What our clients say
"Quite simply, Mimi Levitan is the best. We have worked with many designers and decorators, but none as talented, creative, and perceptive as Mimi. Her approach is practical and precise, and her attention to detail is incredible. She has an uncanny ability to personalize every project, no matter the scope. She brings to her clients a unique sense of concern for individual taste and preference. But she also has that rare ability to clarify what will work, and why. She has made each of our homes so very special".
Ellen and Brian O'Connell, Boca Raton, Florida
We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mimi for the past 20 years. She worked with us to decorate our first house when we had no idea of what we wanted. She got to know our tastes first and then helped us furnish our home according to our likes. Years later she worked with us to update the kitchen and master bath. In the past year she has worked with us to design (new construction) and decorate the furnishings and interior of our new house. She was always ready with great ideas, just the right amount of options, patience, humor and made the whole process FUN and a joy. This says a lot as I do not enjoy shopping, color selection, and can get overwhelmed with the endless options that are available in home design/decoration. She is professional, organized, a great communicator, and incredibly easy to work with. My husband and I unconditionally recommend her. She is a gem!
Nadia and David Fogel
"From our first meeting, I knew I met the person who could resolve all of my insecurities about interior design. Her ideas are innovative and creative, and she has always worked to address my personal preferences, including my partiality to certain colors and design criteria. Having since completed kitchen and bath renovations in both of my residences, she has a keen ability to hire and get along with some of the best general contractors and additional tradespeople. She keeps them moving along toward project completion, and that is an artwork she has mastered. She has always kept my projects at budget and stress free, and the results are fabulous."
Linda Kroll, Delray Beach, Florida and Long Beach, New York
"I have had the good fortune of working with Mimi on several design and construction projects for my home. I am "design challenged" and a very busy professional with no time to coordinate and address these projects. She made the design process very easy and pain free. After presenting options for a bathroom remodel, as well as a wonderful selection of furniture, finish and fabric options for additional spaces, I only had to spend a short time making my decisions, all of which concluded with a beautiful, cohesive design. The work was always completed in a timely manner. Any issues that arose during the projects (and they always do, no matter who is in charge) were handled in a very professional manner, and corrected to my satisfaction. Mimi did an excellent job working with our pre-determined budget without much diversion. Her designs were completed with regard to space efficiency, and were aesthetically very beautiful. I am so happy with the outcome of the designs, and overall style of each room. Mimi did a beautiful job, and I really love my home!"
Eilene Brodie, Boca Raton, Florida
"Mimi has taken on a number of projects for me in recent years. Initially we engaged in my Florida home, redesigning and remodeling most of the interiors, including the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. The spaces she created are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. She listened carefully to my wants and needs, and executed perfectly. Her skill as a project manager was very important to me, and projects were completed in a timely manner and on budget. Most recently, MJL redesigned the entire layout and interior spaces of my retirement home to suit my individual needs and tastes. The project, which was budgeted over $100,000, included interviewing contractors, comparing bids, managing construction, ordering materials, fixtures, appliances, cabinetry, etc, and then completing the design with both existing and new furniture and furnishings. By creatively addressing all aspects of my requests, the resulting living space is functional, comfortable, and beautiful. The project, which spanned approximately one year from initial meeting to realization, was completed on time, no significant budget surprises, and was actually accomplished via long distance, with Mimi residing in NYC and the project undertaking in Highland, Illinois. With several visits, Fedex and email, the project was addressed as if she were in the next town over. Mimi is highly competent, professional, and simply a pleasure. I believe that anyone would be fortunate to work with her in the same capacity."
Pat Schnitzer, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Highland, Illinois
"MJL Design has been one of the best relationships of my home creating life. I wish I had known of Mimi when building, renovating, and decorating in the past. Going forward, I am absolulely branded to Mimi Levitan and her team. She comes into a home and immediately gathers critical information about the client and the environment, and then the creativity and magic begin. With a sense of a client's style and comfort level, in all areas - including financial - Mimi's mind and talent explode, and the rest is the perfect execution of your project. It is a pleasure to recommend excellence."
Maureen Kilar, Boynton Beach, Florida
"Mimi Levitan designed, implemented, and supervised the complete renovation of my kitchen. She effectively managed the general contractor, including structural work, cabinetry and appliances selection. Additionally, she has worked on my dining room, living room, and den, utilizing existing furnishings and then complimenting them with her final specifications, including paint colors, window treatments, lighting, and accessories. She is creative, with an excellent sense of color and proportion. Personally, she is a joy to work with! Mimi is very professional, listens well, and was responsive to my ideas! I will definitely use Mimi again!"
Suellyn Bache, Delray Beach, Florida
"I had a great time working with Mimi on redecorating my small NYC apartment. Within minutes of her walking in, she made significant improvements to my space. She is wonderful to work with, and it is clear that she really knows all aspects of interior design, and is able to work with peoples specific tastes, styles and budgets. She answered all questions honestly and used the perfect amount of "push-back". I am someone who feels very overwhelmed with these types of projects and after working with Mimi on a consultation basis, I feel like I have a compete and manageable plan. I would definitely use her again, and recommend her without hesitation."
Randi Weinberger, New York City, New York
"We had initially joined two New York City apartments, which never seemed to have the correct flow, nor had we ever addressed in a decorative manner. We elected to work with Mimi immediately after our first meeting, as she shared some preliminary ideas. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Mimi's vision and overall plan addressed our dilemmas, all of her suggestions delivered on our needs. Mimi designed and managed the complete renovation for our project. Her contractor was outstanding, and their working relationship made the job that much easier. She was excellent and a pleasure to work with, very flexible and accommodating."
Marsha Hochman, New York City, New York
"I worked with Mimi from MJL Design Group on redesigning my family room. We spent time together choosing furniture, fabrics, rug, artwork and accessories. Mimi is very thorough in her research, and has many valuable resources. We had a lot of laughs, and I would highly recommend her!"
Joanne Hamroff, Merrick, New York
"I have worked with Mimi for over 15 years on many of her different projects, and have also contracted her as a design consultant on many of our more demanding in-house projects. I have found Mimi to be professional, organized, and detailed oriented. She is a solid designer and space planner, and with her leadership and input, we know the client with have a "no regrets" project. She understands construction and can spot pitfalls before they are overlooked. As not just the designer, but as project manager, she has a knack for mediation between all trades involved, which is undeniable in the successful completion of a project. Mimi has a great client rapport, always delivers, and exceeds with far more than the client expects. She works until she gets the job done."
Kevin McSweeney, Integra Kitchen and Bath, Wellington, Florida
"Working with Mimi of MJL Design Group, has been nothing but a great experience for over 20 years. Galaxy Marble would recommend MJL Design Group to anyone. with a level of professionalism and great design ideas, we have been able to create astonishing jobs working together."
The Team at Galaxy Marble and Granite, Pompano Beach, Florida
"MJL Design creates the most wonderful working experience when designing your home. Mimi will not only become a friend, but she carefully and respectfully listens to her clients needs and wants, executing each project with beautiful detail. Mimi is extremely versatile, and designs to the clients tastes and budget requirements. She works with a team of experienced contractors and trades people, who help deliver a successful project, making the clients dreams come true. I have recommended her many times with much success ... you will never be disappointed."
Gina DeSernia, DeSernia Designs, Boca Raton, Florida
Mimi has worked with me now on several different projects. And I mean worked with me in the best possible way! We worked on budget, style preferences and project timing. Mimi is upbeat, focused and has great resources. She is creative and is able to think and rethink until she hits it right on. She follows up, communicates well with me and with contractors. She can oversee projects with full confidence and handle as much as needed to get the job done. We love our home! And we love Mimi!
Heidi Skolnik and Michael Glantz