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Maria is an extremely talented and professional stager. She's helped us with staging vacant homes, new construction homes, decluttering well loved and lived in homes...and most importantly...selling homes! She always delivers and exceeds our expectations.

Nikki Travaglino

Realtor, William Pitt Sotheby's

I have had the pleasure of knowing Maria Nanamaker for several years.  As the Principal and owner of One Room at a Time, she wields her talents as a designer with experience, passion, creativity and promptness.  Any one of those things is special on its own, but together they afford her clients beautiful spaces, on time and with individuality.  Beyond all of that she is a lovely woman to know and I welcome our collaborations!

Christine Kalafus

Owner, Principal Stitch Custom Drapery, Sewing & Design Studio

 Maria is truly gifted as a decorator.  She has a very keen eye for color, space, placement and style.  The first room Maria decorated for me was my bedroom.  Although it was completed three years ago, I still love this room.  We began by choosing a curtain fabric, and Maria took it from there and transformed the room into a timeless, serene and comfortable retreat, which is exactly what I wanted but couldn't pull together on my own.  She recently finished redecorating my family room and helped me to completely change the space in a way that made the room much more functional, updated and attractive while keeping the entire project within my budget.  Maria is sensitive and warm, yet energetic, bright and professional. She is a lot of fun, easy to work with and is one of my favorite people.

Laurie Webb

Guilford, CT

Maria Nanamaker, you are so very talented and creative. You knew exactly what our style was and exceeded all of our expectations decorating "One Room at a Time". We will refer you to all of our friends and family!

Liana and Daniel Grabowski

Madison, CT

My family and I love working with Maria Nanamaker from “One Room at a Time”.  I have known Maria for over 20 years and always found her to be not only creative and hard working, but a caring professional.  Her assistance in the decorating of our home has included everything from paint color selection, room accessorizing and floor plan arrangements, to custom window treatments.  We always feel confident and comfortable knowing that she could work within our budget and time requirements, therefore, making the decorating process a fun, positive and successful experience! I am not only proud to her call her my professional decorator but, my friend too!

Kym, Bob, Shannon & Meghan Scott

Guilford, CT

I have worked with Maria from One Room at a Time for 15 years. She has always been patient, courteous and fair.  She always tries to find exactly what the customers needs are, even the smallest details of accents.  She's extremely talented in her field and a pleasure to work with.

Jody Ozment

Owner, Jody’s Recovery Room, Branford, CT

Maria is a color wiz! Her expertise in choosing the exact color to compliment or coordinate with my decor is phenomenal! I love working with Maria. She is considerate of my own style and always incorporates my personal taste into every room. I am beyond pleased with every room Maria has decorated. I can describe to her what "feel" I'm looking for...and she will return with exactly the right fabrics, colors, and accessories...almost as if she's read my mind! Maria has a wonderful eye for detail and color. She was able to take my ideas and transform them into realities. I couldn't have had a better and more rewarding experience. Maria is extremely respectful of my time as well as my budget. Her subcontractors delivered when promised and produce very high quality craftsmanship of upholstered furniture and curtains.

Lynette Vandlik

Guilford, CT

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