Testimonials

After visiting Teri’s home, we were sure we would hire her to be our designer when we decided to redo our family room. Shortly after contacting Teri, she met with us in our home and within an hour or so she came up with many exciting ideas for us. We completed the contract and began planning for our new room.

Teri was sensitive to our furniture needs and made sure we could sit in all furniture prior to purchasing. Her ideas were very much in line with our taste and budget and good communication flowed between her and us in the decision-making process and timeline development. She hired a contractor who was professional, efficient, and highly qualified for the work she designed. The job was finished on time and everything looks perfect. We are pleased with the color palette of our new room along with all the custom pieces such as a stacked fireplace, custom carpet, and custom lighting and wall niches. The furniture and carpet are easy to care for and provide a relaxing sanctuary for us to entertain or watch TV.

Teri is knowledgeable about a wide variety of design ideas and is able to determine a client’s wants by asking questions and making accurate observations. Teri is responsive to her client’s questions. Whenever we had one, she was available within a few hours by telephone or email. She frequently stopped by to check on the progress of the work and would redirect the contractor if she felt a change needed to be made.

We are 100% pleased with the design services we received from Teri and would certainly hire her again.

modern living room fireplace
Carol Froehlich

We have just completed our lower level and we are tremendously pleased with the results.  Teri Dorfman of Teri Interiors designed the project, selected furniture, and worked closely with the building contractor to achieve the look we wanted.  We love it!  The space is functional, warm, relaxing, and very comfortable.

One of our favorite things is the bookcases which line the walls.  We now have space to display books, photos, albums, and other important mementos.  Another favorite is our home theater – great for viewing the Super Bowl game with friends.

Teri created for us exactly what we were looking for.  We have always found her to be very creative and professional in all aspects of her work.  We have worked with her on two different houses over the past 20 years. We have been very happy with our association.

midcentury modern dining area
Mary Ann McLaughlin

Teri has designed two of my homes over the past fifteen years, and I cannot say enough about her fabulous talent AND, as importantly, her great ability to understand what a client wants (no matter how imperfectly voiced!), and translate that into exactly what was desired.

When I first started working with Teri, I could not even verbalize what I wanted. Teri encouraged me to compile a notebook, encompassing everything from pictures of pieces which I liked (even when I could not say why), to photos of rooms reflecting my taste. From that notebook, she transformed each of my houses into beautiful homes which I delighted in and which reflected my aesthetic. As time went by, I could more confidently specify what I envisioned… a fantastic education from a creative designer!

I found Teri also to be extremely creative, practical (especially when designing kids’ and family spaces), and architecturally savvy, often recommending slight structural changes which made so much difference in a room. Each room Teri creates is a work of art, from the serenity of a master bedroom/bath suite to a laundry room which becomes a peaceful oasis for household tasks.

Teri carefully reviews each and every element in the design process, so there are no surprises. She respects budgets, and always came in on budget.

Not only does she listen to a client, but is sensitive to all family members, bringing the children into the planning of their spaces and rooms.

I can recommend Teri very highly and without any reservation! She created two stunningly beautiful homes for me!

entertainment room with oversized seating
Marianne Such-Baer

Teri has been more than a pleasure to collaborate with on my interior design – she’s become a friend. Yes she has a great vision for design however more importantly, she captures your vision. Teri not only listens but she hears you. She does not pressure the client, but provides with guidance and time to envision the picture. Thank you Teri

Claudia M.

I have been working with Teri of Teri Interiors for several years. She has designed and/or updated nearly every room in my home, including my primary bedroom and three bathrooms. Teri is professional and extremely talented. Throughout the design process, she listened to my concerns and incorporated them into each design. She has impeccable taste and a keen attention to detail. I am extremely pleased with the results of her work and would recommend her services to anyone interested in designing a home.

Marion B.

As a design professional I appreciated Teri’s approach to our project. She was always mindful of our budget, but within that limitation, she showed us that we did have some choices. She was patient with us when refinishing our floor ate up much of our initial budget. Working in phases allowed us to purchase some really nice pieces of furniture.

When the living room furniture was finally in place, I was thrilled with the way it fit in the cozy room and how comfortable it was. It has really enhanced our lifestyle. Best of all, though, was the way she worked with our existing color palate. It is a pleasure to look at.

Helen Methvin Payne, AIA

Thank you for the wonderful help you gave me.  Having your professional insight gave me just what I needed to make this house work better and look better. You have a terrific eye and great ideas.

I’ve already put a lateral file in the dining room and moved out the black file cabinet. That really opened it up.

I just wish I’d taken a “before” picture, but I will do that as I tackle our list of things to spruce up. Thanks again!

Kathleen Hyndman

I was accessorizing a ‘family room’ and needed to work around and with existing furniture. Teri Dorfman suggested a large area rug to define the space and unify the pieces into a cohesive whole. She sourced the exact piece I needed and it was delivered within 10 days. In less than 2 weeks from consulting to completion, I had a new functional room.

McKenna

Let me just start by saying I could not be more thrilled with my new office designed by Teri Dorfman of Teri Interiors. This room had been my husband’s until he passed away, and I wanted something less masculine than the way he had it laid out. (I tell people it was done in “early Jackie Robinson” as he was a Brooklyn boy and faithful Jackie fan his entire life.) The room seemed dark and too over-furnished for my taste. I wanted something more open and more feminine. Teri listened carefully to everything I told her I needed, and I explained that I was terrible at spatial visualization.

The first thing she brought me was a floor plan that she had drawn out, and she explained how built-ins would open up the room. She found a piece of artwork with a rose theme that I loved, and we worked around that and a beautiful desk that is the focal point of the room. She picked several pieces of furniture, artwork, and floor coverings for me to choose among taking my fairly limited budget into consideration.
Teri shows such attention to detail! It didn’t matter if it was the drawer pulls, the lampshade, or the frames on the artwork, Teri was exacting in her specifications so that the room was cohesive in its design.

Teri is not only my designer but is also a friend whose taste and decorating talents I so admire. If you need help with a whole house or just a room, let Teri share her ideas with you. I know you will find her a joy to work with as I have!

Louise Glenn
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