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Cathy Tonks - Interior Designer

Schedule An In-Studio Meet & Greet

This consultation will give us the opportunity to get to know one another, share style ideas, and understand the goals for your project.
This will take place at our studio located at: 8700 Auburn Folsom Rd #400, Granite Bay, CA 95746.
The cost for this 1 hour appointment is $250. Additional hours will be charged at $150/hour.

Schedule A Site Visit

Whether we're helping you launch a new construction project or choose new furnishings, this consultation will be about creating a project game plan, discuss how the process works, and share project possibilities and construction strategies.
This appointment will take place at your home so we can walk the space.
The cost for this 2 hour appointment is $450. Additional hours will be charged at $150/hour.

Schedule 2 hour Color Consultation

Color can be overwhelming and sometimes you need fresh eyes to pull together a palette that works for your home. For your in-home color consultation, we will bring our architectural paint kit to help select a color palette (4 color maximum). The selections will then be ordered and sent directly to your home.
The cost for this 2 hour appointment is $350. Additional hours will be charged at $150/hour.


"Cathy has been absolutely amazing to work with and my husband and I are in love with our home. Our home is exactly what we wanted, and in fact, it is better than what we could ever imagine! I find that I am more of a homebody now because I love spending time in our home and cook in our amazing kitchen. I felt completely comfortable having Cathy's people in my home (whether I was home or not) because I know Cathy only works with the best and most trustworthy people. We basically upgraded our entire home which included the kitchen, flooring, guest bathrooms, paint, crown molding, baseboards, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend Cathy for all of your design needs."
- Lori A.
"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's company is perfectly named since she wants the final product to be what the customer had in mind! She and I spent time looking at pictures of remodeled bathrooms so she picked up on what I liked (and did not like!) but once we had a good relationship, she threw out some great ideas that would not have ever crossed my mind. Example: my guest bath is a bit on the small side so she suggested wallpaper. In fact, she suggested a wallpaper with glass beads that sparkles in the light - along with a crystal pendant light and that small bathroom is more than just the toilet and sink. She has a great aesthetic but picks up, very quickly, on customer needs and desires."
- Cyndi C.
"This team was extremely professional. Their design ideas were right in line with what we asked for. They transformed our kitchen into a work of art. We would highly recommend them for any type of designing or construction projects. You, as their client, will receive exactly what you have pictured in your mind! This team brought in numerous samples of paint, flooring, tile, etc to make sure we were completely sure on colors and designs. It was so much fun working with them instead of it being stressful which we had experienced with other companies."
- Gabby S.
"I had worked with Cathy in 2006 when we completely remodeled our home. Everything worked out so well at that time and is still so beautiful today that I contacted her when it was time to replace my cement floors and refurnish our family room. She knew exactly what I wanted in a functional, yet unique flooring. Installation went seamlessly and my floor is gorgeous! The new sofa, rug, coffee and console tables came in today and are spectacular. Warm, organic and perfect for us. She was available every step of the project and brought personal touches that truly completed the room. I will use her services again!"
- Jody D.
"We would like to express our sincere "Thank You" to Designs With You In Mind and their team of experts! We appreciate their expert advice during the entire remodel process. They have a special ability to listen to the needs and wants of their client. Their unique design recommendations were remarkable! Our kitchen is even more beautiful than we could have imagined! We are thrilled with the results and would like to express our sincere gratitude for a job well done! If you are in need of a new kitchen remodel, even if you have limited space, we highly recommend this company!"
- The Gaboriaults, Carson City, NV
"We were privileged to have Cathy and her team remodel our master bath. Cathy is an excellent designer, contractor and project manager. She surrounds herself with an outstanding group of experts. The quality of our completed project is so appreciated. Cathy is very responsive and communicated step by step throughout the process. We are very pleased with our results and would recommend Designs With You In Mind."
- Kathy W.
"Cathy Tonks is an amazing designer who captured our vision in her design of our remodel. She has impeccable attention-to-detail, an excellent eye for color, and a wonderful personality that makes working with her so easy and efficient. Cathy and her team at Designs With You In Mind are true professionals who really listened to what we wanted resulting in a house that is functional but also elegant which was key. That was exactly what Cathy gave us, and we can’t thank her enough!"
- Kathy & Carl K, Davis
"We initially thought about putting in new carpeting and painting, but thanks to Cathy, she was able to work with us to get not just carpeting, but beautiful hardwood flooring, get our fireplace updated and install hardware to update our cabinets. We had peace of mind that Cathy was on the job. She has been very thorough and professional to make sure all the work is done perfectly and to our complete satisfaction. We are so lucky to have met her through word-of-mouth and were grateful to have her be there when I was not available and across the country to handle any problems that arose from the renovations. We are looking forward to working with Cathy again in the future."
- Amrit
"We hired Designs With You In Mind to design and coordinate a complete bathroom remodel in our house, built in 1935. Cathy created a customized CAD drawing to provide to our contractor and accompanied us on numerous outings to shop for materials to modernize our bathroom. She also arranged the purchase and delivery of products, making the process relatively stress and hassle free. Throughout the remodel, Cathy visited to our home to ensure construction was going as planned. After the remodel, our custom cabinets had a cosmetic blemish, which occurred during install. Cathy arranged for the cabinet maker to fix the damage. Our bathroom remodel turned out better than we could have ever imagined!"
- Sheriff
"Working with Cathy has been an amazing experience. She has taken the time to find beautiful pieces for my home, which also fit within my budget. Her sense of space and color is perfect, and her attention-to-detail is impeccable. I really didn't know what to expect, but she took the time to help me discover my likes, dislikes, and took into consideration my pets and lifestyle. She made me feel at ease with the process, and all the choices. I am looking forward to working with her again on my next project, which is my outdoor space. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Kathy for all your indoor and outdoor design and decorating needs."
- Jaime Sanchez