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Thank you SO MUCH for the work you did on my dad's apartment. I know that by your standards it was a very small job, but for me and my sister it was huge. After all the events of the past few months, we are completely dry ... and it helped enormously to have you sort out my mom's clothes, organize my dad's clothes (I had not realized he was the Imelda Marcos of pants), buy and fill the great organizers, and hang the pictures.
The apartment looks really cute now. I really liked where you put the pictures. You put some of them in unexpected places, because you were unencumbered by the memory of where they used to go in the old house. I think that once the rest of the furniture is in place, everything will look completely "swell," as Dad would say. It already looks cute, comfortable, and familiar, and Dad will be able to get easily to his things. 

Again, Mary and I were so pleased, and your work took a big load off our shoulders. I would be glad to be a reference for other clients in similar situations, and would not hesitate to call you again for a bigger job.
Thank you!
Liz Clare
    1806 Kingwood Cove  Austin TX 78757


Dear Amy,

When I called you about the home I have listed on Inks Lake, my preconceived ideas where that this was going to cost my clients a fortune, and their investment would never be recovered. Was I wrong! Your eye for detail and your work ethic are beyond compare. I was amazed that anybody could walk into that house, look around, and then change the initial 'blah factor' into a pleaseant surprise in such a short period of time. Your work was so impressive that I've passed your name on to several other Realtors in the area that I kow could use your help. As for recovering the price of their investment, your prices were as amazing as your work and this was a non-factor.

Thanks for the diligence, hard work, patience and superior work ethic. It's been a joy for me to work with you and I look forward to continuing our relationsip for years to come.

Jem Woods

Keller Williams Realty - Marble Falls, Texas


Ted and I would like to express our appreciation and complete satisfaction for your excellent assistance in redecorating our Lakeway patio home. Your creativity, efficiency, punctuality and energy far exceeded our expectations.  In addition, your ability to comply with our budgetary requirements and your use of our existing home décor items were excellent. We would not hesitate to use your services in the future or to recommend you to any potential client.

Barbara & Ted Heinsohn – Sugar Land, Texas

Amy came to my rescue in my Tarrytown home.  I needed a revamp of my kitchen to put my home on the market.  I had a limited budget and she worked it out on a shoestring!  After opening up a wall , I now face the outdoors when I cook.  She created a bar for people to gather in what was a closet of a kitchen. She freshened up the look with faux counters and her classy touch of accessories.  This renovation added $12,000 to the selling price!  She recreated my tiny bathroom into a zen retreat. My home hardly looks like the teardown that it was once considered! She is so terrific to work with and I just love her for her great talent, generosity and great sense of STYLE.  She aims beyond the imaginable!  


Cindie Brooks – Chicago Title – Austin, TX

Thanks Amy, you have really impressed me with your eye for details and your ability to keep costs down.

Tim Dowling, Real Estate Counselor – Re/Max

It takes a lot to impress me enough to say something positive about someone!   The Jacksboro Ranch project turned into much more than I contemplated. During construction you selected the color scheme I was looking for ; floors, walls, trim, counters,  kitchen cabinet and more. We were able to work together long distance with the use of email and store web sites which saved a lot of time. Your shopping skills are excellent regarding budgets, themes and you see what will work so clearly and fast.  Your ability to work with my supervisors in such an efficient manner was a help to me as I couldn’t be on site at all times. When it came time to convert an office into a bunk room for 6 men you were able to accommodate my needs in a short period of time with exactly what I wanted and made a comfortable, stylish, and workable room for all of them!   I will call you next week about adding  more rooms to the project and look forward to working with you again! 

Richard B. Thompson – Buford-Thompson General Contracting Company – Arlington, TX

I consider Amy the key factor in the quick sell of my house in Circle C Ranch. Not only did I receive a contract within SIX days of listing … it was also the HIGHEST sale price per square foot within the community! She performed an analysis of the property, proposed a staging plan and her ideas were very impressive. The total cost of the staging project was insignificant in comparison to the return.  I have recommended Amy to my  friends who also have their homes on the market.  In this competitive economy – her services are not only wanted but NEEDED to get a quick sale! 

Bruce Bagwell – Circle C Ranch, TX

I can’t thank you enough for your visit. I am so excited about your ideas and recognized your wisdom in the renovations needed to update the kitchen.  You confirmed what Dave and I have wanted and needed to do! The colors are super and accessory arrangement makes so much sense. What fun it has been working with someone who is so talented and can see the ‘after’ with such confirmation! 

Susan and David Walker – Austin, TX


We needed to sell our home and move into a retirement center within 60 days. Amy arrived to stage our home - she assessed the problem areas, gave suggestions and quick solutions. Within 3 days she had the entire 3,200 sq. ft. staged. With our approval, she arranged our rooms eliminating the excess and adding a few special touches of her own. The home sold in 3 days! The buyer asked to purchase four items (from my many pieces of furniture for sale) all of them were Amy's accessories!  IT PAYS TO STAGE!

Sue & Ray Bartosh

Lakeway, Texas




My realtor, April, dropped in to see the colors and how we are settling in our new home. She was my first drop over guest.

I wanted to pass on the accurate complement you received from April  "Amy is so very talented, it is amazing how she brought it all tougher with just color.  I can't wait to see what she does with the rest!"   I do have to agree.

The contractor told me he knew he was going to have to repaint because of all the different colors and he could not see it coming together.  He did not think we would like it  He admitted he was wrong.

The boys have not mentioned once that it feels like a dungeon or too girlie.

Thank you for sharing your gift with us and adding a bit of yourself to our house and our lives. I can't wait for you to add more.

Renee Dalton  Spicewood, TX