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Sharon is an incredibly talented interior designer! She has an intuitive eye for style, color and design. She is organized, detail oriented and so knowledgeable. She listens to her clients and works collaboratively to create spaces uniquely suited to you. She has gone above and beyond on all the projects for my home! Sharon is the best of the best!!!Read More

I had never used the services of a designer before and found Panache recommended on the Houzz site. I have small rooms and a few old but dear-to-me pieces which Have been transformed into a cozy oasis. From room design, furniture and rug size and selection, picture placement...a top to bottom job well done. I couldn’t be happier with the job Sharon has done for me. She turned my state of confusion into one of comfort and joy.Read More

We started working w/Sharon in Nov 2020 in our summer home we purchased on the southern coast of Maine. Sharon has been really wonderful to work with. We had a very productive kickoff F2F meeting after closing on the house & Sharon was very organized and extremely detail oriented taking notes of everything. Sharon has provided us w/all kinds of great design ideas and suggestions. Also, great referrals to local furniture and lighting suppliers. We’re very glad to have found Sharon and are looking forward to continuing working with her through to the completion of our project within the next couple months. Also wanted to note that we have some concerns surrounding the pandemic, and Sharon has navigated those issues very well for us. Just another great thing to know about Sharon that she’s both respectful and diligent in dealing with all of our concerns. Thank you, Sharon! Keep up the great work!Read More

It only took Sharon a few moments in my home to re-arrange furniture, pictures and decorations to create a home that reflects my personality. The very first time she was there! She has great ideas and makes it simple to complete a project.Read More

Highly recommend Panache Interior Design! Sharon is wonderful to work with! We started working w/her in Nov 2020 (started initial conversations back in Sept 2020). We recently bought a house on Southern Maine's Coast that needs everything. Sharon has been very organized from day 1 and has kept us moving forward and in the right direction! We had a really great and productive initial F2F kickoff meeting at the house and the conversations and activities were all organized with her taking detailed notes on everything. Sharon stays very organized (keeping us organized!) and has delivered on all her commitments (she mentioned back in Sept that she'd be able to help us starting in Nov & she has been delivering since we started). We are so glad to have met Sharon and are very happy to be working with her until our project is complete! PS Another major part of all of this is that, as a family we have some high risk considerations related to this pandemic. Sharon has been very thoughtful and responsive to all of our concerns.Read More

I hired Sharon in January 2020, and close to completion. Very impressed with Sharon’s design knowledge, guidance, and ability to offer quick suggestions if a piece doesn’t work. Sharon works hard to make sure the space is up to par in every way and makes suggestions that fit the customer’s style. She shows up at appointments with enthusiasm and great ideas. Sharon offers a team of contractors/contacts for the customer to work with which is very helpful. I enjoy working with Sharon and love my new living space!Read More

I've worked with Sharon for the past several years and have admired her professionalism, her design sense and more importantly, I love how she listens to her clients and finds a way to design a space they want. I've always found her to be creative and attentive and I couldn't recommend her more highly!Read More

We found Sharon on line a few months ago when we realized we needed help selecting tile and coordinating color for our new home. Although we were reluctant to hire someone we didn't know without a 'personal' recommendation, after talking to her a bit we decided to move forward and have been extremely happy. She has taken the time to understand our tastes and preferences and she's been there to guide us to decisions that are consistent with our vison for our project - sometimes affirming our own ideas and other times pointing us in a better direction. Our relationship started small and narrowly focused and has expanded to other aspects of the project as we’ve seen the value she brings to the process. Our project is ongoing and we expect her involvement will continue to grow. We enjoy working with Sharon. While we were apprehensive about hiring someone we didn’t know for something as personal as interior design, we’re very pleased we did.Read More

We wish we had hired Sharon years ago. It would have saved us time and money. She is great.Read More

I have worked with Sharon many times through the years and she is always a pleasure. Her keen eye for design, professionalism, positive attitude and creative disposition breathes new life into each project we have tackled together. I would highly recommend her to any client, friend or family member who needs guidance and or inspiration on any home design project.Read More

I have had the please of working with Sharon on many projects and it has always been great. She has an incredible eye for design and just seems to get what her clients wants, needs and goals are. She works together with her clients to turn their dreams into a reality. I always look forward to seeing how her designs come out. I would highly recommend to anyone no what what size project you are working on. She will make the whole process smooth and easy for you. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to work with her again.Read More

I have just started working with Sharon in the past six months and I am so happy that I finally took the plunge to hire her! Sharon has helped transform my study from a hodge podge of old mismatched furniture to beautiful warm, inviting yet professional space! I now love to enter an work in my study! Sharon is also in the process of redoing my sunroom and I cannot wait to see the finished results. Sharon has an innate ability for design. Immediately upon walking into your house she can transform a room sometimes with small adjustments (such as moving a plant) and can identify colors that work splendidly together. In addition, I find Sharon a good listener and someone I find very easy to work with. I look forward to her visits which I always find enjoyable and productive! I highly recommend Sharon and Panache design to anyone.Read More

Sharon has a gift not only for design, but also for really getting to know each client so that she can design to THEIR taste. Always willing to work with what you have and helps you achieve the style and comfort you’ve been dreaming of. You can see she loves what she does and wants what’s best for each and every client. When I refer clients to her, I am always confident that she will make them love their home again!Read More

Sharon assisted me with staging for the sale of my home. Within a few hours, she took pieces that I currently had and arranged them in such away to make our rooms look more warm, welcoming and complete. By the time a few hours passed, my home was ready for pictures to be placed on the market. Thank you, Sharon, for your friendly and professional approach. I truly feel that we couldn’t have sold our home so quickly without your help!Read More

I had the pleasure of working with Sharon Bottner, Panache Interior Design, for over 3 years as we transformed our Kennebunk Home from the outside throughout the home. The transformation was amazing, and so beautiful and comfortable. Sharon listened closely to what was important to us for comfort and environment, and designed living spaces that were beautiful, comfortable and functional. We just love being there, and all our family and friends comment on how comfortable and inviting it is. Sharon was easy to work with, was aware of and respectful of our budget, and became part of our lives as we lived through many phases of renovation. She went above and beyond in every way. I have recommended her to others, and highly endorse her and recommend her.Read More

Sharon is not only a knowledgeable and experienced designer with an outstanding eye for detail and a strong sense of aesthetics, but an amazing person with a deeply intuitive sense of her clients' needs. She is unfailingly positive and enthusiastic, but she will also be perfectly candid when needed. Renovating or decorating one's home can be highly stressful. There is no question that Sharon brings her background in social work to bear on projects through her kindness, her level of encouragement, and creative problem solving. She is able to work with all types of budgets and is entirely flexible on how much or little input she offers, depending on your design needs and your budget. To her clients, Sharon is a rare gem in the often intimidating world of interior design!Read More

I respect the opinion of Sharon’s trained artistic eye. She listens carefully to her clients. Her experience enables Sharon to select from a broad spectrum of providers, to achieve her clients desired interior spaces.Read More

Sharon from Panache has done an incredible job for us. We hired her to help us redecorate two floors of our condo - including kitchen, living room, powder room and bedroom. She advised us on flooring choices, paint colors, window treatments, artwork, and new furniture. Sharon is very detail oriented and makes sure every choice is the perfect one ! We also had to get this done within about two months and she was so reliable. Every call and email were returned promptly, and she served as the contact person for our flooring projects (and also provided moral support at times !) We are thrilled with our results and hope to continue working with her in the future. - Cindy in Stratham, NHRead More

Sharon of Panache Interior Design is second to none. After moving into my dream home and feeling too overwhelmed to decorate it myself, my friend recommended Sharon and her design services to me. We are half-way done and I couldn't be happier. She does a wonderful job of blending my style and treasured pieces with new and updated purchases. Sharon is creative and talented at what she does. She also has wonderful connections with vendors and trades people to help complete the job. I will recommend her to all my friends. My friend who introduced us can not wait to have a new home for Sharon to decorate!Read More

Sharon is a consummate home designer professional. I hired her to help me pick colors for my exterior home painting project - something I was having great difficulty in deciding. Sharon's input was intuitive, decisive and expedient. The color combinations she suggested were exactly what I was looking for and the results even transcended all of my original expectations. Sharon is an exceedingly gifted and talented interior designer, in a word - brilliant - and am looking very forward to working with her again on my next imminent home project!!Read More

I have worked with Sharon in the past, decorating my home in Southborough, MA. She helped me update my house, inside and out, and I couldn't be happier with her work. (the project included choosing paint colors, furniture, lighting, flooring, fixtures, window treatments, etc) She was always able to articulate and identify just what I wanted, even when I couldn't articulate it myself. It is because of this relationship that I am relying on her to help me buy my next home. The process can be overwhelming, but with Sharon's guidance, I can shop with confidence. I look forward to working with Sharon again after I find the perfect home!Read More

This is the third location that I have used Sharon to help decorate my home. She never disappoints! She has an amazing eye for color and placement, and is a pleasure to work with!Read More

Sharon Bottoner Panacheint Design "As a builder, I have known and worked with Sharon for well over ten years. We have collaborated on dozens of projects ranging in size from single room updates to whole house renovations. I am intimate with the quality of Sharon's work as a designer and professional. She is at once creative, thoughtful, sensitive to her client's needs and budget, thorough, and highly skilled. Sharon's completed projects are beautiful, and I recommend her fully and enthusiastically." Michael P. Kittle KITTLE CONSTRUCTION LLC Rye, NH.Read More

I have never written a review about anyone before but feel that this is extremely necessary because of how amazing Sharon truly is. I had my entire house renovated and with that felt I needed guidance every step of the way in decorating and making it exactly the way I wanted. Sharon has a way of just knowing what I like and don't like and is able to incorporate this in the design as well as helping me step out of my boring and conservative box but still keeping it true to me. She communicates well with contractors and speaks their language when it comes to placement of lighting, outlets, etc I saw her expertly handle problems and difficult situations with renovations and fix them with ease. She knows how to take the stress away which I needed on occasions. She is super fun to go shopping with as she makes a tough job of choosing so easy. She made my house into my dream home and could not be happier. I highly recommend Sharon because of her many talents and knowledge as well as her overall personality in making a challenging project pleasant.Read More

Sharon is exceptional in every way! She has an amazing eye, explains every suggestion clearly and completely and listens to my concerns, questions and ideas - making helpful suggestions, changes and recommendations. She is also very respectful of my budget which makes me feel comfortable seeking her advice. I would recommend her for small decorating suggestions to large renovation help - delightful, helpful and awesome to work with! I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone!Read More

We hired Sharon Bottner of Panache Designs to help us choose wall colors for our new home and she has provided so much more expertise than we expected. We painted the entire house and every room color is perfect, she has helped with the layout, rug choice and color for a small room renovation, and she has provided many local resources for various needs. Most importantly, Sharon quickly understood our lifestyle and tastes and has helped us create a very comfortable and attractive home. Sharon is very friendly and easy to work with, available and responsive and always enthusiastic. She is also very thorough and resourceful. We have worked with Sharon for almost a full year now.Read More

I hired Sharon 3 years ago to help bring life to a tired 17 yr old house. I could not have hired a better person for the job. Sharon takes on projects as if they were her own, 100% effort all the time! She is a passionate, detailed and down to earth professional who does not take the job or client for granted. Her natural ability and talents have transformed my home into a warm and inviting sanctuary. She has even won the praise of my husband (the toughest critic I know), who keeps giving her more to do! I gave Sharon 5 Stars 3 yrs ago, I'd give her 10 today if I could!Read More

Sharon is excellent to work with. She listened attentively and enthusiastically and very quickly figured out what the "feel" was we were looking for. She produced some beautiful window treatments for us and we intend to continue with Sharon in further projects in our home. We highly recommend Sharon!!Read More

We've really enjoyed working with Sharon over the last year! She's been incredibly helpful over the last year as we've updated and renovated our 1700s farmhouse. We've always felt that she's been respectful of our ideas, had wonderful suggestions of our own, and has guided us in the correct direction with every choice. The rooms we've finished so far are incredible and we're looking forward to completing the rest of the project! Her enthusiasm is contagious and we can't imagine working with anyone else.Read More

I first met Sharon while working on a magazine story on a beautiful oceanfront home in Maine. I was impressed by the remarkable detail evident in every aspect of the home’s design, as well as how Sharon had married the owner’s desire for the look of a New York City loft with the home’s location on a small, private cove in New England. While I have met many designers in the course of writing for Coastal Home, when my husband and I needed help renovating a large mudroom and two baths, Sharon was the person I wanted to use. Immediately after meeting her, my husband agreed she was a great fit for us. While we have lived in our house for seven years and have had many discussions about renovation ideas, Sharon had been in our house for five minutes before bringing a fresh insight to our home: from painting our wood paneled ceilings to bring light into the kitchen, to switching out inset ceiling lights for a small hanging chandelier, to using a pocket door to bring more space into a bathroom. She is also excellent at negotiating the suggestions of two people who sometimes have different visions, without anyone feeling overlooked. Sharon is friendly and down-to-earth, she is easy to work with and willing to do as much or as little as we ask of her. She frequently meets us at stores to look at different design options, and has a wonderful familiarity with the product selection available in the area as well as contractors. I have also loved how much knowledge she brings about everything from the small (light switch options, ceiling fans in the bathroom) to larger trends, steering us away from ideas that will go out of fashion. Sharon has brought tremendous enthusiasm to our project and made us feel excited and confident that it will have the best outcome possible. I feel fortunate that I met her in the course of my work and have been able to work on our home renovation with her.Read More

Sharon Bottner from Panache Designs most definitely deserves the Best of Houzz 2014 award. We worked together for most of 2014. Sharon gave me an education about picking out fabric and fixtures within budget to derive the maximum amount of enjoyment. Sharon took input from both my husband and I and delivered results that we both loved. She was flexible with our design plans and was able to accomplish a lot even with changes to our spending allowance. Sharon would almost always give me different options to control cost without compromising on quality. Whenever possible, Sharon used local companies, which is important to our family. I cannot wait to start our next project together. It is clear to me that Sharon feels successful when her clients are sincerely proud and happy with their home.Read More

I have had the opportunity to work with Panache Design in 2014. We began this summer with upgrading my curb appeal, and Sharon did an exceptional job in choosing some beautiful complimentary colors for the trim and new shutters to the existing paint color. She picked beautiful lights and accents to truly improve the exterior. She was a pleasure to work with and sensitive to my budget needs. Based on this excellent experience I have begun to work with Panache Design to re-imagine our first floor including a living room, a sitting room, a dining room, a master guest bedroom,new flooring (wood and carpet), updating the bathrooms, and choosing new paint colors. The work has begun and it is progressing well, and I am very excited about the anticipated outcome. Again, Sharon has exceptional taste, is a good listener to what is important to me, and is a pleasure to work with. The workman (especially Mike) she has recommended have done exceptional work. I am doing this renovation remote and she has been extremely helpful in insuring it is stress free for me. I would highly recommend Panache Interior Design for any project- large or small.Read More

I worked with Panache Interior Design, Sharon Bottner over the course of 2012 & 2013 designing & installing all interior components throughout our home. Sharon assisted with paint colors, furniture, fabrics, rugs and a few customer designed pieces. Sharon took time to understand our lifestyles and how we wanted our home to look and feel. She has a good design sense and was very willing to work within a budget and make adjustments when necessary. She works with high quality suppliers and crafts people.Read More

Sharon is very knowledgable, easy to work with, keeps me focused on the immediate step towards completing the project but does listen to my likes and dislikes. She brings positive attitude and energy and appears to genuinely enjoy her work. Still in the middle of the project but has kept to schedule, budget and time. Added a side project in midst of main project and she was very accommodating, coming to my home for paint color input on short notice with beautiful results!! Can't wait to finish present project to post photo.Read More

Sharon helped us refresh our home several years ago and has continued to consult on small projects. We redid the family room, have changed colors multiple times and did our master bedroom. Sharon listens to your needs and gets a sense of your style, occasionally nudging in directions you might not have thought of and ultimately delivers a design that wows. She has an excellent sense of style and is fun to work with.Read More

We are currently mid-project, however Sharon has been wonderful to work with so far. She has been great working with our budget and the level of assistance we were seeking. Sharon has helped steer us in the right direction, providing assistance in finding fabrics that make sense based on our lifestyle as well as the design and giving us the professional feedback we were looking for when making decisions on purchases. We greatly look forward to seeing the end result!Read More

Panache Design helped us with the design and colors for two bathrooms. We have a very old house (approximately 300 years) and so it was important for us to marry the character of the house with the modern benefits of space and functionality. Sharon did a great job hearing our needs and helping us come up with a great solution. We love our bathrooms! Panache Design was also able to connect us with a fantastic carpenter to do the installation. They worked very well together.Read More

Sharon is helping to update our kitchen. When one does not have the skills or the objectivity to see the possibilities of their space, Sharon's ability to so quickly assess and make suggestions that respect the client's preferences and style is remarkable...and calming! I feel that this is going to be fun to do now, not the dreaded chore it was feeling.Read More

Sharon can do in 1 hour what would take me months and months! She picked paint colors, suggested ceiling finishes I never even knew about, and helped design cabinets and shelving units. She respectfully works with what you already have, understands your personal style, and is very personable. She helped me find a "handyman" who does all the work and works beautifully with Sharon. Sharon is a fast decision-maker (which I am not) and every decision is perfect! She is positive, enthusiastic, and respectful of budgets. I don't make any decorating decisions now without Sharon's input- saves a lot of time and second guessing.Read More

I have worked with Sharon for many years now. We are currently working together on re-doing our house which was in dire need of a complete overhaul when we bought it! Having a love of interior design myself, but sometimes struggling to bring it all together, Sharon is a star! She has a wonderful sense of color and design. Very easy to work with, efficient and organized. Always keeping in mind our likes and taste. She has helped and continues to help us turn what once was a blah house into a warm, cozy environment that our whole family enjoys!Read More

We are extremely happy with Sharon and our "new" home, which was previously filled with relics of the 1970's. We knew changes were necessary, but we were resistant. We invited Sharon into our home, and she immediately provided creative and impressive suggestions, with clear explanations of her visions for change. Sharon is a warm, intelligent individual, with a keen sense of humor and a strong commitment to a project. She was tactfully able to reduce, if not eliminate couple conflicts, and even made this project enjoyable for us. We always knew we were in good hands. Working with Sharon is truly a delight!Read More

“Sharon is by far one of the most easy-going of all the designers I’ve worked with. She is a very precise, clear communicator. Sharon is exacting in how she communicates her clients’ needs to me. This makes my job as a vendor so much easier."Read More

Sharon Bottner is intensely gifted and we were lucky to find her. We have a modest (1800 Sq ft) part-contemporary/part traditional home; in essence, a nightmare to choose wall colors, furniture layout and accessories for. We tried for decades; wasting time and money. Sharon saved us. With Sharon's help over the last 6 years, we have redone many rooms in our home (exterior, too)... slowly, steadily. We learned to not make one single decision - even minor ones - without Sharon's advice and approval. (And I have heard that is the general consensus when I've spoken with other clients of hers.) She knows exactly what colors, furniture and accessories can do for the functionality and ambiance of a room - no matter what its limitations. In addition to her extraordinary talent and experience, Sharon brings honesty and integrity while informing us on what "works" vs. not in each space. She managed small jobs for us (wall colors, window treatments, furniture purchases) and large jobs (living room, bedrooms, master baths, kitchen) with professionalism, and perfectionism. We love that her work is always a reflection of both her passion and her high standards. So the job gets done right and on time. Sharon has professional connections (contractors, seamstress, electricians, etc.) with similar outstanding abilities, professionalism, expectations; so she brings that advantage as well. Because of Sharon, we call our home "The Little Engine That Could" because we started with less than ideal, odd-shaped rooms + limited budgets.... thus, seemingly doomed to fail. But Sharon turned our "nothing special" house into a warm - highly functional - and inviting home that we absolutely adore. Every person who walks through our front door is stunned; and when we are away for work or vacations, it rents effortlessly. Though not the initial intent, we have also increased the equity in our home immensely. We highly recommend Sharon, without hesitation.Read More

Interior designing is my worst nightmare. Sharon makes it fun and I enjoy her company. She is incredibly enthusiastic, patient, efficient and organized. She has a wonderful sense of color and design and is very innovative. I worked on two separate projects with Sharon. First, she transformed our newly-constructed, seaside condo into a wonderful family retreat. She planned the furnishings and window treatments in every room. It is now a warm and inviting space, with wonderful art work everywhere. We were so pleased with her work on our beach house that we hired her to plan and execute a comprehensive renovation of our primary residence, an antique farmhouse, complete with a new kitchen design and a great room, converted from old barn space. I highly recommend Sharon. She really transformed our living spaces and I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with her.Read More

Sharon helped me re-do my entire living area - sunporch, living room, and study. Throughout the process she was full of great ideas and - most importantly - kept me on track when I started heading away from my "vision". She kept reminding me "that's not what you said you wanted." And I'm so glad, because I ended up with just the look I envisioned - great comfortable durable pieces, awesome colors, and a fresh funky vibe. Also, she helped me tie it all together by color and theme, something I really couldn't have done on my own. She is enthusiastic and fun to work with - once she even pulled her car over on the road to look through her color wheel while we spoke on the phone. I recommend her to everyone.Read More

Sharon helped me redecorate both my (formerly shabby) office AND my (now awesome) living room at home. She was a lot of fun to work with; her enthusiasm was contagious and inspiring. She has a great eye for color, and the experience to know which shades and how much to use. My living room now has an accent wall painted in the most inspiring shade of orange that makes me feel warm even on the most wintry day. Also, she thought about details I would never have considered - eg choosing a beautiful yet durable sofa fabric , and having a custom sized rug - and that ultimately made a big difference in both projects. I couldn't be happier with the outcomes both at work and at home - and (surprisingly) I really enjoyed the process too.Read More

I interviewed several interior designers before choosing Sharon to help me with the family room. One of the things I most appreciate about Sharon is her ability to listen (to both my husband and myself - we have different tastes) and then integrate our styles/likes/preferences. Her color choices were spot on, and her knowledge of local vendors and what is available through them is encyclopedic! Sharon has also helped us choose new floors/rugs for our dining room and living room, as well as window treatments and reupholstering chairs for these rooms. I will hire Sharon again when I need some design assistance.Read More

Sharon immediately had a vision for transforming our home with color, warmth and charm. She really understood our tastes and needs, and the results are unique and effortless. Sharon challenged me to experiment with richer colors and her instincts are keen and undeniable. Her attention to detail, selection of materials and contractors all inspired trust and confidence. She always kept our budget and time table in mind, which allowed us to upgrade every room in our house while focusing on the major renovation in the kitchen, and construction of our new master bedroom and bath. I always look forward to working with Sharon; she comes prepared and makes the experience a lot of fun. There is a peaceful and welcoming feeling upon arriving at our home, and I have Sharon to thank for her inspiration. Ariel Wellesley, MARead More

I went from a house full of blah, builder’s white walls to fabulous, spirited surroundings in a complementary palette of warm reds, yellows and greens. Sharon helped me to determine the right colors, coaching me every step of the way. And, she considered my budget and family's needs as we decorated.Read More