PRAISE

What clients say about Red Door :

Marina was a wonderful collaborator while we built our home. From space planning at the architectural stage to paint color selection to decor finishing touches as we were outfitting the home, Marina quickly became indispensable. She was able to listen to and interpret our needs in ways that my husband and I were unable to do ourselves! Marina acted as a guide, presenting options and ideas that were creative and original. We thoroughly enjoyed our time working with Marina and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Kristen and Jamie Coulter

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Working with Marina was a dream. I've remodeled and refurnished many homes in my lifetime, but never have I had such an easy experience with such an amazing outcome. She made it fun. She has an incredibly artful approach combined with an efficient analytical mind.

Christine Warjone

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I stumbled on Red Door Design when exploring our new town. I immediately felt comfortable with Marina and loved the furniture that was displayed in her retail store. I was nervous about choosing pieces that would fit the architecture and feel of the new house but Marina quickly put me at ease.

Her consulting services were invaluable in making our new house our home. Not only were the new pieces she suggested beautiful, they were comfortable and fit perfectly with our lifestyle and the scale and design of our new home. In addition to pieces to be ordered, she suggested pieces already in her store that fit the bill perfectly with our other choices. Delivery times were as promised and as pieces arrived she made herself available to assist our caretaker in placing the furniture. All in all, she exceeded my expectations and so did the results.

Karen Posada

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It was such a pleasure to work with Marina. She has a really intuitive understanding of style, simplicity and clean lines, and was able to help us refurnish our living room efficiently and beautifully.

Joyce Ernst

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When we built our home, Marina worked with us through the entire process from selecting paint colors and fixtures through furnishing the home. Every decision that Marina helped us with turned out to be the right one. She has an amazing eye, is responsive and communicative, and was a pleasure to work with. Since finishing our home, Marina has helped me with many commercial projects for my business. Every experience with Marina is consistently as pleasant as the last.

Carol and Todd Pintler

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I desperately needed to decorate our guest room in our home in Ketchum and wanted it done quickly and on budget. I turned to Marina at Red Door Design after having purchased accessories at her wonderful store in Hailey. My experience at the store and the range of items that could be purchased off the floor are excellent!
Marina and I met and looked at the space before I left for the season. Within a few days, I received emails with suggestions based on what I was looking for. Her ideas were spot on and we were able to come up with a palette and room layout quickly. Marina and I even designed a custom made bed that fit in my budget! From start to finish, my experience was seamless and fun. Her team even set up the room before our arrival for the summer! My guests are always complimenting me on the design of the room and how comfortable it is. I plan to work with Marina again on other projects and would highly recommend Red Door Design and her team!

Carolyn Chardack
Ketchum

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I never dreamt my remodel would end up featured on the cover of a magazine! Marina's sense of design, creativity and unique ability to transform a space is truly incredible. She listened to my needs and understood what I was looking for in order to make the home functional yet feel original by adding wonderful design elements throughout. She is conscientious, creative, original and progressive. The remodel started out as an overwhelming project, but with Marina’s help it quickly became enjoyable, engaging and fun! Marina is a consummate professional. She is punctual and kept me informed of all aspects of the project, even as I traveled abroad. Marina is charming, funny, respectful and an absolute delight to work with. I am confident that by working with Marina you will be delighted with the end result and actually find that the process itself can be enjoyable and fulfilling.

Heather Horton
June 2016

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Our home was unique in that it was built with an environmental consciousness in mind. It attained a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Rating. Playfair Ranch has been featured in numerous magazines including Fine Homebuilding. A combination of natural and recycled local building materials were used which was a fun challenge throughout the building process. I played an active roll in the design of the house, but with Marina’s help, we were able to make great decisions together and create a gorgeous result. Marina was an integral part of the design process on our project and a pleasure to work with.

Cindy Ward
Sun Valley Real Estate

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Dear Marina,
Thank you so much for working with us to furnish and decorate our new Sun Valley home. You and Red Door Design House did a fantastic job. Living in London UK, we had concerns about how difficult it could be for us to manage a renovation project and furnish 5,000 square feet. We are thrilled with the result.

We particularly appreciated a number of the features of your work, including:

A comprehensive, and ultimately realistic, budget prior to starting
Weekly updates on progress
Quickly understanding our priorities and preferences from our one page interview
Identifying new opportunities that we had not thought of
Taking our suggestions very graciously when we were right, and changing our prospective when we were wrong
Very easy, timely, and flexible billing practices
Providing a number of other conveniences during the process, such as receiving packages, recommending other service providers, providing additional oversight of other contractors
Recommending other service providers that we needed
Friendly helpful thoughtful disposition throughout and Most impressively, stepping quickly into the role of general contractor when we had to release our renovation project manager 2 weeks before the house was supposed to be ready. You used your networks to find the alternative subcontractors and got the job done on time.

Thank you very much for your help. We'd be happy to provide a reference for others considering Red Door Design House. We have had numerous compliments on your excellent talent for design and are very happy and 'at home' with your work.

-Brooks & Lila Preston

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Marina, I wanted to thank you for your help in the remodel of my Sun Valley condo. As you may recall, I started with the intent of just freshening up an otherwise tired interior. However, as is often the case, the project quickly became a major remodel with most of the unit being torn down to the studs and windows and walls moved.

At that point I needed someone to help with room design and interior finishes. I can say I was impressed immediately with your directness and candor and feel I made a great decision in engaging your help. Nils and Katharine appreciated your sensitivity to them as kids and willingness to work with what they wanted in their bedrooms.

Over the months that followed, you demonstrated a clear ability to understand what I was looking for and provided me with clear options to choose from. Working at a distance of almost a thousand miles, your communication by email, phone and mailing samples was a great help in pulling together what I believe was an excellent new home for myself and my children. Thanks for all of your help.

-Ray Brandstrom

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Marina was instrumental in turning our log house into a home. Since I was 2000 miles away, Marina coordinated everything from paint colors, countertop choices, rug installation, furniture orders and many other deliveries. One of the boldest suggestions was to replace the river rock fireplace with concrete, giving the house a more contemporary look. We worked together easily, sharing ideas and Marina never hesitated in sending more choices to me. Her choice of color and materials was exactly what I was looking for and she managed to give the house a contemporary and clean look while still being comfortable. Marina was timely and professional every step of the way.

-Kathleen Uberuaga

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Marina has a refreshing and innovative approach to interior design which is complimented by her knowledgeable and thoughtful manner in communicating with her clients. Marina's talents extend well beyond interior furnishings and into the realm of layout, color and room design. She is highly skilled at bringing together her own visions with those of her clients to arrive at an end product that is exciting and creative. She is a true pleasure to work with and will be an asset to any project, large or small.

-Sue Engelmann
Sotheby's International Realty