I can't say enough about Design by the Jonathans. We bought a house in CT that needed a TON of work. When Lana and Jonathan came over in those early days, they left us with a vision of the possible. After a year of renovations they more than delivered on that initial meeting.Albert L.
What did I appreciate most?
Technical expertise: When they say "interior design," they mean it in all of its complexity. We renovated a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and master bath with their help. They all required incredibly complex construction plans. Walls were moved. Showers and tubs relocated. Fireplaces completely reimagined. They were able to produce building plans that my contractor could refer to while completing the project. The level of detail and thoroughness of these plans undoubtedly sped up completion of the project.
Aesthetics: One of the main reasons we wanted a designer is that making decisions about a "look" for a space is challenging for us. Here, they also excelled. We worked most closely with Lana who was extremely patient with our vacillations and indecisiveness. Lana, and everyone else we worked with, have an incredible eye and ability to imagine a space to not only get the most out of it but to make it look good in the process. When Lana made an argument for two islands in our kitchen, I was taken aback. Now, we can't imagine a kitchen with only one. Masters of form and function.
Responsiveness: When you are working on a renovation that's this complicated, problems arise. Every wall that's opened is an invitation for a new problem that's going to cost you money. Design by the Jonathans helped us navigate the many ups and downs of a big renovation project. What did that look like in practice? With shortages due to covid, delays were common on everything ranging from bathroom fixtures to cabinets. The team helped us find workarounds with other vendors or choosing another product that would look equally good. Problem that came up out of nowhere? Furniture choice that had to be made on the spot? I could text or call and get an answer back quickly. Code issues with regards to a complex fireplace renovation? Jonathan himself came with his team to meet with my contractor to talk through the best way forward. An unforeseen issue with the plans that came up when walls started coming down? Lana was there with new plans and fixes that stayed true to our shared aesthetic vision.
All in all, I can't recommend them enough. If the thought of a big renovation project is daunting, Design by the Jonathans can help. I cannot imagine taking on this project without them. Considering how happy we are with the renovation and the years of my life saved with all the aggravation avoided and problems solved, it was money well spent. I recommend them HIGHLY.