"She is very intuitive and can read your likes and desires…"
"Patte helped me pick out my color schemes as well as many other ideas and suggestions to satisfy my design needs even when I wasn't confident in what I wanted. She is very intuitive and can read your likes and desires based on her experience and she is very professional. We have been in our home for eight years now and I still love my color pallet and the choices we made. I hope to be able to hire her again to complete two other rooms we haven't completed yet. Patte will bring out the best in YOUR tastes without imposing her preferences on you. She's a doll and fun to work with too — and so good at what she does!"
"…Color, space and product created a total experience…"
"I am honored to recommend Patte Lau to work with anyone who is interested in teaming up with a professional and ready to transform their space.
I have worked with Patte several times renovating my 1836 farm house. Our first endeavor was approximately 10 years ago and that was the transformation of my farm kitchen, laundry room and sitting room. Color, space and product choices changed our home. To this day, I still favor her color choices. The next project was an old bathroom. The bathroom was on the same floor as the kitchen and Patte helped transition the bathroom to fit the design of the kitchen. What a project and what a beautiful product!!
A couple of years pasted and I needed Patte to help design our two large rooms off of the kitchen. Again, color, space and product created a total experience. We ended up with a sports bar room with a rustic bar, a new fire place and an extra large room for entertaining. The colors complimented my kitchen, laundry, sitting and bathroom — just beautiful.
I know Patte is not a wedding planner, but my daughter was married two years ago on our farm, in the barns (one for the ceremony and one for the reception), and I desperately needed Patte's professional skills to help me utilize space, materials and our antiques to put together a unique experience for all. We worked for several months. The wedding was beautiful; a one-of-a-kind! People still talk about that weekend-they were taken back to the late 1800's while in our barns-it was wonderful.
Patte and her husband Barry are wonderful people, highly skilled and forward looking. Patte catalogs all of her work and I am proud my home is part of her documented work. Patte will add value to any project."
"Patte always does a great job accessing my likes…"
"This is the second time I hired Patte. Obviously I was extremely happy with Patte the fist time which is why I contracted her a second time. I had purchased a rental property in Chicago to provide additional income. I had been trying to rent out the one bedroom apartment for approximately for 3 months with little success. I hired Patte to come in and suggest some ideas to make the unit pop.
Patte recommended some color changes for the walls, new window treatments, some low cost fixtures and appliance for the kitchen, and some new colors and fixtures for the bathroom. Patte made the space look brand new. She created a master piece on a not too crazy budget and really made the apartment sing. My friends and neighbors were amazed. Needless to say when I put the apartment back on the market after the remodel I rented it in 2 hours! The net is Patte worked her magic and the apartment flew off the shelf due to her excellent work.
All in all the project took 2 weeks to complete from start to finish. Patte always does a great job accessing my likes and dislikes therefore the colors and accessories she generally selects are right on the mark making the project seamless."
"Fantastic job staging my home."
"Patte did a fantastic job staging my home. The house looks beautiful. Her knowledge of the field and up to date ideas is exceptional. She is easy and fun to work with and made herself available to fit my schedule. Anyone who has seen the home since she has finished raves about how beautiful and up to date it is. I would recommend her to anyone who is going to put their house on the market or who is looking for an interior decorator. Have her see your home and give you ideas before you list it. You will not be sorry."
"Wow! That says it all."
"If you have never worked with Patte, then you are really missing out. Her imagination is incredible, outside of the box.
Once you have worked with her, you will understand the meaning of Style, Color, and how you can create a beautiful room with her knowledge. You could be the next lucky one."
"I felt that Patte was very knowledgable…"
"Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much Patte Lau helped me! Patte is an interior decorator and Home Stager. From our first meeting I felt that Patte was very knowledgable with what she does. Patte started by finding out about me and my likes.
We were remodeling our kitchen and removing our dinning room. Patte went shopping with me and helped with different options. Her expertise was priceless.
We totally gutted our kitchen from top to bottom. We have new…granite, appliances, cabinets, flooring, electric, plumbing, paint. We love our kitchen, it's been 10 months since completion. Each day I walk in the kitchen, I smile and can't believe this is ours!"
"She is honest, knowledgeable, creative, enthusiastic…"
"I began working with Patte in January, 2010 and finished in the summer. Our initial "job" was to re-do my great room. We picked out new paint colors, furniture, rugs, wall hangings, and accent pieces. Throughout the whole process she spent a lot of time with me exploring different furniture styles and arrangements. We looked through furniture and home furnishing stores together (or sometimes she would go alone), to purchase many accent pieces and brought them back to my home to see how they would work with the other new items. She always let me see the total picture before I made a decision. She presented me with so many options and choices. There were many times that I was alone at a store and couldn't make up my mind about something for the house and she would come right out to guide me or go to the store on her own time and then call me with her suggestions. When everything arrived, Patte came over herself and showed me different ways of positioning the new things. And, the bonus was that Patte and her husband put up the new hangings and accent pieces themselves! They even took all of my family pictures and created a photo collage on one of my walls that I get RAVE reviews on! I am so proud of the finished product.
While we were finishing the great room, Patte also help me update and redecorate my Piano Room, Master Bedroom, Loft, Sunroom, Kitchen and Powder Room. We picked out paint, draperies, kitchen wall tiles, furniture and accents. Again, she was so patient with me as I deliberated over all of the different choices she gave me for remodeling these rooms. She knew so much more concerning current trends, new products, color choices, placement of wall hangings, how to choose and place accent pieces, etc. than a lay person could ever know! I can't even imagine what my home would like without her expertise. I know that I would never have had the time, patience, and "know-how" to do it myself.
I would definitely recommend Patte to anyone and everyone who is in the process of redecorating one room or their whole house. She is honest, knowledgeable, creative, enthusiastic and will work with a client's budget. She can completely change the look of the room or just add updated, accent items that brighten it up!
Now, I am proud to have friends and family walk through my house to admire the new surroundings. I would welcome anyone who would like to see Patte's work first-hand to walk through, too. I promise you that you will be inspired and definitely NOT disappointed with her work."