Creative and Budget-Minded
Dr. J. C. Bonilla - North Scottsdale
"I had the good fortune of having Lanae lead the interior design efforts for the remodel of my Boulders-area property recently. She was so creative, while being mindful of my budget throughout the process. I was on an incredibly tight timeline, and she and her handyman jumped through hoops to get the 5400 square foot home done in a very compressed timeframe. I've had countless compliments on my home since, and when we recently put the house on the market, our realtor did not recommend changing a thing for the photos or showings. Lanae is wonderful. I highly recommend her, and would hire her again in a heartbeat!"
Jeff G. - Scottsdale
“Lanae was a tremendous help in getting us settled in our new Scottsdale home. She has a fantastic eye and very creative and innovative ideas. She knows all of the local stores and trades people and had great tips for saving us money when possible. Most importantly, she was a great sounding board, advisor and mediator as my husband and I selected furniture and artwork. She is very good at working with couples (including those with contrasting styles!). We highly recommend her design services!”
Joan - Arizona
"I love, love, love my house! The colors you picked are SO perfect for me! I know that orange (Joan's favorite color) may not be everyone's choice, but it is warm and inviting and makes people free. And, I can't tell you how wonderful the art is...just perfect. I guess what I am saying is that I have loved working with you and your 'eye' is right on!!"
Just the Right Touches
Tom and Pat Elkington
- Cave Creek
"After moving to the area from the Midwest, we needed someone to help us make some much needed changes to our newly purchased home. Lanae Johnson was the perfect choice! While we didn’t need major renovations, she added just the right touches. New paint and flooring along with furniture placement and new art was what we needed to make our home feel cozy and comfortable. We loved working with Lanae!"
Phoenix Magazine, July 2016 / Eat Beat, Happy Hour Small World, by Wynter Holden
"The former Cellar 13 spot has been transformed into a quaint, upscale tapas bar with a cozy Spanish feel. Rustic furnishings, weathered doors and colorful accents set the stage for small plates, and the outdoor courtyard is a must-see…."
Comfortable and Looks Incredible
Susan and Clint Schelbert - Peoria
"We had never used a designer before, and we were so pleased with all the help and amazing ideas Lanae presented. She suggested local stores and had great tips for saving money where possible. Our house feels very comfortable and looks incredible!!! We definitely recommend Designs by Lanae for your decorating/designer needs."
Cindy and Dave
"Lanae was such a help to us with our new home. She had creative ideas for every room, made use of what we already had, and made suggestions for new additions. As "newbies" from Seattle, we knew nothing about where to go for furniture and home decor. Lanae was a wealth of information here also. Lanae listened closely to what we wanted to make our new home work for us."
You Will Love Your Home
- Sun City Grand
"I can't say enough about Lanae! She is excellent with design! She takes time to listen to what your needs and desires are for your home! Lanae is very professional and her suggestions and ideas are spot on! You will love your home when she is done and be so glad you chose Designs by Lanae!"
"Lanae is a phenomenal decorator — one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with! She was able to help me select many gorgeous decor and furniture pieces and arrange them beautifully in my home. I LOVE my house now! It was an absolutely wonderful experience working with Lanae. Her taste is impeccable!"
Under Budget was a Delightful Surprise
- Rocky Point, MX
“Working with Lanae was a great experience. She's incredibly professional, creates beautiful designs, and never wavers when it comes to her clients' interests. Her attention to detail and timely execution have made working with Lanae a real pleasure. I highly recommend Lanae for your residential or commercial projects. You'll be more than satisfied! She actually came under budget for our project which was a delightful surprise. I appreciate the hard work and dedication she puts into her clients.”
- Paradise Valley
“I had the pleasure of meeting Lanae over a year ago and enlisted her expertise in design when we relocated from Atlanta and purchased a home in Paradise Valley that we completely renovated top to bottom. She has been a sheer pleasure to work with and assisted me in choosing all of the right finishes for the home itself as well as all of the furniture and accessories to put in it. She always made herself available anytime I had a question or a possible purchase to give me her opinion and point out things I never would have thought thru. Although we have finally moved into our home, we still have a lot of design needs ahead. I look forward to continuing to work together for a long time to come!!”
- Paradise Valley
“I have worked with several designers and Lanae is by far the most talented, caring and patient individual. She came up with the complete redesign of our 12,000 square ft. Tuscan home into a bright, beautiful Santa Barbara transitional. She gave the best advice with so much thought and was so caring in everything she did. I would work with her on any project. She is an angel!”
Will Work With Her Again
“Lanae is an incredibly talented designer who makes spaces functional and beautiful. We hired her after consulting with 3 other designers because she made the most sense. She was willing to work with what we already had and offered suggestions (tactfully so!) on how to take our personal space to new heights. She really listened to what we wanted and guided us in multiple "big" furniture purchases. We look forward to working with her again and would recommend her to anyone who is looking to take their space from meh to wow!”
Reliable, Communicative, Kind
Cara J - Scottsdale
"How much space do I get?? I cannot say enough about Lanae. We hired her last fall to help move my elderly father out of his single family home and into a senior living community. This involved helping Dad make decisions about what to "let go" (donate, consign, throw away, sell) and what to keep. Once decisions were made, Lanae made it all happen. Moving Dad involved coordinating multiple contractors to help with the move and getting Dad's new place turn-key ready. It involved shopping for my Dad and picking out a few new pieces to complement things he already owned and wanted to keep. The end result was fabulous -- Dad moved effortlessly from a 2500 square foot home to an 800 square foot apartment that was perfectly suited for him, all thanks to Lanae. We were on a budget which she honored; she's a bargain shopper! She was reliable, communicative, kind and patient with Dad (she won his trust instantly!); they have stayed friends and she still checks in on him from time to time. After we had Dad settled, Lanae helped get Dad's house ready for sale on the MLS, too. Without her help, that would have been a tremendous effort. She staged the house with some of Dad's things and lots of beautiful things she picked up here and there to make the house look its absolute best. She made important suggestions on what to do to get the house ready and helped me with all of it. We had a an accepted offer in just a few days! I could not have moved Dad or sold his house without her effort, her positive attitude, and her good advice through every step. While she doesn't promote herself as a "senior relocation specialist" I think she should! She has just the right heart and attitude to help an elderly person make a big move like this. She's professional, up-beat, and a genuinely lovely person with whom to work. You cannot go wrong working with Lanae."