options. I highly recommend working with Denise!Read More