Area Aesthetics Interior Design

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Peggy Berk of Area Aesthetics did our loft style 3600 square foot apartment on 46th street and then a much smaller project for us at our weekend home near the Jersey shore. We had quite a substantial budget for our loft but really wanted to keep the costs to a tight budget for the beach house which we plan to sell once the market improves.We love what she did in our city apartment - we feel like we have twice the room we had before and everything just flows. Her color schemes are remarkable as all of our friends keep remarking. Most important to us is that she has a very practical side and is very value conscious and was a tougher critic when it came to the contractors than we would have been and we are thrilled with the quality of the work. Her people showed up on time, every day and the project came in with much more than we expected and under budget. She shops through trade houses and split her trade discounts with us. Even though we were very happy with our apartment I was hesitant to engage her for the beach house because our budget was so limited. But my husband was hooked and insisted we bring her in to do that project too. All I can say is that I am really glad he persuaded me. She did a wonderful job and even with a budget that was severely constrained delivered more than we thought we could get for what we were willing to spend and finished the project under budget. Peggy works very closely with her clients and is very accommodating. I have referred this designer to two women in my card group and while I haven't seen their redone homes, both thanked me repeatedly.for the referral. I would definitely refer her again and use her services again when we trade up our beach house.

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★★★★★

Peggy Berk of Area Aesthetics did our loft style 3600 square foot apartment on 46th street and then a much smaller project for us at our weekend home near the Jersey shore. We had quite a substantial budget for our loft but really wanted to keep the costs to a tight budget for the beach house which we plan to sell once the market improves.We love what she did in our city apartment - we feel like we have twice the room we had before and everything just flows. Her color schemes are remarkable as all of our friends keep remarking. Most important to us is that she has a very practical side and is very value conscious and was a tougher critic when it came to the contractors than we would have been and we are thrilled with the quality of the work. Her people showed up on time, every day and the project came in with much more than we expected and under budget. She shops through trade houses and split her trade discounts with us. Even though we were very happy with our apartment I was hesitant to engage her for the beach house because our budget was so limited. But my husband was hooked and insisted we bring her in to do that project too. All I can say is that I am really glad he persuaded me. She did a wonderful job and even with a budget that was severely constrained delivered more than we thought we could get for what we were willing to spend and finished the project under budget. Peggy works very closely with her clients and is very accommodating. I have referred this designer to two women in my card group and while I haven't seen their redone homes, both thanked me repeatedly.for the referral. I would definitely refer her again and use her services again when we trade up our beach house.

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Area Aesthetics did my living room and the window treatments in my entire apartment. The place looks like a picture out of elle Decor, but feels so totally me that I've never felt more at home. Peggy was wonderful to work with, and made the whole process a lot of fun and very interesting. I highly highly recommend this designer! [And they were fast too!]

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★★★★★

Area Aesthetics did my living room and the window treatments in my entire apartment. The place looks like a picture out of elle Decor, but feels so totally me that I've never felt more at home. Peggy was wonderful to work with, and made the whole process a lot of fun and very interesting. I highly highly recommend this designer! [And they were fast too!]

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I hired this person after reading the reviews on this page and I am left without the furniture we ordered and paid for plus legal fees...Ms Berk is not affiliated with any major design society and most of her credits on her webpage can be bought. her contract and her promises are deceiving at best and worse is what you are left with after signing...We also never got a design plan (which should have been the first alarm bell) but lots of ranting emails about how she could not draw one until we had bought ALL the furniture...well any good furniture store can draw up a floor plan for pieces free of charge and we finally went to Kreiss and they did an amazing job. Anyway, with the help of real licensed showrooms and designers from Ann Sacks and other great stores our condo is amazing. A design plan is very different than a furniture layout.
We framed her so called ""design"" plan as a joke drawing for our bathroom....buyer beware...

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★☆☆☆☆

I hired this person after reading the reviews on this page and I am left without the furniture we ordered and paid for plus legal fees...Ms Berk is not affiliated with any major design society and most of her credits on her webpage can be bought. her contract and her promises are deceiving at best and worse is what you are left with after signing...We also never got a design plan (which should have been the first alarm bell) but lots of ranting emails about how she could not draw one until we had bought ALL the furniture...well any good furniture store can draw up a floor plan for pieces free of charge and we finally went to Kreiss and they did an amazing job. Anyway, with the help of real licensed showrooms and designers from Ann Sacks and other great stores our condo is amazing. A design plan is very different than a furniture layout.
We framed her so called ""design"" plan as a joke drawing for our bathroom....buyer beware...

Pros: none especially unprofessional

Cons: read fine print...

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Peggy Berk is a genius! We won a contest to have our nursery made over by Similac and Peggy was assigned to us. We had never worked with a designer before so we were a bit apprehensive. \r
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As soon as we met her, we were right at home. Her warm personality, charming wit and sense of humor really made the redesign an adventure. Our baby is 8 months old and we wanted a room that was clearly a boy's room that was also educational at the same time in a fun way. We chose a nautical design as it was colorful, interesting and I am a decendent of Admiral Nelson of the British Navy. \r
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At first I didnt know what to expect as I was unsuccessful trying to find the materials on my own when the theme was not as popular. Peggy pulled the whole ""look"" together in a few months and easily coordinated pieces, fabric and even found me a wonderful seamstress that put the finishing touches on Peggy;s signature design. I wholeheartedly recommend Peggy for your next redesign venture. You will not be disappointed.\r
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Best regards,\r
Sharon

5
★★★★★

Peggy Berk is a genius! We won a contest to have our nursery made over by Similac and Peggy was assigned to us. We had never worked with a designer before so we were a bit apprehensive. \r
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As soon as we met her, we were right at home. Her warm personality, charming wit and sense of humor really made the redesign an adventure. Our baby is 8 months old and we wanted a room that was clearly a boy's room that was also educational at the same time in a fun way. We chose a nautical design as it was colorful, interesting and I am a decendent of Admiral Nelson of the British Navy. \r
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At first I didnt know what to expect as I was unsuccessful trying to find the materials on my own when the theme was not as popular. Peggy pulled the whole ""look"" together in a few months and easily coordinated pieces, fabric and even found me a wonderful seamstress that put the finishing touches on Peggy;s signature design. I wholeheartedly recommend Peggy for your next redesign venture. You will not be disappointed.\r
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Best regards,\r
Sharon

Pros: The coolest room you will ever see for a baby

Cons: someday he will grow up and change it

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I highly tout this New York designer. I am an architect from the U.K. just recently relocated to the states on a part time basis. I had begun the process with another designer but it became obvious to me that she had her style and I had mine. I hired Peggy Berk after a couple of weeks of false starts with the first designer. Peggy is all business and got us off to a fast start. She is fabulous with color and paint and fabrics. She is very practical at the same time as she is amazingly creative and came up with absolutely gorgeous and very innovative ideas for bespoke items. I am so excited and very impatient - I can't wait for everything to arrive and be in place. Bravo, Peggy, bravo!

5
★★★★★

I highly tout this New York designer. I am an architect from the U.K. just recently relocated to the states on a part time basis. I had begun the process with another designer but it became obvious to me that she had her style and I had mine. I hired Peggy Berk after a couple of weeks of false starts with the first designer. Peggy is all business and got us off to a fast start. She is fabulous with color and paint and fabrics. She is very practical at the same time as she is amazingly creative and came up with absolutely gorgeous and very innovative ideas for bespoke items. I am so excited and very impatient - I can't wait for everything to arrive and be in place. Bravo, Peggy, bravo!

Pros: creative, innovative, practical

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My partner and I had a wonderful experience with this designer. She is full of great ideas and even our painter kept remarking how wonderful her color choices were. We had a lot of disparate funishings, some of them we wanted to keep. She pulled everything together beautifully and is great at solving problems that had my partner and I baffled for months. She is also a warm, engaging and generous individual with a great sense of humor. We always looked forward to our appointments with her. When we went to the design cener with her, every showroom we walked into greeted her with smiles and the salespeople couldn't have been more eager to help. It was obvious that Peggy has their respect as well as ours. They made us feel like VIPs and what might have been a chore turned into a number of wonderful and very productive afternoons . Peggy clearly enjoys her profession and the time she spends with clients and that made the whole process that much more enjoyable for us as well. A+ all around.

5
★★★★★

My partner and I had a wonderful experience with this designer. She is full of great ideas and even our painter kept remarking how wonderful her color choices were. We had a lot of disparate funishings, some of them we wanted to keep. She pulled everything together beautifully and is great at solving problems that had my partner and I baffled for months. She is also a warm, engaging and generous individual with a great sense of humor. We always looked forward to our appointments with her. When we went to the design cener with her, every showroom we walked into greeted her with smiles and the salespeople couldn't have been more eager to help. It was obvious that Peggy has their respect as well as ours. They made us feel like VIPs and what might have been a chore turned into a number of wonderful and very productive afternoons . Peggy clearly enjoys her profession and the time she spends with clients and that made the whole process that much more enjoyable for us as well. A+ all around.

Pros: A+ for design, A+ for service, A+ for making it so enjoyable

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My husband and I moved to Tribeca in Dec2005 and in Jan2007 could not yet agree on how to paint or furnish our 2 bedroom condo. I talked to 5 designers from citysearch and we decided to hire one because she had an immediate availability 2 days later. After spending one day (which was only two hours long ) with the other designer and paying her top dollar for her time, all we had was a one page document which was supposed to be a design plan, but had nothing in it to do with design. It was mostly a shopping list of things we should buy at Room and Board. Instead of helping us find the color we wanted, she toldus to keep our walls white. When she left, my husband and I looked at each other and knew we made a mistake and had to start all over. We decided to hire Peggy Berk even through it meant waiting 2 weeks for an appointment because she was the one who seemed most interested in US. Unlike the first, Peggy showed with a huge rolling suitcase and a whole case of paint chips. She spent 7 hours with us designing our layout, sketching a built in for our home office, putting color chips on the walls and watching through the changes in light, measuring our windows and showing us furniture which we loved that we had never seen before. She gave us very detailed design plans, sketches of the layouts, even how the art should be hung. Many of the things we could do ourselves and Peggy encouraged us to. For other things like fabrics and finding furniture, we looked to her for follow up help. The experience was EXCELLENT. Our home doesn't just feel furnished, it feels DESIGNED, and exactly what we wanted - beautiful,warm, comfortable and very much us. We both love the colors and can't hardly believe we ever had trouble agreeing on what we wanted before Peggy worked with us. We got much much more than we ever expected and the service was outstanding from that first very long day right through the delivery of our last piece of furniture today. Very Highly Recommended.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I moved to Tribeca in Dec2005 and in Jan2007 could not yet agree on how to paint or furnish our 2 bedroom condo. I talked to 5 designers from citysearch and we decided to hire one because she had an immediate availability 2 days later. After spending one day (which was only two hours long ) with the other designer and paying her top dollar for her time, all we had was a one page document which was supposed to be a design plan, but had nothing in it to do with design. It was mostly a shopping list of things we should buy at Room and Board. Instead of helping us find the color we wanted, she toldus to keep our walls white. When she left, my husband and I looked at each other and knew we made a mistake and had to start all over. We decided to hire Peggy Berk even through it meant waiting 2 weeks for an appointment because she was the one who seemed most interested in US. Unlike the first, Peggy showed with a huge rolling suitcase and a whole case of paint chips. She spent 7 hours with us designing our layout, sketching a built in for our home office, putting color chips on the walls and watching through the changes in light, measuring our windows and showing us furniture which we loved that we had never seen before. She gave us very detailed design plans, sketches of the layouts, even how the art should be hung. Many of the things we could do ourselves and Peggy encouraged us to. For other things like fabrics and finding furniture, we looked to her for follow up help. The experience was EXCELLENT. Our home doesn't just feel furnished, it feels DESIGNED, and exactly what we wanted - beautiful,warm, comfortable and very much us. We both love the colors and can't hardly believe we ever had trouble agreeing on what we wanted before Peggy worked with us. We got much much more than we ever expected and the service was outstanding from that first very long day right through the delivery of our last piece of furniture today. Very Highly Recommended.

Pros: excellent service and designs, passionate about her work, love this company

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One of NY's top and most acclaimed designers - who politely informed us that they don't handle budgets under $100,000- recommended Peggy Berk to us to handle the color and furnishings for our new coop with our mid-5 figure budget. We began the process in early December, meeting with her to develop plans the day after we closed on the apartment. Within a few minutes, we knew we had the perfect designer. She was delightful, had great innovative ideas, just fabulous color development and impeccable taste. She also has a great sense of humor and encouraged us to take our time making decisions, which we really appreciated because even though our budget didn't make the big time, it was a lot of money to us! Most important, we knew that she got us, that she understood what we wanted and who we were. She designed an extraordinary built in home office (our contractor who built it said it was one of the most beautiful designs he'd ever built) and taught us a lot about idenitfying quality in furniture. Her design fees were very resonable and she split her trade discounts with us so we were able to upgrade all of our purchases and get items that we thought were beyond our reach. She also took us to the best antique dealer in the city. (We know, we've been collecting for years and never even knew about this place.) We'd recommend her to anyone - we often have.\r
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Alan Bean

5
★★★★★

One of NY's top and most acclaimed designers - who politely informed us that they don't handle budgets under $100,000- recommended Peggy Berk to us to handle the color and furnishings for our new coop with our mid-5 figure budget. We began the process in early December, meeting with her to develop plans the day after we closed on the apartment. Within a few minutes, we knew we had the perfect designer. She was delightful, had great innovative ideas, just fabulous color development and impeccable taste. She also has a great sense of humor and encouraged us to take our time making decisions, which we really appreciated because even though our budget didn't make the big time, it was a lot of money to us! Most important, we knew that she got us, that she understood what we wanted and who we were. She designed an extraordinary built in home office (our contractor who built it said it was one of the most beautiful designs he'd ever built) and taught us a lot about idenitfying quality in furniture. Her design fees were very resonable and she split her trade discounts with us so we were able to upgrade all of our purchases and get items that we thought were beyond our reach. She also took us to the best antique dealer in the city. (We know, we've been collecting for years and never even knew about this place.) We'd recommend her to anyone - we often have.\r
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Alan Bean

Pros: truly expert design, creative, very professional, a delight to work with

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I want to be totally above board about this. Peggy emailed me saying she was upset about a phony review and asked me to contribute a real review based on my real experiences with her. She did not tell me what to write. I am doing this because she is incredible to work with and is so supportive of what you want for your home. I am 28 and employed in the financial services industry by a private firm. I bought my condo in March and asked Peggy to help me after interviewing 6 or 7 people over the telephone. Peggy is the only one who didn't try to railroad me into an immediate booking - she sent me materials and encouraged me to think about it and make the decision very carefully. She is also the only one who described a process for her one-day consultations that included a lot more than the one day on site. She interviewd me over the phone a few days before our consultation for about 45 minutes. When she showed up for the flat rate consultation (she let me choose between flat and hourly rates), I saw how she put this interview to use. She came with a whole suitcase of materials based on what I discussed with her. Everything was on the mark with the modern style I requested and some really interesting ideas that I never would have on my own to add some comfort and a warmer feeling. After seven hours of working with her, I had a very specific written 16 page design plan for the three rooms. I also had paint chips and what she calls color scheme ""shopping"" chips for each room. I also had pictures and places to go for things I needed to buy. She included free follow up phone and email consultation on the plan and still speaks with me to this day about it and has never charged me another cent. She emails me pictures and links without being asked. With the cost of the condo, I couldn't afford to hire her to do the whole job for me. But I feel that she is here for the whole process just the same. \r
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I am proud to sign my real name,\r
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Jen Astino

5
★★★★★

I want to be totally above board about this. Peggy emailed me saying she was upset about a phony review and asked me to contribute a real review based on my real experiences with her. She did not tell me what to write. I am doing this because she is incredible to work with and is so supportive of what you want for your home. I am 28 and employed in the financial services industry by a private firm. I bought my condo in March and asked Peggy to help me after interviewing 6 or 7 people over the telephone. Peggy is the only one who didn't try to railroad me into an immediate booking - she sent me materials and encouraged me to think about it and make the decision very carefully. She is also the only one who described a process for her one-day consultations that included a lot more than the one day on site. She interviewd me over the phone a few days before our consultation for about 45 minutes. When she showed up for the flat rate consultation (she let me choose between flat and hourly rates), I saw how she put this interview to use. She came with a whole suitcase of materials based on what I discussed with her. Everything was on the mark with the modern style I requested and some really interesting ideas that I never would have on my own to add some comfort and a warmer feeling. After seven hours of working with her, I had a very specific written 16 page design plan for the three rooms. I also had paint chips and what she calls color scheme ""shopping"" chips for each room. I also had pictures and places to go for things I needed to buy. She included free follow up phone and email consultation on the plan and still speaks with me to this day about it and has never charged me another cent. She emails me pictures and links without being asked. With the cost of the condo, I couldn't afford to hire her to do the whole job for me. But I feel that she is here for the whole process just the same. \r
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I am proud to sign my real name,\r
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Jen Astino

Pros: Includes much more than most one day consultations

Cons: Very busy, had to wait a few weeks for a Friday appointment

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I have worked with many designers over the past couple of decades as my family has moved no fewer than 8 times in the last 22 years. Working with Peggy was by far the best experience I ever had with a designer. We love the home she helped us create, but for the first time in all these experiences we also loved the process and felt that it was really all about us. She is also very practical in her approach and provided excellent guidance on how we should spend our budget to get the most value and the very specific look and feeling we wanted in our home. We ended up with a home that was uniquely ours, totally us, full of the color and life we wanted so much and is the absolute envy of our friends. How do we know? They keep telling us.\r
Thank you Citysearch for leading me to this wonderful wonderful designer!

5
★★★★★

I have worked with many designers over the past couple of decades as my family has moved no fewer than 8 times in the last 22 years. Working with Peggy was by far the best experience I ever had with a designer. We love the home she helped us create, but for the first time in all these experiences we also loved the process and felt that it was really all about us. She is also very practical in her approach and provided excellent guidance on how we should spend our budget to get the most value and the very specific look and feeling we wanted in our home. We ended up with a home that was uniquely ours, totally us, full of the color and life we wanted so much and is the absolute envy of our friends. How do we know? They keep telling us.\r
Thank you Citysearch for leading me to this wonderful wonderful designer!

Pros: fabulous, fabulous, fabulous

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I called Peggy at Area Aesthetic and one other place who appeared to provide a similar service. After speaking with both Peggy and the people from the other place (who were rude and condescending, they asked who else I contacted, and when I told them, they made some negative comments about their competitor, Peggy, which was really inappropriate and unprofessional), I was left feeling that with Peggy I would be getting a great deal more, but most importantly I felt that if I was to use the other service I would be left disoriented and not know what to do once they were done with me for the day. Peggy spent a significant amount of time with me on the phone, before I ever committed to using her services and when we were done, she left me with a huge file, in an actual folder that she provided, which enabled me to go and find whatever it was I needed with great ease. I am not very good with measuring and knowing what things should look like and where they should go. Peggy was not only extremely helpful for the day, but left me very capable/prepared and enabled me to really find the appropriate things, knowing what size they should be, what they should look like, and where to find the items. She is great about keeping in touch and answers any questions, post the job, responding free of charge and very promptly. I am shocked to see any negative feed back. I would recommend her to anyone for a small studio job or a huge Park Avenue place.\r
Very important, she didn't try to get me to spend ridiculous amounts of money on things I didn't need, but helped me to make the most of what I had. As a matter of fact, I expected to have to throw out a lot more items, but Peggy showed me how to work with what I already had in ways I didn't know were possible.

5
★★★★★

I called Peggy at Area Aesthetic and one other place who appeared to provide a similar service. After speaking with both Peggy and the people from the other place (who were rude and condescending, they asked who else I contacted, and when I told them, they made some negative comments about their competitor, Peggy, which was really inappropriate and unprofessional), I was left feeling that with Peggy I would be getting a great deal more, but most importantly I felt that if I was to use the other service I would be left disoriented and not know what to do once they were done with me for the day. Peggy spent a significant amount of time with me on the phone, before I ever committed to using her services and when we were done, she left me with a huge file, in an actual folder that she provided, which enabled me to go and find whatever it was I needed with great ease. I am not very good with measuring and knowing what things should look like and where they should go. Peggy was not only extremely helpful for the day, but left me very capable/prepared and enabled me to really find the appropriate things, knowing what size they should be, what they should look like, and where to find the items. She is great about keeping in touch and answers any questions, post the job, responding free of charge and very promptly. I am shocked to see any negative feed back. I would recommend her to anyone for a small studio job or a huge Park Avenue place.\r
Very important, she didn't try to get me to spend ridiculous amounts of money on things I didn't need, but helped me to make the most of what I had. As a matter of fact, I expected to have to throw out a lot more items, but Peggy showed me how to work with what I already had in ways I didn't know were possible.

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This company is great. Very nice and hardworking. I just love that company for their love to do their job they just great.\r
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Barbara ^^

5
★★★★★

This company is great. Very nice and hardworking. I just love that company for their love to do their job they just great.\r
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Barbara ^^

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Berk & company never cease to amaze me!! So the first job wasn't a fluke!

5
★★★★★

Berk & company never cease to amaze me!! So the first job wasn't a fluke!

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Thank you so much. We love everything you've done in our new home, especially the family room. It's now our favorite room and suits us to a tee. We just couldn't figure out what to do with such an odd shaped room - and now we have a game room, a media room and room for informal dining too. But most of all, we love that you saved us literally thousands on the tiles and floor for the baths and kitchen. Even our contractor couldn't believe the pricing you got us! We are so appreciative. With your help, we were able to do so much more in our new home than we thought we could do at this time. Jo and I are very happy and invite your to stop by when ever you are in our neck of the woods.

5
★★★★★

Thank you so much. We love everything you've done in our new home, especially the family room. It's now our favorite room and suits us to a tee. We just couldn't figure out what to do with such an odd shaped room - and now we have a game room, a media room and room for informal dining too. But most of all, we love that you saved us literally thousands on the tiles and floor for the baths and kitchen. Even our contractor couldn't believe the pricing you got us! We are so appreciative. With your help, we were able to do so much more in our new home than we thought we could do at this time. Jo and I are very happy and invite your to stop by when ever you are in our neck of the woods.

Pros: great value, lovely person, smart and professiona

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You are terrific!
Thank you so much for the redesign of our studio. We love it! Our clients love it. Our students love it. Amanda is thrilled with her new offices and I couldn't imagine a better working environment than the one you've created. We thought you did a great on our home last year, but we really think you one-upped yourself here! Thank you so much for all the time and your attention to every last detail. We really appreciated your willingness to work around the crazy studio schedule so that we could do this in our busy season without missing a step.

B. Coopery

5
★★★★★

You are terrific!
Thank you so much for the redesign of our studio. We love it! Our clients love it. Our students love it. Amanda is thrilled with her new offices and I couldn't imagine a better working environment than the one you've created. We thought you did a great on our home last year, but we really think you one-upped yourself here! Thank you so much for all the time and your attention to every last detail. We really appreciated your willingness to work around the crazy studio schedule so that we could do this in our busy season without missing a step.

B. Coopery

Pros: a real pro, creative, innovative, wonderful design

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When i called for information, I was given more than 30 minutes of Peggy's time on the phone and she invited me to call back with questions. during the conversation, she emailed me a price card and other written info and then sent me hard copies of her information. She invited me to call back anytimme with questions. We spoke 4 or 5 times before I decided to make the appointment - and I'm glad I did. This was a wonderful experience and Peggy continues to respond to me via email and phone with any questions I have WITHOUT any additional charge. This was one of the nicest, most accommodating people I ever met. If you were refused information, Im sure there was a good reason she chose not to accept your business.

5
★★★★★

When i called for information, I was given more than 30 minutes of Peggy's time on the phone and she invited me to call back with questions. during the conversation, she emailed me a price card and other written info and then sent me hard copies of her information. She invited me to call back anytimme with questions. We spoke 4 or 5 times before I decided to make the appointment - and I'm glad I did. This was a wonderful experience and Peggy continues to respond to me via email and phone with any questions I have WITHOUT any additional charge. This was one of the nicest, most accommodating people I ever met. If you were refused information, Im sure there was a good reason she chose not to accept your business.

Pros: prompt, courteous, excellent

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Okay. It is definitely my fault for buying into the sales pitch and I should have checked references but I really needed help designing my new place. I still do... I won't even go into how much time I wasted waiting for the woman to arrive - 45 minutes late - and I took the day off for this? When she finally appeared she didn't even apologize. And that was just the beginning. She kept pacing around my apartment (kind of creepy) and talked, talked, talked really quickly. But nothing she said made any sense. It was weird. She tried to move my living room furniture around but it looked terrible. Need I say more? Stay away!!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Okay. It is definitely my fault for buying into the sales pitch and I should have checked references but I really needed help designing my new place. I still do... I won't even go into how much time I wasted waiting for the woman to arrive - 45 minutes late - and I took the day off for this? When she finally appeared she didn't even apologize. And that was just the beginning. She kept pacing around my apartment (kind of creepy) and talked, talked, talked really quickly. But nothing she said made any sense. It was weird. She tried to move my living room furniture around but it looked terrible. Need I say more? Stay away!!!

Cons: unprofessional, not punctual, strange

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I called up area aesthetics to find out about their services and was dissapointed to be given no real information over the phone. I would expect when looking for help from a company the staff to be helpful and kind. I found neither here. I was extremely happy to seek service from another company. First impressions count, and I'm certainly not impressed with them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called up area aesthetics to find out about their services and was dissapointed to be given no real information over the phone. I would expect when looking for help from a company the staff to be helpful and kind. I found neither here. I was extremely happy to seek service from another company. First impressions count, and I'm certainly not impressed with them.

Cons: Unhelpful, Unkind, Disappointing

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Thanks for putting color in my life...now no more four white walls. You make design seem so easy thanks again for all your help.

5
★★★★★

Thanks for putting color in my life...now no more four white walls. You make design seem so easy thanks again for all your help.

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I was moving from an apartment with way too much furniture into an unusually-shaped apartment with skylights and no straight walls! Peggy made our furniture fit like it was made for the new apartment, advised us on what to put into storage, chose remarkable paint colors, and even unpacked our kitchen at midnight on moving day! I'm still working with her to add some finishing touches. Can't recommend her more highly!

5
★★★★★

I was moving from an apartment with way too much furniture into an unusually-shaped apartment with skylights and no straight walls! Peggy made our furniture fit like it was made for the new apartment, advised us on what to put into storage, chose remarkable paint colors, and even unpacked our kitchen at midnight on moving day! I'm still working with her to add some finishing touches. Can't recommend her more highly!

Pros: affordable, easy to work with, saves a lot of time

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Once again I realized the lessons of attempting to do something instead of turning to professionals.Attempting to re-do my apartment was a source of great pain and headache untill a friend of mine reccommended to ""just call peggy berk""; with one call,I was able to get out of the way and let an expert take over and show me the way to accomplish what needed to be done in my home...Since that experience, I have called Peggy for advice every time I find myself wondering about replacement furniture or redesign. Additionally,as a real estate broker,I have passed on my friends message to several clients and they all report back that it was the best call they could have made..;....Findign Peggy was like finding the right Doctor,Dentist,Lawyer etc. Whatever my needs may be in home furnishings or new designs I still just make one call...

5
★★★★★

Once again I realized the lessons of attempting to do something instead of turning to professionals.Attempting to re-do my apartment was a source of great pain and headache untill a friend of mine reccommended to ""just call peggy berk""; with one call,I was able to get out of the way and let an expert take over and show me the way to accomplish what needed to be done in my home...Since that experience, I have called Peggy for advice every time I find myself wondering about replacement furniture or redesign. Additionally,as a real estate broker,I have passed on my friends message to several clients and they all report back that it was the best call they could have made..;....Findign Peggy was like finding the right Doctor,Dentist,Lawyer etc. Whatever my needs may be in home furnishings or new designs I still just make one call...

Pros: solution oriented, quickest,easiest way, great eye for style

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Thank you , Peggy. I can't belive what you've accomplished in our apartment in a few short hours. Mac and I are really thrilled and can't wait to have you to our South Hampton place next month to give it your special touch. We love everything you've done and we can't wait to get the colors you picked out on the walls. You should be on TV!

Mo

5
★★★★★

Thank you , Peggy. I can't belive what you've accomplished in our apartment in a few short hours. Mac and I are really thrilled and can't wait to have you to our South Hampton place next month to give it your special touch. We love everything you've done and we can't wait to get the colors you picked out on the walls. You should be on TV!

Mo

Pros: excellent designer, great value for $, great ideas

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I can't believe how much you were able to do with our loft in such a short time. We love our new 'Metropolitan Home' look. It's just what we wanted. Somehow you got us the look and the warmth we've been craving for three years! The twins are loving it too. You gave them such a great spot to hang with their friends, we never would have thought of that. Brendon and Brad want you to do their rooms next. (we told them after their exams). Thank you.

5
★★★★★

I can't believe how much you were able to do with our loft in such a short time. We love our new 'Metropolitan Home' look. It's just what we wanted. Somehow you got us the look and the warmth we've been craving for three years! The twins are loving it too. You gave them such a great spot to hang with their friends, we never would have thought of that. Brendon and Brad want you to do their rooms next. (we told them after their exams). Thank you.

Pros: great flow and design, very inventive, excellent value

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You really can get a great designer for a one day job. Peggy is easy to work with comes totally prepared. She knows a lot about color and how you want to live in your home. I will recommend this designer to all of my clients (I am a faux painter and muralist).

5
★★★★★

You really can get a great designer for a one day job. Peggy is easy to work with comes totally prepared. She knows a lot about color and how you want to live in your home. I will recommend this designer to all of my clients (I am a faux painter and muralist).

Pros: helps you understand, GREAT with color, very informative

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For the first time since I moved here, I enjoy coming home after work. I don't know anything about this, but I know I hated coming home to my apartment. I called a half dozen listings but truthfully, I didn't know what I was doing. Peggy had the best personality on the phone, very friendly, wasn't judgemental, didn't say a bad word about any of her competitors. One of the other companies I called was so focussed on telling me why I shouldn't hire her that I figured they must be scared of something. They were right to be scared - this designer is awesome. Great ideas. So fun. Now my apartment is the place I never want to leave.

5
★★★★★

For the first time since I moved here, I enjoy coming home after work. I don't know anything about this, but I know I hated coming home to my apartment. I called a half dozen listings but truthfully, I didn't know what I was doing. Peggy had the best personality on the phone, very friendly, wasn't judgemental, didn't say a bad word about any of her competitors. One of the other companies I called was so focussed on telling me why I shouldn't hire her that I figured they must be scared of something. They were right to be scared - this designer is awesome. Great ideas. So fun. Now my apartment is the place I never want to leave.

Pros: Awesome designer, One of nicest people, beautiful apartment

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Peggy did my new apartment in one day and has kept in touch with me every step of the ay as I implement my design plan that she gave me. I compared a lot of redesigners in this city before I decided to hire Peggy and called a lot of references. She clearly offered the most for the money and the best value, but more than that turned out to be an amazing designer with wonderful ideas and a lovely person. Great job!

5
★★★★★

Peggy did my new apartment in one day and has kept in touch with me every step of the ay as I implement my design plan that she gave me. I compared a lot of redesigners in this city before I decided to hire Peggy and called a lot of references. She clearly offered the most for the money and the best value, but more than that turned out to be an amazing designer with wonderful ideas and a lovely person. Great job!

Pros: great job, wonderful ideas, beautiful color

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Moved my furniture to a coop weeks ago but couldnt move in. I couldn't get everything into place. Encore wanted to work by the hour but couldn't tell me how much my studio would cost. The others companies I called work for flat charge. But this one offered much more for the same money. I didn't want to be left totally on my own after the one day. I read somewhere that you should always work with the head of the company - the other company wanted to charge double to work with the main person. Peggy got my studio ready to move in ino one day. She picks out beautiful colors and keeps in touch for questions. I made the good choice. Thank you.

5
★★★★★

Moved my furniture to a coop weeks ago but couldnt move in. I couldn't get everything into place. Encore wanted to work by the hour but couldn't tell me how much my studio would cost. The others companies I called work for flat charge. But this one offered much more for the same money. I didn't want to be left totally on my own after the one day. I read somewhere that you should always work with the head of the company - the other company wanted to charge double to work with the main person. Peggy got my studio ready to move in ino one day. She picks out beautiful colors and keeps in touch for questions. I made the good choice. Thank you.

Pros: amazing, love the colors, great floor plan

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I used Area Aesthetics to help me to to furnish my apartment after my divorce. The last time I furnished an apartment was my third year of college and, at the time, my idea of fashion was used furniture from departing seniors.

Area Aesthetics came in and spoke to me about the things in my life that are important to me and how that ties to the atmosphere that I want my home to reflect. They made recommendations based on my tastes and they steered me clear of mistakes that they have seen others make (eg. clutter, colors, etc.).

I have only great things to say about this company.

Adam Lipson

5
★★★★★

I used Area Aesthetics to help me to to furnish my apartment after my divorce. The last time I furnished an apartment was my third year of college and, at the time, my idea of fashion was used furniture from departing seniors.

Area Aesthetics came in and spoke to me about the things in my life that are important to me and how that ties to the atmosphere that I want my home to reflect. They made recommendations based on my tastes and they steered me clear of mistakes that they have seen others make (eg. clutter, colors, etc.).

I have only great things to say about this company.

Adam Lipson

Pros: Personal Service, Efficient, Value

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Before - furniture looked too large, no room to walk, kind of cluttered and bland, no room to eat, no room to stretch out

7 Hours later - my room looks like a picture in Elle Decor! It's like a rubiks cube. She used all the furnitue AND made me a new dining area - and I still have tons of extra room in the room.... it looks amazing. It is amazing. I can't believe this is my home.

5
★★★★★

Before - furniture looked too large, no room to walk, kind of cluttered and bland, no room to eat, no room to stretch out

7 Hours later - my room looks like a picture in Elle Decor! It's like a rubiks cube. She used all the furnitue AND made me a new dining area - and I still have tons of extra room in the room.... it looks amazing. It is amazing. I can't believe this is my home.

Pros: amazing, like magic, i love my home!!!!

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Peggy did a color refinement on my entire home. I called her after struggling with the whole color question for the 4 years we've lived here. Peggy came and in one afternoon we selected paints and coordinated color accents in all 9 rooms of the house. A few days later I got huge paint swatches in the mail from her to live with on my walls so I could be sure. She also gave me ""shopping colors"" so I could buy accessories that would go with each room. Very patient, she wants to make your home right for you. She seemed to figure out who I am and what I would like very very quickly. Best of all I am now living in living color and love it!

5
★★★★★

Peggy did a color refinement on my entire home. I called her after struggling with the whole color question for the 4 years we've lived here. Peggy came and in one afternoon we selected paints and coordinated color accents in all 9 rooms of the house. A few days later I got huge paint swatches in the mail from her to live with on my walls so I could be sure. She also gave me ""shopping colors"" so I could buy accessories that would go with each room. Very patient, she wants to make your home right for you. She seemed to figure out who I am and what I would like very very quickly. Best of all I am now living in living color and love it!

Pros: extremely patient, sensitive to issues, fabulous results

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Peggy saved me us a ton of money. We were moving from our rental into a new coop uptown. I would have packed and moved everything. Peggy came with us to the new apartment and then came back to our old apartment and worked with us all day deciding what we should take and what not and where everything would go in the new place. We ended up only moving what we were really going to use (about 60% of what we owned) and then she met us moving day and supervised everything going into place. The easiest move in the world and the new place was totally together in one day! Raves for this lady! Very affordable - cost me less than our estimate for moving the things we didn't end up needing.

5
★★★★★

Peggy saved me us a ton of money. We were moving from our rental into a new coop uptown. I would have packed and moved everything. Peggy came with us to the new apartment and then came back to our old apartment and worked with us all day deciding what we should take and what not and where everything would go in the new place. We ended up only moving what we were really going to use (about 60% of what we owned) and then she met us moving day and supervised everything going into place. The easiest move in the world and the new place was totally together in one day! Raves for this lady! Very affordable - cost me less than our estimate for moving the things we didn't end up needing.

Pros: saved us money, made move easy, great person to know

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Peggy absolutely transformed our home! We moved in the same building to a bigger apartment and nothing looked right after we unpacked. Peggy came in and totally transformed the place in one (very long) day. We are so exicted, we can't wait to get the finishing touches in place - new paint and window treatments that she suggested. My husband really pushed back on bringing in a decorator and a one day decorator was a compromise - after the first room , he whispered to me, ""she's really fantastic!"" Thank you.

5
★★★★★

Peggy absolutely transformed our home! We moved in the same building to a bigger apartment and nothing looked right after we unpacked. Peggy came in and totally transformed the place in one (very long) day. We are so exicted, we can't wait to get the finishing touches in place - new paint and window treatments that she suggested. My husband really pushed back on bringing in a decorator and a one day decorator was a compromise - after the first room , he whispered to me, ""she's really fantastic!"" Thank you.

Pros: supportive, great value, creates a great room

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Thanks, mom - this is the best thing I ever did for myself. my apartment feels like my own home now. I can't believe how much she can change an apartment in one day. the best money i ever spent was having peggy here. now, I'm inviting EVERYONE for THANKSGIVING.

5
★★★★★

Thanks, mom - this is the best thing I ever did for myself. my apartment feels like my own home now. I can't believe how much she can change an apartment in one day. the best money i ever spent was having peggy here. now, I'm inviting EVERYONE for THANKSGIVING.

Pros: learned a lot, fun to work with her

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I admit it. But it was the best thing I ever did for my apartment- I feel like I'm living in the real world now instead of my college dorm. I didn't know I could afford this. My girlfriend gave me a one day redecorating gift certificate for one room and I ended up doing the whole apartment. Peggy made it fun and my apartment is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

5
★★★★★

I admit it. But it was the best thing I ever did for my apartment- I feel like I'm living in the real world now instead of my college dorm. I didn't know I could afford this. My girlfriend gave me a one day redecorating gift certificate for one room and I ended up doing the whole apartment. Peggy made it fun and my apartment is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Pros: good value, very affordable, quick and painless

Message from Area Aesthetics Interior Design

Fusing the essentials of style & individual culture to create spaces that speak to the uniqueness of each client, Area Aesthetics offers a full range of interior design & decorating services.



From complete interiors to one-day decorating consultations, we have a solution that's perfect for your budget & needs!



* Space plannning, layouts and remodels



* Color and paint consultations



* Art & accessory styling



* Relocation/move-in services



* Showroom shopping services



* Rental Redesign



* Custom furniture design



* Resale Redesign home staging





Peggy Berk, IDS Assoc., IFDA, WCAA, is President of The Greater NY Metropolitan Region Chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS).



Her award-winning work has been featured in a wide range of publications in the U.S. & internationally as well as on television.



Blog: http://areaaesthetics.typepad.com

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