Testimonials

The best compliment we could receive is a referral from you to your friends and family! But these are nice too…

Barbara Shearn, Interior Designer…

We loved working with Barbara Shearn! Barbara is knowledgeable, has a great eye for color and style, and always greeted us with enthusiasm. My husband and I were so overwhelmed with the prospect of moving and everything it entails that we had no time to think about colors, design or furniture. Barbara took the time to get to know our style, likes and dislikes and was so patient when we couldn’t make up our mind or when my husband and I could not come to an agreement. It was so helpful to have her reassurance that it would all come together and she worked tirelessly, showing us colors and designs that fit our style. In the end, the colors, furniture and accessories worked beautifully together and we love it. Thank you Sophia Rose Designs for bringing Barbara Shearn to our home!

– Maria & John, Chesterfield, NJ

I am happy to tell you about working with Barbara re: designing a useable office/guest bedroom. I loved the storefront for Sophia Rose Designs when I would drive by it in Hopewell. The store atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. They work with clients at varying price points. Barbara was great to work with and open to what we wanted for our space as well as helping us to select some artwork for other areas of our home. We are thrilled with the beautiful, functional furniture and the art work.

– K.C. Pennington, NJ

My husband and I were excited to be purchasing our first home in April, 2016. It was important to us to have a main living area in our town home that was tastefully designed to match our style, however, neither of us is particularly skilled in the art of home decorating. Having never worked with a designer before we had no idea where to start. So like any millennial would do, we went to Google. Among the results for “interior design Princeton NJ” we found a link to Sophia Rose in Hopewell. I called that afternoon and spoke to Barbara.

I was immediately impressed by her professionalism and thoroughness in our first phone call. She agreed to meet us at our new home the day after we closed to take a look at the space and get an idea of what we were looking for. After our first consultation with Barbara we felt very at ease working with her. She offered valuable suggestions and ideas on everything from room layout and furnishings all the way to paint color and wall decor. Throughout the entire process she was conscious of our budget and personal taste. She was also very organized and responded to our emails and phone calls almost immediately. By early July our living and dining rooms were finished. The space turned out truly beautifully and we couldn’t be happier with it. Of all the new things we acquired during the decorating process we are most grateful for the new friend that we found in Barbara. We would highly recommend her to anyone considering such services.

– L.G. Montgomery, NJ

There are many designers in the field, but Barbara’s taste level and ability to understand and interpret clients’ wishes are what makes her stand head and shoulders above the rest. Your knowledge of the intricacies of design is what struck me, all the while not making me feel intimidated or inadequate. Your billing process was clear and concise and I knew I could trust you fully with my project.

– K.O. Carlisle, PA

Our sincerest appreciation for the beautiful job you did transforming our living room/office disaster into a functional office that not only works for us but looks marvelous! You found alternatives that fit both our needs and our budget and worked with our schedules to move the project forward…all while keeping us on our schedule of 6 weeks! You are the consummate professional and I would be happy to recommend your services.

– L.B. Hillsborough, NJ

Part of what makes Barbara a terrific designer is that in addition to having wonderful style, she’s mindful of her client’s unique likes and dislikes, careful to appreciate your individual tastes while encouraging you to embrace new possibilities. She’s truly a design partner, adding insight and creativity to every project we worked on together, and delighting in the end result of her client’s brightened new spaces. Thank you Barbara for all you’ve done – and continue to do – for my home!

– K.J. Skillman, NJ

Sally Wood, Home Stager…

…We had a property on the market in the dead of winter that still sold in only 60 days! This was due in no small part to the way the home was presented based on Sally’s thoughtful recommendations.

Sally’s ability to work within a client’s budget to provide tasteful suggestions for work that needed to be performed as well as the final piece of the puzzle – her lovely interior staging – really made my listing pop. Everything was spot on – exactly what was needed to make the listing a success. Moreover, her warm personality made her a pleasure to work with. I appreciated her attention to detail and her consummate work ethic. She is a true professional!

– Local Realtor

Sally Wood staged our 5500 Sq. ft. 4 bed room 4 bath room house for sale. She worked hard with many restrictions we had put of no flashy appearance. She was meticulous in her choice of improvements and color combination to fit our taste. She has groups of dependable and professional individuals for various tasks. The entire staging came out so well that the very first buyer that saw the house bought it. It is a pleasure to work with Sally as she understands easily what you would like her to do and gives her valuable suggestions. She has extensive knowledge of color combinations and various arrangements of artifacts. Very personable and kind with people she brings with her, it was a pleasure to have her stage our home. We recommend her very highly to anyone who wants to have interior decoration or staging.

– Vani and Rao

Sally helped us stage our mother’s townhouse for sale and the comments from realtors and potential buyers were unanimous, saying “the house shows beautifully.” Her talented, pleasant approach and eye for the fine details to show the property in the best possible light. Thank you, Sally!

– Stacy