One of my favorite parts of my work is the relationship-building that naturally occurs. I value each and every connection I make in my work. But you don't have to take it from me, ask my happy customers. Below are testimonials from clients that I have worked with over the years that will tell you what you can expect in working with me.
We hired Sarah Pupel to design -- frankly transform -- two homes: a craftsman bungalow out West and a 110-year-old diamond in the rough in Grand Rapids. With her keen eye and astounding talent, she made masterworks of both. If many designers remain simply on trend, Sarah is refreshingly in tune. She listened to our vision then exceeded all expectations, creating a blend of sensible space and sophistication wed with our style. Of course she also surprised, festooning out-of-the-box touches that keep us smiling. Besides her eye for elegance, Sarah was willing to roll up her sleeves to literally redefine our spaces. She is part artist, part engineer. The result: a finished design plan that forges function, fashion and flair. We could never express enough enthusiasm in our recommendation. Sarah is a gem."
Sarah is an excellent designer. She asks questions and listens intently. She understands what our preferences are, yet opens our imaginations to new and beautiful possibilities. She has enthusiasm and joy for her work, which makes it much more fun for us! Sarah is extremely organized, which makes the whole planning and implementation less overwhelming. Additionally, if there are necessary changes with the other contractors, Sarah is gracious and accommodating. Since Sarah is such an excellent communicator, she gets along extremely well with the rest of the team. She has to be artist, efficient organizer and psychologist all in one!
I always looked forward to speaking with her, because I trust her professional standards of excellence and manner of execution. Most of all, her enthusiasm is contagious! We highly recommend Sarah for any new building or rehab projects. Since our new home is almost complete we are already missing her.
--Peter and Ellen Leemputte, 2016
(Thank you note from client) I want to thank you for lending your talent and expertise to my remodel. You have great design ideas and enthusiasm, and I also really appreciate your patience, accommodation and adaptation of my ideas and opinions. You did a wonderful job of working in many of my art and furniture pieces that I collected over the years, and I love the new furniture you selected as well. I have always liked the eclectic look, and you really responded to that aesthetic. When I look around my beautiful new surroundings, it feels like home, but new and different too. I also appreciate how well you worked with the various trades involved in the process of my project. It really contributed to an enjoyable experience. You were really fun to work with, and I am very happy with the results.
--Tom Rooks, 2016
Sarah does amazing work! We had some general ideas of what we wanted done, and she listened intently and came back with a design that was beyond our expectations. From start to finish, Sarah's attention to detail was spot on with our style and taste. Sarah was organized and efficient, and we look forward to working with her on future projects.
Sarah is a phenomenal designer and an even better person. Her knowledge coupled with her passion result in cohesive designs that will be certain to make her clients happy. I have had the pleasure of not only working with Sarah as a coworker but also as a friend. She is loyal, giving, and will work as hard as needed to see results. She has an eye for design and has a way with clients where they completely trust her vision. Sarah is hands down one of the best designers [and people] I know.