Feb 23, 2016
Several years ago, I was stuck in the kitchen; in the midst of a design-build re-model of a 7,000 sq. ft. vacation home in Aspen, Co. In need of a kitchen design, I inquired among my network of architectural designers and Noelle Hernandez's name came up, often. Noelle joined the project and her in-put exceeded my expectations. Her expertise and impeccable sense of style and taste spilled out of the kitchen and added detail and refinement to the entire project. Noelle was a delight; this was a beginning. Since our initial l introduction, I have worked with Noelle on four major renovations of "luxury properties" and watched her turn properties into warm, inviting, efficient and deliciously designed homes. Noelle plays well with others. Whether interacting and collaborating with the owner, architect, client, contractor, fabricator, sub-contractor, even to the job-site laborers, Noelle brings a bright light, calmness and considered elevation to the project. Noelle knows her business, knows her sources and knows how to get things done; this is an easy recommendation to make.
Don Stuber, Principal at Don Stuber Design-Build
Dec 23, 2015
I have worked with Soraya Gallego on several major commercial luxury yachts renovations. Given the complexity of ship design and the many regulations around materials and installation, the design details are critical. Soraya has balanced an in depth knowledge of our industry’s design requirements with an aesthetic approach and taste matching the finest land based hospitality venues. Additionally, Soraya takes ownership of each project she participates in, often working long hours to get the right look with the approved materials. Finally, she’s a terrific collaborator, very open minded to client feedback but also knowing when to stand her ground on keeping the project on track for the design intent and mission. I would recommend Soraya Gallego and her team for any high quality design project.
Dan Russell, Entertainment Cruises, Chicago IL
Sep 18, 2015
I am so thankful I found Nicole and NCH Design. I wanted to remodel my kitchen, but needed to find the right talent to update a kitchen in my 1913 historic condo building that would maintain the integrity and character of my house, but with modern, creative elements. Nicole did just that and more - I now have gorgeous glass tile backsplash, quartz Carrera countertops, and a hexagon tile floor that complements the original tile floor in the bathroom. Every last detail down to the perfect shade of white grout to under cabinet lighting was meticulously analyzed. The compliments I have gotten from each new visitor says it all. Nicole compiled a team of excellent contractors and the entire project was done before I knew it - and without any of the remodel challenges you so often hear about. I truly felt like I had a partner and design expert in working with Nicole. Now the only challenge is deciding what project to engage NCH Design on next!
Lauren Witte, client, Denver, CO
Sep 9, 2015
If it wasn't for NCH, I'm not sure I could have successfully remodeled my kitchen. I had no experience with something of that magnitude and Nicole helped move the project along from idea generation and design to final touch-ups. I would highly recommend NCH for their expertise with design, project management, high quality contacts and all around service. My kitchen looks great and I couldn't be happier with my experience with NCH.
Hunter Jones, client, Denver, Colorado
Jun 13, 2014
The minute we walked into Noelle's own home and met her we knew she was for us. And now that its finished and we live in this gorgeous house we know we were right. In addition to having a great eye for design and helping us get what we wanted, Noelle is outstanding in her customer service and attention to every little detail every day of the project. I would recommend her to anyone that wants a first class design professional.
Tony Sherman, client, Aspen, Colorado
Sep 30, 2013
After Noelle finished my wonderful two story penthouse, built from an empty shell, I often thought about her various skills and which one was most important. I thought of her extraordinary sense of design, her drafting ability and her clear communication (all as good as any architect’s that I have used). And then there’s her sense of composition and color and her impeccable furniture and accessory selection. In short, I have come to believe that Noelle possesses a wide range of abilities that together make her the most accomplished decorator/designer that I have ever known.
Judith King, client, Denver, Colorado
Noelle joined our project after the structural design was in place. First, she tackled the inside space making it more livable. And from that point on she worked at making our vision a reality. She helped us develop a color a palette inside and out. She kept us focused during the entire process. Directed us in choosing the tiles, materials, stucco, paint colors, and fixtures that reflected our taste. Noelle then began the task of helping us find just the right furnishings with just the right fabrics to fit our style and yet be user friendly when the grandkids come to visit. Noelle worked on the design of the cabinetry so they were beautiful, as well as user friendly. She did all the tile design, ordering, and managed the installation. She also coordinated with the contractor and sub-contractors working on the project This is the 3rd home we've designed and built and our experience with Noelle surpasses all the others. Noelle truly cares about client satisfaction.
Joni and Van Mankwitz, clients, Del Mar, California
May 14, 2013
I have had the pleasure of working with NCH Design on three different projects, each of which got progressively more involved and all of which were handled long distance. NCH does an incredible job of listening and trying to understand not only what you are looking for but also what your budget looks like. They are timely, responsive, efficient and budget conscious. They also have a delicate way of steering you in the right direction if you are going down the wrong path. I have enjoyed working with Noelle and Nicole immensely. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity, I love everything we did in my house and would call them again in a heart beat if the opportunity arose!
Kathy Geib, client, Houston, Texas
Mar 12, 2013
We have worked with Noelle on the remodel of two houses. She is a very talented space planner and will persevere until she feels satisfied with the results. Space planning is her major talent. Along with space planning, Noelle does an incredible job of sourcing whatever the client and/or project requires and very often finds the latest and greatest; be it hardware, tile, appliances or storage units. One of the attributes I most appreciated was her very timely response to whatever questions, requests or comments we had. I NEVER had to "chase" Noelle. In the construction industry, this is so important. Finally, Noelle is very professional and at the same time, a lovely person with whom to work. We can recommend her with great enthusiasm!
Nancy Meinig, client, Aspen, Colorado
We and our daughters have worked with Noelle on four different projects during the past five years. She has a great talent in working with other team members such as architects and contractors in space planning and materials and furnishings selection. We will use her again if another need arises.
Peter Meinig, client, Aspen, Colorado