Testimonials 2017-07-21T10:40:00+00:00

TESTIMONIALS

DEL MAR HIGHLANDS — Completed November 2012

I hired Kelly Smiar Interior Design shortly after purchasing my new condo/townhome in San Diego [work relocation from Orange County]. Kelly has been able to completely transform the 1980s interior to an updated, stylish bachelor pad. The project included: new flooring in the main room on the first floor; new flooring in the kitchen; new stone work on the wall accenting the fireplace; new paint throughout; new light fixtures throughout; new carpet in the upstairs bedrooms. Kelly’s work on this new interior design also included selection of new furniture and furnishings for the main living space, the dining room, kitchen nook, as well as the master bedroom.

Not only does Kelly come up with wonderful design ideas, and overall design concept, but she has a real ability to learn and understand the client’s needs and wishes. Kelly quickly figured out that remodeling my own home was a new thing for me and she put together a plan that addressed my specific needs, which included keeping the design issues from becoming overwhelming with options. The final product is truly amazing and I love my new home.

— Craig S.


DEL MAR — Completed June 2012

Kelly was invaluable during our remodel. She helped my husband and I sort through the millions of decisions from materials, to placement to colors. She also mediated the discussion when we didn’t agree. She also gave us great insights to where we could save money.

The process was great and the result was beautiful. We feel like the home is “our” design, but better, which I think is the best compliment I could give a designer. If you are looking for someone to help  you with a room or a house, I would recommend talking to Kelly.

— Alison & Michael W.


LA JOLLA — Completed June 2012

Kelly Smiar is a creative, artistic, and inspiring young woman. She is gifted in all aspects of interior decorating and design. Kelly listens and has a passion for her work and clients. The first day I met her I felt like I had known her for years. Kelly’s professional experience and confidence made my decisions easy. She saved me hours of time. If I had to do all of this myself it would have taken me a year of my time—instead we did the planning and choices in 3 weeks.

Our home in La Jolla Shores has been transformed into a casually elegant beach home with bleached oak wood floors in living room and hall, Caeserstone countertops, tile floor, new cabinets in kitchen, lovely yet casual window coverings, carpet in bedrooms, paint selections, and lighting fixtures. She creatively made the ordinary fireplace a focal point of the living room. I wish every person remodeling or redecorating could meet Kelly. You will love her!

— Mary S.


POINT LOMA — Completed October 2011

Kelly Smiar is outstanding in every way. She is a gifted designer with a keen eye for color and detail, she listens, and she offers constructive recommendations based on her assessment of our style and personality.

Her artistic and design guidance alongside the architect produced a beautiful two-story coastal Craftsman suiting all our family needs and values. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a quality service. I highly recommend Kelly—she is a person of integrity and fun too!

— Carolyn K.


ENCINITAS — Completed June 2011

We were fortunate to have worked with Kelly for our full home remodel. She is highly organized and has a keen eye for detail. In addition to those qualities, she understood our vision and design preferences. This made our experience with the design aspect, very easy and pleasant!

Our home is exactly how we visioned it (and a little more)! We love our home and we are thankful that we had Kelly to work with. Kelly knows her craft and is an absolute master designer.

— Dinavia S.


POINT LOMA — Completed November 2010

Kelly helped us through our first remodeling experience. She was SO patient and that’s so important  when there are SO many available choices and decisions to be made. I was indecisive and a bit overwhelmed, but Kelly zeroed in on our tastes almost immediately. We made our kitchen, breakfast room, living and dining rooms into a beautiful cohesive space and I get compliments all the time on my home.

Her solid knowledge, true interest in our project (topped off with a great sense of humor) made for an easy, comfortable working relationship. She’s so much fun to work with, I might have to do the upstairs  to have her back 🙂 Kelly loves what she does, so she’s very energetic and efficient. We’re very happy with all she did for us.

— Susan S.


OCEAN BEACH — Completed January 2010

Kelly was our design expert during our home remodel. She was incredible! We met with her over a period of 4 weeks. Her job was to help us design a kitchen, bath and dining room. Each time we met, Kelly had options for us to look at and based on our choices she continued to fine tune the design. Not only is she a very talented interior designer, she really listened and was able to design a home we never could have done on our own. Our remodel was 3 years ago and we still LOVE our home and continue to receive many compliments.

— Tamara & Brett K.


DEL SUR — Completed December 2007

I have used Kelly’s services multiple times and have had nothing but the most positive experiences. She is punctual, considerate and very creative! Kelly’s amazing ideas have transformed my home into a spa-like sanctuary. Her work is so thorough and beautiful that I felt entirely comfortable referring Kelly to friends & family.

— Mary S.