If I could give 10 stars to Niche Interiors I would. They are hands down the BEST San Francisco interior design team! This morning while writing this review, I am sitting in my new condo, drinking a cup of coffee (in my new comfy custom upholstery chair) and looking around at my newly designed space. It is just amazing. And the people responsible for this amazingly peaceful, contemporary and thoughtful design is the team at Niche Interiors.
I found Jennifer on the internet and made the initial call. She promptly called me back and explained the process involved in working with her team. Yes, a process! I didn’t know interior design teams followed a process and her process is efficient to say the least. We were on a tight schedule moving into our new space and needed the design to happen fast. Additionally, my partner and I were trying to combine our two different styles. We were worried the creativity and design would be lost while trying to make our deadlines. We were completely wrong! Jennifer helped us from to start to finish–individually asking us questions about our styles and interests, selecting paint colors, choosing furniture and creating a floor plan. We LOVED the options she presented! Jennifer has impeccable taste and it shines through on her projects. I would HIGHLY recommend Niche Interiors if you want someone who has a wonderful design eye, is professional, efficient, cost-effective and awesome to work with. And to top it off–she stays in budget!!!
—Amber F. & Sarah V.
Jennifer is fantastic to work with. She is organized, professional, and flexible. We worked with another designer prior to hiring Jennifer and found the process to be so much more difficult and stressful. Jennifer was always completely responsive and really listened to our thoughts and concerns. She has a great eye too and we were very happy with how the project turned out. We would not hesitate to hire her in the future for bigger projects.
—Elana O. & Sean C.
We have been working with Jennifer for over a year as we completed a total house makeover/remodel. She is amazing! With fresh and innovative ideas, Jennifer was able to capture our vision (or have a vision where we didn’t) and execute the design flawlessly.
She always had plenty of suggestions and options which allowed us to be an active part of the process and was always respectful of our budget. Her thoughtfulness insured that the project remained relevant and functional for our lifestyle (with a toddler) while holding to her beautiful aesthetic. She has been such fun to work with and a professional from start to finish. In the end, Niche Interiors delivered an outcome above and beyond our expectation and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Jennifer has a great eye, is easy to work with, and did a great job of suggesting items that were within our budget. We will definitely work with her for any future home projects.
—Amy & Justin G.
Jen helped us decorate our entire house. Our project was 3 bedrooms, a living room/dining room and eat-in kitchen. She helped us pick out over forty pieces and it all came together beautifully. She was always timely and always stayed within budget. She overcame my challenges of buying things that looked nice, but were durable and child friendly, since we have three young children and a large dog. I would highly recommend her work and will definitely work with her in the future.
—Leslie & Chris D.
My husband and I had recently bought our first home and knew we needed somebody with an experienced eye in interior design to help us. We found Niche Interiors’ website and, based on the aesthetic and diversity of style in we saw in the photos of Jennifer’s projects, we knew we had found the right person.
Jennifer worked with us to hone in on our aesthetic and, while she did the work of choosing the combinations of colors, patterns, etc. that worked together for our spaces, she provided us with options that made us feel very much like we were part of the process. Jennifer had an incredible ability to understand and articulate our personal style and was able to meet us within our comfort zone but also knew where to help us take some fun design risks with our space. She has a very keen understanding of how to combine design, comfort, style and functionality and, in addition, she has seemingly wonderful relationships with the vendors who she works with so her clients can be assured great quality and timeliness. We are thrilled with what Jennifer has done for us and finally feel like we live in a designed space that feels like “us”.
—Rachel B. & Mike D.
This was my first experience working with an interior decorator and I was nervous that I was going to end up with a room that was more their style and not mine. That was not the case with Jennifer! Jennifer really listened to what I had in mind and how I intended to use the space. She also had me look through pictures and identify what I liked/disliked in each one. I think this really helped me also get a sense of the feel of the room that I was looking for. I also loved that for each piece that was recommended, Jennifer provided three pricing options. This allowed me to really mix and match from big box stores and unique items. It also helped me stay within a budget I was comfortable with.
Throughout the process, Jennifer was always in communication and let me know where we were with each item. This was a wonderful experience and I am so happy with both the living room and media room.
We hired Niche Interiors this past summer (June 2011) to design three rooms for us from scratch, in addition to paint selections for the rest of our flat, and floor plans for the bedrooms. Jennifer delivered exactly what we wanted, even though we had little idea of what we wanted at the beginning. Multiple conversations and viewing different design styles ensured we were all moving in the right direction each step of the way. We went in thinking we knew our design taste and realized our tastes are much broader than we originally thought. The design we agreed upon fit our taste and the style of the space perfectly.
Jennifer knew we were budget conscious (who isn’t these days), but that didn’t throw her. She picked out at least three options at different prices for every piece. It allowed us to put our money towards the items that were important to us and save money on things that weren’t, while still creating a cohesive design. The couple of times we had a miscommunication or a problem it was quickly addressed, taken seriously, and solved to our satisfaction.
We have already recommended her services to multiple friends and look forward to working with her again! We have two bedrooms and a bathroom remodel with her name on it!
—Ron S. & Sean H.
I had been looking for someone to help with our master bedroom and living room for a while, and happened across the Niche site. I am so glad that I found Jennifer – months later, these rooms are completely transformed and are places where I love spending time. Jennifer was great to work with, and has a great process for gleaning the styles & colors that you love. Her approach was very flexible and pragmatic, giving us a range of choices for each piece, fabric and paint. I highly recommend her and would work again with her in a heartbeat.
Amazing. Incredible. Outstanding. Fantastic. Awesome. Marvelous. These are the adjectives to describe how pleased I am with the results that were delivered. I was lucky enough to stumble across Niche Interiors while searching the web in a last ditch effort to find the right fit. It was a long drawn out process, interviewing various firms and individuals but fortunately enough, the light at the end of the tunnel was found and it was burning bright.
After browsing their website, reading the blog and viewing photos of past projects, I was impressed and about 50% sold that I had found the right designer. The last 50% was achieved during the first meeting. What I ultimately was looking for and found in Jennifer can be described in a few simple words; professional, reliable and talented.
Throughout the entire process, from concept to procurement, it went flawlessly. All deliverables were met, timeline adhered to, budget maintained and most importantly, the understanding of what I was attempting to achieve in terms of the units style, was made an absolute priority.
Coming from the construction industry, one of my companies internal goals is to make the experience, the journey of a project, one that our clients enjoy. Niche Interiors too, lives up this goal and transcends it as I cannot stress enough how happy I am and continue to be every night I come home and step foot into my place.
Jennifer is an amazing designer. She understood our aesthetic very quickly and was able to blend the slightly different tastes that my husband and I have. She helped us with paint colors as well as furniture selection and now we absolutely love our place! Highly recommend her. She’s fast, creative, and professional.
I miraculously found Jennifer through a random Google search on “decorating a small one bedroom apartment” which led me to her piece in Apartment Therapy web magazine.
Since our first meeting we clicked; from the moment she walked into my tiny apartment she saw possibilities…a closet is transformed into additional living space and an old Tulip chair I found by the road was transformed with a little paint and a custom seat cushion. My space actually feels more spacious now — even though it has a lot more furniture and a large vintage mirror.
She is a true artist and visionary; her use of textures and colors is unique. I am not a fan of the mundane average matchy match look and Jennifer picked up on that. She has a keen sense of what her client likes and was sensitive to my hobbies, personality.
I also enjoyed all of the contractors she recommended and worked with. It’s very strange but I’m going to miss her now that our project is near its end. I could go on. I highly recommend Jennifer and Niche Interiors. She is very ethical, reliable and honest.
It is the best money you will ever spend and you are worth it.
Jennifer is extremely professional and took the time to listen, understand, and respond to our ideas and desires. My husband and I have different decorating styles so she worked with us to find common ground. Her turn around time was also expedient; we had requested a color palette, plans regarding how to best lay out the different rooms, as well as furniture and window treatment suggestions. All of her suggestions were helpful and not only motivated us to move forward but provided viable, affordable options to make our condo look and feel great!
Jennifer provided bathroom layout, design and finish plans for a very small Victorian bathroom remodel. She selected materials and fixtures including tile, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. Jennifer was willing to provide exactly what we wanted in terms of designs, materials etc. She met with us to determine our tastes and how we expected to use the space. She always showed up on time and was very responsive to our questions and requests. Final hours were right in line with initial estimate. Highly recommended.
Jennifer is fabulous. Not only is she a talented designer with a good eye, but she is very easy to work with. My husband and I have different tastes and finding furniture and accessories we can both agree on can be a challenge. Jennifer was very insightful at determining where our tastes intersected and provided us with options we could both love. She was adept at working with us on a tight budget and helped us get the most bang for our buck. I have found that in the long run working with a designer can save you time, money and regret so hiring Jennifer was money well spent. We are so pleased with the work she did in our living room and dining room that we are hiring her again to help us redesign our guest room into a nursery.
—Carrie & Andy S.
We are so grateful to have found Jennifer Jones and Niche Interiors. Jennifer has been such a pleasure to work with. We have a small house with a challenging floor plan and we did not get the “gene” for home decorating. We are senior citizens who were living with a lot of clutter and rooms that didn’t work well for us.
Jennifer has designed beautiful rooms in keeping with our taste, values and budget. She is so professional, works efficiently, shows up on time. She gave us an image book to learn about our tastes, gave us nice options (for each item we needed) in three price ranges, and came in under budget. Jennifer also designed a beautiful built-in cabinet/ window seating area and found a skilled craftsman to build it. The built-in fits well with the original architectural details of the house, and looks as if it is original.
Jennifer was very sensitive to my husband’s needs as a disabled person; she was always considerate of feelings. I was afraid to work with a designer for fear of being looked down upon, but Jennifer is totally down to earth and never made us feel “taste challenged”.
—Linda & George W.
I found Jennifer’s ad on craigslist and decided to contact her from there. I had just purchased a condo in San Carlos and being a single male, I hadn’t the slightest clue how to decorate or pick things that would match well.
Jennifer and I met up and she asked questions about my tastes and budget. We then mapped out the costs and time line for the project.
Throughout the next few weeks she emailed me options for all the different rooms including center pieces, curtains, art pieces, accents etc.. She was spot on on what I was looking for. She made this process very easy and everything she picked out looks great! I highly recommend her!!!
My husband and I recently moved to San Francisco from Cleveland. We had to downsize from a house to a condo in the city. I needed help. We moved into a new condo and we had a blank slate. I am at that age where I wanted HELP and do it RIGHT.
I met Jen and we exchanged information. I decided to interview her (and 2 others). I was SO impressed with Jen. She is extremely professional, organized, showed up to our first ‘consultation’ on time and with her business information. She has a great website so I was able to look at some of her work on-line. Jen was not offended at all when I asked for references. Jen is very easy to get along with and is open to many different ideas. She gave us a homework assignment – she needed to know what we both liked and wanted to get to know our own styles. We gave her a budget and a priority list. We hit our design full speed.
After 5 months, my husband and I are so happy with our home. We aren’t done yet and we will be calling Jen again soon to finish up the rest of the rooms. She has a great list of contractors she works with; she has a great sense of paint color; she is willing to listen to us and liked a few of our items we decided to go with. She doesn’t get offended if we ask her to ‘keep looking’. I can’t say enough.
—Kimberly & John L.
Long story short, I became a proud homeowner last July and wanted to leave behind my Ikea roots along with my disintegrating Mission apartment. But I’m fundamentally clueless when it comes to all things aesthetic and hadn’t the faintest idea where to start. I “borrowed” Jennifer from a friend of mine who knows a lot more about these things than I do and had rave reviews of Jennifer’s work…and, sure enough, working with Jennifer was absolutely the BEST decision I could have made. She 100% professional and will take as heavy or as light a hand in the design process as is wanted/needed (a pretty heavy hand for me since swatches make me crazy). She even designed a couple pieces of furniture herself (not to mention my fireplace) and found, interviewed, and hired some expert contractors to take care of the custom building.
Another very, very important thing: Jennifer is phenomenally insightful about personal preferences and what it takes to make each individual comfortable in his or her own space. Very nerve wracking, the idea of having someone else take the lead in picking out your stuff, and I was terrified of a home that would feel disturbingly like someone else’s house. Nope–she knows me better than I do.
WE LOVE JENNIFER! We found Niche Interiors on Craigslist and when we met Jennifer, she was so put together that my first thought was “I want her to be my personal shopper.” Happily, she’s also very down to earth. This is our first time working with a designer and she never makes us feel incompetent or intimidated. She’s listened to us from day one on what we like/don’t like, our budget, etc. She comes up with 3-4 choices in various price ranges for each item, and she always includes one that’s exactly what we’d have chosen ourselves and one that makes us think. She’s opened our eyes to the world of color and texture, and we now sit in our living room every night because we love it so much — it’s very us but way better. She’s also good with scale and figuring out how big/tall/small something should be in relation to the room. She doesn’t mind when we ask her for more choices or find something that’s different from what she recommended, and encourages us to get out and look at things to see what we like.
We’re almost finished with the living room and dining room and now she’s working on the master bedroom. It’ll take a while but we’d like her to help us with our whole house. I recommended her to two of my friends who have different taste than we do and she did a great job for them as well. Seriously can’t say enough positive things about our experience with her!