Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Thurman Design Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Thurman Design Studio is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior design company that will work with you to create beautiful spaces that reflect your values and personality, look no further than this award-winning company!

Thurman Design Studio has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one interior designers in Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Laura and her team did an AMAZING job transforming our living room!!! She has great taste, and she really knows how to pull things together. My family and I are very pleased. Our living room has comfort and style.” – N.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Thurman Design Studio is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Design Firm

We were excited to learn all about Thurman Design Studio and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Laura Thurman.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Thurman Design Studio stand apart from its competitors. Laura told us that the focus of their design is the idea of a global aesthetic filtered through a modern lens. Laura hails from Los Angeles, so her design aesthetic stands out in Tennessee. She said that L.A. inspired design is known for its use of color and global modernism.

“Our mission is to educate clients. ‘Educate, Inspire, Create,’ that’s our philosophy when working with customers.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Thurman Design Studio has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Laura how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. We learned that networking events have been incredibly valuable for Thurman Design Studio. Laura said that they regularly attend industry events, interior design events, and will travel to connect with brands. In addition to networking, they also have a strong online presence, which Laura says starts with a great website.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Thurman Design Studio has managed to. We asked if Laura could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Focus on customer service and reviews. So after a job is done, reach back out, and make sure that if they were satisfied, they reach out and tell people. Do back-end research to help target you desired market. Keep a healthy working relationship with the customer all the way through the project.”


Congratulations to Thurman Design Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Laura for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Delia Designs

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Delia Designs is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior design firm that will flawlessly bring your space to life, look no further than this award-winning company!

Delia Designs has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five interior designers in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Working with Tina is an absolute pleasure. We have been on projects together for a few years now, and Tina’s kindness is unmatched. Her designs, for both commercial and residential, are well-planned and unique. She listens to the needs of her customers and executes them beautifully, on time and on budget. I highly recommend Tina on all project sizes and types!!” – J.R.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Delia Designs is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

An Interior Design Firm That Gives Back

We were excited to learn all about Delia Designs and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Founder and Principal Designer, Tina Delia.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Delia Designs stand apart from its competitors. Tina told us about her qualifications and years of experience:

“I will have been in business 10 years this year! A lot of times, clients select me because they look at my previous projects and like what they see, and once they meet me, I establish trust and respect. I have my masters in interior design, and that gives them peace of mind about my professionalism.”

Tina is also actively giving back to the world of interior design and does so much to mentor and guide young, hopeful designers.

Tina teaches adult interior design classes at Moore College of Art and Design, which is a certification program for interior designers.

“I participate in ACE Mentor Group — architecture, construction and engineering — where teams of high school students come together to learn about the industry. I’ve been a mentor for the past few years. It’s a good way to give back to the industry, and I think it’s really important to arm students who are going into the industry with the right knowledge. I hire a new (paid) intern every year and try to mentor them as well. I also participate in the Young Artists Workshop, where high school students learn about interior design to decide if it’s something they want to do.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Delia Designs has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to know more about the different ways they have been able to get their name out and grow their business. Tina said that she has used social media platforms, SEO (search engine optimization), and that she keeps up with posting to her blog. She said:

“I write a blog post every week, and I do email marketing, and then just networking since most of my clients are commercial clients.”

She told us about how important reviews are and gave us a tip about how she effortlessly asks for them:

“I do ask for reviews because I know it’s important for SEO, so after a project ends, I send a quick note thanking them, saying it was great working with them, that I hope that they are happy with the services, and asking for the review.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Delia Designs has managed to. We asked if Tina could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“You definitely need to invest in SEO and ask for Google reviews. Don’t be afraid to ask for anything, even for help!”


Congratulations to Delia Designs for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Tina for taking the time to speak with us!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Anthony Catalfano Home

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Anthony Catalfano Home is the number one interior design firm in all of Maine for 2019!

Make your space everything you’ve always wanted it to be with the help of Anthony Catalfano Home in Wells.

Anthony Catalfano Home has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one interior design firm in all of Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My husband and I vacationed in Kennebunkport this weekend and stumbled into this amazing store. Needless to say, I loved everything. I found these amazing carpets that are perfect for my home since I have pets. They look like fabric, but they are not and are very easy to care for by just hosing them down. I also purchased some unique pillows for my bedroom. The furniture is beautiful, and the fabrics are high quality. This place is a must if you are in the area. They will ship.” – Helena S.

Not Your Average Interior Design Firm

We wanted to know what makes Maine’s number one interior design firm so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the President and owner, Anthony Catalfano — who also owns Anthony Catalfano Interiors and Post House Commons.

The first question we had for Anthony was what makes Anthony Catalfano Home unique compared to their competition in Maine. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s a beautiful spot that showcases collections that are curated by me and put together in an artful way that customers can visualize in their homes. We’re different because we’re a specialized design shop. It’s all about the look and design of what we’re showcasing, and it’s changing every season.”

Anthony told us that the store is designed in a way that’s reminiscent of working with an interior designer, and their trained staff is available and familiar with both design and customer service. With Anthony Catalfano Home, customers get the full package.

We also asked Anthony about Anthony Catalfano Home’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Anthony told us that he is very invested in the community and gives back by being involved with the Chamber of Commerce and creating local jobs. He added:

“We want to have a very strong relationship with the local community because those are the people who are there all the time, and they are there supporting us when [tourists leave for the winter]. The store is all about bringing people in to enlighten their lives with beautiful furnishings and interior design that continues for years to come”

Anthony shared with us that he loves investing in his employees, and it’s exciting for him to watch them become financially stable and start to purchase their first homes.

Building Success With a Positive, Helpful Environment

When we asked Anthony what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at Anthony Catalfano Home, he told us that they’ve created a positive and helpful environment and culture in the store, and said that his customers are excited about the new things that come in on a daily basis.

Anthony also told us that all of their reviews are organic.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Anthony Catalfano Home has. Here’s Anthony’s advice for them:

“I think it’s really important to service the client in a positive and happy way, and I think it’s really important to have a culture that is positive and visually attractive. It’s a recipe for success. It’s really important to have employees who are pleasant and are able to bring people back. People really want us to succeed because [our shops and storefronts] have really enriched and upgraded the area.”


Congratulations to the team at Anthony Catalfano Home for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Anthony, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Anthony Catalfano Home in Wells. Visit their website today!

Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Interiors by Diane DeCero

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Interiors by Diane DeCero is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

To get some help designing your dream home, look no further than this award-winning company!

Interiors by Diane DeCero has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five interior designers in Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have been working with Diane for over a year now, and I love all of the designs and ideas she has brought to me. What I like most about Diane is that she knows MY style! With her help, we picked a kitchen backsplash, a family room sectional, and installed new dining room, kitchen, and rec room window treatments. The window treatments were the much-needed finishing touches! Everything looks beautiful! In addition, she has helped me with purchasing art pieces for the rooms and has shopped local stores with me as well. I am very satisfied with Diane and her knowledge of the market and her ideas!” – K.A.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Interiors by Diane DeCero is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Design Company

We were excited to learn all about Interiors by Diane DeCero and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Diane DeCero.

Diane got her start as a seamstress, using the valuable skills her mother taught her when she was young. She specializes in creating unique window treatments, mixing textures and designs with all the bells and whistles, and creating original final projects so each client receives a truly custom look. In addition to specializing in “soft window treatments”, Diane has been certified by Hunter Douglas Blinds, Shades and Shutters for over 20 years, and is currently a priority dealer.

We wanted to know was what it is that makes Interiors by Diane DeCero stand apart from its competitors. Diane told us about her personal connection with her clients and her commitment to providing outstanding customer service:

“I go out on all of my installations. I just want to make sure I’m providing great customer service. If there is a problem, I want to be there so we can get it resolved as quickly as possible… I’m very personable and outgoing. I make my clients feel very comfortable. I never presume that somebody is going to spend money with me or how much they are going to spend. I’m very cognizant of my client’s budget.”

She went on to tell us about how getting her start as a seamstress has allowed her to have a unique mindset when she’s working on projects:

“Starting out as a seamstress allows me to deconstruct window treatments before I design them. When I’m putting a window treatment together, in my brain, I’m sewing it, which allows me to make far fewer mistakes. I’m very timely with my appointments, and I do what I say I’m going to do.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Interiors by Diane DeCero has earned a fantastic reputation, and Diane said it’s mostly thanks to word of mouth and referrals. She has had loyal customers for the entire time she has been in the industry. She also works on networking with Realtors®, who will tell new home buyers about her services. In turn, she gives great discounts to new home buyers!

Throughout her career, Diane has remained committed to community values by donating her time and talent to various organizations. As a Lemont resident, Diane dedicated 11 years to work with the Lemont Juniors Woman’s Club on their Annual Housewalk. Diane was instrumental in developing the Walk into a very successful Christmas Housewalk, which features her professional decorating abilities. As a result, the Lemont Junior Woman’s Club had nine more years of successful Housewalks. Additionally, Diane was chairperson for the Crisis Center of South Suburbia’s (CCSS) Annual Holiday Housewalk for five years. Diane also served on the Executive Board for CCSS, sitting on many fundraising committees. She was responsible for raising thousands of dollars for this worthwhile cause. Currently, Diane serves on the Executive Board for Lockport Mainstreet and is very involved with the Lockport Chamber of Commerce.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Interiors by Diane DeCero has managed to. We asked if Diane could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Provide great customer service. You need to go that extra mile and be present for your customer. Make phone calls, and send thank you notes or texts. Just stay in front of your customers at all times!”


Congratulations to Interiors by Diane DeCero for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Diane for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Beth Krupa Interiors

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Beth Krupa Interiors is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior designer that will work with you to design a space that truly tells your story, look no further than this award-winning company!

Beth Krupa Interiors has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one interior design company in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Beth’s attentiveness to our ideas, and her ability to take our general thoughts and translate them into an integrated design, made our redecoration/remodel the best experience we could have had. Her ability to work in a constrained timeline and narrow down options made her the natural choice. She also knew where we could be pushed out of our comfort zone on select elements in our spaces, and her ideas really brought out the best result. Our outdated rooms now are the perfect mix of cozy and chic; [they are] wonderful to relax in after a long day, or bond with a newborn on the gorgeous rug of the nursery.” – S.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Beth Krupa Interiors is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Design Company

At Beth Krupa Interiors, there’s no job too small or too big. They can handle any project, from a simple redesign to a full house build.

We were excited to learn all about Beth Krupa Interiors and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Beth Krupa.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Beth Krupa Interiors stand apart from its competitors. Beth told us that she has spent time living internationally and has lived in Thailand, Hong Kong, India, and New York. She brings her knowledge of the market to every individual client. She said that she takes the time to listen to her clients and tell their story and get their vision right in the design. It’s a collaborative effort that ends in a home that the client can be happy to come back to at the end of the day.

Building Success, Online And Off

Beth Krupa Interiors has earned a wonderful reputation, so we were excited to hear about how they have managed to successfully grow their business and get their name in front of new potential clients. We learned that Beth does a lot of public speaking and talks about trend forecasting with various Realtors®. She has also branched out her business beyond residential properties to include commercial projects. They even designed the prototype for the Sotheby’s training facility.

Of course, Beth Krupa Interiors has also benefited from positive online reviews. We asked Beth what her secret is to getting such great reviews. She said that she talks to her clients and always asks them if they were happy with the work that was done. She is always willing to ask for reviews.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Beth Krupa Interiors has managed to. We asked if Beth could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“It’s important to travel and to be your authentic self.”


Congratulations to Beth Krupa Interiors for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Beth for taking the time to speak with us!

Rhode Island’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Perfect Touch Interiors Inc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Perfect Touch Interiors Inc is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior design firm that will help you to make design choices that reflect your specific needs, lifestyle, and budget, look no further than this award-winning company!

Perfect Touch Interiors Inc has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.14 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one interior designer in Rhode Island!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Manuela is so talented, meticulous, and patient. I have such a difficult time picking out fabric, deciding on design, and visualizing the outcome. Manuela took her time until she saw the right reaction on my face [before selecting] the right patterns and style. The outcome exceeded my expectations, which doesn’t happen often. She thinks through every detail, is very responsive, and gives great customer service. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind, truly gifted designer.” – D.N.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Perfect Touch Interiors Inc is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Design Company

We were excited to learn all about Perfect Touch Interiors Inc and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with company owner, Manuela.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Perfect Touch Interiors Inc stand apart from its competitors. Manuela told us that she works with everyone and every budget, because at the end of the day, their goal is to make people happy. They are able to offer a personalized service that satisfies what the client is looking for. She reiterated that it’s not about what the designer wants; it’s about figuring out what the client wants.

We asked about the Perfect Touch Interiors Inc business mission, and Manuela told us:

“We want them to smile and be happy every time they walk into their space. We want to create an environment where they can relax and be happy and comfortable in.”

Building Success, Online and Off

Perfect Touch Interiors Inc has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Manuela told us that they keep their marketing local by mailing postcards, advertising in local publications, and building relationships with local vendors in the industry. Of course, they have also seen the benefit that comes from having positive online reviews. We asked Manuela how they have gotten so many great reviews, and she said that it all comes down to doing a good job. She said that she always asks for reviews.

There are many interior designers out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Perfect Touch Interiors Inc has managed to. We asked if Manuela could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Don’t be afraid to start from scratch. Decorating or designing is very personable, so you need to give your time as a designer and be available. Be accessible, honest, and do not give false deadlines. There are a lot of moving parts, so keep the lines of communication open, and do your best to make sure you can meet their timelines.”


Congratulations to Perfect Touch Interiors Inc for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Manuela for taking the time to speak with us!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: LaRochelle Interior LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that LaRochelle Interior LLC is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

Transform your home into a calming, nature-inspired sanctuary; reach out to this award-winning company to get started today!

LaRochelle Interior LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three interior designers in Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have worked with Lori on many projects and found her to not only be a great designer, but also a great person to work with. Her design projects are always well-thought-out, and the results are stunning. I would highly recommend Lori for any residential or commercial project in the future!” – J.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that LaRochelle Interior LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Designer

We were excited to learn all about LaRochelle Interior LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Principal Designer, Lori.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes LaRochelle Interior LLC stand apart from its competitors. Lori told us that she really listens to what people want. Design is not about what she likes or what she would want; it’s about educating her clients to make the best possible choices for what will make them happiest.

She tries to create healthy environments for people, and is conscious about what kinds of materials she uses, making sure to be mindful of indoor air quality. She will be attending the Healthy Homes in Portland event in October to learn even more!

Building Success, Online and Off

LaRochelle Interior LLC has earned a stellar reputation, and Lori said it’s mostly thanks to word of mouth and organic reviews.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as LaRochelle Interior LLC has managed to. We asked if Lori could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be real! When you post, you need to try to understand who your audience is.”


Congratulations to LaRochelle Interior LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Lori for taking the time to speak with us!

Illinois’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Rae Duncan Interior Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Rae Duncan Interior Design is a two-time 2019 award winner in Illinois!

For all of your residential and commercial interior design needs in Chicago, there’s no better company to work with than Rae Duncan Interior Design.

Rae Duncan Interior Design has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impeccable Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one interior designer in all of Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Rae Duncan Interior Design team has an amazing eye and the ability to see what’s truly possible in a space, and transform it. They are true professional and an amazing resource to anyone remodeling or updating their space. Our indoor playground space looks amazing, and everyone loves it.” – Monika M.

Not Your Average Interior Design Firm

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Rae Duncan herself, the CEO of Rae Duncan Interior Design.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Rae Duncan Interior Design a one-of-a-kind interior design firm in Illinois. Here’s what Rae had to say:

“A lot of what makes us different is that I don’t have one style that I do or that my team does. We always say that we take the client’s taste, and then we raise the design to another level. A lot of designers will do the same aesthetic over and over and over. While we may do similar aesthetics again and again, we do a lot of different stuff. We do crazy innovation rooms, nail salons, fancy man caves and transitional homes. We can do anything. We never reuse the same items. What we want is for people to have a space that is original and unique, and that is functional for them that makes them feel good. I think that raises their whole experience in their home.”

We also asked Rae what their mission is at Rae Duncan Interior Design and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“Our statement is, ‘We’re a team of designers who use our imagination and technical skills to improve the way that people live, work and play.’ We work where we live. We play where we work.

Rae also went on to tell us a little bit about the Rae Duncan Interior Design logo, which is a microscopic picture of human tissue:

“interior design is really about biology, and it’s really about how we live. It’s about me figuring out how we can enhance people’s lives aesthetically and beautifully, or it might be enhancing people’s lives because of function and convenience. Either way, we enhance every aspect of what most people do in life, which is live, work and play.”

Building Success Through Good Resources, Good Contractors and Great People

Rae attributes Rae Duncan Interior Design’s strong online reputation to their very good resources, their very good contractors and the great people they work with, as well as to the fact that they are ethical and transparent. Rae added:

“In the end, no matter what job it is, no matter who it’s with and no matter what the cost of the job is, we make sure that everything is absolutely perfect. I want my clients to go out and tell everyone they know that they had a great experience with us.”

Rae shared with us that her dedication to making her clients happy is so fierce that she’ll even spend her own money to redo work when necessary.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Rae Duncan Interior Design has gotten their name out there by pushing the envelope, day in and day out.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Rae Duncan Interior Design has. When we asked Rae what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“Everything about your own business can be really, really, really hard. It’s really hard to start; it’s really to find those great creative minds —the good people — that support your business. …I guess what you need the most as an entrepreneur is persistence. You need to just keep pushing, and you can’t give up. …You have to believe in yourself and believe in what you’re doing. You keep pushing and pushing, and if it doesn’t work, then you need to try harder… You’re always learning and always changing, and you’re always pushing and pushing. You can’t get tired. You have to keep pushing for the next best thing…”


Congratulations to the team at Rae Duncan Interior Design for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rae, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Rae Duncan Interior Design in Chicago. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Sally Scott Interior Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sally Scott Interior Design is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for professional interior design services in New England, look no further than this award-winning company!

Sally Scott Interior Design has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five interior designers in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Sally and Meghan are great to work with. They are helping me with my new home, combining my existing furniture and accessories with new additions. They offer excellent taste, creative ideas, suggestions, and solutions, and are very thorough and detailed-oriented. They are very professional in their approach to the project, while also being very easy and pleasant to work with.” – J.D.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Sally Scott Interior Design is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Designer

We were excited to learn all about Sally Scott Interior Design and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Sally Scott, who works with Megan Winkler and Cheryl Holmes.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Sally Scott Interior Design stand apart from its competitors. Sally told us that it is their experience and professionalism that set them apart. Sally Scott Interior Design has been in business for 30 years, and has been recognized for their excellence through several awards, including being called the best interior designer on the shoreline and being among the Best of Houzz for five years in a row.

Building Success And Giving Back

Sally Scott Interior Design has earned a phenomenal reputation over the years, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Sally told us that, first and foremost, they listen to their clients and establish relationships with them. They have been featured in local newspapers and magazines, are a part of the chamber of commerce, and do whatever networking they can. Sally said that, with 30 years in business, word of mouth has been one of their greatest resources for new business. Community involvement is also very important to the team over at Sally Scott Interior Design, and Sally told us that they make contributions to different charitable organizations in their community and have recently worked with New Reach, an organization that helps the domestically abused in New Haven.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Sally Scott Interior Design has managed to. We asked if Sally could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Do what you say you will do; don’t get discouraged.”


Congratulations to Sally Scott Interior Design for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sally for taking the time to speak with us!

Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Linda Rickles Interiors

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Linda Rickles Interiors is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior designer that will work with you to tailor your design project to your style and personality, look no further than this award-winning company!

Linda Rickles Interiors has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five interior designers in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Linda makes rooms come alive! She is creative master and can work within any budget. She sticks to timelines and makes sure that her clients are satisfied. I’ve never met a designer more talented and easy to work with. She is absolutely fabulous!” – G.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Linda Rickles Interiors is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Interior Designer

We were excited to learn all about Linda Rickles Interiors and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Linda Rickles herself. Linda started her interior design business in 2004. Both Linda’s grandmother and mother were interior designers, and Linda has always loved both people and art. Growing up with generations of interior designers to inspire her, she quickly realized the best way to incorporate both of her passions was through interior design.
We wanted to know was what it is that makes Linda Rickles Interiors stand apart from its competitors. Linda told us about how she brings her unique appreciation for color and style to her clients:

“What I design is very classic with a contemporary twist. I will use my clients’ own furnishings if they fit the balance, scale, proportion, and harmony of the space. I also take the architecture and light into consideration. I am a color specialist, so color is very important. I think those things make me unique.”

When we asked Linda about her overall business mission, she said:

“I take an ordinary space and turn it into an extraordinary home. I want everyone’s home to be comfortable, cozy, and chic, adding beauty to everyone’s life!”

Building Success By Prioritizing Her Clients

Linda Rickles Interiors has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we wanted to know more about how they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Linda shared:

“Most of my business has always been from referrals, but I’m realizing how important it is now to have a strong online presence, and have started doing more with Facebook and Instagram.”

Of course, Linda Rickles Interiors has benefited from their positive online reviews. When we asked Linda her secret to getting those great reviews, she said:

“My clients are my priority. It’s more important for them to be happy then it is for me to be right. There isn’t just one correct solution to an interior design dilemma, so I work with them to find one that they are happy and comfortable with. I currently don’t ask for reviews, so all my reviews are from clients who had a great experience and wanted to leave a review.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Linda Rickles Interiors has managed to. We asked if Linda could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Identify and listen to your clients. Don’t try to push your own agenda on them, whatever the business is. Listen to what they have to say.”


Congratulations to Linda Rickles Interiors for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Linda for taking the time to speak with us!