client testimonials


What is Danielle’s first line when she meets with a client? – “ What three words would you use to describe the feel you want for your home?”  I have been privileged to have her ask me that twice!  Living at the beach we wanted a new feel and décor for our home in Wrightsville Beach.  It turned out to be exactly the feel we wanted – comfortable, casual, inviting!  Just as she was about finished, our dear friend Florence paid an untimely ugly visit.  Being out of our home for six months meant Danielle could not finish immediately.  When all repairs were complete, Danielle and her fabulous team came in and put our totally disorganized home back together and was able to complete the final touches that she had been storing for those six months.  We love everything she did and I would never have had the vision she had from those words I said to her at our first meeting.  Port City Design Group is an amazing “family” to work with.  Customer service at its absolute best!

And then … she was able to ask me that same question again.  Expecting our first grandchild in Charlotte, we decided to purchase a home there and asked Danielle to help us with that project.  She delightfully agreed.  We drove to Charlotte where sitting in our new home she asked that question again.  This time she actually came up with one word – GATHERING.  This is exactly where our family will gather and watch our little grandson, who has not yet arrived, grow and be able to love on him whenever we want.  This home has a totally different look and feel from our Wrightsville Beach home.  Danielle and her team once again came to Charlotte in three vehicles and put this house together in one day.  A week later we walked in to a totally decorated beautiful home.  Lots of comfortable seating for lots of family and all baby friendly.  She even made a special room that we can call “the baby’s room!”

Danielle has made these two experiences perfectly painless and has taken care of the biggest and the tiniest details.  I have grown to love Danielle and her team, Katie, Joe, Jimmy feel like they are all family.  Katie has a GREAT eye for detail.  Joe can do ANYTHING and Jimmy can hang EVERYTHING.  Danielle has become A daughter to me.  I cannot say enough good things about the amazing woman she is  Awesome team that I would highly recommend for any decorating need – large or small!  They “listen” to what you are saying.  Love Port City Design Group!

Sharon Poovey

Wrightsville Beach/Charlotte, North Carolina

We were introduced to Danielle and her team at Port City Design through our builder Schiano Development. As first-time homebuilders, we had heard all the horror stories about how complicated, stressful and overwhelming all the decisions associated with building a home could be, but due to Danielle and her team we could not have been happier with our home building process and the final outcome has exceeded all of our expectations. Her services for us can be broken down into two distinct parts; selection of materials for the home itself such as countertops, cabinets, flooring, plumbing, and light fixtures, and a wonderful day spent shopping in High Point, North Carolina purchasing furniture, rugs and accessories to complement the home.
Danielle took the time to meet with us on several occasions to learn about our taste’s, and what kind of an environment and feel we wanted in our home, and she helped us at every stage to achieve our desired outcome.  Her knowledge and experience with the local venders, furniture companies, design concepts, and willingness to listen and adjust her recommendations to our input made the experience truly enjoyable and worthwhile.
Port City Design is a full-service company that puts the best interest and satisfaction of the client as their guiding principles, and we are thrilled to recommend Danielle and her team to anyone considering building or remodeling their home.
Richard and Allison Goble

Southport, North Carolina

When Lynne and I met Danielle for the first time, we knew that we had chosen the right person to help us design our new home. Danielle has a most vibrant personality, budgetary mindset and wonderful organizational skills. Her resources seem endless, and there was no hurdle we could not clear. Danielle also possesses a take-charge attitude, and she knows how to get things done. Throughout the time we spent together on our project, there was never a moment that we did not know exactly where we were with the process. Communication is vital during such projects, and Danielle has an innate talent for keeping the channels open between all parties. Her sense of style and graciousness are awesome bonuses! Should you desire an easier path toward building your dream home or tackling an upcoming renovation, we highly recommend you contact Danielle!

Lynne and Eddie Hardy

Wilmington, North Carolina