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PT Designs Inc.

Cedar Grove Knolls, Maryland, USA

1 hire on Bark.com
(31)
PT Designs Inc. logo

PT Designs Inc.

Cedar Grove Knolls, Maryland, USA

1 hire on Bark.com
(31)

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At PT Designs Inc we specialize in one thing...beautiful design! We believe great design starts with personalized service that not only meets our clients needs but surpasses their expectations.

We work collaboratively with clients to source the perfect products that meet your design style and budget.

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Kimberly Heffernan

26 July 2019

I have worked with Paula for many years. She has designed or redesigned just about every room in two houses. Her ability to take my desires and create a look we love is second to none. She easily incorporates my existing furnishing, and knows how to work with my budget. My house guests are wowed, and we absolutely love spending time in our home. She has my strongest recommendation! More...

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Tom Jackson

30 June 2019

Paula has helped us with decor three times, including the draperies and furnishings for a major addition to our home. We have always been completely satisfied with her work, and appreciate her professionalism.

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Janine Castorina

30 June 2019

We had a great experience with PT Designs. I contacted Paula to help design the finishes for my mother's home. This included window treatments, blinds, some furniture, and the placement of pictures, etc. Paula worked within our budget and with my mother to ensure that the treatments and furniture complemented her home and the existing pieces. The finished product was wonderful and completed and already great home. More...

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Betsy Carmichael

30 June 2019

Paula’s eye is incredible! She helped us create an eye-catching first floor that is cohesive and flows. With four young kids in the house, she was sensitive to our family’s needs and made sure things were functional. We can’t wait to continue working with her for the rest of our house. More...

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Catherine Dempsey

27 December 2018

Paula provided design consultation on a 2 BR/2 BA condo remodel in an older building in Bethesda. She is fun to work with and very knowledgeable. She assisted with the initial design concept of all surfaces ( e.g., counters, floors, cabinets, carpets, paint colors). She then helped in providing quality contract sources for built-ins, wood floor installation and window treatments selection and will eventually help us select furniture. Her knowledge and talent helped in making our home an amazing place. We highly recommend her! More...

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Yoon Lee

16 December 2018

Paula transformed the main living areas of our house (LR, DR, FR, kitchen, study, powder room) into a beautiful yet comfortable space that reflects our tastes and fits the way we use our house. Even though we did not have a clear sense of what we wanted when we started the project, Paula helped us figure out what we liked and needed with respect to everything from paint color to window treatments and furniture. She also found a way to incorporate the furniture, art, etc. that we wanted to keep into the larger plan. Not only are Paula's design instincts incredible, but her ability as a project manager is also impressive. She found and coordinated multiple contractors ranging from painters and electricians to people who replace fireplaces and reupholster furniture. She took care of everything, including when things veered from the original plan. She stayed within the budget and kept us apprised of changes and developments. Although the project was quite large, Paula made it unintimidating and enjoyable. More...

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lee_platz

8 December 2018

I found Paula through Houzz and couldn't be more pleased with the end result. She is an outstanding designer to work with. Not only was the room more than I could have imagined once it was completed but her professionalism during the design process was also a pleasant surprise. Paula allowed me to speak with a couple of her clients before getting started, she took the time to visit our house frequently and visited local specialty shops with me to help select some unique items required for the project, she listened to what we wanted out of the space and came up with ideas that were exactly what we wanted. More...

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Betsy Carmichael

4 December 2018

Paula’s creative eye is unmatched. As a family with four young kids, Paula listens attentively to our designs needs- fresh and unique but also functional and practical. She is meticulous when choosing items- considers all aspects and measurements of a room, then double and triple checks her work. Besides her endless ideas and creativity, her personality is easy going, comfortable and fun. You will not be disappointed with Paula as your guide. More...

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Patricia DeMarco

31 March 2018

Paula Tranfaglia, owner of PT Designs Inc., creates designs that are both timeless and elegant. Over the course of two years, she helped me achieve a fabulous interior on all three levels of my home. Paula was extremely helpful in providing detailed pictures and other information on materials. Of course, it was her recommendations on colors, textures, shapes and size that were most valued. Each room’s design flows beautifully and gracefully. Paula and the contractors she hired were always happy to dedicate additional time and effort to ensure customer satisfaction; their dedication and responsiveness was exceptional. I am very pleased with my home’s improvements and appreciate the professional guidance provided through Paula’s taste and ideas. More...

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Kristen P.

11 February 2018

Our project was a combination of various challenges. The first was that we had combined two households full of furniture and purged very little. (The result was not pretty.) Second, we wanted to solve a number of problems, including that we disliked having the TV in the eat-in kitchen, we didn’t have enough seating for everyone to watch TV together when the children were home for the holidays, and we needed a mudroom/closet space installed in the main entrance to the house from the garage. Third, both of us had inherited furniture from family, and had not bought any furniture together, so we hadn’t gotten the opportunity to choose what we liked. Thus, there was no rhyme or reason to our so-called style. "Eclectic" was too kind a word to describe where we were when we met Paula! On top of that, although we initially thought from watching HGTV that the two of us shared similar taste, it turns out that he likes very modern and I like traditional/antique/eclectic.

Remarkably, despite having her work cut out for her, Paula was able to work with all of these challenges and come up with a solution that pleased his desire for a modern, clean look and my desire for a warm home full of meaningful art and decor. She incorporated lovely, modern new furniture (all SO comfortable for my husband's bad back!) with my grandmother's paintings, piano, and antique chandeliers. How she managed to do this in a way that pleases both of us is still beyond me, but she certainly did, and we’re hooked. We initially were going to just have her work on our den space, but we ended up doing the den (with plenty of seating for the entire family to watch TV together, plus a new custom mudroom area designed and built by Ken – amazing!); the entire kitchen area, which now includes two great seating areas and a lovely dining area; and our bedroom.

We could not be happier, and recommend Paula without reservation. Her design is flawless, and she is so good at listening and attending to the details of what her customers like (even paying attention to the colors we had already incorporated). We are so enjoying our new spaces that fit us so much better than they did before, both in terms of aesthetics and function, and wish we had done it sooner. I’m planning on asking Paula to decorate my office for me in the near future.
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Thomas Daly

23 January 2018

PT Designs designed our new kitchen, including new layout, countertops and backsplash, paint colors, cabinets, roll-outs, hardware and hardwood flooring. Paula was awesome to work with and always responsive to our questions. She coordinated all the subs at convenient times for us. Easy to work with and flexible. Direct and professional. More...

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Kristen Sweder

15 December 2017

I could not be more pleased with the work and with the entire process, beginning to end, with PT Designs. Before I hired Paula I did a lot of research and interviewed a number of vendors. I knew that PT Designs was the best choice from our first meeting. Going into the project I had a general idea of the look and feel that I wanted, but nothing concrete. I showed Paula a few pictures and talked a little bit about the style I was going for and Paula "got it"-- she immediately had a bunch of really creative ideas and suggestions that convinced me that she was going to be able to execute on my vision--even if at that point I didn't really have a complete vision. In addition to design sensibility, I think the thing that I appreciated the most about the process was her willingness to work with me and consider all my ideas and answer my questions (a LOT of questions). Since knocking down walls was NOT in the budget, Paula was tasked with maximizing the assets of the existing space--in this case a small galley kitchen circa 1970. Paula provided a number of design options for my budget, and when I had questions or ideas she was always happy to research solutions and price them so that I could consider. The project evolved from a refresh to something a little more extensive and every step of the way Paula was a trusted adviser, providing accurate information about price, process, materials, and options. The project itself provided all flooring, cabinets & counters, shelving, lighting, windows and painting. She obviously has a great relationship with the local vendors she works with, which made scheduling accurate--a huge plus. The vendors she used were neat, professional, and courteous. Paula oversaw every aspect of the project and inspected the work at every stage. If something wasn't perfect the first time, she made sure it got corrected. Most important--MY NEW KITCHEN IS AMAZING! The transformation from a cramped, dark, galley kitchen to a unique space that feels like my family's in-house cafe! Paula's instincts were right on the money. Funky, eclectic, but still clean and pulled together. The new space is lighter, feels larger, has less clutter, and improved functionality. The process and the product exceeded my expectations--thank you Paula! More...

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S. N.

30 August 2017

My husband and I recently moved into a new construction home and were having trouble with figuring out a way to reduce the echo in our 2 story family room. My husband found Paula online and we can't say enough great things about her. From the first consultation meeting to the finished product you could definitely see Paula's creativity, enthusiasm for design, and high level of professionalism. She was personable, friendly, and extremely easy to work with! She was easy to communicate with through email and phone and was very prompt with timelines. Paula listened to our concerns, took our ideas into consideration, and helped us step outside our comfort zone (which we are so happy she did). Her designs presentations were incredible with various options of products to choose from and the products she delivers are beautiful with high end finishes. When Paula began working on our 2 story family room we were so impressed with the design she created we added 4 additional rooms for her to design. She has literally transformed our home into something that looks like it came straight out of a luxury home magazine. Again, we can't say enough amazing things about Paula and highly recommend her! We will be working with her again in the future! More...

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S Newman

30 August 2017

My husband and I recently moved into a new construction home and were having trouble with figuring out a way to reduce the echo in our 2 story family room. My husband found Paula online and we can't say enough great things about her. From the first consultation meeting to the finished product you could definitely see Paula's creativity, enthusiasm for design, and high level of professionalism. She was personable, friendly, and extremely easy to work with! She was easy to communicate with through email and phone and was very prompt with timelines. Paula listened to our concerns, took our ideas into consideration, and helped us step outside our comfort zone (which we are so happy she did). Her designs presentations were incredible with various options of products to choose from and the products she delivers are beautiful with high end finishes. When Paula began working on our 2 story family room we were so impressed with the design she created we added 4 additional rooms for her to design. She has literally transformed our home into something that looks like it came straight out of a luxury home magazine. Again, we can't say enough amazing things about Paula and highly recommend her! We will be working with her again in the future! More...

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T K

18 October 2016

Paula helped me with three projects: Office wallcovering and concealing cables and wires; Master Bedroom refresh; and an overhaul of the master bathroom.

My husband and I have lived in our home for 13 years. We have spent a good amount of those 13 years making improvements ourselves. I finally ran out of steam, and was having a hard time finding a vision and making decisions. I really needed someone to help take the frustration out of the process, listen to the issues I was having, understand my wishes, and work within my budget.

Paula (and Ken, her fabulous contractor) has helped me create spaces that make me love my home again!
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josie ganim

7 October 2016

Initially, my husband and I hired Paula for her help with our kitchen window treatments. However, we didn't stop there. We have a beautiful palladium window in our family room that was in need of some casual elegance.
The room was nice before, but after Paula's touches, now our family room is warm, colorful and very inviting. The custom drapes look amazing! And our kitchen window treatments are a 10! They turned out even more beautiful than expected. We enjoyed working with Paula, she is very personable, very knowledgeable, and is a great listener also. Paula understood what we wanted, and she delivered it. Kudos to Paula, & God's blessings too.
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hocha

20 December 2015

My new husband and I have very different decorating styles. His are traditional; mine are contemporary. We tasked Paula with designing a great room, dining room and foyer that we both could enjoy. She listened carefully, understood our different tastes, and worked very hard on creating a design. In the end, Paula transformed the space to a transitional-style we both love. Now we delight in coming home to our beautiful new house. More...

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Un Boiled

1 October 2015

PT Designs Inc. along with Sanquist & Son Builders designed built, and installed built-in cabinets, a window seat, and bookshelves for our office room, plus added recessed lighting and trim work (crown moulding and casing) to transform our room from a blah box into a space that rocks.

Paula and Ken collaborated with us through the entire process, making sure that we were always on the same page. They were always available to discuss questions and they were always responsive. Paula's color and material choices, and overall room planning were perfect for the space. Ken worked nonstop for several days to construct and install the built-ins, do all the electrical and trim work, and paint everything. Are they perfectionists? We think so because the results were perfect.

We plan to hire PT Designs Inc. again for future projects like finishing a large unfinished basement room, adding a bathroom to the basement, and creating a beach-feel bedroom.

We're including a picture of the room (window treatment and window seat cushion and furniture still need to be added).
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Julie Upton Crotty

6 March 2015

Paula is fabulous! You will not be disappointed. She is highly organized and gets the job done! She does a great job extracting my thoughts and ideas and easily turns them into something better than you ever thought of.

Paula assisted me with a re-do for my master bedroom. New curtains, paint light fixtures, shades, built-in shelves, etc. I wanted to keep my furniture so she was able to update and rejuvenate my master bedroom and bath as well as my sitting room. I literally walk in there everyday and I'm still in awe of how it looks and feels. She really knows her stuff.

I loved working with Paula and we are already starting a new project as I write this! Call her right now!!
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Ashley Campos

19 January 2015

First off I have to say that Paula is AMAZING! Everything about her is great. You can't go wrong when using her for your next project.

My husband and I were building a new home and decided to go to a furniture store and buy a new living room set. We bought this huge set we loved and paid for in full January 2014. We kept in touch with our sales guy and even went back and bought more stuff from him to complete our new home. Called him to remind him of the delivery date and he says it won't be delivered, it's a little late arriving. After speaking with the manager found out he never ordered our custom made furniture! CRAP! What was I going to do? We were going to settlement in a few weeks. So I go on Houzz and start looking up designers in the area. Paula is local, does jobs of all sizes and price points. Sounds good, right? So I gave her a call.

When I called Paula she answered and was so energetic and at the same time sympathetic to what happened to us. She immediately set an appointment to come out to my place and look at my current furniture and then drive to our new home so she could measure spaces and talk about what our vision was and what kinds of Ideas we had.

Everything was so easy with Paula. Not only did she come up with a theme for our home but it perfectly blended my husbands and I two different styles together perfectly.

She brought everything to us, all samples of fabrics, leathers, rugs, curtains, paint swatches so we could see and feel everything which is so nice to do because you never want to blindly agree to something.

Basically to sum everything up I would recommend Paula to anyone and everyone. You can't go wrong when using her.
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dialeb2

19 December 2014

Paula has done two projects for me in past six years: the great room of a large town house and an apartment. The great room project involved new furniture, bold colors, and dramatic custom window treatments. The results were spectacular and certainly contributed to an easy resale of the townhouse. The apartment project couldn’t have been more different. It involved downsizing, utilizing existing rugs and antiques, and neutral colors. Again the results have been wonderful, a homey, comfortable environment that’s very livable. Paula is flexible, and willing to listen. She delivers great results. More...

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vizigirls

21 November 2014

We have worked with Paula on a number of projects over the years and keep enlisting her services due to her creative yet personalized sense of design. Initially I was a little nervous and hesitant as I had never worked with a designer before, however Paula quickly put me at ease and now I look forward to each project! She never ceases to amaze me on how she throws in a touch of whimsy that adds the unexpected "WOW" to a room. If asked I would say her strengths are listening, communication, design creativity and customer service… a well kept secret until now! More...

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Tom Jackson

28 September 2013

We have had Paula do multiple projects for us, the last one in June, 2013. She updated our living and dining room as the first project. We came back to her to decorate an addition and finally for our screened porch. She gave us excellent ideas, and performed the work exactly as we wanted, and on budget. She is a very easy person to work with, very accommodating and we have come to consider her a friend. More...

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rsantucci1

23 September 2013

Paula is so easy and comfortable to work with. Last year, she helped me re-decorate my family room and we are now in the process of updating my living room, dining room, and front hall. I absolutely love my family room. Paula really listened to me. She worked around everything I wanted to keep and made the room look brand new by adding lovely accent pieces, a fabulous rug, matching pillows, and beautiful curtains. She worked within my budget and offered just enough alternatives. She even happily and respectfully worked around some special wall art that I know she would have preferred to change. As I said..so easy and comfortable to work with.
More recently, the curtains were installed in my living room and dining room and they are so gorgeous that I just like to sit in there and look at them. I already love these two rooms and we've only just installed the curtains! Paula was also extremely understanding and accommodating when we had to make some changes mid-project due to financial issues. I can't recommend Paula Tranfaglia enough.
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hfinger

17 January 2013

I consulted Paula for a "face lift" for my living room in conjunction with a major remodeling project. Paula went well beyond the specific living redecorating and helped select colors for rooms in the rest of the house and advised the bathroom contractor as well. She understood my taste immediately and presented a proposal with fabrics and furniture. She gave me alternatives - but not too many. We had a pretty short time frame from the end of the remodeling until Thanksgiving when my family would be visiting. Everything arrived on time. Paula's color and furnishings selection was fabulous and my living room has been transformed. Sometimes I just sit in my rocking chair and enjoy looking at everything. More...

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lfklein

15 December 2012

Paula was terrific. She listened to us and never got frustrated if we were indecisive. She offered multiple solutions to our design issues and if anything ever went wrong, she fixed it.

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valwhite

15 December 2012

Paula has worked with me on several different projects. I continue to be thrilled and impressed with her patience, knowledge and ability. She is able to hone in on what you're trying to accomplish after only a few conversations. She also keeps you focused throughout the process. Our first project invloved a complete remodel of our basement. Within 18 months of completion, we were working with her on our kitchen and family room. What she is able to do is so special that it becomes adicting. After the updating of our kitchen and family room, we moved to our living and dining rooms. We absolutely love our new living spaces that include not only new and reupholstered furniture but also, new flooring, window treatments, rugs, and accent pieces. Despite how busy she is, she always makes time for my new projects. She's a real professional from beginning to end. More...

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jct1

5 December 2012

Paula has transformed my home over the past few years. We've worked on several projects together and each time has been a real pleasure. Paula is a professional always and she does what ever it takes to make sure her clients are satisfied. She took the time to get to know my style and offered great solutions to my decorating challenges that were always within my budget. I highly recommend PT Designs. More...

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farmhousehaven

22 September 2012

Paula helped choose paint colors and sheens for me for my dining room and three bedrooms, and also helped me inexpensively reorganize my home and furniture for comfort and style.

I just LOVE the results - and so do my friends, who all call me "Martha Stewart" and compliment me on my beautiful home. Because in two of the rooms I wanted deep colors, it was important to get them "right". Paula's experience with and knowledge of color was invaluable in choosing just the right ones.

The next projects I plan to do with PTS Designs are a bathroom and kitchen redesign.
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jdillon01

7 September 2012

Paula is an extremely talented designer who stays up to date on the latest design trends. She has redecorated my family room, children's bathroom, and recently designed a beautiful renovation of my master bathroom complete with Italian tiles and marble. Her ideas are fresh and exciting and always exceed our expectations. More...

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heffermama

29 June 2012

Paula is fantastic! The value of her service is immeasurable. She redecorated our previous residence, including our master bedroom, kitchen, basement, and living, dining, and family rooms. When we sold our house (which was a mere 19 days on the market, thanks in large part to Paula), I knew I would rely on her expertise, once again, to assist with the design choices in our newly-built home.

Paula listened to our ideas, desires, and concerns, and translated them into interiors that are beautiful, functional, and within the parameters of our budget. She instinctively understood how to incorporated some of our existing pieces to create a stylish, clean, simply gorgeous atmosphere. I can't wait to begin our next project!
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Our relationship starts with an initial phone conversation to get a better understanding of your needs, wishes and timeline. At that point we schedule an initial complimentary appt to meet in person on site to look at the project or areas in question together to discuss in more detail approach and budget. After the initial appt I will then provide a proposal/overview outlining the scope and proposal including a good estimate of costs for the project including design /project management time, products, shipping, handling and delivery/installation set up. A turn key service with all costs discussed up front! No hidden hourly billings etc.

Basically, we do not charge an hourly fee but rather purchased materials wholesale and mark up to retail negating annoying hourly/partial hour billings all while staying focused on the end goals and making sure all works within the original budget ranged discussed!

All ~ quite frankly I love everything from New England coastal traditional to mid-century modern to urban chic ~ it runs the gambit! One of the greatest enjoyments (and what I do best) is understanding my clients taste, style and needs and providing great design that surpasses their every expectation! My referrals will aid potential clients in understanding the value of the designs, service, products and communication.

Everything! Especially enjoy the day to day activity of an industry in that no two clients or projects are the same!

Passion for the "home industry" and flexibility and control that comes with owning your own business.

Utmost detail to design, service, products and communication. Our goal is to create a relationship ~ that is ongoing and one that we can be proud of. NOT to get in and get out ~ but to establish a long term working knowledge and quite frankly become a source for all things home!