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Liam P McCoy

Senior Vice President, Broker

Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

As a Real Estate Broker, I have worked with Helen on selling a property that she designed and staged, and on redesigning and staging a property that I had listed.

Helen has serious design talent; it was a delight to show the stunning lakefront property she had created, because she had thought of every detail. It wasn’t just visually pleasing and luxurious, but very comfortable, flexible, and easy to live in, too.

In addition to outstanding design abilities, Helen has a way of making a property look unique and immediately welcoming when she’s staging it -- the “Wow” factor that really helps to sell a home at any price level.  She pitches her staging design just right for the buyer profile.  She knows how to create truly photogenic interiors, and how to work with professional photographers.

I’ve watched Helen deal with sellers, too; she is diplomatic, informative, and will go above and beyond to ease the process for them.  This makes the Broker’s job so much easier.

I can’t recommend Helen warmly enough.

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Justin Ackerman
Director, Aruna Capital

Helen Archer has assisted me with a variety of design projects over the last 20 years, including redesigning two Mission-style houses and a large modern duplex.  I have found her help invaluable in achieving the exact look that I wanted in each case.  She has excellent background knowledge of Architecture and Interior Design, understands how to make a home feel personal and unique, how to position and combine artwork, and how to give the whole interior a cohesive feel and smooth flow.  Helen also knows how to use a client's own furnishings to best advantage, and where to add new ones, or not.  She finds creative and affordable solutions when new furnishings are called for. She understands lighting, which is critical to how a room feels and photographs. As a film industry professional, I especially appreciate this ability.


In the course of our redesign work together, Helen has also helped me solve organization and storage problems.  She finds imaginative ways to rationalize limited space, and her ideas have made it much easier to live in and manage my homes.


A consummate professional, Helen is not only talented, but is a designer who is very reliable.  She communicates well, and always follows up on schedule.  I can't recommend Helen highly enough.

Bridgton, ME


Take Two Design recently staged my home in preparation for sale.  The owner is a true professional with a real talent for design.  A well balanced journey was created with an open retreat feel.  No details were overlooked.  The colors were carefully thought out and researched, resulting in a perfect balance.  If you are looking for magnificent, this is the organization to call.

Min O’Burns
Professional REALTOR © &
nvar Lifetime Top Producer

I have had the pleasure to work with Helen on several real estate and decorating scenarios over the course of several years, ranging from a new-build from the ground up to staging homes for show and sale to finalizing and putting finishing touches on completed decorating projects.


I have found her to be a creative visionary!  Helen has the ability to see the big picture, create the path to tackling a project — regardless of size or scope – and provide extensive oversight and attention to detail.  


Her background and knowledge of art and design, coupled with her innate sense of elegance, style and flair serve her and clients with a thoughtful and innovative solution to any project that is second-to-none.

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