I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work with so many wonderful people! When working on a project with a client, we really develop a great working relationship that allows us to work closely and collaboratively to design a home that they will love. I am always honored to be a part of their experience.
Here are some things that my clients have to say about our work together:
“Working with Betsy was one of the best decisions we made in furnishing our home.”
Working with Betsy was one of the best decisions we made in furnishing our home. After informing her in our first meeting that we can't even hang pictures ourselves, we could quickly see how much patience she had as she listened to all of the areas of our house we needed help with - basically, everything from paint colors and accompanying wall decor to carpet selection and accent pieces. She worked within our budget and time constraints and offered as much assistance as we needed and wanted - she brought us options for various rooms based on our style preferences, and she didn't hesitate to offer alternatives when she could sense that we needed additional options. She was always kind and professional, and truly made our house a warmer and happier place to live. I would absolutely turn to Betsy for design services in the future, and I can't recommend her highly enough to others for their interior design projects!
- J. W., Brighton NY
"Betsy has very timeless taste that is classic and elegant. I wish I had consulted with her on a couple of choices I made on my own before I met her. Thank you, Betsy, for bringing so much beauty into our lives!"
Working with Betsy on a home we purchased in Pittsford last summer has been the best decision. Betsy has very timeless taste that is classic and elegant. She has great vision and excitement for design. I am thrilled with several of the projects she has helped me with so far and I love her kind personality. Betsy listens intently and has so much experience that she can quickly make a recommendation or figure out options. Betsy has guided me through area rug and stair runner selections, furniture layout and sizing, choosing paint colors, and is working with me on a redo of our family room furnishings, layout, and window treatments. Betsy recommended changing out our backsplash in the kitchen, a relatively small investment that yielded a dramatic and very lovely change that updated the whole space. I had never worked with a designer before, and from the first conversation I had with Betsy, she has been a tremendous resource. I wish I had consulted with her on a couple of choices I made on my own before I met her. Thank you, Betsy, for bringing so much beauty into our lives!
- M. M., Pittsford NY
"Betsy Marrinan saved the day!"
Several years ago, I had a 5000 square foot house in Pittsford that needed to be rapidly renovated so it could be placed on the market before the impending winter real estate sales slump. This was a $100,000 project that required completely redoing 3 bathrooms including a master bathroom suite, renovating the foyer and stairways with custom glass and maple hand railings, refinishing the hardwood floors and dozens of other details that needed to be attended to in order to optimize the property value. I did not have the time to coordinate the multiple contractors involved in the renovating process nor the skills to identify the proper materials and design elements. There is no doubt in my mind that, without Betsy’s help, the job would not have been completed on time or within budget.
Betsy kindly provided her expert interior design skills in addition to serving as a project manager. She identified and coordinated the multiple contractors who were required to renovate this unique property. She helped with cost containment by using some materials that I had previously purchased for other projects and had on hand. The aesthetic results were superlative. Thanks to Betsy, we managed to get the house on the market in September and it sold in less than a week for our full asking price.
On a personal note, Betsy is also a pleasure to work with. She conducted herself with grace and professionalism throughout the process. I was navigating a divorce during this period of time and that is what necessitated the sale of this particular property. Both Betsy’s professional skills and her kind interpersonal disposition made the process much easier than it would have been otherwise.
I feel indebted to Betsy for the great job she did on this project. She would definitely be my top choice for interior design help when I need it in the future.
- J. K. (Pittsford, NY)
"Betsy works carefully within clients' budgets, and has the resources, craftsman and contractor team to complete projects requiring quick turnarounds whether a bungalow or a mansion."
Making a referral to a decorator in my business of selling grand homes is an important part of the after sale service that I provide.
In over a dozen cases, I have witnessed first-hand how Betsy Marrinan turned my clients homes with good bones into a something uniquely well dressed!
Her sensitivity to color choices pales in comparison to her sensitivity for client circumstances and needs. As a social worker, Betsy developed communication skills that calm clients in their most emotional moments, and enables them to focus excitedly into the future.
Betsy paints a picture of how a home will become and makes things happen with a client always in the loop and confident about the process.
Whether a contemporary city townhouse, 1920’s colonial, lakefront estate, or golf course retreat, Betsy showed my clients just where to begin and in the end created masterpieces for them. Each home became a mosaic of their life and lifestyle. She thoughtfully collects personal objects for them in addition to recommending wall papers, fabrics, finishes, built-ins and more.
Betsy works carefully within clients' budgets, and has the resources, craftsman and contractor team to complete projects requiring quick turnarounds whether a bungalow or a mansion.
I am hopeful you have the opportunity to call upon Betsy and her team to bring the good energy, breath- taking decorating and design combinations, and follow through that Betsy Marrinan Interiors is known for.
- J. C. (Brighton, NY)
"We have rooms that we love to be in now! Our family continues to be in awe of how the rooms transformed with changes we made. Choosing the right pieces really made all the difference!"
We wanted to finish a few rooms in our house and were unsure how to proceed. We had the walls painted but needed help with what direction we should go in for wall hangings, window treatments, light fixtures and a rug. There is so much out there it was too overwhelming for us to even start looking! Betsy gathered our ideas and then came back with options to choose from. She provided exactly what we wanted without us having to spend time looking for it! We had never worked with an Interior Designer before and weren't quite sure what to expect. Betsy made it very comfortable for us knowing that we could do any size project, big or small and that she could provide as much or as little involvement as we desired. She truly listened to our style and preferences and presented us with options that were spot on. We have rooms that we love to be in now with the right lighting, the perfect pop of color, awesome window treatments and a cozy rug to tie it all together.
Betsy's warm personality made each meeting comfortable with no pressure. She was incredibly patient with us and we felt like we had all the time we wanted when she was working with us. We would definitely recommend Betsy to family and friends. Our family continues to be in awe of how the rooms transformed with changes we made. Choosing the right pieces really made all the difference! We couldn't have done it without Betsy!
- L. S. (Brighton, NY)
"I always had her full attention, her taste was impeccable and she was always willing and ready to help me develop the vision I had for my home and then actually create it!"
I got in touch with Betsy when I was looking to update my home as the previous owner's style was very different from mine and I was done feeling like I was living in someone else's home. As I was looking to re-decorate my entire home I didn't know where to start and felt a little overwhelmed about how to pick colors that would look well together, what size curtains to get etc.
I had never worked with an Interior Designer before and when I first thought about using an interior designer, it seemed like such a luxury so I was hesitant to make the investment figuring that I could do it on my own. Once I decided that I needed some expert guidance, and I have never looked back! While working with Betsy and having her expertise to guide the process I felt grateful. I always had her full attention, her taste was impeccable and she was always willing and ready to help me develop the vision I had for my home and then actually create it!
I don't think I would have gotten the amount or work done on my house if it weren't for Betsy. She helped me prioritize and set goals along the way. Also, she was an extra set of hands; I have two small children and Betsy was able to get so much done for me like finding curtains, getting shades cut to fit all of my windows and more. All of that hassle was taken away and I was so grateful.
Betsy guided me through the process with her experience and patience and calm. We are still working together to finish the project and I am so pleased at how far we have come - I can’t wait to see what else we end up creating together!
- S. C. (Mendon, NY)
"Betsy has been a perfect blend of being attentive to our tastes and interests, while at the same time willing to introduce new ideas that never would have occurred to us. We could not be more satisfied with the results: warm, reflective of our style and yet bolder than we would have chosen on our own."
We bought a townhouse in Rochester two years ago. We are grateful for Betsy’s help in transforming the house into the modern and warm style that we were looking for. Betsy has been a perfect blend of being attentive to our tastes and interests, while at the same time willing to introduce new ideas that never would have occurred to us. We could not be more satisfied with the results: warm, reflective of our style and yet bolder than we would have chosen on our own.
We had worked with home designers in the past. Working with Betsy far exceeds those past experiences on many levels. Every step of the way we felt that Betsy took time to learn our intentions including price goals. The process was always collaborative and interactive towards improving our vision. The combination of Betsy’s creativity, ability to envision a final product combined with personal warmth has made this process a real pleasure.
- P. W. (Rochester, NY)
"Start with an idea and Betsy will take it to an incredible level!"
Start with an idea and Betsy will take it to an incredible level-her attention to detail, choice of fabrics, wallpaper and color make your project easy, fun and just what you envisioned. Betsy can always recommend a good book to read too!
- A.L C. (Rochesterå, NY)
"There is no way that we would have ended up with such a beautiful home without Betsy's vision. She worked within our budget, and gave us multiple options at each step of the process."
Betsy Marrinan was an absolute pleasure to work with. Whether our project was large or small, she was 100% committed to helping us make beautiful changes to our home. She is easy to work with, personable, reliable, and extremely talented. There is no way that we would have ended up with such a beautiful home without Betsy's vision. She worked within our budget, and gave us multiple options at each step of the process. She made the process enjoyable and not stressful at all. We have recommended Betsy to many friends and family, and will continue to do so!
- V. C. (Brighton, NY)
"Having never worked with an interior designer before, she far exceeded our expectations. Her calm demeanor and keen eye for detail makes her very easy to work with!"
We have consulted with Betsy for numerous projects throughout our home, including redesigning a bathroom, updating our kids rooms, completely revamping our master bedroom, and updating window treatments. She worked closely with us and expertly completed each project according to our tastes and budget. Having never worked with an interior designer before, she far exceeded our expectations. Her calm demeanor and keen eye for detail makes her very easy to work with! We would highly recommend Betsy as an interior designer and can't wait to consult with her for our next project!
- S. M. (Rochester, NY)
"I found Betsy who is simply unparalleled!"
After many apartments in NYC with mismatched furniture, and as a first-time homeowner, I was looking for someone to help me form a home with lasting pieces while not breaking the bank. I tried working with a decorator but often felt she was decorating my house by herself and not with me. I then tried an online decor service that fell flat and had constraining return policies.
Through my realtor I found Betsy who is simply unparalleled. Picking an interior decorator because of style alone is not a recipe for success. I knew I needed someone who felt like a teammate; someone who would listen, be patient, allow me to think things through and someone I could put trust in when I wasn't always able to imagine the vision in real life (making big purchases can be scary!).
I found all of that and more with Betsy. Her presence alone is calming. Betsy took a partially decorated room and made it so much more welcoming. A friend recently came over and said, "your family room is so beautiful and comfortable; I feel like I can let go and relax in here!" That feedback made me smile because at the end of the day, I want my family and friends to feel comfortable in my home. I look forward to working with Betsy on projects in the future!
- T. W. (Henrietta, NY)