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“She has the ability to take our taste and turn it into something exquisite.”

“The reason we use Janice McCarty on every decorating related project is that she has the ability to take our taste and transform it into something exquisite. She also knows how to be cost effective in choosing materials and vendors to complete a project. She has created kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and also a baby shower for us. She is easy to work with and I value her experience and opinions.”

N.K.

1920s Kitchen Remodel

“I saw a home yesterday on caravan and it was so well staged that I thought it was not!”

Hello Janice! I saw a home yesterday on Caravan St. and it was so well staged that I thought it was not! I walked in the door and told my partner that I really like the taste of the people who live here. This was a home in the Venice area.

I am a realtor as well as a photographer. I recently sold a home on Grand Canal that we had staged by two different stagers and in the end, took out all the furniture and sold it empty because the staging was so bad. No attempt to match the decorations to the home, just pretty much dumping whatever they had in storage. I think we spent $20,000 and ended up with angry sellers and an empty home. So we will be calling you for our next listing!

V.R.

“The place SOLD!”

We hired the services of Janice McCarty Design to help sell a condo in the Marina Peninsula. It was just not selling in a good market. The clients had moved back to the Mid West, but had left their living and dining room furniture behind. The condo felt a bit dark and the furniture was heavy in style and placement. We took it all out and Janice added her casual beach touch and turned the place into an inviting now uplifting vibe. It was amazing how it had been transformed. We appreciated her use of original, creative, modern mix in her wall art and furnishings!

The place SOLD!

A. P. Realtor

“She is very well acquainted with what people like.”

“After I listed a home that was staged by Janice McCarty, from day one, the phone was ringing off the hook. By the end of the week we already had more than four offers and all this happening in a very depressed market. Potential buyers kept commenting on how the pictures attracted their attention and once they came to the property they would ask about whether the furniture was included. Janice is very good at matching the neighborhood’s feel, in addition to being an artist, because of her vast experience as a property manager, she is very well acquainted with what people like.”

A.S. Realtor

“She was easy and amenable and was able to listen.”

“Janice was a great help when we redid our kitchen and bathroom. One of the things she did very well was to work with us, and our tastes and take into account the natural style of our home. In other words — she didn’t come in with a style or direction she liked and try to make it fit. Everything we did with her we personally liked and went very well in our home. She was easy and amenable and was able to listen so we could work out what we ourselves wanted and still be within our budget. This is a very good combination of skills for a designer.”

J.T.

Hollywood Hills Kitchen Remodel

“I can’t say enough!”

“I’m a realtor in Venice and Los Angeles. Janice staged a listing for me – and what can I even say! She took a very difficult space for buyers to imagine (an 1800 square foot open loft space) and reinvented it as a home that almost every single visitor could relate to and imagine themselves calling the place home. Not only did all of the buyer’s passing through love it, all of their agents loved it as well.

To further explain Janice’s value to my client and I, this property was listed before I took over… For 3 months, and it didn’t sell. With Janice’s vision, design and staging, I sold the place in 5 days, for MORE money than originally listed and over my asking price.

Needless to say, I will always highly recommend Janice to all of my clients, and I’m also purchasing some of her pieces as well. She made my job easy, and made me look good. She was also extremely easy and lovely to work with. I can’t say enough! Thanks Janice.”

J.C.

“The phone was ringing off the hook!”

“After I listed a home that was staged by Janice McCarty, from day one, the phone was ringing off the hook. By the end of the week we already had more than four offers and all this happening in a very depressed market. Potential buyers kept commenting on how the pictures attracted their attention and once they came to the property they would ask about whether the furniture was included. Janice is very good at matching the neighborhood’s feel, in addition to being an artist, because of her experience staging places for rental properties, she is very well acquainted with what people like.”

“I’d work with her again in a heartbeat!”

“Janice has been my designer for a few years now. Recently she just redesigned a kitchen for me. Wow, what a transformation. She took a semi-functional space and made it into a joy-filled gathering/cooking space. I couldn’t wait to get inside and start feeding the kids. it’s simply beautiful. What’s more is that I had a budget; and not a big one at that. She worked tirelessly to get the design right, the budget in order and the contractor in line. I’d work with her again in a heart beat!” 

T.S.

“Janice’s services are very well worth it!”

“I hired Janice McCarty to take my ordinary looking condo turned it into “cool, calm and hip”. And she did just that! She didn’t have me spend a lot of money or do extravagant things. The pieces she got for me were things I may never have even done myself. They look so amazing! It is SO much more than it was before. From having the right pillows made, to throws that pull things together to little jars and vases to the spectacular light fixture that is the focus on my dinning and main room are all just perfect to create the desired “wow” results. She found an amazing mirror on super discount and got just the right curtains that add a nice feel of richness. I had loved my prior ones but she insisted…and she was right. It elevated the design of the whole space.

Janice didn’t just buy things. She and her handyman had my light fixture re-worked on the hanging bar, added to it a few things and put new bulbs and “played with” to make it so much more than it started out to be. She also had curtains made for a chef’s table, to hide my appliances that made it look so much “richer” and finished.

Janice’s services are very well worth it! She worked every hour she billed and was efficient with her time and she even sought out the best deals for what I paid in materials cost. I am very pleased and will hire her for more work.”

“Someone we can trust our home to.”

“I have known Janice for 30 years, we met when I started buying her fabulous clothes. Then I bought a chair she designed! Now, all these years later, Janice is consulting on an interior design job on our townhouse for my husband and myself. She is fabulous. She came up with creative, cost-effective solutions and that my husband and I both liked. We are continuing to work with Janice, happy we have someone we can trust our home to with her beautiful aesthetic sense.”

“She helped us create our dream kitchen within our price range.”

“We could not have redone our kitchen without Janice. Quite honestly, with our budget, we didn’t realize that we could do as much as we did, until Janice sat down and listened to our ideas and hopes of what it could be. She immediately understood what we were trying to do, and made suggestions that we didn’t even think were possible. She advised on flooring, and where to get it, disagreed with me on the countertops (and ended up being right), suggested kitchen tile and was able to find beautiful tiling that was very affordable, shopped with us to find light fixtures, paint and hardware. Initially, it was her vision to redo the structure of the counters and wrap them around the kitchen…that started it all. Janice envisioned what the kitchen could be, and how to get there, and explained it to us before a penny was spent. We feel incredibly lucky to have found her and without question she helped us create our dream kitchen within our price range…and was a pleasure to work with!” 

N.D.

“We would not think of doing another home without Janice’s help”

“At first I was concerned when my wife hired Janice McCarty to help us update our home. Since my priorities are for comfort and economy I didn’t realize that a decorator could provide for those needs as well as develop the space into a beautiful haven. We are very comfortable on a daily basis with our new home and enjoy accolades from our guests. Since our first experience with Janice McCarty was so positive we have hired her to update our beach house which we rent out from time to time and has attracted international guests. And recently we fixed up our new second home in Palm Springs where appreciate the guidance we received from Janice that has made that home beautiful and comfortable at a cost that is less than we could have rendered on our own. We would not think of doing another home without Janice’s help.”

B.S.

“We liked everything we did with her!”

“Janice was a great help when we redid our kitchen and bathroom. One of the things she did very well was to work with us and our tastes and take into account the natural style of our home…in other words, she didn’t come in with a style or direction she liked and try to make it fit. Everything we did with her we personally liked and went very well in our home.” 

J.T.

 

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