Client Testimonials

“Thanks Molly. Everything you select for us is such great quality and blends with all the other things we have.”
JoEllen Watson-Spina  •  Kirkland, WA

“Thanks again for all your work on this project. We absolutely love the new furniture and are thrilled with the outcome. It is a giant understatement to say it was everything we were hoping for! It was wonderful working with you, Molly.”
Client  •  La Conner, WA

“The cabin lamp and bunkhouse lamps have arrived and they are perfect!!!  (I go around looking at all the things you have selected with me for our home and lake cottage and I am continually amazed at your vision.  It's awesome! :) Bedspread and sheets arrived yesterday and they are beautiful.  I haven't had a chance to launder sheets and install everything but they are truly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your gift of decorating with me!”
Satisfied Client  •  Snohomish, WA

“Molly has done an extraordinary job decorating several rooms in our house. Thanks to her expertise our home is now cozy and inviting. We have received several compliments from our friends and family. She incorporated unique pieces of furniture, beautiful rugs, drapery, blinds and artwork. We would never have accomplished the finish product without using Gracious Living Interiors. Thanks,”
Dave & Jeanne Lund  •  Stanwood, WA

“Molly, you are the best . . . love the way you listened and understood what I wanted, even though, I was unclear. You actualized my visions for a warm elegant home and a comfortable, classy and fun boat. I get compliments on both and we enjoy living in them.”
Mary Ann & Tom Liebert  •  FRIENDSHIP II (Ocean Alexander yacht) & Magnolia

“Molly's creative, collaborative and client-centered approach made her indispensable to our project. She is a consummate professional and a joy to work with.”
Client  •  Guemes Island, WA

“With attention to all aspects of design and color, ideals have become beautiful reality in my home.  Thank you, Molly.”
Phyllis  •  Camano Island, WA

“Molly has been so very, very valuable in helping us to create many aspects of our new home. From helping with the contractor’s issues to advising on who can provide reliable fixtures to being about to order quality furniture and draperies. Her breadth of knowledge and experience is amazing. In the midst of all the challenges we faced, we are very happy to have Molly and her husband become our friends. Thank you Molly!”
Harriet Kuhnlein  •  Anacortes, WA

“Moving from Southern California to Anacortes was an exciting but stressful experience. Diving into a two year plus nightmare remodel was how it all began (think “Money Pit”). Add to that the difficulties of not knowing where to begin locating or purchasing furnishings and, well, life was becoming unbearable. Finding Molly was a bit like the port in a storm! She is an efficient and well-informed designer, but equally important, an honest and comfortable person to work with. I so appreciated her sense of style while allowing for my own . . . oh . . . and sometimes my husband’s . . . yikes! We now have a stylish, warm, and comfortable home that we adore. Our friends love to visit and continue to comment on how beautiful and welcoming our home is. Exactly what we had in mind! Thanks, Molly.”
Carri & Jerry Garrison  •  Anacortes, WA

“Molly did a wonderful job following our home remodel while we were out of town for an extended period and truly understood our vision for the result. We are thrilled with the beautiful details that made our remodel so successful.”
Sherrie Meyer  •  Anacortes, WA

“[Molly is] dependable and decisive in a low-key manner, yet flexible to client preferences. The results exceeded our expectations. [F]urniture, which had been designed for an entirely different space, looks totally beautiful and fitting in its new space. [She] made the entire process seem effortless and even fun. Thank you.”
Ren & Robert Arnett  •  Anacortes, WA

“Gracious living is what Molly and team created for our two homes. Molly spent time with us before presenting her ideas and understood our dreams and needs. Our beach home was truly a fixer-upper. Now it’s a cozy, warm and refreshing weekend home away from home. Our primary home needed consistency and color and fabric blending. We love how she complemented the Cape Cod feeling.”
Kerie & Terry Kremian  •  Bellevue & Camano Island, WA

“Molly was able to understand the concept of what I wanted the house to have, to keep her selections simple [to suit our taste], and was able to finish the project in the short timeframe that was given. Everything came together great and is very pleasing to the eyes and very luxuriously comfortable.”
Shahnaz Ally-Gard  •  Anacortes, WA

“Molly, The people you have referred me to have been outstanding in the quality of their work. They were all so professional and detail oriented—something I really appreciate . . . Your knowledge of color, quality and materials was so helpful in making decisions—I just trusted you when I couldn’t make up my mind. Everything has turned out beautifully.”
Debbie Bethards  •  Anacortes, WA

“My husband and I are eager to recommend Molly and her services. We had what we considered an extremely challenging living room to remodel with limited wall space, two distinct traffic patterns, and multi-use issues. Add to that our little dog and her many visiting friends.

“Molly was respectful of our retirement budget restraints and yet managed to deliver a beautiful, colorful room that not only works for us but is doggie friendly to boot! Her knowledge and instinct with color choices gave us the courage to decorate the room as we would never have done ourselves. To say that we are delighted with the result is an understatement.”
Ruth & Clark Benson  •  Anacortes, WA

“Working with Molly was a delightful experience. She is efficient, knowledgable, and has an expertise in her field of Interior Design. We don’t know how we could have done nearly as good a job as she did. She listens to her clients and then spends time and energy finding just the right furniture, fabrics, wall colors, and accessories to create a dream home. My husband and I would highly recommend her.”
Wendy & Mike Schaefer  •  Sammamish, WA

“Gracious Living is a most appropriate name for Molly McIntosh’s services.

“It seemed my wife and I were far apart on decorating and furnishing our newly purchased retirement home. Molly went to great lengths asking about lifestyle, expectations, family, colors, taste, style, and budget. She exposed us to many ideas and easily brought things together with her swatches, paint chips, catalogues, and showroom tours.

“If we had not engaged Molly in this project we would have ended up with a mish mash of furniture, pictures, floor coverings, white walls, and frustrated owners. This would not have been a good start for retirement years.

“The pride we have when others comment about ‘our taste’ makes us understand the true meaning of ‘Gracious Living.’ Thank you.”
Frank Lambert  •  La Conner, WA

“Molly shared in our dream for a warm, comfortable, relaxing retreat where we could casually entertain our family and friends on Whidbey Island. The floor plan, furnishings, fabrics, and accessories she selected were perfect for our setting and exactly what we had envisioned. Molly was an absolute delight to have on our team.”
Sally Worman  •  Sammamish & Langley, WA

“Molly, thank you so much for helping me in so many ways. The model home you decorated for us at Fir Crest turned out great. It was very warm and inviting. Everyone that walked through just loved it! However, my favorite space has got to be our own nursery! It was such a small space, but you made it feel cozy and intimate. The colors and fabrics are exactly what I wanted.”
Lisa Strandberg, Strandberg Construction  •  Anacortes, WA

“I have had the pleasure of working with Molly on several occasions. My decorating skills are lacking. I supplied the vision, Molly supplied the ideas—those skills to fulfill that vision. She helped me select interior and exterior color and furnishings to complement my home and lifestyle. When we moved, I called upon Molly again. She transformed a dark and dreary indoors into a bright and cheery living space. Kudos to Molly.”
P. Miller  •  Camano Island & Medina, WA

“Molly McIntosh helped us to change several rooms in our house over the course of approximately two+ years, and we continue to consult her with our ongoing projects. We need assistance primarily with furniture, rugs, lamps, color schemes and the best use of our space.

“Molly did not try to interject her personal taste but worked to elicit our own, despite the fact that we did not really have that nailed down initially. She helped to refine our thoughts and clarify our needs in order to more efficiently use our collective time. Molly spent time with us “up front,” discussing the use of the rooms, lifestyle of our family, and long-term plans for the changes, so they would not be for trendy, short-term use but satisfying over the long term. She was sensitive to cost, style, and patient with our occasionally contradictory desires, without pressure. She arranged Design Center trips to view furnishings, provided us with samples and pictures when needed, and supervised the ordering and delivery of any items. It was quite apparent that our satisfaction was just as important to her as it was to us. As a business and as an individual, we felt Molly was honest, reliable, and very responsive to us. As they are subjected to high use on a daily basis, we continue to be quite satisfied with the quality and function of the furnishings obtained.

“As a testament to her skills, we feel very comfortable and cozy in the rooms we changed with Molly’s assistance, and receive many positive comments on their beauty and functionality. We are delighted to recommend Gracious Living and Molly’s design services to her future clients.”
Marijo & Steve Ratcliffe  •  Bellevue, WA

“When we bought our new home in La Conner, we were apprehensive about how we would decorate it, as our previous homes were a completely different style. We definitely needed help!

“Molly visited our new home and within two weeks gave us ideas and options to choose from for paint colors, furniture, artwork, and area rugs. Molly showed a unique ability to interpret our wants and needs to achieve the look and feel we wanted.

“Molly is very easy to work with, and we never felt pressured to choose something we weren’t 100% in favor of. She gave us options and suggestions, and we took her advice and are so happy with the results.”
Cynthia Rowe  •  La Conner, WA

“Molly is a fantastic Interior Designer. She helped me in almost every aspect of decorating our new house, from choosing flooring, cabinets, and paint color to helping me select furniture, drapes, fabrics, and so much more. She’s so easy to work with and made this whole experience run ‘ever so’ smoothly. She’s fabulous—love her!”
Rosalee Friedl  •  Anacortes, WA

“In building our new custom home, I was looking for a designer to help me through the process of design decisions to create a comfortable home with an elegant ‘pulled together’ look. I also needed help in navigating through the complicated task of coordinating paint colors, lighting, upholstery, window treatments, etc. Molly exceeded my expectations in ALL areas! She listened well and understood my goals, she was well organized and responsive to requests, and was respectful of my budget. She was helpful in utilizing my existing furniture and had good ideas/suggestions for some lovely new pieces. Molly’s access to a wide selection of beautiful furnishings and fabrics saved me a lot of time.

“THE RESULTS ARE BEAUTIFUL!! Visitors comment on how warm and inviting my home is while being classically elegant. One person even said, ‘In your home, no matter where I look, I’m looking at something lovely!’

“My experience working with Molly and Gracious Living has been extremely positive beginning to end!”
Gretchen & Mike Monti  •  Anacortes, WA

“We had known Molly a long time before we asked her advice, as we knew her personal style wasn’t the same as ours, but she has a great ability to see the situation through her client’s eyes and come up with the right match.

“After looking at endless fabric samples ourselves, we upholstered our living room in the original swatch that Molly sent us!”
Mary & Bill Tharrington  •  Sammamish, WA

“We started working with Molly when we purchased our vacation home on Whidbey Island. Although at the time she had had little experience working with beach homes, she was able to take our desire for a casual, East Coast beach look and come up with an incredible room within our limited budget. Since then she has designed an old-fashioned bathroom from the ground up and has enhanced several rooms in our mainland home to make them truly comfortable and inviting places to be. Molly is easy to work with and has a real flair for design, space, and color.”
K.F.  •  Woodinville & Langley (Whidbey Island), WA

“Molly has worked with us on two homes and has used her knack of understanding our needs and sometimes challenging issues to create unique, yet functional living spaces on both occasions.”
Jennifer & Don Furlong  •  Woodinville, WA, & Vail, CO

“We purchased a great house but Molly helped transform it to an elegant home. Her vision made the difference.”
Drs. Jo-Ellen Watson & Frank Spina  •  Kirkland, WA

“When we moved into a new home, I was at a loss as to what furniture and decorating we needed. Since we were out of state, I sent Molly a floor plan and measurements of each of our rooms and samples of wallpaper, paint, and carpet. Knowing what colors and styles we liked, Molly mailed us pictures of furniture and samples of fabric so we could choose what we wanted. With Molly’s suggestions, we furnished our home. She did this sight unseen, without ever being in our house. She listens to what we want and like and knows just what to suggest. Everything we ordered arrived when Molly said it would and it was in excellent condition. Our home is beautifully furnished and a showcase. We are asked often to host an event because our home ‘is so pleasant to be in and is so pretty.’
Molly is very helpful in giving me guidance.  I wouldn’t use any other designer.”
Marilyn & John Walters  •  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“Molly assisted us several years ago with decorating the main floor of our house, which included designs for the use of space and selection of paint colors, rugs, window treatments, and furniture. Also, she helped select the paint color for the outside of our house and suggested the addition of shutters to our windows.

“We were extremely pleased with the help we received from Molly as well as the end product. Molly was very professional and prompt. We didn’t have much experience with decorating and so we didn’t really know what we wanted. Molly listened to us, asked questions, and was able to discern what types of designs would best fit our individual needs and style. She is very capable of working with many styles and designs, from formal to informal and contemporary to traditional.

“We have kept the same paint color and shutters for the outside of our house and throughout the years we have received and continue to receive compliments from neighbors and queries as to the color of paint we used.”
Jan West  •  Bellevue, WA

“Molly successfully designed our living room to meet individual requests from both husband and wife—a challenge that worked well for us. When entering our home, our guests are drawn to the comfortable surroundings that Molly has selected for our lifestyle. We appreciate her ability to listen to our diverse ideas and to develop a design plan that ended up being more than we expected.”
Dick & Terry Morris  •  Bellevue, WA

“My favorite space has got to be our own nursery! It was such a small space, but you made it feel cozy and intimate. The colors and fabrics are exactly what I wanted.”
Lisa Strandberg  •  Strandberg Construction  •  Anacortes, WA

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