We love Millie at Pure Design and are so thrilled with the outcome of our house! She took the time to understand what we really wanted in our home, and then was able to anticipate the things we didn’t even know we cared about. The result is an amazing home that is perfectly suited for our family. From the first time we met her, it was obvious that she is passionate about architecture and design, and it shows in her work. Her energy and enthusiasm made her so fun to work with and the level of involvement that she showed in our project truly touched our hearts. Building your own home is a big deal, and nothing is more important than the design. We were so thankful to have had Millie on our team!
The strongest compliment I can pay Pure Design and Millie Aldrich is to write that if we were to build another house, she would be the first (and only) architect we would contact. Her attention to detail and to the wishes and desires of her client perfectly support for her own naturally elegant design sense. She recognizes the client as the senior partner in the design process and is passionate about creating a design that both pleases the client and works architecturally. Her contributions during the building process are comprehensive. Even though we built a house to occupy full time (while living 1,000 miles away), we never once had any concern that our interests were being overlooked. Millie creates a beautifully designed, client-directed house, and ensures to the best of her powers that the house is as beautifully built as it is designed. She is simply the best.
One example of her consummate professionalism is her response when we called her halfway through the design process, from a deballage (big outdoor antique show) in southern France. We found the perfect chandelier and provided dimensions and digital photos and Millie raised the ceiling height to accommodate this piece. It wasn’t a hassle or expensive change: she handled the addition with the professionalism and grace that is her hallmark.
My husband and I searched for an Architect together. As a contractor he wanted someone who would design a well-built home with cost in mind and I wanted someone who could design a super cool house “like the ones I saw in magazines”. With Millie we got both. Her artistic vision and attention to detail is amazing. Millie really knows how to listen, in designing our home she incorporated innovative design features while creating space that reflected our life style. In addition to being a great designer her knowledge of permitting and development, costs and budgets, and construction processes is outstanding.
As a 30 year veteran in the commercial construction and development business my wife and I choose Millie to build our personal vacation home. There are many visionary and creative architects who can design a beautiful home. Millie’s strength lies in her ability to engage /understand in all aspects of a project. Her knowledge of permitting and development, costs and budgets, construction practices, and attention to detail are exceptional. She was great to work with she really listened to us and designed us a home with many innovative features that reflected our life style and budget.
“After building three previous homes we realized that we struck gold with Millie. She is by far the best professional we have hired. Her dedication to that professionalism has made us her number one fan. My husband and I have enjoyed this process because Millie has been dedicated to understanding what we want and has given us many creative options along the way. She has created a soft contemporary home with a mountain feel that we were desperately looking for in the vail valley. We are beyond satisfied with her continued commitment to the project during construction. With us living out of state, we know that Millie is there making sure decisions are being made on our behalf.
She was thorough in asking us specifics about our life and how we live before she even got started. To me that was essential in getting what we really wanted. She was able to integrate our needs with her creative ideas for a beautiful functional space. When it came to abstract content she was able to provide us with several visual renderings that helped us make the right decisions. We are so happy with the result.”
It is a true delight
It is a true delight working with Millie at Pure Design. Her passion for each individual project hugely resonates in the final results. She gives her heart and soul into the details of her work.
As the founder of an Interior Design Firm, I especially appreciate Millie’s interior design education and background. The value she places on the aspect of how clients ultimately live and feel in their home is integral.
My husband (a General Contractor for 40 years) and I have enjoyed working with Millie on our own home as well as those of our clients. We have the utmost respect for her talents, which are equally matched by her genuine spirit.
~Carlene Anderson & David Peterson
Highly recommend Millie
Millie was an absolute joy to work with. She is clearly very competent at what she does in listening and coming up with creative solutions. My family loves the result!
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