Client Comments



"We are so glad that we found Shirley!! We remodeled our kitchen/breakfast room. There is absolutely no way that we could have made the kitchen of our dreams without Shirley. She gave us the confidence to proceed on color choices, design, lighting, tile, cabinets and even future projects. Shirley made me see so many things in a different way so that the end result is we made choices that we probably would not have had the ability to make on our own. She was always available when we needed her input. She is worth EVERY penny!!  We cannot recommend Shirley more."   Beverly and Scott

My project started as a kitchen remodel. When I was realizing the results Shirley and her ‘A Team’ could accomplish, additionally we remodeled two bathrooms, a master bath, converted a small bedroom to a full walk-in custom closet, more recessed lighting in four rooms, accent lighting for art in two rooms, remodeling/accent lighting for a bar, plus painting in six rooms. Her vision for bringing ergonomics, functionality, color coordination and price/value is exceptional. She is especially talented and visionary in coordinating the use of lighting. Shirley works closely with her dependable contractors and suppliers to assure the project progresses smoothly in a reasonable timeline. I highly recommend Shirley, you will not be disappointed."   Matt

We would highly recommend Shirley Hammond (Perceptive Designs) for anyone looking to remodel their home. We had no idea where to start and Shirley was very patient with us and walked us through the entire process. She began by finding out what we needed our kitchen to become, and then she recommended the contractors and vendors who could make our vision for the room become a reality! Once the project began she was still available to assist us by answering questions or providing her insight on the best way to do things. We couldn't be happier with the results and we would definitely use her talents again in the future.      Nancy & Steve


I called Shirley Hammond because of recommendations and reputation. Our project included modifications that required spatial, design talents in addition to exceptional taste in cosmetic decoration. We began with a list of our priorities from which Shirley developed design drawings. We were given options and opportunities to shop for our own preferences. We were told that throughout this project, that we were in control of the various decisions. The communications were prompt and the follow through flawless. When the inevitable, unforeseen construction issues arose, they were communicated and conquered. The construction “A-Team” was always professional, but also became part of our family as we lived together for several months on a daily basis. I have since used several of these professionals for other needs as they are tops! Remodeling projects require the patience of Job, but the final outcome has been more than worth the effort.     
Donna & Ramsey 

We were so excited to see our beautiful kitchen and dining room on this website. Shirley is the most talented registered interior designer I have ever worked with, especially when it comes to kitchens. Her understanding of space is beyond belief. The whole time we were working on this project, I couldn't quite grasp how this was going to turn out, but as you can see it is wonderful. Now if I could only get my counter space to look that clean and uncluttered again it would be great!      Ann & Morley 


When we were building our house the space for the kitchen was narrow and was included in an open floor plan. The kitchen required a well planned and thoughtful design. Shirley Hammond accomplished that and much more. She found the modern design cabinetry we wanted. Shirley made sure each drawer, door, and shelving was placed with function and practicality. Her knowledge and attention to detail is priceless. Shirley's expectation of quality design began with our initial consultation and continued until the job was complete. Our kitchen is the focal point in our home. We made a great investment with Perceptive Designs!      Jana & Rebecca

Shirley Hammond (Perceptive Designs) successfully remodeled our historic home kitchen in 1995. Now as repeat customers, she has enhanced our downsizing to a retirement townhome. Shirley's attention to detail and her expertise in making smaller spaces more livable was especially helpful. She focused on improving the kitchen and great room areas by expanding each to outdoor landscaped patios, giving an open, breezy, beachside atmosphere.  Improvements included a custom entertainment center, decorative staircase, new kitchen, additional pantry space from a closet, recessed lighting, new flooring, additional file space, and coordinated paint colors for rooms and baths. Shirley also recommended furniture placement in the remodeled areas. Needless to say, we are enjoying the results.           Thomas and Joy

Our project included remodeling a kitchen, master bath and hall bath and updating flooring on the entire main floor.  Our kitchen was small and lacked workable counter space and storage.  Our master bath was also small and outdated.  Shirley designed a plan that opened up the kitchen to the adjoining living and dining rooms and enabled us to have a large island.  We are amazed at the amount of counter space and great storage we now have in our beautiful new kitchen.  In the baths, Shirley designed a larger master bath with lots of outside light and access to the adjoining screened porch.  The hall bath gave up space to the master bath but is now an efficient bath with lots of storage and much more useful space. Shirley was great to work with throughout the entire process.  She guided us through the entire process recommending reliable vendors and assisting us in making selections along the way.  She understood the look we were trying to achieve and helped us stay true to this in the selections we made along the way.  Our completed project is more than we expected to achieve in functionality and beauty.       Debbie & Charles
When we decided to remodel our kitchen, we wanted to make sure that we got it right. So with that in mind we called Shirley Hammond to help us plan the space. It is so important to have a professional helping place the appliances, having the cabinets functional, getting the lighting in the right places and using the space to the best advantage for our lifestyle. The planning before we started helped make this project go smoothly and Shirley was perfect on that. Shirley thought of so many things that I would have never thought of doing and she was always available throughout the project for any last minute decisions we needed to make. We are thrilled with our new kitchen and we owe so much of that to Shirley.      James and Pat

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