"My wife and I engaged Penny Lorain to help us remodel our kitchen. The house is a contemporary modern style home custom built by my parents in 1954. This project had been difficult for us both to envision due to the complicated layout of the space and we were not making much progress on our own, so decided that we needed help from a professional. 
From the beginning, Penny was very patient in listening to our needs and sensitive to our desire to keep the kitchen improvements true to the architectural style of the home that would both serve our needs and be within budget. Penny coordinated several meetings with the general contractor and their sub-contractors in order to prepare bids and then prepared layout drawings with price estimates from the contractors. She also took the time to meet with us at various kitchen suppliers to help us select appliances and kitchen cabinets, and brought us various tile, flooring and countertop samples for consideration.
She also met with us to look at kitchen cabinets at a supplier to compare the cabinet choices, interior options and costs for each. 
All in all, we couldn't have gotten this project off the ground without her dedicated efforts to coordinate all of the numerous decisions and steps that were needed to get us through the process. 
Penny is an enthusiastic and energetic professional and a patient problem-solver, who enjoys working with clients. Over time we have come to appreciate her valuable input and ideas which have given us the confidence to proceed when we were in doubt. We recommend her highly.

Edward O.

Davis, CA

"We have worked with Penny Lorain for over 5 years and she has helped us decorate every room in our home. She has helped us select everything... paint colors, bedding, furniture, area rugs, artwork as well as doing the paint finishes throughout our home. We can honestly say that throughout what can be a stressful process, Penny excelled at listening to our needs, showing us a range of samples, and staying within our budget.

One of the qualities we most appreciate about Penny is her ability to understand what we like and offer a vision that we may not have thought of. When she proposed painting our master bedroom a French blue, we were unsure but had full confidence in her ability to steer us in the right direction. The end result is a breathtaking room, which has ambiance, warmth, and reflects our style to perfection.

Best of all, Penny is the master of many trades and excels at all of them. Her painting finishes are exquisite. She creates beautiful living spaces that are timeless and reflect our lifestyle. Her flawless attention to detail, timely follow-up and personal attention is priceless. She has such a wealth of knowledge and always acts with the utmost integrity. We trust her implicitly to listen to our views and not only present us with what we like but encourage us to consider different ideas within the framework of our home and lifestyle.

Penny has completely transformed our house into a warm and beautiful environment that reflects our taste and personality. We have come to rely on Penny's advice for everything and we enthusiastically recommend her for all your home decor needs."

Heidi C.

Sacramento, CA

"I have hired Lorain & May periodically for several years. This is a professional, personable and excellent company. My opinions and ideas were heard and implemented with excellence. I always felt like we were a "team" on the various jobs. Past jobs included general interior home design, wallpaper, faux finishes, window treatments, tile work and upholstery. Each job was always completed in a timely manner and with complete client satisfaction. "

Julie Q.

Carmichael, Ca

"Lorain & May is our go-to for any household design project. We recently furnished our entire home using Penny's expertise and knowledge including decor, paint colors, furnishings, window coverings and fabrics. She has a wonderful way of understanding personal style and how to incorporate and blend different styles within a home. She is professional and very fun to work with. We HIGHLY recommend this business."

Lisa A.

Alamo, Ca

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