Refined Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in Berkeley, California. We specialize in creating custom, distinctive homes that reflect your unique personality and individual style.

Since we’re a one-stop shop with a team of vendors, contractors, tradespeople, and artisans on call, we make the design process simple, streamlined, and stress-free. No matter how complex your project, we provide premium service on time and on budget, every time.

WHERE YOU’VE SEEN US

5 STAR RATED

★★★★★

I have had the pleasure of installing one of the most interesting and unique master bath designs in my career on this project, which Laura designed.Laura demonstrated not only creative and organizational expertise to accomplish all interior design aspects of the 4800 sq ft residential remodel project, but also an ability to communicate about the technical and architectural facets of the project with me on an advanced level.   

Often working in close coordination, Laura was always dependable and quick to respond to my requests. I would endorse Laura as a talented interior designer and a positive teammate.

Seth Brookshire, San Francisco

We had a great experience working with Laura on the design of our family room and living room. We have two young girls and we wanted a family room that felt comfortable but still beautiful, and Laura achieved that for us.

Laura found a space-solving solution for a challenging family room configuration which allowed us to maximize seating but still enjoy our beautiful outdoor view. When we shared that we wanted our living room to be a more formal space and a respite from busy family life – she had a sofa custom-designed for us that makes the space so inviting that I can often be found there if life is too hectic!

She also encouraged us to think outside the box with patterns and textures that we might otherwise not choose on our own, but which have lent depth and liveliness to our space. It was important for us to have someone who really listened to our needs, stayed within our budget, and was easy and fun to communicate with – Laura ticked all the boxes for us!

Mala Reddy and Arujunaa Loganaathan, San Francisco, CA
Laura was a lifesaver.  When we moved in to our house, I had no idea where to start.  The house was drab and boring.  Laura came in and helped me pick out the best paint colors, furniture, and artwork that brought the house to life, and made it feel warm and welcoming in no time!

Laura is great at knowing where to place pictures.  She even made my ordinary snap shots a focal point by the way she arranged and placed them.  Pictures that have gone unnoticed for years are receiving regular compliments.  The transformation is amazing!

Laura did a great job redecorating my daughters’ room.  She came in with ideas to make it beautiful and reorganize the room in a way that helps our little girls can keep it clean. Her ideas were quick and easy to put in place.  She put in cubbies, shelves and hooks that are easily reached, and labeled everything so they know exactly where things belong.  I appreciated that she was always sensitive to my budget and the room looked great when she was done!

Scott and Jeni, Indianapolis, IN

I was clueless about where to begin with my master bathroom renovation until Laura came to the rescue. Her style guidance was much needed because, although I knew that I wanted a “warm” look and feel, I was having trouble finding the right materials in today’s colors and trends. Laura’s design ideas were both contemporary and classic, so I am not worried that my bathroom will look dated in 5 years.  

Her technical drawings and clear communication allowed me to easily visualize the design. She incorporated beautiful clean lines, textures, and colors that I would never have thought to put together on my own but they were exactly the feeling I wanted.  I would not have been able to do this project without her. I am so excited about my new bathroom and have Laura to thank!

Connie Tremblay, Berkeley, CA

We have been so fortunate to work with Laura Elliott on our full house renovation in Sea Cliff. She joined the project midstream, at a time when we were feeling quite overwhelmed by everything. Adding to the complexity of our remodel was Covid-19, requiring that much of our design work be conducted remotely!

Laura immediately brought a sense of calm and order; she’s organized, responsive, an excellent communicator and got along famously with our contractor. Most importantly, she listened carefully to our vision and functional objectives, then created beautiful, elevated living spaces. She brings such a great design aesthetic to the table, balancing color, scale and movement in every room.

She also created wonderful technical drawings allowing us to easily visualize her design concepts. Best of all, she made the process so much fun. We could not be more delighted with our beautiful home and are beyond thankful for all her help. We highly recommend Laura Elliott.

Linda and Chris Conner, San Francisco

I absolutely loved working with Laura during our house renovation – she helped make our house into our dream home! Laura’s expertise, creativity, and sense of style have been invaluable through the entire design and selection process.  She carefully listens to her clients and helps with the whole process from design to the finishing touches.

Laura has a wonderful eye for detail and color. She pays close attention to the big picture as well as to every little detail. 

She was instrumental in every step of our remodel – from helping with the layout, creating the CAD drawings for permits, recommending vetted contractors and vendors with whom she has great relationships, to helping with design ideas and choosing the right materials.

We couldn’t be happier with the final results! Laura is truly a talented designer and wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend her for any kind of interior decoration, design, or remodel projects.

Anna and Neil Vassar, San Mateo, CA

Thank you, Laura, for making my new place look and feel so inviting – I love it!  I really appreciate you taking the time to guide me through options and helping me discover the personal style I didn’t even know I had!  The place looks great and I can’t wait to show it off – thank you!

Steve, Oakland, CA

We appreciated Laura’s input so much when we were embarking on our first-ever kitchen remodel. She brings both technical skills and creativity to a project. She was able to open our eyes to new ideas while also warning us about potential design pitfalls we would never have thought through without her expertise.

Most importantly, she is a joy to work with! Her kind, thoughtful, and positive approach to the work is a relief when dealing with a potentially stressful project. I also noticed that contractors really like her and respect her, and I think that speaks well to her professionalism and competence.

Moira and Daniel, Oakland, CA

Last year my family moved into an old home we wanted to modernize but didn’t know where to start. Laura guided us through the design process and managed our expectations, the vendors and contractors effortlessly. She absorbed our vision and transformed our home into a welcoming, functional space for me and my family to live, entertain, and enjoy. I recommend her as a designer, consultant, and project manager to anyone looking to elevate their home.

Eliza & Minit, San Francisco, CA

Ten years ago, as one of her first design projects, Laura redecorated my house with new furniture, fresh paint colors, and artwork.  Amazingly, I still think about how happy I am that I took that chance to make a change and how much I still love it every time I walk into my house.  

A few years later, I enlisted her help again to renovate my kitchen and it, too, brings me the same joy.  Plus, I get complimented on it all the time for its exceptional design features.

I loved working with Laura.  She created the technical drawings for the kitchen, helped me pick the tile and plumbing fixtures, provided expert advice, and worked directly with the contractor I chose. My home now is a place where I am proud to entertain friends and take pleasure in relaxing.

Georgia, Riverside, CA

I originally hired Laura for one project but was so happy with the results that I added a few more! She very quickly understood my style preferences, even when I couldn’t articulate them myself, and so put together designs that I loved and implemented. She coordinated some new furnishings and paint colors for my living room and dining room, helped me finish some kitchen designs that another designer left undone, and also redesigned a small bathroom. Laura is also a clear communicator, good listener, responsive, and organized–over all, very professional and easy to work with.

A few years later, I enlisted her help again to renovate my kitchen and it, too, brings me the same joy.  Plus, I get complimented on it all the time for its exceptional design features.

I loved working with Laura.  She created the technical drawings for the kitchen, helped me pick the tile and plumbing fixtures, provided expert advice, and worked directly with the contractor I chose. My home now is a place where I am proud to entertain friends and take pleasure in relaxing.

Allison Adams, San Francisco, CA

I loved working with Laura. We were looking to make some changes in our house, but had no idea where to start. Laura helped us visualize the rooms with different colors so we were able to make better decisions – decisions that were painless and decisions that we love. She made suggestions that we would not have thought of otherwise. They were out of our comfort zone, but we went with them because of her suggestions and they complete the rooms. I highly recommend working with Laura!

Andrea Faikus, Chicago

We really enjoyed working with Laura. We recently moved into a new house and wanted ideas for our open space living and dining room. In the couple of sessions we had with Laura, we got so many amazing ideas and inspirations from Laura. We really wouldn’t even think about some of the items and arrangements she proposed. With all the options and alternatives Laura shared, we can really make our space look stunning. I can’t wait to have these first items in our house!

Vlada Leussink, Foster City

It was a pleasure working with Laura who did a great job for us! She worked within our budget and kept us informed throughout the entire process. I can definitely recommend hiring Laura as your interior designer!

Steve Choi , Honolulu, HI

Refined Design Planning Session

Are you a creative, fun family, that’s in need of a home makeover that’s unique, functional and beautifully designed to fit your lifestyle?

Let’s Design Something Amazing!

Creating a unique home that shows off your personality and fits your lifestyle starts with a Refined Design Planning session. 

During this in-person 90 minute session, you’ll receive professional answers for all your specific design challenges so you know how to make the most of your home and your investment.