Michelle is extremely detail-oriented and meticulous in her work which is exactly what you want when you're hiring someone to design and oversee a complete transformation like she accomplished. She was pleasant, professional and lovely to work with. I love my new room! I really couldn't have done it without her. I have gotten so many compliments from people who have been to my home or seen the pictures (especially the before and after). "It looks like a page in a magazine!" is a frequent comment. Thank you Michelle!
Susan B. - Colleague
Simply Windows, Hopkinton, MA
Through Simply Windows, I worked with Summerland Homes and Gardens providing window shades in a number of her clients' homes. Michelle is very professional and easy to work with, giving clear direction on each project's style, budget, and timeframe. Looking forward to working with her on
many more windows of the future!
Purple Rose Home, Northborough, MA
Michelle is such a delight to work with. Her work is just as refreshing as her presence. When you're looking for something cozy but stylish, she has a way of keeping everything cohesive and livable.
"In a word, AMAZING! We have spent close to a year collaborating with Michelle on the interior design of every room in our new house, along with our outdoor space too. The experience was incredible! Michelle's vision and creativity are complemented by her meticulous attention to detail and adherence to budget. Michelle literally has boundless ideas, yet what we truly love the most is that our home is the perfect relection of "us". She is extremely skilled at presenting design options, then allowing our preferences to dictate choices. She even incorporated some sentimental pieces into several rooms that allowed us to put our unique stamp on those spaces. Keeping our home eclectic in that way was very important to us - Michelle was instrumental in making that a reality, while also creating a fresh, beachy, feel for us.
In addition to maintaining unparalleled professionalism, Michelle is personally invested in her work and it shows. Her devotion was evident in every aspect of her interaction with us and our family. When working on our kids' rooms, she took the time to meet with them individually to get a true feel for their personalities and preferences - as a result, their rooms are all literally spot on!
Michelle and her husband (Jim at Straight Edge Landscape & Lawn, Inc.) also created our outdoor landscape and patio design. They designed a multi tiered patio with a built-in fire pit that is an absolute oasis. The stone work is gorgeous and our backyard is just stunning. They also conceptualized the unique scheme for planting trees, shrubs and flowers, which is beautiful.
I give Michelle not only my strongest endorsement, but also an abundance of gratitude for helping to make our home perfect.
Michelle designed and planted the area around our pool. This task was challenging, due to lots of factors, but Michelle completed it with professionalism and even finished it quickly, in time for a large party we were having. The area looks great, and I have had many compliments about how nice it looks! I would definitely recommend Summerland Homes to anyone looking for quality, professional service.
Rowena S. - Client
Michelle helped me redesign my living/dining room area. The original layout was awkward and created a difficult traffic flow. Michelle came up with a plan that maximized the space efficiently and created a much more comfortable, pleasing space. I love the way it works for our family now!
I would strongly recommend Summerland Homes and Gardens. Michelle designed a beautiful office for my entire family. Not only was the space beautiful, but it was functional. She helped design the space on a budget; offering different choices at different price points. I was happy with the result and the experience.
Michelle’s expertise was invaluable in my bathroom renovation. I was overwhelmed by the logistics of a large renovation, but Michelle stepped in and made everything come together. Her attention to detail – and to making sure she was designing a room that I would love- was just amazing. I appreciated her tact in gently persuading me to consider style options I would not have otherwise- saving me from making poor choices. She coordinated with the supply house, the contractor, the counter guys, everyone! So all I had to do was give my OK to specific color and fabric choices that she presented to me. When the morning light comes in through the windows, my bathroom is stunning!
Elle was awesome to work with. She has a great sense of design and took into account our desires while working with us to pull together our “Malibu Beach house” inspired interior design.
We are in awe of how it all came together. The flow from room to room is filled with natural light, providing a relaxed and open space. The furnishings add an understated elegance in a beach house casual sort of way.
The colors and shapes of objects honor the natural beauty of our beloved Cape Cod while providing a sense of peace and tranquility.
Elle is the utmost professional. She kept us informed every step of the way and was very responsive.. On more than one occasion she came to our rescue and resolved issues we were experiencing with other contractors.
We worked with Michelle on a garden design project for a mutual client. She was prompt, professional, and courteous. And she created a beautiful design which exceeded our client's expectations! We look forward to working with Summerland in the future!
Matt Cole, President, Cape Associates
We have worked with Elle and her team at Summerland Homes & Gardens on a variety of projects, both large and small. As a builder, timeliness and clarity are important - these are strong points of the Summerland team. On each of the projects, we have experienced great collaborations where thoughtful, creative designs have been brought forward, decisions have been made timely and information has been presented clearly. The collaboration is very much a team effort - challenges are tackled together and resolved in a timely fashion. It is without hesitation that we recommend Summerland Homes & Gardens.
We worked with Summerland Homes & Gardens on our beach house at the Cape. I thought it would be tricky since we don’t live there full time, but Michelle and her team stayed on top of everything. From sending us samples and photos of the work in progress to meeting with contractors, Michelle was organized, timely, and kept us up to date on the work that was being done. With a coastal inspired palette to reflect the beauty that surrounds us, our house is a relaxing retreat to get away from city life. We couldn’t be more happy with the spaces that she created!
Amazing designer, creative, utilizes every space for practical purposes with an beautiful esthetic appeal. Used her for both indoor an door spaces. Also fantastic communication with project and very good about getting things done on time.