“I hired Manuela to remodel my kitchen and bathroom. She took two very small, and in the case of my kitchen, very awkward, spaces and reimagined the layouts to make them much more spacious and functional. She came up with ideas for space planning and storage that I never would have thought of. And she quickly “got” my desired aesthetic and helped me find the perfect appliances, fixtures and finishes. She helped me watch out for “gotchas” as far as code compliance and avoiding awkward configurations. And she worked tirelessly to help me hire the perfect general contractor during a time when it seemed like every GC in San Francisco was booked up. During construction on my project she was always available and responsive to me and my contractor to answer questions and solve problems. I’m so, so happy with how my kitchen and bathroom turned out and am so grateful I found Manuela of MP Design and got to work with her on my project.” CM
“Overall, the project went very well. The drawings had to be re-done (not Manuela’s fault but due to my changes). That added to the overall cost of the project. My contractor needed a lot of hand holding and didn’t pay attention to the drawings, so Manuela had to step in and do a lot of project management with him (also added to her costs). I was extremely happy with the outcome and the house looks great! Manuela listened to me, understood my taste, and what my desired outcome should look like. She translated what I wanted, added her ideas and expertise, and really took my 1950s small ranch into the 21st century. The house feels so much bigger due to her thoughtful design. I am so pleased with the transformation! Additionally, Manuela could NOT have been more professional and responsive. As we all know, remodeling is stressful and not everything goes according to plan. Manuela was always calm and collected, even when I was not!” G.A.
“MP Design recently helped us for a second time and we could not be happier with the results. Several years ago we remodeled our kitchen with MP’s guidance and just finished remodeling the rest of our home and we are now proudly enjoying our “new” home. The most recent project included upgrading two bathrooms, replacing all windows, refinishing the wood floor and painting several rooms and we are very pleased with the outcome. MP Design helped us from start to finish, including choosing tile and tile design, paint colors and the overall design of our master and guest bathrooms. She also helped us choose the contractor and acted as our “project manager” which was invaluable. We highly recommend MP Design for all of your interior design needs. ” – D.A.
“Manuela from MP Design drew up the plans for my new kitchen. She did a fantastic job. She had great ideas and listened to mine. She made adjustments to plans as we went along. Manuela is a very talented designer and a consummate professional. Her work was done on time and her original estimate of the scope of work was accurate. I will gladly recommend her services to anyone and will hopefully have the opportunity to use her design services again.” – L.O.
“Manuela was great at helping me choose some interior colors for my Victorian remodel. I had my ideas but she expanded upon them and helped me with accent walls. I was looking for a modern twist on Victorian colors and she helped me do just that.” – J.M.
“Manuela, the owner of MP Design, was wonderful. She sat with me for two hours and we covered a lot of ground which included discussing the desired look and functionality of new furniture and room design. Manuela helped to measure, look at items together online, and gave me advice and recommendations. She has a lovely eye and manner of communicating. Also, having actually studied interior architecture, seems to have a deep understanding of style and function. She has many years of accumulated experience and was able to make immediate recommendations about things I had been trying to figure out for months! I recommend Manuela highly.” ~ A.S.
“Manuela contacted us to fabricate a small custom entertainment center. She communicated well and got back to us quickly when we had questions. Her attention to detail and knowledge of AutoCad was also very helpful. She was a pleasure to work with!” Chris Tomasi, Tomasi Design, Cabinet Maker, San Rafael
“Manuela helped us out significantly. We had worked with another designer and architect on our project but were unsatisfied with their work when the construction was about to begin. We asked Manuela to redo the architectural drawings and provide input on our design within 2 weeks. She accomplished this and we were very happy with her work.” ~ S.Z.