The Spirited Design
bringing rooms to life . . .
"Jan brings an amazing energy and beauty into her design. She has transformed our living room into my favorite place to be. Her vision is one of her greatest talents....her recommendations are always "spot on" and the end results are always perfect for us. From the large items to the small details, Jan is skilled in them all...a true artist in her craft. She has been a godsend with her patience, talent, and simple ease. I recommend Jan for all aspects of decorating and interior makeovers. She is a talented professional with an eye for what the client will love. Highly, highly recommend - she is a complete pleasure to work with."
Keri F, Glastonbury
"I was nervous about hiring someone to help me with my decorating needs and then I met Jan. She immediately put me at ease, she is so approachable and down to earth. Even better, she asked great questions to help me express my style and then helped me find the perfect products to transform my family room. She has now been walking me through the process of a major kitchen and bath renovation, picking out tiles, backsplash, lighting, colors, sinks, vanities, and hardware. I am in love with my space and it's all due to Jan's great knowledge of design and what will work best for me."
Catherine N, West Hartford
Jan is a fantastic designer and a really wonderful person. After friends worked with her and we watched their home transform, we immediately asked her to help us with a major kitchen/bath renovation. Jan spent time getting to know us, our style, likes and dislikes. With kindness and ease, she tactfully guided us through the many, many decisions and, thanks to her, we avoided a number of design errors. Jan is an absolute genius with color and selected color combinations that are incredibly warm and soothing. The end result is stunning and we are thrilled. Thank you, Jan!
Sarah I, West Hartford
"Every step of the way, Jan was a patient partner as we brought our kitchen and half bath from a dated, dark wood look to a bright, beautiful space--all without changing the layout one bit. She found us the ideal contractor to update our home, accompanied us as we picked out granite, tile, cabinets, and paint, and even made excellent suggestions on furnishings. We're almost done, and we could not be happier with the results. Both Jan and the contractor she found for us did outstanding work at a very affordable price (and yes, we did comparison shop before choosing them both!). We could not recommend her more highly."
Aliina and Tim, West Hartford
"I have worked with Jan both in face to face and virtual consultations. On a personal basis she is absolutely wonderful to work with. Her exceptional sense of colors and combinations is what I have always come back to even after experimenting with other colors, only to find that her initial instincts were correct. Although she has been a part of many high end projects, she helped to redesign a difficult room for me on a limited budget, pulling various elements together to make a whole. I also consulted with her in a virtual sense where I simply sent her pictures of my kitchen cabinets and flooring and she quickly came back with perfect wall and trim color options which worked beautifully.
As knowledgeable as Jan is, she is never pushy and her suggestions are always tasteful, never ostentatious. I highly recommend The Spirited Design."
Phil C, New Britain
"Janice allowed me to see my home in a whole new light. My project was difficult and expansive as my entire first floor’s color palette had to “flow” between 6 open rooms.
Janice’s end result was simply spectacular. Janice “helps you pick” so your heart and soul is still in each and every decision, every detail is still yours if you want it to be. Janice will guide and provide all “good” choices for you - so the stress of making a bad choice disappears. Janice listens intently, and understands when things don't work for you, and goes above and beyond to make the project turn out perfectly. My projects were big, and Janice was able to come help me on several different “emergency" occasions and most definitely saved the day, and my sanity."
Clarisse T. West Hartford
"One of the many aspects to working with Janice that I thoroughly enjoy, is that she listens, and I mean really really listens. She listens to what you tell her about your vision for a space and gently tweaks your ideas so that the room is amazing and more than what you asked for! She wants so much to please and does so much more for you. Janice extends your vision, listens to your budget and makes your space individualistic and exciting. She returns your phone calls, answers your e-mails, keeps appointments on time and delivers what she promises. It is always a pleasure working with Janice. I endorse her completely."
Carol W. , West Hartford
"Thank you sooo much for all of your expertise, help, guidance, and support in my two bathroom renovations! This project would never have been the wonderful process or outcome without you! I am very grateful!"
Dori G , Bloomfield
"I appreciate the final results and how easy you are to work with. Thank you for listening to what I like too. The first person who saw the results said it was very comfortable and felt more at home. Thank you."
Wayne S , Berlin
"We retained Ms. Janice Weinstein of The Spirited Design to furnish and decorate the 1700 square foot model unit at First Town Square Condominiums in Windsor, CT. As a renovated factory building, the model unit has some unconventional spaces that create challenges from a decorating standpoint. Ms. Weinstein worked professionally and efficiently to meet a very aggressive time schedule, and was able to furnish and decorate the unit on a most cost effective basis.
We highly recommend Ms. Weinstein for any decorating project and plan to engage her services again should the need arise."
David McKinley, Vice President, Development Corporation for Independent Living, Hartford
"Janice has helped me renovate several rooms in my home. She is knowledgeable about the details of renovation and also can create an overall plan and vision. Her sense of proportion and color is excellent. She has also assisted me by finding contractors and trades people and those hard-to-find special items. She is patient, always professional and a pleasure to work with. I have enjoyed working with Janice and will continue to work with her."
Gladie L, West Hartford
"Thanks so much for a FABULOUS redesign! Charlie and I both love it! It's much easier to expand the seating on the diagonal than it ever was before. The room is much more cozy and inviting now, the artwork is coming alive--gee, we might even go sit in there from time to time! Because of the changes in the living room, I did some rearranging in the TV room, swapping the two chairs (which you also suggested, and which works really well now that the end table migrated to the living room) and also the two plants. So both rooms now look much better because of your talents! Many many thanks for your hard work! You've given us a whole new room and we're delighted with it!"
Pam V, Hartford
"I have known Janice for several years in a purely professional capacity as she was the decorator used by wife, Dr. Lori Greenwald, to decorate the medical offices of Vanishing Veins. When the time came to sell my home Janice occurred to me as the natural choice.
Janice was spectacular. She understood that we had only two to three months to accomplish this task. She arrived on day one with a legal pad, walked through the house with me, took the time that was necessary and had everything organized quickly. She willingly took on all the tasks associated with readying the house. By this I mean that she didn’t only address the usual decorator responsibilities – paint colors, fabrics and the like – but helped me with the contractor as well. This was a big job and I realized that it would cost $20,000 to $30,000 before I called Janice. However, it could have cost much more and it was Janice’s eye for financial concerns that kept it within a reasonable budget. Throughout, she was unfailingly pleasant to deal with, aesthetically astute, readily available, very organized and punctual.
We have continued to use Janice in decorating our much larger home in Avon. I remain a fan."
Bruce S, Manchester/Avon
"After doing a complete structural renovation of my home, I realized that my work was just beginning. I needed to start with a new color palette for both the interior and exterior of my home. Therein was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Janice worked with me, room by room, helping me to identify the color choices that were right for me and for the feeling I was trying to create. From there, we moved on to furnishings, floor coverings, accent pieces and window treatments. I couldn't have been happier with my choices
Janice is a skilled professional who has the ability to identify her clients likes and dislikes, as well as present new ideas and trends for consideration. I am always happy to recommend her services to others and enjoy seeing their satisfaction with her work."
Sue S, West Hartford
"Janice worked wonders for us. Our family room went from an uncomfortable room I hated and rarely sat in to the center of our home. Now not only can the whole family can sit together and enjoy a movie, but we can entertain company in a cozy inviting place. It has been almost 2 years since we redecorated and the room still makes my heart sing."
Lisa H, West Hartford
"Janice transformed my tired formal living room to a wonderful room with relaxing warmth. Her redesign gave this room new life, and is now my favorite place to sit and read a book or entertain. Thanks Janice!"
Nancy N, West Hartford
"To say that Janice is the sweetest, most genuinely lovely person does not paint the whole picture. I have been so delighted to work with Janice, as it is always such a joy. She has a keen, sharp eye for what will truly beautify your home, and always makes sure it is something you will love."
Andrea S, West Hartford
"I had tried 5 different paint colors on my walls and still didn't like any of them. Jan came in, knew what I wanted, chose a color and it was perfect. I still get compliments on the color! Jan has a unique ability to know what will work and what won’t, whether it’s color, furniture arrangement, artwork, etc. I wouldn't use anyone else!!!"
Nancy R, West Hartford
"My Redesign was a very positive experience. Janice is not only very talented, but also a pleasure to work with. She created a wonderful sense of balance in my room and even added color where there was none before. She has a wonderful eye and great taste. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in Design or Redesign."
Ellen B. West Hartford
"Janice's eye for color and the art of accessorizing has transformed our home into a welcoming and comfortable space, that we love coming home to.
Doug L, West Hartford
"I am completely thrilled with the changes that Janice helped me make to my living room, dining room and den. She helped me transform these rooms into areas that I am proud to show off to family and friends. More importantly, my family and I love to spend time in these rooms now as the colors, art- work, and overall feel of each of these rooms is both comfortable and soothing. Janice is the ultimate professional and gives excellent advice while always taking into account her customer's likes and dislikes. I highly recommend her and will certainly use her again when I decide to redesign other parts of my home."
Melissa Z, West Hartford, CT
I met Jan when she was staging the condo next door to me. The condo sold very quickly, unlike other units in the building.
We subsequently hired her to redesign the lobby in our building. It was rather tired looking after 10 years. We completed phase 1 of the project in 2018 and will continue work on phase 2 in 2019.
This year I hired her to redo my bathrooms. She was able to create a design which would reuse the existing vanities and other fixtures, while updating the tub in one bathroom and shower in the other.
She has a great eye for color which is reflected in paint and tile colors. And she respected my style.
Margo, West Hartford CT