Lynn Mabry has been such a blessing for me in my business and in in my personal home! I have worked with her on several listings in my real estate business. She is who I chose for to stage my very first listing! It had an offer in 24 hours – I think it was because the pictures looked like something out of a magazine. She has also given me advice about how to redecorate my personal home via webex and photos. I cannot think of a better designer to work with. She is so knowledgeable and personable and flexible.
Friends, we were so flattered and grateful when one of our realtor clients asked us to stage her parents’ home. This was one of the largest homes we’ve ever staged (approximately 8,000 square feet) so we took a carload of stagers with us. As you can see by the homeowner’s feedback below, the project was successful and the client was happy. I’m so blessed to work with such a talented team of women and to have the trust of this realtor client.
“Lyn, thanks for all your help. I could not have gotten my home ready for sale without you. Even as much as I agonized over modifying the curtains, now that it is done I realize they look 100% better. Thanks to you and your team!”
“First of all, great interior designers can be difficult to find. I’ve worked with several over the years and I have to say that Libby at Living Spaces is the best I have ever worked with. She immediately understood my style, worked hard to balance investment pieces with inexpensive pieces and helped create beautiful spaces! And, when I had trouble with a local vendor on a custom order, she immediately got involved on my behalf and helped get it resolved. She is a great listener, a hard worker and quietly gets things done! She is a design ninja and I highly recommend her!”
“Lyn is a great resource for my real estate business. She has a wonderful eye for detail and understands how to communicate clearly, yet delicately with our clients. She is an awesome stager. Highly recommended!
“Kim worked with me to pull together a kitchen update that would allow me to use existing colors in the rest of the open concept area. She came to my house and shared ideas and gave suggestions. She met with a contractor I had previously hired and went to select tile with me. She helped with scheduling various parts of the job and organizing so materials were ready when workers were ready. She also consulted with me by phone when I had questions. My kitchen turned out great and I don’t know how I’d have done it without her!”
We’re so proud of how our house has turned out and we’re so grateful for all of your help. We never could have accomplished all this without you!
My daughter is home for the weekend and I made her breakfast in bed. I had time to sit in her bed and contemplate the room. Her bedroom is so awesome. Great job Lyn!J.W., Louisville, KY
I actually worked with Lyn for over a year on my kitchen renovation. It took awhile for me to finally commit to the solution Lyn thought was right for me based on my lifestyle and location. Once I was ready to get started, the project went very well, using Lyn’s contractors and vendors. If I ever had doubts about Lyn’s vision, they were erased last Christmas when my daughter and I sat at the counter at my newly opened space and talked all day long. That kind of quality time is worth everything! Lyn did a wonderful job and I am so pleased with the result. I would work with her again and highly recommend her to anyone planning a renovation.E.C., Louisville, KY
I was totally pleased with the advice and help I received in redecorating my living and kitchen/dining room from Lyn and her staff. The entire project was completed much easier and faster than I thought possible.E.C., Louisville, KY
Lyn and her team of designers do a wonderful job. This is the third major project I’ve worked with her on and I get constant compliments on my home’s appearance. She and her team are a big reason my Air B&B homes do so well. Thank you!M.S., Louisville, KY
Lyn and her team were insightful in our kitchen renovation. They had ideas that, as a homeowner, I never imagined may work for our home. I would recommend Lyn and her team!L.R., Louisville, KY
You make everything look spectacular!C.L., Louisville, KY
We recently had a chuckle when we asked one of our staging clients to review our work for some of our trade sites. This was his response … and we’ll take it!
Sorry … I never write reviews, but your service was excellent!CJP, Louisville, KY
I want to thank you for all your contributions to my business this last year. I appreciate it all so, so much! Thank you for being a wonderful partner to me and a terrific resource for my clients. Onward to an amazing 2019!R.S. Louisville, KY
Lyn, just wanted to let you know that I know that 2019 will be our BEST YEAR YET! So glad you are part of my real estate adventures!E.S. Louisville, KY
Totally worth the 1 hour consultation/walk thru fee. We identified overall design, cabinet, paint, layout and other ideas. Considering the thousands we are spending on renovations, it was totally worth it for her input. She had approximately 10 in. by 10 in. actual paint samples and we picked all our paint colors! Lyn’s experience shows and she is articulate and well organized. She can also recommend other pros like her kitchen designer if you wish.A.W., Louisville, Kentucky
These ladies were top notch and fun to work with. I love the colors they suggested to work with my teak hardwood floors!S.B. Louisville, Ky
“I recently had a house that I had completely remodeled that was a very nice home, in a golf course community, that sat empty for almost 2 months without lots of traffic. Given the overall condition of the house we made the assumption that it would sell without staging. But, we had no serious interest. So, we had Living Spaces by Lyn professionally stage the house. Within a week we had four interested parties and an offer. It’s under contract now. Lyn is a consummate professional and does a fantastic job.”Dave Parks, Realtor
Lyn and Kim were great to work with on our master bath renovation. I ended up with just what I had in mind (but could never have pulled off on my own)! I would work with them again, and would recommend them to anyone!
“Lyn and her team did a wonderful job with selecting the paint colors, flooring, hardwood stain, and fixtures, as well as designing the kitchen and bathroom. My rehab project came together beautifully in a perfect design!”
“I hired Living Spaces by Lyn to project manage a six-week project while we were out of town. There were multiple contractors involved. The project required daily communication with the contractors to keep them on schedule, inspection of their work, resolution of any issues, and keeping the house secure during the process. The project was completed on time, and my husband and I are very satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend Living Spaces by Lyn to manage a project. They are trustworthy and very competent!”
Just to let you know, pictures of the house came back the day before they put the photos up on Wakefield Reutlinger Realtors website, on Tuesday, September 5. The house looks amazing. We have heard great compliments about how the house is so well put together and will show beautifully during the open house on Sunday, September 10, and at all other appointments we have scheduled. Again, I thank you and Karen for all your expertise in staging our home to perfection. I look forward to working with you and your team, when we move into our new home. It has been a pleasure working with and learning from both of you!
Lyn Mabry is an excellent stager as well as designer. I have used her for almost two years to help get my listings market ready. I was so impressed with her work ethic and talent that I asked her to help me with my personal home. I wanted a fresh new look without having to buy all new furniture. Lyn is very respectful of her client’s budget and time and helped me select fabrics to reupholster my existing furniture and a color scheme to achieve my vision. Lyn is very thoughtful in her approach to any size project by considering all aspects of the home to ensure a cohesive look. Lyn listens to her client’s needs and desires and digs deeper to have a true understanding of what the client is really trying to achieve. From selecting new paint colors, rearranging a room or assisting in a total remodel, Lyn Mabry is your person!
I found Lyn via an article on the best interior designers in Louisville. I looked at all the other designers mentioned in the article and Lyn stood out as a designer who wants to work alongside her clients to help them create a living space that is beautiful and truly meets their needs. I engaged Lyn to transform a condo I bought and she lived up to and exceeded my expectations as a designer. This was not an easy project for her as I live in London UK so much of our work together had to be done via Skype. She rose to the challenge and made excellent suggestions – I trusted her so much that I felt comfortable saying – Lyn, just do what you think will work – and the results always did work! I highly recommend Lyn – she is a lovely person to work with & has an excellent eye for exceptional interior design.
I am in Panama City Beach enjoying my condominium, which Lyn redecorated this past spring. I had a limited budget and needed a total update, so Lyn traveled with me to PCB to work on the condo. Lyn kept an eye on the budget while selecting wonderful furniture and art, some from consignment stores. The new linens in the bedrooms along with art and lamps created a new look without having to replace the bedroom suites. The living room has an open, clean look with very comfortable furniture. The colors are beautiful and peaceful. My business partner says this is the best the condo has ever looked!
I contacted Lyn because I wanted assistance with a whole house renovation for a one story home that was built in the mid 1970s. The home had not really been updated since it was built. Lyn assisted me in selecting curtain fabric for my dining room, blind selection for my dining room, paint color for the master bedroom, and carpet for the master bedroom. We also discussed ideas for other parts of our whole house renovation.
It went very well. Lyn listened to what I wanted to do and gave me some good ideas to think about. What I like is that she is sensitive to the fact that this is your home and it should reflect your tastes and how you live in your home. She put me in touch with good vendors for the carpet, blinds, and dining room draperies. Lyn also pays attention to your budget concerns.
I will be working with Lyn next on our kitchen and family room, which will involve a total renovation of the kitchen and some renovation of the existing family room.
Lyn made three visits to the home. The initial walk through with me (the realtor) to formulate a staging plan, a second visit to sit with my sellers to review her plan (which they loved), and a third visit with her assistant to stage the home. Our sellers were thrilled with the results as was I. Lyn is a leader in her field and indispensable to me as a Realtor. Her vision as she walks through a home is amazing and the end result is always even more than I hoped it would be. My clients love her and I can’t do my job without her!!
My wife and I moved into a house built in 1910 recently. We had also inherited a collection of artwork. We wanted help from someone who would assist us in choosing wall colors, new upholstery, and deciding what to put where in a way that would make the most of the beauty of our house and show off our art. Being new to the area, we also needed recommendations of good contractors. We had not employed a decorator before, but we thought that that the right person could help us make our new house look its best. We met Lyn when she came by to pick up the sign she had left in front of the house after staging it for sale for the previous owner. I cannot say that we bought the house because of the staging, but it was, well, attractive. I believe that she assisted the previous owner in some tasteful remodeling. Lyn shared her brochure with us and we found her approach attractive. It emphasized the importance to her of understanding her clients own taste and helping them express it fully. We have found that she does what she says. We appreciate Lyn’s methodical approach, which minimizes making decisions that do not work out later. We also appreciate her understanding and application of principles of color and design, and the contacts she has provided for people who do good work.
Lyn visited out home to give us ideas on how to make our interior more beautiful. She first put us at ease and quickly set about sharing what she was seeing in our home that did and didn’t work from a design standpoint. We all had fun as we worked through each room. She reconfigured our collection of stuff on the fireplace mantle leaving it beautiful, balanced and less cluttered. We’re now in the process of working through her suggestions.
I am a realtor, and have had Lyn stage several homes. Her eye for setting a home up, so that it is optimally appealing to buyers, is wonderful. Her staging also makes the house photograph wonderfully for the internet and marketing materials. Bottom line: When Lyn stages a house, it sells faster!
Living Spaces by Lyn was a wonderful group to work with when I was preparing my home to place on the market. Lyn and her associates helped me with paint colors, carpet, and staging my home for photography and resale. I feel Lyn had a good perspective on what my priorities should be as far as what updates should be done to my home to increase it’s value while staying within my budget. She has a great eye for furniture placement to visually increase the size of a space, while keeping in mind how a room will photograph. I highly recommend Lyn and her team!
“Lyn has now managed three projects for me and there’s a reason I keep going back to her. She exceeds my expectations in every way. I think I have good taste, but Lyn has the ability to see things I never could. She can envision colors, designs, and accents that are far beyond the ordinary. She takes a project from good to GREAT, every time. She is also knowledge, accessible, practical and a joy to work with.”
“Lyn has a natural talent of assessing living spaces and articulating functionality with design! She was able to understand my personal style and suggest areas of improvement. Definitely will be using her services in the future!”
Work by Living Spaces by Lyn for a client at her 100 plus year old farmhouse in Oldham Co, KY.
“Thank you so very much for sharing your talents with me! It is amazing to see the difference you make by skillfully moving things around. You do this so well!”
“I moved into the home of my dreams—lots of light and high ceilings. Having known Lyn for decades, I asked her to come over and help me with my decorating. I turned over all my artwork and travel memorabilia, which had been collected over my lifetime, and just asked her to “arrange it.” I particularly was stumped by the hall powder room; everything I attempted looked too contrived. Lyn suggested that she hang my entire collection of Russian artifacts and paintings. She had several pictures reframed and intermixed the pictures with sconces holding the artifacts. It’s a Wow! Also she selected most of the colors for the different rooms as I had some favorites I wanted to use again. Everyone has commented on the colors, the arrangements on the shelves, and the art on the walls. Then they pay Lyn the biggest compliment; they ask, “Did you do this all by yourself?” The last thing I wanted my home to reflect was the skill of a decorator. I wanted my personality to be revealed in my home decor and Lyn achieved that. Yes, I do confess and give her the credit.”
“I have known Lyn Mabry for 20 years and have used her services at each house I’ve lived, including Turkey! Lyn came for a visit, and we spent the first few days placing furniture and hanging art and the rest of her visit buying carpets for our apartment. How often does your designer travel overseas to help make your place feel like home? As our lives and locations have changed, so have our tastes in furniture, in style and in color. Lyn understands right where we are in the moment and helps us center our current interests. Since returning to Louisville and purchasing our condo from Lyn, she has helped us choose all new lighting, paint every room, update the kitchen and hallway, and we are currently undergoing a major renovation of a large bathroom. Her abilities to see it all so clearly still amaze me after 20 years. Besides being able to understand her clients’ vision, she stays within budget, communicates promptly and brings the dip for the celebration afterward. She’s a true gem.”
“Lyn provided wonderful design ideas for my bathroom and kitchen renovations and helped make the final beautiful rooms a reality! She has an incredible vision of what would look good yet also listens to what I like so it all merges in just the right way. I couldn’t be happier with the results! I would definitely work with Lyn on any other project in the future.”
Living Spaces Honored by Houzz With Service Award – Again!!
We received the Best of Houzz Award for Service for 2019! Again! That award represents the 5th straight year Living Spaces has achieved this honor from Houzz.
Houzz describes their award this way.
“Best of Houzz is our people’s choice award. It is the Houzz community’s pick of the top-rated professionals and popular home designs across and around the world.”
It is a huge honor for all of us at Living Spaces by Lyn. The Best of Houzz Award for Service is based on the reviews that our clients wrote after we had finished their projects. We earned the award because so many clients loved our services.
What does the Houzz Award mean to you?
If you are already our client, it means that many other people agree with you about the quality of Living Spaces’ services.
Are you a prospective client? The Best of Houzz Award, presented to us every year since 2015, gives you the confidence that the work and service level provided by Living Spaces is endorsed by Houzz.
What have people been saying about Living Spaces by Lyn on Houzz? Click the link below to read.
Reviews on Houzz for Living Spaces by Lyn
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