The client-designer relationship is an important part of the design process. Many of FDK Design's projects come from returning clients and referrals from satisfied clients, which speaks volumes for the work that we do and the role of collaboration in the design process. Below is some of the feedback that we have received.....
MiGuel c. - Homeowner - Mid century modern in Bonita
When my wife and I decided to gut our house with some idea of what direction we wanted to go, but didn't have a true plan or vision, we felt lost and seriously overwhelmed. This is when we hired Fiona! She came in just as our home had been completely gutted and we had a short timeline to get the rehab started. She was quick to respond and never became frustrated or overwhelmed. She has a phenomenal talent for the use of space and gave us some stylish, yet functional ideas. That allowed us to expand our master bath and add a powder room, which we hadn't thought of, and were sheer genius on her part. Those creative ideas made the spaces much more compelling and did NOT obliterate our budget.
She's patient, observant and a phenomenal listener. We felt that she truly "Got Us" and could really speak our language. We knew we wanted to do a mid-century modern remodel, but often didn't know how to voice or describe what we wanted, but she always nailed it! She was able to bring my wife's and my ideas together to create a space that we love and will cherish for many years to come.
When it comes to product selection, Fiona is the best! She knows where to go and who to speak with, eliminates the fluff at gets you exactly what you are looking for. Working with Fiona felt as if we were working with a true artist, a visionary with passion for her craft! The best part about working with her is that you really feel that she is working to manifest your vision for your home, rather than pushing her personal style or vision. She is flexible with her time and 100% attentive.
We loved what she did so much for us and our home that I had her design my office; my employees love their new hip place and my clients are always impressed and comment about how chic the space looks and feels! Fiona is an incredibly talented, creative, assertive and artistic designer!
Caroline c. - homeowner
Fiona did a fantastic job assisting us with the re-design of our kitchen and materials selection for the kitchen as well as flooring throughout the downstairs. Fiona was patient with us during design and shopping as the overall process was stop-and-go due to some family emergencies. She drew out from us our design priorities, listened well, encouraged our aesthetic choices and told us politely which ideas would work well and which would not work well. Fiona's excellent lay-out and lighting design work was detailed and easy to understand for the contractors whom we hired. Fiona shopped with us for some material, like the cabinets, stone and tile, and directed us to good resources for others, like hardware and lighting. We are thrilled with the superior functionality and storage space in our new kitchen as well as the aesthetics.
Michelle K. - homeowner - Windansea Beach condominium
Fiona is a true professional! She is extremely detail oriented, which made our renovation even better than we expected. She anticipates hurdles and helps with maintaining a construction timeline. She communicated with our builder every step of the way, as well as calmly helped me through the stressful parts of our first renovation! She is savvy about current architectural design, up and coming product, and complete staging and accessorizing, to get an over-the-top finished outcome. We are so satisfied with our experience, and hope she will help us with our next project!
Claudia a. - homeowner
Fiona, has been awesome throughout our entire remodel. When we first started we thought she would just be helping with the kitchen but because she made things so easy for us she ended up helping us with the entire house. She helped us decide on everything from kitchen flooring, to wall colors, to tiles for our fireplace. She's put together a beautiful home by helping us to adventure outside of our comfort zone while still sticking to our "style". Fiona, is great at both designing the big picture concept of a redesign and also concentrating on the details to make sure it all comes out perfect!
Kristine J. - homeowner -Bright and Bold at the Beach
Fiona listens, and is so wonderful about the tailoring the project to your time, budget and taste. Truly a professional and so fun, generous and flexible! She is also able to manage a remodel, and be the person to hold the contractor accountable, which was a huge help in our case.
stacy m. -homeowner - Award winning Spa inspired Master Bathroom
I can't say enough about Fiona. She is simply the best there is. Her attention to EVERY detail, her contacts, her knowledge of materials, her easy-going nature...the list goes on and on. Fiona guides and educates you along the way giving you complete confidence. You end up with a finished product that far exceeds expectations. You will consult her on everything else you do long after your project is over. We feel so fortunate to work with her!
Mark & Patti L. -homeowner
After returning from vacation to a find that a slab leak that required that we tear out our kitchen immediately, we contacted FDK Design. Fiona went out of her way to expedite our design and help us make critical, time-sensitive decisions. She is incredibly talented and has a gift for helping you balance your design wishes with your budget. Her professional attention to detail has you feeling confident, comfortable and enthusiastic about your project. She is simply wonderful !
Maria E. -homeowner - award winning east coast traditional
A month into our kitchen/great room remodel, my husband and I were introduced to Fiona Klerekoper of FDK Design. We were struggling with the design of our new space and Fiona came to our rescue. Literally! Our contractor was unable to come up with a design plan that incorporated all our ideas for this new space that we hoped to create. Within moments of our meeting, we knew Fiona was the right person for our project. She quickly assessed our needs, and presented us with a beautiful, creative, and functional design plan. She really listened to us and we never felt that we were compromising our design style for a style that she felt we "might" like. Fiona took into consideration our budget when creating our new space and always kept the contractor informed of any design changes. Her insight and creative talent made the difference between a so-so remodel and a remodel that transformed our space into something special. Fiona was a pleasure to work with. She made time to accompany me to several different businesses, offering her advice in choosing products for our remodel project. From the start to finish of our project, she was a super star. Fiona has a great sense of style and wonderful ideas!
Dipika p. - homeowner
Fiona is wonderful!! She works with you trying to figure out what style suits you and your lifestyle the best. She thought of a design for our living room area that I would have never thought of and made a more enclosed space very open. She opened our eyes to different designs and helped us pick out the items as well. She is very flexible with your schedule and sets up meetings/times that work best for you. She is very professional, kind, creative, and organized which I feel as though are needed in a designer. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a change.
Jori t. - homeowner - Del Sur Customization
Fiona has helped me with decorating in three different homes. She has a great eye and is very pleasant to work with. She has a real talent for understanding her clients wants/needs and delivering beautifully. She has helped me make my house a home and for that I couldn't be more grateful!
margherita c. - homeowner
We have worked with Fiona on many projects over the last 6 years across our entire home including whole room design, furniture placement/purchase, paint and color selection, area rug purchases, drapery/pillow design, and accessories. She is always able to work within our mission and vision, yet come up with excellent ideas regardless whether the budget is large or small. We have done both major and minor projects, and Fiona always has an excellent eye for design style and outcome, along with great creativity. We recently did an office remodel and everything from design to construction to hardware worked out great.!! We have been very pleased with all our projects with Fiona and would highly recommend her. I can't wait for our next project together.
vicki w. - homeowner - award winning SANTA BARBARA STYLE - RANCHO BERNARDO
Fiona is amazing to work with! She always provided just the right amount of help on the project. She valued our opinion and helped with the big and small decisions. She was always available when I needed her advice.
Fiona charged fairly for the work that she did and understands that it is your money that she is helping to spend. I had worked with another designer who totally disregarded that it was our money.
Fiona's strengths include attention to detail. We basically did an entire house remodel and she was involved in all aspects. I especially loved the tile and cabinet designs that she brought to the project. The kitchen is my favorite! There were some changes that she suggested that I was originally uncomfortable with and Fiona walked me through why I wasn't sure of the design and listened to my opinion. In the end, you need to trust your designer and believe that they know what you are looking for in your home. I would recommend Fiona to anyone in need of a great designer.
amy h. - homeowner
I hired Fiona Klerekoper with FDK Design to design a kitchen for a house that we bought in 2014. Fiona was extremely professional and paid specific attention to my needs and ideas. The time spent going over plans with Fiona was an extremely enjoyable time, as was the time spent in many showrooms looking at various cabinets, flooring, colors, etc. She is very specific and paid attention to what I wanted in a kitchen. She has great vision and is a pleasure to work with on a project.
Adriana M. - homeowner - CASUAL ELEGANCE - SCRIPPS RANCH
We have hired Fiona for our downstairs expansion, kitchen remodel and the outdoor living space in our backyard. She is helpful, talented and easy to work with. Her "eye" for design transformed the downstairs into an enjoyable space to relax in and entertain in. She even helped us with buying furniture, placing the furniture and buying all accessories from area rugs to picture frames. We are beyond happy with Fiona's work.
Reena d. - homeowner - Fresh & Fun Take on Traditional
Loved, loved working with Fiona! She read our vision right away and gave amazing ideas... our home turned out beautiful!
Kathleen d. - homeowner - CALIFORNIA COTTAGE BY THE BAY
Fiona helped us design and decorate our beach home. She was wonderful to work with, I do not know what I would have done without her advice on colors, accessories, tiles, flooring and anything the contractor needed that I was unsure about. She has a great eye and a kind way to say, do this instead of that. Every piece of advice on design she helped us with, we ended up loving. The house turned into our dream house. I have recommended Fiona to all of my friends.
kelly b. - homeowner
Fiona is creative and knowledgeable with wonderful ideas! She reliable and responds to texts/emails in a timely manner. I appreciate that Fiona is friendly, not pushy, and a joy to work with. I highly recommend!