Reviews from Happy Clients
“Marina helped our new house become a home.”
The construction and decoration of a new house can be a daunting task, especially when you live over 4 hours away! In our case, the choice of The Red Shutters and Marina Case Alario was the perfect match. From her flawless choice of bathroom materials to her beautifully balanced selection of furnishings, Marina helped our new house become a home. The logistics of a long-distance project were handled seamlessly. I would highly recommend Marina for any project large or small, near or far.
CAPE COD, MA COASTAL PROJECT
“She took the time to get to know me and really understand my objectives...”
Marina Case of The Red Shutters is wonderfully client-centric and brings a great eye and creative solutions to every project, whether my 1889 country house or my NYC apartment. She took the time to get to know me and really understand my objectives and then aimed to make decision-making as easy as possible for me given my busy work schedule. She is super practical and finds multiple solutions to a given work scope, helping to balance budget and vision to great effect. Always pleasant and accessible, she personally shepherds the process with great care ensuring that all parties involved in supplying the inputs to the design process and the execution of a project are top notch and delivering their products in a timely and efficient manner.
LAKE VIEW ROOMS PROJECT
“Her easy and affable demeanor guided us effortlessly through the challenging process of selecting everything in the Spa.”
Marina Case is an accomplished interior designer! I am the owner of Glenmere Mansion & Spa, a luxury, Five-Star Relais & Chateaux hotel in the Hudson Valley, who happily made the decision to use Ms. Case and her firm when we were building our 8,000 sq. ft. Spa a few years ago. Our Spa features a bath house/hammam, five treatment rooms, a library relaxation lounge, a manicure /pedicure salon and a small gift shop. Ms. Case, the consummate professional, coordinated all interiors of these areas and rooms all the while listening to our concerns and frustrations with the building process. Her easy and affable demeanor guided us effortlessly through the challenging process of selecting everything in the Spa …room colors, wallpaper, furniture, fabrics, lighting and bath fixtures, as well as an extensive selection of floor options from marble in reception areas to cork floors in treatment rooms. Her firm worked closely with our architects and construction team during the building phase and was instrumental in coordinating the successful opening of the Spa on time and under budget. Ms. Case has a varied and wide range of ideas and design styles in her repertoire and her design suggestions and implementations were a brilliant addition to the overall project. Her firm worked closely with a large team of temperamental, on-site, building contractors who were happy to work with her because of her professionalism, punctuality and amicable work ethic. A few months after opening, our new Spa and Ms. Case were featured in a number of stories in the travel and design world about our beautiful Spa including the cover of American Spa Magazine showcasing the spectacular interior design work of Marina Case. Marina Case is not only a brilliant and engaging interior design professional but she is a wonderful, honest and loyal friend who has come to be an integral part of our Glenmere Mansion family.
GLENMERE MANSION & SPA PROJECT
“She is particularly adept at looking
at a space and knowing exactly what
it needs to give it a fresh look.”
Things I appreciate about The Red Shutters, and in particular, their principle designer, Marina Case: Total consideration for my lifestyle, heritage, taste in decor, and my budget! I have worked with Marina for many years as we update my home room by room. She is particularly adept at looking at a space and knowing exactly what it needs to give it a fresh look. She will use what you have, add a little, subtract a little, add a pop of color or some fabulous lamps and voila- your rooms now have a bright, fresh and updated look. She does all of this while keeping the integrity of the home and the client’s taste intact. I also appreciate Marina’s dynamic. Never one to rest on her laurels, she is tireless in keeping abreast of all that is new in the world of design. I would not hesitate to recommend her- she is a pleasure to work with!
FRENCH CHATEAUX, NJ PROJECT
“I was very pleased with the
quality and professional services
Marina and her team at The Red Shutters worked on a project to refresh and update the family, dining, and powder rooms in our center hall colonial home. I was very pleased with the quality and professional services provided. She bends over backward to make sure the client is happy in each phase of the project and always makes herself available to discuss every detail if needed. Marina is very experienced in the design world and knows the resources for every budget and style. She has an excellent eye for color and scale. She is open to client ideas while gently steering towards the best outcome. I highly recommend Marina and her team!
TUXEDO RETREAT PROJECT
“Marina is an excellent listener and
she nailed it with this renovation.”
As we celebrate our 1 year anniversary of the Candy Apple Shoppe in Warwick NY we reflect on how it all came together and it wouldn’t have been the success it is without Marina’s touch from The Red Shutters! Marina is an excellent listener and she nailed it with this renovation. Her design style is versatile to suite any project, she is confident with her choices and as we quickly learned always right! We had the honor of winning the renovation award from the Warwick Chamber of Commerce and that is a tribute and testament to Marina’s great style. We are already planning our next project with The Red Shutters and you should too!
FRENCH CONFECTIONARY PROJECT
“Marina stepped in and graciously gave me back my confidence with my own eye and guided me to an incredibly successful completion.”
I hired Marina and her talented The Red Shutters staff back in 2014 and continue to work with them on a regular basis. Marina rescued me from a large scale home renovation project that I thought I could manage but quickly grew out of control. Before I knew it, the joy was all but gone. Marina stepped in and graciously gave me back my confidence with my own eye and guided me to an incredibly successful completion. She and her staff are top-notch and very responsive to every need and concern. I highly recommend The Red Shutters for any private or commercial project. They’ll take you to new levels of satisfaction!
EARLY AMERICAN FARMHOUSE PROJECT
“Marina has gone above and beyond
in our room restoration projects...”
Over the past five years Marina has overseen three room restoration projects at Liberty Hall Museum. Her eye for detail is amazing. All three rooms were to be restored in different historical time periods and Marina researched those time periods to create several plans for each room. She gave us wonderful options that between her opinions and the museum staff we were able to restore rooms to make sense for our visitors. All three rooms were overhauled from top to bottom; walls, curtains, rugs, and furniture all needed to either be recreated or restored. Marina always came through with great designs. She was always able to find the correct contractors for these projects, whether it was to put up wallpaper or recreate window treatments. Marina has gone above and beyond in our room restoration projects and we are looking forward to working with her on future projects.
GOVERNOR’S MANSION PROJECT
“She understood us, our taste and the look we were trying to achieve in just moments.”
Marina helped save us hours, or more likely days, of stress and repainting!! As we were in the final stages of building our home my husband and I realized we were in need of help with our color choices. Marina walked through our door and just got it! She understood us, our taste and the look we were trying to achieve in just moments. Even though we hired her for help with paint colors, she happily offered her assistance with other design questions such as fireplace finish and fabric choices. I would certainly use her again!
WARWICK FARMHOUSE PROJECT
“Marina cares about every aspect of her clients and their projects.”
It was an absolute pleasure working with Marina. Her design skills and talent for innovation are exceptional. The professionals she recommends are responsible and their work is excellent. Marina cares about every aspect of her clients and their projects. She is a very special person. I would recommend her without reservation.
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ PROJECT