What Clients say about GEM

“Over the years, I have repeatedly selected Gail Manning of GEM for interior design and window treatments, for new construction and remodeling of my 10,000 square foot primary residence and my six diverse vacation homes.  She has proven to be an invaluable resource of excellent design, understanding my family’s needs, thinking outside the box and making the often stressful process an enjoyable and exciting one.  I have complete trust and confidence in her ability and her company.  Gail is a true gem!”   — Ruth Swallers

“Gail literally furnished and decorated my 2,400 square foot home in two days — and all within budget! Her efficiency and ability to pull items from different store locations that stayed within theme, still amazes me. Today I own a professionally designed home that is both comfortable and makes a statement. Not a friend, nor a neighbor, comes through that doesn’t comment on how absolutely beautiful my home is. Gail was the first designer I have ever used and she made the experience fun, educational and successful. She is an extremely driven person and her clients benefit from her experience and enthusiasm.”    — Melissa Grunnah

“Gail’s advice was extremely valuable and helps us be confident to commit our final selections which will come as a relief to our builder.”   — Lynda and Bill MacDonald

“Working with Gail was a very positive experience. She brought tons of ideas to the project. She always knew where to find materials to make the desired effect, without going over my budget. Gail is fun, energetic and positive. Perhaps the aspect I appreciated the most about working with Gail was that I ended up so pleased with the results and so sure it was right for me.”   — Peg Larson

“Gail was a great asset in getting our home remodeled. Her suggestions were given in a positive way and she has a keen sense of seeing the whole picture. We would highly recommend her expertise in helping others with home improvements.”   — Lois and John Arndt

“When I listed my house, Gail’s job was to make the interior more appealing to potential buyers. Without hesitation, Gail turned my 3,500 square foot house, into a home. She has a remarkable eye for detail. My home suddenly became warm and inviting. She did that with all my existing furnishings, a most impressive feat. She’s a dedicated professional and can be trusted to take on any project, large or small, and turn it into a work of art.”   — Mary Sylves

What Vendors say about GEM

“Working with Gail from a vendor standpoint has been unique, to say the least. I can honestly say I’ve never seen a designer dive in head-first into the project management of a job to the level Gail does. You not only get a fantastic designer who actually answers your phone calls and e-mails immediately (which is rare these days), but you practically get a general contractor out of the deal. She truly did play that role in the construction project we worked on together, which made the project go very smoothly. In the end, she’s a ton of value, and the customer is thrilled due to her attention to detail.”   — Brian Richards, Percision Media Solutions

“It is rare to find people in our profession with a true love for what they do and for the people who are their clients. Gail is one of those very special people. She is so wonderfully articulate and she has such a passion for her profession. Gail is a credit to our industry.”    — James P. Greenfield, Greenfield Architects

What Builders & Realtors say about GEM

“Gail has strong capabilities in the “Design Visioning” process that is wonderfully satisfying for all parties, clearly understanding the intent, market and price point of the client or customer. Gail has also displayed ability to work within budgets of contractor pricing and still meet the quality and appearance the customer expects. Her management, thoroughness, enthusiasm and charm allow for an enjoyable project atmosphere and relationship.”    — JJ Rams, Haselden Constructors

“I have had the pleasure of working with Gail with several investors and on several fix and flip projects. A Fix and Flip begins with purchasing the right property, then understanding the design requirements to attract the target buyers, then the budgeting for the work according to the design and finally the execution of the plan. Gail is excellent at all of these process steps. I have seen her projects executed on-time and on-budget and sold immediately because of the quality of the work and the positioning of the project in the market.”    — Michael Canon, Broker Associate, Your Castle Real Estate