401-625-1995 raquel@insidesign1.com

As the owner of a design business, I strive to work with professionals who share my high standards for providing clients with a great finished product. Luckily, I’ve worked for several years with a fabulous painter named Raquel DeCosta, who is as meticulous as I am. I find her professional in every way. Raquel has the expertise to implement my many paint projects and is well informed about new paint concepts and techniques as they are introduced such as wall glazing, striping, etc..

Because she approaches every paint project with enthusiasm and is always available to her clients to offer advice and direction of color application if needed, Raquel’s work has become an extension of my design business. I am so pleased to have her on board with my projects.

Jane McCoy

Owner, Jane McCoy Interiors

Working with Raquel was a wonderful experience. Not only is she extremely talented and professional, Raquel has an exuberant personality and she works tirelessly with you to create the look you want. I was so pleased after working with her the first time, that I hired her to do decorative painting and murals in my home on three separate occasions. For my master bedroom suite, Raquel used a photograph of Positano, Italy as her inspiration to create a wall mural of that picturesque Italian region. Her artistic handwork was so good that every morning when I glance at my bedroom wall I feel like I am waking up on the Amalfi Coast. The mural is perfection!

Plagued with uncertainty and not sure where to begin in starting kitchen and bathroom renovation projects in my home, I contacted Raquel DeCosta to schedule a consultation. After the first meeting, Raquel drew up a design plan. It was the starting point I needed to help me get underway. By working with me every step of the way, Raquel helped me figure out a plan, make decisions and get things done. She was not only interested in my project, but enthusiastic about it too.

In addition to helping me choose colors, doors and cabinets and advising me on current trends, Raquel designed floor plans based on my needs; advised me on color combinations; gave me suggestions on the best place to shop for items needed for the renovation; worked with me to find carpenters, plumbers and other trades people who were professional, creative, competent and trustworthy; and painted my renovated space beautifully.

Raquel was invaluable to me throughout the entire renovation process. Since that time, she has returned to consult on and paint other spaces in my home. I am always more than satisfied with the outcome and will definitely recommend her to family and friends. In the future, I plan on calling her whenever I am in need of design help.

Jackie V

Raquel DeCosta of Inside Design is a miracle worker!

Armed with just a couple cans of paint, a few paintbrushes and her imagination, she transformed a tired kids’ bathroom that was last updated in the early 1970s into a funky, colorful bathroom that my daughter and son now love.

After listening to the kids’ likes and dislikes an giving it quite a bit of thought, Raquel selected a palette of vibrant colors and created a circle design that as suitable for both kids.  She used the paint to revive the walls, ceiling and even a Formica-topped vanity that was still very functional but not very attractive.  Raquel also hand picked new eye-catching hardware for the vanity drawers, towel hook and medicine cabinet that really added the finishing touches to the total room transformation.

I would definitely use Raquel DeCosta again for any type of interior or decorative painting job.  Her attention to details, ability to incorporate her customers’ ideas, as well as her creativity and eye for picking just the right colors are what set her apart from so many other painters.  She is a joy to work with and a true professional.

I think she worked wonders with paint by transforming a drab and dreary room into a fun and funky space.  But my kids’ opinions on the new deign are much more telling about the quality of Raquel’s work. They both agreed that seeing the finished room — “this bathroom rocks!


Dear Raquel,

Thank you for the wonderful work you did recently on my house.  I am  so completely satisfied with everything you did that I had to write to you to say “Thanks” again.  It was a pleasure to work with you.  Your  attention to detail was truly impressive.  I have hired many professionals over the years, in this house and others, and have been lucky to have worked with some very good people.  Your work was on par  with the best I have ever worked with and your thorough clean up  exceeds even the very best!!  I literally had to do nothing when the job was completed!  Every thing was back in its place and there was  not a sign that you had been here except for the perfectly painted walls, ceiling and trim!!  The repair to the water damage was perfect, it is wonderful to have my house back better than ever.  Your ability to recommend paint finishes and ceiling paint was very helpful.

There are very few people that I would have felt comfortable giving  access to my house, especially while I was away, but I had no reservations about doing this with you.  It was wonderful to come home and see the finished job.  It was like magic that all the work was  done while I was gone.  You are a true professional in every sense and  I would recommend you without reservation to anyone looking for an  excellent painter.  You are an artist!

With my best regards,