Before I hired Lisa, I read several articles on how to evaluate an interior designer. Now that I’m planning my third project with her in less than a year, I’ve listed below several examples of problems Lisa helped solve. Lisa’s talent and professional excellence are undeniable. She is also an incredibly down to earth person, asks a ton of insightful questions, accurately estimates and manages a budget, and knows how to get things done. Since most of you will likely only read this paragraph, I’ll say this: Give Lisa a call, discuss your project, and prepare to be really impressed by a really impressive woman.

1. Lisa helped us recover from a huge architectural error when a large addition to our house left several rooms with odd layouts. She designed floor plans that somehow made each space work. Her tricks with paint selections, cabinet colors and creating zones for our large and oddly shaped mud/laundry room were nothing short of magic. I can honestly say my mom and I are in love with the laundry room – which neither of us thought would be possible.

2. She mediated between my parents who have incredibly different design tastes and pulled together jaw-dropping selections of tiles, countertops, cabinets, colors, furniture and accents that somehow they both could miraculously and wholeheartedly agree to.

If your other half would “just not go for a decorator” have them meet Lisa.

3. Lisa gets things done. We hired her mid-construction and she immediately connected with the head and sub-contractors and even with their preferred vendors. She didn’t push her vendors, but always had a Rolodex available when we needed to find quality people. She adapted into exactly the role we needed her to play. She’s even been our bulldog, dealing with our contractor and subcontractors and pushing for progress and clear timelines. It's such a pleasure to now have her at the beginning of our new projects, which make the process SO much smoother!!!

4. She can effectively deal with difficult people.
My dad is obstinate about what he wants, how he wants it, his opinion on cost and whether something is necessary. However Lisa’s straightforward, organized, affordable and reliable demeanor and actions completely won him over.

5. She’s accessible and listens.
My mom and I had the best time discussing ideas with Lisa. She was incredibly accessible to our thousands of questions. She truly listened to the ideas and desires of BOTH of my parents. She somehow got my dad to talk about what was important to him despite him repeatedly saying he was only interested in the “structure” of the house and "didn’t care" about design. She found a way to please them both, and I’m still in awe. She also can deal with a full range of ideas from well thought out to half-baked, and hammer them out until it’s feasible, affordable, and executable.

6. She designs for you – not for her.
This point may be redundant with #5, but it’s worth saying that me being an engineer I naturally prioritized function over how pretty something looked. What really impressed me about Lisa’s approach was she respected the fact you had to live in the space after it’s all said and decorated. She’s not just designing a space for a pretty picture on Houzz, each design serves a real function. Her walk-throughs, insightful questions, and thoughtful presentations really demonstrated that she listened to us. And because she communicated her design vision so clearly, we could give her critical feedback and reach a consensus on the final design.

Lisa is the whole package. I wholeheartedly recommend her for whatever project you’ve got in mind.

Bina- Toms River

We gave Lisa a big job to take on. My husband and I were looking for a design build firm to manage the entire project. I knew Lisa was right from the moment we met. We hired Lisa, (her husband Rick works with her) and team to take on the first floor interior of our new home. Lisa made the process look effortless and was very professional. It was done seamlessly and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Lisa presented options and made sure our goals were met. The project went rather quickly for all the work that was needed. Lisa and team ensured we were happy with every step of the project. Lisa and team clearly has tons of great experience and contacts, present a friendly and positive attitude. We had so much fun throughout the entire process thanks to how easy going Lisa is. We felt comfortable the entire time working together and will absolutely be moving forward with more projects thanks to Evenflow’s interiors amazing hard work and vision. This picture is just one of the spectacular rooms Evenflow helped us conjure.

Julian & Sabrina - Colts Neck

We found Lisa through Houzz when looking for someone to do interior design work for our new home in Spring Lake. The initial plan was for Lisa to work with our contractor but after a few meetings with Lisa we decided to let her (and her team) manage the entire project...Best. Decision. Ever! Lisa is so fun, easy and professional. She understood and shared our aesthetic which led me to trust her every suggestion. In addition to her superb design skills, Lisa is an excellent project manager, taking care of everything from overseeing the tradespeople to problem solving little things that come up when you renovate a house from 1930. Lisa respected our budget and delivered everything as expected and on time. We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon Lisa and are already planing our next project together. She and her team are absolutely delightful to work with in every way!

Mike & Alison

Our collaboration with Lisa (and her husband Rick) started about a year ago with a lighting design and implementation project. It soon evolved to a wide ranging collaboration from kitchen backsplash and cabinet lighting; paint color scheme selection; window treatments selection and installation; sourcing and placement of accent pieces and other accessories etc.
Lisa is a consummate interior design professional. She excels in understanding the clients needs, preferences and budget and comes up with a range of innovative design solutions. We were always able to provide candid feedback; engage in a discussion and settle on a final outcome that fit our specific needs.
We found the quality of execution from sourcing to installation to be of the highest quality.
We could not have achieved the quality of interior design planning and execution without Lisa’s expert assistance and look forward to engaging with her on future projects. In the mean time we cannot recommend her services highly enough.

Marina - Jackson

After purchasing a new townhouse, I was looking for a designer to help transform the space into a home I would love. After viewing one of Lisa’s projects, (Victorian turns transitional) and speaking with the owner, I knew I had to meet Lisa. She was everything I was looking for plus more! Her positive energy, personality, and sense of design are amazing. Lisa totally understood the look I wanted to achieve. She and her husband, Rick, are an excellent team. Everything was managed perfectly; I never had to worry about a thing. Being a busy, working mom, this was a huge relief. I love how my new home turned out, from the paint colors, window treatments, area rugs, furniture and accessories. Lisa and Rick kept to the time frame and the budget. They transformed my townhouse into the beautiful home I was hoping for. I would highly recommend Lisa and Evenflow interiors!

Martha - Manasquan

My experience with Lisa exceeded all of my expectations. I had never worked with an interior designer and was somewhat intimidated by the process, but Lisa immediately put me at ease. I really loved her gallery of completed projects and was drawn to Lisa's work. After speaking to her extensively about the home we were moving to, I felt confident that she would help us create a warm, functional and beautiful space. Lisa met us at our new home before we moved in to get a feel for the space and talk with me about what I envisioned. She had wonderful ideas and took the time to really listen to my questions and thoughts and how we lived our lives. In addition to furniture, rugs, and accessories, we needed window treatments throughout our house that we wanted to be functional and beautiful. When Lisa showed us her proposed design I was so excited; her design brought all of the concepts we had discussed together in an elegant, but down to earth way, which is what we wanted. Most importantly, Lisa found a way to make a large open concept that could easily feel like separate disjointed spaces flow together beautifully. Choosing our custom furniture and rugs from the many options Lisa presented was much easier than anticipated because the options she presented were so on point. On the day of the installation, I was so overcome with emotion when I walked back into our transformed and beautifully designed home. The furniture, rugs and window treatments blew us away, but the placement of the new artwork, sconces, framed family photos, greenery, candles and other accessories were the added bonus that made our house really feel like our home. Lisa used some of our own pieces and blended them with new pieces to pull the entire project together. Working with Lisa and her husband Rick was an absolute pleasure in every regard, from scheduling, installation, and staying within our budget, they are true professionals who care deeply about meeting the needs of their clients. We would absolutely work with them in the future and enthusiastically recommend Evenflow Interiors!

Paul & Lori - Sea Girt

Lisa is professional, organized, diligent, and extremely proficient. She also expects the same from any contractors that she hires and even the ones that I have hired myself. Lisa is open minded and very easy to work with… I personally don’t have the patience for a long, drawn out job and Lisa doesn’t allow it, she keeps things moving!! I get so many compliments from friends and family on how charming my house is. It is so beautiful…it’s not just a house but a warm home that we love spending time in. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Lisa. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Kathy, Rumson NJ

Lisa has the innate ability to take my vision and bring it to life. She is involved in every aspect of a project. This allows the job to be more seemless and get done in more timely and less stressful manner. When you finish a project with Lisa, it is done to perfection. Her attention to detail is second to none.

Maria, Rumson NJ

I have worked with other decorators before, and was never happy. They were too expensive and I didn’t agree with their suggestions. This was not the case with Lisa. She listened to my opinions and decorated my entire home exactly the way I envisioned it to be. In fact, the greatest compliment I receive is that even though my home is large, it feels very homey! I have recommended Lisa to numerous family and friends who believe as I do, she’s an incredibly honest, caring, sophisticated designer who is a pleasure to work with. My home has been featured in decorating magazines because of Lisa’s talent. It’s six years later and I still call on her for ideas. She is a master designer.

Kathy, ColtsNeck NJ

“I love my home” – thanks to the beautiful work of Evenflow Interiors. I have been working with Lisa now for 6 years. She is a trusted partner with a true passion for interior design. Whether we’re designing a room from scratch or accenting a room for style, Lisa makes the process easy and enjoyable. And the result is a home that is unique and of high quality.

Samantha, Manalapan, NJ

We have worked on many projects with Lisa over the past 14 years. She and her crew have consistently exceeded our expectations. Its obvious that she cares not only about the design, but that our home is comfortable and reflects our lifestyle. Every detail of our beach home is hand chosen, unique to our style – we love that. As our family has grown and changed, so has our interior. The construction phase is no fun, but Lisa schedules all the dirty work while we are away to minimize our discomfort. She coordinates all of the outside contractors and takes care of everything! Returning to a finished home is fabulous. We have weathered many storms together (literally) and couldn’t imagine working with any other designer!

Lorraine, PBB, NJ

The party Lisa planned exceeded my expectations in every way possible. ; I started out with no clear vision of what I wanted the event to be, but she easily streamlined all my ideas into one amazing event. From the décor to the food to the overall experience, everything was perfectly planned, organized and executed. I had no stress during the party because I knew that everything was being handled perfectly. All of my guests and I had an amazing time and I could not imagine a better party!

Hailey, Coltsneck, NJ

The way we express the final result from our home renovation with Evenflow Interiors is that it’s a “masterpiece of design excellence”. The attention to detail, the blending of our individual personalities and styles, the consistency of materials and colors throughout the home that allowed each room to flow with it’s on unique purpose. Again, it’s just a “masterpiece of design excellence”.

Joe Lisa, Brielle

Lisa’s work, from start to finish, is impeccable! Whether she is given a small or big idea to start working with, she tailors the project to perfection. Her creativity, artistic eye, diligence, and passion for her work truly shines through. My family has worked with Lisa twice before and has never been disappointed with anything she has done for us. When working with her, we know that we are in good hands: she is affable and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend her to anyone and hope to work with her again in the future!

Avani, Holmdel, NJ

We found Lisa through Houzz when looking for someone to do interior design work for our new home in Spring Lake. The initial plan was for Lisa to work with our contractor but after a few meetings with Lisa we decided to let her (and her team) manage the entire project...Best. Decision. Ever! Lisa is so fun, easy and professional. She understood and shared our aesthetic which led me to trust her every suggestion. In addition to her superb design skills, Lisa is an excellent project manager, taking care of everything from overseeing the tradespeople to problem solving little things that come up when you renovate a house from 1930. Lisa respected our budget and delivered everything as expected and on time. We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon Lisa and are already planing our next project together. She and her team are absolutely delightful to work with in every way!

Alison - Spring Lake NJ

Lisa is a pro! My husband and I are super busy with our jobs, on the road all the time, and also balancing our family and two little children. Lisa understood this, and worked hard to grasp our style interests quickly to create a home that is truly a masterpiece in beauty and details. Every choice we were presented we loved, and every accessory matched our style - the attention to details from mirrors to picture frames to silk florals were amazing touches to complete our treasured home. She is now moving on to our master bedroom and suite and we are so excited for the outcome!!

Alicia- Lincroft NJ

My project was a Victorian commercial space which Lisa completed this past summer. I have known her for several years and when I finally decided to go ahead with my renovation I had no other person in mind except Lisa.

I would say without hesitation that was my biggest and best decision that I have made in the past several years. Working with her was very easy and at the same time rewarding. I trusted her expertise and took her advise as everyone should when dealing with an Interior Designer.

Since we have moved back into our office all of my clients have done nothing but examine the fine craftsmanship that was done and the actual design itself even to the point of some taking their own pictures.

There are not enough words that can be said about Lisa Cresman and Evenflow Interiors.
Trust Her and You won’t be sorry.

Dan - Brick NJ

I searched high and low for a designer that "got" me, and found Lisa on Houzz. It took one meeting for her to totally understand what I wanted, when I wanted it and how much I wanted to spend. She made it 100% easy and the whole process was a joy. After our initial meeting, she did her homework and came back to me with a number of options. Final decisions were made e easy because everything was fabulous.

Lisa transformed my modest vision into my dream house, just one of the hallmarks being an amazing accent wall in my living room that her husband installed -- people can't stop oohing and ahhing over it and neither can I. Love it and everything about my new sanctuary.

If you want someone who gets you, who will work with you until your happy and who will be there when you begin your next project, Lisa and Evenflow Interiors is your pick. Bonus was the TV home show like reveal, her own construction team and movers -- a one stop experience made it easy and fun. Thank you, Lisa and Rick!

Lisa - Bradley Beach NJ

Lisa is a very talented interior designer who listens to her client’s needs and works hard to incorporate their vision into reality within a specific budget. We hired Lisa to design an island & sitting nook in our kitchen. She worked very diligently with us, initially gathering ideas (we shared numerous photos of our vision) and then scheduling a follow up consultation where she shared 3-4 sketches of island designs, fabric choices, furniture options & wall décor. Lisa is easy going, punctual and direct with her consultations and follow-ups. Once we finalized our design choices, Lisa worked with our time-line (we didn’t want to have any major remodel take place during the Summer) and promptly re-scheduled the installation in the Fall. She worked within our budget constrains as we were entertaining potentially changing the floor and suggested versatile options. Lastly, Lisa always guided us into making the right decision, she advised we hold off on floor options until we saw the entire kitchen island design & nook furniture/ wall-décor come together before making the costly floor investment which would have been an additional $10,000. Long story short, we ended up loving the remodel and decided not to upgrade the floor. Lisa is not someone who pushes her clients into hasty decisions for an additional up-sell and has exceptional inner personal skills. I would highly recommend Lisa if you are looking for an honest, talented & affordable designer. I would use Lisa to re-decorate my entire house- if I had the budget to do so!

Emily - Brielle NJ

Lisa is awesome. We moved into a house where the master bed and bath had some hideous wallpaper and we needed help picking colors to create the clean, serene vibe we wanted. It was tricky though because both rooms have an abundance of natural light and there is some green marble tile in the master bath. So between the natural light and the green we had to be selective with the colors. Lisa is an expert with colors and showed us how the different shades we picked interact and change with the light. The tones we decided on were exactly what we were looking for and there is a nice flow between the master bed and bath. We couldn’t have done it on our own!

Rob- Wall NJ

We consulted with Lisa from Evenflow for our master bathroom remodel. Our bathroom is fairly large with a lot of unused dead space. We wanted to build out a closet for my husband, add additional storage for linens, have a spa shower and incorporate a barn door. Lisa designed the space that exceeded our expectations. Lisa was courteous and professional every step of the way. Her relationships with skilled craftsman and vendors made the remodel go extremely well and super efficient. We were exactly four weeks from demo to when shower was fitted with glass door and mirror hung. We look forward to working with Lisa again on our next project and would highly recommend her.

Beverly- Point Pleasant NJ

We were very pleased with the results of our kitchen remodel and the job performance of Evenflow Interiors in selection and coordinating of subcontractors, design and productis. Lisa Cressman was very helpful and easy to to work with, and did a great job in bring the project to a timely and beautiful result, within our requested budget. Their recommendation of Ideal Kitchens for the cabinets was spot on. Lisa was very helpful and knowledgable as to choices for countertops, sink, hardware, and backsplash. Rick's workmanship was outstanding, and our cabinets not only are beautiful, but met all of our storage and convenience needs.

Steve -Tinton Falls NJ

Lisa is beyond wonderful beyond words. Her style and talent speaks for itself, just look at her pictures. I will talk more about the experience working with her.

I called several other interior designers before I called Lisa. None of them seemed particularly interested in working with me on my project. I had a budget of $7,000 for furniture, design, and decorations for a large 1 bedroom apartment with two extra rooms (music room and mediation room). I got the feeling that the budget is what made them disinterested. I started to get a little bummed and then I called Lisa. She was like a breath of fresh air. I talked to Lisa and she was super excited about the project, she said she could work within any budget. The pricing for her services was also the most straightforward and fair of anyone I talked to.

There were three stages to the project. First, she came to the apartment, talked to me about what I wanted to do and what kind of style I like, and she took all her measurements and pictures. Second, she met with my girlfriend and I to show us the floor plan she drew (to scale) and the shopping list for all the furniture. She explained that she and her crew could get all the furniture, bring it in, and set it up, but that if we did it that way, it would leave less room in my budget for paint, decorations, etc. She also said that I could have her guys do the paint (she picked out amazing paint colors for us) but that they are the best and will cost more. She said that my money would go further if we painted ourselves or had a friend that paints.

This is the thing I loved most about working with her, I felt like she was on my side the whole time, trying to give me the best bang for my buck. I opted to get all the furniture in myself and had a friend paint to leave more room in the budget for part three. I sent her pictures of all the rooms with the furniture in place. She then went ahead and sourced all the things needed to finish the place, a couple of side tables, lamps, pillows, clocks, plants, and various other decorative items. When she was done sourcing everything she arranged a date for her and her crew to come and finish the place (bring everything in, put it in place or mount it).

Experiencing the big reveal was one of the best moments of my life. I am in awe of her work. Everyone that comes over to see the place likes to use the same word, wow. I know what I'm good at and what I'm not. I know good art when I see it, but I'm not an artist. Lisa really is. Hiring her is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Thank you Lisa.

Tim- Bradley Beach NJ