18 Karat Interiors

20571 Quarterpath Trace Cir
Sterling, VA 20165703-901-0405

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Consumer from HERNDON, VA
May 12, 2010
Not Recommended
I DO NOT recommend working with Tricia Kane unless you are ready for a battle to get what you paid for and grow eyes on the back of your head to make sure you are not being ripped off.

While my overall project turned out well, it was a battle every step of the way. She cut corners on the project in terms of materials but made sure to line her own pockets by adding a "surcharge" to every piece of fabric material, furniture, and service we contracted through her. Not only was she making money off of us on her hourly package rate, but she added her surcharge to already marked up furniture, window treatments, and painting services that we contracted through her. We found out about this the hard way after one of her contractors accidentally leaked how much he was charging her for our project. Our window treatments still do not hang right because she cost cut and purchased a rod that is too short. Our drapes were never dressed nor steamed and were never sewn nor hung correctly. Tricia's "professional" installer is her husband who has no business trying to moonlight as a professional anything. We have since had to pay a professional installer from G Street fabrics to come to our home to try and fix our window treatment problems. A MESS! Tricia is very knowledgeable but she is just like any other designer - she is a bully and will take advantage of her clients every chance she can. Hire her for design advice but work directly with stores and contractors. Do not let her be the middle-man for anything unless you want to be ripped off.