From Our Clients
“I’m out at the property now and just love the home design. I often think about the old house and really how much I disliked it. This is such an amazing result of the fire. So, in some ways I feel lucky. You guys seem more like family as you have been on the whole journey and before! I’m looking forward to the upcoming phases, tile, cabinets, flooring, etc. We also just approved the pool to begin.
“Love this wonderful designer furniture shop! Jim and Michael were so helpful and Jim designed my home, since I lost all my furniture, with lovely couches and rugs, fabulous chairs, tables, Art pieces, Lamps, Florals. It surely made this disastrous experience into a calming and relaxed environment and beautiful home. Thank you so much lreko’s Jim and Michael!
“Sitting on my beautiful Ireko custom sofa. It’s so beautiful and comfortable. I love it. It’s perfect.
Thanks for helping me pick it out. Have been recommending you for custom furniture. Be well!
“There are no words to adequately describe how in love we are with our great room! When we get up each morning and walk out from our bedroom we are amazed by what we see. It is simply stunning and beyond anything we could have imagined. We are so grateful to you for transforming our house into a “home”. It is the place that nurtures us and gives us the ability to go out and greet the day and welcomes us back each night. It is a place where we can comfortably relax in our sweats with the dogs or dress up and entertain guests.”
“We realize you transform spaces for people all the time (certainly in homes much grander than ours) but the rebuild of our sweet home [in Coffey Park] is a huge part of reclaiming our place in the world after those terrible fires. When we first met with you in the fragile state we were still in, you gently and lovingly helped us visualize the possibilities for our new home. You are so talented and have such a gift for design! You have given us a wonderful space to create wonderful new memories for many years and we cannot possibly thank you enough!”
“Jim and his team are amazing. They took a challenging, older house and transformed it into a functional Architectural Design worthy home. The process was detailed and comprehensive. Starting with look books, then floor plans with a priority on function and comfort, then selecting the individual pieces from high end vendors. Jim listened to our wants, but also pushed our design sense to give us a designer level home. Jim went above and beyond to make sure we were happy, was more than willing to change original plans as needed, was incredibly responsive, and gave us the home we always wanted.
“Working with staff at Ireko has been a pleasure. From the first steps of general design layout of a room to picking paint and fabrics and furniture was easy and exciting. Jim was able to focus in quickly on my personal taste and offer fabulous choices but not overwhelming with too many choices. The installation and follow up with small glitches offered outstanding personal service. I highly recommend Ireko!”
“Jim, I am completely overwhelmed with the new living room……stunned. It is beyond beautiful. I feel your thought in each piece. You must realize that this experience is totally new for us. We moved house to house with the same mantra…collecting and saving each piece. Fitting the space; or not! To receive so many things that fit in their own place perfectly…well, it is daunting. Thank you for this really cool experience! I have enjoyed watching this unfold today. Wonderful.”
“The furniture arrived and we love it!!! We couldn’t be happier with the table & chairs, and the living room chair is flawless.”
“Jim Rascoe, owner and designer of Ireko, provided us with one of the most wonderful, productive, unique and enjoyable experiences we have had in decorating a home. His creativity, ingenuity and vision are beyond description. Our entire home was decorated by Jim 13 years ago and all the furnishings remain as beautiful today and as useful as the day they went in. His work is obvious to anyone coming into our home, as their gasps, from its beauty, and remarkable compliments towards his design and scale ability are beyond words. People always comment that this house should be in Architectural Digest. We feel so very fortunate to have discovered Jim and highly recommend him!!”
“Thank you for the lovely gift. Best designers on the planet!!! I get so many compliments on my homes, people are awestruck by San Francisco.”
Owner, Millennium Tower
“I purchased two couches from Jim and Michael, and they helped me every step of the way, from choosing my style of couch to the fabric and color selection. The process as they explained it to me was exactly how it played out. Everyone at the store was wonderful to work with. I recommend Ireko wholeheartedly.”
“We embarked on a 3 1/2 year project to rebuild and modernize our home, the Wake Robin Lodge, while staying true to its historical ties to Jack London. We hired Ireko to help us create a palette of colour and material that would integrate both the exterior and interior spaces. They also worked with us to furnish all the spaces. We really wanted a calm and restful spirit to be apparent from the first moment of entry. We can only say that NEVER have we worked with anybody who helped us achieve our vision more completely. There are times when we sit in our home and just can’t believe how beautiful it is. In fact, this is one of those times which is why we’re writing this heartfelt appreciation to Jim and Michael.”
Owners, Historic Wine Country Home
“Our experience with Jim Rascoe and Ireko has been nothing short of exceptional.
We have known Jim as a fine furnishings purveyor for over 20 years and we have always appreciated his great taste, unique talent and ability to find just the right pieces for us. Because we had come to trust his judgment and capabilities, we engaged Jim as our Interior Designer for a number of projects. Each project has been a huge success. Jim is creative and sees possibilities that never would have occurred to us. He is also extremely thorough in his project designs, and comprehensive in their execution. Jim is fiscally prudent and has an extensive network of manufacturers, vendors and tradespeople. All of this, and a great sense of humor too!
You will not be disappointed. We never have been.”
“Jim and Mike have done the interior design of four homes for us over the past fifteen years… wow!
One of the homes had a more European design set in a small vineyard in Santa Rosa. The other three were more Asian in design and were located near Plam Desert, CA. The last of these was completed about five years ago. This home is about 6000 square feet… each of the others were over 4000 square feet. They provided complete interior design including furniture.
We enjoy our home and often think of the fun these guys made of the many decisions required. Even though they helped with the decisions, the home is truly ours.”
“Your expertise and eye for detail are evident everywhere we look. You did the impossible: elegance with the spirit and hominess we yearned for.“