TESTIMONIALS

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“Stacey, Charlene and I still greatly enjoy the rooms that you created for us. I’m still not sure how you do it without seeing the rooms. We remain in this house largely due to the beautiful interior environment that you created.”

Dr. David Ploss – Cardiologist, Ukiah 

“Stacey has an uncanny intuitive ability to zone in on the client’s personality. She brought her design and color sensibility to the project after one consultation, which is something I never encountered before – I have worked with designers for over 30 years! Such a unique talent! She pays attention to client’s needs to keep important pieces and to add a fresh perspective based on today’s market. It is a pleasure working with her.”

Jean Zinngrabe – San Francisco

“What impressed me about Stacey Lapuk was her ability to quickly understand what I wanted. Everything she presented was right on target. She also inspired me to go in new directions without ever being overbearing. But above all, Stacey is down-to-earth and a delight to work with even though she is accustomed to working at the top of her industry and I appreciate that.”

Gina Pell, CEO – SPLENDORA, San Francisco

“Stacey is the best kept secret in Marin! As a fellow woman entrepreneur, I have watched Stacey approach her work with an artist’s eye for detail, taking each project on as a blank canvas while still keeping the client’s vision and budget top priority. She makes her clients happy and satisfied.”

Diana Kimbrell, President – Kimbrell & Company, San Francisco

“Stacey really listens to her clients’ needs. She is very sensible about budgets and has an unerring color sense.Stacey is also very detail oriented.”

Stephen Suzman, – Design Principal
Zeterre, San Francisco 

“Stacey is an extraordinarily talented designer and a person of the highest integrity. She comes with my highest recommendation.”

Buzz Kaplan, Executive Director
C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom, San Francisco

“I’ve worked for and with many interior designers over the years, and Stacey has always been one of my favorites – hands down. She has a creative vision and style that is fun, fresh, and classy, while maintaining a no-nonsense, down-to-earth, attitude which is truly a breath of fresh air. Her level of dedication and personalization for her clients is unsurpassed, and I would recommend Stacey to anyone looking for a designer, without hesitation!”

Todd Bender, Sales Representative
William Switzer Showroom, San Francisco

“Stacey takes the time to understand her clients’ desires, and develops a “big picture” idea. Without ever losing sight of that big picture, she uses her inherently brilliant sense of design to create spaces that are warm, friendly, functional, rich in detail, and celebrate creativity. From the big picture to the smallest detail, everything works together and flows seamlessly. She is a master at pulling the outside in, and at expanding the interior into the wider world with textures and colors that respond and relate to the environment.”

Warren Simmonds, Owner
Simmonds & Associates, Inc., San Anselmo

“Stacey and I had the pleasure of collaborating on an exciting residential project. I was impressed with her creativity, her thoughtful, detail-oriented designs and with her professionalism. I look forward to our working together again!”

Brian Fogerty, President & Owner
Brian Fogerty Lighting Design, Livermore 

“Her taste is impeccable.”

Robert Nourafshan, President
Soraya Rugs, San Francisco

“I am so grateful to have worked with you in my three VERY DIFFERENT homes!

-A San Francisco Victorian family home, which was a massive remodel, “down to the studs and back,” and involved intricate coordination with other build/design professionals

-A Northern California Beach house, not really on the beach but on a lagoon, and frankly an 80’s ranch house, which you helped me bring to life as a “beachy, calm and beautiful oasis”

-A New York City modern Penthouse apartment, where we are creating a chic but comfortable, sophisticated yet Euro-boutique hotel vibe.

“In each home I (and my family and friends) walk in and immediately state: Oh what a beautiful home. Oh you have such a talent Susan. Oh this place is a special Oasis. I always accept the compliments humbly but also always say, “I had really talented help, Stacey Lapuk!”

“The paint colors chosen are always perfect and subtle, the furniture is a blend of simple/cost-effective and some special/custom pieces. The fabrics and rugs are a fun blend, always realistic for a busy family home but always beautiful and just right. The lighting fixtures are unique and yet not ostentatious. In a word, each time I walk in to each of our three homes I feel “Ahhhh….so glad to be back!” I am happy to spend time in each place comfortably alone, hanging out with family, or hosting friends. I am not a “formal” entertainer and each home feels welcoming in just the right way.

“Many Thanks Stacey!”

Susan Byrd

San Francisco, Stinson Beach and NYC

“She is a pleasure to work with, is respectful to your own ideas, and makes expert suggestions to bring a complete vision together within your budget. We are very pleased with Stacey and continue to work with her.”

Syd & Dick Bass
Bolinas, CA

“She was interested in how I wanted to live- what my tastes and needs were. She has the quality of furnishings, the convenience, fees and accessibility I wanted. I found Stacey to be an excellent listener, interpreting my likes and dislikes into a wonderful final effect. Stacey’s fees are fair for the work received. She communicated with me every step of the the way, so I felt very much a part of the whole process.”

Ms. S. Updike – Larkspur, CA

“Stacey has the genius of listening to the client express preferences in terms of color, style and feel for a home, processing that information and transforming the ordinary into one’s dream home. I bought an ordinary house and thanks to Stacey, live in a showcase home! Stacey is a design savant. She’s a quick study and can really get the gist of your style in a very short time. Everything she showed me (and what I ended up buying) I loved. It was in the style that I was looking for only more than I imagined. Stacey was also a pleasure to work with and helped guide me to make the right choices rather than force her designs on me (as can tend to be the case with other design professionals). I never felt pressured or pushed beyond my limits and was so pleased with the outcome.”

Francoise Lepage, Dean of School of Business and International Studies
Dominican College, San Rafael

“Stacey has the genius of listening to the client express preferences in terms of color, style and feel for a home, processing that information and transforming the ordinary into one’s dream home. I bought an ordinary house and thanks to Stacey, live in a showcase home! Stacey is a design savant. She’s a quick study and can really get the gist of your style in a very short time. Everything she showed me (and what I ended up buying) I loved. It was in the style that I was looking for only more than I imagined. Stacey was also a pleasure to work with and helped guide me to make the right choices rather than force her designs on me (as can tend to be the case with other design professionals). I never felt pressured or pushed beyond my limits and was so pleased with the outcome.”

Francoise Lepage, Dean of School of Business and International Studies
Dominican College, San Rafael

“Stacey is exciting and creative— she has high energy and integrity and identifies with her clients.”

Karen & Donovan Walsh -San Anselmo, CA

“Stacey very quickly assessed our needs and dramatically but efficiently transformed our stale office into an attractive and fresh environment with improved functionality. Throughout the process Stacey and her staff worked to minimize the demands on our time and disruption to our business, which made both the experience and the outcome a real joy.”

Anne Harris
Harris Consultants, Corte Madera

“If you want design from the best, start at the top, and go up! Stacey is amazing, and she keeps getting better!!!!!!!!!!!”

Michael Williamsen, Realtor
San Rafael, CA

“I have had the privilege of knowing Stacey Lapuk for five years. During that time I have witnessed her performance in business and in community situations innumerable times. I am writing this letter to emphatically recommend her as a person of integrity, honesty and impeccable financial soundness.” 

Ms. Lapuk’s interior design work is widely known. She has won many prizes certifying her creativity and ability. She is respected in the community by both her clients and her colleagues. I have met many of her business associates as well as her clients and have been impressed with the way she has successfully serves so many varied and influential people in our community. Her business, of course, is in a state of growth and from the way the professional media has followed her, I can tell that many new clients and professional colleagues in the business anticipate her next projects with enthusiasm. 

Stacey Lapuk is the kind of superior artist, business woman and neighbour we all seek to engages with. I recommend her as absolutely trustworthy, stable and a person of her word.” 

Mary Ann Maggiore, M.Div.
Fairfax, CA