Testimonials

“Amanda Reid is a talented interior designer who understood my vision for the health food restaurants and brought it to life. She was highly responsive and supportive throughout the whole design and construction process. I have complete trust in her good taste and value her opinions. Just as importantly, Amanda was able to work within my budget and source materials that were beautiful yet practical.”

-Jennifer Chung, Owner, Calista Superfoods, NYC

“My company hired Amanda Reid to design our boutique interior last Fall. She not only tremendously exceeded my expectations, but completed a project that could not have been done without her artistic expertise. Amanda is also an absolute joy to work with. She is methodical, pays attention to detail, keeps your needs and visions in mind but also brings new ideas to the table to enhance that vision and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.  She completely converted  a very tiny space into a beautiful space that still receives compliments everyday.  From the lighting to every piece of individual furniture selected she transformed my dream boutique into a successful reality. I would hire Amanda again in a heartbeat  and recommend her for anyone who is in need of an amazing designer for their  business or home.”

-Christina Murphy, Owner, Wild Indigo Boutique, Boston’s South End

“Amanda helped us design a four square colonial home in Lexington. The house was a complete gut rehab and she helped at every stage,  selecting tile, bathroom fixtures, paint colors and eventually furniture and lighting fixtures as well. We incorporated heirloom furniture into our modern aesthetic and the effect is elegant without being too traditional. She really made our dream home come true. Even when we were walking through gutted space, I felt that the house was already our home because of her incredible attention to detail and sense for the look I was trying to achieve. Amanda has an extremely sharp eye, is wonderfully professional, very responsive and also has a lovely sense of humor. She is extraordinarily talented and we have recommended her highly to several of our close friends. I feel very fortunate to have found her.”

-Katherine Huang, Homeowner, Lexington, MA

“I am so lucky to have crossed paths with Amanda/Mandarina Studio. My project was to completely redesign the interior of my home. Kitchen, Bedroom, bathroom, and living spaces were all part of my project. Amanda’s creative vision and excellent communication skills allowed me to merge my tastes with her expertise for a truly impressive final result. Leaving no stone unturned, Amanda assisted with color, furniture, accessories, and more. She is tirelessly responsive and incredibly talented at her craft. I would recommend Amanda to anyone who is looking for excellence.”

-Kevin Tapscott, Homeowner, Holliston, MA

“Thank you Amanda for the Seminar you provided to my clients on Design, Decor and Choosing Color. The session was excellent; everyone loved it! I learned SO much about the process around choosing a decor for the home, choosing the ever elusive color scheme, carrying the feel from room to room and making a home look like a million bucks no matter what your budget.”

-Michelle J. Lane, Owner, Safehold Realty, Wellesley, MA

“Relocating from Manhattan, one welcome challenge was how to decorate when you are jumping from 700 to 4,000 sq.ft. The other more challenging aspect was how to reflect my design aesthetic and my husband’s while making it child friendly. Thankfully, I had the pleasure of working with Mandarina Studio and Amanda Reid was able to conceptualize, edit and put forth all of these ideas and make them materialize. This was not an easy task by any means! The challenge was creating a great design that has a modern feel but did not negate the architecture and integrity of the house which is over one hundred years old. We also wanted to reflect our love of the sea and exotic travel. Amanda’s design achieved this in a way that is pleasing to everyone. More importantly our children are able to use the rooms as the fabric choices, while being modern and chic are also stain resistant and will hold up to wear and tear. My family couldn’t be happier with the space designed; it quintessentially represents the best in design and function.”

-Linda DeFranco, Homeowner, Brightwaters, NY

“Amanda Reid has designed my personal residence, a newly acquired loft in Midtown West area of Manhattan in New York City. She was also responsible for interior renovations of common areas of two of my residential income producing properties at 2146 and 2148 Second Avenue in Manhattan. Through the entire process, Amanda demonstrated ultimate taste and passion for interior design. Her vision transformed outdated properties into contemporary stylish spaces. She was very considerate to my requirements and budget constraints. She didn’t replace my vision with hers, like many designers do; instead, she adapted her vision to accommodate my needs as a client, while transforming it into a design masterpiece. Amanda is the best designer I have ever worked with through my career of thirteen years as an architect and real estate developer. I highly recommend her to everyone in my professional network for a variety of projects.”

-Max Drivin, Owner, The Drivin Group, NYC

“I had the pleasure of working with Amanda while she was an interior designer at the architectural and interior design firm James Barclay Associates. Amanda was the designer responsible for a major renovation and expansion of our offices that involved incorporating 6,000 square feet of additional space to our pre-existing offices through the integration of two different design styles. Not only did Amanda design a reception and conference room area that flowed seamlessly into our original space, but through her use of colors, textures, shapes, furniture and display units she created a space that was modern, sophisticated and consistent with our branding. Not only is our space appealing but it is functional and reflects who we are as a company. Amanda is a professional who was easy to work with, listens to one’s needs and consistently delivers design concepts that demonstrate a firm grasp of the aesthetic her clients are hoping to achieve.”

-Fuad Sawaya, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Sawaya Segalas & Co., NYC

“I have worked with Amanda for many years and every project she did was a work of love; Amanda is not only an outstanding designer but her work has the artist’s touch. The finished spaces are fun to look at, efficient and designed with the Client’s needs in mind – and that covers everything from function, comfort, visual impact, to cost.”

-Marianne Serban, Account Manager, Benhar Office Interiors, NYC