"Jean is a professional. It is remarkable how she dives into a project and has the ability to understand what a client wants and balances the project with a what a customer needs. Her preciseness with the fine details sets her apart from her peers. She not only hears her customer's thoughts, but actually listens to them. Her craft is not a hobby, but a passionate profession that she takes very seriously. One of the best in Western PA!!!"
Jody Offstein, Owner, Furniture Galleries
"Jean Swanson is a fabulous interior designer. She has an amazing gift for reading her clients and creating a spectacular finished project specifically geared to her clients' needs and, more importantly, their dreams. I absulutely love working with her on all of my decorating and designing needs. I highly recommentd her to friends and clients looking for someone dedicated, professional and totally 'on top' of her game."
Linda D., Coldwell Banker Real Estate
"Jean is an incredibly talented interior designer. She is prompt, efficient and committed to her clients. When it comes to selecting a color or fabric Jean's expertise becomes apparent. She will meet your design needs with her impeccable sense of style. You will be 110% satisfied with her work! Lasting Impressions will transform your house into a home!"
Beth T., Allison Park, PA
"Jean does a wonderful job. She not only listens to my needs, but she works superbly with vendors. Jean has so much knowledge and suggestions. But she works within your budget and even can save you money while achieving an outstanding finished look."
Sharon S., Allison Park, PA
"I found Jean Swanson to be highly competent, very responsive and thoroughly knowledgeable in her field of decorating. Mostly, she has the ability to zero in, take charge and get the job done. She listens and guides you every step of the way. Life is certainly easier with her expertise."
Adrienne F., Pittsburgh, PA
"It was a delight to work with Jean. She was very accommodating to my schedule and several times did things for me on short notice. She was willing to meet me at various places to help make decorating decisions. She has an excellent eye for color and is a perfectionist... she had the paint for my kitchen and breakfast nook re-mixed until it looked just right; and after just one time in my home, she was able to provide fabric and color ideas that matched perfectly. It is nice to not only have someone who is good at what she does, but is also easy to work with. Thanks Jean!"
Patrice K., Pittsburgh, PA
"It was wonderful working with Jean. During a home visit, she helped me select fabrics for a sofa and then helped select coordinating fabrics to have a chair reupholstered. She has such a beautiful selection of fabric samples. And she knew exactly what would work with the sofa. She was also helpful in helping me to find fabric, which I ordered from her, to make window treatments myself for our master bath and office. She understands her clients and what they are looking for better than any decorator I have met."
Sue G., Beaver, PA
"After stressing over decorating decisions, I teamed up with Jean at Lasting Impressions. She was a breath of fresh air. After meeting her, I felt her warmth. We chatted at her shop, and I felt an instant rapport. My husband and I decided to have her come to our home and tell us what was needed to do to be in the current housing market. It seems we were undecided as to whether or downsize or stay. Our home has good bones, but it lacked a finished look. Her eye for decorating took my home to the next level. She chose paint colors for my entire home and worked with things I had already accumulated. My house is finally turning from 'ho-hum' to 'wow'. Colors, fabrics, and accessories are perfect. And I just love the artwork that I purchased at her shop. She even suggested moving and adding plantings around the house. I feel a home is an extension of our souls. For right now, we are staying; our home is warm and complete. Do yourself a favor and call Jean. You are not just a customer to her."
Pat M., Beaver, PA
"Upon deciding to update our kitchen and gameroom, we contacted Jean Swanson at Lasting Impressions. Jean was very heplful with our choice of paint color and carpeting for our gameroom renovation. She chose the wallcovering, Blanco Silgranite sink and travertine wall tile for our kitchen renovation. We had never heard of Blanco, but could not be more pleased with this and all of our other choices. Jean's understanding of color and texture is outstanding! She made this renovation a very pleasant experience."
Lee & Dave S., Aliquippa, PA
"Working with Jean has been an educating experience. Just listening to her helped me learn so much! She puts her heart and soul into your project, no matter how big or small, and is there for you after the appointment has
ended. She met with me to choose the tile, paint and counter tops and took time from her day to help me, long after the appointment was over. She is available to answer questions, and really goes above and beyond to help you. She confirms your personal choices, and redirects you if it is not going to work. She explains why, helping you recognize the reasons you might want to reconsider another option. Knowing that my home was decorated by a professional gives me the confidence that it was done correctly....and I learned how to help myself in the
I would recommend Jean to anyone who had a few questions, or wanted to redecorate their entire home. Her knowledge is priceless!"
Lori B., RE/MAX Renaissance Realty West, Moon Twp., PA
“It was a pleasure working with Jean. She has a great eye for selecting colors and art work creating a warm and inviting Grill Room and a fun Sports Bar. She is able to not only create a beautifully designed room, but to do so within her client’s budget.
I highly recommend Jean and look forward to working with her again in the future!”
Joe S., Manager, Seven Oaks Country Club, Beaver, PA
"My wife and I engaged Jean to do a complete home redecorating project. This project included new carpeting throughout the home, new wall colors, new furniture in the family room, living room, dining room and kitchen, and draperies throughout. Jean provided several options for each of the rooms and made wonderful recommendations and helped us acquire artwork and other decorations as well. We are consistently complimented on our home when entertaining, etc. and it is all thanks to Jean.
I was so impressed by the work in my home that I decided to engage Jean at my offices as well. Jean assisted with color selections for the walls and artwork for the executive offices. Here choices in color and artwork were professional and the offices look great.
I found Jean to be a knowledgeable, energetic, and dedicated professional and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to use her on the next project that we have."
Timothy E. Hutchison, President/CEO, SoftWriters, Inc., Allison Park, PA
"I feared that my 'small job' would be viewed as a waste of time. But the moment I met Jean, she made me feel very comfortable and exhibited an excitement to help me achieve what I was aiming for. The fabric she found for my two large picture windows was perfect. She has a good eye for color! I am very pleased with Jean's professional demeanor and her talent. My draperies are beautiful!"
Connie P., Darlington, PA
"Jean's genuine passion and commitment to design was evident from start to finish for our custom home. She made a potentially stressful process enjoyable. We plan on doing more projects with her."
Tod & Tawnya Arbutina, Beaver, PA
"We have been very pleased with the creative and insightful design work that Jean has done for our restaurants, our tenants' commercial office space as well as our apartment buildings. Jean has a unique talent for incorporating finishes within the style and design of the buildings as well as maintaining the ambiance we want to achieve. She has an extraordinary gift for looking at an area or room(s) and bringing it (them) to life with a variety of colors, materials, designs and textures that make the space enjoyable to work and live in without the "look" wearing out aesthetically in a few months. She is very professional, succinct and confident in her approach so there is no wasted time or effort in accomplishing the agreed upon goals of the engagement. She is tenacious and keeps the work progressing as scheduled. We look forward to continuing our relationship with her and her exceptional artistic talent."
Frank G. Papa, Beaver, PA
“It was by accident that I met Jean Swanson, and I’m so glad I did. After our initial meeting and several e-mails with pictures of my home, she was able to quickly see what I was missing to give my Great Room the spark it needed. I scheduled an in-home consultation, including a paint color consultation. Jean gave me so many ideas of things I could do, both large and small. Since my rooms are so big and the ceilings so high, I needed weight to some pieces and height to some areas. I made lots of changes I could do quickly and with minimal investment. I will be making other changes, such as getting my sofa recovered, in the near future.
Jean has such an eye for color, shapes, patterns, etc. She gets to know what you like, what’s special and important in your home, what you want to keep, what you’d like to replace, etc. I highly recommend Jean for home decorating expertise in your home. You will be so pleased you will recommend her to others as I have done.”
Susan B., Beaver, PA