Ms. Ribeiro is the consummate professional with amazing style! I needed some direction and alternate ideas related to my small galley kitchen remodel. Valerie listened to my desires and concerns then returned options that were exactly what I needed to make a decision on the direction of the remodel. I will be working with MS Ribeiro again as the project progresses.

Client Brenda - South Bay, California

Valerie designed our bedroom and entire first floor of living space. We are in absolute awe and love for what she created. She knew my husband's and my style even better than we did and she nailed it! She made our home elegant yet inviting. My family and I absolutely love being home and relaxing in our space. I cannot say enough good about Valerie and her team. They are wonderful and have become like our family

From Katie Freedman, Irvine California

I strongly recommend this company to anyone who wants to positively transform their living environment! Valerie guided and supported us through the process of decorating our year-old town home in Irvine, which still had the original "white" paint from the builder and a few pieces of furniture we had hastily purchased when we moved into an empty space. This is our second, and future retirement home, and we were starting from scratch. After a year of 'no time for fun' trying to create a home we would want to come to, we set up a meeting with Valerie and began a collaborative process that amazingly quickly transformed our space in a very cheerful, casually elegant home; one that we and our family love and enjoy being in together.

Working with Valerie is a true pleasure. Her designs reflect exactly what her clients ask for and more. We would have been lost without her guidance and support. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her.

Client Kerrie and Jeff - Los Alamitos, California

Valerie designed a guest room for me, and is currently doing my master bedroom and girly room, as well as an accent wall in my kitchen/living room. She is a fabulous designer, she really listens to you and is always cheerful, inspiring, and fun to work with.

Client Andrea - North Tustin, California

We chose Valerie because her designs stood out among those we had seen and we were not disappointed! She did an excellent job and exceeded our expectations!

Client Linda and Barry - Irvine, California

From the moment I met Valerie, she exuded passion, expertise and professionalism. She truly has a gift of designing and creating a vision for you. I hired Valerie for my home remodel and she did a wonderful job at translating my personality, desires, wants (and my husband’s) into the home. I couldn’t have come up with a color pallet, cabinetry, flooring, stone, tile, etc. without her help and guidance. She did a great job at working within my budget and was extremely flexible with my design needs. I highly recommend Valerie, not only is she a very talented designer, she is a great person too!

Valerie was so much fun to work with that we lost our fear of making the wrong decisions and having to live with them! She figured out our style and began to show us what would work to create the atmosphere we wanted within our budget. She is creative, positive, flexible and dependable and the day of the installation, she was there to make sure that everything went according to plan, even adding fresh flowers and candles to welcome us when we walked in to see it for the first time.

Hi Valerie!

First of all, congratulations on your own design studio! So very exciting! :-)

Secondly, we moved into our new home on Saturday and we both cannot get over how GORGEOUS everything looks! The yummy paint, the beautiful carpet, the amazing rectangular tile... We are IN LOVE with every detail! And I know Doug is glad we splurged on the fancy carpet in the great room : )

And, I had all my girlfriends over last night and they, too, were dying of enthusiasm. :-)

So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make our first home a truly beautiful place!

If we need any interior design expertise in the future, we know whom to contact! Good luck and congrats again!

Stephanie and Doug Mack

As a former President for a nationwide homebuilder and now building homes under my own company I have used countless designers over the years and nobody compares to Valerie Ribeiro.  Valerie truly has a passion for what she does and it shows through in her designs.  Valerie never misses a detail, always has the project in large in mind, stays within budgets provided, and always has the most creative value engineering ideas.  She has recently finished designing three homes of mine in the Newport Beach area where she designed everything from the home layout, color schemes, the entire specification level, and even found all the materials and suppliers.  Her designs added unmeasurable value to the homes and the home designs out did the competition which helped move the homes quickly. 

I have referred Valerie to all of my customers and she has always received high remarks.  I will continue to use Valerie at Sérendipité Designs for all my future projects and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to remodel, build, or add to their existing home or office space. 

Thank you,

Cameron St.Clair 
Rincon Real Estate Group, Inc.

When I started to redecorate my home, I was at a loss.  I knew I needed a change, knew what I liked, but had no idea how to pull things together.  Enter Valerie Ribeiro of Serendipite Designs…Valerie embraced my project and invested time in understanding my family’s lifestyle and personal tastes.  She became a true partner in the process and intuitively worked with me to transform my home.  From shopping for accessories and fabric to redesigning complete rooms, Valerie poured herself into the endeavor, turning my cookie-cutter home into a unique reflection of my tastes and style.  A consummate professional, Valerie is an extraordinary project manager, who carefully selects workers and providers that deliver on time and on budget.  She consistently exceeded my expectations.  I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone looking for decorating and design services.   She is talented, trustworthy, and a joy to work with on any project, large or small.

Amy Ronce
Irvine, California

“Valerie is one of the most talented designers I have ever met and worked with. Her creativity and energy are exceeded only by her professionalism and integrity. She has an extensive knowledge of design and is always up to date on all new trends and styles. She is an exceptional multi-tasker and manages to make every customer feel special which reflects in her outstanding customer service surveys. I truly enjoyed working with Valerie on the same team and know that everyone working with her will have a fabulous experience.” May 11, 2009

Silvia Wiede, Design Gallery Administrator - K. Hovnanian Homes

worked directly with Valerie at K. Hovnanian Homes

“Valerie has an indigenous talent for design. Her professionalism and creativity have impressed more managers and customers than any other consultant I have been so privileged to work with. It is with admiration and enthusiasm that I recommend Valerie for her next endeavor. What an asset to any project she is invited to be a part of, you will be in amazing hands with her recommendations and ideas!” May 4, 2009

Summer Cavenaugh, Director, Home Design Gallery - K. Hovnanian Homes

managed Valerie at K. Hovnanian Homes

“Valerie is one of the industry’s top designers. There is nothing she cannot do. Her work ethic is impeccable and what she designs is amazing! What strikes me the most about Valerie is that she is passionate about what she does. She goes the extra mile for every client and above her professionalism, her personality and creativity shine through. I highly recommend Valerie as she is someone I enjoyed working with and always carried a positive attitude. Even when she was bombarded with work, she always made the time to answer any of my questions and act as a mentor to those less experienced. Any company or client would be lucky to have her on their team!” August 14, 2009

Stephanie Benavides, Design Gallery Administrator - K. Hovnanian Homes

worked directly with Valerie at K. Hovnanian Homes

"Valerie was great to work with. Being someone with strong opinions, I'd ask what would work with the Fruit wood cabinets and she'd suggest a travertine. My response was "no, whiter, pure white". Her eyes lit up and she responded with "How about White Thassos Marble?" It was perfect. Valerie always had a possible solution and brightness about her that we came to cherish. She helped create a beautiful space that we get to call home."

Anthony Guthmiller - Granada Hills, California

Valerie is an interior designer with sophistication and flair. Her passion about design defines her as one of the top designers in the industry. Valerie's success is attributed to her excellent relationship with her clients. She clearly understands her clients needs for daily living and for entertaining. She understands that the home you live in should best reflect your style and personality. She will assess your personal design needs and styles to enhance, customize and to create a harmonious living environment.

Valerie's projects range from contemporary to traditional and everything in between. Whether you live in single family home, townhouse, condominium, or apartment, for many, the home represents a sanctuary from the chaos of everyday life, a place to feel safe and secure, and happy to call your place Home Sweet Home.

Valerie will work with all budgets - no project is too big or too small - give her a call. 
She has superior service and exquisite design expertise.



Through managing and overseeing K Hovnanian Homes In-house Design Gallery’s I had the pleasure of working with Valerie Ribeiro for approximately five years. Valerie is truly a very special and unique person. She brings passion and color and endless energy to everything she gets involved in. Every new project she takes on; she digs in and researches various design aspects to ensure she adds value to every client meeting she attends. She truly loves what she does and it shows in the pleasing environments she creates. Most recently I had Valerie design my own master bath, secondary bathroom and kitchen. Every room she designed for me is amazing. I particularly love my master bathroom, which has now become my favorite room in the house. Valerie is a gifted and talented Interior Designer who is always such a delight to be around…. I hope I have the opportunity to work with her again someday.

Debra Kabarsky
VP, Home Design Gallery
K. Hovnanian Homes

The house turned out to be beautiful due to your efforts. I have received many compliments on how wonderful everything looks. Your help selecting window treatments, floors, lighting and a color pallette brought. out the best in my existing furniture and art. You were instrumental in making the house as beautiful as it is. Thank you again for your help.