Habitat Hanalei Interiors
Environments, not just interiors.
First let me start by saying, that I have no decorating sense at all. Nor did I know what it would be like to work with someone who does. While I was excited to hire a professional to help me make my brand new house into a place that I was proud to invite company into, I was nervous that I would go broke in the process. I hired Jeff Hayes on a referral from a friend. From the minute I met Jeff, I knew that this was going to be a fun and exciting project.
Jeff’s process and approach is unique. He took the time to get to know my family and our lifestyle so he could help us create a space that was not only beautiful but functional for a busy family with 3 small kids. One of my favorite things he did was to utilize many items I already owned, to keep cost down. He also incorporated some new pieces that really add some “pop” to the rooms.
One word of advice to potential customers, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and let Jeff and the process guide you. If you are completely set in your ways and not open to a new approach or suggestions then Jeff may not be the guy for you. Remember, you are hiring a professional because they are just that… a professional. If you could do it all on your own, you probably wouldn’t be looking for help. But I digress…
I would recommend Jeff and his services to anyone I know. My home is a comfortable, beautiful place that I am proud of.
Many thanks to Habitat Hanalei Interiors!!!
"My husband and I had never used an interior decorator because we were afraid that we would end up with a house that was more the decorator’s taste than our own. Jeff was totally not what we expected. He listened to what both my husband and I had to say, looked at our home and came up with ideas that reflected our tastes not his. His ideas were fresh and imaginative with touches that were unique to our home and no one else’s. We had a limited budget and he gladly worked within it. We have several other projects in our home and plan on working with Jeff on those also. We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who needs to have their home completely redecorated or just freshened up. He was a joy to work with!"
"Jeff, Thanks so much for the fantastic job you did with the redecorating of our house. We were so impressed with your knowledge, professionalism and the beautiful outcome. We especially appreciated how you talked with us about what we envisioned and then made it happen. Your keen eye and great choice of colors, accessories and furniture created such a warm, inviting environment. Working with you was an amazing experience. The professional way in which everything was handled, from shopping to hanging pictures on the wall made the redecorating seamless and enjoyable. The fact that we came in significantly under budget was wonderful, too. We look forward to the next project that we can work on together."
Sincerely, Sam & Sally Fatigato
“I’d never thought using a designer would save so much money! Not only were the ideas innovative & more exciting than anyone else had ever suggested, but Jeff’s enthusiasm for what my home could look like was contagious. His approach was straightforward and almost amusing. Instead of spending months getting the job done, my home was literally transformed into an incredible space that’s become the envy of all of my friends in no time at all. He used a lot of my own furniture, worked with what I had, and we spent very little supplementing what eventually became a home I am so proud of. Unbelievable!!! "
Anne Marie Salvatore
"Jeff arrived with a wealth of information and ideas to add unique touches to many areas of my home. He created an exquisite grapevine arbor for my hallway entry. It made such an impact on that space, and I have received many compliments. He was very conscientious about keeping my projects within budget. I would love to work with Jeff again. His creativity and talents are amazing."
“I hired Habitat when I moved into a new office in Austin, Texas to give me some ideas on how to make the space more comfortable for myself & my clients. The challenge was keeping it professional, but personalized at the same time. I had quotes from other designers for as much as $6,500. Habitat designed, delivered & installed an unbelievably beautiful end result that cost less than $800! I don’t know whether I was more impressed with the final design, the price, or how fast it was done.”
Creative Specialty Services, Austin, TX
"When I first saw my new house, it was dark, gloomy & dull. What I had to work with was very minimal. Jeff assured me that I needed to look beyond what I saw & trust his vision for a complete transformation. He was very articulate in describing what could be done. I lived out of state during the remodel & was more than a little nervous about the work being done in my absence. When I returned two months later, IT WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT HOUSE! It was so full of life…bright, rich, beautiful, open, airy, peaceful….well, there are just too many adjectives to describe the end result! My formerly dull, dark house has become my sanctuary. It truly is a reflection of who I am and how I wanted to feel. Plus, he came in under budget! "
PhilomenaRowlands Austin, Texas
"What Jeff can do with lighting is amazing. My home absolutely glows! Everything is so subtle, soothing, warm & very dramatic. The best money I’ve spent in a long time. He has a knack for furniture placement to truly enhance a room. He uses the space of the room to maximize it efficiency & aestetic beauty. RESULTS UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!
"I hired Habitat before I moved into a new, smaller home. They came to my old home, looked at everything I had and were at my new home on the day of the move. I really had no idea how I was going to design my new home with all of my old things, but after ONE day, my new house was unbelievable. Jeff has an instinct that is second to none when it comes to envisioning the end result and making it happen at the speed of light. All I can recommend is to just stay out of his way! He works so fast, you might get hurt! Many thanks!!!"
Janice Ervin Minneapolis, MN
"I hired Habitat Hanalei because I wanted a tiki room. Jeff was pretty candid & told me that a tiki room was tacky and dated. Instead, he described how to create something that evolved into what I can only describe as a Polynesian paradise. No one expects to see what they do when they walk into my “tiki room.” He has this uncanny knack for being very direct-even if it seems offensive, but trust me….he knows what he’s talking about. The proof is in the work. What I realized in the end, was that I didn’t really know WHAT I wanted, but Jeff did. Now, even when it’s 20 degrees outside, I sit in my room & can almost feel the tropical sun & breeze. It’s like a spa experience! Thank you, thank you, thank you! "
"What this guy can do with his hands is amazing. I don’t know whether he’s more of a designer or an artist. He built 12 foot tall, silk trees from the ground up for my home, and the most creative & uniquely designed artificial floral arrangements that I’ve ever seen. People actually go up to these flowers & smell them! All I can say is WOW! "
"I’m a Marist priest that was put in charge of transforming an enormous room into a comfortable retreat & meeting place for my congregation. I was on a very tight budget-needless to say-and Jeff’s ideas were very unique. I had to admit I was very skeptical, but I had known Jeff for many years & he offered his services at no charge. In the end, I was amazed and extremely grateful! He completed the job for a fraction of our budget & even flew out to D.C. to handle the installation. We now have a place to be very proud of that is not only completely functional, but beautiful beyond my expectations."
Fr. Bruce Leary