Testimonials

Testimonials for Interior Designer Mark Dutka and InHouse Design Studio

I hired InHouse Design Studio to design a home office for a largely ignored space at the end of a hallway. Mark took an underutilized area and actually created a room around beautiful custom cherry cabinetry. His compact design houses my computer, files and printer and offers ample storage space. I was so happy with the results that I hired him to undertake the interior design for the rest of my home. Mark helped with everything from window draperies to area rugs, lighting, color consultation and custom furniture solutions. My house is now a home. It has become everything I hoped it would be when I bought it. To this day, Mark and I have a relationship I truly value.
– Nate Belden

My husband and I hired InHouse Design Studio to design a home office for the two of us. Until we found Mark, we were at a loss to find the right person to assist us with anything more than a standard unimaginative solution. Mark quickly came up with a practical and beautiful design which even “captured” space that was originally inaccessible. We couldn’t be happier with the results of his work and recommend the services of InHouse Design Studio without hesitation.
– Ellen Rosenstein

We want to thank you, Mark, for seeing what we could not see for ourselves. You helped bring clarity to this immense design project by identifying our needs and capabilities and thereby lowered our stress levels. We have taken your advice and eliminated those self-imposed unreasonable deadlines. Life is back in perspective! We spent the rest of the weekend dreaming about our new, bigger living room, feeling so relieved that we are now doing the right things for ourselves. You have definitely helped us get back on track and we are eternally grateful.
– Colin Shipman and Violet Grgich

I am very happy with the desk that you have designed. I very much enjoy working in my study and can get organized very easily as most everything I need is at my fingertips.
– Annie Chang

I am enjoying my wonderful little study more everyday! It really works and it looks so elegant – you really did a perfect job and I get many compliments and much admiration.
– Beth Lamb

Thank you so much for your expertise in helping us create a beautiful dining and living room. You have created two fabulous rooms for us. You were very helpful throughout the process. Thank you for your patience and I am most appreciative of all of your personal efforts and those of the people that you work with – it speaks to not only the quality of the product that you deliver but the exceptional customer service.
– Janice Wood

Thanks so much for all your hard work on our project. We enjoyed working with you immensely – and love the results! Here’s to your fantastic work and to future collaborations.
– Candy Shue and Peter Buckner

The office furniture, built-ins and interior colors all look great. The furniture and built-ins, besides looking good, are very functional as well. We are very pleased with the way everything turned out and look forward to working with you again on additional projects.
– David and Dana Baumann

…Your follow-through and concern for our satisfaction definitely came through. Being in a service business myself, I’m quick to recognize… experience. If we can help in the growth of your business, let us know.
– Kathleen Gesford

I want to let you know how pleased I am with the desk system you designed for me… As you know, I came to you midway through my home office redesign. You were able to jump right in and work with me in coming up with practical and personal solutions based on my needs and aesthetic preferences.
The “tansu” organizer you designed… is beautiful to look at and keeps everything in order and off my desk!…The craftsmanship is also remarkable. The drawers slide beautifully, the wood grains are consistent, and the finishes blend with my existing furniture. It is top quality work.
This is the first time I have had custom furniture built. I am sold on the idea.
– Frank DeLuca

We hired Mark Dutka to redo our home office and were so pleased with the results that we hired him to redo our bathroom as well. He is an outstanding designer and consummate professional. It’s been nearly 5 years since the last remodel and we still love the results. Because we are a busy professional couple, we had him manage the project as well. Even though that cost us more, it was much cheaper in the long run as he made sure the work got done in a timely fashion and done extremely well. I recommend Mark to all friends interested in redoing parts of their homes. I would definitely hire him again for my next remodeling job.
– Elaine Chin

Mark was an incredible asset as we moved into a new house and designed a new office and library. He was very creative and flexible as he worked with a cabinet-maker with whom he had no prior experience.
– John Fulford

Mark was originally approached to design a built-in cabinet. Due to his vision and good taste I handed him the task of re-vibing and furnishing several of the common areas of my condo — the foyer, hallways, living and dining room. All of this started with the built-in, which is a striking and well-crafted focal point. Other light demolition, construction and electrical work improved the overall balance — Mark saw an opportunity to take a cramped-feeling living space and give it less clutter while retaining a comfortable, enjoyable space.
Custom furniture and furnishings complete the overall vibe, feel and visual appeal. Colors, fabrics, window and wall coverings are unique and lovely. Everything “works.”
– Doug Harvill

InHouse Design completed design and construction of my in-home office, converting a small bedroom into a fully equipped, functional and efficient workspace. Mark considered all of my activities and needs, and redesigned the space with custom built-in shelving, desk, computer space, electronics and some furniture. This space continues to be my primary work area. Mark also helped to choose a refreshed color palate for the interior of the whole house, and managed the painting job inside and out. The final project involved design and fabrication of a new bannister and railing for the living/dining room. Overall, I remain very happy with the quality of the design and construction, and give InHouse Design the highest recommendation.
– Mike Venuti

InHouse Design Studio has been an invaluable resource in providing design solutions that are not only practical, but also artful in style and purpose. Mark’s expertise with re-purposing space and enlivening living environments, especially with color, is phenomenal and well worth a consultation! He is, and will continue to be, my “go to guy” for maximizing the potential for any home.
– Rhonda Mark

Mark and company designed and installed a workstation in my living room which functions as a living room buffet area as well. When I work, and company comes over, I can close the doors to the work station and it is impossible to tell that it is a work area. Because the workstation has many serving surfaces, friends just think it is a place to eat and visit, just as a living room should be. I get compliments on it all the time!! The design is PERFECT, and the workmanship OUTSTANDING!
– Wendy Rabinov

Several years ago we decided to completely gut a bedroom and create a home office. Mark Dutka was highly recommended to us. Every good thing we heard about him and his company was correct. We worked together for several months and concluded with a wonderful design. Mark had several craftsmen with whom he works and based on his recommendation we used them. They were also wonderful. We spend several hours everyday in the room he created and have not had a single regret about the job. I can highly recommend him and his company and would use them again without hesitation.
– Mark Posner