Testimonials

& THOUGHTS FROM OUR CLIENTS

Adina Hall is the most talented designer I have ever met. She is a trained architect who has worked for the best firms in the world and so she has both the scientific knowledge and the artistic taste necessary to make the space come to life. She is also a great person who makes other people feel good and you will be comfortable with her as an advisor.

 

We were recommended her services by a construction company and the minute I browsed the Adina Hall website I knew that I loved every room she had designed. My inclination was to simply copy those rooms-which would have been the easy way out. She instead got to know my family and child and created a home based on our personality and interests that also held together in a thematic unity. So, it has the professionalism of a restaurant or hotel, but with our personality!

 

She is totally responsive to all our questions and I learned a lot from how she worked and thought about the process.[...] She is also extremely organized and transparent and we trust her completely to make the right choices not just in terms of design but also trying to ensure the best pricing/sourcing. She also has an excellent network in terms of construction team to ensure the project gets executed well. Adina has great training, talent, artistic ability, creative vision, and treats people so well. We feel lucky to have met her.

Tanya M.  | Professor at The Ohio State University | Client​​

"In my 19 years of selling homes in this area, not many WOW me...this house was perfection from one end to the other. I don't know if the seller did this all themselves, or hired someone to do it...a SUPERIOR job was done and my buyer was in love!! She has two bad knees and wants a ranch, but from the minute we drove up, I knew this was going to be a challenge. She just can't do it...and she is literally up at night thinking about it. I've suggested an elevator or at least an old fashioned "dumb waiter" but she just can't do it. Where did those light fixtures come from?? The cabinetry?? The doors?? So much to love in every room. WELL DONE!!! What a joy to view but I think it's a tough one. Bad knees are one thing, snow and ice is another. I wish you well with your listing."

 

Broker, | Coldwell Banker Home

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I have worked with Adina Hall Architecture & Interior Design on three personal residential properties as well as my corporate headquarters. At the onset of each project, Adina spent a significant amount of time learning about my lifestyle/business as well as my personal taste and vision. And with each project, she was successful at extracting what I could not quite vocalize in terms of what I wanted. She humanized the design process so I could understand each step, helped frame my ideas into attainable aspects in each environment, and quite frankly was able to guide me back to a path when my thoughts had drifted.

Adina's attention to detail is impeccable, and her design capabilities extraordinary. She is a true visionary and has amazed me time and again with her ability to visualize space, color, scale, and finishes without missing the target. She has earned a client for life with me, and comes with my highest recommendation.

Matthew S. | ISI CEO | Client

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"Adina Hall was highly appreciated by the company in her role as Project Architect for the Village Market, a multi-level shopping center, from which she took the design development concept to a permitted set of construction documents. Additionally, Adina helped me in marketing the Chandler commercial space although it was outside of her arena of responsibilities and she created a strong relationship with the client for the company. I highly recommend her as a Design or Project Architect for projects of any size and scope." 

 

Brian G. | VP at Magellan Development

"Adina has helped me renovate and remodel several properties. The last one was a quick renovation in August 2020 for one of my investment rental properties. When you look at the "before-and-after" pictures, it is clear that the results of her work are impressive, even with the extremely tight budget and schedule that we had to work with. Adina's designs show her passion and creativity for developing living universes, that people want to immerse and surround themselves with, as soon as they see them. When you see one of her designs, you immediately feel the desire to be in that space. She has an impressive gift to transform spaces in ways you cannot imagine beforehand, with color combinations you would have not imagined, but when you see the finished product, you love them because it is absolutely superb and pleasing. It simply feels good..."

Mitch B. | Financial Advisor at Freedom Financial and Life | Client

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"Adina is very creative, hard working and detail oriented individual. Her fun and professional personality makes working with her very enjoyable!"

 

Lenore Callahan | Creative Entrepreneur | Colleague

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"Adina Balasu is one in the next evolution architectural designers on the verge of being discovered. A context specific design approach results in organic compositions with complex – but functional and natural – spatial relationships as demonstrated in design exercises of the ‘Chameleon’ and the ‘Confluence’. Ms. Hall's drive for design innovation and excellence will prove to shape communities and respond positively to the eco-environment. As a colleague, she has helped to form new visions in the way we practice and communicate our design message and philosophy. With Adina's conviction, your next design project is bound to be a success!"

 

David M. | Sr. Capital Planner at University of WA | Colleague + Client

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I highly recommend Adina as a designer! I worked with Adina to help me create a layout for and furnish a one bedroom apartment I was moving into. She helped me identify the right mix of styles for my taste, found some really amazing pieces, helped accommodate the budget I had, and found some great discounts once I was ready to buy. I'm very satisfied and am so much happier with my apartment than if I had done it myself instead of working with Adina.

Gabriel G. |Product Manager, Google | Client

"Adina's designs are "out-of-the-box", on the leading edge of creativity in art, they are modern, daring, and well balanced. The color schemes she chooses are always exquisite, delightful to the eye, attractive to the mind, and relaxing to the heart and soul."

I enjoy working with Adina as she is very talented, creative, honest and daring.  She is direct and confident in her radical ideas, clear on expectations, and punctual.  I was surprised a few times by some suggestions she made, that I thought would not look good (...what do I know?), but I trusted her, went with it, and found out they were the best solutions for the spaces we were renovating.  I LOVED the outcome.  I learned not to second-guess her ever again, and to fully trust her.  Whatever she creates, is going to look and feel great in the end!  She is a perfectionist with a budget in mind.

Mitch B | CEO & Financial Advisor at Freedom, Financial and Life | Client

"If Adina is involved, she will make your project a winner."

Joe Villneuve | Concepts in Design President | Boss 

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Adina was excellent to work with. She worked with our budget. She gave us cost effective alternatives that saved us money on the rehab. We were able to sell our house fornmore than planned.

Kamil D. | Real Estate Entrepreneur | Client

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Adina was an absolute asset and a very knowledgeable professional whom we hired to design 2 homes simultaneously in Austin TX. Given she's based in Chicago we questioned whether a remote designer could be as effective as someone local. We quickly learned her skills far out weighed those of any local talent. We could not have made a better choice and can't wait to use her on our next project. She is nimble and agile regardless of her physical location. 

We used her advice which was critical in flooring decisions which greatly increased the property value.

Adina was able to help secure design worthy lighting within our budget and within a fraction of the cost.

With kitchens and bathrooms being the most important part of a new build, she liased with the counter top installer to ensure the granite waterfall was done to perfection and all aspects of the counter design aligned. 

She was on point every step of the way for all tile and grout choices for 2 kitchens and 5 bathrooms which were being built simultaneously within a tight timeline.

She was adaptable and quick to make important decisions when unforeseen supply issues arose. 

She was very accommodating and available whenever we needed her. 

She put a lot of time and effort into doing research to understand the Austin TX market in order to provide color design and material direction. She was on point in her ability to appease local demands even though she's based in Chicago. 

Adina liaised directly with contractors and project managers to ensure integrity of the design. 

She selected all bathroom fixtures, house hardware, plumbing fixtures and staircase materials to achieve a cohesive design. 

We could not have been as successful as we were without her talents and experience. She met all timeline and budget requests and continually exceeded our expectations. 

Adina is truly caring and a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her and I am confident she will help you realize your project's highest potential.

Upasna S. | Sr. Project Manager | Client