LORI LEI PAREDES
Lori Lei Paredes | California Closets Designer
Showroom: (808) 739.7300
Mobile: (808) 778.0449
I started my design career in 2005 with Closet Systems of Hawaii, and joined the Plus Interiors team in August 2015 as an administrative support person. I fell in love with the interior design aspect of the job, and with my strong background in administration and organizational management, I transitioned into design work.
As a designer, I aspire to create beautiful and appealing spaces from which one would never want to leave. I am most fulfilled when I am able to turn dreams into reality for my clients by creating sanctuaries of comfort and serenity. Clients rekindle their love for their homes as I help them to discover new and exciting possibilities to improve their everyday surroundings. The thanks bestowed upon me by my clients always make me feel joyous and proud as in a job well done.
I would describe my design style as provocatively eclectic. Originally from the west side of Oahu and having lived in the Midwest and eastern parts of the United States, coming home provided a chance to embrace Hawaii’s active lifestyle, and this is reflected in my design approach. Here, we need to accommodate slippers and swimsuits as much as dress shoes and business attire! My favorite finish is our Italian inspired Tesoro line. It can transform a simple design into a modern classic look and give renewed energy to a space.
"Lori was professional, personable and friendly. I feel confident in her design work and that I'll be getting a great product. I also feel that I've made a friend!
- Courtney K, Honolulu
"Highly recommend, Lori did a great job with the design, installation was fast and easy. Can't wait to re-do all my closets! So much nicer than the do-it-yourself from Big Box. Great investment."
- Sara & Marcelo F, Honolulu
“Easy and convenient working with Lori , installers professionally and efficient.”
-Lance I, Kaneohe
“Excellent service and expertise. Very satisfied with outcome.”
-Venus A, Honolulu
"Everyone from the planning to the install has been wonderful. Love the way you can see the layout before ordering and the convenience of being able to change things around. The installers were great! They did such a beautiful job. My whole experience was awesome!!"
- Thomas O, Honolulu
"Lori was very personable and gave good suggestions. Jose the installer was very professional and his workmanship was excellent. I am surely going to use California Closet in the future on my other closets."
- Verna U, Ewa Beach
"Tabatha at your Kahala showroom was very knowledgeable and helpful. Designer Lori was absolutely wonderful to work with. She spent a lot of time and patience working with me on a variety of designs until I found the perfect one. Roger and Steve did a great job on the installation; they called to let me know they were on their way, arrived on time and were courteous and very professional. I had a great experience from start to finish and love my new California Closet!"
- Lori T, Honolulu
"It all started with the free designer consultation. Designer Ms. Paredes was knowledgeable, creative, innovative and made excellent recommendations. My vision became her vision, which was presented neatly, concisely and professionally via a design sketch. The best part is that the final product looks exactly like the rendering she provided. The installation crew was likewise professional, prompt and skilled. They completed the project at full tilt without any mechanical or visual flaws. And lastly, I do not want to leave out the crew back at the showroom in Kahala Mall. Again, an exceptionally educated, accesible staff who made my shopping experience pleasant. I am so incredibly pleased with my overall experience and have shared pictures of my wall unit and closet system with everyone I know. I will refer all my friends to California Closets here in Hawaii. Thank you."
- Priscilla R, Honolulu
To California Closet/ Sliding Door Co, Exotic Woodlines Staff of Oahu,
From your friendly first contact Support Personnel (Tabby) to your great sales staff, Lori, Pat and Corrine. The installation support staff Dawn to the installation crews Joe, Hose, Josh Mel, The crews were on time and very professional with their attitudes and I could tell they took pride in their workmanship and a job well done. I even got a call from Mel the night before to let me know that he needed to push my installation of our bedroom closet doors back 1-1/2 hrs and to make sure I was ok with it. This was great customer service and he didn't just show up late. This actually helped to stagger the two installations I had scheduled one for Granny's Armoire & the other for our new awesome 4 panel 8' high bedroom closet doors.You guys are awesome employees! thank you for taking such great care of our Family.
To Ownership and Management,
I was in the customer service industry for 34 years. As a field Technician, On Premise Manager, Finishing up my career as Co Branch Manager for Pepsi Cola Company of Bend OR. I know how hard it is to please the customer and to keep them coming back. Your business can only survive with hiring great Employees. Your entire staff is awesome & dedicated to their jobs and taking care of the customer. You are lucky to have such a great team!!
In case you're wondering on my score 9 not a 10 ? their is always room for improvement and you should never become complacent and challenge yourself.
Sam, Becky and Granny :), Honolulu