What Our Clients Say
Evenflow Interiors is definitely 5 STAR! Lisa Cressman is extremely talented & she has really unique ideas. I was very impressed at the timing in which she transformed our home to look like it could have been on the cover of a magazine. I would HIGHLY recommend Evenflow Interiors!
MaryAnn - Lavallette
We have worked with Lisa and Rick of Evenflow Interiors for several years on our home in New Jersey and our condo in Manhattan. They have done design, remodeling, construction, built ins, interior furnishings, lighting, and final details including artwork and nicknacks. They are magicians and have turned our homes into places of beauty. The furniture they find are unique conversation pieces and the prices are very reasonable. We had in the past worked with other decorators in Florida and Manhattan and paid a lot more and had stressful experiences. Working with Lisa and Rick was easy since they managed everything professionally, efficiently, and on time. They are very knowledgable and dependable and we would recommend them without reservation and will definitely use them again.
My wife, kids, and I have a little beach retreat condo that we re-did years ago, but never quite finished. I interviewed several design firms to help finish the design and decoration in a way that built upon what was already in place. I chose to work with Lisa and Rick, based on their design vision, reliability, and timeline. They exceeded expectations across all three dimensions. The place looks great (pictures speak for themselves). Lisa and Rick kept to a tight timeline, so that our place was ready to enjoy at the start of the season in early May. Given my full time work load and busy family life, I was very appreciative of Lisa’s flexibility and responsiveness throughout the project. True professionals.
Daniel - Avon By the Sea
We were in our home for 3 years and struggled with what we considered a design dilemma, an open floor plan kitchen/dining/family area that didn’t function or flow properly or have defined spaces.
When we decided to bring in an interior designer finding Lisa was the answer we needed! From the initial meeting through to the big reveal it was the most wonderful experience. Lisa came up with a fantastic design and her furnishing selections were outstanding, it wasn’t hard to choose as we would have loved anything she presented. She really listened to what we wanted the space to be and knew how to pull it all together in a fabulous way. Lisa, her husband Rick the builder and the rest of the team were a pleasure to have in our home during the project. Best of all it was on time and on budget! Lisa was there every step of the way, answered all of our questions, and was a great communicator. We trusted her implicitly and all the design elements and choices were outstanding. The day of the big reveal was so exciting to see it all pull together. Every accessory and placement was perfection.
Lisa and the team far exceeded our expectations, and I can’t wait to do more projects with Evenflow Interiors! Lisa is a true design professional, and we knew from the first day we met her that we would love what she created in our space. I still can’t believe this is my home!
We love it and are so thankful to have connected with Lisa.
Janet - Rumson
Evenflow Interiors has helped us decorate our home in New Jersey and our condo in Manhattan. We have been extremely happy with their work. They have done structural remodeling, built-in cabinetry, furniture selection and color coordination. From the initial concepts to the finished rooms, the projects have come together beautifully. They have found museum quality furniture and antiques at reasonable prices. The whole job is totally stress free. It has been a pleasure working with Lisa and Rick. We can recommend them without reservation and will definitely utilize their wealth of experience and knowledge again.
Before I hired Lisa, I read several articles on how to evaluate an interior designer. Now that I’m planning my third project with her in less than a year, I’ve listed below several examples of problems Lisa helped solve. Lisa’s talent and professional excellence are undeniable. She is also an incredibly down to earth person, asks a ton of insightful questions, accurately estimates and manages a budget, and knows how to get things done. Since most of you will likely only read this paragraph, I’ll say this: Give Lisa a call, discuss your project, and prepare to be really impressed by a really impressive woman.
1. Lisa helped us recover from a huge architectural error when a large addition to our house left several rooms with odd layouts. She designed floor plans that somehow made each space work. Her tricks with paint selections, cabinet colors and creating zones for our large and oddly shaped mud/laundry room were nothing short of magic. I can honestly say my mom and I are in love with the laundry room – which neither of us thought would be possible.
2. She mediated between my parents who have incredibly different design tastes and pulled together jaw-dropping selections of tiles, countertops, cabinets, colors, furniture and accents that somehow they both could miraculously and wholeheartedly agree to.
If your other half would “just not go for a decorator” have them meet Lisa.
3. Lisa gets things done. We hired her mid-construction and she immediately connected with the head and sub-contractors and even with their preferred vendors. She didn’t push her vendors, but always had a Rolodex available when we needed to find quality people. She adapted into exactly the role we needed her to play. She’s even been our bulldog, dealing with our contractor and subcontractors and pushing for progress and clear timelines. It's such a pleasure to now have her at the beginning of our new projects, which make the process SO much smoother!!!
4. She can effectively deal with difficult people.
My dad is obstinate about what he wants, how he wants it, his opinion on cost and whether something is necessary. However Lisa’s straightforward, organized, affordable and reliable demeanor and actions completely won him over.
5. She’s accessible and listens.
My mom and I had the best time discussing ideas with Lisa. She was incredibly accessible to our thousands of questions. She truly listened to the ideas and desires of BOTH of my parents. She somehow got my dad to talk about what was important to him despite him repeatedly saying he was only interested in the “structure” of the house and "didn’t care" about design. She found a way to please them both, and I’m still in awe. She also can deal with a full range of ideas from well thought out to half-baked, and hammer them out until it’s feasible, affordable, and executable.
6. She designs for you – not for her.
This point may be redundant with #5, but it’s worth saying that me being an engineer I naturally prioritized function over how pretty something looked. What really impressed me about Lisa’s approach was she respected the fact you had to live in the space after it’s all said and decorated. She’s not just designing a space for a pretty picture on Houzz, each design serves a real function. Her walk-throughs, insightful questions, and thoughtful presentations really demonstrated that she listened to us. And because she communicated her design vision so clearly, we could give her critical feedback and reach a consensus on the final design.
Lisa is the whole package. I wholeheartedly recommend her for whatever project you’ve got in mind.
Bina - Toms River
Lisa was the most knowledgeable, professional designer I have ever worked with. She assessed my house, my personality, and my families lifestyle and took into account my husbands likes and dislikes as well before she came up with a plan that would benefit my whole family. She worked with my budget and utilized a lot of my decor so I would not spend in places that was not warranted. She drew up a plan and guided me step by step. Before a hired Lisa for my Family room she fixed a project that I thought I could do on my own and failed. She completely fixed the situation with simple creative solutions. Her creativity is something that is a gift. I then had her redo my bedroom, Dining Room and foyer. She and her team were very professional, and great to be around. I can't wait until my next project!!
Maryann - Marlboro
After purchasing a new townhouse, I was looking for a designer to help transform the space into a home I would love. After viewing one of Lisa’s projects and speaking with the owner, I knew I had to meet Lisa. She was everything I was looking for plus more! Her positive energy, personality, and sense of design are amazing. Lisa totally understood the look I wanted to achieve. She and her husband, Rick, are an excellent team. Everything was managed perfectly; I never had to worry about a thing. Being a busy, working mom, this was a huge relief.
I love how my new home turned out, from the paint colors, window treatments, area rugs, furniture and accessories.
Lisa and Rick kept to the time frame and the budget. They transformed my townhouse into the beautiful home I was hoping for.
I would highly recommend Lisa and Evenflow interiors!
Martha - Manasquan
Lisa has the innate ability to take my vision and bring it to life. She is involved in every aspect of a project. This allows the job to be more seemless and get done in more timely and less stressful manner. When you finish a project with Lisa, it is done to perfection. Her attention to detail is second to none.
Maria - Rumson
I have worked with other decorators before, and was never happy. They were too expensive and I didn’t agree with their suggestions. This was not the case with Lisa. She listened to my opinions and decorated my entire home exactly the way I envisioned it to be. In fact, the greatest compliment I receive is that even though my home is large, it feels very homey! I have recommended Lisa to numerous family and friends who believe as I do, she’s an incredibly honest, caring, sophisticated designer who is a pleasure to work with. My home has been featured in decorating magazines because of Lisa’s talent. It’s six years later and I still call on her for ideas. She is a master designer.
Kathy - ColtsNeck
“I love my home” – thanks to the beautiful work of Evenflow Interiors. I have been working with Lisa now for 6 years. She is a trusted partner with a true passion for interior design. Whether we’re designing a room from scratch or accenting a room for style, Lisa makes the process easy and enjoyable. And the result is a home that is unique and of high quality.
Samantha - Manalapan
We have worked on many projects with Lisa over the past 14 years. She and her crew have consistently exceeded our expectations. Its obvious that she cares not only about the design, but that our home is comfortable and reflects our lifestyle. Every detail of our beach home is hand chosen, unique to our style – we love that. As our family has grown and changed, so has our interior. The construction phase is no fun, but Lisa schedules all the dirty work while we are away to minimize our discomfort. She coordinates all of the outside contractors and takes care of everything! Returning to a finished home is fabulous. We have weathered many storms together (literally) and couldn’t imagine working with any other designer!
Lorraine - Point Pleasant Beach
Lisa’s work, from start to finish, is impeccable! Whether she is given a small or big idea to start working with, she tailors the project to perfection. Her creativity, artistic eye, diligence, and passion for her work truly shines through. My family has worked with Lisa twice before and has never been disappointed with anything she has done for us. When working with her, we know that we are in good hands: she is affable and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend her to anyone and hope to work with her again in the future!
Avani - Holmdel
Lisa is beyond wonderful beyond words. Her style and talent speaks for itself, just look at her pictures. I will talk more about the experience working with her.
I called several other interior designers before I called Lisa. None of them seemed particularly interested in working with me on my project. I had a budget of $7,000 for furniture, design, and decorations for a large 1 bedroom apartment with two extra rooms (music room and mediation room). I got the feeling that the budget is what made them disinterested. I started to get a little bummed and then I called Lisa. She was like a breath of fresh air. I talked to Lisa and she was super excited about the project, she said she could work within any budget. The pricing for her services was also the most straightforward and fair of anyone I talked to.
There were three stages to the project. First, she came to the apartment, talked to me about what I wanted to do and what kind of style I like, and she took all her measurements and pictures. Second, she met with my girlfriend and I to show us the floor plan she drew (to scale) and the shopping list for all the furniture. She explained that she and her crew could get all the furniture, bring it in, and set it up, but that if we did it that way, it would leave less room in my budget for paint, decorations, etc. She also said that I could have her guys do the paint (she picked out amazing paint colors for us) but that they are the best and will cost more. She said that my money would go further if we painted ourselves or had a friend that paints.
This is the thing I loved most about working with her, I felt like she was on my side the whole time, trying to give me the best bang for my buck. I opted to get all the furniture in myself and had a friend paint to leave more room in the budget for part three. I sent her pictures of all the rooms with the furniture in place. She then went ahead and sourced all the things needed to finish the place, a couple of side tables, lamps, pillows, clocks, plants, and various other decorative items. When she was done sourcing everything she arranged a date for her and her crew to come and finish the place (bring everything in, put it in place or mount it).
Experiencing the big reveal was one of the best moments of my life. I am in awe of her work. Everyone that comes over to see the place likes to use the same word, wow. I know what I'm good at and what I'm not. I know good art when I see it, but I'm not an artist. Lisa really is. Hiring her is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Thank you Lisa.
Tim - Bradley Beach
I am obsessed with how my bedroom turned out! Lisa took everything that I asked for into consideration and made my room even better that I ever could have imagined. I would 100% recommend Evenflow Interiors, and I would definitely use Lisa again!!!
Skylar - Manalapan
We consulted with Lisa from Evenflow for our master bathroom remodel. Our bathroom is fairly large with a lot of unused dead space. We wanted to build out a closet for my husband, add additional storage for linens, have a spa shower and incorporate a barn door. Lisa designed the space that exceeded our expectations. Lisa was courteous and professional every step of the way. Her relationships with skilled craftsman and vendors made the remodel go extremely well and super efficient. We were exactly four weeks from demo to when shower was fitted with glass door and mirror hung. We look forward to working with Lisa again on our next project and would highly recommend her.
Beverly - Point Pleasant
We were very pleased with the results of our kitchen remodel and the job performance of Evenflow Interiors in selection and coordinating of subcontractors, design and productis. Lisa Cressman was very helpful and easy to to work with, and did a great job in bring the project to a timely and beautiful result, within our requested budget. Their recommendation of Ideal Kitchens for the cabinets was spot on. Lisa was very helpful and knowledgable as to choices for countertops, sink, hardware, and backsplash. Rick's workmanship was outstanding, and our cabinets not only are beautiful, but met all of our storage and convenience needs.
Susan - Ocean Township
Our collaboration with Lisa (and her husband Rick) started about a year ago with a lighting design and implementation project. It soon evolved to a wide ranging collaboration from kitchen backsplash and cabinet lighting; paint color scheme selection; window treatments selection and installation; sourcing and placement of accent pieces and other accessories etc.
Lisa is a consummate interior design professional. She excels in understanding the clients needs, preferences and budget and comes up with a range of innovative design solutions. We were always able to provide candid feedback; engage in a discussion and settle on a final outcome that fit our specific needs.
We found the quality of execution from sourcing to installation to be of the highest quality.
We could not have achieved the quality of interior design planning and execution without Lisa’s expert assistance and look forward to engaging with her on future projects. In the mean time we cannot recommend her services highly enough.
Marina - Jackson
We have used Evenflow Interiors for several projects. We have always found Lisa's expertise and professionalism in planning and bringing the projects to fruition to be outstanding. Lisa gets back to her clients in a timely manner and under budget. I would have no problem in recommending Lisa to any prospective clients.
Maureen - Long Branch
We used Evenflow Interiors to remodel two of our bathrooms this year. Lisa is a talented and dedicated designer that understood our needs. Our design had to take place via email and texting due to our living in California and even without being on location Lisa communicated and delivered on every aspect of our project. Evenflow Interiors helped us take two outdated 1960s California bathrooms and turn them into modern, sleek, peaceful, beautiful spaces. Lisa understood what we were trying to achieve but could not do on our own. She took the ideas in our heads and put them on paper so we could turn them into a reality. I was trying to convey the feeling I wanted to have when I stepped into my bathrooms and Lisa turned those thoughts into a brick and mortar reality. I am sure you all know what I am talking about when you try to describe what you want your spaces to feel like but can't pick out how to accomplish that on your own. Lisa interpreted and conceptualized my wish for modern serenity and we couldn't be happier. I strongly and happily recommend Evenflow Interiors. Enjoy!
Kim - Oceanside California
Lisa exceeded our expectations with our beautiful new office. We are now referring to it as the sitting room, as the room has transformed into so much more than just an office! She took the time to really understand our style and learn about what we were looking for with this room. The choices presented to us were spot on and the additional accessories added to the room were just perfection in keeping with our style. It was so exciting to see the reveal and it still excites us every day to walk into that room and enjoy it. Her husband even did a great job with some electrical work that needed to be done. Lisa certainly has a natural eye for design, style, and layout, and we can't wait to eventually work through our home with her!
Katie - Wall Township
Lisa is awesome. We moved into a house where the master bed and bath had some hideous wallpaper and we needed help picking colors to create the clean, serene vibe we wanted. It was tricky though because both rooms have an abundance of natural light and there is some green marble tile in the master bath. So between the natural light and the green we had to be selective with the colors. Lisa is an expert with colors and showed us how the different shades we picked interact and change with the light. The tones we decided on were exactly what we were looking for and there is a nice flow between the master bed and bath. We couldn’t have done it on our own!