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We highly recommend Claudia (CEK Design) for your project. She helped us update our 1940 kitchen in a very tasteful way without taking away the overall charm of our home. She gave us guidance as she listened to us & respected our vision.Read More

Claudia was the designer for my kitchen/family room remodel 10 years ago. I wouldn't have considered anyone else when we decided to remodel our master bath. For both remodel projects, my husband and I had strong opinions about what we wanted as an outcome. Claudia listened to us, made suggestions, did the research, followed through on the decisions and the results are exactly what we wanted. Claudia is a true professional, took care of any issues that arose and made the project fun. I am a CEK Design fan.Read More

We had a great experience with Claudia on our bathroom remodel and dining room redesign. She provided us sketches for layout options in the baths which optimized the space well. She brought us tile samples which fit our taste and recommended all of our fixtures. Claudia also recommended contractors for a custom vanity, shower glass and granite fabrication. We're very pleased with the finished product!Read More

Claudia did a great job for us! We renovated our kitchen, a bathroom, and a lot of random space beyond that. Also did interior paint and floors throughout. It turned out really great! Claudia walked us through the process, helped us Souter the materials and appliances, and addressed all the questions we had. It was a very good experience. And she works fast! Thanks Claudia!Read More

I have worked with Claudia for over 20 years. She has helped me keep my house in Palos Verdes fresh and updated. Claudia is not only artistic, but she is also extremely responsive and responsible. She uses only the very best vendors who are also knowledgable and responsible. She makes sure your project is done right and on time. I highly recommend her.Read More

Claudia is fabulous! She is a pleasure to work with. She has helped us to furnish our new house in Manhattan Beach. She guided us with professionalism, great style and the ability to listen and make our home "our" style. She is the best designer that I have ever worked with.Read More

I have worked with Claudia on 3 projects now, the latest one being a Kitchen remodel and living room furniture design. I am always extremely satisfied with the results and experience working with Claudia. She is great! She listens to my design tastes, is very reliable, always on time and has excellent follow through. She is also very easy to get a hold of and responds quickly to my requests. I highly recommend her!Read More

We had a small job of redoing our family room and breakfast room. Claudia helped pick the furniture, but more important she made suggestions about items like lighting. I felt this was acomplished with a minimum of shopping, hooray. She was able to listen to what we thought we wanted, then send photos and prices for rugs, lamps. We did go to pick out the couch, tables, large items. And I was able to select fabulous materials for throw pillows. These changes in our home have made a world of difference. And we never could have been exposed to all the selections without someone of her experience. In addition she was always on top of appointments, and each workman who was scheduled arrived promptly and conducted the work efficiently. We are very grateful for Claudia's assistance.Read More

Claudia did a great job of getting to know my wife's and my personal taste. We wanted our beach house to feel finished and functional, but not overly formal. Claudia dove in and helped us make decisions quickly and painlessly. Before we knew it our house was transformed. And when the down pillows we mistakenly selected for our custom sectional started getting squished (we should have known better), Claudia took care of it and changed them out for us at no additional charge.Read More

I love design and have pretty clear ideas about what I like, and don't like, but I needed a designer to help bring my ideas and concepts to a conhesive result. Enter Claudia. I called upon Claudia to help me with my master, and guest bedrooms, power room, living room and dinning room design. Claudia is a true professional. She is an excellent communication so there is never any wondering, when, what, why, how, or who. She is always on time, efficient, detail oriented, client centered, and results focused. She listened well to understand my design aesthetic, tastes, wants, and needs. She then helped me navigate through the myriad of options in terms of finishes, colors, materials, fabrics, and styles. She has an eye for scale and texture, plus a fantastic "color" eye. She knows and works with really talented carpenters, custom painters, and wall hanging professionals. She makes you feel like you are her one-and-only client, and her most important client always! She is not happy unless you the client are happy. I am completely satisfied with my decision to work with Claudia such that I have since decided to expanded my design project to include work in Claudia on nearly every room in the house.Read More

Claudia was a life saver in helping with my home remodel. I bought a home built in the 2007 which had the heavy "Mediterranean" feel which we wanted to completely get rid of. Being my first home construction experience I had no idea what I was getting into. I feel fortunate that I found Claudia who is not just a designer that helps you with home decor but also a professional who has extensive experience with construction and remodel. There was no question that she did not have a great answer for and was always willing to speak directly with the contractors, etc to help make translation and decision making easier.... and she referred a great contractor and top notch painter who she trusts will do great work. Claudia will work with you in any way that you feel appropriate whether it be managing the whole job or simply guiding you through the process as you do the work on your own. She is accessible, flexible, fair, quick to act , direct, and has a great eye for color, design and overall feel. Don't get stuck working through some designers assistant when you have a question or need to set up a meeting get 1:1 attention and responsiveness and go with Claudia, you will not be dissapointed.Read More

Although I had my own ideas, I didn't know how to bring them to life. Just by describing them to Claudia at CEK Design Inc., she knew exactly what we wanted, even adding her own creative suggestions. The most difficult part for us was having to downsize and this is where the expertise of Claudia helped us to declutter, organize and mingle our heirloom pieces with a modern sophistication. We have been truly blessed having met Claudia through HOUZZ and fortunate that she had remodeled a condo located in our new complex for us to view. From the onset, she was able to bring us comfort and tranquility during this hectic time. Her universal personality has allowed us to enter our retirement with a new friendship.Read More

I can not say enough positive things about our experience working with Claudia of CEK Designs. We remodeled three 1980's bathrooms. Claudia listened to what we wanted, created well thought out remodel designs, directed us to a reliable general contractor, and used vendors offering quality products. She thought of things that we would have never considered, like moving a toilet and installing custom cabinets in the master bathroom. We love the results! Claudia gave us options to stay within our budget and honest opinions which were very valuable. When something needed to be corrected she made sure that it was taken care of as quickly as possible. She also helped us with decorating tips for our entire home. We highly recommend Claudia Kazachinsky for any help with home improvement plans.Read More

We worked with Claudia on an in home office, a child's room, a small bathroom and a host of smaller isolated projects (e.g., drapes for master bedroom, seat cushions). She offered great suggestions, and was exceptionally timely in progressing and completing the projects. She has many various professionals she recommends, all of whom have been friendly, timely, and delivered great work product. We are very happy with our results, and are engaging Claudia for additional projects including a kitchen remodel.Read More

We have used Claudia since 2003 when we designing/building our home. Since 2003, we have used her services multiple times for updates and changes of our choosing. Claudia most recently consulted and oversaw a cosmetic update to our kitchen, family room and connected area. She is extremely efficient and easy to work with. She also can do a range of tastes/styles and will be as deeply or lightly involved as you desire. I particularly appreciate Claudia's training in architecture which is extremely helpful in the design, logic and scale of decor projects. I also value that she quickly determined my personal tastes/styles and doesn't waste time showing me a lot of things I do not like or would not choose to spend money on. I heartily endorse CEK Designs. She is also a lot of fun to work with. She is an artist, avid theater-goer, and world traveler.Read More

Claudia is the perfect decorator for me. She is fast and efficient. All of her vendors are top notch. She was able to get a small construction job done for us because of her relationship with the contractor. She is creative, stylish, and can work with any budget. We have used CEK Design many times, but this last project, a family room renovation, was amazing. Everything was done in about four weeks. We love our new look. It is functional, comfortable, and beautiful. And we paid exactly the amount budgeted.Read More

My husband and I met with Claudia when we started our project of building a new home in Manhattan Beach. We were working with an architect but weren't satisfied with some of the plans he offered for certain areas of the house. It was rather stressful, and we quickly realized we needed the expertise of a professional like Claudia to help us achieve what was needed, so we could start the building process. Within two weeks of hiring Claudia, she had redesigned the interior areas needed, taking into account our needs and desires so we were able to get the work underway again. Claudia's contributions did not stop there. She helped us choose all materials and fixtures and we worked together as a team to make our new home everything we hoped for, and more. Claudia's unique combination of artistic skill, architectural training and interior design expertise made a major difference in the way our job progressed. But just as important was her sense of organization and her attention to detail. She was able to keep all of the parts of the project moving and held each participant accountable for achieving his or her goals. Building a new home can be so overwhelming and I'm so glad I had Claudia guiding us through each phase to achieve our dream home. I really enjoyed working with her, she's smart, professional and listens to your needs.Read More

She helped me redecorate my house on a fairly tight budget. Furniture, window coverings, recover old pieces, floors, rugs, new paint. I paid her for her ideas and did a lot of the ground work myself.Read More

Claudia was recommended by a top salesperson at Ferguson. His recommendation to work with Claudia was spot on. Claudia is creative and smart and makes sure to steer you in the right direction on the big picture and with the various, crucial details that are easily overlooked but which can ruin a room: spacing, lighting, color and accessibility. She helped us design and remodel a 1957 kitchen into a modern, highly functioning, and comfortable kitchen. Plus it looks great! She is always available (even when traveling overseas) and jumps in when needed. Although I did not hire her to manage my job, she took on many responsibilities to ensure the communication with our contractor was consistent and clear. She was also very clear with her bills and was honest and forthright about her services at all times. Finally, Claudia listens well (which is an important skill) and is not afraid to receive and give feedback. I appreciate her confidence and knowledge. She eased my mind on many occasions when I thought otherwise. I enjoy working with her and hope to continue working with her over time as we continue our home remodel over the next year (or three!).Read More

Our almost 60 year old house feels new, modern, fresh and beautiful thanks to the talents and skills of Claudia Kazachinsky. Claudia really understands her clients and delivers on every level. She's an amazing artist who can visualize what you're hoping to achieve and can make it happen. Except for a few rocking chairs everything in our house is new. She had all the right contacts and resources. She was involved in every detail and took charge so I never had to worry about anything. We completely transformed the entire house over the course of a year. We broke it into two phases with a slight break for the holidays. Claudia oversaw the whole project. She kept things on schedule, coordinated the army of specialists and tied it all up with perfection from light switches to art work!Read More