Shana LaFore is a very helpful,
respectful, knowledgeable and intelligent designer. I needed her services while
renovating my very dated kitchen. I wasn't actually sure I needed a designer,
but felt overwhelmed by all the impending decisions. Shana was invaluable. She
was able to listen to my needs both financially and aesthetically in order to
get me the exact kitchen I didn't even know I wanted. Without Shana I would
have cut corners, in order to stay on budget, that would have made my kitchen
look cheap. Instead, she used her creativity to develop economical solutions,
so that I stayed within the budget, but still have a magazine-worthy kitchen.
Best of all, Shana is professional and very personable-I felt like she was on
my side the whole time, working for my best interest.
If you’re looking for someone who is
professional, polite and prompt you've found her. I've worked with Shana a few
times in the visual arts realm and it has always been a real pleasure. Her
contemporary abstracts caught my eye when we first met a few years ago. They
can range from dramatic and striking to subtle and soothing. The three
dimensional qualities of some pieces literally stand out in the room and beckon
contemplation. All patrons of the arts should keep an eye on Shana. Without a
doubt she is a rising star.
How can we let another moment go by
without extending to you a huge thank you in helping us get settled in our new
home?! You've helped us achieve the look
and comfort we were reaching for while listening to our needs and giving us
such great options to choose from. Now
we have exactly what we wanted - which is a far cry from the beginning when we
didnt even know which direction we wanted to go.
We have never worked with a designer in
the past, but when we moved into our new home we werent exactly sure how to lay
out our living room, and some of the other areas, and we wanted to make the
best use of each space. In previous
years while decorating or updating our home, by the second or third try we had
it just right we didn't want to go that expensive route again and were hoping to
furnish our home in a way that pleased and suited us the first time.
Working with you was such a breeze; you
took so much of the guess-work out of the questions and second-guessing we do
when we try to figure out what agrees with our family the best. Having kids and dogs, and wanting to keep
things simple and uncluttered, you helped us find the perfect pieces we were
looking for. And knowing that we could
bounce other ideas off of you and you could visualize and help us tie it in all
together was so helpful that furnishing our home was such a natural and
comfortable process like its supposed to
be! We also get true peace of mind
knowing that our furnishings have the quality that can uphold our family's high
energy, and we've kept things timeless, so with just a simple accessory change
here and there, we can have a whole new look.
We love that!
Now we have great places to both relax
and visit with friends. Thank you,
again, for listening to us and putting our thoughts and needs into
The Brill Family
David, Lisa, Myles and Claire
When we bought our new house, one of the
features we loved about it was the beautiful woodwork and hardwood floors that
ran throughout the house. The wood that
we loved quickly became a problem when we tried and failed to find bedroom
furniture that blended in with the existing wood. Fortunately we met Shana and she helped us
find a bedroom set that we loved in a color that worked perfectly with the
woodwork and floors.
A few months later, when we needed a new
couch and sofa for the living room, we didnt waste time looking on our
own. We went directly to Shana and she
helped us find a couch and sofa that were not only modern and stylish but also
comfortable. She sat with us and helped
us pick the perfect color and quality of leather which would have been an
overwhelming task on our own.
Shana's knowledge and expertise will be a
huge asset to us as we continue to decorate our home. We look forward to utilizing her education in
art, her eye for color and her knowledge of blinds in the near future and highly
recommend her for your home.
Linnea & Greg
My wife and I used the services of Shana LaFore to
redecorate and furnish the living areas and kitchen of our condo in Madison,
Wisconsin. We were very pleased with the
results. Shana assisted in the design
and selection of furniture, choice of vendors, and coordinated the deliveries. She provided the artistic eye that enabled
the new furnishings to beautifully blend with the layout and colors of our
home. Shana carefully listened to our
ideas and combined them with her own experience to create a very comfortable
living space that was both functional and pleasing to the eye. Shana gave us many valuable suggestions, was
very attentive to all details, and kept us well informed at all times.
We highly recommend the services of Shana LaFore. Her knowledge, expertise, industry contacts,
and high energy level make her a valuable resource for any design or decorating
project. If you should have any
questions regarding our experiences with Shana LaFore, please do not hesitate
to call us.
Philip & Jane Larsen
San Diego, CA
Shana LaFore pairs pure professionalism
with creative energy. She brings forth beauty and all that is good in a
project, person or charity event. You are in good hands with Shana.
As a very demanding local custom home
builder I understand the need to surround myself with only the finest people
available. Their performance will be directly related to the overall quality of
my new homes. Shana was invaluable this year in the presentation of our Parade
of Homes home in Fitchburg. She has an ability to listen to clients, and work
for them within the boundaries she has been given. She is not an uptight person
who insists that things be done her way. She was truly a calming pleasure to
work with. I look forward to a long relationship between her and my company.
She is an asset to my business! Running a smart business means surrounding
yourself with the right people. She is the "right people"!
Jim Campbell, Owner J Campbell Signature Homes
Shana LaFore is a rare find. She isn't
comparable to anyone out there. She isn't mediocre or just another
artist/designer going through the motions of another workday- she is the true
definition of remarkable. Her vision sees a level of greatness that isn't
plainly visible to anyone else. She is determined, passionate, creative,
heart-warming and professional. Be prepared to get blown-away and astounded!
I am so pleased with the way Shana was
able to take my vision of what I wanted my rooms to look like, and create a
comfortable yet stylish living space.
She helped in planning colors, fabrics and arrangement of furniture. Her ability in color selection is some of the
best work I could have imagined. People
constantly compliment my space and its because of the different techniques she
used that I otherwise never would have been willing to try or experiment with. Overall Shana is a great person to work with,
and I would love to work with her again as projects arise.
My husband and I have worked with several interior designers
in the Madison area. None has compared to Shana. Although we were
making a relatively small purchase, she spent hours with us and even drove an
hour and a half to our home in Platteville to help us decide upon fabric
choices. We were thoroughly pleased with our experience with her.
-Lizzy & Bob Gates
Of all the people I have hired in my career ( and I have
hired a lot) Shana was one of my best employees. It is hard to sum up what
makes a great employee, but her skill, professionalism, dedication, drive and
creativity are some of her better characteristics. Shana can take control of
any project and see it through to the end with minimal need of management and
oversight. She is great.
Shana provided good suggestions while listening to our ideas
and working within our budget. We look
at our living room now with pleasure, knowing it is the result of Shana's good
design sense and willingness to incorporate our personality and needs into the
Joan & Scott Cramer
Shana is a high energy professional
business person. She has incredible talent and patience. I would highly
recommend working with Shana and utilizing her many talents. She is very
impressive and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet with her and work
For many years I've been looking for a
designer to help me with the many projects in my home - I'm thrilled to have
found Shana. She seems to have a deep understanding of design and an ability to
translate that to my home. She's very professional and enjoyable to work with
and I feel she really applies all her many talents to give me the best value
Please call Shana if you're looking for
someone who will give you and your project personal attention, care and
service. No project is too big or too small and you get to choose how involved
you want her to be. She's been great to work with. My husband and I highly
Shana LaFore is, in short, a miracle
worker. A personable, creative, skilled miracle worker. When we asked Shana to
help us with our basement, it was difficult to imagine there was any workable,
aesthetic solution since we were asking that area to be so much entertainment
center, home gym, and guest room. It is now all of those things, and the
results are beautiful and functional. Throughout this re-design project, Shana
had her own unique perspective and ideas to offer; but it was apparent they
were based on our needs, lifestyle, personalities, and budget. When we
suggested certain vendors we have worked with in the past, Shana contacted them
and coordinated everything. (Add project manager extraordinaire to the list of
Shana qualities.) She is an excellent communicator and always kept us updated
on project status and time frames. In addition to Shana’s artistic, interior
design, and management abilities, she is a shining presence and pleasure to
work with. We sincerely and enthusiastically recommend her. Liz Zelandais and
Shana....WOW! She provides great
ideas....beautiful art work. Insightful....can't wait to work with her again.