My wife Shari and I met Michael while shopping for furniture for the two front rooms of our home; a dining room and a living room (which we wanted to convert into a home office). Michael listened to what we wanted and paired us with the exact furniture we had imagined. Since he rooms are right across from each other, the furniture couldn’t have complimented each other any better. Michael then assisted with rugs…certainly we would have never thought to pick the colors and styles of what he ended up recommending, but they were so much better than what we would have decided on by ourselves. It was at this point we asked Michael to help us with paint colors, window treatments, lighting and accessories. Wow is all I can say about the finished rooms! They came out so much better than we could have ever imagined. We have found Michael very personable and responsive and we look forward to him helping us conquer the next few rooms of our home! Both Shari and I have owned a number of homes in our past and have had experiences with a number of other design professionals. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Michael Strauss for whatever your design/decorating project might be!