Testimonials

Testimonials for Lee Simone’s Work

Below are a some of the testimonials I have received over the years from my many happy clients 🙂

Hand Painted Pipped Oak Kitchen

D Fretter, Knayton, North Yorkshire
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After

"If I may I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for an outstanding job that has exceeded any expectations we might have had. You have transformed our worthy, but slightly dull oak kitchen in to something that appears to be a brand new. We had agonised for several years over what to do with our kitchen. It was a very high quality and extremely expensive kitchen and after 15 years was showing little sign of age but we were frankly a bit bored with it. To replace it when it was in such condition made no sense but we desperately wanted to change the whole look of the kitchen and following our initial meeting with you when we discussed options we now have a transformed and modern elegant looking cream kitchen which should provide a further 15 years of service before we need to consider replacing it and all at a fraction of the cost of a completely new kitchen.

To say that we're happy is an understatement and we cannot thank you enough for the quality of your work, your professionalism and for having been such a pleasure to work with on this project. We are now looking at our fitted bedroom wardrobes and wondering whether we should let you bring them in to the twenty first century!


Hand Painted Ikea Kitchen

Sarah and Nick, York
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After

'Well, what a treat to come home to! A kitchen completely transformed and looking fantastic! It’s a great finish, and it all looks like it’s just been newly installed! We couldn’t be more pleased :-) :-)
Thank you so much Lee - it’s lovely. And for something that was threatening major disruption, it was surprisingly easy to manage, thanks to you. It was lovely to meet you and get to know you a little. We’ll certainly be singing your praises to friends and family! All the very best.'


Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen

Mrs Wood, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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After

'Dear Lee, thank you so much for my "new" kitchen, I'm thrilled with it all. It looks so much lighter, brighter and more modern - just what I wanted to achieve. The colour is perfect, thanks for your patience in helping me choose the right shade.

It's an amazing transformation, from the original deep cherry wood colour to a sophisticated grey, it's hard to believe they are the same cabinets. Your meticulous preparation and attention to detail, not to mention your painting skills, have produced a beautifully finished kitchen. It's certainly been worth the wait!!!'


Hand Painted Kitchen

Bede & Dot McCullough, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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After

'Thank you so much for bringing life back into our tired old kitchen its looks amazing and better than we ever could have expected. Your quality of work is outstanding and we couldn't believe how little dust and mess was created. You did exactly what you said you would do, you were always on time and you kept us informed from start to finish.'
We were undecided for a long time whether to go for a new kitchen or not and we are so pleased now that we decided to go down the road of having you paint it. You offered professional advice and guidance when we needed it.
These are only a few reasons why we would have no hesitation at all in recommending you to everyone we know. You are definitely worth waiting for!
Thanks again and all the best. It's a shame our electric supply wasn't as reliable as you though :)'


Hand Painted Pine Kitchen

Mrs L. Rayner, , North Yorkshire
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After

'My husband and I are extremely pleased with the transformation which Lee has achieved with our old pine kitchen and also with the professionalism and efficiency he has shown throughout. From the first consultation until the completion of the project Lee has been most helpful and the work has been carried out with great skill and meticulous attention to detail. We feel that we have a new kitchen while retaining everything we liked about the old one. The finish is perfect and absolutely no sign was left behind of the work having been done. We felt able to leave Lee to his work and go away for a fortnight’s holiday, confident in the knowledge that our home would be safe in his hands. We will be recommending Lee to all our friends and acquaintances, needless to say!'


Hand Painted Oak Kitchen

Ms Evans, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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After

'The service and incredibly high standard of work that Imaginative Interiors provided was superb. The finish and attention to detail is stunning - I can’t believe the total transformation to my kitchen and would not hesitate for a second to recommend Imaginative Interiors to all!'


Hand Painted Kitchen

Chris & Di, Ripon, North Yorkshire

What a Transformation!

'Lee Simone is one of the most professional and artistic craftsmen we have ever had the pleasure of engaging. Having seen impressive photos and reviews of his previous projects online, we contacted him about painting our dated kitchen - the condition of the units and the layout were perfectly fine but we wanted a lighter, more contemporary feel.
From start to finish, it was a real pleasure to have Lee working in our home. He came for an initial consultation and gave constructive advice and his artist's viewpoint on colours and the little touches that have made our kitchen unique.
He is thorough and reliable, keeping to his promised timescale absolutely. The result is amazing - very stylish with a high-class, durable and perfect finish. It looks like a brand new kitchen and we love spending time in our now light and airy and smart space.
Lee is a perfectionist, dedicated and a true master of his art.
We would recommend him without reservation.'


Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen

Mrs V, Brighouse, West Yorkshire
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After

'We can't thank Lee enough for the wonderful transformation of our kitchen and bedroom. From the outset Lee provided an excellent service always professional and giving great advise. His work is to the highest standard, with immaculate attention to detail. Thank you for the fantastic transformation. Thanks again for everything'


Hand Painted Oak Kitchen

Mrs Marks, Acomb, York
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After

"I have such joy each time I walk into my 'new' kitchen. What a difference!. The quality of your work is amazing. Your work ethic and attention to detail is immense. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and acquaintances. Indeed I have done so already. Thank you Lee."


Hand Painted Kitchen

Mrs Moran, Escrick, York

'Lee has just finished painting our kitchen and we are absolutely delighted with the result. The finish is superb and the kitchen is completely transformed. Lee is very talented and takes a great deal of pride in his work. He is incredibly meticulous and spends a lot of time on preparation but the result is clearly worth every minute. I have no hesitation in recommending Lee for any specialist paintwork and will certainly mention him to all my friends and family'.


Kitchen Repaint and Hand Painted Tiles

Mr Martin, Goldsborough, Yorkshire
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Hand Painted Tiles

‘Lee finished the job of hand-painting our solid-wood kitchen cabinets and ceramic tiles within the time frame and budget agreed. Although the time-frame and consequent disruption to our living conditions was lengthy Lee was meticulous in his preparation and the finished job was excellent. The transformation of the tiles through painting and lacquering was particularly impressive - you wouldn’t believe they are not newly glazed tiles and without the mess and hassle of replacing them. Lee is not the cheapest nor the quickest but he ensures excellent quality and value for money.’


Hand Painted Kitchen, Skipton

Mr R., Skipton, North Yorkshire
Oak Kitchen SkiptonBefore
Oak Kitchen SkiptonAfter

“Just a few words of thanks for the refurbished kitchen. We really have appreciated the quality of the finish you achieved with our tired units. During our consultation we were pleased at the time taken and your attention to detail. The colour advise turned out to be the perfect choice for our job. We had a lengthy wait for you to get started. With such a long waiting list we figured it had to be worth it. This proved to be well founded as we are delighted with the final outcome. From the consultation, preparation (2 weeks of sanding and priming) and finally topcoats we knew it wa the correct choice.Thanks so much for the transformation. The kitchen is like brand new…if not better!!!!!”


Repainted Kitchen, Hull

Mr Dickinson, West Ella, Hull
Repainted Kitchen
Repainted Kitchen

‘Just a short note to thank you again for the brilliant job you have made of our kitchen. You have totally transformed it into one that now looks new and bespoke. Your advise on the colour change was invaluable and we are so pleased we chose the green. Although you had a long commute every day, you came in and worked tirelessly and professionally to produce an extremely high quality job.

Thank you again for being such a perfectionist and giving us an outstanding kitchen.’

Gill & Ron Dickinson


We love it! - Hand Painted Beech Kitchen

Mrs Freeman, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Freeman Kitchens RSFW TTUBefore
Freeman Kitchens RSFW TTUAfter

‘Thanks for our Kitchen transformation – it is superb! Your meticulous attention to detail is great. Our end-to-end experience was ‘mess-free’ and this really helped us to continue with our busy family lifestyle whilst you were rejuvenating our Kitchen. Thanks again – We love it!’


Kitchen Repaint with Antique Paint Effect, Leeds

Mrs Mapelsden, Rawden, West Yorkshire
Hand Painted Kitchen with Paint EffectBefore
Hand Painted Kitchen with Paint EffectAfter

When we bought our house 6 years ago the kitchen was key to our decision to buy. The design, layout and worktops were everything we wanted. However, over the years we noticed the colour of the cupboards were getting darker and eventually the kitchen looked like it belonged to a family of heavy smokers ( which we are not.) After researching on the internet we found Lee….

After an initial consultation we discovered the kitchen had been subject to a previous repaint and the paint used was not suitable hence the discolouration. Lee give us solid advice on colours and was prepared to revisit for consultations as many times as we needed to get the colour right. We waited 10 months and it was worth every second. The end result is beyond expectations.

Lee kept us fully informed of what to expect during the re-paint process. There was no dust or mess and the process which took three weeks was relatively easy for us. Having Lee in our home was a pleasure. He is good company and hardworking.

As a final bonus to having a beautiful kitchen we lost 10lbs each through having to live on healthy microwave meals and no snacks.”


Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, Boroughbridge

Mrs Briggs, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, BoroughbridgeBefore
Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, BoroughbridgeAfter

“We found Lee when we searched the net for someone who could hand paint a solid oak kitchen. He came to have a look and give us a quote. He discussed our needs and offered us great advice. We booked him and paid the deposit before we got the quote, which we found to be very reasonable when it arrived.

He has a long waiting list but he is definitely worth the wait. He was punctual, polite and the cleanest workman we’ve ever had in our house.

We now have a beautifully hand painted kitchen that has transformed the look and feel of the house. What craftsmanship, we have tried but have been unable to find a brush stroke on the units – we really couldn’t recommend Lee highly enough. What a lovely man.”


Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, Ingmanthorpe, Wetherby

S Dowling, Nr. Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Hobbs Painted Kitchen R4WBefore
Hobbs Painted Kitchen R4WAfter

“Lee recently hand painted my 11 year old oak kitchen. Right from the initial consultation I was impressed with Lee’s approach. He was extremely helpful in helping me choose the colours and his skills as an artist and his eye for colour and tone proved very useful when making our final choices.

During the project, Lee was a pleasure to have around and as he painstakingly prepared the kitchen for painting, carefully masking off the units and protecting the walls and floor I was reassured of his professional approach and commitment to doing a top quality job.

The end result is stunning. I feel as though I have a brand new kitchen and the quality of finish is outstanding – not a brush stroke in sight. Thank you Lee, we love our new kitchen!”


Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, York

Sue Macleod, York, North Yorkshire
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After

“We are delighted with how Lee has hand painted our oak kitchen units. The whole room has been completely transformed.

Lee worked very professionally throughout showing great attention to detail,taking much pride in the job; and always tidying up at the end of the day. The job took several weeks to complete with the result being like a brand new kitchen. Friends cannot believe it is not a brand new kitchen!!

We would have no hesitation in recommending Lee , Well done and thank you.”


Hand Painted Cream Kitchen, Headingley, Leeds

Marea Long, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, MareaBefore
Hand Painted Oak Kitchen, MareaAfter

“When we retired we decided to update the house and as we couldn’t face ripping out the old (20+ Years) kitchen units and replacing them with plastic lookalike ones we thought about having them painted!

They were light oak but still made the north facing kitchen feel dark, so a nice coat of paint was the answer! We found Lee through his website and contacted him via email, sending him pictures of our kitchen and asking him if he was interested in doing the work. He replied back almost immediately and arranged a date to come and talk to us, look at the kitchen units and give us a price! Before he started we had a look at the colour chart and agreed on a beautiful light cream/white.

Did we say a “nice coat of paint”! Lee is a perfectionist and an artist who doesn’t just do the paint bit! He created a fabulous bespoke kitchen for us that I can’t believe is ours! We would recommend Lee to create a wonderful job on any project! He left the kitchen immaculate!

The kitchen now is light and airy, thank goodness we had the work done and didn’t fall for replacing it!!
Marea and Anthony Long”


Hand Painted Knotty Pine Kitchen, Linton

Mrs Limbert, Linton, North Yorkshire
Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, LintonBefore
Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, LintonAfter

“I can thoroughly recommend Lee Simone as a very talented decorative painter. He hand painted our oak kitchen units and we are delighted with the quality of the finish. Lee was totally professional throughout, from the advice he gave at the outset to the completion of the job. He is very tidy and he worked within the agreed timetable, starting and finishing on the dates originally specified. I could not recommend him more highly.”


Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Pontefract

Mrs Hotham, Thorpe Audlin, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Hotham Kitchen Before & DuringBefore
hand painted pine kitchenAfter

“We can do nothing but praise Lee for all aspects of his work. From the beginning, when advising on colour for our kitchen, he proved to be both sensitive in taking on board our own personal taste and thought provoking in suggesting ideas we hadn’t thought of.

His pride in his work was also obvious from the start: his painstaking approach to choosing the exact right colour for both the walls and the units in a room where the light changes constantly was extremely reassuring, as was his reliability in getting back to us when he said he would. Lee’s consummate professionalism was obvious from the start. Nothing was too much trouble; his attention to detail, even in the preparation of the surfaces to be painted was exceptional. Lee is not a fast worker and this is definitely a compliment to him: when you realise the hours he puts into a job and the determination he puts into solving issues which arise as he gets into the project, it soon becomes apparent that engaging him represents very good value for money.

Our project took several weeks to complete and we can honestly say that it was a pleasure to have Lee in the house and, when we were away, we had absolute confidence that he would look after things for us. We would recommend him and his work without reservation.”


'Shabby Chic' Kitchen, Carcroft, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Mrs Chwalczyk, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
distressed kitchenBefore
distressed kitchenAfter

“Lee has transformed our old pine kitchen into something way beyond our initial vision and expectations, we are so happy to have gone down this route. It was far less stressful and less expensive than renewing a kitchen from scratch and we got exactly what we wanted and more. Lee’s skill, craftsmanship and professionalism are exemplary along with being clean and tidy too! We are simply over the moon with our ‘individual’ kitchen.”


Distressed Fireplace Surround, Harrogate

K Kent, Harrogate
FireplaceDistressed Fireplace
Distressed Fireplace - Close Up

“I employed Lee of Imaginative Interiors to paint and distress a cheap pine fire surround to match a brand new traditional hearth and fire insert with Victorian tiles. The finished surround now has an antique finish, and looks fabulous. I was highly impressed by the quality of work and attention to detail – and would happily recommend Imaginative Interiors to anyone.”


Specialist Paint Effects for Walls, Harrogate

R Wright, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

“We have had work done by Lee in the past of an excellent standard, this was now the 6th area to be painted by Lee. He painted the walls in our dining room with a paint effect and then stripes on top. Lee also painted the woodwork to tie in with the walls. Now the room looks like it has the sunshine in it all the time. He has also helped me decide on the window cushion colours. Lee always has an interest in the overall effect of the room. He also to distressed and old cupboard and added a little effect to a mirror for the hall I brought to give it a new lease of life. We are really happy with the new room and the mirror. He is always happy to advise too as he helped me and the seamstress decide on the curtain material. A first class job again.”


Faux Marble Paint Effect Bath, Wike

Mr H, Wike, West Yorkshire
Faux Marble Bath
Faux MarbleFaux Marble - Close Up

“Thank you very much for making such an excellent job of marbling my roll-top bath, definitely worth every single penny!!! I would have no hesitation recommending you to family and friends for specialist painting works”


Faux Marble Fireplace, London

Mrs B, London
Faux Marble Fireplace
Faux MarbleFaux Marble - Close Up

“Thank you for the wonderful marbling job, we are thrilled with the work you’ve done on our fireplace. It looks so much like the real thing guests can’t believe it’s been painted!”


Faux Wood Effect Pine Door, Harrogate

Mrs S, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Faux Pine Close Up
Faux wood grainingFaux Pine Door

“Thank you so much Lee, our faux fire door looks amazing, we are so pleased with the result! It’s now becoming the focal point of our house and your wonderful artwork is quite the talking point of all our visitors.”


Specialist Paint Effects, Harrogate

Mrs K, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

“Thank you once again for your beautiful work, as ever a fantastic job! Your work has transformed the rooms and we are thrilled. Thank you for being positive and easy to work with, you are a joy to have around the house and we look forward to you doing the boy’s room later in the year.”


Hand Painted Kitchen, Leeds

Mrs A, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hand Painted Kitchen
Close Up of Decorative Detailing

"As you know we are both delighted with the finished new look of our kitchen and hope it will not be too long before we see you again”


Hand Painted Seaside Mural, Doncaster

Mrs F, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Wall Mural
Wall Mural - Close Up

“Thank you once again for your beautiful work, your skill with colour sets you apart and has made our mural look so realistic, just like it is in real life.”


Children's Murals, Bardsey

Mrs D, Leeds, West Yorkshire
'Cars' Mural
'Flower Fairies' Mural

“Thank you so much for the amazing murals you’ve painted in the kids rooms. your patience, motivation, imagination and sheer talent are a credit to you”.


'Finding Nemo' Nursery Mural, Goldsborough

Mrs S, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire
Finding Nemo Nursery Mural
Mural - Close Up

“Thank you for all your hard work in painting the mural in our new nursery. We are so impressed by your creativity, hard work and the long hours you’ve put into it. We are sure that our baby – when it arrives – will be thrilled with Nemo and his friends in his room! We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is thinking of using your creative flair to brighten up and transform a room”


Metallic Paint Effect on Walls

Mrs S, Harrogate

“ As ever a fantastic job! Your work has transformed Millie’s room and we are very thrilled. You are a joy to have around the house and we look forward to you doing the boys’ room later in the year”


Specialist Decorative Painting

B. Jones, York

“ Great job. Very professional attitude and the work has been completed to a really high standard. Also, Lee was very tidy and cleaned up thoroughly at the end of the day which was a bit of a relief as we have had problems with workmen being messy in the past. Would definitely recommend.”


Childrens Hand Painted Mural

S Faulkner, Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire

“ We absolutely love the mural Lee did for our 1yr old daughters bedroom – and so does she! It has transformed the room and provided hours of fun pointing at the characters. Lee was a pleasure to have around the house and refreshingly tidy. We have already recommended him to friends and will use him again ourselves when we have more children.”


Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen, Silsden Yorkshire

Emma Hughes, Silsden, West Yorkshire
Hand Painted Laminate KitchenBefore
Hand Painted Laminate KitchenAfter

“We got Lee in to paint our kitchen as it was very dated and we didn’t have much natural light and couldn’t afford a new kitchen to be fitted. Lee came over for a consultation to discuss our requirements. Unlike some tradesman Lee spared lots of time, he was there for a few hours and you could tell he was passionate about his work. We went ahead and Lee was very professional – he covered all surfaces well and was very tidy. His attention to detail was exceptional, in fact he was nearly finished but wasn’t happy with one of the doors so repainted it.

We were thrilled with the end result, it was so much brighter and I loved it. It completely transformed the kitchen and looked like a brand new kitchen had been fitted. Kitchen painting is underestimated and I would do it over and over. Lee is the man for the job a++.”


Hand Painted Furniture

Mrs K, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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After

“I am over the moon with my new look furniture. Thank you Lee for your beautiful work, we will not hesitate to recommend you.” Mrs K, Harrogate