I bought a very ordinary MCM home but I knew there was a singular beauty within. After a consultation with Tobi, I knew she "got" my desires for the home to be unique yet livable. Her vision yielded improvements that transcended mortar/brick, nail/wood improvements: the creativity to use non-traditional elements and material, fabricating functional yet completely one-of-a-kind touches like my brilliant fireplace surround made of a tile typically used for commercial spaces, the pipe lovingly bent and painted to serve as my bay window drapery rod, and industrial non-slip/anti-fatigue mats for stair treads. Not to mention her artistry with placing my own art around my home, and her reverence for revitalizing existing pieces within my dwelling that I did not have the budget to completely change. I can't imagine using anyone else when it comes to investing in more beauty for my home. She's turned my little piece of suburbia into a utopia I only dreamed could exist.
I wasted time and money with another company and got awful results. Someone told me about InsideWright and I wish I'd gone there first. Tobi had great ideas about how to fix the problems, and we agreed she'd come in and do the work when I was out of town. She kept me fully updated while I was away, and when materials I'd ordered arrived defective, she took the initiative to deal with the supplier in my absence and took care of the problem. She is fast, meticulous, had wonderful ideas that made the outcome better, and more careful and clean than anyone I've ever worked with. I have already recommended her to very particular friends and don't ever want to work with anyone else myself. I've been doing projects like this for years, and this was the absolute best experience.
"Attention to Detail"
Working with Tobi was a terrific experience. She helped me articulate what I was looking for and was flexible in response to my ideas. Her careful attention to even the smallest details ensured that everything was perfect. She treated my apartment and possessions like they were her own. The results are amazing. I get so many compliments on my apartment. I highly recommend hiring InsideWright!
I hired InsideWright because I was overwhelmed with all the "stuff" I had and where to put it, as well as wanting everything to be placed aesthetically to my taste and required functionality. Additionally, I had no time to do it myself and I knew I would never have the time to concentrate on it myself. I also didn't want an over-priced NYC decorator that can't get dirty. Most importantly, I needed someone I could trust. I adore Ms. Wright for the following reasons: 1. Creative-yet-functional vision and taste level 2. Collaborative attitude - she takes your ideas and makes them better 3. A pension for detail 4. She's on time (me, not always) 5. She gives a s*** Here's a summary of what was done: 1. Kitchen - Cupboards organized - Space optimized 2. Laundry closet - holy organization (I never knew I had that much space in there) - laundry folding/letter writing nook that's the cutest thing ever 3. Living Room - Furniture placed to maximize living, relaxing, and eating areas - Personalization of space with photo selection and wall mounting - Surround sound installment into the ceiling - Fireplace mantel design and installation 4. Loft - 1/4 bath (sailboat bathroom really) installment - Office reorg and installment of space-wright storage - Cool hang-out area and platform bed for guests to stay 5. Bedroom - Upper closet creation for lots of "unnoticeable" storage - Brightening of walls - General pretty-ing up - Amazing closet organization (feels so good!) - Super cool pet gate installation (that doesn't look "pet-gate-ey") - Wall installment of flea-market barn door that I fell in love with I'm sure there were lots of other things too, but that's the bulk of it. Hire her. You won't be sorry.
Tobi Wright is a GENIUS. A reasonable, creative yet economic genius. She is also like a magical elf who works incredibly quickly but thoughtfully. She re-imagined our master bedroom and living room and completed a project for us over a weekend. The color(s) she painted the wall of our bedroom shimmer different shades at different times of the day, because she had a vision of layering different, compatible colors to evoke the multiple shades of our bedding. The whole room changed in her hands, and we always get comments on how peaceful it is. (When people pass our bedroom--we don't generally invite folks to hang out in there!) Tobi turned our living room around too--with a very bold and gorgeous color on perfectly chosen walls and by reimagining teh space and rearranging the furniture in a way that would never have occurred to us. I can never thank her or recommend her visionary skills enough. Whenever we buy a place, I am going to beg her to build it aesthetically. Tobi is a rare combination of an artist who is down-to-earth, of a visionary with a respect for your wallet. She's also one of the warmest, fairest, most accommodating designers you'll hope to meet.
"Holiday Window Design"
InsideWright was asked to design our Showroom window. Her original concept seemed to be over-the-top, but magical. Over a short period of time she not only succeeded with her concept, but exceeded our expectations (which were very high). Tobi knows NO Limitations when she designs. We were incredibly fortunate to have her work on our window. She is extremely focused and has wonderful Insight!
Tobi worked with us to dramatically remodel and reconfigure two living spaces (a 2 bdrm and a 1 bdrm). She brought a wealth of imagination and great aesthetic sense grounded equally in practical solutions and within our budget expectations. She was very "hands on" and extremely efficient in getting the work done on time, on spec, and with very high quality. She was wonderfully resourceful and tenacious in sourcing great vendors (she tracked down a vendor to remake feet for a hand-signed Knoll Pollack chair and at an incredibly reasonable price, e.g.). Tobi is the "complete package," and I would hire her in a heartbeat to work on an design projects. May I be fortunate enough to own a brownstone building in NYC for which I can unleash the power of Tobi Wright to make it as magical and wonderful as she made our living spaces!
"My Own Pace"
Tobi helped me take a space that was nothing more than an odd shaped hallway, and transform it into a great working & reading room! Working with Tobi meant I could go at my own pace. I wanted a chance to live with each change we made for a little while before making the next move. Tobi was totally cool with this approach … not pushy at all, yet available when I was ready for the next step. At one point I bought a chair we both loved online, but when it arrived I found it uncomfortable. Tobi was really helpful in working with the manufacturer to have them pick up the piece and give me a full refund. I ended up buying another chair that was super comfortable but boring. Tobi found some fantastic fabric, reupholstered the chair’s cushions and made it the new highlight of the whole space! I highly recommend InsideWright!
Tobi is great to work with. She paid close attention to our likes and dislikes and quickly picked up on our style and preferences. She generated a lot of ideas and provided samples and suggestions in a timely manner. Tobi is committed to her work and is very detail oriented, picking up and following through on small and large matters alike. She has good relationships with vendors and showrooms and will take the extra step to find answers. She helped make our new apartment really feel like a home. Our TV/tech person said our wallpaper is his favorite in all of Manhattan, and others who have come into the apartment for one reason or another have taken pictures of the color of our living room walls. Since we don't live here full-time, I feel a great sense of pleasure every time I walk in the door and see the beautiful, unique and comfortable decor.
"Worth Every Penny"
Tobi supervised the renovation of our kitchen from floor to ceiling. She first helped us choose a contractor (we interviewed among those she presented). She spoke with us about our tastes and preferences. Then she presented us choices for: flooring, appliances, cabinets, paint colors, counter tops, back-splash, as well as overall kitchen design. If we didn't like the choices, we spoke more and then she gave us more choices. Tobi supervised delivery and installation of the work. She was very patient with me (I am a pain to work for), charming with the super and the contractor's men. The job came in exactly on price and was finished a few days early!! Tobi cost us about ~12% of total cost. SHE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. I AM RECOMMENDING HER TO EVERYONE I KNOW.