Press and Praise
The Seattle Times
Local News, 04.13.2009
"No cash? Barter for services with 'dibits'"
The Seattle Times
NW Living - cover feature, 11.20.2007
"Redesign at the Ready"
The Wall Street Journal
Cranky Consumer - Redesign Review, 7.19.2007
"Interior Designers Use Your Own Furnishings"
The Seattle Times / NWsource
Home & Garden - Daily Find, 4.16.2007
"Change your world with an interior 're-designer'"
"I love the simple elegance of Gwen's approach..."
"...and the fact that she uses your existing furniture means I didn't have to stress about how we were going to pay for the new look. It's amazing what simply rethinking and repositioning what you've already got can do for your home. So if you're looking to do a lot with a little, Gwen's your go-to girl."
"Gwen and what she does with your home is absolutely amazing. She made my home so much more open, so uncluttered, so inviting, and so full of light. She did this with things I already had, and people keep asking, "is that table new" or "is that a new painting?" "Nope," I tell them, "Gwen just came by one day and transformed my whole living space." I recommend her and feng shui to anyone that loves their home."
"Small changes that made a BIG difference"
"My new livingroom/dining room got the SpaceTransform treatment, and I was definitely pleased! Gwen managed to take a relatively small space and make relatively small changes that made a BIG difference in how we use the room. I mean, anyone can come into your home, advise you to buy $10k in new furniture and decor, and then make your house look great. It takes a special kind of skill to take the furniture and home decor you've already got and make your space feel new and fresh and invigorated. That's what Gwen does, and it's awesome!"
Ariel Meadow Stallings
Author, "Offbeat Bride"
"A space that FINALLY works"
"I've used Gwen's services and she is fantastic. Within a few hours she had figured out the nagging problem of furniture arrangement that we had played around with for 6+ years. Using Gwen's knowledge of Feng Shui and lots of trial and error, we worked together and came up with a space that FINALLY works. We love it and the whole family has used that room more than we ever had before Gwen came in to help us. It truly takes someone who knows what they're doing to properly transform a space, and at a fraction of the cost of an interior designer."
"We get lots of compliments from guests"
"My husband and I are the sorts of folks who can choose colors and we do, I guess, have a "style" that we were after in our home. But we're not so good at putting it all together. Within three hours, Gwen completely transformed our living room. The way I look at it, the few hundred dollars spent to optimize our existing belongings cost far less than our going out and trying to buy new lamps or art to make the space look the way we hoped it could. Not only that, but I could not do it myself. Thumbs up for SpaceTransform, and also to the overall concept of interior space redesign. Our living room works better for us, shows off our art pieces, and makes our ragtag assortment of middle-class furniture look more intentional and "thought-out." We get lots of compliments from guests."
"It has completely changed
how I feel about where I live"
"The beautiful job Gwen did at my home has made such a difference! I had a big party shortly after she did her magic, and I was simply proud to invite people into my home. Several people literally stopped in their tracks when they walked in the door just to take in the room. Over and over that night I had people acknowledging me for what a beautiful home I had. Even better, it has completely changed how I feel about where I live. I look forward every day to coming home. My home is now truly a sanctuary and place of renewal and a physical expression of who I am and what I love. I always knew I had the basics to create that kind of space, but it was Gwen who pulled it all together in a way I never could have. Her work was well worth the investment and would be a bargain at twice the price. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"A whole new
perspective on what was possible"
"I hired Gwen to redesign my apartment and was so happy with the results. I had arranged and re-arranged the stuff many times before, but Gwen brought in a whole new perspective on what was possible in my space. What I loved best about what she did was the way the space felt when she was done--her talents lay beyond creating a visual presentation, but in actually re-energizing and enlivening a space while keeping things highly functional. I was skeptical about feng shui before, but now I can actually feel the difference. I've been in several of the spaces that Gwen has transformed, and everyone says the same thing, something along the lines of "Wow...it's so beautiful and a little bit enchanted in here, Gwen must have been here.""
"I tried it myself and couldn't do it"
"Gwen restructured my office space and I was amazed by her skill, efficiency, attention to detail, and very importantly, her avoidance of adding to our environmental destruction by not forcing me to purchase MORE STUFF. And the changes - stunning. Everyone who's seen the before and after has commented on its new spaciousness and life. All I know is, I tried it myself and couldn't do it. I hired her based on other spaces that I had seen that she had restructured that made me never want to leave. She's honest, genuine, and creative."
"For real people with real homes and real lives"
"I highly recommend a re-design from Gwen before you go out and binge at IKEA. You'd be surprised what treasures you already own and how she will reveal them! SpaceTransform is a design business that works for real people with real homes and real lives - not those with giant budgets and aspirations towards sterile showcase living. An investment in the place you spend nearly all your time in will make an immeasurable difference in the quality of your life- something I've learned from many hours enjoying SpaceTransform's 're-creations"!
Lori Gifford Goodwin
"It is now WAY easier to keep my condo tidy"
"Gwen took my 535 square ft condo with all sorts of my stuff in it and just made it fit together perfectly. I have been moving my things around constantly, never finding the perfect arrangement, so I was sure I would stump her. Alas! Miracles happen through this woman! I have space! I live in beauty! And the issue I had of constant clutter and easy-to-lose order and cleanliness has gone! It is now WAY easier to keep my condo tidy. My productivity has increased, my sleep has been more peaceful, and I can actually enjoy my living room. Gwen kicks butt. Simple as that. I repeat - she works miracles!"
Sierra Faye Kennedy
"You'll have a new house"
"Gwen Rocks! You'll have a new house in six hours and for a fraction of the cost of buying new things."
CEO, Custom Toll Free
"This is staging at its best."
"It's obvious when someone is doing something that they love because we see it in their work. The design work Gwen did for me took my condo, which had been on the market for 3 months, off the market within a week. This is staging at its best, enough said."
Personal Trainer, CompFit
"She will work wonders with your space/home..."
"Gwen is an **amazing** designer. She will work wonders with your space/home, turning clutter into beauty, emptiness to homey & cozy. Highly recommended!"