When we recently added 650 sq. ft. to our home (living room, master bedroom and bath) Joyce collaborated with the architect and planned the new space.
She helped us with color selections and the wood flooring. She reminded us about the placement of floor outlets and light switches—something we would have never thought of. She designed our built-ins and fireplace, and even measured for valances and shades. And, here’s the best part—she brought samples to us, which was really convenient.
Joyce is an expert when it comes to working within a budget, and she is exceptionally easy to deal with. Her subcontractors are professional and accommodating, and Joyce came whenever they did—including installations.
What I like most about Joyce is that she listened to us. She came up with great ideas, suggested things we weren’t aware of and always had more than one option. It was a collaborative effort. She was extremely punctual, kept us informed throughout the project and did what she said she was going to do.
—Margaret and Michael Winters
Once the walls of our new home started going up, we hired Joyce. She had a hand in just about everything you can think of—not just the decorating part. She designed the kitchen, adding all sorts of extra points of interests like fluting and paneling. She designed my backsplash and even found tiny accent tiles that matched it and had them inserted into the marble floors.
I have simple tastes. So, Joyce designed the tiles in all the bathrooms to ensure they would be something I liked without being too over the top. She is quite the diplomat. Whenever I chose something a little off, she’d say, ‘Hmmm, that’s a thought, but if we do it this way it might be more interesting.’ She was consistently right!
We never had any problems with our subcontractors. Because they worked for Joyce, everything was taken care of quickly and correctly. Joyce is the best! I would recommend her to anyone.
—Jodi and Adam Tiktin
We’ve known Joyce since the ‘80s. She helped us with our homes in Florida and North Carolina. She is extremely talented and easy to work with. Everyone who sees the kitchen she redesigned for our Florida home raves about it. I had a long wish list, and she was able to incorporate everything I wanted.
Joyce knows what I like, which saves a lot of time. She accompanied me to various stores to help me pick out decorative hardware, moldings, furniture, fabrics. Plus, she integrated all my favorite pieces—crystal lamps, hand-carved tea tables, piano—into the new design. I’ve met many designers—Joyce is the best by far!
—Binni and Harry Sweeney