I found Graced Designs through my sister, when she was looking for a designer for her Airbnb property.... On the phone, Malia was very warm and personable. We made an appointment to meet in person and talk about ideas. In the very first few minutes of our meeting, she already made me look at my space in a whole different way.I was only looking to consult for my living room, but she gave me insight on different parts of my house. It was eye-opening to me how she saw my space. She explained to me why I should consider setting up my office in a different part of the house based on the layout of the rooms, how I might want to draw attention to my vertical space and how certain colors enhance and balance out others. And all of this within minutes of looking at my space. She was also very organized: she had me fill out a worksheet that asked about my color preferences and styles I connected with. Since I haven't worked with a designer before, I was apprehensive about being able to convey to her what I saw in my mind's eye. The next day, she sent me sample pictures and asked me how I felt about each one: what I liked about it and what didn't work for me. The sample pictures she showed me convinced me that she knew the feel and style that I was going for.Malia responds quickly to texts, especially when I am out and about shopping for items and asking her if it all goes together. Much more than designing my living room, she is educating me on how to look at my space differently. Also, she is opening up a new world of colors, patterns and designs that are outside my comfort zone. When I look at her design board, I recognize why I needed her to show me other iterations of my color and style choices. Left on my own, I would stick with the tried and true and predictable. But her spec sheets show me different possibilities that cover my comfort level from the safe and timid to bolder versions.I know that once the project is done, it will be a true reflection of my personality and style. Even if you feel that you don't need an interior designer, I think that a consultation with Malia is still very educational. If you are looking for an interior designer, Malia will bring your design vision to the next level.