reviews 2016-2017

We loved working with Liza on our design project! From the second she walked into our home she knew exactly what we wanted. Her design ideas were spot on. She was creative and helpful throughout our entire project. We could not have done this on our own. We are so happy with Liza that we have recommended her to many friends. We love showing off the new spaces that Liza created. There have been many times we've had to pinch ourselves. We can't believe that this new beautiful space is OURS!

lisa g (project completed 10.2017)

Liza Ryner to the rescue! When my husband and I moved from a condo to a DC row house, there were rooms of house sitting empty, crying out for (design) help. Liza and I worked together to talk style, layouts, must-haves vs. nice-to-haves, realistic timeframes and manageable budgets. She has a great eye - not a given in the design world! - and has a cadre of quality subcontractors and vendors that are speedy, and can make your vision become reality. She has a outstanding work ethic, is upbeat and fun to work with, and advocates proactively on your behalf to keep things on track, on time and on budget - all with minimal stress! You should just HIRE her'll never look back.

kelly s (project completed 08.2017)

Liza Ryner designed both my dining/living room space, and my bedroom. Last year I moved into my first home, a one bedroom apt, and wanted to make it feel warm and welcoming to guests. I wanted it to feel peaceful but I also wanted some wow pieces in my new space- a little swag I guess. Liza came to my place and heard all of my needs, and designed layouts that fit exactly what I wanted to do in the space. She presented a few good options for numerous items for me, so instead of looking at 10,000 couches I looked at 3. Liza "got" the feel I wanted for my rooms right away, and also guided me when I sometimes wasn't sure what I wanted. She helped me pick fabrics for the kitchen table benches and chairs, and the living room chairs. For the kitchen table, she had a glass table made special that opens up the room by tenfold. For the bedroom, Liza helped me find the perfect balance between a little romantic feel that I like with a contemporary feel that is clean and welcoming. I literally love walking into my bedroom every day after work. The bed, lamps, etc. that Liza and I chose together are these amazing, pop, wow pieces that brighten me up every time I see them. Mostly what I loved about working with Liza is that she went the extra mile for me (she literally had a rug shipped to her home and drove it in her car to my place to make sure I got it before my bed arrived), and cared so much about me being happy as a client, even though I was on a budget. She was careful about how she used her time, and really used the time to help me get my dream home. And that's what I have. It's a dream come true, and I love every part of my apt now. I am going to cherish this for years to come. I am grateful to have Liza's help on what was the biggest home project I have ever had.

cheryl p (project completed 08.2017)

Liza Ryner helped me refresh my living room. She guided me through the project from start to finish -- hiring wood floor re-finishers, helping with selection of paint colors, window shades, upholstery fabric, upholsterers, and placement of artwork. When she visited my home, Liza combined multiple tasks to be respectful of project budget, and she has connections to sub-contractors whose discount she generously passes on to YOU the client. Liza is a wonderful support as a client moves through various stages of a project. I plan to work with Liza again when I want to re-do another room.

ann s (project completed 02.2017)

When the kids grew past the "destroy everything in sight" phase, I knew I wanted to move from a traditional style decor to a contempory decor, but I had no idea where to start. Thank goodness I hired Liza. She knew just the look I wanted and how to get me there. She has redecorated our family room, living room and master bedroom and I couldn't be happier with the results. She picked out new furniture, went shopping with us, and picked out fabrics and lined up craftsmen to do custom work. She had ideas that sounded crazy at first and which turned into finished products that we don't know how we lived without. I especially appreciated that when I was indecisive or changed my mind, she took it in stride and found the solution I needed. Near the end of our planned redecorating projects, we had a surprise leak in our shower that required us to take up all the tile in the master bathroom. The first person I called was Liza. She was able to immediately turn her attention to our "emergency" design needs. She helped us shop for tiles, pick out a color scheme and project managed the work from beginning to end. We now have an amazing master bath that is not only beautiful but is so much more functional than the original. Thanks, Liza!

kimdwm (project completed 10.2016)

Liza was extremely helpful with complete renovation of my basement. She helped with the design process of every detail of my wet bar that included backsplash, countertops, cabinetry and fixtures. The end product was absolutely gorgeous. In addition, she helped furnish the basement with top quality furniture. She extended all discounts with her contacts to me. Not many consultants are this gracious. There was so much to do and so much to coordinate. This renovation job would not have gone smoothly without her work ethic and take charge mentality. I trusted her with full access to my home on numerous occasions. I highly recommend Liza for any of your design needs!

diwakar nagula (project completed 08.2016)

Liza worked with me to create a living room/family room space that accommodates three teenage boys, a work from home mom, and a revolving door of neighborhood visitors. Everything she suggested fits our style: it had to be nice looking but comfortable and durable. And even better, she was on-time and on budget. No hidden surprises! Can't wait to use her for our next project!

maggief (project completed 07.2016)

We loved working with Liza, and we plan on using her services again in the future! We worked with her on an open-floor plan first floor. She did a wonderful job working with a space with pillars, a requirement to keep an oddly sized rug, and a couple with some strong opinions :). She also kept to our budget nicely, with her time and the pieces chosen. She truly created a space that we are thrilled with. We could not recommend her more highly!

byellin (project completed 06.2016)

“Your house looks wonderful!” “Everything is well organized and nicely decorated” “You got a modern upgrade without losing any of the cozy, at home feeling – it still has your personality.” I told my friends that it all was teamwork, led by Liza. We hired her to help us to replace our twenty year old furniture in the family and living rooms, remodel our fire place, and remodel the visitor’s bathroom. Liza’s skills were clear from our very first meeting; she was very professional, open minded and willing to work with us all the way to materialize our plans within our budget. We started with a long conversation about lifestyle, style, ideas, and budget. She studied our situation and provided us with draft plans depicting realistic plans for our ideas. She arranged visits with stores that had the type of furniture that we favor, and guided us in selection of furniture based upon type of materials, colors, size, and cost. She was able to superbly transform our living spaces (securing many discounts for us along the way). We definitely plan to continue working with her in other areas of our house and recommend her to anyone looking for guidance or assistance in this area.

maria gonzales-n (project completed 05.2016)

I worked with Liza Ryner Design for a variety of rooms and projects. Liza Ryner Design exceeded my expectations in all areas- from paint color to furniture selection to choosing tile. She is available and prompt in answering questions. I look forward to future projects together and have recommended her to friends. She listened to my likes and needs. She really transformed our living spaces to my vision.

staceyglazer1 (project completed 02.2016)

Liza's work is extraordinary. She has a keen eye, impeccable taste, and is resourceful on many levels. Liza provides creative solutions to design challenges and easily adapts to work within a specified budget. She knows just when to push, and when not to! Not only are her design skills superb, but the execution of her design plan is dependable and successful with high quality workmanship. She brings together a talented pool of craftsmen for electrical, painting, and other trades. Bottom line...she creates beautiful results for your design needs.

deborah broder (project completed 01.2016)