Home Renovation & Addition

"Jane presented a vision for our home renovation and an attitude of accomplishing everything we hoped to achieve, despite obstacles that surfaced periodically, from the very first drawing. Jane’s expertise, combined with her desire to help us accomplish the feeling we wanted to experience in our new home, resulted in design choices that we love.

We would recommend Jane because she is very skilled, is truly interested in helping her clients accomplish their goals, is accessible and a great communicator, and she is fair and dependable.

We were so impressed with Jane’s ability to immediately understand our objectives and by her skill in both project oversight and getting the small details right. Her thoughtfulness and lovely nature made our work together very enjoyable and not stressful."

Mario Camaj

Owner & General Manager, Tallullah Wine Bar & Bistro

We knew we wanted to update our space; we had several ideas that were all over the place. Once we consulted with Jane, she listened carefully to our needs and what we wanted our vision to be and then she turned it into so much more than we imagined. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Jane on our project. We truly believe we have one of a kind, timeless, space because of her talented skills. Jane has surpassed our every expectation. Remodeling our space without Jane, well, we can’t even begin to imagine such a thing! 

Jane truly is a creator of unique environments. Jane embodies professionalism, enthusiasm, creativity and is truly a pleasure to work with. She made what was a very stressful and important job into a real pleasure. She is open to ideas and brings to the table creativity that will make your place unique and speak to who you are. As a result we now have a fabulous one of a kind space and fabulous one of a kind friend.

Jane is reliable, dedicated, organized, diligent and eternally upbeat. Her ability to create a unique space and make it come to life is unparalleled, and it is because of this that we repeatedly recommend Jane to our friends and family. Jane consistently surpassed our expectations.

Nancy DeAngelis

Interior Design

"Our project certainly would not have gone as seamlessly or smoothly without Jane.  Jane works hard to make sure things are done quickly, efficiently and correctly.  If any complications arose, Jane took care of them before they were even able to cause me any stress.

First of all, working with Jane is simply just fun.  She is very personable and a lovely individual.  As a designer, she has a great vision and brought things to my attention that I would not have considered without her input.  Furthermore, she makes it a point to ensure her clients receive the highest quality materials and work-product from everyone involved in a project.

I would confidently recommend Jane to anyone with design needs.  Jane is an incredibly talented designer that is always aware of the newest products and innovations in the industry.  She is also one of the hardest working individuals I know who will go to great lengths to make sure that her clients are beyond satisfied with the final product."

Christine Atesian 

Showroom Manager, The Ghiordes Knot, Michigan Design Center

"Jane understands complex custom products, and selects them with an impeccable eye for design detail.

She carefully guides her clients through myriad choices and truly makes each project unique and special.

I would recommend Jane to anyone who wants a personalized and beautiful end result."

Alan J. Brown

Managing Partner/Vice President, Russell Hardware Company

"Having been in and out of the decorative plumbing and hardware showroom business for over 30 years, an ownership opportunity with Russell Hardware presented itself to me over six years ago. Beyond the opportunity to “call something my own” was the chance to return to an industry I love and an opportunity to work with some of the finest craftsmen, builders, architects and designers in the industry. I count Jane Synnestvedt in this elite group of incredibly creative and talented individuals.

Jane has an innate ability to truly understand her client’s wants, needs and wishes and transform this vision into a reality that is truly unique and exceptional. Her ability to coordinate multiple elements of design into an environment is exceptional. 

 On top of her creative talent, Jane is a truly wonderful person to work with. She is professional, organized and liked by all of the associates here at Russell Hardware. Jane has built lasting relationships with all of us, as I suspect she has done with her clients as well, and we are thankful for the opportunity to assist her. 

 It is truly my pleasure to recommend Jane Synnestvedt for your residential and commercial projects."

Julie Kunz

Home Renovation & Addition

"Our projects would have been much more labor intensive without Jane. She always makes sure the projects run smoothly with her unbelievable talent of organization and open communication.

We love working with Jane because she listens and understands US - and our busy and active lifestyle with our 3 boys!

I will continue to recommend Jane to friends and neighbors because she has a great eye for style and pulling things together, exceptional trades, and is easy and seamless to work with. Jane is the real deal!"

Erica Driscoll

Home Renovation & Addition

"We worked with Jane on a complete rehab of our home. She assisted us on decisions with the exterior, interior, and all the details in between. Anything from exterior window colors to kitchen design, furniture to lighting, Jane was there to help us make decisions that were just right!

When working on all the details, Jane was terrific in presenting various options at different price points. With our busy family schedule, Jane was flexible in meeting with us in our home or around town as we made all our selections.

Since our initial work, we've had a smaller project with Jane where we had the same great experience."

Todd Bergsman

General Manager/Partner, Hunter Roberts Homes/Wellington Chase Homes

Jane has worked with several of our clients on both new builds and renovations. She presents creative solutions that achieve the goals of our clients while respecting budgets. She educates her clients on selections they are making and has great follow through with the individual client, builder, associated trades and suppliers.

I will continue to recommend Jane to our clients. She is a pleasure to work with. 

Actually, Jane is someone who is very nice and pleasant, hardworking and dedicated, and I enjoy working with her on a personal level. 

She is good people. :)

Jim Mullin 

New Build, Luxury Lakefront Vacation Home

Jane's uncommon passion and expertise in design helped develop vision and communicate all the details we desired in a lake home to both our architect and builder. Her guidance was invaluable as she suggested details we would not have throughout of that give our home personality.

Having grown up in a waterfront setting, Jane has an understanding of not only the aesthetic, but practical details that set our property apart. She accentuated each room's view to the fullest. 

Our project ran smoothly, even with her travel to the project site. I would recommend Jane highly. 


Anthony Mancini

Owner/Partner, Hamlin Corner

Jane Synnestvedt was involved with our design and construction team at Hamlin Corner. We were happy with the ideas that Jane brought to the project and are pleased with the final result of what we believe to be one of the best restaurants in the metro Detroit area. 

The look and feel of Hamlin Corner is something special and unique to Royal Oak. We are glad that we had Jane as part of our team to make our vision a reality.