"Paul recently helped us design and execute a significant renovation of our home.
We began planning for the renovation in late 2012 with Paul. The actual construction phase began in June 2013. Because of the time we spent planning with Paul we felt we were ready for the project and had made all major decisions, and most minor ones as well, prior to the project starting. This made for a massive renovation which had minimal issues and change orders.
Paul has great creativity and an excellent eye for detail. He clearly explains the reasoning behind suggestions he has for the design while incorporating our extensive wish list. He provided education throughout the project on design principles, color theory and construction processes.
Paul helped move us from doing what everyone else is doing these days to doing something special and specific to us. We are very pleased with the outcome and could not have done the scope of this renovation (combining small outdated kitchen, dining room, living room and family room into one large open concept) without him.
We will utilize his design services for the 2 additional major projects we have planned for our home in the future."
"I've worked with Paul on a number of varied projects.
What has always impressed me is his thoughtfulness in approaching the project.
He does more than deliver the goods asked for, he acts like a partner and brings good ideas to the project.
From design, to build, to helping manage my projects, I would recommend Paul as a source and partner."
"Paul designed and helped us build a screened-in porch on the back of our house.
His innovative design details get compliments whenever someone comes to visit.
15 years later it's still my favorite part of the house.
We're currently renovating our kitchen, opening it up to the living room, and I was concerned about losing storage when we removed the upper cabinets.
Paul inventoried everything in the kitchen and designed new cabinets, so that we'll actually have MORE storage than before.
He's built solid relationships with a number of contractors and craftsmen, and I have confidence that this renovation will exceed my expectations."
"My name is Joe Austin and I am the owner of Austin Enterprises in Gordonsville, VA.
We manufacture custom cabinets and tops for both commercial and residential projects.
I have worked with Paul Bethel beginning in 2011 on many projects, commercial and residential.
Paul stands out from the crowd of designers today.
First of all his integrity both to me and his clients is impeccable.
Paul is a rare find in his field because he is very talented in interior design coupled with a great knowledge of and talent in structural design.
This is a combination that is hard to find.
Paul has a gift of making each design both functional and unique.
I would have no problem in recommending Paul's work to anyone."
"I recently produced some tile samples for Paul for one of his projects.
Having never made tiles before, this was challenging in many ways.
From clay shrinkage to glaze fit, color and surface finish, there was quite a learning curve.
I was impressed with Paul's ability to absorb new knowledge of materials and techniques as well as his insightful suggestions which helped to create the final product.
In discussion of the project, Paul was concise in conveying his clients' desire for the hand-crafted tile back-splash.
It is clear that he is attentive to their needs and is able to guide me towards a product that his clients would be happy with.
Having known him for a couple of decades, I find that he is ever curious, open to innovations and has a thorough command of his skills as a designer.
I would not hesitate to work with him in the future."
"Paul Bethel was our interior designer and a bit of a spiritual guide for the recent kitchen remodel at our modern loft condo.
He really took time with my husband and I, listened to our needs and expectations, was an observer of our tastes and preferences.
It was a delightful collaborative effort. He truly worked with our ideas and appreciated my love of color.
When French violet was suggested for the kitchen island cabinet color, I was sold immediately.
It took a while to sell my husband, but we could not be happier with the choice and outcome!
Paul orchestrated some innovative solutions to some big problems including: mixing wood and hexagon tiles for the flooring and hanging a light fixture from a 22 foot ceiling.
We are grateful for his professional connections, his hard work and perseverance on this project, and for keeping things moving when snags hit.
He designed some things that seemed subtle but turned into big style — like the slight curved edge on the island countertop.
If you are looking for a personal experience with an innovative designer, Paul is your guy!"