Testimonials 2017-07-21T20:18:17+00:00


We hired Donna to help us with the redesign of our Buckhead loft. From the very first meeting, we knew she was exactly what we were looking for. After our initial consultation, she came back with a master plan that — well let’s just say — blew us away. She presented us with new, fresh, creative concepts that we couldn’t have imagined. Donna’s definitely a designer that thinks outside of the box while focusing on your goals and vision. She’s extremely organized, always shows up on time for appointments (even in Atlanta traffic). She’s an absolute pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Donna to our family and friends.

Cal and Kara Yonker, President/CEO, Sierra-Cedar, Inc., Atlanta

I’ve been involved in the Atlanta design community for 25 years as a manufacturer dealing with architects and designers on large-scale commercial projects. When it came to my own home, a loft in Inman Park, I chose Donna as my personal designer. She understood my vision, was helpful and tactful, and gave my home sophistication, contemporary style and artistic flair. Donna is talented and a pleasure to work with. She offers a new perspective, global ideas and an artistic viewpoint, based in her former career as a museum curator, that are invaluable.

Michael Nay, President, Innovate – Inspire, Atlanta, GA

Donna did an excellent job with the colors, finishes, lighting and furnishings for the Peak 8 Penthouse. Her work was innovative and complimented my architecture very well. I am looking forward to another opportunity to work with her.

Michael F. Gallagher, Architect, LEED AP, Breckenridge, CO

New Mood Design helped us remodel our 1970s home. It was important to maintain the integrity of our architect-designed home. Donna added value on so many levels – from pure design to technical details. The result is a beautiful space that blends seamlessly with our home’s existing architecture! Her initial presentation was well thought through, very detailed and inclusive of everything we’d discussed up front. She incorporated my ideas and delighted me with options that went above and beyond what I imagined. Donna was instrumental in helping us with the initial space planning and the selection of all finishes and fixtures. My only regret is that I didn’t include Donna in the final construction phase of the project as I’m sure her attention to detail would have been very useful. Donna’s timeliness and respect for our budget made the experience one that I would repeat again. Donna adds real value from the planning through to the final outcome.

Jennifer Ladds, Vice-President, Moxie Interactive, Atlanta, GA

My home was nice before I hired New Mood Design for interior decoration services. I needed new furnishings, antiques and fine art, yet I truly didn’t expect how Donna would transform my home so beautifully. I love it. Donna was at all times professional and amiable. If I had an idea, she made it happen. Also, her ideas were so unique and fresh; I was always excited to see what she’d suggest during the year we worked together. Donna stayed on budget and gave my home that extra personal touch. It feels more like me now. New Mood Design’s clients are very fortunate to have Donna’s special talent and guidance.

Rachel Little, Kingsport, TN

I’ve hired New Mood Design twice to decorate my home. Donna always does an amazing job! The artwork, lighting, rugs and furniture selections are perfect. She has an eye for just the right touch to give a room the “wow” factor! Donna’s a pleasure to work with and is quite intuitive about curating what her customers will love.

Julie English, Senior HR Business Partner, Cox Communications, Atlanta

I worked with Donna when I was lead architect completing the design and construction administration of the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge. Donna was the Louisiana State University Museum of Art’s newly hired Deputy Director. During the design and construction process, the scope of the museum’s program changed often due to changes in LSU MOA’s executive leadership. Schwartz/Silver’s design strategy, to meet the Shaw Center’s construction deadline and fixed opening date, was to provide a “white box” solution for the exhibit halls. It was under these high-pressure, time-sensitive circumstances that I worked with Donna. She capably managed the design team, both in-house and contracted experts, for the new museum’s exhibit spaces, directing all aspects of design related to the spaces and the exhibition. Donna is a creative design professional who will work closely with the client to achieve outstanding results. She proved to be creative, hardworking, knowledgeable, schedule driven, and budget responsive during the most important moments for the LSU Museum of Art, when it mattered the most.

Christopher B. Ingersoll, LEED AP, Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA

Donna designed my new master bathroom, powder room, a dining room expansion out the back of the house, and selected the whole home’s new interior and exterior paint colors and a new roof. I didn’t know what to expect or how to budget. I was very apprehensive about the renovation. Donna thoroughly explained the process and helped me set realistic budget expectations. Once we began the design process, I realized I’d made a great decision in hiring Donna. She has great taste and everything she picked out I love! The design process was smooth. Donna was a complete professional and extremely responsive to my questions during the ups and downs of the entire construction phase. Most importantly, I’m thrilled with how everything turned out. I LOVE my new master bathroom. It’s warm and masculine while still being clean and elegant. I spend way more time in there than is necessary but it makes me happy. The whole interior of the house looks amazing and more “high-end” with fresh wall colors and newly dark-stained wood floors. I’m about to start a home addition. Needless to say, I’ll be hiring Donna and New Mood Design!

Dr. Binh Nguyen, New Face Dentistry, Atlanta

Donna evaluated all of the artwork from our former home and did an expert job in maximizing its use and placement in our new home. She also sourced a new piece of art and had several pieces re-framed to fit our decor. Donna was very efficient with her time and gave us ideas that fit our style but that we would have never come up with on our own. Very satisfied. She delivered real value.

Daniel Wald, CFO/Principal, Walker, Atlanta