"Yes, I highly recommend Holly Socrates. I worked with Holly during a renovation/design update in late 2018 (est. 2000 sq ft home) and my husband & I loved the outcome!
We, unexpectedly, needed to move out of CA in 2021 (such a bummer because we really loved our newly renovated/designed home). The buyer of our home, however, paid over asking price AND bought about 80% of our furnishing too (for additional monies), which I felt was also a ringing endorsement of Holly’s work.
We did a full kitchen remodel as well as 2 baths and a powder room (replacing all cabinetry, increasing ceiling height in the kitchen, and some “pony wall” removal, etc.). While I worked with the general contractor and sub-contractors to do the work itself, Holly created the design through and through.
I switched from a warm color palette to a cool color palette in every room and with every piece of furniture & finishing (including matting and reframing art that we already owned).
In addition to being a designer, Holly is also an incredible artist. She created unique pieces for wall placement in key areas throughout our home (all custom art pieces were selected by the designer we engaged in our new home in South Carolina…a ringing endorsement to its quality in my opinion!).
Beyond the creativity side of things, Holly was also a great partner in managing “costs to budget” (which in my work with previous designers was challenging to say the least!).
So, it is without hesitation that I recommend Holly as an interior designer.
All the best to you in your design project (they can be so overwhelming without a skillful design partner!)."
~ Kelly, El Segundo
"Holly helped me decorate my beach home in Manhattan Beach. After my divorce, I had to start over again and didn’t have any furniture or anything. She bought literally everything for every room and it looked awesome. I just bought a new house in Palos Verdes Estates and she helped with that too (she was my Realtor in the real estate transaction). Holly has been an artist for years and she owned and ran a gallery and sold furniture as well. She has a great eye for design, but is also very smart and practical."
~ John, Manhattan Beach
"I had the pleasure of working with Holly when she helped me find my dream retail space to open my first boutique. Holly was a pleasure to work with, she is professional, knowledgeable and knew exactly what I was looking for. Having had a retail space herself, Holly gave me all the information I needed to budget my monthly bills before making the decision to dive in and open a store. She was extremely supportive and handled everything when negotiating my lease. She also helped me find my dream apartment! When I gave her a list of everything I was looking for, she always kept me in mind when a great place would become available. She goes above and beyond and I tell everyone looking to buy or rent this is your girl! I can't say enough good things about her and when we are ready to buy she is who I will be working with."
~ Dawn, Manhattan Beach
“I believe that choosing the right designer at the start of a project is paramount to achieving the final outcome you desire. I have worked with several talented designers over the years and I can honestly say that working with Holly Socrates was by far my best experience. From day one Holly listened closely to what I described in terms of the feeling I wanted the design of our home to give forth and she absolutely delivered! My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with the transformation of our home. Every step of the way Holly’s creative process, innovative design solutions, attention to detail and adherence to timelines and my budget came through. I wholeheartedly recommend Holly, without hesitation, to anyone taking that first step of finding the right design partner to work with.”
“Holly (The best designer in the world) #Softlanding2020”