Just want you to know how much we've talked about you to all our relatives
and friends concerning the LONG, PATIENT HOURS you put in, and with SUCH
ENTHUSIASM! Thanx for the "patience", especially. We loved the way you
LISTENED, but TWEAKED when you needed to. We also have a lot of confidence
in the vendors you brought us to. That's HUGE!
With your "tweaking" : ) our home is turning out to be even more wonderful
than we thought!
Ridge & Jenni
"Dee Ann was recommended to us when we were feeling very overwhelmed with our purchase of a home that needed quite a bit of updating. We live out of state and this was to be a second home where we could come and relax. She spent time finding out what we wanted in the house and knew who to call to get the job done. She was always there and kept us updated on everything. She solved problems immediately and kept things on schedule. She is very knowledgeable and we felt very confident with her handling everything. Within a short time we had a beautiful place!
We will continue to use Dee Ann to look over our mountain home.
What a pleasure to work with!"
David and Beth
"Our house had been on the market, empty, for close to two years. We had
never even had an offer during that entire time. It cannot be a coincidence
that within a month or two after Dee Ann and her team came in and did their
work, the house sold -- and in January at that. Dee Ann saw immediately
that the house did not merely need staging, which we had thought, but needed
fairly extensive painting, deep cleaning, yard, garden and tree/shrub
trimming and exterior power washing to get it truly ready for sale. The
result was a sparkling house returned to its original beauty. When the work
was done, Dee Ann continued to check on the house and maintain it for a very
reasonable price. We cannot thank Dee Ann enough for her fabulous
Dee Ann Allen's decorating skills became evident early on in our contact
with her, but what we didn't recognize at first was her knowledge of local
contractors and businesses who could make the changes we desired on schedule
and as planned. She is a skilled "clerk of the works," and we recommend her
Ruth and Jack
After having my father’s house on the market for almost one year, I hired Dee Ann. It took me a while, but once I gave her 100% control; the house was under contract in forty days. She is nothing short of outstanding. Dee Ann treated my father’s house like it was her own. She stayed well within our budget. She sees things from an angle few people see. I am amazed at the level of detail she goes through.
If you want the best chance of selling your house, I would contact her. One last thing, Dee Ann is very affordable.
Laurel Lake Estates
Dee Ann was first recommended to me by our builder, Cardinal Building Systems. They said they were very impressed with her and since her fees were reasonable, we decided to hire her. She helped us make decisions during the final stages of the architectural design as well as selections of wall color, granite, flooring, and the wide range of aesthetic decisions that must be made during the build process. Later, we also had her work on furnishing our home since we moved in with very little furniture.
During the early phases of working with Dee Ann, we were sorry we hadn’t been able to involve her from the beginning of the architectural design. She had lots of very practical advice for us. For example, we have a large screened in porch with very tall screens and she suggested that we make sure we had faucet access so we could clean the screens with a sprayer from the inside spraying out. She also suggested that we lower the deck just outside the master bedroom. Had we not done that, our view would have been blocked by the hot tub we put on the deck. She also had great suggestions on lighting, the kitchen layout, etc.
After we moved in, she shopped for furniture for us and then saved us a great deal of time and money by taking us to a local furniture store that had specific items she had previewed and she passed her discount along to us. We explained to her the look and feel we were hoping to achieve and she selected furniture and accessories that created exactly the look we wanted.
Many years ago, I had worked with another professional decorator and had felt that she had her own vision of what the rooms should look like and wasn‘t willing to listen to us. She also charged a large hourly fee and then also took a percentage of all my furniture and accessory purchases. Dee Ann was just the opposite. She was perfectly ok with changing her direction if I suggested that I preferred a different approach. She is really interested in her customers’ satisfaction and is not just out to create HER masterpiece. Her reasonable fee structure and her willingness to pass on her decorator discount to her customers was a real plus.
Finally, one of the best things she did was she found a way to tastefully incorporate my husband’s photos of fighter jets as wall art -- something I had been struggling with for years!
Thanks, Dee Ann!
Ruth & Mike
Pisgah Forest, NC
When I met Dee Ann I told her that I wanted to make my house a home. It is that and so much more. I love it so much that I prefer spending time at home than going out. Dee Ann took into consideration the special items I brought with my move to NC and put them in places that recognize their value in my life. As my cats are my "kids" she made sure furniture styles and fabric choices went with their lifestyle too. And all of this was done keeping my beautiful mountain view as a focal point. Her style and knowledge in designing my home was unbelievable. One would think she has known me forever since my new home reflects so much my way of living. And everyone I met through her in the retail trade thinks she is as awesome as I do. When you deal with the best that is what you get. The big bonus is that everyone who comes to visit thinks the same too! Thanks Dee Ann for giving me the home of my dreams.
Laurel Park, NC
Your rendezvousing with the sheriff at 3AM in the morning when my burglar alarm went off was the ultimate in the kind of service you have always provided us. Not only did you get up in the middle of the night, you also risked your neck accompanying the officer to open the door and determine, luckily, that it was a false alarm.
This is just the latest in the endless ways your have helped us over the years. Your ready list of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, upholsterers, exterminators, and countless other reliable services have made maintaining our house a breeze. You are simply the best.....ever cheerful, smiling and super competent. I don't know what we, as part-time residents, would do without you.
John & Jenny
Brevard, NC – NYC, NY
Dee Ann Allen transformed my "okay" (I thought, but now, not even that) house into a beautiful, inviting home. She has a knack for design and transformation. Dee Ann was wonderful at selecting furniture and accessories. In a matter of days she helped us make decisions that we could not have made in a year. And we are so happy with all of them!
Sometimes Dee Ann would make a small switch in the layout of a room and all of a sudden, the room looked a thousand times better. I have never met such a talented lady. Visitors comment about how our home has changed and also, the beauty of this mountain home. Our secret is Dee Ann. She is a wonderful, professional interior designer and we are SO happy with all her ideas. Thank you, Dee Ann!
Dee Ann Allen made our move into our new home in Brevard possible and enjoyable. She is very expert and efficient in her interior director skills and pleasant and wonderful to work with. She becomes your friend at once and is totally honest. Obviously, we feel she can do no harm.
Jim & Valeria
Have a second home/ vacation home near Asheville, Transylvania County or surrounding counties? Ever wondered where to find a reputable plumber, electrician, or a cord of firewood? Dee Ann Allen has helped me with furnishings, picture framing, landscapers, plumbers, and locksmiths over the last two years. She gets my mountain home ready for me before I return to my cabin, allowing me to relax as soon as I get my suitcase unpacked. In addition, her company Ready For Sale prepares homes to be profitably sold. Trustworthy, dependable, honest, just a joy to be around. I recommend her services without hesitation, and anyone is welcome to contact me as a reference.
Rosman, NC – Houston, TX
"Dee Ann was a joy to work with on our remodeling project. We remodeled our kitchen (wood floor, beautiful granite counter top, new sink, light fixtures and cabinet hardware), new carpet throughout, new wall colors, tiled entry, remodeled built-in fireplace, new curtains, new office furniture, new kids bedroom furniture and new accents throughout. All was accomplished in a very short timeframe, all with great choices and within a very reasonable budget. Dee Ann works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and is a true pleasure to work with, we couldn't be happier with the results."
Mary Jo & Reno
Dee Ann offers skill and talent in her decorating approach. She came
into my vacation home, listened to my thoughts and ideas and knew how to
reach my goals. She is efficient and conscious of her client's budget. We
were able to give my rooms a new, comfortable and pretty look in a brief
time. I get compliments on the house all the time. She is a delight to
Lake Toxaway, NC – Atlanta, GA
Please accept this statement of recommendation for Dee Ann Allen. As owner of the of the Red Lion Bed & Breakfast Inn in Rosman, NC., I contracted with Dee Ann to completely re-decorate and update my Inn in a manner more suitable to the original décor, yet one with an updated flair. I explained to her what I envisioned and that is all I needed to do. Dee Ann took this vision and made it happen!
She spent long hours and much hard work on this project. With her winning attitude and lovely personality, she embraced this challenge and did a supreme job. While I am not only the owner of the Inn, but also an a busy real estate broker, I had little time to spend with her on a one to one basis. Dee Ann’s ability to work on her own and make decisions meant a lot to me.
I consider Dee Ann Allen to be a great asset to anyone who is seeking an interior decorator.
The interior decorator’s talents for using color, style and space are pre-requisites that Dee Ann Allen enjoys in abundance. However, she adds so much more to the experience than those essential requirements, because her warmth, caring engagement and lovely spirit embraced us and our personalities. Thus, she captured our sense and sensibilities and filled the inside of our home with furniture and furnishings to fulfill us. Moving into a new home can be a terribly stressful affair, but Dee Ann relieved much of the angst with her charm and ability. She did her innovative research and offered us choices that suited our tastes and helped us live in a truly beautiful home.
Rick & Elsie