What People Say About Us

  • As busy people who'd never lived through a remodel, the idea of taking on our whole-house project gave us nothing but dread. That all changed the moment Dee walked in our house. Here was an experienced person with great ideas and vision, who had the knowledge, contacts and skill to figure out how to transform our house into the home we need.

    Dee is patient and responsive, and really listened to our wants and translated them into our space. She delivers great insight and sound advice, and has helped us feel great about the decisions we've made. Having her on this project has saved us money, but it's also saved us from stress and regrettable decisions. Best of all, she's made the process collaborative and fun. I'm so glad we put our trust in her.

    Flynn W.
  • As Dee recently left my house, dispensing more sound advice, for about the 99th time, I figured it was time to write a review. PATIENCE should be her middle name. There is no one who dreaded a house remodel more than I did. And now we are on the other side, thrilled with the outcome, and most importantly, having gained lifelong friends in Dee and our contractor, David Lee. Yes, Dee was there for us, from concept to completion, with the utmost professionalism, knowledge and work quality. She listened to our design requirements and with ease, turned them into a reality on time and within budget. But far beyond this, her ALWAYS calm, positive and flexible demeanor made us feel, every step of the way, that she cared about us. As a result of Dee's support, I learned to believe in my design ideas and decisions and now love the space I live in. Thank you, Dee!

    Katherine S.
  • I was introduced to Lotus Interior Design Studios and Dee through my contractor. Honestly, I have gone through a couple of renovations and wasn't sure that I really needed to engage an interior designer, but I was stuck on my bathroom tile design, so I figured a little help might be good. This was the best decision I made!!! I was completely sold after our first meeting. Dee is one of the best listeners I have ever met. She really took the time to understand my style and taste. As a result, we were on the same page from day one!! She took the time to introduce me to her best suppliers and went out of her way to schedule meetings that worked for my schedule. She even picked up samples and delivered them to my house!!! Dee is clearly someone who cares about giving her best to every project. I would recommend Dee and Lotus Interior Design Studios to anyone looking for great interior design services...Dee is the best!!!

    Jeff V.T.
  • Dee has been a great help right from the start of my kitchen refresh. Project is to refresh large kitchen with an island including painting cabinets, updating lighting, new quartzite counters, sink and fixtures. Open concept room required us to also paint our bar cabinets, shelves, and built in entertainment center. Dee has assisted me with paint colors, quartzite, and tile back splash choices. While making suggestions she makes sure that the final choice is that of the client. Can’t wait to see it all come together during the next couple of weeks.

    Donna M.
  • Fantastic working with Dee Wise at Lotus, very professional in every way. Cost conscious with every aspect of our house remodel and attention to detail was superlative. Her choice of contractor was perfect as we had multiple projects going on at the same time and all were completed to our satisfaction. Can't say enough about Dee, just top notch

    David D.
  • I hired Dee to help me remodel our 40 year old original master bathroom. She was wonderful to work with! Very professional, great resources, and she took the energy and time to really listen to me and the ideas I had. She was very attentive to our needs and our budget. I will be using Dee and Lotus Interior Design Studios again and I highly recommend Dee to help you with any remodel and interiors needs!

    Melissa A.
  • I have owned my home for a good number of years, and the thought of renovating bathrooms and removing popcorn, old flooring and adding elements like crown molding, lighting and painting was very daunting and often confusing to me.  Finally after some serious plumbing problems, which had caused some damage, I made the decision to renovate. I had to do the projects in phases, and needed to hire a designer/expert to assist me, and Dee Wise was that person.  She was able to guide me through each step - from start to finish through all of the remodeling and specified all the fixtures, material, and worked directly with the contractors which provided a smooth project, and timely completion.  By hiring Dee, I not only had an expert's eye driving the project, I had the benefit of her knowledge, experience and very personable approach.  I highly recommend Dee for your next design project  

    Mary Jo P.
  • We were starting to plan our kitchen remodel and we consulted with Dee for guidance. We realized that we had many questions about the layout and we needed specific direction about window locations, countertops, cabinetry, lighting, appliances and flooring. It was wonderful to be able to consult with a professional who was knowledgable in every area. We are very happy with our newly remodeled kitchen. We avoided many potential design problems because we got such good advice and direction from Dee in the  planning stage.

    Meg V.
  • Dee is absolutely amazing. My situation seemed a bit unique because I had an idea of what I wanted (or so I thought) I realized that I needed an expert opinion and Dee was that person. She guided me in just the right way and took ideas I had in my head and brought them to life, but in a way I would have never been able to. Additionally, one of the things I appreciated the most was Dee's ability to work with our contractor and translate the things he needed in a way that I could understand...priceless really. Dee was very multifaceted and guided me on many projects from paint color, to tile, kitchen hoods, kitchen island design and layout, you name it she was there to advise. She works very close with you to find the right touch that is ideal for you and understand your needs and she's very budget conscious. Even after finishing all her responsibilities for my home she stayed available for me and responded promptly to any questions I had. I can't thank her enough and I would highly recommend Dee to anyone who's looking for a designer.

    Jennel D.
  • Lotus Interior Design Studios was just fabulous! Monica S. Testimonial from Dee Wise on Vimeo.

    Monica S., San Diego
  • When my family purchased a new home, we were excited, but we knew it was going to be an overwhelming process. From architects, to engineers and contractors, the meetings seemed endless, but this was our dream home. At the recommendation of our builder, we chose Shelley to do the landscape design. We liked her instantly and soon discovered why she was so highly recommended. There were many specific requirements through the city and HOA and Shelley was meticulous in following these guidelines yet still creating a masterpiece. The end result was reflective of everything we had hoped for and more. It was functional and stunning at the same time. She used different textures, colors, and patterns to create a work of art. You will be glad you chose Shelley to assist you with your landscape design.

    Debbie M.
  • Shelley is a master at landscape design. She took my general ideas for renovating my front yard, back yard, and courtyard, and created something beyond anything I could imagine. The transformation was amazing, yet she stayed within my budget. It was an informative and educating process. I get so many compliments. I would highly recommend Shelley.

    Joe C.
  • Shelley- thank you so much for the work you did on my backyard. You are amazing at understanding what I would like with just a brief conversation and you did a great job at picking out plants, knowing where to place them and how to group them. I have been trying to make the yard a place where I love to sit and I haven't been successful in over 10 years - you were able to get this done in a couple of weeks and I love it!! Also thank you for understanding that I was within a budget and working with me on that. I love my yard, looking out my window and seeing my beautiful plants, fountain and pottery!! Thank you thank you!!!

    Stephanie B.
  • I feel fortunate that I was introduced to Dee Wise of Lotus Interior Design Studios to assist me with the refreshing of my two bathrooms. Her expertise and gracious assistance from start to finish was invaluable to me. She was able to finish the project on time and within budget. I am extremely happy with the end result. The whole process couldn't have gone smoother. Thank you, Dee!

    Mary G.
  • I love working with Dee. She does a wonderful job of listening to your needs and then creating your dream space. I've worked with her on several projects over the past few years and she is truly an easy, reliable and talented professional. I highly recommend her for any project big or small.

    Amy G.
  • Love Dee! She was recommended to us from our contractors and everyone we worked with for our kitchen/living room renovation loves her and loves working with her. She is very resourceful and has great taste!

    Sara M.
  • Dee was wonderful to work with on our master bathroom remodel. While I had a good idea of how I wanted it to look, I needed help with the decision making and general execution of the project. She was patient, informative and insightful during the process. Dee was instrumental in pulling resources, vetting ideas, space planning, etc...Dee is super responsive and has great design ideas, all with a calm and grounded approach. I would definitely call Dee for future projects!

    Heather M.
  • Lotus Interior Design Studios was a joy to work with! From brainstorming and planning to product selection and execution, Dee was such a helpful guide to the world of design. Dee is a wonderful listener and respectful of design budgets. We love the results and are enjoying our beautiful kitchen and floors!

    Kristen R.