“I fervently recommend the Smith & Ragsdale Interior Design Firm. In today’s world, it is unusual to find businesses that demonstrate both an in-depth knowledge that is germane to your needs and an ethical behavior that reassures you that you are in the right hands.
Water damage started my renovation journey. As most homeowners can attest to, once you start, it can turn into a much bigger endeavor than you could have imagined. The project began with a deep dive into the internet. Smith & Ragsdale’s portfolio revealed designs that were truly unique and represented an elevated version of a wide variety of decorating styles. It was not just the same cookie-cutter approach that I saw elsewhere.
Abby Smith and Abbey Ragsdale began the process with a detailed questionnaire and interview that focused on my likes and dislikes regarding design, music, and art. They enquired about what I cooked and how I entertained. They gently guided me away from design mistakes, opened me up to new possibilities, and respected my very specific preferences and vision. I asked for an updated modern classic design with the occasional whimsical element. With the economic and emotional investment that I was putting in, I wanted a transformation more than just a renovation. Abby and Abbey certainly delivered!
However, despite my delight with the final design outcome, what I value the most about Abby and Abbey is the support and advocacy they provided me during the construction process. Dealing with contractors and subcontractors can be challenging and frustrating to say the least. Abby and Abbey tirelessly fought for me, and it was much appreciated.
For all these reasons, I would highly recommend Smith & Ragsdale Interior Design without reservations!”
“Abby and Abbey were absolutely fantastic to work with. We re-modeled our downstairs bathroom, bar area and kitchen dining space, along with updating our flooring and front hall stairway. After an initial consultation, Abby and Abbey very quickly understood our taste and came up with a design plan that we loved. They were timely, responsive to our questions and on-budget. We are extremely happy with the finished product and highly recommend Smith & Ragsdale to prospective clients.”
“My husband and I hired Smith & Ragsdale to design our kitchen for our new home. They nailed the kitchen plan and we then decided to hire them to design our bar, butler’s pantry, and outdoor kitchen. We quickly figured out that we needed to hire them for the interiors for the entire house. We have built homes previously and we have had great experiences, but nothing compares to their talent and professionalism. They are very knowledgeable about construction; they know what can and cannot be accomplished, they know how to work with subs (who all loved them), and they know how to create beautiful spaces that function.
I described to them in a short email what we wanted for our home. They made selections for the entire house (this was accomplished in a few weeks). We loved every selection they made. I cried tears of joy after the meeting; they were the third design team we had hired. I told my husband, “someone finally listened”.
I could go on and on, but here are the key points: they saved our house, they made it fun, they did it all: lighting design, cabinets, interior and exterior selections, closet planning, furniture, accessories. I have referred them to many friends who all feel I have done them the biggest favor because I told them about Smith & Ragsdale.”
“I have referred many clients to Smith & Ragsdale Interior Design for their expertise. They have always been professional, timely, and offer a wealth of knowledge. My clients have given them unparalleled praise about their experiences, which is why they continue to earn my referrals.”
“Smith & Ragsdale did an amazing job for us when we remodeled our 1926 house. They helped us retain its amazing character as we completely rebuilt our kitchen and rearranged the floor plan. Amazing design insights and impeccable taste. I highly recommend this team.”
“We hired Smith & Ragsdale to completely redo our master bathroom. They stripped the space down to the two by fours and their design and installation were par excellence. They came in on time and actually came in below budget which was a pleasant surprise.”
“Abby and Abbey are very talented and wonderful to work with. They have excellent taste. We remodeled all the bathrooms, the kitchen and redesigned the living spaces. They completed the project on time and on budget. We would definitely work with them again.”
“These designers are amazing ladies. We worked with them for over a year finalizing plans for what started out as a kitchen remodel and ended up being the whole first floor… study, entry, dining room, kitchen, laundry, pantry, wet bar. We were especially impressed with their research into how we lived and what would work best for us. It was a pleasure to work with them and have them oversee our project. These ladies are true professionals and paid close attention to every detail we requested.”
“We went on-line and chose Smith and Ragsdale because of images showing clean and contemporary use of space but with a creative touch of color. The results of our kitchen are spectacular while doing so within our deadline and budget constraints. They took the existing kitchen area and made it much brighter and lighter, using materials and colors that function perfectly for our needs. From conceptual ideas to the most minor details, the job was extremely well designed. The firm was so easy to work with and always respectful of our needs and ideas. The construction contractor and product suppliers were also of the highest quality and a caliber that we had hoped for. We are thrilled to have worked with such a great company and highly recommend them.”