When Less Is More…
As the new CEO of Susan G. Komen NYC ―New York’s premier breast cancer organization, an early mandate was to spend less on overhead and more on mission. Rose Ott to the rescue. Rose successfully transitioned us from 7,000 square feet of a closed door office culture to 3,500 square feet in an open floor plan, an environment that fosters sharing, inclusiveness and collaboration. Rose balanced warm aesthetics and contemporary furnishings on a shoe string budget for maximal impact. Our beautiful office inspires us daily to do our best to help New Yorkers in need.
Linda M. Tantawi
Susan G. Komen Greater New York City
My wife and I have had the pleasure and experience of working with Rose over the last almost two years in helping us pick interior finishes and furnishings. Now that the project is finished, we can state unequivocally that Rose was thoroughly professional in every aspect from developing a concept, to developing a budget and utilizing a very sophisticated system telling us monthly where we were with items ordered, delivered and the cost associated with the items chosen. Rose was very attentive to our likes and needs and was able to present us with detailed drawings interpreting what she thought would work. On the occasions that we did not agree with what she presented, Rose simply went back to the drawing board and sketched a new interpretation. Patty and I would unhesitatingly recommend Rose as an excellent choice to engage for either a new home or a renovation project.
New York, New York
After retiring, I knew that I wanted to renovate my house and change it completely, from a modern look to more transitional. Other than that I had no idea what to do or where to begin. I also knew that my husband was not going to be very helpful. After seeing my son and daughter-in-law’s house I knew I had to call in Rose Ott. I didn’t want to make any mistakes and I let Rose know that I wanted to love everything “for life.” She was able to envision the whole picture where I couldn’t. Rose really listened to what I said and added her decorator touch. She gave me lots of choices and helped me narrow down what I really wanted. Her design ideas included color, furniture layouts, lighting, fabric and so much more. Rose Ott was professional and dependable throughout our project, which covered living room, dining room, and den. My husband and I are thrilled with our new home and we owe it all to Rose Ott. We will love it “for life.”
Laura and Michael Broder
East Meadow, New York
Rose defines the word professional. Her ideas are thoughtful, plentiful and collaborative. Rose was able to translate our dream into a well executed project plan, eliminating the stress which goes hand in hand with a full 1st floor remodel. Every day we are happily reminded of her work. Hiring Rose was the best and the absolute right decision my wife and I made for our design work.
Brian and Wendy Yegidis
Merrick, New York
We first met Rose Ott at the time when we were in the midst of selling the house where we had lived for many years in order to move to an apartment in a senior community. The task of downsizing and redecorating seemed daunting. Rose helped us decide what furniture and accessories to keep, what to sell, what to discard and what we needed to buy. It was fun to work with someone who was both charming and businesslike. We met together to discuss our preferences for colors and styles. Rose drew up a plan, sought our input, agreed on some changes and then went to work. Her sense of color is what impressed us the most. We are very happy in our new apartment which, thanks to Rose, is attractive, comfortable and functional.
Judy and Howard Schmertz
Port Washington, NY
I contacted Rose after seeing a living room makeover she had done in Oceanside in the Friday Real Estate section of Newsday. The article described what Rose had done for this couple and also mentioned that she comes from a family of contractors. That intrigued me as my husband and I were in the final stages of putting plans together to start a complete, major renovation on an old house in Long Beach. I had never used a professional decorator before and was anxious about the scope of the project. Knowing that construction was in Rose’s “blood” made me feel much more comfortable about contacting her. At our initial consultation visit I was very impressed. I hadn’t even looked at her website yet, but I knew that I wanted to hire her! Rose is very professional-asks great questions, is interested in the response, has a beautiful sense of style and is/was very creative in helping to stay on budget. Rose was able to take all our ideas, comments, likes and dislikes, concerns and help us create a beautiful home. She has great listening skills! Rose never pressured us, was always available and was on top of everything (ordering, measuring, coordinating deliveries with the contractor, dealing with manufacturers if there was a problem, etc.). Working with Rose was delightful-really a very positive experience. I would highly recommend her!
Ellen and David Cohen
Long Beach, NY
A few years ago, I saw an article in the newspaper about a family whose cluttered home had been reorganized and redecorated by Rose Ott, an interior designer. Since my house was also cluttered and the furnishings were worn, I continued to read the article, and I discovered that this designer also worked with her own construction team. This “one-stop shopping” appealed to me, and I cut out the article and hung it on my refrigerator. When I finally decided that the time had come, I called Rose, and by the end of the day, we had spoken and arranged a date for our first appointment. The very first thing that appealed to me about Rose was her approachability, the ease of communication and her “can do” attitude. We are a household of three dogs, an unlimited collection of DVDs and little time in our lives to focus on a house. Rose listened to our needs, and the end product resulted in a house that is functional in design, easy to care for and beautiful. From the porcelain wood-look flooring, to the new cabinets, countertops, the wall unit and the fabric selections, Rose and her team guided us to make the decisions that were right for us. After living in our home for 32 years, it feels new again. I commend Rose for her ability to listen, for her exemplary taste and knowledge of design, and her sensitivity to peoples needs. In looking back on the experience and what we accomplished, I am so thankful that I stumbled across that article about Rose. Now, every day, when I open my new front door and look inside my house, I am reminded of how lucky I was to have found Rose to help me.
Cara and Larry Levy
New Hyde Park, NY
In April of 2006, Rose Ott came into my home for an interior design consultation as we were getting ready to renovate. Just speaking to her and observing her convinced me to have her expertise and suggestions in renovating our three floor home. Rose did it all such as-changing walls, redesigning the kitchen, furniture placement, floors, and other factors she suggested for a total and beautiful makeover. She understood mine and my husband’s wants and needs. Her recommendations and guidance resulted in a beautiful, comfortable home. Unfortunately, in September, our home was taken by a fire which necessitated redoing our home. Once again, Rose is our “go to” girl. Her design ideas are superior. We are just so happy for her input. Rose has appeared on T.V. and she has lectured on design. We love her! Oh, and incidentally, her husband, Frank, is a fine contractor and a pleasure to work with.
Roger and Adele Folz
Rose is a real “find!” I contacted her after seeing a project she did on “Open House NYC.” She worked with us decorating our studio pied-a-terre in NY City. Her ideas were great and we love our comfortable home. She was respectful of our taste, thoughts and parameters. While this was a small project for her, we always felt important. It has been a pleasure working with Rose and we would use her again for other projects.
Barbara and Bruce Meyer
New York, NY
I have been working with Rose Ott since 2005 when my husband and I began construction on our new home. As it was new construction from the ground up, designing it and decorating it was a huge undertaking. Working with Rose has been, and continues to be, an amazing experience. She has taken my tastes and wishes and made them work. She is elegant and daring in the same breath. She can adapt to the needs and wishes of any client because she respects our individuality and us. What I love most about Rose is how simply pleasant and peaceful the process has been. She is a strong advocate for her clients – she makes sure the contractors and manufacturers give us exactly what we expect from them. Whether we are discussing design or the price of a particular piece, Rose creates an environment where we can be comfortable with ourselves. Most importantly, I love my house, which Rose has helped me turn into a home. I cannot imagine having done this project without her.
When we first decided to build our dream home we honestly thought we could do it on our own. As we began to discuss lighting, bathroom designs and all the things that required us knowing how to pull everything together for our home, we quickly realized that it was going to be an overwhelming process for two individuals who had full-time jobs and barely enough time to shop for all the supplies needed. Not to mention that we were really building two homes in one a parent/child home – which was not a simple task. During one of our crazy weekends while shopping for bathroom tiles someone recommended we give Rose Ott a call because it seemed like we needed help. While we hesitated because we really wanted to do this on our own and had real concerns of finding a person who would not be overwhelming, we knew that if we wanted everything to be perfect and for things to start moving along we needed to get some help. In April 2007 we had our first meeting with Rose and we immediately hit it off. We found her to be professional, thoughtful and respectful of our ideas and concerns. She listened carefully before offering suggestions and from the onset she made sure she asked us what style we preferred, from traditional to transitional, to what kinds of colors we liked, to just overall look and feel. From the beginning she exhibited extraordinary creativity, a strong knowledge of products and services, from color schemes, painters, lighting specialist, lighting fixtures, tiles, kitchens, baths, you name it, to a network of contacts, everything we needed in an interior designer. Rose has lived through all of our ups and downs throughout the process and has been nothing but patient with us, which we have been extremely grateful for. She has not only provided us with advice on interior design, she has made recommendations, given us guidance and most of all her friendship throughout. She goes over and beyond the call of duty, from running to the house to check on things for us when we have not been able to or when we have had some concerns that just could not wait, to tracking down supplies- she has been there. She has been nothing but accommodating, extremely reliable, trustworthy and most of all honest. While our dream home is getting close to being done, the reality is that we hope Rose will be with us for sometime given how much we value and respect her opinion, her creativity, her style and her grace. She is by far one of the best in her field.
Tom & Elizabeth DiChiaro
Rose Ott’s ability to translate the visions my husband and I had into real pieces of furniture and finishes was remarkable. She managed to preempt disagreements between us by finding products that both he and I approved of and would never have been able to find ourselves. With a shard of beach glass and our love of the beach she gave us the clean contemporary look we were after. And not because we saw that look in her portfolio, but because she understood what we were after and made it happen. She knows her field well and is a pleasure to work with. In addition, all the tradespeople she sent to work with us were extremely skilled and reliable. The electrician, the plumber, the floor finisher and our favorite miracle working glass expert each did their part and solved whatever problem arose. Rose’s talent for turning ideas into plans and furnishings and having partners who bring them to fruition is what you want in an interior designer.
Lido Beach, NY
For those looking to hire a talented and knowledgeable interior designer, Rose Ott brings a great deal to the table. There are many designers out there, but few offer a fine balance between style, sensibility, clarity of design, and great personality as she does. In today’s market, design projects require a knowledgeable approach for both client fulfillment and budgetary expectations, without sacrificing the end result of the project…she delivers that concept. For the past 31 years I have been designing and building custom furniture and architectural millwork and know when someone is at the top of their game…Rose Ott is that person.
Brookville Cabinetry and Millwork, Inc.
Did you ever get the feeling that something was just right for you? That’s what happened when my wife and I met Rose Ott. After just a few minutes of speaking with her, we both got the feeling that the way she expressed her ideas, would work very well with ours. We hired her immediately. She didn’t only listen carefully to how we wanted things done, but her choices of color, furniture placement and expertise really came through. Rose also worked within our price point. Bottom lines is that we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for any type of decorating job. In fact, we already have. My wife and I smile every time we open the front door.
J and A Dubs
My husband and I were looking for a decorator who would guide us through the entire process of transforming our empty, outdated living room into a casually elegant entertaining room. We needed help with room layout, bar design, window treatments, construction questions, furniture and loads of other things that came up. Rose was available throughout the entire project, professional and extremely helpful. Her recommendations were always in sync with our thoughts because she took the time upfront to learn our tastes. Our room is nearly complete and we couldn’t be happier.
I have worked with Rose Ott on two occasions…first when I built an addition to my home last year and presently as I am upgrading the rest of my home. Working with Rose Ott has really helped me realize the full potential of the interior space of my home. Rose has enlightened me as to the choices one can make to improve your home and make it more energy efficient. Rose will assist you in designing your home with intelligent and unique suggestions as to the choice of materials and a style that suits you. Working with Rose is a pleasure as she is a detailed oriented person with one goal in mind…to make the customer happy, always available and always with a smile. I heartily recommend considering using the talents of such an individual as Rose Ott…they don’t grow on trees!!
Island Park, NY
In the summer of 2006, I was chatting with a fellow LIRR commuter about my frustration and trepidation of even picking a color of paint for a wall. This wasn’t the first time that he had heard me talk about decorating. Whenever he would see me he would say, “So what have you done?” and I said, “Oh, nothing.” Not that ideas weren’t constantly going through my mind but having made mistakes before was too just too much. He said, “I told you, give Rose Ott a call – she’s amazing.” I finally took the plunge accepted the fact the fact that I needed help. Rose is poised, creative and exudes a sense of confidence and style, both personally and professionally. I remember being in a furniture store with her, showed her a couch and she said, “I see pink in that – do you really want this?” I thought she was crazy but if you look at it, in certain ways she was right. After that, there was no going back. Rose is able to envision how the room will look before I even choose a color. She respects my budget even though I don’t. I am grateful to have her in my corner. In short, it is less stressful to go with Rose than my husband. Need I say more? If she doesn’t absolutely love it, I buy something else.
I have recently completed a large project in Massapequa and Rose Ott was hired as the interior designer. Rose was incredibly patient with the homeowners walking them through countless design choices. Her organizational skills made my job easier. As far as her design skills go the project was a complete success. I will be recommending her to future clients.
American Made Builders