SAN FRANCISCO, CASTRO
Gina is organized, creative, curious, friendly, and really listens to my needs and preferences. She considers both function and form. I never feel like she’s pushing her taste or aesthetic on me - she finds out what I like and makes it work. She is equally comfortable running the show and making all the decisions or checking in with me, depending on my preference. I recently bought an Edwardian condo, which is a bigger project with a bigger budget. My water closet is beautiful now (she sourced the tile, toilet, lighting, picked the paint, hung the artwork, and had contractors install everything) and the rugs and furniture she bought for the rest of the place are of a style I love and identify with, but would not have been able to find on my own. She even had the light switches and outlets and switch plates replaced, which makes a big difference. She is thoughtful about saving me money. She is never too attached to anything either - willing to swap out and return things. I usually end up saying “It’s perfect” or “I like it, but don’t love it; let’s try something else,” saying the latter less and less with each iteration. I was out of the country for two months and asked that she just go for it and not check in with me too often (after we kind of had a kickoff meeting) and I was so happy with the results. She also styled all of my existing furniture and artwork beautifully (I was worried I’d have to get rid of some things from my old place that I liked). Looking forward to working on additional rooms with her.I even just highly recommend her as a colorist - I will never paint my walls without asking her. Invoicing, plans, communication are a breeze. Not much to say there; she’s very organized and we use Asana.