"I was lucky to find Virginia Tesi 10 years ago. I wanted to upgrade and enhance the look of my apartment. I appreciated her vision, know-how, and determination to transform the appearance of each room into an elegant, livable space. Working with Virginia surpassed my expectations. She is extremely creative and communicative, has an incredible work ethic and deep business acumen. Virgina is responsive, hands-on, budget conscious, and thoughtful. As I contemplated the purchase of a new apartment that would need a gut renovation, I knew that I would only undertake it with the help of Virginia. She is an expert in design, function and logistics. I am fortunate that I am not only a client of Virginia’s, but her working with her has afforded me the opportunity of being her friend.”
- Rita Duggan, New York, NY
I hired Virginia Tesi (of Virginia Tesi Interior Design, Inc.) in 2012 to serve as a designer and general contractor for the total renovation of my 2-bedroom, 2-bath co-op apartment on the UES in Manhattan. The project involved expanding rooms and moving/adding walls, gut renovating the kitchen and bathroom, among other things. I was well aware of the challenges that co-op boards, building architects and the City of NY pose once you start talking about modifying floorplans; and as I was fully employed at the time, I knew I would have limited time, energy and patience to deal with it all.Virginia and her associate took on the challenge and made the project almost effortless for me. Her management of the project was comprehensive – she filed all the necessary paperwork, obtained approvals, planned orders and deliveries, hired subs, and managed the workflow in a way that made it easy for me.
She quickly understood my tastes, and brought me good alternatives for each and every decision. She is meticulous, and kept close watch on all the work as it was performed, and was quick and decisive in having elements redone if they were not done to our specifications. Her design experience is broad – from floors to countertops to cabinetry, from plumbing fixtures to light fixtures, from paint colors to drapes, window shades and furniture. And perhaps most importantly, she finished the project on time! – a welcome surprise, given the scope of this project. I recommend her without reservation, and would not hesitate to hire her again.
- Victor T. Mahoney, New York, NY
We have been clients of Virginia Tesi Design, Inc. from the very beginning. We started working together when our kitchen needed to be redone. Our work together did not end there, next came the living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, and office.
There is not a room in our home that does not have the " Tesi Design Touch". Ms. Tesi is extremely knowledgeable about interior design, color and furniture placement but most of all she listens.
As long as there is a Virginia Tesi Interior Design company, she will be my designer for our homes. Very Satisfied Customer for the last 10 plus years.
- Scanlon Residence, Bayside, NY
"I cannot imagine embarking on a home renovation without the creative insight of my interior designer, Virginia Tesi which whom designed the interiors of all three of my homes in Chatam New Jersey, Long Beach Island New Jersey and Gold Coast Manhattan. Her responsiveness to our desires resulted in successful remodels that have surpassed beyond our expectations. Virginia's exceptional design sense using lush fabrics, beautiful colors, diverse finishes and treatments, imported and domestic materials and fine furnishings achieves unique and glamorous spaces for all to enjoy. From the start of the renovation to the last positioned accessory Virginia helped make our overwhelming project manageable, efficient and enjoyable."
- Donald Hallihan, NJ & NY
"Virginia made our wedding the perfect day! Virginia is extremely talented, patient and professional. From beginning to end, she took meticulous care of each and every detail, from the handkerchiefs to the flowers. Everything was absolutely beautiful. My wedding day was virtually stress-free. If there was a problem, I never knew about it. Words cannot describe how happy we were with the entire event. It wouldn’t have been possible without Virginia."
- Bride, Rumson NJ