Erin and Lina are two of the kindest and most talented interior designers and I would highly recommend them to anyone. My wife and I have used Erin now on three large projects and every time they were able to key in on our style, wishes, and budget.
After working with Erin on a whole house remodel in Jersey City we immediately called her when it came time for our move to the suburbs. She and Lina helped to decorate and furnish out much larger suburban home.
They were conscious of our budget, reusing all of our existing furniture, while still achieving exactly the look we were targeting. Shortly after completing that project (but before we had time to write a review) we found out we were expecting twins. We immediately called Erin and Lina to ask them to design a surprise twin nursery for us. Given our past successes and comfort with Erin and Lina we gave them full control over all decision making from wallpaper to lighting to furniture.
They were the only ones to see the gender envelope and it wasn’t until after the birth that they revealed the completed room. It was amazing, exceeding all of my wildest expectations. If you’re reading this review stop now, call them, and hire them!
Erin and Lina did a wonderful job converting my nursery from a boy-centric partially done nursery into a cohesive, practical, and stylish room when we found out we were expecting a little girl in addition to our son in a few short months. It was a no brainer to have them come on board for our split basement space, one half was to be a playroom for all the kids' toys, while the other half was an adult-focused space that served multiple purposes - a den, office, and guest room.
They were incredibly empathetic and really took the time to understand how we would use the space, and were great listeners in really getting our need to maximize space, storage, and usage of the spaces. They incorporated existing furniture with the design aesthetic and inspiration I had in mind, and were so flexible and understanding when I was being indecisive.
Their ability to remain calm and apply their expertise and creativity to the space and truly transformed it into something me and my husband love, and will be able to use for a long time as our family and children's needs grow. They also successfully and gracefully mediated design differences with my husband and I and were able to come up with things that made us both excited. (his reaction to the reveal: "Omg, I freaking love this!")
They managed expectations well, remained in budget, on schedule, were very organized, and skillfully achieved the balance of both a beautiful design aesthetic with the practicality of sharing a home with children.
They have a good understanding of scale, know when it's worth splurging and where it's not necessary, and most of all, were truly great listeners in bringing to life what we wanted out of a space. They are truly design unicorns, and I could not recommend them enough!
What Erin and Lina do best is to provide you with exactly what you want and to make your vision a reality. My experience working with them has excelled my expectation in every aspect. They will go an extra mile to ensure that all is taken care of. I almost cried when I saw how the baby's room turned out with their hard work putting everything together in A DAY!
Working with Curated Nest was a dream. I spoke directly with Lina and let her know what our thoughts were for our sons and their bedrooms. We wanted their individual small space to feel a bit bigger (if possible), have a place for their toys and books, while keeping their personalities in each of their rooms and incorporating their interests, but still making sure they could each “grow” with their room.
It was a tall order and they made it happen! They also created a custom closet for my oldest son and it’s incredible. So much storage for clothes, books, and toys. I worked closely with Lina every step of the way and it was a fun, enjoyable process. My family couldn’t be happier with the outcome.