Interior Design


Bay Area Designer Builders Interior Design and Color Consultation Services include:

  • Interior and exterior paint color selection
  • Space Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Interior Design Concepts
  • Material choices for – tile, cabinets, countertops, fixtures and all other related materials to complete your home project.
  • Decorating services including home furnishings and furniture, wall hanging, floor coverings and accessories.



Paint Color Consultation/Selection

Bay Area Designer Builder’s Design Consultant will help you take the guesswork out of choosing your colors and help you understand what color selections can do for a space and to each other.

Successful color selection is about more than picking your favorite color - it’s how the colors work together in context that makes the difference between an OK color and a “just right” color. It can change how you feel in a space, and can change how the space feels. Color can make a too small room seem cozier and awkward spaces feel better.


In-house Design Consultants


Steve Shirley - Lead Designer, Architect, & Owner.

  • 510.915.5461
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Jose de Jesus Jimenez Ramos - Architecture & Design 

  • 510.919.2845
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Outside Design Consultants


Jan Gunn - Interior Architecture & Design 

  • 925.254.6570
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Steps to a Successful Interior Design Plan

Scope of your Project

The planning stage of your project is a vital part to the overall result you desire. A lot of questions will be asked and we will look at pictures to focus in on your preferences and tastes.

  • What rooms will be involved in the project
  • How you intend to use each room
  • Your ideas and goals for each space
  • Your tastes, preferences, likes, dislikes, style and lifestyle



An overall budget will be set before you begin the project.  Our design consultant will work with you to determine your options, goals and set a realistic budget for your space.

Space Planning

Carefully considered space planning is crucial to a well-designed space. After all the measurements have been taken we will develop floor plans for each room. Floor plans allow us to determine what pieces will best fit into the space, how it is arranged, and the scale of each piece. We will then schedule a meeting to review each floor plan and discuss the pros and cons of each.

Design Concept

Once we have decided on a floor plan, the next step is to create the design scheme. This starts with developing a color scheme and sourcing fabrics, furniture, fixtures and materials. Custom furniture and built-ins are designed and finishes chosen. Materials for flooring, counters and cabinetry are selected. Wall and floor coverings are considered. Window treatments are designed and fabrics, trims and hardware are chosen. A lighting plan is developed. Drawings, samples and pictures are gathered. Quotes and pricing are researched. Every detail is considered.