Client Testimonials

Earthtone Decorating painted my downstairs in December 2012 and painted my exterior a few summers ago. Michael and his crew’s work is amazing! They are very clean and neat—they vacuumed and cleaned up at the end of each day that they were here. When the job was finished, they moved all of my furniture back to where it was, hung all of my pictures back up, and swept & vacuumed. It was so clean it didn’t even look like they were here! Also, they seem very organized as they’re working–Michael and his crew work together like a well-oiled machine. For my exterior, they did a great job matching the original paint color–it’s been 3 years now and the paint job still looks great! I typically don’t like having painters come into my home to paint, but these guys are so clean cut, and polite that I didn’t mind at all. Also, they truly respected my home in the way that carefully moved my furniture, covered furniture and floors with plastic, and wore blue covers over their shoes. They’re completely trustworthy. I must admit, their prices are slightly higher than other painters, but I would rather pay for a high quality job and have piece of mind.

Nino did a great job painting our home. He also ripped off the old wall paper. He worked hard long hours and was very professional. I would use his services again…actually we decided to paint another room later and I requested to have him back. I would recommend his services to others and have been.

Julie B.    |   Barrington, IL


We have used Michael and his team for several years in our home in Barrington, condo in Chicago and in our condo in Naples, Florida, every time we are totally satisfied. Michael is honest, trustworthy and reasonable for the quality of work he does. He leaves each day with our home clean and when the job is done he replaces paintings and everything that has to be moved to do the job. I would recommend Earth Tone Decorators in a heartbeat!

Pam H.   |   Barrington, IL


Michael was highly recommended to me by a friend about 5 years ago. In that time, we have used Michael for 3 separate projects in our home…and additional projects at my late parents’ home. After the first project of painting a newly remodeled kitchen/family room, we were big fans of Michael’s skill, professionalism, and most of all, the something extra he brings to the job. After speaking with Michael, I asked his recommendations on color choices and other ideas…and they were spot on. His painting work is simply excellent, and he would gladly do exactly as you request, but don’t be afraid to ask him for color and decorating ideas…he’s that good! After the first project, he has been here 2 more times and our home has been transformed…believe me! (Yeah, even I can’t understand some of my old decorating decisions…yikes!)

After my elderly parents passed away, I had a lot of work to do to get their home ready for a tough real estate market last year. Beyond removing wallpaper, painting and general updating, there were drywall holes, ceiling water stains, etc., that had to be repaired. Michael’s expertise came to the rescue…and I updated the house just enough … it sold immediately once it got on the market. My real estate agent told me I did all the right things to get the house marketable (without breaking the bank)…thanks again, Michael. This was not a glamourous job, but his work was so professional, I was proud to say good-bye to my parents’ home looking as good as it did.

I don’t often make recommendations, but Michael’s work, professionalism, reliability and trustworthiness has impressed me so much. I have found his pricing to be surprisingly reasonable, and he will leave your home in spotless condition.

Sarah O.   |   Arlington Heights, IL


Like many homeowners, we have utilized numerous “recommended” painters over the years, but were always somewhat disappointed with certain aspects of their performance. So when it became necessary two years ago to have our cedar-sided exterior restained again only three years after previously done, we were very fortunate to discover that Earth Tone had done several similar houses of nearby neighbors. Upon inspecting each, we were extremely impressed with the artistic application of the calk and stain materials. Each of the houses,as ours does, look like they were done yesterday! The test of time has proven that Earth Tone’s superior prepping and very conscientious calking results in a considerably more durable finish, which looks good longer and at less cost longterm.

We have since had Earth Tone paint several interior rooms, with an equal degree of superior satisfaction. Thank God we finally found a painting firm that actually EXCEEDS our perfectionist expectations!!!

Al R.   |   Barrington, IL

My husband and I found Michael almost 5 years ago when we were looking for someone who was great with faux finishes and didn’t want the standard run of the mill designs. Michael worked with us and came up with exactly what we wanted! Since that time we have used Michael a number of times when we wanted that “wow factor” in certain rooms in our home and Michael came through each time! We have received so many compliments on his work and the unique design/textures that he uses. We would highly recommend Michael any time.

Sharon and Steve B.   |   Roselle, IL

My husband and I have hired Earthtone Decorating on numerous occasions over the past several years to paint the interior and exterior of our home. The quality of their work is spectacular, and equally impressive is the care they take to assure complete customer satisfaction. At the end of each workday, we have always found the space being worked on to be totally cleaned up and functional. We are always amazed at Mike and his crew’s attention to detail and finished product from the cleanliness to the crisp lines. They always have their blue shoe covers on and protected our furniture with plastic. We are very particular people and Earthtone Decorating always exceeds our expectations.

If you are looking for cheap work this is not the company to hire. If you are looking for a competitive price, exceptional quality , a business that has integrity, experience, professionalism and trustworthiness, then Earthtone Decorating is the one for you!

Pamela L. |  Barrington, IL