Read what our clients say about us

"Debra was fantastic!"

Scott O., Sarasota FL and New York NY

"Debra was fantastic! I first called her for colour help for a gut renovation of our Manhattan apartment; I wanted to replicate some interior colours from a previous house as well as identify new ones and I wanted bold and bright and knew it would take a good eye to pull that off well. Debra did all that and more. In addition to colour help, she sourced lighting fixtures that matched my vision exactly and offered other references for design help. The best things about working with Debra were: (i) she listened to me, really tried to understand my vision: (ii) yet she also offered firm recommendations when I needed help and expertise and had no idea what to do; (iii) she was a joy to work with: flexible, pleasant, professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any size project. I suspect she'll be on call for me in the future whenever I need a good colour overhaul or just a great interior design person to bat around some ideas."

"Excellent job!"

Perez H., Eastchester NY

"Debra did an excellent job helping us pick paint colors for our home. My husband and I were overwhelmed with options. Debra helped us focus on the narrow set of options that would look best in our home. Our home looks much more sophisticated and elegant, while still retaining its warmth and charm. Every aspect of our home looks better, from flooring to furniture thanks to the paint colors that now bring everything together. Debra's insights were invaluable. Painting is an investment. I feel like we were able to make the most of it thanks to Debra's professional guidance on the color choices for our home."

"Incredibly helpful!"

Stacy D., Larchmont NY

"Debra was incredibly helpful, professional and clearly experienced in the use and interactions of color and light. I have a new home in all "contractor white" and she helped to guide me through the 90% of rooms which needed to be painted based on the space, light, and feeling I wished to convey. She is knowledgeable, efficient and so pleasant to have in my home. With her recommendations (and a good painter ready to go), I was able to get the entire home painted within a few weeks and am VERY happy with the results! Paint really can change the entire character of a space... The house I already loved feels more like a home now. Thank you Debra! "

"A pleasure from start to finish."

Priya N., Westport CT

"My experience with Debra Kling was a pleasure from start to finish. I have always prided myself on being strong at decorating and choosing colors, so had never enlisted a professional consultant before. I live in a very contemporary style home, but gravitate towards a warm and cozy look, which is hard to balance in a contemporary style. As I was considering re-painting my interior, a friend told me about Debra and showed me some of the recommendations she made for her home. I called Debra, who changed her schedule to accommodate the day/time that I could meet. When I met with her, she was warm, friendly, and breezed through the house articulating her ideas immediately. Her ideas were ones that I would have never thought of. Loving color, she actually suggested I go all white, to bring the outside in though my many windows, with strong pops of color to highlight the architectural accents of my fireplaces, the bottom of my stairs and window trims. She suggested very unusual colors that I would have never thought of for my bathrooms and bedrooms. Eggplant, Limesickle and Raspberry to name a few. She was spot on with all of them. Debra also went out of her way to suggest throw pillow colors and fabrics, as well as beautifully hand blown glass kitchen lights. Always knowledgeable, immediately responsive and available, and truly talented. Would highly recommend her to anyone."

"Stunning fabric and paint choices."

Petr S., brooklyn NY

"I hired Debra Kling on an hourly consultant basis because I admired several stunning fabric and paint color choices she had made in the home of a dear friend of mine. So far Debra has helped me 1) choose paint colors for my living room, dining room, hallway, study and master bedroom 2) select wallpaper for a bathroom 3) select four new armchairs, two new end tables, two throw pillows and a large oriental rug for my bright new living room 4) design an area rug for the guest bedroom 5) select a mirror for the entryway 6) select carpeting for the stairs and upstairs hallway. Before working with Debra I had never worked with a designer. Debra was flexible, professional, focused, instructive and enormously helpful to me. She used our time together efficiently and worked diligently with many of the preexisting elements in my home--artwork, draperies, beloved furniture--to create genuinely beautiful rooms, one after another. The transformation in our home is dramatic--from quite traditional dark navy blues and forest greens to subtle sophisticated golden greens and silver grays. I am delighted with my newly luminous home and our work together. "

“Extremely professional, artistic, and personable.”

Petr S., Brooklyn NY

"My wife and I decided it was time to paint the exterior of our house. Seemed simple enough. After fifteen or so sample pints and the sides of our house appearing closer to blue/grey/brown/green/yellow plaid, we were no closer to a decision. We joked about needing therapy after our stylistic differences wore us out. We wondered if there was actually a sort of color consultant who would account for our tastes and incorporate them into the historic qualities of our neighborhood. We went on to Houzz and found Debra Kling Color Consultant. We watched her one minute video and were sold.Debra visited us for one consultation. By the end of our meeting, we had decided on our colors. While we were hesitant to move away from the former colors of our house, Debra limited us to two practical color combinations. We were then able to move easily into a new direction. Debra is extremely professional, artistic and personable. Our follow up correspondences were answered very quickly. The entire process with her was perfectly smooth. Today, we feel fabulous about our decision to hire Debra. Our beautiful house is the wonderful result. Thanks, Debra!"

“Our home is a joy to come back to!”

Betsy B., LarchmonT ny

"Debra made the process of choosing colors for our mixed-media historic Tudor both easy and enjoyable. She understood my deadline and helped me through my decision process with a warmth and solicitude that made me feel understood, and never rushed. Her deep knowledge of the architecture in our area and the features of our particular house that we might highlight (or disguise) was an additional delight. We love our "refreshed" home - it's a joy to come back to - and I can't recommend Debra highly enough!"

“Wonderful suggestions that never would have occurred to me.”

Anna M.,long island NY

"I was drawn to hire Debra when I was looking for a professional who had experience with color palettes because I was trying to obtain a specific color look for my kitchen. When it became apparent that not only would she be able to help me nail the color palette but that we also shared a similar style-I hired Debra to consult on lighting, floors, accessories and doors for the rest of my kitchen and main floor renovation. She made wonderful suggestions on things that would never have occurred to me that really enhanced our project-(suggestions on lighting and using higher quality doors). In addition, she also gave me the courage to go bold with a bright orange door that I really love. In short-I enjoyed working with Debra and would love to work with her again!"

“To say we were pleased is an understatement.”

Heather R., Larchmont NY

"We had the pleasure of working with Debra Kling, color consultant. We needed help picking colors for our Tudor home. We wanted to move away from its current color scheme. Debra Kling had such vision and helped us to feel confident in the choices we made. She was creative in her picks so that our house looks unique. We were away while the majority of the painting occurred. Debra checked in for us to make sure everything was running smoothly and as expected. To say we are pleased is an understatement. We would highly recommend her."

“I could not be happier!”

Alissa B., WHITE PLAINS NY

"I hired Debra based on the reviews on Houzz. We were remodeling our kitchen and laundry room and were at the point when the rooms had been designed and the cabinets already ordered. Debra helped us with the final decision on our flooring and granite - which we had pretty much decided on already -- and then worked with us to select backsplash tile & grout, lighting, sinks & faucets, hardware and paint colors to make sure it all coordinated. In terms of working together, Debra was very responsive to emails, calls and texts. Initially I had envisioned a total white kitchen but with Debra's guidance and an open mind, we went with some more color and I could not be happier. At our first meeting, I told Debra that I wanted my kitchen to look like it could be in a magazine, and I think she delivered."

“Our kitchen is gorgeous because of Debra!”

Maryanne N., EASTON CT

"Debra was wonderful. She helped with choosing the right colors for my kitchen cabinets and walls. She also helped with adjoining rooms. Picking a suitable color was a bit overwhelming when looking through the BM hefty fan deck but she narrowed down the choices for me. I know what I like but needed help finding the right colors and she did it. Debra encouraged me to experiment a bit with the cabinet color and I'm so happy I did! I also needed a drum pendant for my kitchen and tile backsplash but like paint colors the choices were many. Debra was able to show me several choices that would work in my space. My kitchen is gorgeous and it's because of Debra . Hire this woman. She's a genius!"

“Debra was absolutely right about the colors!”

Gloria C., BROOKLYN NY

"Working with Debra 'online' was a breeze! I took photos of the rooms we wanted to paint and Debra set up a private Pinterest board for us to share information. Debra made several suggestions on which paint colors would work best. She responded quickly to my emails and was very patient. I was apprehensive at first because we were going from dark saturated colors to off-white, but Debra was absolutely right about the colors she suggested. Our house looks great! Give her a try...you'll be happy with the results!"

“Extremely professional, insightful, and talented!”

Sally F., New York NY

"I discovered Debra on Houzz while seeking help in harmonizing color palettes across rooms in the new apartment we were renovating. I was impressed with the unusual number of glowing reviews about Debra and her work, and as wonderful as the comments were, she exceeded all expectations. Debra made it clear from the beginning that she would be happy to work on a smaller project such as ours and at no time did she seek to sell additional services. However, as the renovation proceeded, I relied on her for an ever-broadening scope of advice (including guidance on wallpaper, flooring and fixtures) and she was extremely professional, insightful and talented — as well as unusually responsive. My husband and I have been most appreciative of Debra's excellent guidance; we would most definitely seek out her help again and we recommend her unequivocally."

“We would hire Debra again in a heartbeat!”

Madigan J., Scarsdale NY

"Debra has a beautiful aesthetic and can really understand the possibilities of a room in the context of the client's taste. We had originally hired Debra to help us decide on paint colors. We were so pleased with her that we then hired her for window treatments. We would hire her again in a heartbeat. She is a pleasure to work with, is creative and open minded and communicates well on the pluses and minuses of approach."

“Debra took the time to get to know me.”

Susan F., WyCKOFF NJ

"Debra was instrumental in helping me turn my space into a home gallery/studio. Without Debra, the idea would not have turned into a reality. As an artist herself, Debra took the time needed to get to know and understand me, the transitional period that I was in, and the significance of claiming the space as mine. Debra's confidence and guidance enabled me to surround myself with my artwork and photography and I could not be happier with the results! Without question I would recommend Debra to friends and family alike and will most definitely consult with her in the future for other projects. Thank you Debra for helping me to transform my home!"

“I love these results!”

Jennifer G., DOBBS FERRY NY

"We needed advice on how to deal with the walls, floors, overhead lighting, and window treatments for our new 2800 sq. ft. townhouse, and custom bedding for the master bedroom. She helped us choose a color scheme for every wall in the house--and there were a lot--even advising us on finishes and making sure the painters got it right; she encouraged us to update the look by painting stairs and banisters (a bold move that worked out great). She guided us in choosing chandeliers and ceiling fans. I love those results!"