Mary and Adam are the best! We can’t contain our excitement towards them when we tell others about what they did for us. They far exceeded our expectations when designing and decorating our lake house. When we decided to build our dream home, we were apprehensive about how we were going to furnish and decorate it. We live in Ohio and the lake house is in Tennessee. However, that wasn’t a problem for Mary and Adam. I spoke with Mary during the first phase of our build process. We discussed the new house, what we were planning to use it for and what my likes and dislikes were. Then from there, Mary guided to me to her website and told me what vendors to look at for each area of the house. I would send her items I liked and she helped me decide what would best fit. She was wonderful with sending ideas. Mary knew exactly what I would like! It was so easy and non stressful. The process was fun! We put an entire house together over email and the phone. Mary and Adam did everything – lighting, flooring, wall colors, outside house colors, bedding, rugs, blinds, outside furniture – everything!

When the build process was complete, Mary and Adam went into the house and created our dream home. It was amazing. We left the one day as movers were unpacking furniture pieces and came back the next day to a completely decorated home. And, it was gorgeous! The walls were decorated and the beds were made. We were thrilled. We could enjoy our home right away.

We also called on Mary when we were redecorating our kids’ bedrooms. Again, she guided me to the best vendors and helped me pick what would be best each child. It was easy! I selected the furniture items and they were delivered and set up in our Ohio home. Perfect! Now, I always contact Mary for my home projects.

RJ and Chris Valleau

Mary is my best friend Rocky’s mom. I met her through him, although I was unaware of Mary’s expertise in decoration and furniture. I had been talking to Rocky about purchasing some new furniture, so he referred me to his mom. Upon our initial discussion, Mary became my decorator and I also became her web designer and host of My Life Designs new website — http://www.designsmylife.com.

After my initial conversation with Mary, she drove three hours to come visit me at my home and took pictures and measurements of my living room. Within one day, Mary and Adam (her partner that I was introduced to), began emailing me ideas and sending pictures of furniture that they thought would interest me. I told them what I was looking for and Mary and Adam made all decisions; from the furniture, to the ottoman, and even the new rug on the floor. The furniture was delivered promptly and setup by their movers. Mary and Adam provided a turn key solution for my family and I, and did it in excellent fashion; my wife and I are very pleased with every aspect of their work.

I couldn’t be happier with Mary and Adam’s decisions and have already recommended My Life Designs to my mother and will continue to recommend them to others as well.

Thanks Guys!!

Tony DiCarlo
Mary & Adam,


Where to begin…… In 2005 we began construction on a 56 unit condo project located on Lake Norris in TN.  We needed furnishings so we headed to North Carolina where we had purchased furniture before.  But this time we had the great pleasure of meeting Mary and Adam We explained to them what we where looking for as our goal was to set up one “Model” unit.  They devoted all of the time that we needed to make our selections and their patients with us was unbelievable.  That experience was so delightful for us we could not believe how lucky we were to have stumbled upon them.  Their kindness and generosity was unlike any other we had experienced before.


It was the best decision we made.  The condo looked GREAT and not only did they work with us on the model unit we began furnishing multiple units so we were able to offer turn key units.  When a condo was purchased and the buyer choose to make their own selections Mary and Adam listened to them and helped them accomplish exactly what they were looking for.  Every customer was so pleased with the support they received many have continued to use their expertise.


Not only have they furnished condo’s for us they have provided furniture for our lake house in Tennessee and ‘Model” homes that we have built in the state of Ohio as well.


They have met all 4 of our children, even a couple of our brothers.  And as always they treated them with the same care and kindness.   Plus, was able to provide them with wonderful furniture options.


To finish I would like to say that Mary and Adam are more then work partners to us we consider them to be “Great Friends”.  Every time we have the pleasure of going to North Carolina they greet us with open arms.  And when we need to work with them from a distance it is handled with the same great care.


Sometimes you never know were one decision is going to led you and in our case that first decision we made involving Mary and Adam is one we will never forget and are so thankful for.

Laura and Rick Clemens

When I first meet Mary I was taken back a little in a good way.

She’s a go getter……

Being an Interior Designer, I am constantly researching  and shopping for new vendors, craftsman, great deals and special services. That sometimes is impossible to find.

I was introduced to Mary by a very sweet lady, “SYLVIA”, whom I worked with back in 2006.

Mary was Sylvia’s supervisor at the time and Mary was very helpful and supportive with assisting Sylvia and I with special orders and deliveries.

From that day forward Mary became my main source and supplier for many furnishings, accessories and delivery services.

The importance of a deadline in our field of business is extremely important and Mary has never let me down on promised shipping and delivery dates, in fact she will do everything in her power to get the order to you on time.

For example: I had a deadline to finish up a grand kids bunk room for my clients and Mary was supplying  all of the furnishings. She encountered a delivery problem with mattresses that were ordered, so Mary and her partner Adam drove to the manufacturer, loaded them, and made sure that they were to me by my deadline….NOW THAT’S SPECIAL SERVICES…..

I respect Mary’s dedication, drive, and of course her spunky attitude.

Her client’s needs and wishes come first and that truly makes her a delight to work with.

Over the years I have enjoyed working with her and am looking forward to working with her on future projects.

Kathleen Horton
Blowing Rock, NC