My name is Celina. I recently moved to New Jersey to be with my fiancé. We bought a condo together that needed a lot of attention.
I didn't know too many people in New Jersey yet, and trusted my future sister-in-law when she gave me Jeff Acker's name for help in our project.
Jeff made an overwhelming project turn into an easy, painless transition. He turned our place into a beautiful home! We love walking into it every night and the compliments we receive every time a guest walks in is a wonderful feeling. The completion of this project would not have ever happened as creatively and beautifully without Jeff! Thank you so much! Needless, to say, you were a great find and became a great friend at the same time.
Under the leadership of Jeffery Acker, Acker Bryant Design was retained as the design firm for both homes we own in New York City and Red Bank, New Jersey.
The New York home: A four-floor townhouse circa1850. The project was a "top-to-bottom" renovation involving a complete refurbishment while retaining original interior architectural components whenever feasible.
The scope of work encompassed replacement of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, all new bathrooms, new kitchen, and a combination of new finishes and restoration or replication of finishes original to the house.
The work took place under the supervision of an architect, and Acker Bryant Design was required to work in close coordination with the architect, taking the lead in all aspects of the project involving interior design and decor, including all interior finishes, lighting design, kitchen and bath fixtures, color palettes, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture and accessories.
Our primary objective in choice of a design firm was to avoid designers who would "dictate" the direction or end result of our project.
ABD gave us a comfort level from the onset that our interaction would at all times be entirely collaborative. While they were very effective at offering direction and sourcing items from which we could choose, and guided us carefully towards the best result, we were never made to feel that our home was the expression of someone else's ideas and creativity
The Red Bank Home: A large waterfront home circa 1914. The project was cosmetic, primarily involving furnishings and color palette and finishes.
ABD worked alone as designer and as project coordinator of various construction trades engaged in cabinetry and minor alterations.
The primary challenge in the Red Bank home was layout design and the furnishing and decoration of a very large central space fully glassed on one wall with expansive water views.
By careful attention to scale and placement of furniture, together with ingenious avoidance of color, Jeff created a commodious living space which becomes the focal point of our home.
In all other respects ABD was fully responsive to our wish that the house display the casual informality of a summer home while retaining the stately and dignified air shown in its basic architectural design and appropriate to its period.
Conclusion: In both assignments, Acker Bryant Design provided management and administration of the highest order. Merchandise was unfailingly delivered as ordered and specified. Deliveries were scheduled and accomplished without incident, and problems were always addressed immediately and rectified in the most expeditious manner.
We would not consider another design firm for any future project, regardless of size or location. This firm cannot be more highly recommended.
As people who have used interior designers before and have had numerous experiences with space designers in various homes, we were never comfortable and satisfied enough to continue the relationship. However, with Jeff Acker from Acker Bryant Design including his entire team we are extremely satisfied. The Acker Bryant team goes above and beyond any of our expectations to create an aura of comfort and elegance. Their attention to detail and professionalism in making sure all deliveries are overseen by Jeff and his entire team. It has given us the confidence in using them not only for multiple rooms but multiple homes. Marc and I would highly recommend the Acker Bryant Design team.
The best testimonial we can give to Jeff and the people at Acker Bryant would come from the expressions, comments and genuine complements from visitors to our home.
Working with Jeff and the staff at Acker Bryant was a pleasant and enlightening experience, one that made us an important participant.
We have been using Acker Bryant for well over 10 years. Their design team, Frank and Jeff, are not only at the top of their league when it comes to design and innovative ideas, but they are two of the nicest people to work with on the face of the earth! Frank and Jeff's attention to detail, and their eye for architecture and design is brilliant. They are good listeners and extremely easy to work with and share ideas. Frank and Jeff put their customers completely at ease, and completely remove any stress when decorating a new home. Their company has decorated our entire home, including painting, window treatments, bedspreads and pillows, carpeting, furniture, lighting, wall hangings, and accessories. Using Acker Bryant Design for our home was one of thee best decisions we've ever made....and we now have great friends for life!
We simply cannot say enough good things about Acker Bryant Design! We moved into a newly renovated home about a year ago and have been working with Acker Bryant Design for all our decorating needs…new furniture, paint, carpeting, window treatments, light fixtures, etc. Acker Bryant Design turned a great house into a warm and inviting home for our family. Their patience, expertise, and confidence made them an absolute pleasure to work with. We can't recommend them enough - we love our home and owe it all to the 'magic' of Acker Bryant Design!
My husband and I have the pleasure to be working with a wonderful design company Acker Bryant Designs for many years. The professionalism they display is incredible! Their designers and staff are not only super talented but the nicest people to work with. They are not a hard sell!! They listen to their clients and work with their taste and their budgets. They take pride in their work and are always there to help you with any problems that might arise. We have the pleasure of working with the designer Jeff Acker and my home is beautiful and truly a place we enjoying being in. As most people know, your home is a reflection of who you are. If you need help in decorating and designing your home and are confused on what direction to take Acker Bryant Designs is definitely where you should go!!!!!
I have had years of experience decorating homes, and have never met nicer, more accommodating professionals! Working with Acker Bryant took all the pressure off my shoulders. I told Jeffrey what I wanted....and he got it done....ON TIME. His attention to our needs and desires, his savvy in noticing the smallest detail, and his contagious delight in what he does.....makes this decorator a stand-out among the rest.
I would definitely recommend Acker Bryant
Working for a large electrical contractor on the East End of Long Island has allowed us to work with many of the world’s finest designers and architects. When we were introduced to Frank Bryant of Acker Bryant Design on a project we were going to be working on together, it was an absolute pleasure from the start. Not only did they keep us completely informed throughout the lighting design layout and product selection process, but we were able to meet with them on multiple occasions on site as well as a lighting showroom to ensure that we were understood their design intent and applications. Frank and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, open to outside ideas, consistently professional and extremely talented. We hope to work with you again on future projects.
Frank is an exceptional interior designer who is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about his work. I asked Frank to redesign, room by room, our home. His projects consisted of choosing new wall colors, artwork, carpets, tiles, window treatments, new pieces of furniture in many rooms, and much more. Frank demonstrated an impressive level of expertise and professionalism throughout the entire renovation process. Being a single Dad he made a stressful process actually ENJOYABLE! I love my home and so does anyone who visits.
I am honored to have the pleasure of working with Acker/Bryant for the past 15 years. They have helped design & decorate my home (villa), my daughters family home (colonial) & my sons bachelor pad (townhouse); each requiring different needs & ideas. With their professional talent, consideration, & extreme patience, these homes are beautiful, stylish & most importantly comfortable!!!! We still call them when we need their help.They are always there for us!
We were referred to Acker Bryant by a very close relative who had their house beautifully redesigned with Acker Bryant. Our first meeting with Frank Bryant was very welcoming as he connected with us and spent time understanding our architectural needs. We have since completely designed our house, basement, and two offices with Acker Bryant. Every time, Frank has stepped up to our changing taste and delivered a finished product that we are extremely pleased with and continue to cherish in our daily lives.