I’ve worked with many designers and architects over the years. Mariem stands out, and not just as a talented interior designer. Her attention to detail, sound construction and architectural knowledge and hands-on approach are key ingredients for her track record of successful projects. Mariem is a team player and a true collaborator, which is a real asset in this business. She actively manages her projects from inception to completion, making sure that everything runs smoothly and quickly. She solves issues as they arise, has reasonable expectations and will come to the site at a moment’s notice to address site issues and prevent delays. You can count on Mariem to manage projects in an efficient, professional and pleasant manner. My crews love working with Mariem. I have never met a client who was not very happy with her work. It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Mariem for the past decade and I look forward to us working on many more successful projects together. Thanks again!!!!
Thomas van de Veerdonk
President, Dutchman Contracting
As a luxury residential developer in New York, I have worked with great architects and designers and was looking for someone really special to design my own home. Someone that not only listens to me as a client and has a very high aesthetic but also has great attention to detail and can execute quickly and effectively. What I loved about Mariem is the integrity with which she approached her assignment and the comfort I felt knowing that she had our best interests at heart. My family and I loved how beautiful our apartment turned out and what a pleasure it was to work with her.
Managing Partner, Siras Development
As a designer/sales manager for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, in the New York showroom, I work with many of the country's top designers. Mariem remains one of my favorites to work with. Her eye for detail, and elevated taste level make my job both fun and easy. I have been surprised and delighted at how her fabric selections have elevated our frames. I always ask for pictures of the projects that we work on together because they truly amaze me.
We were introduced when she was at Campion Platt, and we worked on a show house together. From the initial consultation I knew that I was working with a designer who was creative, intuitive, and was going to inspire me.
Bravo Mariem! I am so happy to see you step out on your own.
Eric Blair Carter
Designer/Sales Manager, MGBW Home
Given some new life circumstances, I had the opportunity to take on a project that I had been thinking about for years - gut renovating a New York City loft in an old factory building. Over the years I had collected images and textural elements that interested me and that i dreamed of incorporating into this new space. It took me a little time to find the ideal space but eventually I came across a 1350 square foot rectangular space offering the clean canvas I needed. I recognized that although I had a very specific and clear vision of what I wanted, I did not have the knowledge or experience to bring all these ideas together and execute on the vision. I was introduced to Mariem through a mutual friend and after spending one hour together and visiting her renovated loft, I was sure she could help me realize the project. I found that Mariem understood exactly what I wanted and was able to expand on the pictures and ideas I brought to her. She did not simply replicate a photo or image; she elaborated on the space with materials and ideas that enriched my original vision. I felt that she was able to do this because of her knowledge of materials and producers as well as her sense of style and design. Our communication was flawless and we were able to work around busy work and holiday schedules. In addition to design, Mariem managed the overall project and she did an extraordinary job. As with most projects, there are unforeseen issues that arise. Mariem worked to resolve every issue that arose, always advocating for me and defending the original budget.
I love my loft.
Mariem was my mentor in my last year of my MFA Interior Design graduate program at NYSID and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Mariem was very instrumental in helping me through my thesis and was very generous with her thorough advice every time we met. Mariem also took great initiative to follow up with me and send me useful/relevant information and contacts as and when needed. Through working with Mariem, I learned a great deal on materials knowledge, space planning, current design market demand and project management in general.I found her strength in conceptual design very inspiring throughout my process and would absolutely love to work with her again someday.