A joint companionship with our clients make endless design possibilities happen.
"Barbara and Jalen worked to get answers to all our questions..."
Barbara and Jalen were a great help in guiding us through the available selections for our community (Madeira at St Augustine). We had previous experience in building homes and as a result, we had more questions about the design components and materials than most Design Center clients had ever posed. Barbara and Jalen worked to get answers to all our questions so we could make informed decisions. They made our experience enjoyable and fun. As we move through the construction of our new home, we hope to call on Barbara’s and Jalen’s talents to help pull together our interior elements and artwork.
Mike O’Donnell and Kimberly Grane O’Donnell
Madeira at St Augustine, May 2015
“Attention to detail and mindfulness”
Barbara, thank you and your team for the personal assistance and guidance during the design phase for our new home. You were great in helping us to realize how all the finishes would look together. The attention to detail and mindfulness for the budget were not overlooked. It was all the little touches that will make our home special. We look forward to closing day so we can step in and enjoy the beautiful design and the gourmet kitchen you helped us layout.
Gayle & Floyd Phillips
“...the best I’ve ever worked with.”
Barbara and her team at Barbara Ondo Designs are the best I've ever worked with. Their creativity, knowledge, and ability to understand the needs of the client are outstanding. The warmth and care they provide create an enjoyable, stress-free environment. I've had the privilege to work with Barbara Ondo Designs with numerous buyers over the years and I'm still amazed at how they can navigate challenges. I look forward to working with them for years to come.
Brenda Harris, New Home Sales
“...the right mix of style and function”
It was a pleasure working with Barbara Ondo Designs on our beautiful Amenity Center at Madeira. Her experience and expertise brought us just the right mix of style and function with colors and finishes that are very on trend but will easily transition over time. I look forward to working with her again as we continue to grow and expand at Madeira.
Sally Larkin Hall, VP @ ARENDALE HOLDINGS
“...the results are outstanding.”
Over the past several years, we have worked extensively with Barbara and her team to design, build and furnish two separate homes. I guess you could say we liked working with them so much that one home just wasn’t enough. Barbara and Jalen have a unique ability to understand our style preferences and transform our thoughts into beautiful furniture, flooring, cabinets, furnishings, window treatments, and accents throughout our home. They are a pleasure to work with and the results are outstanding.
Todd and Sheryl Johnson
“...guardhouse and grounds never looked more festive or welcoming”
When the Holiday Committee of the Deercreek Home and Garden Club set out to create a new look for the gatehouse and entry into Deercreek Country Club, we asked Barbara Ondo & Associates for help. Barbara and her design team clarified our thinking, offered new perspectives and provided us with access to professional resources. The result of this collaboration was a great success. The guardhouse and grounds never looked more festive or welcoming.
“...took us from start to finish and the space exceeds our wildest hopes.”
I want to thank Barbara and all the folks at Barbara Ondo Designs. At San Jose Episcopal church, we had the challenge of transforming an empty classroom into an elegant and useful space to be used before weddings, funerals, and other formal occasions. The team at Barbara Ondo Designs took us from start to finish and the space exceeds our wildest hopes. Barbara and Joanne utilized elements of our historic 1920's campus and created a room that can be used to meet all our needs beautifully. The colors, fabrics, and furniture are all appropriate to the time of our founding, but it is all comfortable and useable at the same time. We could not be more pleased!
“...helps my sales agents close deals."
I have worked with builders of all sizes during a long real estate career. During my 30+ years in the business, I have partnered with numerous designers and interior decorating firms. The firm that has consistently proven to be the best of the best is Barbara Ondo Designs.
Company owner, Barbara Ondo Morrison is a consummate professional in every aspect of her business. She understands that her task is to bring each new model home to life and not just make it pretty. She knows that she must get into the mindset of my target market and make the model home appeal specifically to that buyer. She is punctual, sticks to a budget, adheres to difficult time constraints, never misses a detail and keeps me informed as a model home project is taking shape. She does all of this with a calm and cheerful demeanor.
Barbara’s team has also managed design centers for at least 2 of the builders I have represented over the years. One was a national builder and the other a local builder. In both cases, Barbara’s design capabilities and business-like approach to this crucial home building step became an integral part of my marketing effort. Her design team works closely with the construction and marketing teams to coordinate color selections for models, inventory and pre-sale homes. Coordinating between construction and sales, keeping the design center up to date, circling back to buyers to keep them on track, keeping paperwork and software tracking systems current; these are all included in Barbara’s scope of work.
One of Barbara’s most unique qualities is that she helps my sales agents close deals. In many cases, these deals were difficult and hard to keep on track. Barbara never failed to delight my customers and smooth the way to a more manageable transaction. In many cases, we got the sale because Barbara was on our team. This quality alone seals the deal for me but when coupled with her many other talents, she is far and away the best designer in the business.
Victoria Robbins, Broker/Owner
Victoria Robbins Realty, Inc.
"...an expert in design ideas."
I have worked with Barbara Ondo Designs for 7 months and found her to be very professional and an expert in design ideas. She is easy and fun to work with, always ready to listen to others ideas. This has been a very rewarding experience.
“Her team is dedicated, always on point with their interior designs..."
I had the privilege of working directly with Barbara Ondo Designs for 3 years as Operational Marketing Manager for Centex Homes, where she did most of the company’s local model homes for nearly 20 years. Her team is dedicated, always on point with their interior designs, on time, on budget, and truly a joy to work with. There is simply no better person to hire for residential model home merchandising.
Marketing Manager - Direct Mail
Carrington Mortgage Services
"...came up with creative ideas that suited our style perfectly."
Barbara's design team came up with creative ideas that suited our style perfectly. It was as if she had known us for years. She and her colleagues listened to us patiently while we outlined how we wanted the house to look.
The service execution was first rate, responsive, professional and prompt. She handled all the details but was happy to collaborate with us when a question came up.
A dream team to work with. We recommend her as highly as possible.
Marianne and Bill McNee