I met Sogol 14 years ago and knew right away that one day we would work together. I always thought she had a fantastic sense of style and always wore the most unusual accessories. Let’s fast forward 12 years to the day when I needed help with an Italian designer couch, she kindly offered to come over and take a look at it and see what could be done to save it. Little did I know that my whole condo needed saving. One glance, a smile, a nod and off we were in our journey to renovate, revamp, redesign and refurnish my home. Like every construction project we went through a few ups and unfortunately a lot of downs but she was always there, always listening and always made sure our vision was translated by the contractors. I wanted a very modern and progressive city home. Coming from Europe my vision of modern is very different, most would think of it as very cold, she not only understood it but she made it very warm, homey and welcoming. I had never in a million years thought I would ever hire an interior designer to work on my home but I can truthfully say now that I would never ever make any decision regarding my homes and decor without consulting Sogol.
– Christophe Jouenne
As a design and architecture writer, I fancy myself pretty knowledgeable and even experienced when it comes to renovations. I also know my very specific tastes thoroughly. However, Sogol came up with style ideas and home-improvement solutions I would never have thought of. She was also able to convince me to drape my entire fireplace in chains, which I feared would be too busy and flashy for my minimalist taste. It looks fantastic and I couldn’t be more pleased!
This kind of originality is Sogol’s signature. She never wants to do what’s already been done — even if fairly recently. This is possible because she travels the world looking for what’s ahead-of- the-curve and making invaluable connections for the best resource. While her contemporary tastes are similar to mine, Sogol’s vast experience and research makes her adept at applying her skills to any style. In fact, in my new condo, she was able to blend some of the fabulous traditional elements with the sleek, modern look I wanted.
While the results look expensive, Sogol was able to keep within my limited budget. In fact, some of her most invaluable assets are the contractors she works with. Like Sogol, they have the same zero-tolerance for sloppiness, work diligently until the job’s done and are very competitively priced. Sogol managed them and kept track of my costs for labor and materials with a meticulous, user-friendly system. She was always available and on schedule, and she would listen patiently to my dithering about the smallest details.
I’d also add that one of the best things about working with you is the delightful surprise of your incredible wardrobe and how absolutely adorable you are, but I guess that’s not what you’re going for here. Let me know if I’ve left any crucial aspect out. Again, I can’t think of anything negative to say!!
– Gretchen Cook
I highly recommend Sogol Afsharjavan for the design position you have open. I have been a client of Sogol’s for many years and I have found her to be professional, technically astute, and sensitive to my need as a client. Sogol has done a beautiful job decorating many rooms in my home including the master bedroom, my granddaughter’s bedroom, the kitchen, bathrooms and most recently our family rooms. Sogol is an expert at pulling together rooms using creative and artistic choices. She always keeps in mind my style preferences while introducing new and wonderful decorating possibilities. I have especially enjoyed her marvelous color sense. Sogol has always been a pleasure to work with. She is reliable, punctual with appointments and returning phone calls. Sogol’s projects are finished on time within budget. I have truly enjoyed our many projects together. I highly recommend Sogol for your interior design position. She is a wonderful designer and a professional in every way.
– Dr. Rita M. Selman
Sogol began to help me in 1999 to smartly and uniquely elevate my condo to reflect me.Our design consultations were productive and relaxed.She really understood my concerns with my condo.Her suggestions overcame design challenges (i.e., using ceiling-mounted curtain rods), and she introduced me to stylish curtain hardware pieces from overseas that I otherwise would not been exposed to. Each of the custom draperies, pillows, and bedding pieces that she provided were of impeccable quality and craftsmanship.When it all came together, I was excited and pleased to see how my design goals materialized into a beautiful reality. I look forward to working with Sogol again on my next design project!