“As a professional home remodeling company, we work with many designers. Tonya Ballew is one of our favorites. She has an amazing ability to bring the client’s vision into focus and to make it even better. This is the reason we chose to use her for our personal home. Tonya excels at communication which is what is most important in any project. She is great with details and follow-thru. Tonya is very receptive to ideas and really works to bring the client’s vision alive, not just hers.
In our personal home, she did a wonderful job of integrating our favorite things into the overall design. We had purchased lots of items for our home over the years, but they just seemed to blend in to our design. Tonya came in and sorted thru everything we had, suggested a couple of complimentary pieces and then arranged the items so that our home really became a showcase for the many cool items we had collected. Tonya’s services were a great investment in our home.”
Steve and Deanna Gray, Steve Gray Renovations Inc., Indianapolis
“Tonya is an amazing designer! She has worked with me on several projects over the years, including my office building, home remodel, and most recently, our new home construction. I’ve found Tonya to have an exceptional talent for color selection. When she gets out her paint color decks I just stand back in awe and watch the master at work. She never gets it wrong! She has the ability to work with a client’s style and taste without trying to impart her own taste, while assuring that all of the design elements and colors work together.
With our most recent home build she was indispensable in helping us not only with traditional interior design planning, but also with space planning (she has great ideas to make functional design recommendations), as well as exterior finishes (my husband got stuck on a roof color, of all things, and she came to the rescue!). She always has great ideas, is very calming, and easy to work with.
The only problem is that now I don’t trust myself to make a single purchase or design selection without her! I had to call her to help me pick out patio furniture and, as always, I’m so glad I did. I would have just gotten a random patio set from a big box store, but she was able to visualize (and then measure, of course!) for the appropriate sizes and style of the pieces that would work best with the space (which did still come from a big box store), and then along with an outdoor rug and pillow choices, etc., the whole outdoor “room” has come alive. Just another example of what really good design can do! I really appreciate all that she has done.”
Lynn and Paul Burford, Westfield
“We have really enjoyed working with Tonya (and Mindy)! We have been pleased both throughout the process and then with the end result! We look forward to meetings with Tonya because we know she will have great creative ideas!”
Karin and Andrew, Indianapolis
“Tonya is a talented designer. She consistently met and surpassed my expectations, and she delivered creative ideas that maximized functional space in a way that spoke to my personal style. She made the process easy. Being able to have total trust with what she was doing, wether inside or outside of my house was very reassuring. Her approach helped me clarify my desires with my house, and her professional expertise brought the level of style that I had hoped to achieve. Tonya’s expertise helped transform my house into a home.”
Kelle Lindenberg, Forest Hills
“Our relationship with Tonya began in the mid 1990’s. We first noticed her handiwork at Home-a-Rama here in Indy. We were instantly struck by the fact that we could actually walk into a house for the first time and totally feel like we could move in and live there comfortably. Not so much because of the design of the home…it was Tonya’s talent with decor. It was then that we inquired as to who the interior design ‘genius’ was that was responsible. Thus, we were introduced to Tonya Ballew. And it’s been a pleasure ever since.
Tonya has been indispensable in the design, construction and interior decor consulting process for three of our homes, and is working with us now on the fourth. We have a wonderful working relationship that transcends the mere ‘get the job done’. Tonya communicates. She is truly gifted with an amazing ability to create the ‘feel’ in a space that is exactly what the client is after. She’s also able to take what we have on hand and turn it into something new and fresh, all while saving us money. Tonya knows how to make great style and design happen without huge expense.
Last, and perhaps best, Tonya has also become a friend, which makes the whole experience just that much more enjoyable.”
Dan & Judy, Fishers
“I have worked with Tonya for several years on many different projects. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her! As our family has grown, we thought we were going to need to move to a home with more storage and space. We loved our neighborhood and wanted to try to make our house work. Tonya has provided the vision to make this happen and we couldn’t be happier! When our family did our addition, she helped us with the plans, layout, interior selection and working with the contractors.
Tonya is excellent at creating functional space that will work for your needs, works hard to understand your style, and makes recommendations accordingly. She is reliable and very cost conscious. I have referred Tonya to many of my friends and will continue to do so. She is an absolute joy to work with!”
Dawn and Blaine Dinwiddie, Indianapolis
“Tonya is so fun to work with, and I appreciate how practical she can be. She helped me pick out the colors, finishes, flooring, lighting, and details (inside and out) for a complete remodel of my home that allowed me to use most of the furnishings I already had while transitioning to a new style and color palette. She knew how to reinvent and position what I already had so that I love it again.”
Kristy Lombardo, Meridian Hills
“I have used Tonya for a lot of projects in my home. I continue to work with her because of her taste. I enjoy working with her as she has learned what I like.”
JoAnn Cunningham, Geist
“When Tonya and I met in 2000 I had her come to my home to get some help. Over the years I have come to depend on her expertise and wonderful advice from paint colors to completely design a remodel. I constantly receive complements on my décor and it is because Tonya took the time to know me. We enjoy each other and work well together to accomplish wonderful results. I have recommended her to many friends and family who are also delighted with the results.”
Mendi Funk, Fishers