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Interior Design & Construction Services in Greater Sacramento

Designing Spaces that bring out the best in you

Luxury Simplified: Get Full-Service Interior Design Services

Imagine stepping into a world of limitless luxury and exquisite interior design. At our Greater Sacramento based interior design studio, we create more than spaces - we craft dreams. From the initial spark of inspiration to the final flourish, our team of experts will guide you through every step of the journey, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

We believe in the power of local talent and craftsmanship. That's why our interior design services rely on the finest vendors and traders in your area, bringing you the very best that your location has to offer. But it doesn't stop there. We want you to be an active participant in the creation of your dream space. Our interactive process ensures that your vision is at the heart of our full-service interior design solutions right from the start.

Because we understand that every client is unique, our full-service interior design and construction services are tailored to meet your individual needs. We strive to provide highly personalized solutions that exceed your expectations and leave a lasting impression. Whether you need help optimizing the layout of your space or adding the finishing touches to make a house feel like home, our team is here to assist you. So why wait? Come and experience the difference for yourself. Your dream space awaits.

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Our Interior Design & Construction Services

Our interior design & construction services include everything from new home build design and remodels to refreshes and furnishings.

  • Whole home remodels
  • New home build design
  • Kitchen remodels
  • Bathroom remodels
  • Bedroom designs
  • Living space designs
  • Home office designs
  • Outdoor living designs
  • Custom furniture design
  • Fixtures and furnishings
  • Space planning
  • Interior design styling
  • Paint color selections
  • Fabric and accessories
  • Window treatments
  • …and so much more!

You can trust our experienced interior design team to create a stylish, functional, and durable solutions designed with you in mind.

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How It Works

At Designs With You in Mind, we believe that creating a perfectly curated space should be an enjoyable experience. That’s why we have simplified our process so that it is collaborative and highly personalized to meet the needs of each individual client. Here’s how the process works:

Step 1: Discovery Call

During our 15 minute discovery call we will kickstart your project by getting to know one another and gain an understanding of your vision and goals. We will also discuss your budget to ensure that the design plan is aligned with your financial goals.

Step 2: In-Home Consultation

Our in-home consultation is our opportunity to dive into the details of your space and start creating the best solutions for your needs. We will discuss our next steps, expectations, and answer any questions that you may have. Together we will review and finalize a contract so that we can move forward with creating a seamless and transparent experience for you. Our goal is to provide you with a peace of mind and confidence in our partnership through the entire project, from start to finish.

Step 3: Job Scheduling

Welcome aboard! To begin, we will add you to our workflow and schedule a site measure meeting. During this meeting we will assess all electrical outlets, mechanical systems, and structural elements of your space. This information is crucial for us to start and proceed with your project effectively. If we have any plans to move walls or make significant changes, we will make sure the proper vendor is present to evaluate the feasibility of these modifications and provide expert advice. Additionally, we will photograph your space to document its current condition and assist in the design process.

Step 4: Design & Presentation

Our team begins the interior design process by immersing ourselves in the vision of how we want your space to look and feel. We meticulously gather a wide range of materials, including cabinets, flooring, hardware, fabric, and more, to ensure every element harmonizes seamlessly. Our expertise extends beyond mere ideas - we also provide detailed drawings, floor plans, cabinet designs, and architectural details, as well as stunning renderings that bring your vision to life.

To guarantee accurate project bids, we believe in involving all members of our team as soon as possible. This collaborative approach ensures that every aspect of the job is thoroughly assessed and priced to offer you the best value without compromising on quality.

At DWYIM, we understand that transparency is key. During our design presentation we will showcase all of our selections in our studio, including all estimates from everyone on your job.

Step 5: Procurement

Once selections have been finalized, we will proceed with placing orders. We understand the importance of having all of the necessary materials before starting construction because it allows us to work efficiently and effectively while keeping you out of the space for as little time as possible.

Step 6: Construction

Once all materials and resources are in place, we will proceed with the construction phase of your project. Throughout the project, our team conducts regular site visits at least once a week to closely monitor the progress and that everything is proceeding according to plan.

Step 7: Installation

We understand the importance of a clean and professional construction area. We will keep your space as clean as possible throughout your project but also do a final cleaning after the installation is complete.

From the tiniest details to the overall presentation, we guarantee that everything will be flawlessly installed. We encourage our clients to take some time away while we install and style so that we can deliver a truly magical experience when they first step into their new space.

Just Need an Opinion?

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If you're looking for advice on what decor to buy, or how to reconfigure the layout of a room, then you’ve come to the right place. Our team of residential interior design experts would love to help you make the right decisions for your needs when it comes to styling your space. 

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5 Interior Designer Tips for a Successful Project Start


"We just finished a remodel of the great room in our 30 year old home. We have never used a designer before and chose Cathy Tonks simply by reading reviews and visiting her website. How fortunate it was that we chose Cathy! Our great room was beyond dated, with old cabinets and shelves, a non-functioning gas fireplace, and a small, dark, empty room in the corner. Obviously, we wanted to update the room, but wanted something different and unique. On our first visit with Cathy, we could tell why her company is called “Designs With You In Mind” as Cathy prioritizes what is important to the client. We knew we wanted to have a modern look with fireplace, TV on the wall, and shelving, but because of the asymmetry of the room, we struggled with coming up with our own design. When Cathy later showed us her design for the wall, we were blown away. The design also recreated a full bar in the small room in the corner with quartz countertop, beautiful sink and fixtures, and stunning backsplash/shelves. We also thought that her contractor and workers were excellent and easy to work with. In closing, thank you, Cathy, for transforming our mundane great room into a piece of art!"
- Dean K.
"Cathy and her team did an outstanding job with our whole kitchen refresh and entertainment center renovation. They addressed all our concerns, including the too-high kitchen island and dated TV niche, with skill and creativity. The new range hood not only solves the functionality issue but also adds a stunning aesthetic touch to the space. I appreciate how Cathy intuitively understood our desire for a French Country feel, translating it into beautiful color choices and design elements. The increased prep space has significantly improved the kitchen's function, and the unified look between the kitchen and family room creates a sense of openness and cohesion. Throughout the project, Cathy's professionalism and ability to collaborate made the process smooth and enjoyable. We couldn't be happier with the results and would eagerly work with Cathy again in the future."
- Chris O.
"Cathy & Brian are so talented and professional. I have used them in several design categories and their resources are unmatched. They also have excellent taste and they don't try to persuade you to "like" their taste and ideas, but rather work within your ideas and budget."
- Lisa P.
"Cathy helped transform my office from a mess to a functioning asset that helps me work. I thought it would just simply be ordering some furniture and having it setup, but it was far more than that. They went the extra mile and helped with organizing the space to make it function better. I would highly recommend them for any project."
- Glen S.
"Cathy has done work for me for over 7 years and has always impressed me! She is insanely talented, professional and ensures a project is done with high quality. Cathy has an ability to visualize a major transformation to your living space and always exceeds my expectations!!"
- Pearce
"Cathy was easy to work with and listened to what we were looking for. She provided great suggestions and has a great design skill set. Cathy stayed on top of all our projects and maintained great communication throughout. Cathy was a pleasure to work with and always had a great attitude."
- Deane
"Cathy did a remodel for our home. She was not only professional and friendly, she was an amazing person to work with. Her prices are so fair for all the work she put into our project. I would highly refer her. You will not be disappointed."
- Dodi, Sacramento
"Cathy has the sixth sense to gauge your taste and style and takes it to perfection in designing and choice of colors and materials. She is very professional and works well with people. The house I bought was 30 years old, and now it can be featured on the pages of sunset magazine!"
- Mohini J.
"I so enjoyed working with Cathy Tonks, Designs With You In Mind, on a major remodel where we doubled the number of bedrooms and baths and redesigned the entire kitchen and family area. I especially liked her attention-to-detail and the ability to assist my contractor in solving problems. Her ideas were inspirational and her vendor contacts made decision making a joy. I highly recommend her for projects large or small."
- Lynne H.
"We have worked with Designs With You In Mind on a number of projects. Cathy is extremely talented and very professional. It's evident she has a passion for what she does. Communication and attention-to-detail are excellent!!"
- All Phase Plumbing
"I highly recommend Cathy Tonks of Designs With You In Mind for any design project of your home and business space. She is packed full of creative and functional ideas. Cathy also has a network of resources to work with-other professionals who can bring the improvements to your space in an efficient manner. Thank you Cathy!"
- Camille, Sacramento