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
Top 28 Interior Design Contractors in Phoenix, AZ
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Amy Gutierrez, Sanctuaries Interior Designs
Embracing the ability to discover unique finds in the most unconventional places makes Sanctuaries Interior Designs 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 textiles, adding 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 project. IMI Design was established in 1992 and has received numerous awards, including Best in Show Residential in 2013 and Houzz Award Winner in 2015. Learn more about Lang’s work by visiting her website: www.IMIdesignstudio.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, extensive travels, and affinity for fine food and wine. With her unique fusion of minimalism and lavishness, Claire’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 about 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 are what sets Christi Pettibone apart from other interior designers. Her collaborations with custom furniture makers and other artisans help create seamless, well-executed, and beautifully finished projects delivered on time and 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 Arizona’s leading interior design firms. Mixing historical and modern design, the Palm Design Group creates simple, sophisticated, and timeless work with custom pieces for each element of the project. Palm Design Group was established in 2001. Since then, their designs have been featured in House Beautiful and Arizona Foothills publications and 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 into 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, Himes also designed a collection of award-winning furniture pieces that 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
Since 2001, Vallone Design has been providing full-service interior design creations for residential and commercial properties throughout Scottsdale and the surrounding community. The talented design professionals at Vallone Design, led by Donna Vallone, help create interiors that are reflective of your personality. Vallone has more than 30 years of design experience and was voted the top Interior Design Firm in Arizona for four straight years. You can learn more about Vallone’s designs by visiting her website, www.vallonedesign.com.
Ellinor Ellefson, Elle Interiors
Elle Interiors is an award-winning interior design company led by its founder, Ellinor Ellefson, serving homeowners throughout Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding communities. She and her team of design professionals offer turn-key design services for your primary residence, vacation home, and Airbnb. Ellinor was born in Stockholm before moving to Phoenix in 1998. Her unique design perspective allows her to work effectively in a variety of spaces and aesthetics. Meet with her team to learn more about how they can assist in designing your dream home.
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 from the American Society of Interior Designers in the past seven years. 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/master’s. 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 showcased some interesting “Before & Afters” on 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, and 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 industry’s most sought-after and well-respected members. 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 on Herzlinger’s designs, you can visit her through HGTV.
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 homes. Many positive testimonials demonstrate her talent for creating designs of comfort, warmth, and style. Started in the 1980s, 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.
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, emphasizing the 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 has received multiple ASID Awards for her interior design work and product design. For more information, visit Studio V Interiors website www.studiovinteriors.com.
Lauren Lerner, Living With Lolo
Living with Lolo is a national design studio helping homeowners throughout the United States transform their homes with functional and elegant designs. Lauren Lerner, the creative talent behind the studio, has been featured in some of the leading publications in the industry, including the Wall Street Journal, Luxe, and Martha Stewart. She and her team of professionals will collaborate alongside you to transform your home into something authentic to your true self. Their white-glove service ensures no detail of your new design is overlooked. Become inspired by browsing designs from Living with Lolo.
Lexi Westergard, Lexi Westergard Design
Lexi Westergard has been transforming houses into homes throughout Arizona for years. Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, Lexi Westergard Design can help you uncover what makes your home special and highlight those features and quality with stunning interior designs. Her work has been featured in some of the industry’s leading publications, including HGTV Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Brit + Co, and more. Lexi Westergard Design works alongside their clients to focus on their vision and transform the space into something they’ll love for years. Learn more about Lexi Westergard Design.
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 are 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 allowing 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.
Mackenzie Collier, Mackenzie Collier Interiors
Mackenzie Collier Interiors has been providing high-quality interior design services throughout Arizona and beyond for over a decade. The award-winning design team is led by its founder, Mackenzie Collier, who harmonizes your personal aesthetics with her sharp eye for style to create a unique interior full of character. She and her team follow a collaborative design process for both commercial and residential clients that considers the points of view of a wide variety of trusted professionals and you! Discover how MCI designs can help transform your space today.
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 the 2013-2014 ASID Design Excellence Competition 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 ASID.
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 had this to say:
“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, countertops, decorative backsplash tiles, cabinet hardware, mirrors, flooring, and wall colors or treatments. Working with professionals 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 have earned 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 its 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 make Tanya an important Arizona interior designer. Her creative talents, coupled with an ability to understand her client’s desires, help 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 received 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, which 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 space 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.
Find Inspiration for Your Next Remodeling Project
Are you ready to elevate the style of your home? There are numerous award-winning and experienced designers throughout Arizona. They can help transform your outdated home into something absolutely stunning that reflects your passions and interests. Working with an interior designer is a collaborative process to ensure you love the way your home looks. We’ve compiled a list of some of the area’s most trusted interior designers to help you dramatically transform your home. As your local bathroom and kitchen remodeling expert, we’re happy to provide expert services for those areas of your home. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.