Client Reviews

Here are some client reviews of the work I have done for them.  Every client had their own vision they are wanting to obtain, which makes my work even more enjoyable as every experience is different from the last and at times teaching me as well!

These reviews cover everything from paint color consultations,  to shopping and complete room makeovers.

Outstanding Interior Design Experience with Fresh Abodes

I recently had the pleasure of working with Holly Young from Fresh Abodes, and I cannot express how thrilled I am with the entire experience. Holly is an absolute gem when it comes to interior design – her taste is impeccable, and she has an incredible knack for bringing spaces to life.

What truly sets Holly apart is her dedication to working with clients. She not only has a keen eye for design but also collaborates closely with you to understand your preferences and vision for your space. Holly effortlessly blends her magnificent taste with your unique style, resulting in a home that feels truly personalized.

One of the standout qualities of working with Holly is her consideration for budget constraints. She skillfully navigates the design process, offering creative solutions that align with your financial parameters without compromising on style. It’s refreshing to work with a designer who not only understands your aesthetic but also respects your budgetary constraints.

Communication with Holly is seamless – she responds with lightning speed and is always ready to address any questions or concerns. What I appreciate most is her ability to present choices and guide you through the decision-making process. Holly doesn’t just design your home; she ensures that you are an active part of the journey, making the experience enjoyable and collaborative.

In summary, if you’re looking for an interior designer who combines exquisite taste, budget-consciousness, and prompt communication, look no further than Holly at Fresh Abodes. My home has been transformed into a haven, thanks to her incredible talent and dedication. I wholeheartedly recommend Fresh Abodes for a top-notch interior design experience.

~ Maura / Irvine, Ca

I wanted to give a big thumbs up for Holly Young, who helped us analyze paint colors for various rooms in our house. Holly is full of good ideas, is very familiar with palettes of various brands of paint, was sensitive to our likes and dislikes, and was very generous in terms of follow up and assuring that we were pleased with results. She not only was extremely helpful in our quest for colors, she is just darn fun to work with!

~ Anne – Sonoma





Holly was very helpful and extremely professional. She exceeded expectations in every way. She came to my home on short notice, spent a significant amount of time and had already prepared color options based on our preliminary phone call.

In follow up to our initial meeting, I received a detailed letter reviewing everything we discussed, as well as a list of colors and a few additional suggestions she had considered on the way home. When I called, unscheduled on a Sunday, with what I thought was a quick question, Holly spent an additional half hour walking me through the next steps.

Holly came back out to look at paint samples on the walls
and help me further finetune the color selections. This project was done in a short time frame and Holly delivered in every way.

Not only was Holly’s support invaluable, but she is a delight to work with, and clearly loves what she does. I recommend her without reservation!

~ Reann, Sonoma



“I’ve used Holly several times and I am utterly shocked at how someone can possess such a gift for literally coming into my home, using my existing furniture and decor and with just a little bit of work, make it look like a whole new space!! 

Read that again.  She uses your OWN items and makes everything better!  Her eye for color was a savior as I chose colors I liked but would have been horrible.. She has an amazing eye for design, goes above and beyond for her clients and I will never use anyone else. 

The woman is just fantastic!!

~Deanna T.



“I had been collecting furniture and decor for my vacation rental project for two years.  Holly was able to use most of my own collection, and then with her design flair, pull it all together within a few days.  I am in awe of how talented Holly is!!  She made the project fun and I learned so much from her.  I decided to hire her for our other home!”

~Jana T.



I found Holly’s card at the local paint store, as I was pulling my hair out trying to choose colors. She returned my call right away and we were off and running! 

Holly helped in a few different areas …. choosing paint colors, arranging furniture and art work after our moving van arrived to our new home; and “shopping” on-line for a new dining room table (she found an amazing table which we then purchased). 

She was fun and easy to work with, and I would highly recommend her! 

~Jill, Sonoma



I hired Fresh Abodes to help me create a more soothing and cohesive environment for my home. I had the vision, but was unable to create it. I was stuck. After a brief meeting with Holly she was able to grasp my vision for my home and she was off and running. We set a budget and she did all of my shopping, which was a tremendous bonus. She chose the
perfect furnishings to suit the spaces.
My home now has an artisan vibe and it’s absolutely magical.
Holly also helped me do some design work for a vacation rental.

Both of my experiences working with her have been delightful. She is so talented!

~ Petaluma Client





“Holly is very creative, professional, and great to work with.  She has the vision to create a beautiful home, great ideas and a lifetime of memories.  Great job!  Very impressesive!”

My girlfriend and I are two busy attorneys with neither the time or skill to furnish home!  Before Holly came to us, our home was sterile, bland and lacked character.  Holly was very easy to work with and is very responsive.  She came to our home prepared with ideas and pieces to try. 

She made  our house finally feel like a home.  We are so thankful for her…
~Jimmy C.



I’m a single male living in an Luxury Apartment. To say I have an eye for what looks good, would be highly overstated. I am so thankful for Holly from Fresh Abodes (formerly Grace Designs), and how she was able to spruce up my apartment. With a feminine touch, Holly was able to transition my apartment to my own personal sanctuary.

I never thought my apartment could look like a home. She made it happen. I Love it.

~Clarence F.





“Holly is amazing! She did a great needs analysis to understand my style prior to our meeting. She came out within a few days with samples to let us touch and feel the flooring recommendations and helped us choose the perfect paint colors! Her follow up was top notch!!!

I highly recommend Holly for your designer needs. LOVE HER!!!!”

~Tara N.



“Wonderful experience consulting with Holly for updating our family room. She was prepared, creative and patient listening to our overall needs and concerns. Would definitely recommend her services, which include consulting, color ideas, shopping and more!

Pleasant and friendly to work with, which is always a plus!”

~Toni T.