Dara Agruss Design

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What Our Clients Say

– Erin Lenardi

Dara was wonderful to work with on my home design project. She helped transform my entry, living and dining areas into the beautiful spaces I have wanted since moving into my home four years ago. The design process has always felt very overwhelming and stressful (i.e. fear of picking the wrong design, furniture, size, paint color, etc.). Having a kind professional like Dara to learn my preferred styles, offer multiple design ideas, and narrow down everything from the large furniture items to pretty accessories was a HUGE help for me. I love my new spaces and now look forward to future design projects. I would recommend Dara’s services to anyone looking for help with design projects big and small!

– Daniel Stadlin

I am absolutely thrilled with the transformation that Dara Agruss Design orchestrated for my home. From start to finish, this experience has been nothing short of exceptional. Dara’s design choices were truly remarkable. Each element was thoughtfully curated, resulting in a harmonious and cohesive aesthetic that perfectly balances modern elegance with timeless charm. The attention to detail was evident in every corner of my home, from the carefully selected color palettes to the exquisite furnishings and accessories. What truly set this experience apart was Dara’s exceptional communication skills. She listened attentively to my preferences, desires, and even the smallest of details that were important to me. This collaborative process was a true pleasure, and I always felt heard and valued. Moreover, Dara’s intuitive understanding of my style was uncanny. She effortlessly grasped the essence of what I envisioned, even when I struggled to put it into words. The end result is a space that feels like an extension of myself—a sanctuary that reflects my personality, values, and lifestyle. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Dara Agruss Designs to anyone seeking a design experience that is nothing short of exceptional. Dara’s talent and dedication have left an indelible mark on my home, and I am beyond grateful.

– Remy Stadlin

When I had no clue where to start with redesigning my home, I reached out to Dara and was immediately put at ease. Dara’s professionalism, creativity, and warm demeanor made every interaction a pleasure. She listened to my ideas and budget constraints, crafting a modern and affordable vision that I fell in love with. What I was most impressed with in working with Dara was her ability to marry style and affordability. She sourced cost-effective materials without sacrificing quality, creating a home that exceeded what I even thought was possible. They made the renovation journey enjoyable, stress-free, and collaborative which I am beyond appreciative of. Dara and her team are simply the magic wand you need for your renovation dreams. I can’t thank them enough for their expertise and dedication, and am hopeful I have another project for them soon!

– Joan Sweetman

Dara was great to work with.  We hired her to decorate our living room, family room and entranceway.  She did an amazing job transforming mundane cold rooms into a homey warm space.  After just a short time in our home she said she understood our style and she was spot on.  She presented 3 different designs and we could have gone with any of them.  I would definitely recommend and hire Dara again! Thanks Dara for making our house feel like a home!

– Trent Nehls

Dara was terrific. She took time to understand my needs and my objectives, suggested multiple alternatives (often better or more affordable), gave me feedback on my recommendations, was prompt to follow-up and clarify questions. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend her as a design resource for any needs.

– Colleen Laino

I had a modern coastal vision for my Florida condo and Dara’s design was absolutely stunning!  This was a large project; a fully remodeled kitchen, open concept living room, dinette, office, entrance hall and lanai all re-designed by Dara in the most beautiful way! From cabinetry to fixtures to furniture, Dara was a pleasure to work with while helping me choose elements that made me feel so safe and confident throughout the entire project. Dara’s vision is impeccable, and she implemented this gorgeous design remotely which blows my mind!  Thanks Dara, can’t wait to work with you again!

– Carolyn Margaris

Dara was absolutely amazing to work with! I needed assistance with a small arts and crafts area for my girls. She listened to all of my wants, came to me with a couple options and at the end I couldn’t be happier. She is up on trends and has an eye for what really works for the space. I look at my girls playing in this area daily with a huge smile on my face. I would highly recommend Dara, and plan on using her for future projects.

– Marla Lampert

I think one of the most important qualifications for a designer is to listen to the client. That’s what Dara does. Yes, she has a great eye and is up on the current trends in the industry, but ultimately the client needs to be comfortable and love it! Dara is very collaborative and a pleasure to work with. I love what she has come up with.

– Cindy Foran

Dara has a great eye to not only pull a room together, but help it maintain personality. I highly recommend her, especially when it comes to completing the lighting in a room – she taught me that it can really just add so much to a space. I can’t wait until our remodel is done and I get to work with her again to help create the feel that I have always dreamed of for my home!

– Jenn Espinosa

Dara encompasses the creative vision, attention to detail, and communication skills to take on any level of project. Not only is she incredibly skilled at her craft, but the care she has for her clients and for making their dream become a reality is unmatched. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dara. We are looking forward to our next project together!