I chose Miriam to help in selecting the colors to paint my newly renovated house after I realized that I was going to drive myself crazy doing it myself. She was prompt to our appointment, listened to my opinions and thoughts, and meticulously curated an entire cohesive palette for the whole house that took the time period of the house into consideration also. She even went above and beyond and stopped by my apartment that was down the road to look at my furniture and confirm that the selected colors wouldn’t clash. Her pricing was more than fair also. I highly recommend her and her services, and will be hiring her again when we decide to paint the exterior of our house in the future!
Emily H., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam has a great eye and was so decisive and made the process of picking paint colors for an entire home very easy. Well worth the expense for this service! Very pleased with the outcome.
Shani P., Teaneck, NJ
We Recently painted the entire inside of our house. Miriam was very helpful in choosing your colors. She came back once to check on one color that I was not sure about. She supplied color samples which were very helpful too. If you are painting, you NEED to connect with Miriam.
Paul. R., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam was great – she was able to very quickly understand what we were looking for in terms of overall vision. I appreciated her ability to provide guidance and also be open to our thoughts and work with both. We sent her pics of each room we wanted to paint (the whole house) so once she arrived we were able to get straight to work. Given her experience In a few hours we were to get over 15 rooms done! Within a few days Miriam sent an email with the full list with colors and a few days after that all the large swatches (5 per colour) arrived. These were really critical to see if we liked each color once we stuck them on the walls and we didn’t. Miriam was quickly able to send us new swatches and from there we were done. We LOVE how she helped tie the whole house together and would highly recommend Miriam for your project.
Dipali C., West orange, NJ
Miriam was delightful to work with. Her expertise and vision helped to transform our kitchen and family room from floor to ceiling.
Miriam made the color selection process so much easier by providing us with large color samples and suggesting that we take a bit of time to live with them. The results are great and we look forward to working with her again.
Janine M., Tenafly, NJ
Miriam helped me redesign and furnish my great room/casual dining area after my husband suddenly passed away. Everything in the room reminded me of him and I needed a completely different look. Miriam is a great listener and really got what I was going for. She is extremely professional and has a great sense of color, design and style. She has the ability to immediately assess whether a piece, color or style will work within the framework of what we were trying to create. I would highly recommend her services to others with confidence.
Amy E., Teaneck, NJ
When I decided to undertake the difficult-for-me task of redesigning my master bedroom almost five years after my husband’s passing, I sought Miriam Stern’s expert help. I had previously consulted with her several times about colors in other rooms in my home. Miriam is a very personable and enthusiastic professional. She took into account all the small and bigger details of the job at hand. Miriam was involved in the entire design, from choosing furniture, bedding, paint colors, flooring and all accessories to actually hanging photographs and artwork herself. We worked together to create a totally new space for me. Her creativity and desire to meet my expectations made working with her so much fun. Miriam truly listened to me and completely understood what I wanted. Since Miriam is a perfectionist, my room looks perfect! The new look is so me – I love it!
Marilyn Z., Teaneck, NJ
We originally contacted Miriam for advice on paint colors for our living room and dining room. Our decision making process was slowed down because of the pandemic and because we were also trying to make decisions about the purchase of new furniture. Miriam quickly showed us that she could be helpful on all fronts. She suggested new ways to configure our rooms, visited furniture showrooms for us, suggested fabrics, and ordered various paint samples for us to consider.
Lyn G., Teaneck, NJ
I had the pleasure to work with Miriam on a house project. Miriam was able to give me great guidance in steering me through the paint world of 100s of shades of grays and whites to come up with the perfect palette of colors for my project. Miriam’s choice of colors transformed a dreary house into a warm and inviting home. I could not have achieved this without her help!
Rena G., Teaneck, NJ
The process with Miriam was seamless. Before involving Miriam we had dozens of colors and zero direction. Miriam asked pointed questions, took stock of the decor and lightening, and opened our eyes to color possibilities we would have never otherwise considered. Miriam made one of the more stressful parts of our renovation quite enjoyable, and we couldn’t be happier with the colors running throughout the entire house.
Adam B., Weehawken, NJ
Very professional. I worked with Miriam on a very high-end job that required a lot of skill and knowledge. I am very picky and hold all those I work with to the highest standard. It wasn’t a straightforward job and required a lot of nuanced decisions. Miriam was fantastic! Couldn’t have found a better person for the job. Her eye for color, design, and taste is unmatched. We are so pleased with the way our house came out after utilizing her as both a colorist (deciding which colors to utilize), and, for a variety of other things such as her opinion on design, layout, etc. She even painted a table for us as well as painted over a prior mural that looks like it was never even there. Highest recommendation and you won’t be sorry you used her services!
Neal B., Alpine, NJ
Very professional. Really helped us make sense of the ideas we had in our heads and provided a framework that aided us in making our color choices. I am glad we hired her. Painting a 2500 sf home is not cheap and getting it right the first time is very important.
John M., Hamilton, NJ
Ms. Stern helped us decorate our new condo. She was very professional and a pleasure to work with. She helped by suggesting items and colors and with placement of furnishings, art, and accessories throughout our home to make it most appealing. She also remained well within our budget.
We highly recommend Ms. Stern.
Linda R., Englewood, NJ
We used Miriam to help us re-imagine the way we use the space in our house. She was incredibly helpful in selecting furniture pieces and the color palette for the furniture and walls. We were working on a limited budget and Miriam was able to provide choices that met our budget and look fantastic. We have received many compliments on the new look of our house and we are very pleased with the result. Miriam is very talented at what she does and is also friendly and easy to work with.
Jonathan B., Teaneck, NJ
It has been a great experience working with Miriam! She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and an all around wonderful person to work with.
Sima S., Teaneck, NJ
There are so many colors and shades of colors; I’m still amazed that Ms. Stern chose JUST the PERFECT ones for every room! She’s also a pro at creating a beautiful photo display wall. For this process, she took into account what’s important to me, what I want and like. Ms. Stern did a meticulous job in arranging and hanging up my photos, leading to quite a magnificent effect.
Marilyn Z., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam did a great job picking colors that worked in our tricky space. We have a very open concept main living area that required a bit of imagination deciding what colors to select and where to start/end those colors and Miriam did a great job of making it work. She also worked a miracle in a our kitchen by thinking outside the box and bringing in a color that tied everything together. Miriam is fun to work with, very determined to find what works best, and very knowledgeable about what colors work best together.
Madelyn M., West Orange, NJ
Miriam was a huge help with my exterior painting job. She has a GREAT eye for color and was very easy to work with. She took time to understand my needs and preferences and guided me accordingly.
We are thrilled with the results and highly recommend Miriam.
Tsipi G., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam was fantastic in helping us choose colors for our entire NYC apartment. We were at a loss in terms of colors and painting samples on walls confused us even more, especially as the light in different rooms made the same color look very different.
Miriam was professional, responsive, efficient, and most importantly, just spot on with her paint color recommendations (she was very attuned to color and how colors would look on the walls). We had a few nerves before we started painting the apartment at the start of the year just hoping everything would turn out alright but it couldn’t have worked out better. We are thrilled with it. Miriam was also available for follow-up questions and we thought her fees were very fair.
Cindy M., New York, NY
Miriam was a pleasure to work with . Very professional and always immediately focused on the task at hand. Miriam helped me choose colors for the exterior of my house including roof, stone shingles and driveway. Everything that she chose was so beautiful and works so well with the look that I was aiming for. I never doubted her choices because Miriam approaches all decisions with complete confidence . Being an accomplished artist allows her to see things in a special way.
I’m constantly getting compliments from all my friends!!! I would recommend her any day of the week.
Rochelle G., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam was an absolute pleasure to work with. With 1,000s of paint colors out there, I always feel overwhelmed when choosing and trying to envision what the colors will look like, whether they will work with existing elements of the home, and what the best and/or appropriate combinations would be.
After new work was done on our home, we needed to resolve all of the above for several room and trim colors. I learned about Miriam from someone who cited her on Houzz and seemed very pleased with her — as were other reviewers — so I was delighted to find she was located right in our area.
Miriam came fully prepared with large cases of color samples and walked through our home to get a feel for our taste and for elements that would remain and need to be worked into the color scheme.
She was delightful to work with, exceptionally cooperative and discerning throughout the process and made recommendations that pleased us a great deal. Once some color choices were selected, she had the manufacturer send us large samples so the choices could be further fine tuned.
Miriam turned what is normally an agonizing process for us into a breeze. We couldn’t have asked for more, and we are thoroughly pleased. We do not hesitate to recommend her services.
Diane F., Washington Township, NJ
Miriam helped us to select the exterior colors for our home.
Every time I pull into the driveway.
I am thrilled with how our home looks!
Lou F., Bergenfield, NJ
We recently moved into a new home, and we’re at a loss about how and where to hang our rather large collection of art. Miriam Stern grouped and organized and hung everything in ways we would never have imagined. People who visit us admire all of our “new” art–even though we didn’t buy a single new piece. Miriam is talented, creative and patient. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
Debbie F., Bergenfield, NJ
Miriam helped me pick out colors for every room in our house after we bought it. Loved working with her. She is very attuned to flow from one room to another and picked colors that complement each other beautifully. The overall effect is harmonious and beautiful downstairs. The kids rooms had just the right mix of spark and individuality while going well with the rooms around them.
After the consultation I had lots of questions about hardware, what to do with the deck, the fireplace, etc. I sent Miriam emails with pictures and she was very helpful. Gave me suggestions on all sorts of things without any additional charge. Really a lovely person.
Would strongly recommend working with Miriam.
Kathy S., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam Stern Color Consulting is a highly professional company run by Ms. Stern. I have used her consulting services on several occasions over the years during construction/renovation projects in my home. She is easy to deal with, listens carefully to your needs, provides reasonable suggestions and does not try to impose her opinions on the client.
I would feel comfortable recommending her consulting services to my friends and have, over the years, done so on numerous occasions.
Rani L., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam was great in helping me choose the paint for my living room, dining room and kitchen. I had tried many paint samples and could not find colors that seemed right in my new home. Miriam made suggestions based on my likes and desires. She explained the reasons I liked certain colors with my furniture, and helped me find colors that would flatter my furniture yet fit in with the style and size of my current house. She worked quickly, and followed through by promptly providing large samples of the colors I had chosen. I am extremely pleased with the results.
JA. SB., Teaneck, NJ
I found Miriam Stern on Houzz by sheer luck. I had been laboring over color for my deck, screen porch, front door and house trim. We communicated via email and phone. I sent her many pictures and somehow she managed to come up with just the perfect colors and finishes. By chance I asked her if she would take a look at a wall unit I wanted to replace. Honestly she read my mind. I sent her a web site for a furniture company I liked and she came up with the perfect design for my taste. It is such a relief to work with someone who has your best interest at heart. I know I can count on her to give me her best advise while listening to my concerns.
Miriam made working long distance easy. Miriam is so talented and precise that distance is a non-issue.Her fee is very reasonable. I recommend her very highly.
Madeline G., Hamburg, NJ
Miriam did a great job helping us out with the paint colors for our new home. She listened to our ideas and definitely took the task seriously. House looks great now, so much better than before! My wife was hesitant to hire someone to help us pick colors but we felt pleased with our decision to hire Miriam in the end. The only disclaimer I’d add is that the process was more expensive than I thought it would be. Miriam was upfront about her pricing but she did not mention that she charged for the report writing time (it was 30 min and is an understandable charge but I wasn’t expecting it).
She also took longer in the house than I had expected (2.5 hours i think ) but was not dawdling. Likely it had to do with the size of the house (we were painting every room). Either way it ended up being more than I thought but I’d still recommend it and I do recommend Miriam.
Jon L., Fair Lawn, NJ
I changed my mind numerous times trying to decide what colors to paint my townhouse.
Its an interior unit and doesn’t get much natural light, Miriam provided me with suggestions based on my likes and dislikes. I took her advice and am thrilled with the results!
Lynn D., Wayne, NJ
Miriam Stern is a pleasure to work with. She is organized, energetic, professional and pleasant. She helped me select colors for my living room, dining room, kitchen and bathrooms, as well as wallpaper for my bathroom. In addition, she helped me install displays for my art and artifacts collection. I smile every time I enter the living room now, and have received many compliments on the way things look since Miriam completed the project.
Hannah R., Teaneck, NJ
I hired Miriam Stern as my paint consultant for my new construction home. My husband and I painted about 60 samples on various walls and could not agree on a single color. I met with Miriam and instantly had confidence that she would help us out and steer us in the right direction. She worked with me and my husband, who was very involved, and within 2-3 meetings we basically picked out 90% of the colors. It was an amazing experience. We are in the middle of painting now and so far, I love all of her color choices.
Mor S., Englewood, NJ
Miriam helped me choose paint colors for the interior and exterior of our home after a major renovation. Together we studied almost every room in the house. She showed enormous patience throughout the process. Miriam helped me settle on colors that would compliment one another from one room into the next and coordinate with each room’s tile or counter surface. Miriam is an accomplished artist herself, yet was respectful of my own tastes and preferences. She gave freely of her opinions and advice, while I made the final selection decisions. After the walls were painted, when I wasn’t thrilled with the color I had selected for the kitchen, she returned to make an alternate recommendation. Miriam always came prepared with multiple books of large color samples. She arranged to send us complementary sample sheets of the colors we requested larger than the small squares in the fan decks.
Penina G., Teaneck, NJ
This was my third time hiring Ms. Stern for a project. Each project involved helping me with color choices for 1 of our homes. In this most recent job, she guided me thru the construction process, choosing the color of the house, roofing, etc. & in its final stage, she chose all of the paint shades for each room, as well as the colors of the window treatments.
Ruth L., Teaneck, NJ
I have used Miriam Stern twice to help me select paint colors, once for bathrooms/bedroom and the second time, for living/dining rooms. Miriam is an artist and knows color. She has an amazing eye. I found her consultations to be fantastic and love the results.
Linda T., Teaneck, NJ
Now that the painting, wallpapering and flooring project is completed, I want to acknowledge and thank you for your instincts and choice of color.
I could not be more delighted with the finished product. Already, guests have been amazed with the new look.
Chuck A., New York, NY
Miriam’s talent goes way beyond ones imagination. You see she has professional imagination. Miriam sees things that we don’t. I highly recommend her to help you out in your home, office, and just about anywhere.
Marcia I., Bergenfield, NJ
We at Rose & Schultz, LLC would very much like to thank Miriam for her assistance and guidance. Choosing colors can be so overwhelming and daunting, but Miriam made it a breeze. She came to the office with her color wheel and we talked about how to accomplish the office atmosphere we were seeking through the use of colors. We are over the moon about the results!
Since we are a law firm dedicated to the practice of matrimonial and family law, we have high conflict, stressful situations and extreme emotions almost on a daily basis. It was imperative for us that not only we feel comfortable and comforted during working hours, but we wanted the same for our clients.
We get compliments from almost everyone that comes in saying how nice and “soothing” the office looks. I highly recommend Miriam and will definitely be using her before I endeavor painting the walls in my personal home.
Thanks Miriam! Great Job!
Carrie S. S., Esq., Hackensack, NJ
Miriam is a color consultant for paint and wallpaper. She is an artist and brings her trained eye to pick just the right colors for your home. She is easy to work with and leaves a very clearly written sheet of instructions for your painter.
Lori F-J., Teaneck, NJ
Miriam did a wonderful job selecting pleasing colors for both my daughter’s and son’s rooms. Miriam had a custom color made up that perfectly complimented the existing colors in my daughter’s room. It enhances the whole room with its warmth and intensity. Additionally, Miriam is an extremely talented artist. Years ago she adorned my daughter’s walls and furniture with accent flowers and trim that gives her room an individual, special look.
For my son’s room, Miriam picked a deep contrasting accent color for one wall and chose the perfect color for the remaining walls. The color keeps the room looking fresh, no matter what time of day.
Rochelle G., Teaneck, NJ
We had a dark basement with old-fashioned wood paneling that we hoped, after adding a bathroom, could be brightened to serve as a more welcoming family room/guest room. The only ‘given’ was the fabric of a futon cover. My husband and I spent so much time debating which color to choose. Should we paint the entire space with one color or use a different color on an accent wall? Which wall should be the accent wall? Do we highlight the structural columns? Which white for the bathroom trim? And then what should we choose for the stairway leading to the basement? After spending yet one more day gazing at a sample board we had painted and groaning about how the color on the wall never matched the small paint chips in the stores, we finally decided to ask for professional help. In one visit, Miriam Stern asked us all the right questions, found just the right colors and offered just the right advice. We think the family room and bathroom look great, including a soft warm purple accent wall that we would never have been able to find on our own and a cream color which does, as Miriam predicted, add lightness without the harshness of a purer white. Moreover, the whole process was enjoyable. We have already recommended her to others.
Rochelle B-T., Teaneck, NJ
Call 201-837-6157 or contact Miriam to learn how she can help.