Choosing ”Joy” Alvarez as a designer and project manager for the total renovation of the 1999 home we recently purchased in The Villages, Florida proved to be the best decision for which we will be forever thankful. Joy’s vision, astuteness and skill in design, and architectural talent combined with ‘spot on’ recommendations and perseverance resulted in a magnificent, contemporary interior that is not only superbly comfortable, but also exhibits forward thinking with smart, effective space utilization. The colors, flooring, tiling, and renovated kitchenand bathrooms speak very highly of Joy’s innate talent for understanding clients’ requirements.
What was also particularly impressive was her willingness to coordinate with us virtually throughout the entire project as we were living in another state. She chose new flooring, paint for all rooms, and bathroom and kitchen tiling and fixtures. The kitchen, with its beautiful granite counters and white fitted shaker cabinets, is especially beautiful and functional, as well as 30% larger than previously. Bathrooms are now brightly lit and spacious, featuring marble-topped vanities and re-tiled tub and shower areas. Light-colored laminate flooring throughout the house is cheerful and gives this home a spaciousness that did not previously exist.
Truly—if you live in, or are moving to, the Central Florida area and considering home renovation—whether large or small—we confidently recommend choosing Joy to work with you.
Kris and Jeff Wheeler
The Villages, FL
”Joy is a true design professional. From picking paint colors to flooring, cabinets, furniture, lighting, and accessories, she leads me every step of the way. I now feel that my home is a true reflection of my style, I couldn’t be happier. Not only is Joy spot on in her recommendations, but she also listened to what I felt I wanted and helped me to get there. She was very respectful of my budget and schedule. I have received so many compliments on the look, feel, and comfort of my new living room/dining room/ kitchen. I would definitely ask Joy to decorate other areas of my home as well as recommend her to my friends! Thanks, Joy for a great job!!”
Kim Berche- The Villages, Fl
“Yohanna is extremely professional, yet personal. In just one meeting she was able to capture our tastes, design preferences and personalities (eventhough we ourselves didn’t know these things!). Within a week she delivered a beautiful presentation of renderings for the three design styles/price points per room. Her designs are so tasteful and she is able to achieve the expensive, stylish looks seen in magazines. You will never regret hiring Joy!”
Amanda Harding- Willinston, Fl
“Joy was an absolute joy to work with. She provided the most comprehensive service and with complete professionalism. We truly felt like we had our very own HGTV experience but better. As two busy professionals, neither my husband nor I had the time to decorate our new home. Joy was the perfect solution for us and provided a complete and total stress-free experience that has left us with a magazine-worthy home. We couldn’t be more pleased! I’m so thankful and can’t wait to have her work on more projects for us. I have already recommended her to friends who have used her services and are thrilled as well!”
Cara Owens- Ocala, Fl
‘I have loved working with Yohanna! Not only is she an outstanding creative entrepreneur, she is a top notch interior decorator. She is educated in the current trends, makes suggestions after listening to your needs, and can visualize beauty in your spaces into reality. Since Joy visited our home, my husband and I followed her advice on how to make our home feel more like home. She gave us tangible resources to find what we were looking for, took measurements, was honest telling us what worked best, and has followed through with enthusiasm on our progress. We love the changes we’ve made thanks to her advice. Give her a call. You will find a great professional and a friend.”
Nicole Sloan, Ocala, Fl
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