Reviews for Lori Gentile Interior Design
Lori Gentile is a true design, architectural and curatorial impresario. She and her team do everything from conceptualizing – including architectural interiors/design/drawing plans to landscape design – to an unbelievable array of customized furniture production and aesthetic refinements that include an exceptionally intelligent embrace of art, objects and antiquities.
In my over thirty (30) years in the international art world, I have never encountered a designer on the West Coast whose unique ability to “decipher” the yearnings of her clients has been so beautifully actualized in environments that truly reflect the personalities, life-styles and aspirations of each and every client she works with. In one week I saw first-hand four different homes Lori has designed and project managed; while they were dramatically different, they were equally elegant and “user-friendly”. These homes were sophisticated but meant to be lived in. Lori leaves no stone unturned in anticipating how aesthetics can wed with functionality.
Lori’s view of “project managing” is similar to mine. It can be summed up in this quote, “the answer is YES, what is the question”! This complete commitment to her clients is a form of service from which she draws personal fulfillment. She engages the clients on intimate levels and transform the landscapes in which they live into their own private ultra-worlds. AT the same time, she makes life so much easier for her clients – and she does not price-gouge. She is direct, almost surgical in executing her clients’ visions and wastes no time.
Lori has a huge bandwidth and can co-ordinate projects from The Hamptons to San Francisco and from San Diego to Washington, DC. She is inexhaustible. What I find most impressive about her is that she is one of the small number of premier designers I have worked with whose instincts are coupled with a work ethic that makes her a first-choice for clients who want it done right, want it done on time and want it done at a price that reflects the quality of what she delivers.
Lori and her team dazzled my whole team. We have worked with many of the premier designers across America and Lori ranks at the very top of the pyramid. I wholeheartedly recommend her for your next design project.
Bill Lowe, Founder, Owner – Bill Lowe Gallery www.lowegallery.com
March 20, 2017
We were introduced to Lori when we had just moved into our home which is over 7,000 square feet and had no furnishings. After spending limited time together, she quickly gained an appreciation for our preferred style. Lori and her team created a presentation that was next to perfect. Her eye for style, color, and detail is impeccable. Not only did she help us to design the entire interior she also assisted with landscape design and outdoor furnishings. I recall the first night after our furniture install I informed Lori that I felt like a princess sleeping in my new bedroom. This was a huge project and she made every bit of it impactful and coordinate. I would highly recommend you consider Lori Gentile Interior Design for your project.
May 31, 2017
Lori Gentile has excellent taste. She has a sense of style and really knows how to put color, fabric and design together. Whether it be for a bedroom or kitchen, she knows what is current and trending, yet won’t be out of style in 6 months. For my next interior design project, I would choose Lori in a second.
January 25, 2017
We recently completed construction on a 7800 SF office building for my practice, Invision Optometry. Lori Gentile Interior Design provide all of the design work and we could not be happier with the results. Our practice is located in urban San Diego, and we were looking for a hip, professional, unique look that would represent our practice philosophy. I can’t say enough about Lori and her team. They were prompt, professional and creative in their design ideas. I would highly recommend their services if you are looking for an outstanding interior design company. Dr. Mick Kling
November 27, 2016
I knew I wanted Lori Gentile Interior Design to help me make my house a home from the moment I saw her website. What struck me was I liked every one of the design projects displayed on her website. Not that all of them would fit me, or my house, but I could see she was a master at creating unique and beautiful spaces.
Prior to our first meeting I collected pictures of items and rooms I liked from magazines and the Houzz website. Honestly, I couldn’t see any consistent style or theme in the things I was drawn to. I need not have worried! Lori Gentile looked at my pictures, my home and asked me questions – I felt Lori understood what I needed to fall in love with my home. She left with all my information to put together a design presentation.
Lori came back with Kate, her design assistant, and presented her ideas for my home. I was floored by her stunning design. I understood then why you hire a professional, and specifically Lori Gentile Interior Design, she somehow took my fragmented ideas and put together a design that actually reflected me – only better!
In spite of many hours of watching HGTV nothing prepares you for actually having people working in your house. That said, everyone that works for, and with, Lori is an absolute pleasure to be around. Everyone that came into my house was respectful, polite, professional and a perfectionist when it came to their work. Her design staff, Kate, Romina and Kelly were there whenever I had questions and they kept me updated every step of the way. They are a valuable part of her design process.
It is hard to put into words the beauty that is the finished product. I never dreamed my home could look like it does now. It has been two months and I still can’t believe I actually live here. My husband graciously let me choose a lot of what went into the house, however he did approve the design before we started. He loves it too and we are both enjoying the house more than we could have imagined. I wholeheartedly recommend Lori Gentile, she has flair and style and your house will too after she is done.
November 22, 2016
Biomirage Landscape, Pool & Garden Design
I have worked with many interior designers over the coarse of my 32 year career, and with Lori on many wonderful projects over the last decade. She is, hands down, the tops I’ve ever worked with. She is passionate about her work, as so is a joy to work with. Her ability to sense client needs and provide “The Look” they love is unsurpassed in my experience. I love working with her and I am looking forward to next decade of wonderful project collaborations.
May 15, 2016
Lori Gentile is on top of her game. Lori provided the interior design for a remodel on our house after 18 years. To say she did a magnificent job would be an understatement. Rooms that we never used before are now our “go-to” hangout rooms in the house. In fact, we have so many cool new hang-out areas in our house its tough for us to decide which room to go to! Contemporary, but warm. Urban, but comfortable.
It all works!
March 22, 2016
judith peters design
Lori has excellent taste and her staff, especially Kelly, are easy to work with and very thorough. I would highly reccomend them for all your design needs.
February 9, 2016
I hired Lori after interviewing several designers for our master bath. From day one, I knew that I made the right choice. She is very professional and focused on what I wanted to accomplish design wise. She took everything that I had dreamed of up to the next level of fabulous! I ended up expanding the project throughout the master bedroom. Now she is working on other parts of my house. My bathroom has been photographed for a national magazine! Great experience with Lori’s team.
January 27, 2016
This is the second semi-major re-model Lori has helped us with. She is extremely talented and is gifted at considering the unique needs of her clients. Lori has made my home show place beautiful and has kept it family/dog friendly! In addition, Lori’s team is wonderful, kind and extremely helpful helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend Lori and her design team!
December 29, 2015
My husband and I found Lori Gentile Design based on a strong recommendation by our Architect; it turned out to be the best experience we could have ever hoped for. We had just finished designing a “contemporary Island Style” house and were completely stymied as to how to finish the interior. After sitting with Lori in her design studio for approximately three hours, we identified the color scheme for the wood floors which then lead to the stone, tile, cabinet and fabric colors and materials.
Lori pulled together a palette of materials that we loved from the first moment; we didn’t have to look further as she “got” exactly what it was we were envisioning.
The house is so much more then we ever imagined it would be…inside and out….
Lori and her staff have created a beautiful environment where we truly feel like we are on an Island….every day…..a place where friends just stand there and take it all in once they’ve come through the front door….
July 11, 2015
I’ve worked with Lori Gentile and her team for the past 10 years on various projects – big and small. I am very pleased with the end result, as well as the professionalism. I highly recommend Lori as a designer.
November 29, 2013
We worked with Lori Gentile and her staff on two different design projects over the last 6 years. Her first project for us, in 2008, was to furnish the interior of a newly constructed home in North San Diego County. Lori selected everything for us, furniture to window coverings, and we were very pleased with how well she matched our taste with her recommendations. Everything was delivered and installed as scheduled, with no surprises along the way.
Our second project with Lori, 3 years later, was to do a complete interior design for a 30 year old townhome. We stripped the interior of the home down to the studs and then let Lori and her team design the layout and help manage the reconstruction side by side with our general contractor. The project was finished on time and on budget. Lori selected all the materials and provided several high quality subcontractors to complete the finish work. Once again, we were completely satisfied with the results.
September 25, 2013
This is our second time redecorating our home with Lori. We loved the previous furniture but wanted a total new look and concept for our house! And we sure got it! Lori’s creativity and imagination produced a spectacular living, entertaining and dining space for us that is magnificent, comfortable, and elegant. She monitored every step of the project, answered every phone call, email and was on time for every consult appointment. Our house is a work of art, yet represents everything we wanted! We are so grateful for Lori’s remarkable talents and professional team.
September 24, 2013
I work in the digital entertainment industry and have collaborated with Oscar winning talents. Lori’s design is at that caliber. Through it all, she has that uncompromising “best of the best” design mindset and focusing on you and the end results. She was able to listen to our ideas, get to know our personalities and very quickly pull the design together, including flooring, lighting, custom furniture, wall paper, window treatment, tile works, special built-in, accessories…etc. The project struggled a bit due to our fixed budget, but she did her best to work with us… We ended up needing to take some compromises but the end result is still magazine cover worthy 🙂 only wish we could show the world, but that’s another story. All in all, if you are in San Diego, you want some exceptionally fine and artistic design, not tacky, and not someone just reselling you common “luxury” stuff off the reseller…, Lori is a Master Designer, her team always professional and yes, she delivers.
September 23, 2013
I have called on Lori Gentile in my 19+ years as Sales Representative for Kneedler Fauchere. She continues to specify many of our high end design products for use in her interior projects.
Lori continues to create some of the finest, innovative interiors. Her work encompasses many design styles and is on the leading edge. Lori’s knowledge of design and the industry is thorough and she is constantly exposing herself to new products and ideas in order to offer fresh and unique solutions to her clients. I am impressed with the manner in which Lori approaches and implements one-of-a-kind interiors for her clients.
It is a pleasure to work with Lori and her staff.
September 15, 2013
Hasler Construction Management
Our company works with many designers and Lori’s ideas are at the top of those we have the pleasure of executing. Her attention to detail and use of great materials make her designs stand above. Her office is professional to work with and the clients are thrilled.
June 17, 2012
M. Swabb Decor + Style
I have had the pleasure of working with Lori. She is an impeccable designer with an innovative eye and wonderful personality.
Lori is the full package, professional, extremely talented, versatile, down to earth and qualified. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to hire an interior designer that will exceed their expectations as well as change their way of living for the better.
June 6, 2012