434 Turner Drive, #2A, Bodo Park, Durango, CO 81303
Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday
Saturdays and evenings by appointment
To: Jeff (Durango Mountain Resort Rentals)
I just wanted to thank you for helping Linda Shaw-Gramera out with getting my condo remodeled. I know it took much longer than expected due to the custom cabinets being damaged and having to wait for another set, but I think it was well worth it.
I am extremely pleased with the way it turned out and I would highly recommend her services if you know of any other owners wanting to upgrade their units.
Thanks again for all your efforts.
Our excitement in deciding to build our new home was soon displaced by the realization of the many, many decisions that needed to be made. We needed help. After interviewing several interior designers, we chose Linda. We made a great choice. Her skills and knowledge were invaluable in turning our concepts into reality.
We involved Linda in the design of our house as well as the interior decorating. Our style is a blend of southwestern and contemporary. She added her input and perpective to many architectural details such as fireplace wall, kitchen, lighting, front door and room layouts vis-à-vis furniture options. Next came the selection of colors, flooring, bathroom tile, light fixtures, furniture and many others.
Linda was a great help in making our dreams come true. Not only does she have a talent for building on ideas, but she let us know in a non-confrontational manner when she thought something was not going to work. She's patient and she listens.
Linda has an excellent knowledge of furniture, fabrics, lighting and local crafts people. Another quality we really appreciated is that she always brought us selections within our price range and was mindful of our budget.
Although our decorating pace has slowed down, we still are relying on Linda's talents as we finish up our home. We certainly recommend that you consider her for your decorating needs.
Georgann and Dick Reitz
My wife and I recently had occasion to use the decorating talents of Linda Shaw-Gramera and were delighted beyond our expectation at the result.
We bought our vacation home in Durango in the fall and had some basic furnishings, but no decorations and accoutrements. We didn't have the opportunity to meet her before we returned to California, but considered her services after receiving her advertisement by mail. We liked the look of the places she decorated that were posted to her website.
We consulted with Linda by telephone and email on the kinds of things we wanted. She visited the house and came back with some ideas and measurements and suggestions. She also sent us some scanned pictures of furniture she thought might work. We took the plunge and gave her a limited budget and out priorities for decoration (living and dinning rooms first, master and guest bedrooms second, office last, etc.). We corresponded by email during the process on several occasions.
As you may imagine, neither my wife nor I fully knew what to expect. (It turns out that Linda didn't know how we'd react as well, but that's another story!) But the day after Christmas, we drove to Durango and saw, for the first time, what Linda had done.
We were amazed at how much she accomplished with the budget we have her and how well it was arranged. It was Christmas all over again as we moved from room to room, each one holding multiple surprises and delights. In fact, my wife summed up the whole experience by saying that we now lived in a "model" home. I couldn't have agreed more, and neither could our friends from California who came to visit.
It probably should go without saying that we highly recommend Linda Shaw-Gramera's services to you. She's talented and willing to work within your budget and, to the extent possibly, on your timetable. She goes out of the way to find things that fit your style and wallet. It you want someone you can trust without your presence, she's the one. (And her husband is a nice guy to boot!)
Mark and Mara Clark
Claremont, CA and Durango, CO
We used Scrimshaws, LTD in our most recent remodel. We were very happy with the results of the remodel. We were only scheduled to be closed for a certain amount of days so everything had to be done on a set schedule. This happened without a flaw.
Linda provided us with options to choose from both in price ranges and design options. She lines up contractors and checked regularly to see if work was proceeding on schedule.
Before we started remodeling, we were provided with complete cost estimates which came very close to the actual costs.
In the years since the remodeling, anytime I needed replacement of carpeting, booth fabric, light fixtures, etc., I have called on Linda for her help and she has provided it. I wouldn´t think of using anyone other than Linda & Scrimshaws on any remodeling project.
Toby Peterson, Owner
Farquarhts Restaurant, Durango, CO
My wife and I were most fortunate to find Scrimshaws Limited when we were furnishing and decorating our new home. Linda and Bob were wonderful to work with and great with ideas and sound advice. That was eleven (11) years ago. Since that time we have found ourselves calling on Scrimshaws time and again. At Scrimshaws, Linda's always smiling face, up-beat mood and can-do attitude are refreshing and reassuring.
Over these eleven years, Scrimshaws has also been instrumental and, as always, very helpful when we have needed their services in our business. Whether major remodel or just some minor replacement part, Linda gives it the same enthusiastic effort.
Would we recommend Scrimshaws Limited? YOU BET WE WOULD!!!
Joe and Jeanell Atkinson
After seventeen years, we felt it was time to sit down and, in writing, express our sincere appreciation for all your work. You should certainly realize your value to us since we have put our trust in your knowledge of design on six houses. You have worked with us on three homes in Durango and our present home in California. Moreover, you totally decorated the two homes at the lake in Havasu City, Arizona, strictly from the floor plans.
We do not think we can fully list the many ideas, services, and products you have provided us over the years. You have done everything from assisting us in building a new house to remodeling existing houses to simply decorating others. We have consulted with you on colors, wall coverings, floor coverings, window coverings, lighting, fans, bath and kitchen fixtures, appliances furniture and accessories. You have been the steward of design on both the interior and exterior of our houses. Your vast resources have resulted in quality and tastefully designed homes.
Hopefully, in the next few years we will build on our Idaho property, if not somewhere else, and we will need you again.
Dennis and Mary Alice Foote