People Say The Nicest Things ... Creative, Organized, Insightful, joyful!

A new home construction project was referred to us by a luxury home builder and resulted in a full-scale project.  Do we love referrals?  Absolutely! 

"Two years ago, my husband and I decided to build our dream home from scratch. Our children were grown and starting their own families, so we decided that we needed a new home for the next chapter of our lives. We were very hesitant to hire an interior decorator because of a bad experience that we had with our beach property. However, after a few meetings with contractors and vendors we knew that we were in over our heads. We were extremely overwhelmed with the abundance of decisions that had to be made for every area of the house. Furthermore, because of the demands of our family business we were only able to give the project a small portion of our time. After lamenting my situation to a friend, she gave me Wanda Horton’s contact information and told me that I should give her a call because we would work great together. My stress quickly melted away after the first meeting with Wanda! Wanda took control of the entire situation right from the start. She spent the time necessary to understand our likes and dislikes. She was extremely organized and set up project plans and timelines. She met with vendors on our behalf and helped whittle down options in order to help us with the decision making process. We moved into our new home four months ago and it turned out better than we could have ever imagined. It is both beautiful and comfortable which is exactly what we wanted. Wanda was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help designing their home."  -- M. Schuster

Design is more than just the project list, it's about truly connecting with my clients.  Here's what a client shared, after a kitchen remodel and full-service design projects in several adjacent spaces:

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Wanda Horton!  She has an extensive knowledge of the design process, and she is able to educate her clients and involve them completely in the process.

She listened to our dreams and our preferences, and she guided us into bringing them to a reality that fit our lives and our budget. Her topnotch, trustworthy, and personable team did excellent work and their knowledge of their craft was invaluable. Wanda’s long experience in design has enabled her to build a vast network of vendor experts, who supplied us with beautiful products at reasonable prices.

Finally, Wanda’s own joyful personality, combined with her quick wit and intelligence, made every appointment with her feel like a visit with an old friend.  Each day, as we come down the stairs to our welcoming foyer, cook and dine in our beautiful “new” kitchen and breakfast room, or relax in our den retreat, we consider ourselves blessed to have had Wanda as our mentor and friend in planning our home’s redecorating.  I am still in that awestruck stage of wandering from room to room to admire and touch and to sit here and then sit there- with every design choice feeling just right, just “us,” and just gorgeous!  We have already started a list for future projects, and we know that we will be calling Wanda again to be our Design Guru!  -- Joanne Compton

After a large, long-term project, (new home construction and full-service interiors), we still provide services to this client:

"Dear Wanda - As we approach the final stages of putting together our new home, John and I want to let you know how pleased we are with the work that you and the many suppliers that you have brought in have performed.  Clearly, you have distinguished yourself throughout the entire project.  Your attention to detail, along with the incredible organizational skills that you have exhibited throughout our three year project, frankly place you in a class by yourself! 

You have an uncanny knack for creating a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing design flow that is still very comfortable and livable.  You have listened carefully to the numerous needs of our family and addressed each one of them."   -- K. Tighe

It's always nice to be asked back to design for each stage and dwelling in life:

"I was first drawn to Wanda's style fifteen years ago.  She has since become not only my designer but a dear friend as well.  Over the years, Wanda has redesigned every room in my house and remodeled several as well.  She listened to the needs of my family as empty nesters, grandparents and pet owners.  Not always able to express my particular design wishes, Wanda's extraordinary gift of intuitiveness and attention to detail has allowed us to live our life in style and grace.   Wanda has also worked her magic at our beach house creating a fun and joyful place of being."    --G. Stout

From Charlotte, NC to Johnson City, TN to Lake Oconee, GA - It's so nice to be asked to follow our clients through their different locations and stages of life:

"Wanda - As we look around our home, we think of you every day.  The last chair and window treatment look great.  We are extremely pleased with the house and thank you so much for your help and expertise.

This is the best our home has looked in a long time!  You made it an enjoyable experience."    -- Ed and Louise Chase

A note from a client for whom we remodeled her main living level and a master bath, as well as provided full-service design for those spaces: 

"Wanda - Thank you so much for helping me design a beautiful home.  You really helped me figure out how to put my vision together, especially when I wasn't quite sure what that vision was.  I'm really enjoying what now feels like a new home, so cozy."    -- JS

The joy of writing is one of my other passions.  I love it when my articles are relevant in the world of design!

“When Wanda joined Hooker Furniture as a guest blogger, it helped us take the “Experience Your Home” blog to the next level."   -- Kim Shaver, VP Marketing & Communications, Hooker Furniture