Client Testimonials

“I WAS FEELING OVERWHELMED…”

My husband and I are so happy and comfortable in our new condo. Janet Brooks Design was instrumental in helping us realize our desire for a contemporary look that was aesthetically pleasing as well as comfortable. I was feeling overwhelmed when we made the decision to sell our large Tuscan style home at 6700 s.f. with oversized old world furnishings to downsize to a contemporary condominium at 3300 s.f. I was so relieved when connecting with Janet Brooks Design! When I reviewed their portfolio of work I knew we were in very capable hands!

I loved the design ideas and suggestions put forward by Janet Brooks Design. Janet’s assistance in helping us finalize our decisions on the construction materials brought forward a cohesive and beautiful look that flowed throughout. I also had a blast shopping with Janet in choosing lighting fixtures and furniture that would complement the design of our condominium. If we couldn’t find the perfect piece of furniture, Janet could draw on her many connections to have a custom piece made that would combine the beauty and functionality that I was looking for.

It was very comforting to know that Janet Brooks Design would act on our behalf when dealing with vendors and any logistical or service issues. The whole team was just so pleasant to work with and always ready to lend a helping hand to ensure this would be a seamless transition for us. I would absolutely love to work with Janet Brooks Design again in the future!

Shelley and Bob Diakiw

Silverleaf, North Scottsdale

“The fact that you were able to work with us long distance made it a pleasurable experience when it could have been a stressful one.”

Janet, I would like to share with you that Arnold and I are very pleased with our condo in Kierland, mostly thanks to you and your team. You have been easy to work with and have been a very good listener! It’s also apparent to us that you know how to put together an expert team; your staff has been a tremendous help to us in so many ways.

It’s really been a pleasure working with you! Your good nature, fairness and, of course, great taste made the whole experience a positive one.”

Anita and Arnold Newman

Plaza Lofts at Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

“Destination dream home…”

Anna and I were impressed with her professionalism the first time we interviewed Janet. Through our entire project she has exhibited that same professionalism. She and her staff are remarkably hard working, always on time and punctual with deadlines. Janet does what she says she will do, comes up with very innovative ideas, and did a wonderful job creating our “destination dream home”. We were very, very pleased to have Janet Brooks Design conduct our interior design work and would highly recommend Janet for your custom home design needs.

George and Anna Riley

Granite Mt. Ranch, Scottsdale

“The design talk of the community!”

Janet, your recent work on our dated Scottsdale home has turned it into the design talk of the community! You got to know us and our personalities and quickly developed an understanding of our colour, texture, and preferences. We were so pleased with your work on our Scottsdale home that we were excited for you to help us put the finishing touches on our home in Calgary. Our two houses are very different in style but both feel like home to us, thanks to your ideas and opinions. There were so many decisions to be made on our projects and it was comforting to know that you were there to make it happen. We had a great time working with you! The result is two beautifully styled homes in two countries that we are very proud of. Thank you!”

The Elliots

Desert Highlands, AZ and Calgary, CAN

“On time and on budget…”

Janet, the recent redesign of our Scottsdale home is very pleasing to Ellen and to me. You were on time and on budget. We asked you to use your judgment and to make virtually all of the choices on your own. This worked well for us and the result is outstanding. We appreciate the process because once you knew our objectives and tastes you made it all happen. Our contractor was also very complimentary of his experience working with you to make this project a reality. Our faith in your ability paid off!”

John and Ellen Serhant

Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, AZ

“We are so grateful to have met Janet Brooks!”

Janet Brooks, ASID and her team at Janet Brooks Design have been transforming our Scottsdale home, and our lives, for more than 10 years. Our first project together was in 2004, when Janet completely redesigned our Kitchen, Great Room, Foyer and Dining Area. The results are amazing, and the project and end result was a focus article in the Scottsdale Community College Design School. Over several more years, Janet has completely remodeled the Master Suite into an oasis, transformed the Guest Bath, and executed a complete redesign of the backyard, including designing and relocating a new pool, extending the back patio of the house for a true indoor/outdoor living experience, and creating a destination BBQ and dining cabana. Janet’s design style, charisma, and dedicated staff made every remodeling project a dream come true. We absolutely love Janet Brooks and are so grateful to have met her many years ago!”

Sandy Bender and Jennifer Lewis

Phoenix, Arizona

“Janet sees details that we would never see or notice…”

We are currently designing our third residence since being married for 25 years. Our first two were massive remodels including adding significant square footage to residence #2. Our current project is a new custom home and the first time we have engaged a designer to assist us.

Janet Brooks, ASID of Janet Brooks Design in Scottsdale has been with us every step of the way commencing with our first meetings with our architect & builder. Her input didn’t start with what finishes to use, but what shape and size should the house be!

Janet sees details that we would never see or notice. She has knowledge of blueprints, framing, roofing, windows, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, furniture layout, electrical, lighting, finishes, color, fabric, etc.
Janet brings a critical and creative side to the project by introducing ideas and questioning or eliminating ones that are unnecessary and/or unfit for the project.

She is also great at telling us if there is something right or wrong. That immediate and confident feedback is extremely helpful!

We rely on Janet to assist us in making thousands of decisions. After living in our two previous self-designed and decorated homes we look forward to moving into our professionally designed and decorated home that is only possible with the help of a designer like Janet Brooks.

John and Kathleen Enright

Desert Highlands, Scottsdale

“The Best Just Keeps Getting Better!”

Janet Brooks and team are the best. We have been so impressed with not only their result but their design process that we are now working on our third project together – our ultimate dream house.
Janet has a unique ability to listen to a homeowner’s vision, understand our lifestyle, likes and dislikes then create spaces that exceed expectation. She has relationships with an incredible group of local craftsmen and artists that create wonderful unique custom detail to her designs. Couple that with a team that is the perfect combination of talented, organized, and friendly and you’ll be amazed with the outcome. We cannot recommend Janet Brooks Design highly enough.

Pam and Jim McGuire

“Created the comfort, ambience and style we sought.”

In transforming our new house to a warm and welcoming home, we turned to Janet Brooks. Janet and her team of experts guided us to the finishes and furnishings that created the comfort, ambience and style that we sought. Janet’s experience and expertise were an asset to our architect and builder. We love our new home and are grateful to Janet for making it possible!

Dr. Connie & John Weber

Saguaro Forest, Desert Mountain, Scottsdale

“Cohesive and exciting vision…”

As we near completion of our second design project with you, we want to express our appreciation of your knowledge and design expertise. Your ability to integrate our existing decor and our whims into a cohesive and exciting vision is nothing short of genius. We also appreciate your talent of putting a contemporary spin on what was a boring blank slate, while maintaining control of the budget.

We look forward to a long relationship with you and, of course, invite you to show clients our home as a small example of your talent.

Rick and Diane Mazer

Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, AZ

“Everything is just right.”

When my wife and I started the home-building process, she wanted to retain a high-end design firm. I didn’t object, though I didn’t really understand what they would do, or whether they were essential to the process.

Over the next two years, Janet and her team anticipated, researched and made recommendations on what seemed like thousands of details — both large and small. Not only were there many hundreds of decisions, but virtually every one would be interconnected to several others. In the early months they got to know Julie and I, not only in our lofty ambitions for our dream home, but also the daily quips and quirks of how we lived our lives. No detail was too small for their radar.

In shepherding our project, Janet had an army of vendors and artisans around Arizona and Southern California, who crafted, installed and fine-tuned every item, fabric and surface in our home. Her toolbox was as deep as her expertise.

One last aspect of the process, which I didn’t expect, was that I had a lot of fun. Although anxious to finish and move in, I was a little melancholy when our home was complete. With each decision, small and large, we were crafting the home our family will enjoy for decades to come. We were blessed with a team (architect, builder & designer) who were passionate about translating what we wanted into a stunning structure.

While I’m not a person who is quick to complain, neither am I one who is easy to please. JBD’s work pleased me. I am happy that we retained them, and that they were our partner in this journey. If we do this again, I hope they can be on the team. Their work had breadth and depth, but also remarkable finesse. Nothing is overdone. Nothing is weak or wimpy.

Everything is just right.

Jett and Julie Anderson

Whisper Rock, Scottsdale, AZ

“Janet Brooks and her team are an absolute delight to work with.”

They were involved in every aspect of a new build for us in Prescott this past year, from preconstruction design, through drawings and material specifications, and finally completely furnishing the home. The result is stunning, and it is truly due to her exquisite talent and attention to detail. Working with Janet was also fun and we looked forward to our meetings with her and her delightful staff.

When we decided to do a major remodel of our primary residence here in Paradise Valley, we included Janet Brooks Design immediately and are so glad we had an opportunity to continue our relationship with Janet. She is the consummate professional…combining experience and skill with patience, flexibility and good listening skills. We would highly recommend her design services.

Michelle and Richard Felker

Paradise Valley