Since I am quiet and shy by nature, her assertiveness was invaluable. Once our furniture arrived and we moved into the house, Gabi was able to help place the furniture, accent pieces, and art work throughout the house. She has a wonderful talent for working with the items you currently own and placing them in new and artistic ways throughout the house. She has a good eye for detail and blends colors, textures, and various materials in each room. When a small item was needed to make our “northern” furnishing work in our Florida home, Gabi would shop for us and buy inexpensive accessories that pulled the room together. She also helped to arrange our outdoor furniture and accent pieces on the lanai. Furthermore, she was very helpful in the placement and selection of plants for this area.
Most recently, she was able to find affordable, yet stylish fabric for our living room drapes. She worked directly with the contractor to build a cornice to mount and hide the hardware for the drapes, and then had a seamstress sew the curtains. The resulting drapes are a perfect match to our furniture and décor and suit our style perfectly.
In addition to her talent as an interior designer, Gabi is also extremely talented in the creation of real and artificial flower arrangements. She taught me to use the plants in our landscape to create arrangements that bring nature indoors. She took pots and vases that I owned, added artificial tropical leaves and flowers, and created accent pieces for the rooms. She is also a fabulous cook and often brought lunch for us to eat. She is always looking for ways to ease the stress of moving and unpacking and is extremely thoughtful and kind. She has been a valuable resource for everything from cleaners, window washers, doctors, stores, bakeries, and local restaurants. She has been a delight to work with and I consider her my first Florida friend. I am so thankful that I had the pleasure to working with such an amazing woman.
Gabi also demonstrates flexibility–will set the pace or work with your schedule, is receptive to client’s suggestions, and can work within a client’s budget. Her utmost goal is to have a happy, satisfied customer, who looks forward to enjoying their home and/or business and showing it off to others, such as friends, family, and clients. It was a true pleasure working with Gabi on redesigning my home, and I recommend her highly.