When I was getting ready to sell my home in Orinda, I visited several open houses in the neighborhood to do some comparison shopping. I went to one that had great staging and terrific paint color selections. I asked the real estate agent for the name of the person who did the work and she told me it was Nikolene Isely. Later I interviewed then hired Nikolene to help me get the house painted inside and out, modernize the fixtures/hardware, make other interior changes she suggest, bring the exterior (including landscaping) up to date, stage the house for sale and, finally, to manage the whole project because I just didn’t have the time.
When the house was finished, I just couldn’t believe my eyes and other people who knew the “before” version couldn’t either. She transformed the place completely and all for the better. It was the most tastefully done re-do I had ever seen.
Nikolene is a pleasure to work with and goes all out to please the client, but also to educate the client about what works and what doesn’t. Her eye for color and décor is outstanding. She has a crew of people she works with who follow her plan and produce excellent results. Nikolene is always prompt, very reliable and meets deadlines.
When I moved to a condo while my Orinda home was being worked on, I asked Nikolene to be the project manager to oversee some work that needed to be done there as well. She did a splendid job and helped me choose contractors, colors, hardware, floor materials, etc. Once again Nikolene couldn’t have been more helpful even while working under a tough deadline.
I highly recommend Nikolene Isely as a stager, project manager, color consultant, etc. She does excellent work at reasonable prices and is a pleasure to work with.