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Classically educated in interior design, Carol's elevated taste and style are informed by time spent in Europe annually. She gracefully melds Belgian, French and Scandi aesthetics into her own, in demand, Euro-centric vibe. Spaces designed by Carol feel clean, collected, effortless, livable and interesting.

Carol Estes
can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Construction and remodel ideas
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers

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1:1 Video Consultation

- with Carol Estes

Carol can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$650
Consultation typePrivate

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Carol Estes can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you’ll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!
Client Experience
"Carol was an absolute dream to work with! We just purchased our first home and were feeling overwhelmed with the many design decisions that were faced with. Carol was a breath of fresh air as she presented practical and intentional answers to all of our design questions. We absolutely loved all of her suggestions! The hour we spent with Carol was invaluable and put us at ease knowing that we are headed in the right direction with our home. This was a great experience!!!"
Heidi S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Loved this experience! I can't say enough about the valuable advice, encouragement and enthusiasm Carol provided during our recent kitchen renovation. Her professionalism shone through as she quickly ramped up and helped us make great decisions on layout, colour, finishes, hardware and lighting. Carol is incredibly generous with her advice and has a beautiful aesthetic. We left the conversation with renewed confidence and excitement about our project."
Helen N.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol was such a delight to talk to! She gave us so much detailed information on what we needed to finish for our remodel of our forever home. We had been stuck on various items throughout the house and she was so helpful in guiding us through everything and had advice of what would look good. I highly recommend The Expert!"
Jody M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is a dream come true. I’m in the home stretch of a full house renovation and needed help! She thoughtfully reviewed my materials and absolutely elevated the classiness of our project with her selections, and infused it with the right balance of whimsy and color, since this is a fun beach house remodel. So much value packed into one hour! We’ll be booking more sessions for the house exterior, as well as décor and furniture both indoors and out. Hire Carol today!"
Jennifer T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"We absolutely love working with Carol. Her caliber and design expertise speak for themselves, but she's so flexible, and able to provide feedback seamlessly on the most trivial minutiae as well as whole-home styling. She spends time to truly understand your personal style and needs, and always provides wonderfully custom-tailored guidance. Carol has been an invaluable collaborator for our most stressful projects, and we're looking forward to working with her again and again!"
Jason K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my consultation with Carol Estes! I found her to be so easy to work with. I wish I’d made a cup of tea beforehand because I felt like I was sitting down for a chat with a friend. A very wise and knowable friend that gives excellent advice. She came prepared, having already reviewed the information I’d submitted, and even followed up with an email full of photos and suggested materials. I'm so grateful for Carol and I'll definitely be calling her again!"
Melanie M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Speaking with Carol was, by far, the best thing that I've done as part of my bathroom renovation. I could not believe how much we accomplished in an hour. Carol was incredibly prepared, had great suggestions for my project that considered the space and constraints, she shared really helpful design "rules" and tips that only a trained professional could offer, and she answered all of my questions. I am so appreciative of Carol's time and expertise."
Amy D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol knows her stuff! We had a special session going over her well thought out plan for our home. In addition to being super prepared, her ability to think and decorate on the fly demonstrated her expertise. She really helped us put our house together in one hour. We are so grateful for Carol and her warm graciousness."
Ashleigh B
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"I just got off my consult with Carol Estes and I am so excited!! What a gift to spend the time with her. Carol was able to see what look I was going for and offer suggestions that I am excited about. She keeps it simple to create a soothing environment. I can easily imagine using her again in the future for other projects. I only wish I had found her sooner!! Definitely worth doing!!"
Caryn B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol was warm and easy to talk with. I felt like I was spending time with an old friend. We are in the beginning stages of furnishing a new house, and I needed professional advice to avoid purchasing the wrong size furniture. Carol showed me that I could go bigger on several items. She was organized and ready for our call with excellent recommendations for furniture layout and her impeccable eye for design we even had some time to go over future ideas. I look forward to our next call!"
Tamara S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
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"What an amazing hour with Carol !!! I got all my questions answered- necessary resources, a plan, and most importantly the confidence to move forward. Thank you so very much!"
Holly J.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
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"Carol was so helpful, knowledgeable, clear and concise in her recommendations. She’s a pleasure to work with and I was thrilled with the whole experience!"
Cathy A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"I really enjoyed my consultation with Carol Estes. She immediately made me feel at ease. We accomplished so much in one session! I would highly recommend Carol. She was well prepared and provided specific advice and suggestions for my space. Thank you Carol!"
Laura C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"My experience with Carol was absolutely delightful. She is incredibly sweet, informative, creative and knows her stuff! Highly recommend to anyone! Thank you Carol!"
Yuriko C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is amazing! My husband and I are in the early stages of refreshing the exterior of our home but felt like we were going in circles when it came to making design choices. Carol came prepared with a presentation and it was very evident that she had spent time on it and listened to all our concerns. She introduced ideas we would have never come up with on our own! We now feel confident and excited to tackle the project. I will definitely be reaching out to her again in the future!"
Dorrin H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"My 1:1 consultation with Carol Estes was very productive! She was enthusiastic about my international project and was able to guide me so that we developed a clear design plan. I can’t wait to implement the recommendations in each of the spaces of our new home. "
Mindy H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"I am in the process of building a new home and was at the stage of overwhelm and doubt. My time spent with Carol was invaluable! She had reviewed my materials and questions and was completely prepared with specific advice. In addition to her expertise, Carol is such a warm and inviting person, she put me at ease and gave me the confidence to move forward and get out of analysis paralysis. This was the most fun and productive hour of my project so far. Thank you, Carol! "
Dominique P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"We loved the energy Carol brought to our session. She was super prepared and enthusiastic, and we crammed a TON into our session. Not a second of wasted time. Her ideas were thought provoking and saved me from making some big no-nos. She was able to merge the competing styles in my house and that's just something I could not do myself. Very much enjoyed spending the hour with her. So worth it, and I hope to schedule another session in the future. "
Karen B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol helped me with so many design questions. She went above and beyond and gave me so many wonderful suggestions and I can't wait to apply them! Thanks so much Carol!! "
Nenu S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"My meeting with Carol was very amazing. We covered so many things in just one hour. I am so grateful for all her ideas and suggestions and helping me make decisions. Thank you!!!!"
Yvonne M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is fantastic! She was able to narrow down the heaps of information that I had presented to her. She was strategic and thoughtful in her approach and was able to touch on all the areas and more in our 1 hour session. She was quick to present suggestions and sources with each question and had quick follow up after the call. I now have better direction and look forward to working with Carol again. "
Turi N.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"What a blessing for The Expert & Carol Estes! Three years ago my home had water damage & everything was breaking. In an attempt to repair too much at once, I made poor choices & I no longer trusted myself. While looking for a decorator, I kept going back to Carol & it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time when it comes to my home. Carol is lovely and honed in on what I was looking for & simplified the process. I will consult with her until I finish my house. Excited for an art wall!"
JP D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol was such a pleasure to work with! She was so generous with her design suggestions and ideas. I am in the process of building a new home and I am needing help with cohesion of my selections. I'm so happy I took the opportunity to work with Carol. She helped me pull together the design and the mood. Her collection of ideas will be so helpful moving forward. Thanks Carol!"
Katy J.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"She hit the mark! Will be reaching back out to Carol for the next room in my house."
Brigitte E.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is a force! She came to our meeting ready with a presentation of ideas for my space. And right afterwards i got an email for help in sourcing some of her ideas - what a great service The Expert has created. "
Misti S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol provided immense value to our project. I had listed specific areas of concern and questions prior to our consultation. Carol came to our session prepared with specific and concrete recommendations that helped us significantly improve interior design elements in our architectural plans. They session was beyond worth the investment. I will definitely work with Carol again as our project progresses. I highly recommend Carol Estes! "
Nicole A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"This has been my second consultation with Carol. She made more wonderful recommendations and connected me with a local artist. Each time she understood exactly what my space needed, and I am implementing her ideas into my home. I am very grateful. Thank you!!"
Yvonne M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol was absolutely amazing with coming up with a design for my living room. The space has a lot of windows and is a large rectangle and she came up with fabulous ideas for it and had great tips for what to buy and how to arrange. She is very talented and I was so delighted to have her expertise for an hour to help me with my home. She is brilliant, I can't recommend her enough!"
Elizabeth S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is extremely detail oriented and well versed at all areas of interior design. She had phenomenal recommendations and gave me clear guidance on how to execute my desired aesthetic. I feel so blessed to have access to her expertise. "
Lisa C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Wow, Carol was simply amazing! I so appreciate that she came to the meeting 110% prepared with a presentation that also mocked up my rooms, AND had sourced items close to my home (we live on an island so shipping is a pain). She answered all of my questions and I came away with a clear vision and direction for our design. She even helped me with another room since we had a few minutes extra. I will be setting up more consults with Carol, she was excellent, kind and I love her design!"
Elizabeth K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
Verified by The Expert
"Carol is amazing! I have loved her design style and following her on IG for so long and it was a dream to work with her. She helped me get out of my lighting rut and find modern pieces that fit the style of my home and my personal style. She helped me create a cohesive bedroom suite design and explore paint colors, and gave me confidence in the directions I was going in with other finishing choices. She helped me find antique dealers for mirrors, unique lighting, and custom furniture pieces!"
Kelly B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Carol Estes
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Carol Estes
San Diego, USEuropean inspired - clean, collected, effortless, livable design
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Carol Estes
San Diego, USEuropean inspired - clean, collected, effortless, livable design
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Carol Estes
San Diego, USEuropean inspired - clean, collected, effortless, livable design
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Carol Estes
San Diego, USEuropean inspired - clean, collected, effortless, livable design