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Located in Maplewood, Serving the state of New York and New Jersey

Shawna Starkman Design Group Testimonials

R. Adelson

Shawna is a warm, charming and energetic designer with a brilliant sense of style and color. Her talent as a designer is enhanced by her keen instincts about and genuine interest in people. She listens to her clients, considers their comfort zones and then creates an experience that pushes them comfortably beyond what they could have ever contemplated on their own. I have worked with Shawna on both my home and office renovation and redecoration and have been exceedingly pleased. She is fantastic!

Upper East Side, NYC

D. Cahn

Shawna has excellent taste and is a joy to work with. She transformed our spaces (in two houses) from drab and depressing into beautiful and welcoming, while still comfortable. She understood our taste, and responded to that. We ended up with homes that felt like us, just much better

Upper West Side, NYC

N. Rubin

Shawna has done several projects for us. She is creative, thoughtful, efficient and we ended up with beautiful rooms that we continue to enjoy thoroughly. She has wonderful resources and I would recommend her to anyone. She is a pleasure to work with and would use her again if I need to.

Upper East Side, NYC

V. Sethi

We hired Shawna to design our 3 bedroom apartment in Sutton Place in New York City. She has done an amazing job, bringing her thoughtful ideas and integrating them with our tastes seamlessly. We came up with contemporary, sleek yet highly functional design that will suit our tastes and still be easy for our two young children to run around and grow in. She was a pleasure to work with, her affable personality made it easy for us to bounce ideas back and forth and come up with something that we were all happy with. She worked hard to work within our budget and recommend items and vendors that we would never be able to find on our own. Our final product is spectacular and I am certain our family will enjoy our new home for years to come thanks to Shawna. I give her my highest recommendation for anyone who is looking to design their home, whatever their style may be.

Sutton Place, NYC

Lightspace Studios

Shawna Starkman Design Group (SSDG) was an enormous help to Light Space Studios in designing and project managing the thousands of details that go into building a commercial photo and film studio in NY. Shawna fully understood our needs from her background in the film industry, was sensitive to our time line and our budget. She really focused on the needs of our future clients and how this space was going to accommodate them. Fast forward 5 years, our business has expanded and SSDG was our first call to help us flesh out new space and use her “think outside the box” ways to fulfill our wish list. Her team was courteous, professional, and a pleasure to work with. We are now planning even larger expansions into new markets and look forward to having the creativity of SSDG on our team to help us achieve our vision.

Brooklyn, NY

Axis Promotions

I worked with Shawna on a collaboration project for a client of mine. She was able to take the client's many different ideas and consolidate them into one, cohesive look throughout the office. She took every curve ball we were thrown and hit it out of the park with great solutions that kept the client on time and on budget. Creative, but solution oriented, Shawna and her team were on site directing every aspect of the project from start to finish. I would definitely work with her and her team again.

Transit Wireless HQ, NYC

L. Burgess

Working with Shawna in my 6 Bedroom Victorian home was very rewarding and the outcomes so satisfying. She was very good at asking the right questions and offering creative and beautiful vision for the spaces. She always found wonderful fabric, tiles, carpets, furniture and accessories that created a welcoming, sophisticated and family home. Shawna has a timeless and modern approach to her design. I have friends come to my home and tell me how beautiful and welcoming it is. Thank you Shawna for all your enthusiasm and fantastic vision for my home. I love living here and sharing my home with others.

Brooklyn, NY

B. Shah

Shawna Starkman is a true professional who exhibits a high level of knowledge about design, decoration, and construction. She understands client’s needs and prioritizes deliverables in a timely manner with dedication and real hard work available at all times. Shawna's style is extremely personable and amenable to your specific needs and tastes. She is truly talented and passionate about her art and makes working with her an enjoyable experience.

Bergen County, NJ

J. Kaminsky

We hired Shawna Starkman Design Group to work on our Victorian home in Maplewood. Ms. Starkman has assisted us with color consultation, tile selection, and many many other design elements in our ongoing top-to-bottom renovation. She is patient and understanding, and really seems to "hear" what her clients have to say. Her taste is impeccable, and she is extremely warm and accommodating! I cannot recommend her enough, and constantly receive compliments on the work that she has done!

Maplewood, NJ