My husband and I have had a working relationship with Charlene Keogh for over twenty years. For the first fifteen she was a client of ours. We owned a custom furniture company and Charlene ordered many pieces of wood and upholstered furniture for her clients and even a few pieces for her own home. Her designs, standards and critical eye were always impeccable. Ten years ago when we bought our apartment in Manhattan we selected Charlene as the interior designer. She creatively turned a beautiful apartment into a wonder. It is tasteful and elegant, but most of all, she met our criterion. As clients well immersed in the furniture and interiors industry, we have knowledge and definite opinions regarding what we like and do not like. The three of us worked together brilliantly to create the interiors. The results are a friendly and beautiful apartment that flows and works for us. Many of our guests have all said the same thing "This apartment is so beautiful, why would you ever want to leave in the morning?" The next challenge for Charlene occurred when we purchased the adjacent apartment and decided to join them. Charlene worked creatively to achieve our goal. The apartment is now complete and we are very pleased with the results. She integrated the apartments with finesse and listened to our wishes and made them real. Even when unexpected situations arose, she thought clearly and came up with good solutions. The apartment more than exceeds our expectations and she still adds artistic touches whenever she comes by. Her manner and attitude even when faced with difficult moments with the contractors and the owner are always cheery and cooperative. It has been a pleasure to deal with Charlene both as a client and a designer. Very truly yours,
My wife and I were first time home builders. We wanted our Hampton's house to be beautiful and practical for our two active boys and our busy entertaining schedule. We asked Keogh Design to work together with us and the contractor on the project. This was the best decision we could have made! She was able to manage the contractor and protect us from our own uninformed bad decisions. Our project was streamlined and less stressful with Charlene walking us through it, step by step. In addition, she worked with us to define the lifestyle we wanted in our new home. Charlene has such a sophisticated design sense and her choice of colors made every room special. Her seemingly limitless knowledge of new products from fabrics and finishes to hardware helped us narrow our choices to best suit us. I don't know what we would have done without Keogh Design. We are so happy with the way things turned out, I will never do another project without Charlene!
Lawrence B. Wright
We are renovating a 100-year-old guest cottage on our country property. Charlene sees space in an interesting way that is also practical. As we uncover the 'bones' of the house, she adapts her overall view to fit the features of this old building. Moreover, she is easy to work with, has a good sense of humor, as well of course, of style.
Mr. and Mrs Michael F. Coyne
Charlene is an outstanding designer who is also extremely easy to work with. She quickly came to understand our likes and dislikes and sourced furniture and fabric to suit them, while also encouraging us to look at fabric and furniture we might not have otherwise considered. When we had ideas for furniture that could not be found ready-made, she called on her extensive contacts to have the furniture made to order. She designed and oversaw several construction projects in the apartment with a keen eye for detail and ensured that the work was of the highest quality. She is thoughtful, efficient, and has a wonderful eye. I trust her completely and am extremely happy with the results of her work on our apartment.