Hear what our clients say about working with Bleu Leman Design.


"It has the exact feel we wanted."

I love how you worked on making the entryway just what we wanted: my wife fell in love with a $2000 bench and you found a way for us to duplicate it in our budget. We could have gotten hooks from Pottery Barn but instead, you found cool, funky, one-of-a-kind hooks so we have an entryway that does not come from a catalog but has the exact feel that we wanted.

- Tom, Oakland

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"Now I feel on vacation in my own living room!"

Our living room was once a room that we just walked through. You have transformed it into a space that we love and use, where we can entertain and relax as a family. It is comfortable and casual enough so we can come home sandy from the beach and play board games with the kids. You gave our house the feel of the Eastern seashore of my youth; now I feel on vacation in my own living room!

- Liz, Oakland

"You made it so simple and we couldn't be happier."

Thank you so much for all your help. We wouldn't have gotten to this for months or even years. You made it so simple and we couldn't be happier.

- Gabriele, Oakland

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"It's a nice way to pay tribute to the old bones!"

Thank you, as always, for your generous and honest help. Our home feels so much better and fixing it up is a nice way to pay tribute to old bones!

- Ted & Laura, Piedmont

"Hire her, you won't regret it!!"

I have had the pleasure of working with Dee on several projects, and it is such a pleasure every time! She has an amazing eye for design, is enthusiastic about each project, keeps things moving along very efficiently ( in keeping with her Swiss genes :-) ), is very professional, and the result is always stunning! As a professional in the design world, I get to work with a lot of designers and vendors, and I am always so pleased to work with Dee every chance I get. Hire her, you won't regret it!!

- Valerie, Walnut Creek

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"Dee Cherix is a truly exceptional interior designer."

Maybe it is because of her European perspective, but her sense of colors and style is simply impeccable. Upon starting my living room and basement projects, I was wearily optimistic that I could find someone who would help me create a space in my home that was exactly what I envisioned. Dee did just that. After our consultations, she would come back to me with design options that had just the right amount of variation but were all spot on. I have worked with other designers before with relative satisfaction but was not happy enough to return to them for future projects. I will definitely use Dee for my future projects. Dee is extremely warm-hearted and creative and she made the design process fun and relatively easy. She responds to emails and other forms of communication promptly and effectively. Her knowledge of the best stores, manufacturers, and styles for my vision and budget ended up saving me a lot of money and headaches in the long run. I highly recommend her.

- Andrea, Piedmont

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"Dee is professional, passionate, caring, fun, and extremely talented."

I found Dee of Bleu Leman Design on a Google search, and it was the best thing that could've happened to my new business. She worked with me from the very beginning to figure out what my style is, what kind of experience I wanted my clients to have, what colors and textures I was going for. We ended up doing the whole thing quite collaboratively, but then she would just make some really big decisions for me (e.g., as I became overwhelmed with the thousands of colors to choose from, she just handed me a swatch for the wall color, and had me go ahead and buy it).

Dee is professional, passionate, caring, fun, and extremely talented. My clients, friends, subletters, and colleagues all love the space she helped create. I am so grateful! I would recommend her for any design needs. Her website photos show her simple, beautiful, clean, and lively style. And she's affordable, too!

- Rose, Oakland

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"It looks better than I could have imagined."

I'm remodeling a house and Dee picked all the wall colors for me and it made the house look fantastic. It looks better than I could have imagined. She also designed my closets and furniture layout among other things and I couldn't be happier.

- Lyle, Berkeley