"I approached Bev to transform my office space with no concrete ideas, just a description of how the space currently made me feel. I was able to articulate how I wanted to feel while spending long hours in my [office i.e.:] second home as CEO, but had no idea what tools were available to make that leap. She listened to my feelings and was able to translate feelings into a plan with color choices that changed and calmed my emotions, furniture choices that increased productivity and met my need for increased focus and collaboration, and several surprise solutions that not only provided solutions to calm my migraines, but simple spaces for my children to enjoy while visiting mom. She took into account colors that I didn’t like and steered the focus on what was aesthetically pleasing to me with tones that she knew would provide the emotional calm and serenity required when constantly “fighting fires” during the day.
I could have never imagined all of the “extras” that Bev built into my design; small spaces that now greatly add to my productivity and emotional health that I would have never thought of. A comfortable chair in the corner, with a work tray that allows me to switch up my space, and lets me make a mental shift when reviewing long documents; to an extra desk that can move throughout the office to create more collaborate documents; her talent added benefit that I cannot quantify."
--Deidre Dunkin, CEO of Dunkin & Bush Industrial Contractors
Restaurant and Tenant Improvements
"Bev Horgan has been an associate of mine for over twenty years. During that time I have worked on numerous projects with Bev including retail tenant improvements and restaurant design. Her attention to detail and quality of work was always first class and in-budget; never compromised. Over the years, these projects were completed under very tight time frames and her ability to work under pressure and stay focused was commendable. One of my favorite projects was transforming the World Famous Gaslamp Bar and Grill, which I owned for nine years, from a local tavern (with beer swag) to a family-friendly neighborhood sports bar that not only featured popular sports but tied the restaurant directly into the community. Bev was very instrumental in visualizing and guiding the project from theme, paint colors, materials and memorabilia--all the way to business cards, website design, menu's and more. Thanks Bev!"
--Ken Hodge, Hodge Construction; 25 years. Northwest Construction Company Supply; 10 years. Gaslamp Bar and Grill; 9 years.
Pro Shop and Retail
“Using Bev Horgan and Intentional Surroundings guarantees my shop will look great every quarter, Bev will come in if I need her on call when I have a special event coming up. The shop always looks full and alive and a new place, not too bad for 740 square feet of space that can get boring and stale.”
--Brent Webber, Everett Golf and Country Club Pro Shop, Owner
"We have used Bev's services and have been impressed with her work. She does and excellent job displaying our merchandise with themes and props, all with an eye toward driving sales".
--Doug Doxsie, PGA Head Golf Professional, Seattle Golf Club