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“Marina was a fantastic help in helping me find an interior designer that was a perfect fit for our needs.  Marina is easy to work with, gives great advice, is professional and follows up to make sure that everything is running smoothly.  I highly recommend Marina as a Design Matchmaker!”

Jesse B
Project Price: Less than $100,000, Louisville, Co. Furniture and Decor for home

“I moved to Denver in January knowing very few people. My realtor recommended Marina at Designer Premier to help with any remodeling that I would make to a new home. Marina jumped right in and worked with me on a very quick time frame. She set up meetings with a contractor and an interior designer that she felt would be a great fit for me and my project. Both were top notch. They were very conscientious, hardworking and helped me complete all the changes I needed to make to my new property fabulous by my move in date. I would use Marina and her team again and again and would recommend them without reservations to anyone in the remodeling process.”

Joanne Janson
Project Price: $50,000-$100,000, Cherry Creek Condo Remodel

“Marina, thank you for matching us to Oksana! Hiring her to help us design and update our 33-year-old kitchen was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  She is a wonderful listener and took our preferences and budget into account during every phase of the renovation.  She has an incredible eye for color, style, and composition.  She guided us when we felt lost and allowed us to make our own decisions when we felt confident.  Our new kitchen is absolutely fantastic!  We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her, and we are looking forward to future projects with her.”  

Dave & Jackie Gross
Project Price: $50,000-$60,000, Kitchen Remodel, Littleton, CO

“Marina’s process of meeting with us and showing us many design options helped us to select a designer that, not only fit our design parameters but also fit with our personalities. The end result of our remodeled kitchen is beautiful, functional, and exceeds all of our expectations. The remodel was a grand journey and it all started with Marina’s processes. Her introduction to our designer made it an effortless and entertaining experience..”

Jeff Durbon
Project Price: $75,000 +, Lone Tree CO, Kitchen RemodelLittleton, CO

“I was struggling with how to find the right interior designer for my needs and then came across Marina’s business. Marina made a daunting process easy. She setup interviews with a couple of designers and decided to go with Julee. Marina was spot on with recommending Julee, who helped turn my house into a dream home. I would highly recommend working with Marina if you are trying to find the perfect designer for your unique style.”

Dave H
Project Price: $75,000 +, Lone Tree CO, Kitchen RemodelParker, Co New Build and Furnture and Decor

“We had never used a designer before and didn’t quite know where to start until we found Designer Premier. Marina was very responsive and took the time to understand our project, our style, and what we wanted to achieve in the design of our home. She then recommended four designers for us to meet and interview. Each of the designers was unique in their style and work but still, fit within what we were trying to achieve.”


“Marina provided us with an overview of different designer fee structures, suggested questions to ask the designers and referrals, and answered all of our questions honestly, thoroughly, and unbiasedly but without letting us get off track. We are convinced that in the end, we could have hired any of the four designers and been very satisfied and excited with the outcome. The whole experience in working with Marina demystified the process for us and pointed us in the direction of Denver’s best designers and it was at no direct cost to us (the designers pay for Designer Premier as part of their marketing budgets). Her perception into what we wanted and matchmaking skills are spot on and we highly recommend her and Designer Premier.”

Josh Van Manen
CEO at Elevest, LLC, Greenwood Village RemodelParker, Co

“Marina was excellent at matching us with the perfect designer based on our needs and style. She took the time to sit down with us in our home, listen to our plans and ideas, and view and discuss slideshow design examples. She also asked numerous questions to make sure she got a true feel for what we were looking for. When we began the search for a designer I was nervous to use a “random” designer I found online, so I knew using Designer Premier was the way to go. With Marina’s years of experience and knowledge of the designers she recommends, she was able to match us with one that we felt 100% confident with based on our design style and needs. Highly recommend!”

Traci Thorstenson
Highlands Ranch CO, Remodel and Furniture UpdateParker, Co

“Marina, since I’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to you in 2006, I’ve listened to multiple clients, designers, professionals in the business and friends share their stories regarding their experiences with you. Nothing shy of spectacular. My last client, Mrs. Mueller, said, “Marina is a blessing. I love everything she brings to the table, and it’s free!”. It is my pleasure to work with you.  I look forward to every opportunity of working with you and referring you in the future.”

Marcus Otten
Collegue Recommendation and Client ReferralParker, CoExquisite Kitchen Design

“Marina made a daunting process SO easy! She saved us a ton of time when we would have wondered about,  searching. She helped us find the perfect builder, interior designer and architect that fit exactly the list of what we wanted. We were totally overwhelmed until she got it all sorted for us. It’s amazing how she knew exactly who we needed with relatively little input on our part. Now we’re looking forward to remodeling and continuing to have her on our team!! I can’t recommend Designer Premier enough!.”

Project Price: one million +,Parker, CoBow Mar, Co. Custom home with Koebel Custom Homes

Marina is fantastic! We are doing a large renovation on our house; I had hopes of being able to handle the work myself but then reality set in….I was under a strict timeline and needed help desperately. Marina is the perfect matchmaker. She took the time to get to know me, my needs and my tastes. She presented numerous designers – I chose 2 to interview. Honestly, they were both fantastic – and I am now working with one that I love! She expedited the process of finding the perfect designer for me. I can’t thank her enough! Highly recommend!!”

J Paiset
Extensive Remodel,Denver Co 80210

Amazingly Gifted!! I am thoroughly impressed with Marina’s designer match making skills! The designer she paired me with has created a far more beautiful reality than anything I could have envisioned and pulled together on my own. Uniquely interpreting and weaving my individualism throughout the design, my home has been transformed to reflect a new me! LOVE LOVE LOVE my ‘new’ home. I could NOT have found this great of a designer match with out Marinas talent! Thank you, Marina!

Project Price: $50,000-$100,000, Kitchen Remodel,Denver Co 80210

“Everything was easy from start to finish. They got back to me right away and connected me with a designer that I get along with and will have a business relationship with for years to come I am certain.”

International Titanium Association
Project Price: $1,000-$9,999, Office UpdateDenver Co 80210

“I am so glad I contacted Designer Premier. Marina matched us with the perfect interior designer who listened to our wants, our needs, and our preferences. With that information in mind, she was able to draw on her experience and knowledge of design to transform our living space into a functional yet visually appealing reflection of our own taste and style. We couldn’t be happier!.

Deborah Borek
Project Price: under $20,0000, Home refresh.Broomfield, CO

Marina has the innate ability to understand people’s needs and create mutually beneficial partnerships. On a personal level, Marina is fun-loving, engaging, sharp as a whip, and full of positive energy. She is perfectly suited for her role in the world: the Queen of Connections!”

Stephen Kohlbeck
ColleagueBroomfield, CO

When my husband and I decided to relocate from California to Denver, we obtained the services of Gail Wheeler, a realtor with Coldwell Banker. After a short search, we found a 30-year-old condominium in the Polo Club area that had all of the basic location, structural, and floor area attributes that we were looking for but was badly in need of a major interior upgrade.


Before placing our bid we wanted to have a better idea of the costs involved to remodel the home. Gail contracted Marina Dagenais of Designer Premier, who is a matchmaker for clients in need of design professionals. She explained to Marina the scope of the project and described our personalities to her. With this information, Marina arranged a meeting with Interior Designer, Ingrid Fretheim, and Bill Hardin of Hardin Builders as she felt that they would be a perfect fit for us and our project. They met with us free of charge to determine the possible design and construction strategy that might take place if the home were purchased. We were so impressed we hired them both.

Shortly after closing, work on the project began with major input from Ingrid and Bill working with me and my husband. The project included a new kitchen with an open space design, the addition of a new office and patio, all new hardwood flooring, construction of a fifth bedroom, all new bathrooms, and the purchase of new furniture, carpeting, etc.

The project was completed on time and on budget thanks to the efforts of Marina, Ingrid (DP Designer) and Bill. And all of the work with which we are so happy, took place while we were still living in California.

E Stallos
Project Price: more than $200,000, Whole house remodelPolo Club, Co
Marina has been a pleasure to work with. Her ability to listen to my needs, make sense of my ramblings and put that all together to provide a good designer match for my project was spot on. At the same time, Marina gives you the feeling of being well taken care of by a long-time friend. She’s professional, courteous, and timely and I would highly recommend her services.
Project Price: $50,000-$100,000, RemodelParker, Co
Marina is amazing and so professional. She really helped me find a designer that would suit my needs, preferences, and budget. I would recommend this service to anyone looking to obtain an interior decorator to assist them in refreshing their home. It was much easier than interviewing designers myself! Marina’s tried and true method of helping to select a design professional works!
Project Price: Less than $10,000, RefreshParker, Co

“As a residential architect in the Denver / Boulder area for the last 25+ years, I have designed over 300 homes and I am often asked by my clients for referrals to designers. Marina Dagenais, and her well-respected company, Designer Premier, has created an excellent means for me to assist my clients in selecting an interior designer. Marina’s matchmaking skills are stellar, and she always comes up with the ideal person for the job!! Thank you, Marina. ”

John Mink, AIA
Colleague and Client ReferralsParker, CoArchitectural Partnership, Inc

“I was having a hard time finding the right designer for me until I found Marina with Designer Premier. Marina made this process so very easy and painless and she quickly matched me to a designer that is just perfect for me. It really great as it is a FREE service and there is no upcharge to the professionals she recommends. I highly recommend Marina’s service to anyone who needs a designer, builder or architect.”

Project Price: Less than $30,000, Family Room Furniture and DecorCastle Pines, Co

“We found Marina and Designer Premier after having an unsuccessful attempt to connect with an interior designer in Boulder, and having moved into a new house from out of state.    She saved us a ton of time and connected us to a set of interior designers who were a good match for our needs, budget, project style, and goal.

Our scope included our entire first floor and our entryway of our 3 floor home.  She was professional, a good listener, and did fabulous integration in finding our fit.  She set up meeting with designers for us where she was present.  After interviewing 2, we had our choice.”

Work with Marina if you can.

i) Marina has an excellent business model – there is no additional cost to the client.

ii) Her experience and expertise is results oriented and quick.

iii) She has great communication and knowledge of the field.

“You will develop a much better process working with her. We are so glad we found her.

Thank you, Marina, for helping us not get stuck at the start in making our house a home.”

Rebecca G.
Furniture and DecorLouisville Co

“After contacting several general contractors for a remodel, there were just too many loose ends to tackle without a designer.  Already spent too many hours interviewing general contractors….starting over again with designers was a little overwhelming.  Found Marina’s brochure for Designer Premier and called her.  Fantastic service!  She listened to my needs and desires and narrowed down the designer options.  After viewing the portfolios I found France and it was a perfect match.  We are still working together today to take this 1969 home into the 21st century.  Thank you!”

Kila K
Kitchen Remodel & FurnitureLakewood, Co

Marina has an easy way about her that allows you to feel comfortable to ask anything. She is great at matching clients to designers and is a wonderful educator to the consumer.”

Andrea Schumacher
ColleagueBelmar CO

“We needed help finding a designer for our kitchen remodel. Marina made this process so very easy. She has an amazing ability to match homeowners personalities with the right designer. She was by our side during the whole choosing process and she followed up during the construction to make sure the homeowner/designer relationship is continuing in a positive. I highly recommend Marina’s service.”

Margie Eagan
Project Price: more than $100,000Denver, CO

“I have referred a number of clients and friends to Marina because she does an excellent job of matching the clients need for interior design work with an interior designer who can handle the project and is a good fit for the client. Because I work with many wonderful interior designers, I am reluctant to recommend any one of them to clients. I just don’t know who will fit with whom. Clients spend hours with their interior designer and it is important that they are compatible. Marina allows me to help my clients or friends find the right person: a duty that I am not capable of performing well on my own.”

“Every match that Marina has made has been successful and makes me look good!! Good referrals are an important part of my work with clients and I am grateful to have Designer Premier in my back pocket!!!”

Polly B Lestikow, President
Colleague and Client ReferralsDenver, COCloset Factory- Colorado

“Marina and her team at “Designer Premier” were magical, and my home looks amazing!!! What an absolute transformation in just a few short weeks! Every aspect of the project was seamless. From the initial consultation with the designer and color coordinator to the choice of contractors…not a “hick up”! I must give “major kudos” to her designer and color coordinator (Paula), for “bringing to life” a home that looked unbearably institutional! The project included repainting the entire interior of the home, and kitchen cabinet and hardwood floor refinishing. Some other finishing touches were added, including under cabinet and kick lighting, and stainless steel trim accents! I feel truly “blessed” by the encounter with Marina and her team!!! This clients life has been changed by the atmosphere produced by such a team of professional artisans!”

Project Price: $10,000-$49,999. RemodelLittleton, CoMarchesini Insurance Agency

“Designer Premier is a fantastic model for this kind of service. The owner is a very hard worker and is very smart. She has done an amazing job, continually growing the company by 30% every year. She helps educate people about what Interior Designer’s really do, and all the hats we wear. She has a wonderful network of designers, architects, builders, contractors, sub contractors and unites us all under one umbrella for her prospects for new work in the realm of design.”

“Thank you, DP for all you do for us and this illustrious industry.”

Lovedy Barbatelli
ColleagueDenver, Co

“We worked with Marina, at Designer Premier, to find a designer for our major first floor and kitchen remodel. She provided excellent and prompt service. She helped us narrow down the field of designers to a few design firms and scheduled appointments with both firms and helped articulate out needs. We have had a great experience working with our designer and our project is going according to plan. I highly recommend Designer Premier for anyone looking to hire a designer.”

Project Price: $50,000-$100,000Denver, Co

“My wife and I for years had considered a remodel of our existing home, yet our novice understanding of how to even commence the design process would always overwhelm us, let alone what to actually do to change our physical surroundings.


Thankfully, we found Marina Dagenais. She confidently and calmly met with us in person, at our house, free of charge. There was no up-sell. Just helpfulness. She put us in touch with two designers whom she felt would be a good fit, arranged for us to meet with each individually, and followed up with us unobtrusively. She re-assured us that our interior design predicament had solutions and helped set our expectations with convincing accuracy as to what to expect next in the process.

We are currently on track to commence our re-model, a place we surely would not have been without Marina’s guiding hand. Without hesitation, I can recommend the use of Designer Premier as a matchmaker pairing regular folks like us with design talent. And with no charge to us the homeowners!

Nathan Wiser
Project Price: more than $100,000Golden, Co

“Marina is thoughtful and insightful and very careful with each client and the match that she recommends. The service is completely genius — there are so many choices in Denver and DP does the work with sensitivity in making good long-term matches for the client and the designer. The DP team is comprised of skilled design professionals and sources/showrooms.”

Camellia Interior Design
ColleagueDenver, Co

“Marina spent time with me on the phone and met with me at my home so she could better understand my needs before showing me design portfolios and helping me choose a designer. She expedited the selection process and helped me find an amazing designer who is making my design experience a joyful one.”

V Bough
ColleagueObservatory Park, Co

“Marina has been at the leading edge of marketing for qualified designers to prospective homebuyers for many years in the Denver area. Her ability to match clients with the perfect designer is a service that allows exceptional design reflecting the client’s needs and desire for their individual projects. By doing this, the process is a streamlined and pleasurable experience for all involved. It also facilitates the best selections for any given budget. Highly recommended for modest remodels to ground-up construction.”

Greg Constock
ColleagueDenver, Co

“I contacted Designer Premier to assist my client in finding the perfect designer for her new LoDo condo she purchased. My client was thrilled with the result and the home is beautiful. Excellent referral!”

Kristen Winkler/Realtor
Colleague and Client ReferralDenver, CoBrokers Guild~Cherry Creek, Ltd
Marina is the answer to all of your needs!

“She has the distinct ability to match clients to the right design professional to assure a winning outcome. Marina is very easy to work with and not at all intimidating. She is professional and gracious and treats every client as the most prestigious citizen in town. I trust my most important clients to her expertise.”

Edie Marks
Collegue and Client ReferralsDenver, CoThe Kentwood Company

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