I called Olive Juice Designs about three months before I was going to have a baby to ask for help in decorating a nursery/guest room and bedroom for my three year old son. Lisa went above and beyond by helping me to both source the materials and complete the installation with the majority being completed by time my daughter was born.

I tend to be attracted to a few different styles, and I was amazed that Lisa was able to take all the various items and ideas I threw at her to design a very cohesive, functional, and peaceful living space for my wee ones.

I learned to trust her instincts, and she pushed me beyond my comfort zone mixing patterns and selecting colors which I would never chosen on my own. The results are amazing.


"Trust Her Instincts"

L. Knittel - Alameda, CA

"Result is Fabulous"

C. Wylazlowski - San Francisco, CA


Because we were essentially starting from scratch, and many pieces were custom, the design process was long, but she kept me well-informed and grounded and she always had my best interests in mind.


The design partners who worked on my custom window treatments and cabinetry shared my admiration of her design skills and ease of working with her, remarking on how each design she does is unique, tailored to that client’s wishes. Coming from people who have seen and worked with a lot of designers, I think that says a lot.


The finished design truly is a labor of love, which makes it all that much more special to me!  The result is fabulous and I could not be happier with my choice of designer!

What a pleasure it is to work with Lisa! She is a knowledgeable, hard-working and talented interior designer! Lisa is an artist at heart, and so, she has the ability to listen to a client and bring their visions to life, while adding her own artistic elegance.

A recent example of this is our bathroom. We told Lisa we wanted the bathroom to have a “New York” feel to it. She took this drab and boring space and managed to turn it into a modern New York Subway station. The stunning detail is a testament to Lisa’s sharp eye and love for the craft.

I am constantly impressed with her professionalism, thorough planning, and all those times that she patiently helped me a decision. Whatever the project, big or small, contemporary or traditional, Lisa is your designer!


"Artistic Elegance"

E. & C. Smith - Alameda, CA

"Attention to Detail"

D. Dresden - Oakland, CA

Olive Juice turned my cute, adorable house into a place that anyone would want to come home to. Her attention to detail and understanding of people [whose home she is making over] is what makes my house feel like home. I love coming home at night!
Working with Lisa was an all-around wonderful experience. I felt like she really listened to me and took the time to come up with styles and budgets that met my needs. I loved the fact that Lisa gave me a couple of different directions to go with in each room. The [design] boards were a great bonus because they really helped me visualize what the space could turn into. And the functionality of the living room is perfect for our needs. Lisa was responsive and thorough—a pleasure to work with. I wish I could carry her in my pocket to help me with all my design dilemmas! bar

"Wonderful Experience"

C. Guthrie - Sausalito, CA

"Great Ideas"

L. Jackson - Oakland, CA

Lisa is not only really skilled, very professional, but so much fun to work with. She has great ideas and works with a collaborative spirit and joie de vivre! I was also impressed with her ability to stay within our budget and time frames. She is resourceful, down to earth, and truly invested in the outcome of the product and her client's satisfaction of a job well done. I would recommend Lisa for any design job, big or small.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Lisa on designing my living room, dining room and children's bedrooms. She has a keen aesthetic sense that respects and enhances your space. Lisa is a great listener who takes the time to understand how you live and use a space and how she can help you achieve the look you want. Lisa is very responsive and willing to work with a variety of budgets.

"Keen Aesthetic Sense"

M. Calhoun - Ross, CA

"Drab to Super Chic"

C. Weisberger - San Francisco, CA

Lisa from Olive Juice Designs transformed my home from drab to super chic. She completely understood my wants and needs, and delivered in full. She was such a pleasure to work. She has an eye for style and creativity and cares about her clients and the work she produces. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends and colleagues. I really enjoyed the time we spent together and appreciate my new home more than I can express here.

Olive Juice Designs completely transformed my drab and sterile Jack London Square Waterfront District condo into an urban oasis. Lisa really listened to me, and provided excellent ideas that were both functional and aesthetically pleasing. She created sophisticated spaces, with a modern and sleek vibe and combined a number of materials harmoniously. There's a coherency throughout my condo that I appreciate.

While I had a vision of what I wanted, Lisa guided me in making selections I never would have made on my own, and pulled seemingly distinct elements together into a place that is uniquely “me.” She understood my eclectic taste and eye for detail, and yet was flexible enough to work with something I just “had to have,” even though it wasn’t part of the original design plan.

I wholeheartedly recommend Olive Juice Designs to anyone seeking expert interior design experience coupled with awesome execution.


" Really listened to me "

M. Smith - Oakland, CA