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Reviving the Past: The Re-emergence of Interior Design Trends

May 20, 2024
As interior design continues to evolve, we see a resurgence of vintage elements that blend nostalgia with a modern touch. From elegant curves of barrel arches to the handcrafted charm of tile work and from playful florals to bold color choices, these trends merge the comfort of tradition with modern sophistication.
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Testimonials

"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