Testimonials

“We couldn’t have been happier! Working with Jessica and Rebekah was so easy. They were flexible, patient and talented! My husband wanted to do some of the construction and planning himself. Jessica and Rebekah were there to provide guidance when needed and great design ideas. We originally planned on getting our cabinets from other sources, but ended up using Dura Supreme. The price was very competitive and they are absolutely beautiful! When we first started the project we were not sure what we wanted, but somehow in the end, with Jessica’s and Rebekah’s help, we got everything we could have dreamed of!”

- Barbara G., Raleigh


“Our kitchen is one of the many beautiful kitchens in Essence Design Studio’s gallery (it’s the one with the huge island with chandeliers over it). We absolutely love it, and we loved working with Jessica on the project. She was extremely professional, friendly, easy to work with, creative and of course did beautiful work as evidence by the pictures. We shopped around quite a bit for kitchen designers before deciding on Essence, and a few of the things that set them apart were the following:

1) Flexibility. I wanted to do a lot of the construction work involved in my project myself or hire my own contractors for certain portions of it (we knocked down a wall, completely gutted the kitchen, re-wired, new plumbing, installed tiling flooring, etc), and unlike many designers who want to “control” the whole project, Essence really worked with us on our schedule and on our budget to get the job done together.

2) Price. Most of the higher end kitchen cabinetry like the Dura Supreme cabinets that we purchased are only available through a kitchen designer. We went to several other designers and got quotes on the cabinets and many of them appeared to have huge mark ups on the cabinets, but Essence’s price quotes were quite reasonable by comparison and quite a bit less than most that we received. We really feel like we got great value for the price from Essence.

3) Friendly. Jessica was always a pleasure to work with and we always looked forward to our meetings and really had a great time being involved in our kitchen design process. When you are spending the kind of money you do when remodeling a kitchen, it should be as enjoyable a process as possible, and we were glad that we can look back on our experience with a smile on our faces. We consider Jessica a friend of the family now. We only met her partner a few times during our design process, but she also seem to possess the same great qualities that Jessica has.

I can’t imagine another company doing a better all around job or providing a better all around remodeling experience than we got from Essence, so we HIGHLY recommend them!”

- David S., Chapel Hill


“Having my kitchen remodeled was a very good experience. How many people can say that? I would recommend Essence Design Studio to anyone. Let them know what you like and they design, find the contractor and narrow down the overwhelming choices. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

- Susanne R., Cary


“We loved working with these ladies. They were creative, professional, and honest. We had a hard time finding designers for our kitchen remodeling project. We felt the remodeling process would be overwhelming, and we didn’t know where to start and how the process worked. After meeting with multiple designers, we made the obvious choice and hired Jessica & Rebekah with Essence Design.
We couldn’t be happier with our experience. They took care of the design, helped us pick out our cabinets, granite, fixtures, etc., and they worked with the contractor through the end. One thing we can say is that we completed the job on time, and we are very pleased with the results!”

- J.L., Raleigh


“They did such a wonderful job with my kitchen. I could not be happier.”

- W., Raleigh


“These ladies hit it out of the park. They did a great design, taking what we wanted (or thought we wanted) and making it better. Awesome!”

- David S., Cary


“Just a quick note to let you know how impressed and pleased we are with your design concept and execution. You have captured our vision for the new kitchen and added some exciting and unique touches. Thanks to you the counter top selection process was fun for us.”

- Terry P., Wake Forest


“Looking forward to future projects but want you to know how much I appreciate your talent, professionalism, and thoughtfulness.”

- Meg H, Raleigh