“Autumn has the ability to take her clients’ ideas and develop a full-design concept. She maintains a fine method of combining what we want with workability, both in design and price point. She is not adverse to finding new and creative items, fully explaining them first and blending them into the final project. She stays on top of all aspects of a job from start to finish, has a great eye for color, and has always delighted us with the final result.”
-Lou and Rosanne Ross
” We were introduced to Autumn about two years ago, as we were in the midst of developing our plans for an extensive remodel. We felt an instant connection with Autumn; her ideas and thoughts simply delighted us and her warm personality added to the ease of the relationship. Autumn completed our design concept, including kitchen, living room and dining room layouts, the electrical and lighting design, color scheme, and materials selections, and completed all architectural drawings. Her design concepts are contemporary and yet subdued. She has great vision and knows how to add the one unexpected surprise element to a room. As the project unfolded, Autumn coordinated all aspects of the remodel, working directly with contractors on a daily basis, as needed. We would highly recommend Autumn to anyone in need of design expertise and we look forward to continuing our working and personal relationship with her. ”
-Judy and Bill Valela
“Autumn Donavan is a designer with great vision; terrific empathy and comprehension; a fantastic network of contractors and suppliers; and a proven ability to design truly beautiful homes that are as functional as they are distinctive. We’ve worked with Autumn on multiple projects over almost 10 years and we continue to recommend her without reservation to anyone seeking the absolute best professional design support for projects large and small.
While Autumn’s significant training and demonstrated skill as a professional designer are probably the things that set her most apart from her peers, we still find her wonderful ability to listen actively, create a relationship with her clients, and translate both the simplest and the most fanciful requests into beautiful and functional living spaces as the things we value most in our relationship.
Autumn’s network of contractors, suppliers, and installers have been reliable, cost-effective and just as enjoyable to work with as Autumn herself. It’s not surprising that such outstanding companies and individuals have chosen to work closely with Autumn over the years but it is incredibly valuable to Autumn’s clients as we can attest.
Finally, once you are Autumn’s client for a project you are Autumn’s client for life. She has regularly helped us with projects as large as complete room remodels and as small as a delicate repair on previously designed one-of-a-kind woodwork and she is always available for consultation on new ideas.”
-George F. Goley IV and Melissa W. Dunn
“We had been wanting to start a major remodel of our master bathroom/bedroom suite and Autumn was recommended by our project manager. We feel like we hit the lottery! Besides being fun to be with, she is a genuinely fabulous businesswoman. Autumn is an amazing designer with great, thoughtful and creative ideas. She has quick insight with solutions to any design issues which might arise. We made many decisions with her guidance and counsel – always keeping us on track while also being cost conscious. Autumn is happy to offer suggestions and alternatives if necessary, as well as to listen to our ideas and incorporate them.
In everyone’s busy schedules it is nice to have someone who is prompt, efficient and feels comfortable dealing with any and all vendors. Her great reputation and expertise preceded her whenever we would go to look at samples. Because of this, suppliers were eager to make sure we were happy with their work. Autumn is remarkable in every aspect of design and business and we would very highly recommend her without reserve to anyone needing ANY building or remodeling design work. No job would be too large or too small for this most wonderful and talented designer. We are already thinking of more updates needed on our home so we can use her again!”