Testimonials

,, "Michael McCraine is a pleasure to work with during every stage of a project. She has a great understanding of space, light and function. She knows what elements need to go into a space that will work within budget and at the same time transform those spaces into something truly magical. As an architect who works with many professionals in the design field, I find Michael's design abilities to be outstanding in many different circumstances." -Jennifer D., Architect
-Jennifer D., Architect
,, "Michael McCraine designed the interior of my house and then, a couple of years later, when my daughter was a few years older and needed an older girl's room, she came back and did her room all over again. Both times, I couldn't have been happier with the process and the results. Michael's got a great and original eye -- that much is pretty immediately apparent. But beyond that, she's got great intuition; she realizes, before you do, what it is you like and don't. And when she senses that you don't like something -- even if, like me, you can't quite articulate why -- she'll revise and rework and present you with something that's exactly what you wanted and pictured in your head. That happened time after time, and most of the time, I didn't even have the visual vocabulary to describe what I was picturing. But Michael can tease it out of you and run with what you give her. Beyond all that -- and this matters, too -- she's patient and kind and has an unbelievably dry and fun sense of humor. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
-Richard A., Writer, winner of 4 Primetime Emmy Awards
,, "Michael McCraine is one of the best young designers in the Los Angeles area! She has impeccable taste and her sense of space and flow is amazing. Michael took our little, boxed in rooms and turned them into light, flowing areas that looked SO much larger! She listened to us and worked with our ideas AND most importantly, budget. She really has a way of creating sophisticated, original spaces with a touch of whimsy and fun - while maintaining functionality and comfort."
-Cynthia B., Landscape designer
,, "I loved working with Michael. She guided us through the design process, always listening to our needs. She helped us achieve exactly what we wanted and uplifted cramped, dark rooms into beautiful living spaces. Easy to communicate with, patient, and made the experience fun."
-Kim S., Screenwriter
,, "Ms. Michael helped me, in the course of one long day from assessment through an Ikea trip through final furniture and lighting installation, update, organize functionally, and better design stylistically, my Santa Monica home. I was awed at her great eye, and at her practical knowledge regarding how to improve the style and function of multiple rooms with stellar, classy results on a sorely low budget. She was solicitous of my preferences at every step of the way, but also confidently responded when I asked her what would work, and what would not. Despite my low confidence in the interior design arena when I need to create spaces myself, I absolutely recognize quality when I encounter it. Michael is the real, quality deal-- as the photos on her website reflect. I could not recommend her more highly."
-Elizabeth P., Attorney
,, "Michael is fun to work with, honest and listens to what a client needs. I worked with Michael on my first house and she brought me ideas that changed our interior from a plain white, bland space into a lovely, sexy home. Afterwards, the Fortune 500 Company that my husband works with hired her to transform an old historic church in Pasadena into an innovative space for their product design and marketing teams. CEO's, executives, and employees visit the space when they want to escape their high rise offices and entertain clients in a modern and original atmosphere, one that encourages out-of-the box ideas and leadership...or maybe, just to play ping-pong!"
-Annette M., Filmmaker