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TESTIMONIALS

Kind words from our clients and collaborators.

Christine is a pleasure to work with! In remodeling our lake home she was able combine my husband's contemporary style with my more traditional flair and created a beautiful transitional look. Her ability to see what isn't there, communicate the vision, work with the contractors, and select the finishing touches turned what was previously a dark traditional space into an open light space that allows us views of both the woods and the lake is amazing. Her concept of keeping the "masculine" look of the billiard room while updating the color scheme was fantastic. We are now ready to work with her on our Brentwood home and highly recommend her services!Read More

We purchased our mid-90's home two years ago, and Christine has transformed it in ways we never thought possible. Christine has done an excellent job communicating with us and taking our personal preferences into consideration before suggesting something beautiful and timeless. This is our second home Christine has helped us with designing, and from the beginning, Christine has been a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge, style and most of all, her vision is exactly what our family needed to transform our outdated house into a home our family loves. Brett & Emily WilliamsonRead More

Christine was so easy to work with during our design process. Listened to what we wanted & helped us make it happen. Very responsive anytime we had a question or concern regarding our project. Pleased with how everything came together in our project. Highly recommend reaching out to her if you have any design need or project.Read More

I highly recommend Christine. She is the utmost professional and her vision is spot-on for what’s needed on my project. She does an excellent job communicating with me, and most importantly, my builder. She is awesome at matching up my personal preferences with what’s appropriate for the project. I trust her 100%Read More

If you're looking for an excellent home design consultant who is also an absolute joy to work with - look no further! Christine is awesome. We worked with Christine on our kitchen remodel and she offered great guidance and ideas throughout the process. She provided detailed drawings that helped us hone our design and then introduced us to various vendors who were able to work off her designs as we ordered materials and moved to the construction phase. I can't say enough good things about Christine. Whether you need a little help or a lot of help, call Christine!Read More

Working with Christina has truly lowered my stress level in picking out finishes for our new home! Her network & experience is just what I need to bring my vision to life. It was a challenge trying to blend modern farmhouse and mid-century modern by myself. With Christina’s guidance, the kitchen design is almost finalized and I’m can’t wait to finish the overall design plan. She is very responsive to questions & requests and is very personable.Read More

Christine is an incredibly thoughtful and talented designer. We just completed our second project with her--a basement and bathroom remodel--and were so pleased with the results. Our "before" basement was dreary, dark, and retro. Christine helped us update the design to a bright, modern look but still kept some retro vibes. She picked out light fixtures, tile, carpet, vanity, etc. and we loved all her recommendations. Christine was instrumental in many of the key design elements for the basement and bathroom that make them such special rooms. It is now our favorite place in the house, and my two-year-old spends most of her day down there. She also recommended a great GC to do the work, and we all got along really well. Christine is professional, kind, reasonable, and so good at what she does. I highly recommend!Read More

After working with Christine, I would never EVER consider tackling a home renovation project without her. Here’s why: My husband and I were beginning the restoration of a home built in 1859 that was on the National Register of Historic Places, and I was in the market for a designer because I needed . . . a painter. Not just any painter mind you, but one who’d be willing to spend months removing 160 years of existing paint and repairing seemingly endless dents and dings to walls and woodwork. In over four decades of doing extensive whole-house renovations, I had never found a painter with that much patience, but on the day I first met Christine, she put me in touch with the perfect person for the job. I hadn’t originally planned on hiring her for the whole renovation project, but I changed my mind on the spot when I learned that in addition to having a clean, elegant design sense, she understands all aspects of the construction process and prepares detailed 3-D schematics for use by subcontractors in order to ensure that there won’t be any surprises. Among much else, she has come up with ingenious, cost-effective ways of adding storage space to a home that doesn't even have a coat closet and transforming tiny dated bathrooms into the equivalent of a luxury spa, while at the same time keeping an eye on the budget and petting the dog (ours—he adores her). She even managed to create an ideal kitchen out of a not-very-big room that already had three doors, two windows, a fireplace, and a large built-in china cabinet, none of which could be moved without damaging the solid brick walls. And the best part? She somehow makes this whole messy process seem like fun!Read More

We have undertaken a major remodel of our lake home. This absolutely would not have been possible without the help and influence of Christine Lakas. She figures out what her clients want and need and helps them achieve that goal in a very methodical and professional way. She has held everyone in the process accountable and keeps us all on task. She is an amazingly talented asset and has made this huge undertaking very manageable and enjoyable.Read More

Christine is fabulous. I have worked with many designers over the years, professionally and for hire. Her design abilities and creativity, commercial or residential, are quite impressive. You ask her a design question and she has an answer or resources immediately or in very short order. Her attention to detail and ability to converse with the various trades about design details is on point. She will work with you in your comfort zone or will help you get out of the box and create a new perspective. Additionally, she is as nice and friendly as the smile of her picture. I really can't say enough nice things about her.Read More

We recently bought a home because of the view but the house needed a major remodeling. I quickly became overwhelmed with all the decisions that needed to be made. A friend, who has excellent taste, suggested I get Christine to help us. I am so glad I did! Christine is such a talented designer. She was sensitive to the styles I preferred and never pushed her own agenda. She took my style and definitely elevated it. What would have been a nice house became a fabulous one! Christine took a lot of the stress out of remodeling. She is a joy to work with and I recommend her highly.Read More

Christine Lakas was referred by a custom home builder as well as a custom cabinet maker. We were embarking on a total renovation of our 7,000 SF home when we contacted Christine. She reviewed our desired scope, made great suggestions and assisted with execution. All craft were involved: framing, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sheetrock/insulation, flooring, finished/fine carpentry, cabinetry, painting, appliances, window treatments, fabrics, bedding, etc. Christine provided invaluable guidance for the reconstruction journey. Her demeanor fitted us to a T...always so calm and assuring. Her amazing product knowledge and research saved countless hours for us and our team and kept the work efficient and cost controlled. We recommend Christine Lakas, heartily, to anyone seeking the best in a design professional.Read More

Christine has assisted us with both our home and our office her design skills and insights are second to none. i would recommend her services to anyone.Read More

Christine’s help in designing a kitchen was invaluable! Not only was her design skill on point , but her familiarity with trends was critical. She recommended moving a window which made all the difference in the shape of the kitchen. Without Christine’s guidance, we would have made some costly design mistakes. I will never do another project without her help!Read More

Christine has been a pleasure to work with, she has become a friend throughout the process of building our new home. I trust her design choices and appreciate her when we can spend time together making selections. I look forward to continuing the next phase of our project...the interior decorating and furniture plans. She is respectful of our budget and works hard to find solutions when something might be over budget. Her work quality is outstanding.Read More

Beyond thankful a good friend introduced me to Christine when we moved to Morristown. She is such an amazing interior designer! Christine began helping us transform our quirky 1970s lake house into our dream home 5 years ago and her ideas never cease to amaze me. She consistently encourages me to take my love for home design to the next level and I always trust her vision. I truly feel like she loves my home as much as I do! Christine’s knowledge of construction is unparalleled and she always sends the best contractors to my home to execute her plans. We are currently remodeling the master bathroom and the project is going unbelievably well! Her ideas are perpetually innovative and fresh. The best homes in our area are designed by Christine and they all have a unique style specific to each homeowner. This is what really sets her apart from the crowd. Christine has that special ability to step inside your home, figure out your style and create a beautiful space specifically tailored to your needs. I’ll never make a major decision about our home without consulting Christine first. She is simply THE BEST!!!!Read More

Christine is currently guiding us through a master bathroom remodel. She has amazing ideas and recommendations and has an "A" List team that work with her. This remodel would have been impossible to do without her. We spend most of our time now with our family on the West Coast, but still have our business in Morristown and come home every few months.We have wanted the luxury of a new, updated bathroom, but do not spend enough time home to get it accomplished.We read her reviews on Houzz and scheduled an appointment to meet with her. We knew right away that this would be a perfect fit! We can not wait to return in January to see the results!!Read More

This is the 2nd renovation I have asked Christine to assist me in completing. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to design and has that vision to know that things are going to look amazing when completed. She is very helpful whenever I have a question or concern about any situation that has come up during this renovation. She goes the extra mile to connect her clients with contractors, painters etc. and does the research to seek out that exact accessory that is going to make a room pop. She is also considerate of a budget and does not pressure a client into excessive spending and also knows how to help a client "de-stress" from the craziness of a renovation/remodel.Read More

Christine is an amazing designer and an even more wonderful person! Professional, warm, direct-- she is very easy to work with. I like to pretend I know what I'm doing when it comes to decorating, so I initially contacted her for a consultation with a smaller job in mind. After five minutes walking through my home with her, she had pointed out so many things that I had never even considered. Needless to say, I look forward to beginning the project with Christine in charge.Read More

I can’t say enough good things about Christine. Her eye for design and color is impeccable. She helped my husband and me remodel our first house, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Christine is meticulous and will spend time with you making sure paint swatches are not only what you want but will fit well in your space. I learned so much about design and color from her! She is respectful of any budget. You also learn a lot about a person by the company they keep. All the people Christine recommended to redo our ceilings, install new tile, and install our new light fixtures were awesome as well. They live Christine too and clearly respect her and value her opinion and great reputation. In addition to being an amazing designer, she is also just a wonderful human, is professional, and a delight to work with. Thank you, Christine!Read More

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GOLD & SILVER Emmy AWARDS

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2018 WAYFAIR TASTEMAKER One of the finalists in the "Most Innovative Space" Category

2016 BELGARD "Best Pool Hardscape"

2016 BELGARD RUNNER-UP "Best Driveway"

2016 BELGARD RUNNER-UP "Best Outdoor Living"

BEST LANDSCAPING "Dogwoods Art Trail" Fountain City, TN

Best of Houzz 2021 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
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