“We initially engaged Laureen to help us finish a home in Beaver Creek, Colorado that we had just purchased. She sought our input on likes and dislikes regarding styles, colors, finishes etc. and we quickly realized that Laureen has a gift for working with people in an effortless and collaborative way. She was always upbeat and positive and readily tailored her design ideas to our budget. She gave us knowledgeable guidance but was also flexible in helping us capture our ideas and vision for the project. The result was the beautifully furnished and appointed mountain lodge effect we had been seeking.
We continue to receive rave comments from friends and visitors. That experience led us to choose Laureen over local designers for a major restoration/renovation project of an historic 100+ year old home in Key West, Florida. Could her skills travel from the Rockies to the Caribbean? Laureen, again, showed us that she could be both creative and supportive in helping us realize a particular vision we had for the home, but in a vastly different environment. The result has exceeded our expectations. The plantation-style home is an elegant blend of new and timeless, of color schemes and room designs that are exotic and tropical.
The scope of this project was significantly larger and more complicated than Beaver Creek involving architects, construction managers, landscape architects and many trades. She was able to bring the voice-of-design to the team and to the project with an outcome that is spectacular. Would we use Laureen again? In a heartbeat. Whether on a project in the US or even offshore. And the bonus would be her friendly, fun, can-do manner. Can you tell we had a fun experience?”
–Jim and Kathy Haymaker, Edina, MN
“Laureen uniquely combines the talents of a creative artist and a reliable professional. She has not only imagination and exquisite taste, but also a great deal of respect for deadlines and attention to detail.”
–Stelios Papadopolous, Great Neck, NY
”Laureen has worked with several of the owners at The Chateau Residence Club. They have been extremely pleased with her work ethic and project management, her attitude and most importantly her results. Because I have seen what Laureen can do, and how well she does it, she and I are now working on redecorating the common areas of The Chateau. She is always a pleasure to work with.”
-Jeannie Malato, Manager, Chateau Residence Club, Beaver Creek, CO
“The ease of working with Laureen and her staff diminished any fear of making decisions from a long distance. Her ability to control the time of completion, by working with preferred subcontractors, was one of the best assets LHID brought to the table when choosing an Interior Design firm.”
-Boyd Stofer, Minneapolis, MN President, United Properties
“Laureen was essential to a wonderful transformation of our Bachelor Gulch Home. She was a very capable construction manager for a major renovation project, ensuring high quality and timely completion. She was exceptionally creative in the selection of wall coverings, rugs, window treatments, art, furniture and accessories, and integrating them into existing décor. She is committed to providing good taste at a reasonable cost. We would recommend her to anyone wanting an outstanding designer.”
-Cheryl Holman, St. Louis, MO
“At first we were a little apprehensive about remodeling our place and not living close by — until we met Laureen. Laureen took charge of the entire project and managed every aspect of the remodel from selecting samples for us to approve to personally supervising the sub-contractors. She even coordinated delivery and stored our new furniture until the install date. What a stress-free experience it was.”
-Bob and Nancy Fowler, Beaver Creek, CO
“Furnishing a mountain home from a far can be quite a challenge. Laureen and her team made the process a pleasure, as they facilitated the design, ordering and installation process with hard work, professionalism and personality.”
–Ned Grace, Managing Director, Grace Venture Partners, FL
“When we solicited the name of an interior designer from a merchant in the Denver Design Center, we fell into good fortune with Laureen Hopkins. My husband is a stickler when it comes to budget. Laureen addressed his needs by compiling a list of items to be purchased over the course of the project. Each month, we knew exactly what we had spent, a timetable for future expenses and what funds we still had to work with. On occasion we either pulled back on the budget or added to it. Flexible is Laureen’s middle name.
Laureen is wildly creative, has a good eye, excellent taste, and to my husband’s delight, is downright practical. We are delighted to recommend Laureen Hopkins to anyone considering an interior design project – you will enjoy the process.”
-Stella and John Lillicrop, Englewood, Colorado