Read what our clients had to say…
Having recently purchased a home in the area, we contacted Joyce Means to help decorate our master bedroom, great room, formal and informal dining rooms, guest bath and sunroom. Her challenge was that my wife and I have little design sense, but wanted to make our new home’s interior a lot more elegant, yet Carolina-coastal. We were also a challenge in that we had no consensus as to what we wanted, but she took the time to understand our perspectives and needs. Despite these roadblocks, Ms. Means listened to our concerns and delivered exactly what we wanted: Not a compromise, but a complimentary balance of our tastes – no easy task, I might add. Joyce was beyond patient with us and came up with imaginative ideas for our home. This included drapery, wall art, area rugs and furniture. Ms. Means also incorporated some of our treasured artifacts in strategic locations to compliment the design. She really nailed it with the materials and balance of light and texture. As an added bonus, her team fixed a problem with our automated shades that had been plaguing us for several months. In summary, working with Joyce (and team) was such a delightful experience. From our initial inquiry to the final reveal, she made the entire design process so effortless. Ms. Means was so easy to work with; very responsive, communicative and an excellent listener. Thank you so much for helping us refresh our home as we could never have done it without you!
After Joyce completed the redesign of our bedroom we immediately knew that we wanted to get the rest of the main floor redecorated as well! Her designs are so well thought out and tailored to our style. The finished product is even better than we could have imagined! Our entire house now feels warm, inviting, up to date, and flows beautifully from room to room! Joyce’s attention to detail completes the vision! We could not be happier! Joyce is very easy to work with and took our wants and desires seriously to create the perfect space for us! I HIGHLY recommend Joyce for any interior decorating needs!
Building our dream retirement home was exciting. I wanted our home to be everything we had envisioned. Deciding to use an interior designer was easy, finding one that we were comfortable with was not as easy as I had imagined. When I found Joyce’s website I was immediately drawn to her interiors and thought “we could live in those rooms!” Her site stressed combining family heirlooms with new and fresh looks. She did not disappoint! Joyce listened, and very thoughtfully offered solutions that pulled together our favorite pieces and family treasures for a look that is not only absolutely beautiful but made our rooms feel finished, warm and welcoming! We are continuing to have her find us exceptional pieces that we are so excited about.
Thank you Joyce and your team for making this house such a beautiful home. We love welcoming our family and friends and are no longer saying “we are a work in progress!”
Thank you Joyce!!!
Joyce, you are awesome! I am in awe of your design and coordination skills. Recently, when I asked you for some ideas on wall art for my bedroom, you provided me with choices that I absolutely loved. Being that we are several states away, you patiently walked me through via phone how to arrange them. Unfortunately, one picture began to crack at the seams and when I contacted you, there were no questions asked. You simply asked me to text you a picture of it and in no time, a replacement was on my front porch. Thank you for such great customer service. Would totally recommend your company without hesitation.
Dear Mr. Bugg,
During this time of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how thankful I am for Joyce Means and Decorating Den. When we moved to the Charleston, SC area, we did not know a soul. The transition was extremely stressful as we were moving from two different States to this State. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin. All my usual connections were gone—enters Joyce Means. Right away we clicked. She knew exactly what I liked and appreciated. She offered ideas that were stunning. She helped me “eat the elephant” one step at a time. She helped me transform my pile of boxes into a stunning, comfortable home. Everyone who comes in remarks on how beautiful our home is.
This story even gets better. We added on a beautiful porch that overlooks the pond with fountains. I needed to furnish the whole room and really wanted the Wow factor. Joyce found the perfect furniture and we delighted in selecting fabric that was outstanding. But, as fate would have it, the furniture began to peel and flake. Joyce and David Haseley, Senior VP of Merchandising were on it immediately. They pursued the manufacturer until they had a satisfactory answer. I thought I was going to be “stuck” with peeling furniture but Joyce made sure that it was going to be perfect just like everything else that she provided. The manufacturer admitted they had an ongoing problem with that particular stain on the furniture. It is all in the process of being replaced!
Needless to say, I think Joyce is a miracle worker on so many different levels! She has provided timeless ideas and stayed within budget. In the process Joyce is a wonderful support system and has gone out of her way to welcome us into the Community. Thank you to your wonderful company and your outstanding Associate, Joyce Means.
We’ve had an amazing experience working with Joyce from Decorating Den Interiors. In fact, our first experience was so wonderful that we’re currently working on our second project with Joyce and her team.
Joyce listens attentively to your wants, needs and style preferences. She thinks of every detail & sometimes gives you a gentle nudge “to see” outside your comfort zone. Thanks Joyce!!
We’ve been extremely happy with the quality of her design as well as the quality of the furniture, fixtures and art work. After the order is placed, Joyce & her team take care of everything – from dealing with vendors, arranging delivery & setting up your furniture/art in your home. The process is seamless! We highly recommend Joyce’s Team!!
Joyce did an extraordinary job on getting the look I envisioned for my new home. She was professional, easy to deal with, and quickly responded to all inquiries. We did everything by phone and emails since I was out of the area. I was a little nervous doing it this way but didn’t want to wait until I moved in and would have to wait weeks to get things delivered. She did a reveal with everything all set up shortly after I moved in. Just like on TV, I was ready to cry! Everything was so beautiful! I highly recommend Joyce for decorating your home. Thanks Joyce for my beautiful home!!
Working with Joyce from the Decorating Den was a wonderful experience. She took the time to explore options and really knew what would please me. She was respectful of the budget and delivered a beautiful new look for my home. For any project, large or small, this creative and resourceful professional should be your go-to choice.
I hope you are well. John and I think about you often… and remark that we feel so comfortable and happy with our home! You have helped us more than you know.
We are so very grateful to you!
If not for you, this would be a real struggle for me! I would be forever trying to decide what to do!
Sad but true… I completely trust you to make our home comfortable and beautiful. Thanks!
“My home is being transformed thanks to Joyce Means and her magic ability to create a glorious atmosphere. What I also love about Joyce is that even if there is a glitch, she stands behind her work and always makes things right. Fun to work with and provides ideas and fabrics that you can’t find anywhere else.”
“Joyce did a wonderful job listening to our needs and helping us to transform our blank new build spaces into warm, inviting living areas. We love all of the pieces she selected and are thrilled with the results!”
“I hired Joyce because after living in my town home since it was built in 2008 and not having changed a thing since it was decorated (by me) and never painted, I felt like a change was needed. Style needed to be infused, but I wanted it to remain masculine, but not too much so. I interviewed three designers and Joyce was the most friendly of the bunch and her references where impeccable. She met with me a few times over the course of a month and we picked out the color scheme and the “overall look” that I wanted, and of course the budget. She went to work and came up with a overall result that I am very pleased with (and could never have achieved alone) and I can’t wait to show off to my friends and family. Joyce is an excellent designer and a wonderful person. I highly recommend her services!“
Thank you so very much for your help with the custom closet. It is an extreme pleasure to work with someone who is professional, prompt and most importantly, reliable. To have this done from start to finish, in under a week, is incredible! I know that, as with everything you’ve helped me with in the past, I will absolutely love the new closet! In fact, I already do! J
Thanks again – you’re the best!”
“Joyce Means transformed my window coverings into a world I’ve longed to visit – my Mother Continent of Africa. We connected immediately, and she knew exactly why I chose the fabric Serengeti/Provenance. The original choice was no longer available but Joyce quickly showed me other product options but knew exactly what I would like. They were just installed and I was overwhelmed by the beauty and how it transformed my rooms into a warm, attractive natural Serengeti environment! She, along with her installer, far exceeded my expectations. Hunter Douglas custom window coverings are very high quality shades and it shows! I can’t wait to get started with the master bathroom and work with Joyce again! She’s friendly and her experience made me very happy. Thank you Joyce!“
“Thank you so much for suggesting shutters. I have always liked shutters myself, but I wanted to have this house to have an open view. The bedrooms have never had an open view. The shutters make a world of difference. The rooms look larger. Now, everything looks spectacular!! What a wonderful transformation. The bedrooms are stellar, and I thank you so much. To say all that, I am crazy about the bedroom décor and the shutters. Thank you and thank you and more thank you’s for all that you do for me!“
“In September I finally hit my breaking point. I have been trying to figure out how to revamp my living room, dining room, kitchen and 2 hallways. I have been looking for hardwood floors that I would like in these areas also. I finally went on the web and pulled up Interior Decorators. I saw Joyce Means on the web. I called her and asked her if she could please HELP me. She was soooo nice, she listened to me and then made an appointment to come see me (free consultation). She was right on time and as she looked around my house. I was blown away, really blown away! She had so many ideas and suggestions that I never thought of. I was so relieved and truly glad I had contacted her. I now have beautiful curtains valences and pillows in my living room and changed around what is now my reading room (used to be my dining room). I am having new counter tops and flooring installed. My house is going to look SOOO BEAUTIFUL and so different. I LOVE IT !! THANK YOU JOYCE. Oh by the way if you are having problems with decorating or remodeling ideas it is totally worth contacting Joyce Means!“
Just a note to let you know about all the compliments for our sun room. Cathy’s cousins were here last month and admired the room. This weekend our friends from New York and New Jersey were here and could not stop raving about our sun room. “I’d spend all my time here” from Beth and Carl. “It is eye catching as soon as you walk into the house and draws you into it”. The rocking chair always had someone’s butt in it. Carl loved the view back into the great room from the couch.
Thanks for your great design work.“
“Joyce came in and quickly identified our style and needs, and created a stunning, warm and relaxing environment.“
“Joyce is absolutely wonderful! I’ve worked with her for 8 years and each time I love every room she’s designed for my home. Her ability to understand my needs and desires are unbelievable, and she is very creative in design and with accommodating my budget.“
“I was a bit hesitate to call in an interior decorator and my friend referred Joyce to me. Thank goodness she did! My home was outdated and in desperate need of window treatments, furniture and area carpets. Joyce was heaven sent! Her talents are amazing and she really listened to us prior to deciding a plan. Now we wouldn’t dream of changing anything in our home without Joyce’s expertise!“
“I recently purchased a new condo and had no idea what to put into it as far as furnishings – nor how to decorate it! I relayed my vision to Joyce and she made it all come true! I now look forward to coming home at the end of the day to a very beautiful and comfortable space.“
“Joyce’s ability to design for and transform my home was amazing! I have always prided myself on being somewhat good at decorating, but Joyce knew how to make it so much better!“
“Several years ago I bought a new house and totally depended on Joyce with Decorating Den Interiors to decorate it and she did an incredible job making it beautiful. She came with wonderful ideas and was a total pleasure to work with. She asked me many questions regarding my lifestyle, tastes, animals, children, etc and incorporated all of my “personal” needs into the design.process. Her insight and design ideas were superb and she has an incredible knack of making the space look like it came straight from a decorating magazine! Last year I had some changes occur in my life and needed to do some modifications to the home and also with the furnishings and decor. Once again, I relied on Joyce, knowing that we had a challenge but I had total confidence that she would make it perfect. She did an excellent job once again. I can’t say enough about Joyce – she’s an incredibly talented decorator and a fabulous person to work with!“
“We wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for helping to create a warm and inviting place that we now call home. We never imagined when we very first sat down with you to discuss what we were looking for in decorating our new condo that it would have turned out as ‘stunning” as it did. In fact, when friends or family have visited for the the first time the reaction is always the same, “WOW, this is SO nice”. Thank you for making our place on in which we truly enjoy calling home!“
“Thank you so much for your hard work in re-modeling/decorating my home. When I first started talking to you about the project, I remember telling you that every time I did a home project I ended up disappointed because it never came out exactly as I wanted it to and I never got that “model home” look that I was hoping for. Well, this time, I am thrilled and my home looks better than many of the model homes I’ve seen. And it’s still functional for my family and our needs. You faced some challenges in this project – a tight timeline, working with an entire family of six who all had to have the opinions be heard, and alot to be accomplished. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short months we gutted 4 rooms, put in tile flooring, accent carpets, painted and wallpapered walls, a complete new kitchen, window treatment, reupholstered furniture and selected artwork, floral pieces and decorative accents. I could not have done it without you!!!“
“Thank you for the your quick follow-up and help in redocorating my daughter Susan’s bedroom. We’re both excited about the project and can’t wait to see the finished product! I especially appreciate how you involved and treated Susan in selecting the wallpaper, furniture and window treatments. So often, the decorator focuses only on the person with the checkbook, and ignores the REAL client – the person who will most enjoy the room. It made a big difference to both of us.“
“We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we are with our beautiful new living and dining room draperies. They are simply exquisite. Your assistance in helping up pick the fabric and design was very much appreciated. We were almost to the point of not having draperies at all on these windows since we had so much trouble with three other decorating firms. You stepped up to the challenge and we’re so glad you did. Our new master bedroom is also beautiful – we just love it! The selection of fabric and design are equal to the quality and design of our existing furnishings. We have received so many compliments on our home decor – thank you so much!“
“I have known Joyce and worked as a subcontractor for her for several years. Rarely have I had the opportunity to write such a recommendation – completely unsolicited. I have been in the decorating business for almost 40 years, as owner of an Ethan Allen furniture store, a large drapery manufacturing business, and a retail decorating business. When Joyce began her career I was recommended as a window treatment installer for her decorating business. Good for her…good for me! She immediately picked up on the importance of our systems, procedures and suggestions. She took them to another level. I do know that she quickly become one of my biggest and most trusted accounts. Her business skyrocketed because she was a very hard worker, was not afraid to ask questions, and developed total loyalty from her clients. She has an excellent sense of color, design, coordination, and sales skills. Her intelligence, attention to detail, reliability, and ethics are second to none in the field of interior design/decorating. Based on my time working with Joyce, I recommend her very highly for whatever projects she assists clients with.“
“I have consulted Joyce Means on a few occasions for advice on fabric and color choices, designing our new home, closet designs, etc., and have nothing but the highest regard for her. She has an incredible business and offers nothing but professional guidance. She is friendly, courteous, and easy to work with. Her design work is reflected in her home and studio and I have also seen her work in other people’s homes. Beautiful!! I would HIGHLY recommend Joyce to anyone for interior decorating projects.“
“Joyce did a wonderful job recommending paint colors and finding fabrics and designs for window treatments for my home. I am quite fussy about colors and fabrics and she had the patience to keep looking through her inventory until we found just the right thing. I would recommend her to anyone!“
“I bought a 4,000 SF front row beach house and needed to find someone to help me redecorate to suit my taste. All 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, kitchen and living areas needed new paint, mirrors, wallpaper and curtains and/or shades. I goggled my needs and Joyce with Decorating Den is the first search I clicked on. I called Joyce and we made an appointment the next day. She arrived promptly and was very prepared with tons of samples. We spent a lot of time talking about what I wanted and she had many good suggestions. I was going to get 2 – 3 estimates but after our meeting I decided to hire her on the spot. Joyce has a very good relationship with her contractors. I could tell they liked and respected her and she felt the same about them. She always met with me and the contractor to make sure everything was being done properly and when each job was done, she was there to inspect it to make sure it was complete and that we were 100% satisfied. She even made sure they cleaned up after themselves each day! I am currently looking for another house and will definitely use Joyce again to help me with this new project. I am a very happy customer AND I made a very good friend!“
“My wife and I have never experienced the level of professionalism, knowledge and creativity that Joyce displayed to us. We first thought that the service and product would be way out of our budget but we were wrong!! There are different grade levels in which to choose! Joyce taught us so much about furniture and the way it is manufactured, various heights for chairs, recliners, sofas, and more. She has a true gift and can really make a huge difference in your home interior. Painting, window treatment ideas, what to do in certain areas to make it appear larger…..you name it. My wife and I never knew there were so many things to consider when it comes to stability, longevity and comfort! I would highly recommend Joyce Means, owner, of Decorating Den to EVERYONE! If we ever build another home, my wife and I will definitely have Joyce involved from the very beginning to help with colors and layout dimensions ….everything. She has a visionary approach that is wonderful!“
“My project would not have been as successful as it turned out to be without Joyce’s help. She advised me on what to do with the bookshelves flanking my fireplace and helped me in selecting hardwood floors, paint colors and window treatments. She was easy to work with and very responsive. If the need comes up I would definitely work with her again.“
“Joyce, I just wanted to put a feather in your cap. I had a gentleman (and he was) out today to look at cleaning the gutters and all the blackness that is neighboring the gutters. He said that it was the nicest decorated outside that he had ever seen–including the CEO’s house of Eastman Chemical. Wonder what he will think when he goes inside?????? Thank you for making my home so beautiful.“
“My husband and I just finished a complete remodel on our Seabrook Island villa. Joyce Means, with the Charleston Decorating Den, made the process such a joy! My tastes were changing from a predominantly traditional approach to a more contemporary style. Joyce had the insights I needed to tie my ideas together. She suggested some breathtaking elements that helped me define my style, while thinking beyond the obvious choices.
Many of the selections we decided on make me smile every time I see them. For example, I had the concept of the window treatments I wanted; Joyce’s suggestions and expert installation team brought them from general idea to stunning reality. I plan on keeping Joyce’s number on speed dial as last few finishing touches of our beach hideaway take shape. She aways has time to help. With her expert advice, our beautiful place on Seabrook will be a home my husband and I will enjoy for many years to come.“
Thank you so much for helping me with my wallpaper project. I love the paper and I’m enjoying the project. I love telling everyone YOU were the one who helped me with this, how easy it is doing business with you, and how quickly you get the job done â??. I would have to question anyone telling me there was another decorator to call on! YOU ROCK!“
“We are clueless when it comes to paint colors, coordinating furniture, draperies, privacy options, pillows, etc. Joyce guided us with colors and patterns and to combine pieces we already had with furniture/area carpets etc that we purchased through her. Now we have a home that is our style updated and easy. She is an A-1 person and an A-1 designer with an A-1 team. I can’t recommend her highly enough.“
“My husband and I think so highly of Joyce, her professionalism, and her quality of work. We are two very busy people with very little in common when it comes to design. Joyce made it easy for us to put our home together in a coherent, functional, and beautiful way. No one can control all aspects of the process and even when we hit a snag in the road (not anything anyone could’ve prevented) Joyce made sure things where made right and that we were absolutely happy. This level of customer care and satisfaction is rare these days!“
“I was looking to take an over-cluttered room, and turn it into a functioning home office. Joyce came in to the rescue. Everything she picked out worked out perfectly. At first I was unsure, but once she had every piece in place, it opened up the space. She created the perfect home office.
Mostly, I was impressed by her work ethic. She was a delight to work with, and made us feel like we were her only priority. Rare to find this these days! Highly recommended Joyce for any size project. “
“Joyce is an amazing designer that cares about her customers…if you are looking for a professional with a personal touch please don’t hesitate to contact Joyce. She won’t disappoint you!“
“Due to the open layout of our home I struggled greatly with paint colors. With Joyce’s suggestions I finally gained the confidence to undergo the needed renovations to bring our home up to date. I highly recommend her!“
“I want to take a minute to share my reaction via text to Joyce after my installation was complete. I am in LOVE! Everything is so beautiful. I love the rug under the dining table – the texture is fabulous. The living room chair is great and the tables… LOVE. The curtains add such warmth to both rooms. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! I highly recommend Joyce and her team to help with your decorating needs.“
“Joyce Means is a Joy to work with! We just clicked from the start. I appreciate her taste in Decorating. She gives the WOW factor I am looking for without being outlandish. She is very conscious about price and I feel that I am receiving the best value for the money. I love the fact that I can communicate with her and she is open to my ideas. I can share my lifestyle and she makes it work! The other factor I appreciate is that she is willing to come up with a game plan so I can do a little at a time and it is not overwhelming. Her ideas are timeless. I highly recommend Joyce Means of Decorating Den Interiors.“
“Working with Joyce was a true pleasure. Starting from an almost blank slate, Joyce helped me select a living room ensemble which suited both my needs and taste beautifully. She seemed to have an intuitive sense of what would appeal to me and made the selection process almost effortless. Instead of being overwhelmed by endless possibilities, she helped me to focus on pieces that would work well and provide a stylish sophistication that, as the saying goes, “speaks to me”! This was my first time working with a decorating consultant, and I could not be happier with the result.“
“Joyce was a pleasure to work with. She saw my vision for my home and executed it to perfection. I will recommend her to anyone who needs an interior designer.“
“My window treatments were just installed today – love them…………Joyce was great suggesting fabrics and styles for our new retirement house. We love them all. She was easy to talk to and definitely knows her stuff………I would highly recommend her work!”
“Joyce did a great job in helping us select window coverings, furniture and area rugs for our new home. She and her team were prompt, efficient and did an excellent job installing our window treatments. We highly recommend Decorating Den!!”