We were referred to Persnickety Interiors by a friend when we were looking for rugs in our new home. Not only did Sue help with the rugs, she helped us develop a vision for our entire home. We have ultimately worked with her on our entire home, and it has been a very pleasant experience. Sue is very talented and highly recommend Persnickety Interiors to friends.
I have been a client of Sue Garland at Persnickety Interiors for about a decade. I have purchased pieces from her showroom, and she has selected pieces for my home from market and catalogs. I have purchased a buffet for my breakfast room, artwork for various areas in my home, my entire living room area including carpet, a dining room buffet as well as dining room carpet and mirror, paint colors, master bedroom bed and lamps, two beautiful pieces for my sunroom, and fabrics for various areas in my home. She has encouraged me to keep some of my previous furniture selections (even when I wanted to discard them!), and she has supplemented the beauty of them with additional pieces. She mixes traditional with modern so well. Sue is a delightful person with whom to work. She always has a ready smile and has treated me with such kind regard and respect even when a planned purchase(s) needed to be aborted because of unforeseen life circumstances. She has been a designer for many, many years, and her experience and knowledge in design is very apparent. In addition, she is a very patient person working with me as I decorate my home one small step at a time. I have received numerous compliments from guests who come to my home, and I always give Persnickety Interiors the credit!
I moved to Augusta in 2007 after leaving St. Louis to marry a gentleman from here. We bought a home together and started with a bed, and a card table with 4 chairs. With my husband employed, my job was to furnish our new home. That is when I walked into Persnickety in June of 2007. With the quality of items I saw, I expected a possible air of snobbery. However, it was the total opposite. The woman greeted me with a genuine, down to earth attitude, and sweetly asked how she could help. When I told her I had some decorating to do, she asked me, “Which room?” I told her a whole house and that is when I met Sue. From the minute we talked, I felt I met my first friend. She was able to understand my taste exactly and assisted me in how to put it all together. She never pushed anything on me and she was honest about possible mistakes I could have made. Boy, was I glad I listened! When Sue was with another client, Jennifer was able to step in and coach me to make decisions. This house quickly became our new home and it was all so tastefully done. I was able to pick from a large selection of fabrics and furniture.
I came in with a budget and they worked very hard to keep me in that budget, something I was afraid I could easily exceed. There were several times I had to question prices for fabrics or furniture, and Sue never tried to push me to do something I would have regretted. Instead, she helped me to make decisions that worked within the costs laid down.
We completed the project in a timely fashion with the last 2 pieces coming together the day before Thanksgiving. His whole family was coming for the Holiday as well as my son. It was a lovely Holiday and everyone was so impressed with the job that was done. I continue to have people come into our home and comment about how lovely it is and comfortable.
I later called Sue again when we bought a condo on St. Simons Island. She came down and helped me put it all together. It is such a beautiful and relaxing place because of the decisions made. Many people go down to stay there and love the feel of the place.
I have recommended Persnickety Interiors several times to friends who have also enjoyed working with her and Jennifer. They have made me feel welcome any time in their store and care about what is going on with me – something you don’t often find with business people.
I continue to recommend people to them as I know whoever they meet will be treated with tender care.