Rebecca in Jamaica Plain:
Cheryl brings a genuine sense of curiosity and non-judgement to the design challenges presented by a couple whose tastes and communication styles vary greatly. One afternoon with Cheryl helped me reframe what seemed like a design impasse with an alternative approach that would work with our short-term and long-term goals. She also helped me think through ways to honor our high regard for quality furniture despite a limited budget.
Claire in Cambridge:
My family lives in a modestly sized home in Cambridge. We were expecting our second child as we embarked on a renovation to add a master suite. I was excited when I found ROI Design and Cheryl Rosenberg as her design philosophy seemed to match exactly what we were looking for. I needed help with making informed decisions with our renovation as well as how to make our existing space work as our family expanded. I had hoped that working with a designer would be a choice that would be cost effective in helping us to make the best choices. We ended up engaging Cheryl to help us with our master suite as well as both our toddler’s room and a nursery/guest room. We needed to maximize use of our space given it was limited as well as ensure the boys rooms could grow with them. Cheryl’s experience as a mom and designer for families was exactly what I was working for.
Now that our project is completed I could not be happier with the outcome. Cheryl’s services absolutely paid for themselves. She understood what we were asking for, asked insightful questions, and guiding us wisely when we weren’t sure of our direction. She was amazing at creating a working budget and helping with contractor administration. Her attention to detail and follow-through was definitely a strength. No detail was too small. It helped so much to be able to relax and know that I could count on her during a very stressful time (working full time, raising a toddler, moving temporarily out of our home and having a new baby before returning!). We joked she was our “design fairy” as often I would notice thoughtful little touches that Cheryl would leave for us when here working on a project.
She stayed on budget and on time and we are so happy with our home. Her designs are original and respectful of our style and so functional!
I can’t recommend Cheryl and ROI Design enough and look forward to our next project together!
Carin in Boston:
I hired Cheryl from ROI Design to work on a design plan for several rooms in our family’s new home. As an older but remodeled brownstone, the space presented many challenges – no natural entryway or coat closet, odd corners, tiny bathrooms, longer/narrow layout, etc. Despite these challenges, Cheryl consistently delivered on ROI’s mission of “interior design & organization for busy, growing families”. She provided guidance and options catered to our likes vs. our budget. She prompted us to think about and see our space in new ways. She recommended well-designed pieces that while pleasing to the eye also met our more functional needs. Example: where we have no dedicated dining room (ah, the joys of open space living), a well-placed (and gorgeous!) banquette and extension table has allowed us to make the most of the space we do have. She also recommended the best painters, closet designers, etc – which was well-worth the time saved for us to have to do all that research ourselves. I’d recommend her based on the compliments we get on our family room chandelier alone!