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Ann is number one on my dance card!
"Exceed Floor and Home in Crystal Lake, Illinois offers the finest floor coverings, counter top fabrication, plumbing fixtures and cabinetry to our customers and design community for 28 years. Our success is driven by our never-ending commitment to quality and service. Ann Oakes Design is guided by the same principles. I personally know Ann and work with her on her projects. Her attention to detail, understanding of the design and installation process allows for a seamless transition from concept to completion. She is a hands on designer throughout the entire process and a joy to work with. If I had one phrase to explain Ann? She gets it, which is rare in her field. If we have a client searching for a great interior designer, Ann is number one on my dance card!"
She was incredibly responsive and patient with us!
"We appreciated Ann's knowledge, support, and advice incredibly as we moved into a new home. She helped us from beginning to end, indicating picking out paint colors, creating room arrangements, selecting furnishings and lighting, and gathering samples for us. She was incredibly responsive and patient with us. Everyone who comes in to our new home comments on how awesome it looks. Thank you Ann!"
I highly recommend Ann!
"Ann did an excellent job helping us decorate our home. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about all aspects of design, and helped us to stay on budget without cutting corners. She helped us out with just about every aspect of our project and has an extensive group of professionals available as referrals. She made the overall experience of our remodel much less stressful! I highly recommend Ann!"
Please call her if you need any updates to your home!
"I would highly recommend Ann for home design, She is an absolute professional and her knowledge of home design is impeccable. She also goes above and beyond to complete the job. I called on Ann to assist in an upgrade of my master bath, The job ended up being a total gut of the bathroom, The results are amazing. She can assist with all aspects of the remodel. From picking out the highest quality materials to finding the absolute best painters and carpet cleaners. She scours the stores and online for the best quality and prices. I needed floor and shower tile, vanity countertops, free standing tub, lighting, fixtures and even a mirror (which we found at IKEA for a steal) Although her specialty is the design, she needs to add general contractor to her resume. She is on top of every aspect of the project. Please call her if you need any updates to your home!"
I would use Ann's services on any project
"I've known Ann for over ten years. I first started doing personal work for her and was very impressed by her decorating skills! I told her she should become an interior designer and am happy she did because she is very talented and knowledgeable in the filed. I have since worked with Ann on numerous projects and although Ann has great input, she truly listens to her client's ideas and incorporates them into the project. When the room is finished, it is ideal for the client. Without hesitation, I would use Ann's services on any project."
When you click with someone, you just know it right away!
"When you click with someone, you just know it right away! That’s how I have felt ever since originally working with Ann Oakes. That was 10+ years ago, and she has decorated our home in Illinois and also our home in Colorado. Ann just “gets us”. She listens to what we think we want to do, offers her insight and perspective, brings us options and ideas (many we would not have even thought of) and somehow coordinates everything into an incredible living environment. Furniture placement, window treatments, accessories, and selecting the dreaded “perfect paint color”! It all flows, it all makes sense, it all reflects our style of living, and Ann makes it way too easy to accomplish the project. With minimal guidance, Ann brings everything to you. Options for anything we are looking to do - furniture, flooring, light fixtures, etc. It’s simply amazing how easy it is to work with her. We have, and will continue to promote Ann Oakes to friends and neighbors, family and co-workers. She’s the best Interior Designer we’ve ever worked with!"
Can't wait to see what she does next!!
"I started working with Ann when I needed some new accessories for my great room and before I knew it, my space went from nice but a little boring to WOW! Ann totally got my taste and found some interesting and beautiful pieces that helped create the look I always wanted. I just hired her for a makeover of my master bedroom and laundry room. Can't wait to see what she does next!!"
I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a designer.
"I worked on several remodeling projects with Ann Oakes and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a designer. Ann’s expertise, vision and hard work greatly contributed to the success of the projects. She takes the time and effort to understand the client’s wishes and ensures that the result is just what the client wanted. She is organized and thorough. I look forward to working with Ann in the future."
What a fabulous experience it is to work with Ann Oakes.
"What a fabulous experience it is to work with Ann Oakes. Ann has worked with us on several projects over the past 3 years. She is very creative in her use of colors, patterns and textures, and we love the results! She makes the entire process seamless and has given us an office that we are proud to show our clients. She met with our associates to make sure she included their ideas and work habits and was able to make a space they will enjoy working in for years to come. Ann has already helped us begin plans for our employee kitchen and second restroom. The Gordy’s team is looking forward to what she will do for us next. Ann also has a great network of specialists, so she can pull together large projects as well as small.Thank you again for making this a pleasurable and fun experience with truly fabulous results!!!!"
I highly recommend Ann Oakes for any/all of your design needs.
"I had the opportunity to work with Ann when we remodeled our retail Pro Shop. It was an absolute thrill to work with her and our shop would not be what it is today without her help. She is extremely pleasant to work with, very professional and great at what she does. She has a great eye for design and colors and had wonderful suggestions on everything from the floor to the ceiling. She even helped with the layout of our display racks. She is very easy to work with, very good at listening to what we wanted and she is very creative with ideas. In addition, she has many great contacts and resources to help along the way. I highly recommend Ann Oakes for any/all of your design needs."