the right touch designs: interior design, architectural design

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«We had a great experience working with Stephanie. She understood what we were trying to accomplish and made the vision come true. The project called for tile work, paint and install of window coverings, she coordinated with all the trades people to make it all happen. Would recommend Stephanie and will work with her again on our next project.»

Jovita H.
Redwood City

 

«Stephanie at the Right Touch Designs is incredibly talented and provides great service. We completely renovated our home; building out the kitchen, master bathroom, the laundry room, and 3 additional bathrooms. She designed them from scratch based on talking with me and my husband and reviewing the photos we liked on houzz. She created the drawings, worked with the general contractor, sourced materials, and advised the builders as questions came up. In addition she advised on all of the paint colors, floor stain etc. We are also working with her for interior design services selecting a few rugs and pieces of furniture. Stephanie is great and has awesome style! I would highly recommend working with her.»

Jennifer G.
San Mateo

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«We had a successful business experience working with Stephanie Batties of The Right Touch Designs. Stephanie is a creative and talented designer who collaborated with us to create a unique atmosphere of sophistication at our new restaurant, West Park Bistro, in San Carlos. She was mindful of our budget allowance and tailored the designs accordingly. The business partners at West Park highly recommend her design skills; she was a pleasure to work with on this renovation project. On behalf of Onur Alkanoglu and others at West Park Bistro, we are grateful for Stephanie’s keen eye for interior design.»

Onur A.
West Park Bistro, San Carlos

«The interior of our house was ‘tired’ after almost 30 years of living and child rearing and I wanted to make it more contemporary, calm and with a nod to minimalism. I am easily overwhelmed by too many choices and decisions of this kind. A friend recommended Stephanie Batties at The Right Touch. She listened carefully, narrowed down choices and guided the selection process of materials and ordered all the materials. In addition, she got bids from several contractors, created spread sheets in order to understand cost and who did what. The contractor we chose was excellent, responsive, timely and his subs were friendly and competent. My husband decided to replace the ceiling lights with LEDs, and Stephanie painstakingly ordered all the different kinds for each location. Her attention to detail is admirable. The result? The result is better than I could have imagined. Truly. I have very much appreciated Stephanie’s guidance throughout the process, and working with her has been a pleasure. Thank you, Stephanie!»

Margy L.
Menlo Park

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«Stephanie Batties is an incredible designer and we have been so lucky to get to work with her more than two times. She is collaborative and has had to work on two very complex, multi-faceted projects and both dealing with small spaces. Stephanie is also great at describing project and design elements to non-design people that are clear and understandable. She is also very intuitive and helps navigate group dynamics. She has he own good ideas but also allows others to have their opinions and works to integrate everyone’s perspective so that everyone feels like they have been integral to the project. Stephanie is so good at what she does that she is comfortable enough to allow others’ visions to be integrated. I can’t say enough good things about her talent and work ethic.  Hire her!»

Kathleen H.
Ada’s Café

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«I’ve worked with Stephanie on multiple projects – from a complete redo of a 90-year old bathroom & kitchen to the design for a new condominium – with the outcome always exceeding expectations. From the exacting design of her furniture and cabinets to selecting art for the walls – it all comes together seamlessly. She is creative, professional, and never flustered – a real pleasure to work with.»

Fe O.
Menlo Park

«Stephanie Batties took an ordinary house and made it a unique home. Not only do I love coming home each day, but when I have friends come over, they always say “I love your house”. My husband and I bought a house that needed a lot of work. It was dark and stuck in the 70’s. Stephanie was able to brighten the interior, and bring the house into the 21st century. Stephanie has many strong suits, but if I were to pick out one, she has an amazing eye for color and color combinations. Stephanie worked closely with our contractors during the renovation. Not only does she have great ideas but she is very knowledgeable when it comes to renovations and timely. She was always on schedule for tiles, lighting fixtures, etc). My contractors were really impressed (they were skeptical about all interior designers). Within a week of working with her, they took her number for their future clients. She is calm, collected and easy to work with and also returned emails and phone calls promptly. I love my house, because of Stephanie Batties.»

D. P.
Redwood City

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«A move to a new home sent us in search of someone to help furnish it and make it our own. Stephanie quickly accessed the needs of our family and designed our space to be comfortable, practical and lovely. She took the time to understand how each room would be utilized and presented options for everything from paint colors to various furnishings that work well with our personal style and Mediterranean home setting. She is detail oriented – helping to manage extras such as AV systems, closet inserts, and lighting. Less than a year later, we had water damage requiring the renovation of the upstairs master bath as well as the 2 bathrooms below. Stephanie updated and reconfigured each space. She steered us to the perfect tile and plumbing products. The bathrooms are both efficient and luxurious and we couldn’t be happier with the end results. So much so, that we then asked her to help us update our landscaping. She redesigned our patio and hardscape so it is functional as well as beautiful. In addition, she directed us to a green design consultant to update the watering system and plantings to be low water and low maintenance. We now love spending weekends in a beautiful succulent garden without having to spend all our time doing yard work! We highly recommend Stephanie Batties. She is a pleasure to work with.»

Jeanne G.
Palo Alto

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«We hired Right Touch to furnish two newly built homes, one in Napa and the other in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Stephanie Batties studied the bones of our houses and the materials and brought us a color scheme for carpeting, drapes, and then showed us furniture, lamps and decorative elements via catalog or through visits to the SF Design Center as well as several stores. Her preparation was very thorough and she led us logically room by room to a very satisfactory conclusion. She was conscious of our budgetary needs, and she provided in most cases several options and finishes. Once we made decisions she did all of the ordering and arranged for delivery and installation. She accompanied almost all of the deliveries. Stephanie helped us order every item needed for our eastern Sierras home and accompanied the truck that brought everything at once for installation. She stayed overnight to ensure that all was done to our satisfaction. Stephanie is both professional and good company. She has a very friendly and confident personality. She helped us greatly. The selection of furnishings has stood the test of time. We still enjoy the comfort and the look of both our homes.»

N.G.
Napa

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«Having worked for many years with Stephanie of The Right Touch Designs firm on commercial as well as my own residential interiors I can highly recommend her. She is a true design professional. The versatility of her designs reflects her deep understanding of diverse styles, techniques and aesthetics. She sees the possibility in any situation. Stephanie is a great listener and collaborator and consequently her designs incorporate her client’s individual personalities. Her attention to detail and experience coordinating with other vendors ranging from fabricators to contractors means that she consistently delivers on time and on budget.»

D.H.
San Antonio, TX

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«Stephanie Batties designed a kitchen and garage remodel for us. What was a terribly dark and dysfunctional space turned into a beautiful and useful addition for this family of six. In our small house of 1200 square feet, every inch counts and we ended up with additional space for a family gathering table in our kitchen. We also now have kitchen work space that has plenty of counter top and storage for our family of cooks to work simultaneously. She carved us out a wonderful family room in the back half of our double garage which now holds a couch and a projector screen for family fun time. As for storage, we have a loft for deep storage, a newly designed laundry closet and additional storage in the front half of our garage. Stephanie Batties is personable, detailed oriented, and a good listener. I would highly recommend her.»

Stephanie S.
Mountain View

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«Stephanie is a Gem! I think that she is spatially gifted. I moved into a new house 18 years ago. I had done some changes to it until about 4 years ago when I decided to finish the job once and for all. So, I tore out the kitchen, all the bathrooms and the laundry room. Stephanie redesigned my kitchen – it is small but has all the important features of a large kitchen. It is so well done! The bathrooms and laundry room are wonderful. Actually, I must be her biggest fan. My sister, who lives in Southern California, liked my house so much that she used Stephanie also….  She is so easy to work with and her billing system is direct and clear. I would love to start all over again! I would pick her again!»

Margo P.
Palo Alto

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«Stephanie helped us to completely remodel our 7,000 square-foot mission-style home which we moved into in 2006. During the two-year long project, which included everything from outside living areas to smart house wiring, eco-friendly custom-built cabinetry, lighting, floors (wood, tile, stone and carpet), reconfiguring walls, store-bought and hand-built furniture, hand-built stone fireplaces and many more amazing details, she was always completely professional and available to us to help with everything from the most obscure to the most obvious. Her training in architecture helped by allowing her to catch potentially costly errors in measurement made by others prior to the fabrication of cabinets or the building of walls (she always had a tape-measure at the ready) and to understand the most complicated drawings. She was also able to easily provide detailed drawings of everything from cabinetry to room layout to elevations. Her drawings allowed us to visualize our rooms and her mock-up boards helped to prevent costly problems with paint, flooring, tile and finishes as it was so much easier to explain to contractors what the vision was by showing them these. She was always patient with me and never lost her temper even when I was pushed to extremes by aggravating contractors. Her professionalism pulled us through on many occasions when my emotionalism got in the way. After having previously hired another designer, who charged exorbitant prices and provided us with little, it was refreshing to work with someone with so much enthusiasm who truly understood our needs. Rarely did we have to ‘go back to the drawing board’ as her interpretation of our needs was so accurate. We have hired her twice since to proved finish pieces for a home tour as well as to remodel a workshop into a guest suite and both times, she was able to refer back to prior drawings which saved us time and energy during the design process. I can’t say enough good things about Stephanie. She is courteous, professional and inspired and we love living with the results! And six years after the home tour, people still remember our house with rave»

J.M.
Gilroy

«Stephanie from The Right Touch Designs helped us choosing all furniture and rugs for our newly constructed house and the garden. Our house is in contemporary style, and she researched and found the perfect materials for every place in the house. The project started in late 2010 and took more than a year to complete. Some items were imported directly from Europe by her. She was always responsive and professional. I am very happy to work with her.»

Hideko S.
Palo Alto

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design: mohnrot, development: odoson