CHARLES SCHWAB: ★★★★★ Verified
I had the pleasure of seeing Ian’s remarkable furniture and lighting showroom in Sausalito. I’ve never seen anything like it. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is why Ian and his beautiful furniture will leave a legacy for years to come.
DOUG SHORENSTEIN: ★★★★★ Verified
I was introduced to Ian through my architect, Ugo Sap. His drawings, craftsmanship, and attention to the smallest details is why he’s a Master of his craft.
GARY SHANSBY: ★★★★★ Verified
Ian came highly recommended by a friend as the designer/fabricator we should use for all of our built-in cabinetry in our new home in Napa, CA. I’m glad we did—he was just the right person to do the quality of workmanship and detail we wanted for our beautiful home. I will recommend him to others who want the ﬁnest custom furniture for their living environment.
Jessica K. ★★★★★ Verified
We bought a wonderful new house that unfortunately came with very harsh, cheap LED lighting. Ian was able to understand our light sensitivity and come up with a plan to change out the recessed cans and bulbs that worked really well. We are so much happier in the house now with the new lighting, thanks to him.
Apr 13, 2017
Megan K. ★★★★★ Verified
Ian was incredibly responsive to our project request. Followed through exactly as promised, and balanced our requirements and preferences with what he thought would work best. Execution including cost was exactly on the dot with work scope he presented. Thanks Ian!
Nov 5, 2017
Lindsey G. ★★★★★ Verified
I had a great experience working with Ian. He was very quick to respond and he had great communication. He made great recommendations on fixtures and placement. He added different types of lights creating many layers and an added depth to the garden. Ian really transformed the garden for evening gathering and overall ambiance. We were able to achieve a moody yet functional evening outdoor space. I would definitely recommend Ian for any outdoor lighting project you may have.
Apr 2, 2018
Art W. ★★★★★ Verified
Ian's lighting design and consultation was top notch. His guidance helped not just lock down a commercial project but boosted the valuation of the property as well. I wouldn't hesitate to incorporate Ian into the next lighting retrofit opportunity. Additionally, his follow-up is always immediate and his demeanor always pleasant, which makes our collaboration flow well. This doesn't always happen with contractors.
Dec 29, 2018
Lawrence W. ★★★★★ Verified
Ian helped with the design and selection of the lighting on a remodel of an oceanfront condominium project that I manage in Wailea on Maui. His help with envisioning the effect of the various fixtures was invaluable and saved us what could have been much trial and error. He was also able to help us purchase high quality light fixtures at a discount from what I was being quoted. Considering that we have 152 condo units that each needed five to seven lights on the exterior and entry areas, the savings added up. I was very happy with his work and enjoyed our interactions.
Mar 7, 2018
Catherine and Greg M. ★★★★★ Verified
A wonderful lighting designer introduced us to Ian Russell. After seeing Ian's installations, we thought our smaller backyard project might not be of interest to him. But Ian agreed to take on our project and never showed less than an impeccable work ethic and great care about the end result and our satisfaction. His experience, thorough knowledge of all available products, and keen listening skills have translated into the exact effect we wanted. Thanks to him, our backyard looks much bigger at night than it does during the day and our appreciation for our own space has been multiplied manifold. He was able to sense the light levels we were comfortable with and adjusted accordingly, and with great resourcefulness. Additionally he works with a crew of perfectionist workers, has a wonderful sense of humor, and loads of extraordinary stories from his far from ordinary life. We are looking forward to working with him again soon, on the front yard!