Testimonials by some clients we have been privileged to serve:
“March 2015 – My wife, Peg, and I were introduced to Monique in August of 2013. We were looking for somebody who was disciplined, efficient and could produce on time; and who could work with my architect and my contractor. Monique fit all those criteria and was superb in all facets of our project. Once we began the process of integrating the interior design work with the finishing of the house, Monique was a real team player. Her attitude and schedule was flexible—she worked nights and weekends with her normal efficiency and alacrity. Monique took the extra steps and offered to come out at two different times of the day to see how the light affected the spaces. At the end of the project, she’d come on Sundays so that she wouldn’t get in the way of the workers during the week to finish the house so we could move in on time. This is all to say, she is very dedicated to her clients and takes great pride in her work to do it right, on time, and make the process as comfortable as it can be for her clients. In addition to her superb installation, when we had a couple of things that needed follow-on attention, she responded expeditiously to resolve them.
Finally, her budgetary skills were also excellent. We had heard the horror stories how interior designers can go way over budget, and you don’t find out until the project is completed. We had the opposite experience with Monique. She involved herself at the beginning when we were outlining the budget. She helped us match our desires with our budget, and she helped us make trade-offs that retained our vision of what we were trying to create without sacrificing quality. The end result is she came in slightly below budget; a testament to her knowing her business, and her managerial skills.
Monique is a true professional. She loves her work, knows her trade, thinks with the client, and then executes to the highest degree. I recommend Monique with the highest recommendation. With everything that goes on physically and psychologically when you change space in your home, you will be very pleased with Monique in both the process and the outcome—your project will be what you want, on time, and on budget.” ~Mike & Peggy – Lexington, MA
“Monique, thank you for all of the help you gave us, turning this apartment into a place we can call home. We continue to receive compliments on the decor as new neighbors visit. We realize that we would never have made the transition without you.” ~B. Stock – Needham, MA
“Monique St. Germain’s creativity and professionalism in responding to our requirements have always met and often exceeded our expectations.” ~Linda H. Thomas – Wellesley, MA
“Monique St. Germain has provided interior design services to me for over 20 years. She is a highly trained design professional, and possesses practical and innovative problem solving design skills, as well as creative and attractive decorating ideas. She has always been a delight to work with, and I have been exceedingly pleased with her firm’s meticulous workmanship, always staying within budget and delivering beautifully finished work on time. In the interior design industry, this is high praise indeed. I have referred many of my friends and colleagues to Interiors by Monique, all of whom have been very happy with the firm’s work. Monique is an extremely talented interior designer.” ~Connie Barnes – Framingham, MA
Monique’s expertise, energy, and enthusiasm have made overwhelming projects manageable and most of all, fun!” ~Barbara Eisenson – Wayland, MA
“She is extremely creative and tremendously innovative. You can count on Monique to solve the most difficult decorating problems or enhance a favorite feature.”
~J. Rubinstein – Brookline, MA
“Terry, and I hired Monique to give us some ideas on updating our home. She offered wonderful suggestions for re-vitalizing our downstairs decor. What sets Monique apart is that she not only has a great eye and a wonderful sense of color, style, and texture, but she also really listens to her clients’ wishes and requirements. A number of my friends have also worked with Monique and have the same high praise for her professional accomplishments.”
~Mary Lipscomb Robinson, Curator, Quincy Homestead
“Interiors by Monique has helped me decorate two homes over the past 15 years, but the project that had the biggest impact was when she guided us through a renovation on a home we purchased at a foreclosure auction. She has a talented group of subcontractors and artisans that were able to execute her designs in a professional and timely manner. Over a period of two years Monique was able to guide us through extensive renovations.” ~K. Mulroy – Wellesley, MA
“My husband and I are both very pleased with the overall progress of the various projects Interiors by Monique has helped us with. Monique has been very attentive and professional. She has brought us excellent choices and has been very helpful in the decision making process.” ~L. Cannon – Norwell, MA
“I have worked with Monique for the past 18 years, Our most recent project was major kitchen renovation. Monique assisted in the design, colors, window treatments, and fabrics. Like the other rooms she has redecorated our kitchen is beautiful. She is always professional, very attentive, timely, makes good choices, and always stays within our understood budget. I highly recommend Monique as an outstanding interior decorator.” ~M.A. Hertel – Wellesley, MA
“My wife Ann and I retained the services of Monique St. Germain of Wellesley on the recommendation of close friends who had utilized her services at three locations, (1) a condo in Charlestown, (2) a short term rental in Back Back and (3) a condo at the new Ritz Carlton on Avery Street in Boston. Monique’s performance in the 1999 and 2005 assignments she under took on our behalf was of the highest order. We cannot recommend the quality and dedication of her services too highly. Her taste is superb.” ~William H. MacCrellish, JR., Attorney
“Room by room you worked to translate my vision of bright simplicity into reality. Every room is gorgeous and calm as I like it. So thank you, thank you.” ~J.A. – Wellesley. MA
“My non profit organization was collaborating on a project to help renovate a dreary space but I didn’t know where to begin. Monique offered her services and within one month had transformed the space with paint, new carpeting and her additional furnishings. She is wonderful to work with and I can’t thank her enough for her help.” ~A. Angino – Wellesley, MA
Testimonials by clients who reported on Angie’s List:
Report Date: March 16, 2009
Description Of Work:
I have worked with Monique for the past sixteen years. Over the years, she has helped me redecorate and renovate our entire home (four bedrooms, three full baths, two powder rooms, living room, family room, dining room, study, sun porch and basement). Selecting furniture, window treatments, paint colors, wallpaper, fabrics, carpentry, floor tiles, and lighting fixtures. And as the years have passed and rooms became “tired” (and our daughter’s bedroom needed to change from a nursery to a “teen” room to young adult room, three redecorations!), Monique has updated and redecorated them. Our most recent project was a major kitchen renovation in the spring of 2008. Monique assisted in the design, colors, window treatments & fabrics. Like the other rooms she has redecorated, our kitchen is beautiful!
The fact that I have had a continuous business relationship with Monique for the past sixteen years, working with her almost every year on small and large projects and plan to continue working with her in the future redecorating “tired” rooms, which were some of the first rooms she helped me with sixteen year ago, indicates my overall experience with her. She is always professional, very attentive, timely, makes good choices, and always stays within our understood budget. She is pleasant to deal with! I highly recommend Monique as an outstanding interior decorator.
Details of the Recommendation: “Monique helped us decorate our home through several renovation projects (and just about every room) over the past 18 years. Monique was there to help us review construction plans, pick paint colors, carpet, furniture, drapery and even custom bedding. And when I bought something (comforter, antique table or a painting), she helped us cooridinate the rest of the rooms. We are still enjoying all the pieces that Monique selected for us.
Monique did a great job of listening to what we wanted, finding common ground between both of us (my husband and I didn’t always have the same vision!) and patiently kept coming back with options until we found what was just right. Monique saved me hours of time by narrowing choices and bringing them to me (Every time I went to a wallpaper or paint store by myself I came out with a car full of books and a headache). And, as Monique so aptly states, “Her job is to help us avoid making costly mistakes.” With Monique’s help, we made timeless, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing choices.
We highly recommend Monique for projects big or small.”
Year first hired: 1994 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative