Testimonials and Reviews
Sally’s testimonials cover her color and space expertise, her paint store and design experience and her special efforts in her personal shopping for each clients speical requirements. Because she has over 35 years of testimonials both Nationally and International, she feels it best to use only those in this particular part of “Coastal” Florida that are the most recent.
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Here are just a few of Sally’s clients’ reviews.
Sally is very knowledgeable and simply amazing! Professional and personable, she did an excellent job picking the right colors for our home and provided many ideas on how to configure/decorate our rooms and living space. Communication with her was easy and she instantly picked up on what kind of decor and style we liked. Sally sent us a many options that were stylish and affordable. Thank you for helping us make our house a home!
Sally is Wonderful! Down to Earth, talented, and quick. I needed some help getting my small cottage ready to sell. Sally quickly and easily had really good suggestions that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. She immediately got to work rearranging my rooms during our initial consultation. She even shopped for art and brought it back over within 2 hours of our initial consultation!! It all worked and helped brighten and complete my living and dining areas. She then shopped online for me and sent options for a chair and dining nook she suggested. Her prices are fair and I’m so happy with my initial results that I’ve asked her to come back and help me add some other finishing touches before I put my house up for sale. Do not hesitate to call Sally for design advice no matter how basic! She will save you time and money if you are indecisive about what to do. She’s confident, positive, and a great communicator who answered my texts very quickly. I highly recommend hiring Sally and will be recommending her to all my friends. Realtor LOVED what I did to the house. She kept saying, “It looks so much bigger than I remember”, and “so open”. Thank you! Send me some cards please. She knows lots of people. Especially in “Safety Harbor”.
I was extremely pleased with my decision to go with Sally in redoing our family room. She has an amazing eye for color, recommending a slight color change in two rooms which completely transformed the look! What was once a dark and depressing room is now a bright and welcoming space. Sally shopped around online for artwork and furniture that she thought would look great in our new space. She is kind, flexible and all around a great person. I highly recommend her, we’ll definitely be utilizing her services again!
Sally is amazing! She knew what changes would make the biggest impact on our decor! She shopped for us and picked out the best accents to upscale our outdated living areas. She is honest and has a great spirit! I highly recommend her.
I came across several books by Sally Fretwell about using beautiful color combinations and I loved her warm and vibrant color choices. Sally helped us choose paint colors for our house and they look wonderful. I never would have had the guts to choose such bold colors without Sally telling me they would look great. She was right!
Sally was very responsive and offered creative ideas at a reasonable price. Great experience!
Sally Fretwell of Interior Coastal Designs, came highly recommended, and that she was! The Gulf Harbors Yacht Club was in dire need of interior renovation and decor updating to improve the ambiance of our Club. Sally was always timely and in a professional manner, available with great thoughts and ideas which were applied to enhance the Club’s interior decor. All comments by members have been positive and the overall results greatly appreciated.
I called Sally to help me figure out paint color and to design my new house. She responded right away and came full of ideas that really helped me. She was tuned in to my budget and really help me make decisions that helped my budget too. She has great energy and is great at tuning into people so the things she recommends are a “good” fit. She recommended so many things I would have NOT picked out myself and I am so glad I called her.. My house feels so good and I will be calling her again.
Sally has an amazing sense of color; we had cabinets already installed (pure white), she worked around the colors for back slash and colors for walls ceiling and did an amazing job. I would highly recommend her for any interior design job.
* HIGHLY RECOMMENDED * EXCELLENT VALUE * Sally is both professional and an exceptionally easy person with whom to work. Our office needed an overhaul, but using what we had on-hand and without doing any structural or painting changes. From simply moving artwork around on a wall to completely changing the traffic flow in our main reception, Sally made effective changes that made sense. Although I was apparently born without any design sense of any type, Sally was able to ask the right questions to help our office achieve the goals for which we were looking.
Sally was great to talk to on the phone. I can tell she is very knowledgeable about her profession. We haven’t gotten together yet and I am very excited when we start working together. I didn’t check work quality only because we haven’t started yet. I am absolutely positive I will be checking that once we finish. NO DOUBT!
I have worked with Sally for 20 years. Every home we have lived him as felt better for her touch. Her knowledge of Feng Shui and her understanding of people is phenomenal! All Feng Shui means when you get down to it, is the ability to take advantage of optimum space planning. The understanding of how to open up a space to provide for maximum living area. In one of Rachael’s homes we added a new front door with glass. We opened the walls to add only a few feet, existing space, but just needing to be used properly. The goal was to create a true defined entrance. The whole house was transformed by this small change. She went from having a dark, tiny, closed in area, where you could barely get into the house with groceries. To an open light filled entrance that feels grand and reflects the architecture of the rest of the home.
In a chaotic world, Sally Fretwell helped me create my own sanctuary. Even though my home is modest, her suggestions had a huge impact. Sally is absolutely correct when she states that we should never underestimate the importance of color. Her color suggestions enabled me to turn the negatives of my home into positives. I am happily at peace.
We started working with Sally nearly 18 years ago. She has an easy, generous personality, professional manner and a great eye for every component of your design project. Her color choices are spot on and take into account room layout, goals, people’s personalities and more. She’s helped us design rooms from the ground up to simple changes of paint and accessories. Wouldn’t be without her.
Remove popcorn ceiling, put in knockdown ceiling and paint ceiling.
Paint whole interior house.
Buy new furniture for formal living and master bedroom.
Remodel Florida room take down cedar wood walls and put up drywall.
Put in archways where there were French door openings.
All the paint colors Sally picked out for my house are perfect and beautiful. We love the ceiling color and the walls. We are super happy with the paint colors.
And the quality of paint used, PPG Porter paints are the best
All the furniture Sally picked out for our house is perfect too.
We are so happy with our experience with Sally. Everyone should use her.
She was very professional and in touch with our project and what we wanted to accomplish.
Sally responded to all my questions during the whole process.
I highly recommend Sally for your design needs.