Rebecca was also an excellent and diplomatic intermediary between us and our syndic, our new neighbors, and the other artisans on our project. Her biligualism was a necessary and welcomed asset for us, and she took on all the communication with grace and poise. Her knowledge about all things French also truly helped guide our decisions and gave us peace of mind with our choices.
Last week when I arrived at our finished apartment, it was a feeling of utter joy, and a “too good to be true” moment. The only disappointing part is that my time with Rebecca and Luis has come to a close (which we will have to rectify with another project!).
I am so honored to have worked with Rebecca, and know that anyone that works with her will also appreciate her energy, talent and enthusiasm.
Working with Rebecca, the daunting prospect of renovating an apartment from across the ocean became an exciting and satisfying endeavor. She was a delight to work with, exuberant, positive, and approachable, and always a consummate professional.
Her talent, skill and experience were apparent at every stage as she helped us negotiate the many challenges and surprises that are part of renovating an old structure, like strange plumbing and awkward spaces. She was unflagging in her energy and generous with her time, always going above and beyond in every situation, no matter how small, including helping to coordinate furniture deliveries since we had no local cell number.
Rebecca has an impeccable design sense. She is sensitive to the unique characteristics of the specific property and to the ideas and taste of her clients. She truly listens and responds with great concepts and solutions. Her talent and dedication to detail is evident in everything from floor-plan to light fixtures.
It was deeply reassuring to see that Rebecca remained totally dedicated to the project through to the very last details of completion – she was not finished until she was satisfied everything was perfect.
Add to her individual strengths that Rebecca has cultivated a team of collaborators (contractor, tradespeople, assistants) who are also expert, dedicated, trustworthy, and meticulous. We cannot recommend Rebecca and her team highly enough
Renovating an apartment in another continent could have been a disaster but it was a pleasant and exciting process throughout the entire time.
All of her contractors were equally nice and they did a wonderful job.
We are very pleased to be working with her.
An American real estate broker here in Paris recommended Rebecca Newman to me and, from our first phone exchange, I had no doubt she was a person with whom I could communicate and with whom I would enjoy working. Simply put, she was enthusiastic and delightful.
On the professional side, I was very glad to have her on board.
My apartment is in a 16th-century building and it was crucial to know precisely what could and could not be done in terms of renovation without compromising its structure: Would it be possible to cut a hole in the kitchen wall to create a nice open hatch into the living room? Answer: yes. What about making updates to the main bathroom with its rather outdated plumbing? Answer: Here’s what’s possible, here’s what is not.
Rebecca also works with a very pleasant and competent team, she’s available to answer questions and generous with her time. Also very important, she listens to her client and does her best to implement that person’s wishes.
For all of these reasons, I am happy to recommend Rebecca wholeheartedly.
How lucky I feel to have searched up INTERFACE DESIGN when I was looking for an interior designer for our apartment in Paris. Although our apartment was small, your ideas have made it feel spacious. The result ,the colours and all your suggestions were perfect! It was such a great experience I would recommend you and your team to anyone looking for an excellent designer. Considering I unfortunately speak no french,you were my saviour !!
Rebecca’s taste and aesthetic are wonderful and she is expert at gathering selections and presenting alternatives that we would like. Not only did she find every single piece of furniture and decor element for our Paris apartment, she put it all together perfectly. In addition, she has followed up very capably with the maintenance of things in the apartment. She makes the entire process easy – which is very important as we do not live full time in Paris but in Buenos Aires. Our experiences working with Rebecca have been outstanding in every way and we are very pleased.
Calum and I would like to send our sincere thanks for the wonderful renovation work you and Bruno carried out on our little apartment in Montmartre. Attempting a full renovation when living on the other side of the world is extremely daunting, there needs to be a huge level of confidence and trust between the parties. You kept us informed at all stages of the project, and your weekly update presentations showed us the progress as if we were actually there. The finished product was beyond our expectations, and we appreciate your continued support as we further tweak and add to the apartment furnishings and decor. After having stayed in the apartment a number of times we have come to appreciate the thought that went into your planning of the project. The insulation in the external walls for example, which we would never have thought of, has made the apartment cool in summer and cosy in winter. I am starting to wonder when we will ever turn on the heating as it has not been necessary even in the middle of February!
Thanks again, to you and Bruno.
Notre appartement, qu’elle a entièrement rénové et décoré, a toujours suscité des félicitations de la part de nos visiteurs et, notamment, de notre acheteur puisque nous avons vendu ce bien récemment.
Tant au plan du budget et du calendrier, Rebecca Newman a toujours respecté ses engagements ce qui est vraiment remarquable dans ce domaine.
A notre tour, nous la recommandons chaleureusement.
Nous avions aimé le style contemporain adopté pour meubler l’appartement modèle. Nous avons donc décidé de retenir ses services pour aménager un endroit que nous voulions joli, clair, agréable à vivre, facile à retrouver ou à quitter au gré de nos voyages.
Ce fut une aventure des plus agréables de meubler ce nouvel appartement tout neuf. Rebecca et son équipe y ont donné une âme, en y apportant la touche française dont nous rêvions tout en conservant l’esprit moderne et le confort un peu américain que nous recherchions. Sa connaissance du milieu et son esprit pratique nous ont plus. Elle nous a déchargé de toutes les contraintes liées à l’aménagement d’un nouveau lieu et le résultat nous satisfait toujours autant avec l’usage.
Quand nous y séjournons, nous retrouvons avec plaisir ses teintes claires, ses fauteuils confortables, les grandes fenêtres s’ouvrant sur Paris, la tour Eiffel et le bonheur de séjourner dans l’une des plus belles villes du monde.
Nous en sommes très satisfaits. Tout a été effectué dans les meilleures conditions. Aujourd’hui, à chacune de nos visites à Paris, nous apprécions et profitons de notre bel appartement.
A bientôt j’espère et le meilleur pour vous.
We would like to thank you and your team at INTERFACE DESIGN for our beautiful apartment in Paris. Your attention to detail and execution were beyond our expectations. Our first apartment, although small, was a cozy retreat for us. The furnishings and treatments suited us so perfectly that when the opportunity presented itself to move to a larger apartment, we immediately thought of you and your team to transform the new space, and again, the result was fantastic, and we love it.
We were a unique challenge, living across the pond, but the entire project was such a pleasure and we are delighted with our pied-a-terre in the most beautiful city in the world.