Testimonials

Testimonials for Kathie del Hierro's design work...

"When we had a serious fire requiring the gutting of the second story of our house in Westlake, we were rescued by Kathie. Over the 6-month rebuilding period she was invaluable as she filled the multiple roles of consultant, designer, and liaison between us and our contractor. The end product was a cost-effective and thorough remake, not only of our "bricks and mortar" but of out entire living atmosphere. Upon completion - and as subsequent years unfolded - my wife and I never walked into one of our rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms and office) without feeling a sense of both energy and serenity. We still do. Kathie's skill in choosing colors with just the right shade and light is remarkable. Her sense of proportion and balance is confident and satisfying. Her years as a public school art teacher and her post graduate studies in psychology have gifted her with the ability to optimize the parts into a gratifying whole. If you're lucky enough to work with Kathie you'll have hit the jackpot."

Fred Higgins, CCIM

"With Kathie’s expertise our home redesign came to life and my husband and I both experience great joy in our house daily. He and I could never agree on even something as simple as a color of paint for our walls and we wanted to do a major overhaul. Kathie sat with us, listened to what I liked and then asked him questions to understand what he liked. From there she went into deep thought and seemed to go into a trance looking up into space, then all around the room, then at each of us. A big smile came over her face as she said, “I’ve got it.” Her unique ideas for our kitchen backsplash and counters and colors for walls throughout the house and adding a few new windows turned our house into a shangri-la putting big smiles on each of our faces. I’m most grateful to Kathie for sharing her design genius with us -- Peggy"

Peggy Morton

"Kathie del Hierro is a remarkably intuitive designer. She brought her skills to my bland, screened-in patio and brought it to life with color and placement of objects in ways I would have never imagined. This is a patio that I use everyday to relax on now. Her approach to color theory is unusual in that she doesn't follow trends. She listened to me, got to know me as a person and moved forward from there. She remarkably created a space that is unique to who I am in a very short amount of time. The design Kathie created for me takes the Texas Hill Country I live in into consideration. She pulled on color and elements in nature to bring the outside of my land in Wimberly, onto the patio. The screened in patio flows naturally to the land. She also considered the wine country I live in and brought in whimsey."

Louis F.

"My wife and I are considering building a screened in patio, attached to our home. We hired Kathie del Hierro, with Wellness by Design, to listen to our ideas and come up with schematic drawings to fit our needs. Kathie went beyond our expectations and provided us with information on what the city needs in permitting, the costs, and introduced us to her top patio builder. She also let us know, with her drawings, which are beautiful works of art in themselves, we could submit the elevation plans and schematic to the city. She did all of this in a timely manner and met with us at our convenience, after working hours and on weekends. She let us know that the schematics, both drawn and provided virtually, could also be used to obtain bids from any builder of choice. She was easy to work with, and highly creative. We feel she truly listened to our needs. She's a top-grade designer. I strongly recommend Kathie as a designer, she can put it together, no matter what's needed. She helped us see what it would look like before being built...that's worth a lot, as it helped us make decisions."

Shaun Roark