We’ve worked with Mary multiple times, with our latest project being the most extensive. We worked with a contractor to gut our master bathroom as well as redo the closet (added a closet system) and complete finish work in the bedroom. Mary helped us with the initial layout/design in the bathroom and was responsible in helping us pick all the finishes. We are thrilled with how everything turned out, and love the calm oasis that she helped us to create. One thing worth mentioning is that Mary went above and beyond the design of the project by also helping to guide us through the pitfalls of working with a contractor. Anytime you are remodelling an existing structure you are bound to run into some issues that need tweaking. We had a few issues come up that needed troubleshooting, which in all honesty our contractor failed us. Mary came to the rescue by coming up with solutions and resources to deal with these problems, which greatly improved the aesthetic of the project. Had I not had her help at the end we would not have been nearly as happy with the outcome and the project would have gone on longer than necessary. We can’t speak enough to Mary’s ability to problem solve, think outside the box and face challenges head-on with a positive attitude. Those attributes were extremely valuable in helping us get the outcome we wanted with our project! Thanks again Mary!

—Donae R., Snohomish, Washington


” I loved working with Mary! She is so talented and was a huge help in picking my paint colors and gave me some great tips for decorating my home. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs design assistance!

—Judy O., Woodinville, Washington


” I am a closet designer, but wanted an interior design specialist to create my master bathroom oasis for us. I turned to Mary Cox for help with the project. Mary is an exceptional designer! She listens carefully to client needs’ and vision, then turns their dreams into an amazing space. She is a consummate professional, who is a great project manager. I would hire her again in a New York minute for any additional spaces in my home!

—Glynis M., Sammamish, Washington


“ After deciding to remodel our house, we knew we needed help choosing flooring, paint colors and materials, but it took a long time to find a designer that we bonded with. I was impressed with Mary from the first phone call – she listened to our likes and dislikes and instantly had ideas and suggestions. Our consultations meetings produced ideas and color palettes that were perfect for our style. Working with A Little Accent has been fun and a pleasure and we look forward to using them again in the future.

—Julie & Tor T., Maple Valley, Washington


“We had used Mary Cox Interior Design Services, owner of a Little Accent, for the remodel of our master bathroom, and was so pleased with the outcome, that when we decided to gut out (& add a 2nd floor), to remodel my parents former home for our new residence, we knew who to call. The project was quite an undertaking. It involved the initial design direction, the selection of all materials, paint colors throughout, custom furniture and design & manufacturing of custom hand knotted area rugs to name just a few items. I decided to copy some of the many texts I wrote to Mary during the duration of the year + long project as they sum up our feelings about her work: Today was fun. Thank you for all YOUR hard work. I don’t think you have ever had clients who are more satisfied with the work you have done for them. You have turned this house into a retreat and safe haven. A place we can come home to and relax and recharge which is desperately needed right now. Thank you so much for creating a lovely home that reflects all of God’s beautiful creations, the stone, the wood, the lights all add up to this wonderful, relaxing, and organic home we all feel very blessed to live in. As we drove out tonight I could see the light reflecting off the art and it made my heart happy. My husband relayed to Mary that when he came home and the sun was setting, the light hit the TV wall (on which Mary designed vertical wave tiles) and it gave the appearance of water rippling down the wall. Very cool. He also stated that even though this house is new to them every time he comes in the house he feels like he is already “home”. This is way more than just a house. It is me that needs to thank you! You’ve taught and encouraged me to have confidence in what I wanted, stand up for myself, and that I have a creative side. Yes, I have a long way to go and couldn’t have done any of this without you. You have helped create a home that refreshes my soul everyday and continuously reminds me how grateful I am to God for all my blessings. I’m sad to see this project finished because I have enjoyed spending so much time with you. God is good and sent me an angel to accompany me on this adventure. I’m eternally grateful for your friendship and steadfast guidance through this growth experience, as it is the icing on the cake. On a parting note, the house has come together beautifully…Thanks to you and all your hard work! I’ve learned so much from you and for this, you will always have a room in my house and a home in my heart. You are a blessing indeed!”

Terry & Dino R., Sammamish, Washington


” We have been working with Mary on the remodel of our home in Clyde Hill, and it has been a delightful experience. Mary is a designer that really listens–she works to understand our concept, and guides us in the right direction to find what we need, and adds much needed creativity and expertise. Mary is gracious and thoughtful, and she has made what can be a difficult process to maneuver much more fun. Mary is extremely creative, and an “outside the box” thinker, which I really appreciate. I am grateful for all of her help. “

Dorothy & Larry V., Clyde Hill, Washington


“Thanks so much for helping us envision our  new nest! We would still be dreaming of it if you weren’t here.”

Lisa & Kurt, Bellevue, Washington

After Lisa & Kurt recent remodel they wrote this..

“The Team at A Little Accent did an amazing job for us.

From the beginning when we sat down to discuss what we wanted to the end when we moved back into our lovely new space, they were there for us, listening and guiding us the entire way without being pushy, overbearing or intrusive. When initially discussing our dream space with Mary, she listened and took in our ideas and came back with the perfect plan. She helped guide us in our choices the whole while keeping in mind our desire to have an open and integrated kitchen/living space. Her amazing sense of color only added to the final product which is everything and more than we could have hoped for. Working with the team at A Little Accent was a pleasure and something we look forward to doing again.”


“Mary feels the essence of color. With color, Mary creates a warm, inviting and comfortable home!”

— Brenda & Greg S., Woodinville, Washington


“Mary’s creative talents have risen to every design challenge we have faced in helping us in our numerous homes.”

— Dave & Pat M., Seattle, Washington


“We are still in awe of what you did with our home! We all keep walking into the living room in particular and hanging out there. We basically only used that room when we entertained for the last 6 years because we did not have the vision that you brought to it. Thank you so much!”

— Cindy & Tim R., Redmond, Washington


“You made my trip to Seattle even more special. I was feeling stuck on the Kentucky house project but recognized right away with what you presented, how it would all come together. I feel most fortunate to have the time we did. I appreciate and admire you so.”

— Carole T., Glendale, California


“The response to Mary’s work by our members has been overwhelming. Our member suggestion box used to overflow with complaints, now we hear thank-you.”

— Jim M. – Executive Director, the YMCA


“I agonized for months over paint colors. Mary made the whole process so easy, and her choices have made a stunning difference to our home. And, it was fun!”

— Dr. & Mrs. Jan & Dougal C., Snohomish, Washington


“It was so much fun meeting with you and talking about colors for our home. It’s already a different room. The color really shows off the ivory color of the woodwork. Thanks again for taking your time to come over to give us your ideas. It was so much fun talking with you.”

— Nancy M., Woodinville, Washington

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