Vanessa Helmick was an absolute dream to work with. Respectful of our tastes and skilled enough to work around even my crazy ideas — and pull it all together — she managed to do it on budget and on time. I can't recommend her highly enough.

- Rob McMillin, Rossmoor, CA


Being a real estate broker, I use Vanessa to stage many of my listings to prepare them for sale. I have also referred her to many of my buyers in designing their new homes and assisting them in design choices for the interior of their new homes. I have also used Vanessa to assist in the interior design of my personal home. She has a wonderful personality and a sense of humor that puts everyone to ease ... including the husbands! She is resourceful, clever and works with every budget. I highly recommend Vanessa for all size projects!

- Bridgette V., Scarborough, ME


We were lucky enough to find Fiore Studio from a link on the Sunbrella Facebook page. We had a difficult project — not only were we refurbishing a rental condo, but also all of the pieces had to be shipped first to Miami and then to the Caribbean. Vanessa worked diligently to find fabrics and furnishings that we fell in love with while at the same time guiding us to the proper styles and dimensions. She also took care of the many details to coordinate the shipping, which made this project so much easier than it would have been without her. We plan to use Fiore for our home here in the Spring. Vanessa's fabulous sense of style and her ability to work within a budget, make her a wonderful designer.   

Updated review after Project #2: 

I have worked with Vanessa on two large projects and could not be happier. The first was the refurbishing of a condo in the Caribbean. Vanessa searched for the perfect fabrics and furnishings to convey a Caribbean feel, and we constantly get compliments about our unit. The second project was the refurbishing of three bedrooms. We are very happy with the way all three turned out: all are elegant yet relaxing. What I like so much about Vanessa is that she works to find elements to satisfy her customer's taste: she does not push her personal taste on her customers. In my opinion, that is a major reason she is so easy to work with!

- Susan B., Cumberland Foreside, ME


I'm so pleased with the results of my home! After consulting and spending a few hours with Vanessa of Fiore Studio, my house has transformed into a warm and welcoming home. I was at a loss when trying to decide on color schemes, wall art, and furniture placement, and Vanessa really put it all together for me. She created a warm wall color backdrop for items that I owned. Using those items she made sense of the walls by artfully placing items in the right spot. She has a great eye for design and most especially for color. I couldn't be happier with the wall color throughout the house. My husband likes it too! I can't wait to work on more projects with Vanessa. We have lots more to do, and I won't hesitate to contact her for more guidance.

- Denise & Bob, Naples, ME


We went through many interior designers before we met Vanessa. To find someone who "gets" our style and can balance what we both want is so hard to find. Until Vanessa came along. She understood our tastes and the functionality of what we needed. After a short while, I didn't even need to approve what she picked out: I just let her run with it! I love our house every day. The drapery throughout our home is so beautiful, and we always get compliments. All of the furniture she picked out is so comfortable, too. The little details throughout our home just pulls everything together. I still contact her to get her opinion before we do anything.

- Trina & Donte Andry, Newport Coast, CA


The first time I met Vanessa she was professional and highly motivated to make all of my dreams come true. From the beginning to the end. My home has the flair of an interior decorator with a customers' vision. Thank you Vanessa. My husband thanks you also!

- Candie Shelton, Downey, CA