"I love Mary’s April 2018 blog about “Designer or GC”; but I love even more the experience of working with Mary. To anyone trying to decide whether or not to incorporate a designer into their renovation project, I resoundingly recommend Mary be considered for the design work! When my husband and I finally decided it was time to update our kitchen and master bath, we really had no idea what we were getting into. What proved to be so valuable at the start though was Mary’s understanding of our home and how she offered ideas that looked like they always belonged in the house, but with a fresh twist. And she listened to us, so carefully. Then, Mary shepherded us through the process of making design decisions, creating a bid set (we had no idea what that was when we started!) and considering 3 contractors. We settled on B. Lawrence Homes and have been thrilled with their work. But it all started with Mary - and her vision, patience, and beautiful creativity. Without her, we would never have gotten to the exceptional place she took our kitchen and bath. We are so grateful to Mary, and to be able to enjoy our new rooms for years to come."
~ Louisa and David – West Chester, PA
309Design was able to move us from concept to project completion in a thoughtful and efficient manner, actually making the projects exciting and fun. During the re-design, Mary Young sketched our thoughts, translated those sketches into design renderings and drawings (understandable by contractors), put the projects out to bid, and assisted us during the construction phase, becoming intimately involved as we had questions or concerns. Mary also assisted us in decorating the other rooms of our house by providing paint color choices, furniture and rug choices, and by completing the rooms with moderately-priced wall hangings and "extras". Mary listened extremely well to our ideas and she was able to convert our thoughts into finished products. We were delighted with the selections that Mary presented and often would have been contented with any one of them. When we were divided in our choices, Mary would provide us with her thoughts and we were always able to make a wise decision. We obtained an extremely creative finished product that we would not have developed on our own. We highly recommend Mary Young not only for her extraordinary design skills but also for her people skills. We looked forward to our meetings with her (which were painless and very productive) and couldn't be happier with the results. ~ Marilyn and Bruce, West Chester, PA
Very Professional. Great Personality. Excellent Ideas. Would highly recommend. We will be using her on our next project this year. ~ Dennis and Kathie, Wilmington, DE
We enthusiastically recommend Mary Young of 309Design who will beautifully create your desired space. Mary is delightful and has such an artistic eye for design. She listens carefully, is attentive to detail, and will rework design plans until all the desired features are in place. Bids go out to outstanding contractors and she is always conscious of cost. Mary's work ethic is spectacular and she works with you until the job is complete. We love everything that Mary did for us which includes a gorgeous remake of our kitchen, bedroom to sitting room conversion, and new staircase with runner. Give Mary a call. You will not be disappointed with 309Design. ~ Deb and Limin, Newark, DE
Over the past 6 years, Mary has applied her knowledge, vision, creativity and skills to transform my design hopes into reality. Her ability to transform special furniture pieces into the highlights of a living space is a rare gift. She has the greatest appreciation for use of space and color which enables a client to achieve not only a beautiful and impressive result, but one that feels unique, comfortable and timeless. Her sensitivity to a client's budget is unparalleled and I've felt right about every dollar I've spent working with her to make my home a perfect reflection of me. One only needs to spend an hour or two consulting with her to realize she's an interior designer with incredible talent, listening skills and commitment to her clients. ~ Gene, Newark, DE