COMPLETE MAKEOVER OF A VILLA, YVELINES
« To work with Christiansen Design was most definitely the best choice we made regarding the renovation of our 1900 Villa. We had many challenges to deal with, even before the start of this journey. To give some context to our story, we bought a house in France while we were still living in the Nordic countries. We had seen the house only twice before closing the deal and not living nearby was a tremendous challenge. We knew, right from the start, that we would need help, not only with the layouts and decor choices, but also with the coordination of the project as a whole. We found Christiansen Design while searching on the Internet. We were immediately drawn to Elisabeth because of her Scandinavian background and reading the testimonials on her site gave us great confidence we could achieve what we set off to do. We were certainly not deceived as the results exceeds our expectations.
Having an old villa to renovate, the choice of craftsmen and professionals was a priority in terms of quality and knowledge. Moreover, part of our project had to be done before our arrival in France with the family, so a key point in our project were the deadlines. Those were met albeit all the unexpected challenges that come with the renovations of an old house solely because of her tenacity and authority in her teams’ management task. Elisabeth is pragmatic, goal driven and is solution oriented when problems arise. The renovation project took five months, four of which was done while we lived in construction zone. The chosen workmen were professional, discreet and tried to disrupt our daily family life the least possible.
Elisabeth’s great passion for design actually reached mine. We were quite in line with the different choices of lamps, textiles, colours and decor accessories. Her style is elegant, contemporary and timeless; it fits perfectly the new era we wanted to bring to our home into. Most of our furniture was bought overtime in different countries and she helped tying our belongings with their new environment.
We love every minute we spend in our new house, having the feeling that it truly resembles us. Elisabeth was able to translate our vision and turn our wishes into reality and we will forever be grateful for her work. »
M. and Mrs V. – Orgeval
Interior design and decoration of a house, Yvelines
« We found Elisabeth Christiansen on the website Houzz and chose to contact her since her portfolio fitted our needs and taste.
We trusted her with the refurbishment of the living room, the attic and the master bedroom.
She understood immediatly the style we wanted and made very creative propositions.
In particular we wanted to clearly separate the entrance hall from the living room so she designed bespoke bookshelves to create the separation.
She recommended a builder that did a very neat work.
We very much appreciated the flexibility of Elisabeth in helping us to choose colours, space design, furniture and curtains.
Her propositions were always right on target. »
M. Mrs M. – Bougival
Space design of a flat under the roofs of Paris
« Elisabeth Christiansen was recommended to me by friends and I gave her the mission to redesign and rebuild ly flat entirely. It was an ambicious project and potentially full of (bad) surprises.
Obviously my budget was limited compared to my expectations.
Mrs Christiansen and her team did a perfect job in redesigning the flat. We gave her « carte blanche » in the choice of materials and design and her propositions hit the target immediatly.
What we appreciated with Mrs Christiansen, in addition to her established competence, is her punctuality and respect of deadlines.
Moreover, Mrs Christiansen knows how to select a team of quality crafsmen in order to sublime her ideas. A clear advantage… a great team !
Together we made the project become reality.
Don’t hesitate any longer ! »
Mrs. C, Paris 9
Interior design and space optimization, Yvelines
“At first we contacted Elisabeth Christiansen for help in space design. We were missing a few rooms and were wondering whether we could do something with our current home or if we should move to a bigger house. Moreover we wanted a more functional and user-friendly kitchen.
Christiansen Design presented plan drawings rapidly showing how to optimize every inch of our house including the attic above the garage. New rooms were created to meet our needs with harmony and style. The project included the creation of a bathroom on the first floor, a study, a walk in closet, an additional bathroom on the second floor and a bigger bedroom for one of our daughters. The project also included the makeover of the kitchen with the opening of an inside window towards the living room.
Secondly we trusted Elisabeth Christiansen with the implementation phase and the selection of contractors. This phase was very well managed since the workers chosen by Elisabeth Christiansen did a very good job and met the deadlines.
We are very happy with the result both aesthetically and in terms of ergonomy. The space is successfully optimized!
Christiansen Design has, according to us, a great added value in project design and implementation. We very much appreciated their professionnalism, especially in meeting the deadlines, their availibility and reactivity. We woud for sure trust them with other projects!”
Mr. and Mrs J. – Le Vésinet
Space design and decoration of a boutique, Yvelines
« I chose Christiansen Design to help me with the space design and decoration of my future boutique because I liked her style and portfolio showing beautiful materials, a minimalistic style and a scandinavian spirit.
The mission was complete since the premisses were newly built.
After listening to my needs, expectations, taste and constraints, Elisabeth gave me rapidly propositions of space design, moodboards and of product displays in line with the spirit I wanted.
Moreover Elisabeth selected a contractor qualified to take care of the entire building process within my budget frame. She supervised the building process and the quality of execution and that deadlines were met. Hence I could focus on the preliminary steps of the grand opening.
Today my boutique looks like me. I receive many compliments from my clients. It’s the greatest satisfaction and the proof of a very professionnal work.
Mission accomplished, thank you ! »
Mrs. D, Verneuil sur/seine
Space design and interior decoration of a flat, Paris
“Elisabeth Christiansen was recommended to us by friends and we trusted her with the full refurbishment of our flat. She is a good listener and the design ideas she presented met all our needs. She gave us good advice about space design, choice of material, colours and decoration, while respecting perfectly our ideas and budget. She is very conscious about details and her style is elegant and timeless. We very much appreciated her good taste, her great professionalism, punctuality and respect of deadlines. Moreover, she made us work with well qualified constructors that we can recommend.”
Mr. and Mrs BHW. – Paris 17
Interior design and decoration, Paris
“We contacted Mrs Christiansen to do a complete makeover of our 175 m2 newly bought house. We needed to change the space design and the interior decoration entirely. She transformed our home from bottom to top, helping us even choosing and shopping furniture and decoration.
She understood our taste and respected our constraints. Our home is now very functional and matches our needs perfectly, while being chic and of contemporary design at the same time. Materials and colours are in warm harmony throughout the house.
She helped us avoid many mistakes and managed the building process in a record-breaking 2 months timing. We are delighted. Without hesitation, we recommend her. Thank you Elisabeth!”
Mr and Mrs L. – Paris 16
Space design of a house, Yvelines
“At first we wanted to change our kitchen, but Elisabeth also helped us to reveal the whole potential of our home by opening the space towards the entrance hall and the living room. She presented a project that we liked immediately and that met our tastes and needs. She is pragmatic and efficient and we trusted her to manage the whole building process from start to finish. She has an iron hand in a velvet glove and delivered the project on schedule. She found solutions to inexpected technical constraints and met our quality requirements.
The decoration and lighting in harmony with the space design is a real success.
Bravo and thank you for this great achievement!”
Mr. And Mrs R. – Versailles
Bathroom makeover in Paris
“We chose Elisabeth Christiansen to help us makeover our two bathrooms. It was thanks to one of our friends, who had been very happy with Elisabeth’s services, that we decided to work with Christiansen Design.
The mission was double:
– Make creative concepts for each bathroom
– Manage and coordinate the building process with a team of professionals that Elisabeth has experience working with.
Both missions were fully accomplished:
– We very much liked the creative ideas and the result after building matches perfectly the concepts
– The building was done by a very competent team who knew how to manage the numerous challenges during the process.
I can therefore fully recommend Christiansen Design, that offers both creativity and the assurance of well executed building.”
Mrs C. – Villennes sur seine
Interior design of a flat, Paris
“We chose Elisabeth to help us redesign and do a full makeover of a 40 m2 small flat on the 4th floor of an old building in the center of Paris close to the Luxembourg gardens, that would be used by our daughter.
Elisabeth came rapidly back with three different propositions. One of the options was particularly original and smart, and was very much liked by our daughter, a student in interior architecture at Camondo, and by ourselves.
Elisabeth knew perfectly well how to meet our needs and respect our taste in selecting and recommending colors, materials, furniture and equipment for the dressing, kitchen and bathroom. The result is an interior design that is ergonomic and full of light.
By experience we know that selecting contractors, leading and coordinating the building process can be time consuming and stressful. We therefore trusted Elisabeth with this task who delivered with dynamism and authority.
We are very happy with the result: a small loft full of light and touches of warm color, making it a very nice place to live.”
M. and Mrs C. – Paris 6
Scandinavian design, Yvelines
« Competent, attentive, professional, Elisabeth is a good listener and has a great ability to understand our needs and to transform them into solutions. Elisabeth offered original and innovative ideas while making sure our budget was respected. She knows how to select professionals fitting her own image: being efficient, discreet, respecting our home and meeting the deadlines. In summary: we will no longer do any renovation without Elisabeth! »
M. and Mrs B. – Saint Germain en laye
Makeover of a house, Yvelines
« When we discovered this old house, it was “love at first sight”: we wanted to keep its classic character while giving it a modern twist. Elisabeth understood and guided us in combining aesthetic vision and functional constraints. She selected materials, colors and textures that enhanced the interiors, keeping in mind our whishes to have a “family home”, cozy, warm style, with contemporary lines. We particularly appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism in managing the building teams and delivering on schedule. Her ability to listen and the conviviality of our relationship have been great. Thanks to that, our house expresses the personalities of each member of our family. This process has been a real success since we all feel great in our new “nest”! »
M. and Mrs A. – Montfort Lamaury
Decoration of a flat, Paris
«Elisabeth guided us during the whole process showing competence whilst knowing how to listen to our needs. She developed a project that was the exact expression of our wishes, making our ideas a reality by transforming a living room that used to be dark and cold into a true space to live – being functional, comfortable and full of light. She co-ordinated every contractor and supplier, that she’d selected for their quality, and made sure they respected the budget, quality and timeframe criteria. The fact that she was there when the major decisions needed to be taken during the implementation, helped us to decide on small adjustments during the process. The final result is great and we like to recommend Christiansen Design to everybody we know. »
M. and Mrs F. – Paris 7
Space design and decoration, Hauts de Seine
« In the beginning we wanted a change but did not know exactly what to do. We wanted a different style but we were afraid to do the wrong thing and also had a lack of time to make it happen. With Christiansen Design we found :
– A good listener: you knew how to translate our wishes into action.
– A good guide in the implementation: finding the right furniture, accessories, contractors… less worries when you don’t have much time, that’s reassuring…
– A good professional : showing through in the choice of materials and fabrics whilst keeping in mind the best quality/price ratio.
– Good spirit and conviviality
At the end of it all, we have a feeling of great satisfaction. »
M. and Mrs R. – Boulogne
Interior design and decoration of a flat, Paris
« Having had a very bad past experience, I was nervous to having a makeover of my flat again. Elisabeth knew how to reassure me. I immediately saw that she took full control of the process and I had confidence in her all the time. She listened to all my requests (even the smallest details) and knew how to guide me in my choices, both taking into account my budget and taste in terms of interior design, and my lifestyle.
All the teams she selected were both good professionals and nice people.
Competence, reactivity… are the words that describes the best this experience. At the end, I have reconciliated myself with having workmen around and I am extremely satisfied by the final result which make many of my friends envious… to whom I can only recommend Christiansen Design.»
Mrs G. – Paris 17