We found Sheila though the National Association of Home Builders as an Aging In Place Specialist. She came to our condo for an initial consultation with my 83 year old mother who also has Multiple Sclerosis. After the initial interview Sheila consulted with a fellow designer who specializes in MS. Sheila was very patient and was a fantastic listener. She took the time to understand all of my mother's issues and challenges. Soon after, Sheila contacted us to recommend that we use her designer counterpart as her counterpart could provide a design more to our needs. Sheila's good faith approach was greatly appreciated. She could easily have taken the project and we would have been none the wiser. We would definitely use Sheila for any other design project.
We have done many projects over the years with Sheila. She is extremely adaptive to your style and has an eye for design that is really hard to find. There is no one better to work with! Her visions are breathtaking and she has the attention to deal to see every project through until the end. One in a million.
We have never met, but my parents are the owners of the Red Bank Riverview Pied-A-Terre. I wanted to thank you for designing such a beautiful home for my family to enjoy for years to come. Your work is stunning and every time I visit, I love seeing what new treasures you have added to the space. My parents' personalities are reflected in every detail, and it is so fun to stay there. As my dad likes to say, "without Sheila, your mom and I would have ruined the apartment." Having participated in many shopping trips to buy furniture with him over the years, I can confirm that is a virtual certainty.
Thank you again, Sheila. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the work you put in making my parents' vision a reality.
“My husband and I hired Sheila Rich to help us update 52-year-old furniture with new upholstery and to refresh the living space where the furniture sat. We planned to repaint but we were not doing any kind of construction.
From the very beginning of the project we found Sheila to be a good listener and an excellent communicator. Her suggestions for fabric, carpeting, color and furniture rearrangement spoke to our own style and helped us create a place of warmth, welcome and comfort. Sheila was very accommodating with scheduling appointments, very clear in discussing costs, and very patient addressing our questions and concerns. She worked with us around a somewhat crazy time frame and made everything come together in perfect order and perfect time, resulting in a beautiful living space that integrates traditional style with modern flair. We are delighted with the new look in our home and we recommend Sheila highly for her vision, her expertise and her lovely personality.”
Mary & Art
“I had a wonderful experience working with Sheila Rich Interiors. I felt that Sheila, from the very beginning, really understood where I wanted to go with this renovation. She was very professional, Listened carefully to my vision, and returned phone calls and texts promptly.
She re-did a few pieces that I was planning on replacing and they looked beautiful.
The best part of the project was that she was always fun to be with! Sheila is so positive and upbeat - you come across a problem and she finds a solution. I hired a designer and finished the project with a lifelong friend.”
It has been my pleasure to have known Sheila Rich for a number of years and to have worked closely with her on many occasions. She has been more than helpful in advising us in our decorating needs; both in selecting floors and materials. She has proven herself flexible, talented and consistently responsive to our priorities. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend her to anyone in search of her services.
I am a general contractor and have worked with Sheila Rich for several years on numerous projects. She has always been a first-rate colleague and collaborator. Sheila adapts to her clients tastes while infusing her own distinct style into every project, big or small. Communication with her is quick and easy, which helps keep projects running smoothly. I think Sheila's design sense and level of finish is impeccable as do her many satisfied clients. I am proud of the results we have achieved together and look forward to the challenges ahead.
Joshua Hayek, Crown Custom Builders, LLC
We have had the pleasure of working with Sheila on a few projects and it is always a pleasure to work with someone who is so knowledgeable about their craft and truly appreciates each of her clients and their specific needs. She is a joy to work with and always brings her charm and charisma into each of her projects. She always loves going with high-quality products and appreciates the fine details which make all of the difference.
Sheila Rich has designed two chiropractic offices for me and my home. She has an incredible eye, keeps the job original and classy. She understands your family or business's "personality" to make the project feel like "yours". She works fast and efficient. I found her decisiveness and certainty to be most helpful during projects with endless options. I give my full and complete recommendation.
Having watched Sheila work her magic for my parents several times (you can see some of the results on her site), I jumped at the chance to have her assist with an addition/redesign. Although we didn't have a huge budget, she went above and beyond in helping us maximize our dollars while missing nothing in the style department. Couldn't recommend her highly enough.
It is such pleasure working with Sheila! She has been purchasing flooring from my company for many years. We have a great professional and friendly relationship. She makes the most beautiful, conscientious selections always with the client in mind. It is such a treat to see the end results of her hard work.
Sheila designed my gutted apartment on the New Jersey shore. She was a delight to work with, truly professional and designed with my personality in mind. She needed to include large works of art and collections and found unique solutions to showcase everything while keeping the ocean view as a main focus. Sheila was able to meet deadlines and budgets and never promised anything she couldn't deliver.
She can design for all: traditional, modern, contemporary or anything you like without compromising design. This is due to her experience and knowledge in the field. I would certainly give her the highest rating.
Sheila has a rare and enviable ability to design and create space that has beauty, meaning, and function. Her taste is exquisite and her style is polished and sophisticated.
Besides being a joy to work with, Sheila is professional, reliable and totally accountable.
Sheila's commitment to her clients is matched only by her passion for design.
I have worked with Sheila Rich Interiors on many projects, for personal projects and most recently for our business.
She has created an office for us that is the envy of all our peers. Sheila was able to meet all our deadlines within our budget under very unusal circimstances. Sheila has made a difference in the way we work and how proud we are of where we work!
Sheila Rich redecorated my apartment. The apartment was painted,the furniture reupholstered,new carpeting installed, blinds and wallpaper also added. Everything came in on time and Sheila often stopped by to see how things were. She even hung my pictures up for me. I am very happy with the way my apartment looks and I would not hesitate to recommend Sheila Rich Interiors to my friends.
I would definitely recommend Sheila Rich as an interior decorator. She has excellent taste and really steered us in the right direction when it came to decorating our first home. She was mindful of our budget and was able to deliver high quality furnishings at a reasonable cost. In particular, the furniture and fabrics she chose for our den have held up incredibly well and are still in style 15 years later!
Sheila is a true professional. She is very mindful of the homeowner's tastes, likes and dislikes. Sheila is very respectful of the budget as well. When she helped me design the interior of my home she actually gave me ideas that saved me money. She was not trying to up-sell you on furnishings that were not necessary just to make a commission. Her ideas were innovative, timeless and beautiful. When my husband and I disagreed she was a "wonderful" mediator and listened to both points of view. She then directed us to make wise decisions in color, furnishings, and accessories. Working with Sheila was "FUN" and in the end I have a beautiful home. Thanks Sheila Rich.
Focused, intuitive, highly motivated, great coordinating of style and design, this is Sheila. My wife and I worked with her company and were extremely pleased how easily she made the decision process. All stress eliminated. The final results were outstanding!
I J Zohn
Ms. Rich was instrumental in the complete renovation on my beach condo. Not only did she help me choose fabrics and furniture, etc she completely had by bathrooms gutted and restyled them to my liking. Sheila also had some very good ideas when it came to utilizing, what was once wasted space, into a functional areas.
She hired a general contractor after getting bids for the job and she oversaw all phases of his work. She was mindful of my preferences and my budget. My condo has appeared twice in a New Jersey decorating magazines.
Thank you so much for all of the work you did in making our home as enjoyable as it is. Each day as we descend the stairs, we smile as we look at the changes you made to our living and dining rooms. Then there is the kitchen. FABULOUS!!! We never thought our kitchen could look this good.
Lois and Les Gordon
Sheila is truly a master of the renovation/design world. Her experience and creativity quickly led to envision flow, openness and light; which, in turn led to a redesigned and combined kitchen/family room, updated dining room, living room, hallway, and two (of four) bedrooms. Sheila guided us through the challenging construction process from selecting our contractor, building trust based on mutual cost/quality expectations, and the actual construction in our home.
Sheila was a skillful and effective advocate remaining available every step of the way. She always returned our calls and emails; even holidays and weekends. She is organized and detail oriented. We may have forgotten something, but she never did. Throughout our project, Sheila operated within our budget without sacrificing style and taste. Her selection of colors and furnishings were suggestions, never dictates.
Sheila’s positive attitude and enthusiasm combined with her formidable creative design and decorating skills made her the most valuable player on our team.
Steve and Judy Pashall
I have known Sheila Rich, both on a professional and personal level for several years. As a professional designer she ran a project for my husband and I that was both challenging and frustrating. Throughout the process she showed extreme competence and instilled in us the sense that she would be there each step of the way to insure a positive result. This ultimately turned out to be the case and we ended up with a beautiful renovation. I have referred her to several friends who have been thrilled with her running of their projects.
Personally I have found her qualities of perseverance, positive attitude, competence and honesty to make her the kind of friend I can rely on and trust.
Dr. Sharon Kamm
Season’s greetings and best wishes for a happy new year.
I think of you often as I continue to enjoy the results of your vision. It is amazing how well your artistic skills have held up over so many years. I am reluctant to make any changes without your advice.
Best wishes, Zelig
Two years ago, we asked Sheila to advise us in connection with our planned home redecoration. Working with her became a distinct pleasure; she was responsive to our needs, considerate of our pocketbook, and she provided us with remarkably tasteful design suggestions. She has warmed our living space and continues to be a thoughtful adviser.
L & J
This is the third home that Sheila Rich has helped me decorate. She is always professional and listens to what my needs and budget are. She transformed a dated home that we purchased into a fresh and inviting environment. Sheila is innovative and used my already owned items effectively. My home is warm and welcoming and accurately reflects my husband and me. Everyone who walks in comments on how lovely it is. I would recommend Sheila to anyone. She is the best!!
We are so happy with the renovation that Sheila did in our master bathroom. She managed the project in a very professional way. Our bathroom is beautiful as well as efficient and practical. I recommend Sheila Rich to anyone who considering this project in their home.
“We can’t say enough wonderful things about Sheila. She is a consummate professional, who is courteous and extremely helpful. We hired Sheila to help us design and furnish our new home. From the start, Sheila came up with a plan to give each room its own personality, while making sure that the rooms complemented one another to contribute to a unified theme. She was so easy to work with and helped us through the process by accompanying us to stores to meet our decorating needs and express our own personal tastes. We love the way our home looks and look forward to working with Sheila on future projects in our house in the years to come.”
“We had the opportunity to work with Sheila Rich Interiors this year on a major renovation project. Basically, our condo was completely gutted down to the studs and sub floor -- new wiring, plumbing, flooring, fixtures, cabinets, appliances, etc. During this entire time, we lived in another state and could only visit the site on occasion so we really did have to rely on Sheila throughout.
Now that the renovation is finished, we could not be more pleased with the result -- it is simply stunning! Sheila was able to take our goals, develop an overall vision for the project, and then turn that vision into reality. At every step, she helped us with decisions that had to be made -- major and minor alike -- and did so in a way that kept us within our overall budget. In fact, we even had some funds remaining that allowed us to splurge in a few areas. A final note. As I mentioned earlier, we lived in another state so taking on a project of this magnitude could have easily overwhelmed us. But, the communication could not have been better. We were in constant communication with each other and Sheila always kept us apprised of where things stood or were headed. I felt like we were always on the same page and often Sheila had addressed issues before I even raised the question. My wife and I have said on more than one occasion how fortunate we were to have selected Sheila to oversee the renovation of our home.”
“I have been delighted to work with Sheila photographing her beautiful interiors. She is a talented designer who brings original style to each project - whether a family home or sophisticated space. In her designs she clearly considers every detail, both aesthetic and functional. Sheila approaches her work with professionalism. She is accessible, prompt, friendly and a great collaborator. A perfect colleague and her clients adore her! ”
“Sheila was recommended to me by one of my very close friends. I was told by my friend that by hiring Sheila...not only is my house going to be beautiful in the end, but that I was also going to make a lifelong friend in Sheila. My friend was right! Sheila has elegant, classic and timeless taste and molded her ideas into mine. She helped me with basically everything that was involved in my kitchen and downstairs renovation and more importantly helped make my house a home!”
Sheila joined with the Make a Wish Foundation to create our son Angelo's dream train room. My husband and I decided that we would use the unfinished room above our garage to fulfill this dream. Every effort was made to make sure the layout was flawless. We were so impressed with the amount of compassion and concern for our son's happiness. It was so special to have people so in touch with Angelo's emotions and needs.
Sheila was consistently in contact to discuss each stage. The quality of work and value placed on the creation of Angelo's room was professional and above any standard. It was pure excellence!!! We cannot thank Sheila enough for the room that our son longs to be in and how it is his favorite place to be. I watch him with such joy running from one side of the room to the next as he plays. It’s true happiness to see his dream come true!!!!
I recently attended a talk given by Sheila on Aging in Place. After explaining the principles of Universal Design, she walked the audience through “before” and “after” photos taken from her portfolio. Sheila’s work is amazing! Her ideas are creative, smart, functional, and beautiful. I enjoyed learning about the specific challenges faced with each living situation and how she worked with the client to address each issue.
Like her interior designs, the presentation was polished and professional. Thank you, Sheila.
Sheila, thanks to you our beach condominium looks amazing! The paint selection that you recommended looks so fresh and warm...we couldn't be happier with the color! My favorite improvement was adding a much needed second bathroom allowing us to create a master en suite. It has been a pleasure working with you. You always promptly returned my phone calls and emails, worked within our budget and offered current and upcoming decorating tips. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a designer. Thank you for helping us transform our space into a beautiful condominium home!
Sheila is a great designer. She has impeccable taste. She is very easy to work with. My house came out absolutely beautiful. I had a budget to work with and she was able to work within it. I highly recommend Sheila.
Originally, I hired Sheila Rich to design my home. She created a space that my wife and I love. We could have never created our home this way without her. The amazing part was that Sheila was able to capture "the feel" that we wanted. It was important that we had a home that was elegant but comfortable enough to live in. She hit it out of the park! We continue to have Sheila design other rooms in our house.
I was so pleased with Sheila's vision and work that I hired her to redesign my office space. I had been renting for 7 years and it was time for an update. However, the fact that the space is a rental and I do not know when I may be moving created a budget that Sheila was able to work within.
Our office got a much needed facelift and the response from my patients and staff was nothing short of phenomenal. She helped create an office that we love coming to. Her capacity to see the space as it will be makes her an extraordinary visionary! I wholeheartedly recommend Sheila Rich for your next home or office project!
You can see pictures at www.getwellnj.com/DrLarryArbeitman/AboutUs/OfficeTour/index.cfm
I have worked with Sheila for many years, selling tile and stone to her on numerous occasions. She is progressive in her thinking, and tailors each selection beautifully to her client's wishes, using many of the "fresher" ideas in my store to set her designs apart from the ordinary. Sheila considers the entire project, and this shows in her frequent inclusion in Design NJ magazine.
I have worked with Sheila for several projects over the past 30 years. She has always done an excellent job, listening to what my needs and preferences were, and producing a wonderful room at the end. She is always respectful of my budget, and incorporates my older furniture and accessories, updating the look in my home. My family room was not an inviting place to sit, until Sheila changed the room color, the window treatment, and the lighting. Now it is our favorite room.
Sheila Rich designed my kitchen and stayed on top of it every day. It seemed like she could read my mind and knew what I liked and didn't like. She took me on trips to let me see what was out there and helped me with the choices once we had narrowed them down. She stayed on top of the kitchen people and made sure they stayed on target with the installations. I couldn't have asked for a better designer and person to work with.
Sheila Rich is one of the most interesting, energetic, creative people I have ever met. We recently moved from a very small condo into a roomy townhouse. Sheila's concept of space and proportion are amazing. She has (and still is) guiding us through what to keep, what to toss, what to purchase AND where to put it to get the look that we want for our new home. Her ideas are brilliant while keeping in mind her client's taste and pocketbook.
We have had the pleasure of working with Sheila on several jobs, and each one has produced fantastic results. She has a wonderful eye for design and keeps the clients' individuality as a top priority. We have even won several awards together!
Monmouth Custom Builders
I am an architect specializing in residential additions and alterations. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Sheila on a number of residential projects over the past 10 years. In each and every case, I have been impressed with Sheila's unique ability to listen to her clients and create beautiful interior spaces for them. She couples her great eye for design with strong technical skills. I consider myself a better architect as a direct result of working with Sheila Rich!
Lawrence F. Slawson
We hired Sheila Rich Interiors, LLC immediately upon moving into our new house. While the house had a great shell, it was clear from jump that we needed to make many decisions with regard to changing out wall coverings, window treatments, flooring, furniture and more. Sheila worked closely with us to understand our style and was able to develop a number of creative options for us to consider and iterate upon. Moreover, Sheila developed a plan to turn the house we purchased into one that quickly became our dream home, complete with wall-to-wall changes that fit our style and matched our budget. Sheila is an absolute professional, she is veryu godd at waht she does and is incredibly easy to work with, to boot. We would highly recommend her to anyone considering using her services.
Description: Partial Kitchen Renovation: Tiling for walls and back splash (she created the design and lay out), window treatments, kitchen chair seat covers, bar stools and seat covers, knobs for cabinets, various accessories, lighting fixtures over the kitchen table and island (my favorite, as they are so unique!)
Sheila Rich transformed our kitchen from an ordinary looking, unfinished kitchen to a beautiful, contemporary kitchen with a very polished look. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sheila as she is professional, extremely knowledgeable, very reliable and just plain nice! She worked within our budget to get the look we wanted and we are so pleased with the final product.
We can't wait to start the next room!
Sheila Rich helped us design and decorate our home 25 years ago. Over the last several years, she has helped us redecorate as our needs required, and, most recently, re-design our kitchen and bathrooms. In every instance, her work has been terrific. She understands her clients needs, responds to their requests, and operates on the most professional level. The information I will provide below covers only the most recent activity.
Shelia updated our family room, which she originally designed in 1981 after a fire. Once again, we were delighted with the results. The design incorporated the changes in media technology that has taken place since the original design and reflected the technological needs of our family.
In addition, Sheila updated the room's decor through new fabrics on our sofas and chairs. The room reflects the personalities of our family.
D & H
Sheila not only has amazing vision and is an amazing decorator but she is a wonderful person too! She carries the perfect balance of encouragement, respect, vision and patience to meet you where you are at but also propel you forward. I have already recommended Sheila to family and friends!