Design Testimonials  

Honey Mannix has a "personal style that includes a concern for the nuances of design, ability to work within a budget, and a capacity to successfully balance her time commitments."

"You add beauty, style, ambience and order to so many homes. You are my favorite C.I.D."


"I have had the pleasure of working with Honey Mannix in her role as interior designer on numerous of our residential and commercial projects over the last fifteen years. I have found her to be creative, attentive to detail and flexible in her relationships with both the architect and the client. In my experience, this is a rare mixture of qualities in an interior designer. I give her the highest recommendation as an interior designer."

Stephen J. Farneth AIA
Architectural Resources Group
San Francisco, California 1997

"I have been professionally acquainted with Honey Mannix for over over 25 years and have enjoyed tremendously watching the most unique designer / client relationships that I have ever seen. She appears to have the total confidence and respect from her clients...a common quote is 'Whatever you think, Honey!' She is always prepared, quietly strong and in control from a very positive direction and just a total pleasure to deal with on a regular basis, and serves well to re-enforce the professionalism of our industry."

Judith E. Brooks
Formerly The Brooks Collection, and past president of IFDA

"So many designers will make a room look perfect-but warn you not to sit down.You obviously want the room to be comfortable as well.Your interest in making sure a home "lives" as well as it looks is a rare quality and our home certainly does. We truly loved that part of your approach and can hardly believe how different it all looks and feels.What a wonderful makeover! "

Janet and Bill S.
Hilton Head, South Carolina 2006

"Thank you for helping me create such a beautiful home! I just LOVE it!"

Valerie B.
New York City 2008

"Our home is perfect! It feels so comfortable-as if it has always been this way. You really are remarkable with your amazing ability to make everything work.

Thank you for your tireless energy, your vision and your tenacity to see the remodel through to completion. We are so very happy in our new home."

Ali and Marcie B.
Michigan 2005

"Thank goodness the office is more glamorous than the brochure!"

Firstmark Office (Philip Johnson's 580 California St.)
California 1985

"As usual, you are way ahead of your time!"

Jeff S.
California 1995

"The furniture and art were finally delivered and in perfect shape considering the long voyage.In a nutshell, I love everything! I followed all the detailed drawings for placement and positioning of the art and furniture and accessories. It all fits really well and looks great! I always remember you told me never to skimp on art. Thanks for all your help and patience."

Rob R.
Manama, Bahrain 1988

"I have been meaning to send you the following note from Lorelei McDevitt (former editor Designers West Magazine):

'I just had to write to let you know how impressed I was with the remodel of your home! I enjoyed talking with you and your husband about the project. As a former editor with an interior design publication based in Los Angeles, I am always excited about architectural and interior renovations.'
We always get a similar reaction from visitors to our home -- thanks to you! Even people who have been here before say it feels like they're on vacation when they step on to our front patio."

Nicole and John P.
California 1989

"Every idea you have had has been creative and successful in every way. I tell my friends of you and your talents as I show them your work. What a pleasure to be surrounded by soft harmonious colors and exquisite design. I appreciate your detailed work very much and am so glad to have found you!"

LaUna H.
California 1984

"A zillion people have all fallen in love with our bedroom - and it's better than I ever had in mind! Thanks for all your help."

Patti and Hal W.

"Your talent is appreciated by many others besides us.I don't know what would have happened if you had not come into our lives.

You do architectural interiors as well as doing interiors of the heart. That's what makes you the only designer we can work with!"

PQ and June C.
California 2001

"We appreciate your efforts and design suggestions for our home. We are inspired! Now to just get in there and do it!"

Vranizan Construction
San Francisco, California

"When I took on this new job, I had some reservations about being able to work effectively from my home. You picked just the right spot where I would be uninterrupted by the comings and goings of the house. I also expected to put out a lot of money to create a comfortable working situation. One quick tour throughout the house and you saw several matching pieces of almost discarded furniture and had the eye to know they would work together. They create a beautiful space and saved me thousands of dollars. Thank you so much for all your help."

Andrew L. Wilson
Regional Vice President, American Funds
Great Falls, Virginia 2002

"I am writing to tell you again that you are a very special kind of Interior Designer. For you to have found the perfect 'home' for our multiple collections was an extraordinary challenge for you - and you rose to and surpassed, by far, our expectations. We really appreciated the fact that you were ready, willing and most certainly able to arrange our own furnishings into their most advantageous use and display. You respected those possessions and our taste and managed to make everything we love look better than ever. When you finished, our house was indeed, a Home.

Please feel free to share our overwhelmingly positive recommendation with any and all prospective clients. We all shout your praises!

William and Janet S.
Michigan 2006

"Your comments were truly appreciated and your ideas have been incorporated into the present design. The site has been graded, the permit is ready to be issued and the interiors are developing beautifully."

McLaughlin Associates Architects
Pasadena, California 1990

"Honey has been our Interior Designer since 1992 and has directed all the interior and exterior improvements to our home. Throughout this process she has been professional, thorough and a pleasure to work with. We have been happy to refer both friends and business acquaintances to her and they have always been pleased with her work.

Most of all we are extremely happy with our home. Honey has created exactly what we had hoped for. The rooms are elegant, warm and inviting and suit us perfectly.We feel anyone who chooses to work with her will have made the right choice."

Sari T. and Roger P.

"I am happy to recommend Honey for planning and interior design. She helped us through every phase of creating our office space. She worked with the contractor and sub-contractors, plumbers and electricians planning everything from paint and furniture to wall sockets and lighting. She worked within our budget and our time frame.

We are very pleased with Honey's work. Our office is not only attractive, but comfortable. We are proud of the office and enjoy working in this environment."

Morton M.
All California Mortgage 1995

"Honey allows you to express contrary ideas but she is usually right - as you come to realize! She is able to work with contractors and complete a job quickly and efficiently."

Beth R.

"World's Best Designer!"

Charles C.

"The sitting room looks fabulous! I had always thought it to be a very cold room, but your idea of relocating the large secretary to the corner space made it so much more cozy. The window seat construction is complete and is the favorite gathering spot for all who visit. Many thanks for your fabulous suggestions!"

Pam P.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

"I just wanted to tell you how much everyone loves the new library furniture. It was the right thing, it was the right size (I'm glad we did two chaises) - you did a fabulous job. Now everybody wants to be in that room!"

Claudia H.
New York 2006

...I have been made a believer in the value of having the help of a professional who is sensitive to the concerns of the client and willing to adjust her suggestions accordingly. Over the past eight years, every time we have used Honey's services, she has always been professional and thorough. She never made us feel ignorant and would take our ideas and turn them into something wonderful. She follows through with tradesmen and suppliers to see that everything is done on time, gives full value for her fees and takes pride in each job, regardless of the size.

I now love our home and feel great pride in it. It is tasteful, warm and inviting and most of this metamorphosis can be attributed to Honey and her great talent.

Robert B.
California 1996

We first met in 1980 when Ms. Mannix designed our 2700 sq.ft. penthouse condo in San Francisco. We were impressed with her complete interest and patience in listening to our preferences and guiding us through potential mistakes. We recommended her many times for other jobs for family and friends.

In the mid 1980's, we built a new home in Healdsburg, California. She worked with the architect and her suggestions with the plans were very helpful. We were completely satisfied with her design input and expertise.

Her design expertise helped us with a building condo conversion, with various investment properties, and with the redesign of the conference room and executive offices for San Francisco Sausage Co.

We have had a personal and professional relationship with Ms. Mannix for more than 25 years and would highly recommend her and have done so in the many years we have known her.

Al and Agnes P.
Honey Mannix Interior Design Since 1980
New York San Francisco