Client Testimonials
Client Testimonials:
L.A.M. - Barrington, IL
We recently had the pleasure of working with Shannon to renovate the existing master bath in our home. My husband and I had requested a floor plan for a "his and her" bathroom with a walk-in closet.
Shannon immediately impressed me with her talent of being able to listen to all my needs and the ability to put it all together in a timely manner. She had a keen sense of color...which was important to me, and also her ability to correspond immediately with any concerns as our project progressed.
I was lucky to have met Shannon...I connected with her immediately and was extremely pleased with our projects outcome.

B&L.W. – Tinley Park,IL
Thank you, thank you,and once again, thank you. Shannon,Thank you so much for creating the design for our shower. We absolutely love it!

H.A. – Chicago, IL
Thank you, Shannon for your input and dedication to seeing this design project through to completion. You are more than welcome to visit our home to see your finished ideas once the project has been completed. Your professionalism in walking us through this is much appreciated. It makes everything go so much smoother. If you can’t make it, no worries, I will send photos your way. All the Best.

F.S. – Gurnee, IL
Thank you for helping me remodel my town home, I should have the powder room light fixture up by next weekend, still looking forward to showing you our handy work. Have a Happy Holiday.

M.J. – Arlington Heights, IL
Dear Shannon, Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work and assistance you did for my dad and I. You got handed the project at a difficult time in the project and at a difficult time at the store. Your talent in finishing Leigh's design made both bathrooms look so beautiful by everything being integrated together so beautifully. Your patience is a gift.
Thank you so much for the beautiful orchid. What a surprise, I feel like it should go in the Master Bath! However the Kohler soap and lotion are more appropriate there I guess.

Thank you for those too. How lovely.
I just can't thank you enough!
I hope you continue to enjoy what you are doing because you are great atit.
Have a Happy Holiday Season.

M.J. – Arlington Heights,IL via YELP.COM Review.
I would like to tell about the wonderful experience my father and I had working with Shannon a Kohler designer.
Both my father and I worked with Leigh Salem to design our bathrooms. Two bathrooms were at my father's house and two at my house. Leigh also worked with the contractor through most of my father's remodeling. Leigh was a wonderful designer to work with. My father and I enjoyed working with her.
Before she left, Leigh worked very hard to get my project ready to order.However, there turned out to be quite a number of loose ends that needed to be worked out with the design, materials and balance due. Also, in finishing up my dad's project, he found that he did not like the shower head and faucets that were chosen.
Shannon was assigned to take over both projects. In my case she was handed afile inches thick to try to make sense of. I was told to contact Shannon tofinish my project. To say Shannon was amazing is an understatement.
My bathroom was scheduled to start the week after Leigh left. My contractor was waiting to hear if the materials would be here in time for him to start demolition in my first bathroom. Shannon could not have been nicer and calmer.She took my file home to straighten out what was going on with everything to let me know the next day if everything would be here in time.
I have no idea how many hours Shannon spent at home to understand the status of all the pieces of the project but she came through. She said that was fine with the first bathroom to start as scheduled but she still had a few questions on the second bathroom. Long story short, I put off my remodeling because everything was just too rushed.
Shannon was excellent to work with. She excels in all aspects of her job -designing for beauty, functionality, and use of appropriate materials; managing the materials throughout the remodel project to ensure they were correct and on time; timely and persistent follow up when there were issues with some materials or the design not working when the walls were opened; and most of all being an incredibly nice and patience person when dealing with me and my contractor. Shannon made some changes to the design that changed the bathrooms from ones that would have been pretty to ones that are breath taking. Her design detail and use of color is such an incredible enhancement. Now everyone that visits want to just stay in the bathroom and marvel. My contractor even said that they are two of the most beautiful bathrooms he has ever done and has put pictures on his website.
Shannon was also very patient and very helpful getting the shower head and faucets worked out for my father. While the bathrooms were being completed my father ended up in the hospital and then extended care. Hence, it was a number of months before he was able to use the new bathrooms. After Shannon taking the time to work with engineering and customer service, both issues were taken care of and my father is delighted.
Remodeling projects can be a nightmare. I have never work with any kind of interior designer or Kohler designer before and was hesitant. Working with Shannon made the process so much easier and with a finished product I could never have dreamed of.
11 Reviews
Oliver Construction LLC
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Aug 2014

We successfully completed our first project working with Shannon. It turned out great- she has a good eye and is a good communicator. I look forward to working with her again in the future.Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2013

Shannon designed two bathrooms for me. After completing the design, she helped me pick out everything, and placed orders with the suppliers. She then worked with my contractors throughout the install...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2014

I am most pleased to recommend Shannon Topf of HOD Designs. Shannon is a professional who listens to her clients, respects all aspects of the design job, and brings her passion for design to the proje...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2013

We wanted to do a full master bathroom renovation. We asked Shannon to design our new space down to the detail! Shannon's knowledge of Kohler products and the installation process made us very comfo...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2014

Shannon is the consummate professional. Her design instinct is excellent, and she has the follow-through and attention to detail that is so important to the smooth flow of a renovation or new constr...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Feb 2012

I am a professional interior designer and have reached out to Shannon for assistance on a number of projects. Shannon is not only professional and organized, but she is truly a gifted designer who wa...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2014

Shannon designed our totally new and enlarged bathroom. She helped us assess our needs, select all the bathroom fixtures and components (including an easy access tub and other features for an aging co...Read More

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