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Dear Claire,
I wish there was some way I could convey to you my sincere appreciation of our partnership over the years. You, of course, know by now that I think of you as my "designer soulmate"! You totally "get" my style, Claire, and I so value your great taste and talent, your wonderful sense of drama and style, your vision and flexibility, and of course, your limitless patience with me! It has been an experience over the years, as our tastes evolve- more eclectic, adventurous.

It is always such a pleasure to work with you, Claire- and the end product has been fantastic! Wow! We absolutely love our house, and I hope that you and your incredible team are proud of all that has been accomplished. I will have to continually tweak things so we continue to work together!

Many thanks for a great experience over these past 6 months- and I'm looking forward to sharing a glass or two of bubbly to toast the many blessings in both our lives.

Happy, happy New Year to you and Ted, and all the adorable ones that fill your hearts!

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 January 4, 2006

Love and hugs,
D.F.

Dearest Claire,
Finally, a quiet moment to reflect on all my good fortune of late ~ you are tops on the list! As I write this, I am beneath a 25' tree in the Great Hall here [at The Homestead], surrounded by beautiful, tasteful furnishings and lovely décor ~ but none as gorgeous as what you inspired me to create and helped me "build" at home ~ you have, perhaps without realizing it, made our home a place of refuge; a warm comfort zone for

Tony, the boys and me; and a haven of beauty which I still can't believe is ours sometimes! I am glad we did the city good by leaving the tour ~ I think it forced us both out of our comfort zones and challenged our talents like never before ~ and you were so instrumental in pulling everything together for us. I have learned so much from you these last four years, but most of all, humility on knowing what a great business woman you are, and what a fine designer, at that! These ties that bind us together transcend the everyday business of design, and will take us into 2003 with renewed vigor! I thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart ~ the list is too long to list here, but know that your love and attention to detail have been much appreciated- I am very fortunate, indeed, to have you in my life!

God bless you and keep you and yours in the New Year ~

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 December 21, 2002

Fondly,
K.

Claire,
It is wonderful! We absolutely love the new room. You are right, the chair fits so well, and the drapes frame it nicely. I can't wait to see it with the light coming in. The blinds and rug look great. Love the throw, and the painted table is great! The orange tree was a surprise and looks like it belongs. And the bathroom looks so pretty.

If we do move the photos we have to do the frames so that they look better with what we have elsewhere. Feel free. And the mums are great, especially since on my list was flowers and I forgot them. Thank you for everything. Perhaps the highest praise comes from Peter who was concerned he would not like all the floral- awesome was his term. A huge success.

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 November 15, 2006

-C.R.

Dear Claire-
I really and truly want you to know how thankful and grateful I am for your tremendous effort on this project for the girls. Had it not been for you and your knowledge, calming influence, and gentle guidance, I would have never had the confidence to do it! So thank you Claire from my heart.

 

-S.

Dear Claire,
Thank you so much for redesigning our bedrooms! Mine is everything I could imagine and more. It's perfect!

It is such a good place to be and I know it'll make a great guest room. We could never have had such an amazing result by ourselves!

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Sincerely,
A.

Dear Claire,
Thank you so much for my beautiful little hassock. It just belongs! It has been such a pleasure working with you- I enjoy the results of your amazing talent everyday.

My home feels so comfortable, inviting and put together just the way I always dreamed it would be. Thank you for making my home beautiful but very homey too.

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With warm regards,
S.W.K

Dear Claire,
We want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for us. You are very talented. We are going to enjoy our bedroom for years to come.

 September 27, 2007

Fondly,
M. & J.

Claire and Leslie,
Gary and I can't thank you enough for inviting us to join in the celebration of the Show House. We loved meeting the "better halves" and so enjoyed ourselves admiring all the talent and ideas that are plentiful in decorating. I am blessed to have found the best decorators and hope that we will be friends as well for a long time to come.

I loved your woman's dressing room and bath. It popped with color, was warm and comfy, and would allow any woman to luxuriate or cuddle on that couch trying to figure out what she was going to wear the next day. I would probably never leave… A beautiful room, you are both very talented (as I well know from my own home) and I wish you both a ton of success.

Thank you again for inviting us. We feel special. We will party again before the end of the year!!

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 October 5, 2006

-L.G.

Colette,
What a pleasant surprise to open your envelope and find the thoughtful, creative, and very livable plans you designed. I'm amazed at the amount of detail, including even a place for Sammy!

What impressed both of us is the way you have used pieces from various rooms and re-created them into the new rooms in our new home. This is exactly the kind of thinking we needed.

What made me the most delighted was the living room plan. This was the one room I simply could not picture as being livable. In fact, we almost rejected the house because I couldn't imagine how we would feel comfortable in such a small, narrow space. Now, however, when I see your plan, I picture myself feeling peaceful and balanced while in the space. All with our current furniture!

I still feel a bit overwhelmed by all to come ahead in the next three or four weeks, but your assistance (both past and yet to come) makes me feel like it all will be manageable.

Thanks for all you're doing.

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 August 13, 2011

-J.J.M.

Dear Claire,
Congratulations to you on the lovely Lady's Dressing Suite at the NSO Show House. M.K. and I went today and thought that your work was by far the best. I thought the window treatments were outstanding- you really have a gift.

My favorite part however, was the family pictures on the dressing table. Your family is lovely.

I know that it has been forever, but I often think of you. I am so glad that you have had so much success- you deserve it. I'm proud to have been a client.

Thank you for including me on your mailing list. I'd like to catch up sometime.

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 November 3, 2006

Fondly,
R.M.

Dear Claire-
I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to "shadow" you the past few weeks. I had so much fun and learned so much accompanying you to clients' homes, to lighting and furniture stores, and to the sewing and upholstery workrooms. And I thoroughly enjoyed helping out with Larry and Katy's installation last week.

I am so impressed with your work and the wonderful relationships you have established with your clients, employees, and the craftspeople you work with on a regular basis. Your designs are exquisite, and your clients love you. You are an inspiration and a wonderful teacher! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and would love to help out again anytime! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I hope to see you again soon.

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 August 30, 2009

Thanks so much,
M.F.