Arizona’s Top Interior Designers
A talented interior designer is oftentimes one of the most underappreciated artists working today. So often we walk into beautiful, comfortable rooms or spaces and take for granted the fact that the vision-turned-reality of these great works are the result of the time and talent of people who can envision a space beyond four simple walls.
Arizona has, not surprisingly to those in the business, one of the country’s best rosters of innovative interior designers, and today we’re going to celebrate (in alphabetical order) some of the Grand Canyon State’s best.
Top 27 Interior Designers in Arizona
Amy Gutierrez, Sanctuaries Interior Design
Embracing the ability to discover unique finds in the most unconventional places makes Sanctuaries a real treasure. With a background in luxury hotels and extensive travel, Gutierrez transforms inspirations gained abroad into timeless eye-catching concepts. She uses enduring materials such as stone, hardwoods and luxurious textile which lends an organic aesthetic to each project. Sanctuaries Interior Design was named 2014 #2 Design Firm in Arizona and Best of Houzz 2014.
Learn more about Gutierrez’s designs by visiting her website: www.sanctuariesinteriordesign.com
Anita Lang, IMI Design Studio
If you are searching for the authority on luxury residential and commercial interior design, look no further than Anita Lang at IMI Design Studio. Smart Luxury™ is the proprietary system that sets IMI Design Studio apart in Scottsdale interior design, and will achieve expectation-exceeding results on every single project. IMI Design was established in 1992 and has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Best in Show Residential in 2013 and Houzz Award Winner in 2015.
You can learn more about Lang’s work by visiting her website: www.IMIdesignstudio.com
Billi Springer, Billi Springer & Associates Interior Design
If you are in the market for a full-service interior designer, Billi Springer should definitely be on your list. Springer’s designs can be seen in such varied locales as a golf club in North Scottsdale, a nature conservancy ranch in New Mexico, and even in a beach cottage in San Juan Islands. Springer brings the experience of 35 years of interior design to his valued clientele. He has won awards including, “Master of the Southwest” title conferred by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine and National Platinum Award from the NAHB for “Best One of a Kind Custom Home over 6,500 square feet.
To learn more about Springer’s designs visit www.billispringer.com.
Bobbi Mandelbaum, Colorizing Interiors
This mother/daughter interior design team (Bobbi Mandelbaum and Jill Rollin) prides themselves on “putting the client first!” Their attention to color in all aspects of design is why they are two of Arizona’s best. The “language of color,” they feel, is a way to express one’s self in any design space.
When informed of this recognition, Bobbi Mandelbaum has this to say…
“Yes…thank you so much for contacting me…as a matter of fact I have been creating new master bath and highly personalized bedrooms lately….there seems to be a trend for this new wave of expression with married couples that have been together more than twenty years. Interesting, can’t explain it….but I find it so exciting. Would love to be on your list, and of course being in Tucson we are so limited…refreshing to have a company such as yours to be able to work with. Over the years have done some work right there in Scottsdale and naturally use the suppliers there in Phoenix …..
Interior Design has always my passion, even as a young girl. Interning with two very prominent designers right here in Arizona gave me the opportunity to use my talent and taught me the importance of “Listening to the Client”…..
I have been a designer for thirty eight years here in Tucson, Arizona. Have been doing residential for that many years along with some commercial. Most of my clients have been referrals and previous clients with new projects to complete.
Truly, residential is my love. The interaction with the clients and the subs are most rewarding.
Started out furnishing Model Homes for a large developer here in Tucson and assisting their buyers with flooring, color selections and design, finally opening my own studio and then a retail store. Now I have my studio in my home like so many other designer these days.
I continue work in Tucson and surrounding communities, and have designed interiors of homes in Los Angeles, Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix.
My daughter took her internship with and assists me from time to time.”
Colorizing Interiors offers over 37 years of interior design experience and their work is avaialble on their website: www.colorizinginteriors.com.
Caroline DeCaesare, DeCaesare Design Group
Caroline DeCaesare is a fourth generation Arizona native, and that Southwest influence can be seen in her work. Caroline received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Arizona State University in 2000 after completing the school’s internationally ranked five-year program of study. Founded in 2008 DeCaesare’s unique designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas and Phoenix Home & Garden.
You can learn more about DeCaesare’s work by visiting her website: www.decesaredesigngroup.com.
Claire Ownby, Ownby Design
Claire draws inspiration from her studies, her extensive travels, and her affinity for fine food and wine. With her unique fusion of minimalism and lavishness, Clare’s designs transform the space of everyday living into one-of-a kind indulgences.
Ownby Design has received numerous awards from ASID and the Valley, and the Ownby Design Team has been recognized with numerous industry and community awards throughout the past several years for residential designs both in Arizona and the Hawaiian Islands.
You can learn more Ownby Design by visiting www.ownbydesign.com.
Cristi Pettibone, City Chic Interior Design
Inspirational interiors that reflect the lifestyles, passions, and personal tastes of her clients is what sets Christi Pettibone apart from other interior designers. Her collaborations with custom furniture makers and other craftsmen help create seamless, well-executed, and beautifully finished projects, delivered on time and on budget. Founded in 2006, clients agree that Pettibone’s special touches make every home she works on a sanctuary for its owner.
For more information about City Chic Design, please visit their website at www.citychicdesign.com.
Dana Lyon, Palm Design Group
Palm Design Group joins the list as one of the leading interior design firms in Arizona. Mixing historical and modern design, the Palm Design Group creates simple, sophisticated, and timeless work with custom pieces for each element of the project.
Established in 2001, Palm Design Group designs have been featured in House Beautiful and Arizona Foothills publications, as well as in the inaugural issue of Phoenix Sophisticated Living.
For more information visit their website www.palmdesigngroup.com.
David Michael Miller, David Michael Miller Associates
David Michael Miller’s mid-western upbringing is evident in his sensitivities to organic materials, colors and forms. As a local Phoenix interior designer, David has been able to infuse these natural qualities to his spectacular interiors.
David Michael Miller Associates was established in 1989 and has won numerous national awards for his work from professional design organizations, publications and peers.
You can learn more about Miller’s work by visiting www.davidmichaelmiller.com.
Debra May Himes, Debra May Himes Interior Design & Associates
As a native of Arizona, Debra loves the strong and rugged Arizona desert which is reflected in many of her designs. Her interior design style is elegant, livable, and emotionally compelling. A furniture designer as well, Himes designed a collection of award winning furniture pieces which now compose her Jonathan David™ Furniture lines. Himes has been practicing interior design in the Greater Phoenix Area and several parts of the United States since 1975. Her designs received “Best of Show” at the 2010 ASID Design Excellence Awards.
You can learn more about Debra May Himes Interior Design & Associates on her website: www.dmhdesign.com
Donna Vallone, Vallone Design
Founded in 2001 by renowned Interior Designer Donna Vallone, Vallone Design is a leading full-service interior design firm based in Scottsdale specializing in classic and exquisite residential and commercial luxury projects. Vallone designers are talented, professional interior designers that will help create timeless residential and commercial spaces that are a reflection of your personality. Vallone has more than 30 years of design experience and was voted as top Interior Design Firm in Arizona four straight years.
You can learn more about Vallone’s designs by visiting her website www.vallonedesign.com.
Ernesto Garcia, Ernesto Garcia Interior Design
Ernesto Garcia secured a place as a top designer on our list because of his award winning residential interior designs in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the rest of Arizona. His extensive knowledge of style and refined taste allows him to create uniquely beautiful spaces. Garcia has more than 20 years of design experience and has received twelve awards in the past seven years from the American Society of Interior Designers.
When asked to comment about receiving this honor, this is what Garcia had to say…
“Thank you! I feel honored!
Let me tell you a bit about myself…I am an Architect by training, I actually have a six year degree/masters.When I was in school my project presentations always included well furnished floor plans and cross sections everybody used to tell me: “I can almost imagine myself inside those rooms” that was a hint of things to come.My training included History of Style, Color Theory and many other curriculum components that made me particularly well suited for the practice of Interior Design. Of course there’s what I call a “gift” or a knack, something we are all given at birth, it’s either one talent or another…Wouldn’t you agree?
Actually Kitchens and Baths are one of my favorite projects, you probably saw I showcase some interesting “Before & Afters” in my website!
Many of which have won awards. Kitchens have a particular appeal to me from a psychological point of view, they remain the “Hub” of every home, the place where everybody concurs almost ritualistically before dinner is ready; I see a trend that tends to make it an even more relevant place within the home. Clients will tell me: “We want
a big island where friends can gather and drink wine while we finish up the dinner we will all share”. And Bathrooms…
Don’t get me started on that one! They are such a wonderful place to be your most creative! There is so much room to play with tile, stone, fixtures, shower enclosures, wall finishes, art…the list goes on.”
You can find Garcia’s creations on his website: www.ernestogarciadesign.com.
Jamie Herzlinger, Jamie Herzlinger Interior Design
Interior Designer Jamie Herzlinger has established herself as one of the most sought-after and well-respected members of the industry. Jamie is known for her polished, yet exuberant style, and specializes in luxury residential design.
Herzlinger earned entrée into Traditional Homes list of Top 20 Design Firms in the country and was awarded Top 50 American Kitchens by Trends International Magazine.
For more information by Herzlinger’s designs you can visit her website: www.jamieherzlinger.com.
Janet Brooks, Janet Brooks Design
Personal service is the focus of all of Janet Brooks’ work. She regards each design project as a new opportunity to assist clients in having the most enjoyable experience possible while building and designing their home. Many positive testimonials demonstrate her talent in creating designs of comfort, warmth, and style. Started in the 1980’s, Janet Brooks Design has won awards including “Best of Houzz 2015 Service and Best of Houzz 2015 Design.
You can learn more about Brooks’ work by visiting her website www.janetbrooksdesign.com.
Karen Rapp, Karen Rapp Interiors
Interior design is an art and practice that Karen Rapp is truly passionate about. She feels it is an honor to work with clients who have engaged her to create and discover the style soul of their homes and living spaces. Clients and peers speak of Rapp’s talent, keen attention to detail and warmth with the highest regard. Rapp has been practicing design for 25 years and has been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden, Southwest Style and other luxury interior and designs publications.
You can view Rapp’s gallery of designs at www.karenrappinteriors.com.
Katherine Lockett Pullen, Studio V Interior Design
A native Arizonan, Katherine Pullen was raised on a working cattle ranch in Northern Arizona where she was immersed in the extraordinary landscape of Sedona and Flagstaff. Her passion for the earth’s natural beauty transcended into her love of interior design, fine art, and music. Her extensive travels worldwide have proven inspirational throughout her career with great emphasis on sense of place and authentic interior expressions while embracing the unexpected. Katherine joined Studio V Interior Design as a partner and Director of Design in 2004. She is the recipient of multiple ASID Awards for her interior design work and product design.
For more information visit Studio V Interiors website www.studiovinteriors.com.
Linda Seeger, Linda Seeger Interior Design, LLC
Linda Seeger Interior Design is a national high-end residential and commercial interior design firm offering a full range of design services from conception to completion. Her talent, passion, and unique vision is evident in the large variety of projects she’s completed in the Southwest, and beyond. Seeger has been designing custom spaces for over 25 years and her designs have been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden, Essential Southwest and The New Southwest Home.
You can see Linda Seeger’s beautiful designs by visiting www.seegerinteriordesign.com.
Liz Ryan, Liz Ryan Design
Liz Ryan prides herself on space planning and design. She and her husband Dave offer a fresh approach to timeless design with exclusive attention to detail. Ryan offers clients a hands-on approach which allows them to be involved in every phase of their project. Opened in 1999, Liz Ryan Design has won many awards including; ASID Arizona South Chapter “1st Place Small Bathrooms” in 2014 and “1st Place Specialty Space-Music Room” in 2013.
Ryan’s timeless designs can be seen at www.lizryandesign.com.
Patty Burdick, Wiseman and Gale Interiors
Burdick’s love of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and early Southern California influences led her to pursue a degree in interior design – and we’re glad she did. Currently, she is a partner and co-owner of Wiseman and Gale Interiors, one of the leading design firms in the Southwest. Her designs have appeared in Traditional Home Décor and in 2003, Phoenix Home & Garden honored Patty as their “Master of the Southwest.”
You can learn more about Burdick’s work by clicking here.
Patricia Mooney, Designlines, Inc.
Patricia Mooney and her Designlines Team made our list because of their ability to create warm, casually elegant environments in any space: commercial, residential, or retail. Their motto: “Touch It, Feel It, Imagine It, Live It” says everything about their design philosophy. Established in 1989, Mooney has won several awards including ASID Design Excellence Competition 2013-2014, Third Place – Outdoor Living Space.
Designlines portfolio is available online at www.designlinesaz.com.
Sarah Dewitt, Dewitt Designs
With a sunny palette that celebrates the rustic edge of the Southwest, Sarah DeWitt is one of our list’s most important designers. She believes in telling a story through design and that good design has the ability to transform lifestyle into living. DeWitt Designs has two showrooms (Tucson, AZ and Sioux Falls, SD). Both locations have large furniture showrooms and experienced design teams to plan and coordinate your project.
Learn more on Dewitt’s website: www.dewittdesignsinc.com.
Susan Hersker, Susan Hersker, ASID
If you are in the market for high-end residential interior design, look no further than Susan Hersker, ASID. This award-winning designer offers a full range of services including space planning, materials, colorization, furniture and appliance selection, and much more. Hersker works closely with each client to harmonize the architecture, colors, and textures with the setting and location of the home to create ideal results. Susan Hersker has been creating interiors in the Greater Phoenix Area for over 30 years.
Her award-winning designs can be seen on her website: www.susanherskerasid.com.
Suzanne Lasky, S Interior Design, Allied A.S.I.D.
Suzanne Lasky combines sleek and chic modern designs with trendy furnishings to create stunning spaces. Her gallery of work on Houzz is absolutely breathtaking and shows her true passion for interior design. With fantastic reviews on both Houzz and Yelp, Lasky is on our list of the Top Interior Designers in Arizona.
When asked to comment about this recognition, Lasky said…
“One of the best parts of being an Interior Designer is the great clients I get to work with, and the diversity of the design projects we work on. When we work on bathroom and kitchen remodel projects whether total gut and remodel, or ‘facelifts’ , the design elements to be considered are the same. These elements include ; lighting, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, counter tops, decorative back splash tiles, cabinet hardware, mirrors, flooring, and wall colors or treatments. Working with professional to help determine the best choices for all of the design elements and the execution and implementation of the remodel is highly recommended to achieve your best result and get daily enjoyment from the work that is done.”
To learn more about Suzanne Lasky, visit her website: www.sinteriordesign.com.
Sharon Fannin, FANNIN INTERIORS
Sharon Fannin is one of the most highly respected high-end interior designers in Arizona and southern California. Her timeless style emphasizes clean lines and attention to detail with exceptional results. Fannin’s success is exemplified by very loyal clients and countless design awards. Fannin Interiors’ work has been featured throughout many design related editorials including, Phoenix Home & Garden, Arizona Foothills, and Luxe Interiors & Design. The design firm is also fortunate to earn many ASID Design Excellence Awards.
You can find out more about Fannin Interiors by visiting www.fannininteriors.com.
Tony Sutton, EST EST Interior Design
Professionalism, enthusiasm, and insightful design work are just a few of the attributes associated with Tony Sutton and EST EST Interior Design. Continually studying new ideas to broaden his professional knowledge has made Sutton a leader in the creative interior design discipline. Sutton has served as president and owner of EST EST Interior Design for 25 years – the oldest interior design firm in Scottsdale. EST EST Interior Design has won numerous ASID awards for their breathtaking designs.
You can learn more about Sutton’s designs by visiting www.estestinc.com.
Tanya Shively, Sesshu Design Associates, Ltd.
Many satisfied homeowners agree that artistic ability and a gifted eye for color makes Tanya an important Arizona interior designer. Her artistic talents, coupled with an ability to understand her client’s desires helps to produce a unique and beautiful space. Shively’s designs were awarded Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2014 Winner and Best of Houzz 2013. She is the recipient of many ASID Awards including ASID First Place Bathroom- New or Remodeled.
You can learn more about Shively with Seeshu Design Associates by clicking here.
Vicki Bergelt, Vicki Bergelt Interior Design
Vicki Bergelt has a flair for both residential and commercial design – and it shows in her work. She feels that residential design should not only be elegant and infinite, but also unique and eye-catching, making your home a one-of-a-kind in your own personal style. Equally at home in commercial design, Bergelt’s goal is to bring zeal, enthusiasm, and edginess back into all design products. Vicki Bergelt Interior Design was started in 1991 and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau of Arizona.
For more information visit www.scottsdaledesigner.com.