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1983 NW Flanders St Ste 109, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.525687 -122.692037
Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
I hired Ida York of Ida York Interior Design last week for a two-part project. The first was to do a stand-alone assessment of my space offering some furniture placement ideas, and designing a clothing storage solution in my bedroom that lacks a closet. (Ah, the triumph and tragedy of living in a 100 year old home!) The second was to begin work on a long-term redesign of my living room and bedroom.
At the risk of sounding corny, I can honestly say that our meeting was actually delightful! I was amazed at how quickly and seamlessly Ida came up with the storage design when I have been puzzling over it for months!
I also appreciated how we talked through every potential furniture purchase creating the budget together in real time. I know with Ida there will be no "sticker shock" at the end of my project. After our initial meeting I feel very confident that she will keep me in the loop at every turn, and always make sure I am 100% comfortable with how the process is unfolding. I also love that many of the furniture pieces will be coming from local artisans.
I felt so inspired by Ida's ideas and energy. It was very clear to me that design is more than a job for Ida--I got the sense from her that she genuinely believes that a beautiful and efficient space will change your life. I believe her! I definitely see myself working with Ida York for many years to come as my space and design needs evolve.
As a property manager, I have seen businesses struggle. Projecting the right image in the right way to draw clientele is a combination of art and science not everyone can balance. I highly recommend Ida York Interior Design because their team consists of experts in transformation, and they understand what business owners need - a plan of action with a predictable cost. They do amazing things with interior design, and they make the design part of a comprehensive plan. They consider feasibility, population, visibility, and marketing/branding to create a plan of action with quantifiable results. They create attractive and effective design plans, and back it up by helping owners crunch the numbers to calculate expected increase in revenue and determine how much time it will take to recoup the expenses of the project.
Their passion for restaurant and hospitality design is obvious (and where their unique approach shines), but they have done fantastic work for other businesses I work with as well. When it comes to standard commercial projects, they meet with property management to discuss palettes and options, and then work with the business owner to develop a road plan that allows them to implement it step by step as budget allows. I am so impressed by the approach the team at Ida York Interior Design takes and the results they deliver that I highly recommend them to my tenants and anyone else looking for transformative design.
If you are reading this, then chances are you are looking for an interior designer. Well, no need to do anymore research because I have discovered the best designer in the Portland, OR area. Let me give you a few details of my experience of working with Ida York Interior Design. I own a very successful painting company; Sisu Painting and part of my work involves working with interior designers. We have many fabulous interior designers in the Portland area and I enjoy working with many of them. However, working with Ida York has proven to be the best experience thus far.
I first met Ida York at a Lupus awareness fund raiser called Serving up Style. Ida contracted with us to do a faux finish for her set design. She was a dream to work with, the easiest by far because we worked with 5 designers on the job and she won one of the awards. That experience prompted me to hire her to re-design my entire master bedroom. I will post before and after pictures of the job online. If you can’t access them on this review site, you should be able to see them if you Google Ida York Interior Design Portland OR master bedroom and click on images.
Our bedroom turned out amazing!!! She did everything including all the furniture, a built-in, custom sewn bedroom linens, window covering, art work, lighting, rugs and accessories. The bedroom is such a peaceful retreat after a busy, stressful day of running a business. It’s my favorite room in the house and everyone that has seen it is just as amazed as we are.
During the design of the master bedroom, I was able to refer Ida York to a client who was struggling with some finish choices as she was attempting to update her house. Well, Ida, with all her instinctual design, experience and personality landed the account and ended up with a three phase entire house re-design which includes new furniture, kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, master suite remodel, flooring, window treatments, wallpaper and so on. The client is overjoyed and so are we. She’s completed the first phase and when all three phases are complete, I plan to do before and after pictures on my website.
Here’s what I like about Ida; she has natural talent, she has experience, she has the right vendors to order her products from and she’s an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Just a phone call to her will enlighten you. And, if you think spending money on an interior designer is only for the very well-to-do, think again. I hired her for my master bedroom and I think if I would have done that all myself, I would have spent more because I don’t have the same connections and would have had to pay retail and made many costly mistakes. And, the end product would have been nothing like what she designed. It felt like we were on HGTV doing a makeover with Candice Olsen and I’m not kidding!! So, why trick yourself, when you can treat yourself? If you are going to do any re-design or de-decorating, just go straight to the top!!
When I met with Ida York, form Ida York Interior Design, in Portland, OR, I was compelled by how important it was for her to incorporate the logistics of my business into the design. Ida sets herself apart from decorators because her company is a full service interior design firm. With her degree in Interior Architecture she is with the project from conception to completion. This woman amazed me by the amount of detail she placed into my project and everything about the project was presented in such an organized manor. I could really get a sense for how my space was going to look by the sketches and material selections revealed. I truly believe this company has found their niche in the design world as restaurant and hospitality designers.
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