My husband and I interviewed several designers before we embarked on designing and furnishing our family home. Kristin by far, stood out the most. She is pleasant, energetic, respectful of our tastes, visions and most importantly, budget. There was never a time where we felt that she was not listening to our wants and needs. She helped us with everything from our roof to the draw pulls in our laundry room. Kristin has the unique ability to keep you focused and in turn move the process along without challenging your budget. We receive many compliments on our home and without a doubt, we have Kristin Raybon to thank.

John and Heidi Fezza

It has been a pleasure working with Kristin. During my move to Summer Cove from Pennsylvania, Kristin was able to blend my furniture and accessories from up North with the items I needed to complete my Condo. I have a beautiful home with all my personal treasures. Two years later, I still call her when I need to update. She knows how to make a room come alive with color and plants.

Vilma S. Liedman

Kristin has an intuitive ability to know and see what we wanted before we could even think – we gave minimal input, and what she selected wowed us. All with a very personable, approachable style, and she was very easy to reach, which gave us comfort since we live out of the area. She was able to transform our home in an incredibly short period of time. There are not enough superlatives!

Mike Holland

We’re back in SRQ and I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our new condo. As soon as we open the door, our feelings go from ordinary to extraordinary. We are thrilled with the design and feel that you have created for us in our new home. It was a pleasure working with you and rest assured, if we move, we want you there by our side.

Janet and Mark

The first moment we walked into the model at Summercove, which Kristin designed, we loved it. And before we walked out the door, we were searching for—and found—Kristin’s card. We didn’t actually purchase our Summercove condo until almost a year later, but during that entire year, I kept her card firmly in place on my desk, knowing that we would call eventually.

Once we bought our condo, one of our first steps was to call Kristin. In order to communicate our tastes—which are casual and contemporary, but not beachy—we clipped a few photos from magazines. Based on only those few photos, Kristin was able to understand and execute our rather vague vision for our new home.

After our initial meeting with Kristin here in Sarasota, we went back to our full-time home in Massachusetts, so rarely saw Kristin, but worked with her by email, phone and regular mail. She consulted and advised us every step of the way, sending choices for our review. For virtually every decision, we went with Kristin’s direction, and are so happy that we did. She often presented us with ideas we would never have thought of ourselves, for example, converting our second foyer into a charming and functional sand room, complete with shelves, baskets, hooks and faux painted beach grass on the walls. Another suggestion we love is our built-in bookcase placed in the wide-enough hall between our guest bedrooms. And of course, we are delighted with the styles, furnishings, fabrics and other materials she recommended.

With regard to cost, we felt that Kristin’s fee was completely reasonable, especially considering all of the extra time and attention she provides.

This was our first experience working with a designer, and we are so happy and satisfied that we chose Kristin Raybon. We know that if we had tackled the design ourselves, we would have spent the same—maybe even more—and would never have accomplished the comfortable and tasteful look that Kristin achieved. We’re now living with the results of her work and still admire it every day.

Judy Blair

Kristin, Vicki and I want to thank you for your expertise, thoughtfulness, and creativity that went into the design and decor of our new condominium in Florida. We couldn’t be any happier with the finished product and truly do appreciate everything you have done for us. From the time of our first meeting to the day we walked into our new home I do not think the process could have gone any smoother. We told you we would like the decorating to be ‘Tuscan’ in design but not too heavy and it turned out perfect-from the paint colors, to the furniture, the lighting, the bedding, linens, and the smallest of details that brought everything together. We would highly recommend you to anyone in need, and can assure you that you will be our first stop if we ever did this again.

Vicki and Anthony Susi

I have had the pleasure of working with Kristin Raybon on several projects over the past 10 years. Her design skills and wonderful taste are apparent in everything she does. Kristin has a talent for understanding the customer’s “vision” and executing it perfectly. She knows the “best of the best” tradesmen in the area and is adept at dealing with any problems which might arise in a construction/design project. Her upbeat personality always makes it a pleasure to work with her. I can confidently recommend her for any design project and am sure that the customer will be extremely satisfied.

Veronica Meuser

Kristin is delightful to work with – not only because our buyers love her but because she delivers her work on budget, on time, and she consistently exceeds our high expectations. Kristin really understands the unique environment and dynamics of new construction. We trust her with our clients.

H. Bryan Nichols – Snavely Building & Design