VILLA CAMARUCHE, ST BARTHS, FWI
Martin Raffone was instrumental in turning a "shack" into a four bedroom high-end rental villa in St. Barth. His patience with island limitations (supplies, accessories, contractor availability, and coordination) was essential yet required his dedication for a very long period. With humor, skill, and his massive experience in such projects, he was able to guide us into the much needed support and sanity from 2009 to 2011 (and he's still updating the project yearly).
The outcome is exactly what we envisioned -- if not better. One tradesman on the property even called Martin the "MacGyver of interior design." Whats more, Martin managed to deliver his success below budget and is the kind of Designer that gets his hands dirty in the process.
Thank you Martin for and excellent job! -EB
Martin is a gifted multi-faceted designer who brings a wealth of knowledge and personal attention to every project. I have worked with him on many on several projects and always appreciate his keen eye, attention to detail and good spirit. I highly recommend Martin Raffone -Eve Ashcraft, Principal, Eve Ashcraft Studio
MERCER STREET LOFT
Martin always gets the job done with style, style, style. You can depend on him to deliver the best. -DK
Martin Raffone is a conscientious, knowledgeable designer who is responsive to the needs of his clients. He is remarkable for providing designs that are both beautiful and yet sensitive to the budgetary restrictions. I am an architect and have worked with Martin on both ground up construction as well as interior renovations and have found the collaboration to be advantageous for all concerned. Moreover, I have found the working experience with Martin to be pleasant and cooperative in nature. I cannot commend him highly enough for his professionalism and design skills. - Anna Abramowicz, Principal, A2 Architects
FLATIRON LOFT, NYC
Total gut renovation, including lighting, kitchen, bath furniture and decoration in office / live scenario.
Inspired warm modern design, beautiful textures and colors. Functional and Artful and on budget. Excellent billing, paperwork and client contact. I would hire him again. -AS
-Martin defines a look that is an unusual twist on the mundane, but always classy.
-Conceptually brilliant, and thoroughly and practically executed.
-No one else would think to have a modern steel table with historic Chippendale chairs and a plastic laminate sideboard. We so appreciate the creativity.
-Martin is not a snob, but really appreciates and can deliver top quality.
-Approaches each project with unique vision.
-He understood the perhaps eccentric nature of my needs.
-I am not an easy client, but Martin dealt with me so well. I really trusted him.
-He has a distinct look, and makes it work for the client's particular work and family requirements.
-It is not only unique, but so well executed in the time frame allotted.
-Martin is an absolute pleasure.