"Working with Amy and Residential Remedies has been a life saver to us. We decided last fall to undergo a huge renovation on our home in Canton. We have never done anything like this before. The extent of our experience is painting a room and hanging some pictures. The scope of our project included finishing our basement which had never been touched as well as completely remodeling the main floor of our colonial. The main floor was not just a cosmetic update, we were taking down walls, extending walls, opening up a staircase, reconfiguring our laundry room, etc. Needless to say, we bit off more than we could chew and very quickly got overwhelmed by the enormity of the project and the decisions we were faced with. There is no way we could have done this project alone from a design standpoint and in talking to several local designers, we immediately knew, upon meeting Amy, she was the perfect fit for us! So, we hired Residential Remedies! I cannot say enough about the knowledge Amy brings to our project in every single aspect. She has helped us with everything from design plans, lighting plans, lighting/fixture selection, paint, fabric, furniture, mediator between us and our contractor, sounding board when we have an issue, etc. She has been wonderful at taking all of our ideas, inspirations, and likes and turning them into a concept that makes it possible for us to envision and feel confident in making selections whereas, we would be thinking and changing our minds a million times over without her guidance. So far, she has helped us save money on furniture and lighting as well as giving us suggestions on small changes design wise which has results in saving money on materials/labor with our initial design concept. I depend on Amy tremendously to help reign in my ideas and looks to become succinct concepts. Residential Remedies makes our process easier in so many ways. She helps prioritize "to do" lists and when and how to get things done ahead of time so any lag time in the project is not because we have not done "our jobs". She helps keep us motivated when we are overwhelmed or frustrated. She also has such a positive attitude and keeps us excited for the end product that we, at times, think we will never get to!"
"Amy's passion and her home design coaching expertise were evident from the first time we met with her. She has been so detailed and patient throughout the entire process. We started at the onset of the pandemic and even though we've been meeting virtually, it feels like she's been in our home the entire time! Having Amy help coach us through unique design elements, color palettes, styles, and so much more has been the perfect match to our love for tackling DIY home projects. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a very affordable home design coach to use Amy and Residential Remedies -- you won't be disappointed!"
"I highly recommend hiring Amy from Residential Remedies to help you create your dream room. Before putting an addition onto our house, we had Amy out to help make sure we could turn that new space into the room we always wanted. She listened and asked all the right questions to make us really think about how we’d use our space so she could make it perfect for us. Amy created a specific plan to help us visualize and plan our room. I’m so thankful we worked with her before we started building because we made changes to our building plans based on her suggestions. Her friendly, outgoing personality makes her so easy to work with. I never hesitated to call and ask questions or make changes. I love the flexibility we had working with Amy. As a design coach, she would help as little or as much as we’d want. I’ve recommended her to friends and family and would definitely hire her again."
"I first met Amy from a recommendation a professional house painter had given me. I wanted some help picking out paint colors and also advice on how to arrange living and dining room furniture and general decorating tips. Amy was very easy to work with and she provided a couple of floor plans that made sense for my small space. She also made suggestions for accessories that fit my budget and encouraged me to make the decisions and was not insistent I use only hers. I did take most of her ideas and am very pleased with the results. I would recommend Amy to anyone who has a limited budget, her prices are reasonable and her advice is solid. I will use Amy again if the need arises."
"Amy came highly recommended from the Next Door app that services our neighborhood. We had just built a new house, and it needed some TLC in the decorating department! Since we are not very creative when it comes to decorating, we decided it was time to call in a professional. We were leery of doing this because we had heard that hiring a decorator was very costly! But we were pleasantly surprised to find out that Amy’s fee schedules were absolutely within our budget. We both work fulltime, so the fact that Amy did all the legwork and brought the samples to us to look at was a huge benefit. We were looking to paint, do a couple of accent walls and also needed a kitchen backsplash. We are not fond of wallpaper, so when Amy asked “what do you think of wallpaper?” we just laughed, but at the same time trusted her. She found the most amazing quality paper to accent our foyer and great room walls – but it didn’t stop there. She also advised to wallpaper the foyer ceiling tray with an accompaniment paper! We were so worried about taking this major step, but oh so glad we did! Additionally, we were having a problem finding tile for a kitchen backsplash, due to the granite being so “busy.” Amy found the perfect match and we love it! We have received numerous compliments from everyone who sees the decorating that was done by Amy. They all ask, “did you guys do this yourself?” And we just laugh! No, it is all Amy’s design! Thank you, Amy! We are truly proud of our house and couldn’t have done it without you!"
"During my initial visit with Amy, she provided recommendations on paint colors for our foyer and front door. We were so satisfied with her choices (the front door color is gorgeous!) that we hired her design services for our entire home. Amy has that unique ability to see nuances in colors--a skill I lack-- and hiring her took the frustration out of choosing paint colors and design in general. She provided us with detailed floor plans for many rooms in our home, including our master bedroom, living/dining room, and family room, as well as our outdoor spaces. All of this saved us time and money! She is particularly skilled at getting the most out of spaces by providing tips on organization and de-cluttering of rooms, rearranging furniture to suit our family's needs, using existing pieces of furniture and artwork to save money, and helping with shopping needs for new pieces that fit our budget. She guided me toward some upholstery fabric that was on sale to recover our dining room chairs, and I bought it that very day! What I enjoyed most about this whole experience is Amy's warm, friendly personality. She is so easy to work with, listening, and writing notes about everything I was telling her. She is enthusiastic and eager to help (and patient)! She even gave me design tips for making improvements on my own. We were able to work easily from her plans, which simplified the entire process, and we made some beautiful enhancements on a tight budget, which wasn't something, frankly, I expected from a designer. We are so grateful for this experience and wouldn't design a space without her! As soon as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we intend to hire her to redesign our guest bathroom!"
"Amy LaVallee of Residential Remedies was a perfect fit for our needs in making some choices in building our wine cellar and bar in our basement.
I felt very secure when she helped us with wall color choices, floor and ceiling tiles, bar top material, lighting fixtures and many other options. She has a great relationship with her human resources and will advise and (importantly) educate you when you're heading in the wrong direction, without being pushy in the least. Her personality is a really wonderful, very human mix of being upbeat and professional; and she uses her education and experience in her coaching as she keeps in mind her client's uniqueness. Best of all, her clients are free to choose their frequency and duration for consultations, while remaining flexible within the agreed upon parameters.
I will forever be grateful for her expertise and her help in keeping us grounded and smiling our way through a very complicated process!"
"A couple years ago when my husband and I decided to build a new house I hired Amy’s company, Residential Remedies, to help with the decorating as I am a person that does not have an eye for decorating and I didn’t know where to start. We love working with Amy. She has a lot of great ideas based on things that we told her we liked. She picked out the paint colors for all the rooms in the house (although my husband was a little skeptical on one of the colors but in the end he gave in on the color and we love it). She also helped pick out the fabric for the furniture in our living room and sun room. She is very cost conscious and is always looking for a bargain. We were also able to repurpose some things that we already had to help cut down on cost. We are very pleased with the outcome of our first floor living space and are ready to tackle the bedrooms in our second level. This was the first time working with an interior designer and we really enjoyed our time spent working with Amy. She’s very outgoing, definitely loves working with people, very flexible, easy to work with and highly professional. We enjoy our new home and get many compliments on it.
If you’re looking for a designer to help you with any project in your home, give Amy a call. I’m sure you’ll be just as happy as we are!!"
“Amy is excellent at listening to her clients, understands what they are interested in and then takes their interests and turns it into a comprehensive and easy to follow plan. She came in and showed us what we wanted, even though we really didn’t know what we wanted. We are very happy that we were able to re-utilize many existing pieces in our new plan.”
"Working with Amy was awesome. She has a wealth of knowledge, resources, and recommendations. She helped me, with many projects in my home! Amy helped me pick out new furniture for my family room and one of the plans she designed for us, gave us the most room and function. Amy has an amazing eye. She can take any room and give it a fresh new look by repurposing 1 or 2 items, or purchasing a few new pieces to make you love your space again! I can’t wait to work with Amy in the near future. Thank you so much."
"From the very beginning Amy was so great to work with. She brought over so many samples for us and pointing us in a perfect direction working with lazy-boy. With Amy’s connections thru lazy-boy she saved us so much money and so much time. When we were nervous about the trim around the tv or the colors for the mantle and countertops she made it very easy to stay calm during the whole process. Amy made the whole experience so much easier and came right over every time we had questions or concerns. Without Amy’s help this project never would have been so beautiful. She brought patterns and ideas we would never have thought of without her. "
“Amy has the unique ability of transforming a space for every need! Her keen eye finds the smallest detail, and her wealth of creativity, experience and passion for what she does is evident in every project she undertakes. Amy has built a diverse reservoir of business relationships, which she uses to find quality, cost-effective products to ensure that our vision becomes a reality.”