Testimonials for Cheryl Pattison

Dear Cheryl: Thanks for doing such a super job on paint colour selections for our new home. I know our home is large and there were many rooms for which you had to decide colours. I think in the end, there were approximately 15 different colours being used throughout the house which wasn’t easy to choose. To top if off, there was no furniture in the new house which made the task even more difficult. Please feel free to have any potential or future clients call me should they have any questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use your services again. Regards,

Regards, Liz Holtby - Director of Operations

"We recently renovated our 20 year old kitchen in our reproduction victorian house with Cheryl's help. Cheryl provided excellent advice about colour, material and layout that resulted in an inviting, well thought out kitchen. The colours of both the cabinets and the walls are both timesless and complementary; and the floors, cabinets and granite all work well together. Cheryl pays particular attention to the areas that most of us struggle to understand - the subtlety of colour and the relationship it has to the space and environment. She has made our kitchen a warm and welcoming space where we spend a lot of time and look forward to many years of entertaining and family gatherings."

Penny Ralph, King City, Ontario

Hi Cheryl, I want to thank you for all the great work you did with Cari & Jim's house. I will keep sending you business.

Best Regards, Rick Preisinger, Remax

Cheryl, Thanks for all your time & efforts! The 'foyer' looks terrific!

The Remax Trenton Bunch

Cheryl, the painter came yesterday and did the first coat of the colour you suggested for our living room and both my husband and myself really like it. I will work on my husband over the next couple of months to redo the dining room the same colour. Thank you so much for coming out and helping with the color choice.

Carol Berube, Brighton ON

March 14, 2010 To whom it may concern, Cheryl of Simply Elegant Interiors in Trenton, Ontario was introduced to me by the realtor who was engaged to handle the sale of my late father’s property. She met with me and spent several hours looking at the interior that had had no changes since well before my mother died some seventeen years earlier. She made suggestions about how to up-date the interior in terms of painting and some flooring changes. Cheryl recommended a pleasing neutral colour palette and a local paint dealer who would provide me with a discount for materials. This was most useful since I live out of the area. She advised me about cleaning, what contents to remove and how to arrange what was left to make the house appear more spacious. She also toured the grounds and made recommendations for some minor improvement there. I followed Cheryl’s suggestions. When the painter I originally hired became too ill to finish up details, Cheryl stepped in at short notice and completed the work herself. Later she agreed to do some trim carpentry and detail work that time would not allow me to do. Her work was excellent. In repainting, changing the damaged flooring and staging the house according to Cheryl’s recommendations, the dated, tired interior was converted to a more modern, airy looking and inviting home ready for the market. My father’s house sold within two weeks of its being listed for a significant amount above its appraised value in an area that had a slow and rather depressed real estate market at the time. I more than recovered what expenses were invested to make the property market ready. Because the sale and closing took place relatively quickly, the estate was not faced with continued property expenses. This represented yet another saving. I attribute much of this to the preparations and staging recommended by Cheryl. Cheryl herself was most professional and helpful in what was a very difficult time. She was sensitive to the needs of the family and practical in terms of what was realistic for us afford to do and to prepare the house for sale. I would recommend her services to anyone.

Jennifer A. Goodwin, Kitchener Ontario

Cheryl, Thank you so much for helping us choose paint colours. They turned out great. The house was just painted and it looks fabulous!

Sincerely Sheila Callaghan - Trenton Ontario

A BIG Thank you Cheryl: Fred Lorusso recommended you to me a few weeks ago. We were selling my mother-in-law’s house in Gananoque and things were not moving along as we had hoped. You spoke to me on the phone while looking at the photos on mls and made some suggestions.....put something on the porch to make the house welcoming, replace the rose coloured carpets, put greenery or something of interest in the rooms, update the bedspreads, lose the doilies, update the shower curtains/towels, hang something over the beds to “ground” them....we did exactly what you suggested. Once all that was accomplished, the realtor sent out an e-mail to other realtors in the area saying the house had been spruced up. We had an open house a week later and Presto, the house sold for asking price. It was a huge relief as the house had been on the market since May. Your advice was absolutely pivotal in all of this. Thank you so much.

Cathy Butler

Hi Cheryl On behalf of the Harper family. I would like to thank you for the great ideas to spruce up Mom's house. Please accept this $100 cheque in appreciation. We were so pleased to get Mom's house sold and have our efforts pay off so quickly.

Linda Harper