The 15 Best Interior Designers in Sacramento


Who is the best interior designer in Sacramento? Here are 15 candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments.


With a historical legacy that includes Sutter’s Fort, steam locomotives, and paddle steamers on the Sacramento River, the capital of California offers a chance to step back in time. It’s also an incredibly modern city. Diverse in population, and rich in culture, Sacramento is an inspiration to interior designers who respect classicism and yet follow the latest trends.

When it comes to choosing an interior designer, it helps to find a decorator with a broad understanding of styles, who can listen to your ideas and create an interior that reflects your taste and lifestyle. We’ve gathered the top 15 interior designers in Sacramento who are capable of doing just that. Take a look at our carefully curated list, and let us know who your favorite is in the poll below!

KerrieKerrie Kelly
A successful entrepreneur with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, Kerrie is an interior designer, author, and multi-media consultant. She is a Certifed Aging in Place Specialist, helping seniors safely stay in their own homes. Kerrie will add California Style: A Wine + Design Tour to her published works this year, along with a related series of webisodes. The award-winning designer and trendspotter is the Interior Design National Spokesperson for Zillow, Inc.

AnneAnne Sacco
Before moving into interior design, Anne worked in fashion as a clothing store owner. In the late ’90’s, she opened Anne Sacco Interiors, initially serving the Portland area before relocating to Northern California. Her design philosophy is client-oriented, and she combines creativity with personal attention to help clients realize their goals. Anne finds inspiration in the classical, juxtaposing old with new to make it current and fresh.

janice-stone-thomas-interior-designJanice Stone Thomas
The owner and principal designer of StoneWood Design, Janice focuses solely on residential projects. Holding a California contractor’s license, her specialty is kitchens and baths. She earned her BS from the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, and an associate’s degree in interior design from American River College. Janice gives back to the community through her work with the Sacramento Junior League, donating her time to the Decorator’s Showcase to benefit women and children at risk.

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With an engineering degree from Stanford and a background in international marketing and advertising, Laura brings a unique perspective to her work. To this, she adds her design training, professional experience, and a love of fine art, history, and literature. She established PepperJack Interiors in 2003, and has since appeared in publications like Style and House2Home magazines. Laura has served on the board of the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, and contributes regularly to their national press relations program.

MishaMisha Lindsey
You might recognize Misha as a lead designer for HGTV and DIY network television shows like Turf Wars and Yard Crashers, among others. She grew up in a 1920’s Craftsman bungalow house that was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine, inspiring her love of design at an early age. Misha started out in the fashion industry, and brought her expertise in color coordination to Design by Misha. She has worked on several philanthropic construction projects, and is committed to practicing sustainable design and using reclaimed materials whenever possible.

sherrieswass_photoSherrie Swass
With 30 years of practical experience, Sherrie has seen some changes in the design industry. While consumers can now easily purchase furnishings at any price, the proper placement, color coordination, and accessories make all the difference in a room. An eye for detail and a keen intuition allows Sherrie to design homes that reflect the taste and style of her clients. She is a recipient of a Platinum Award in Design Excellence from the American Society of Interior Designers.

Rebecca Ward-1Rebecca Ward
Rebecca never had any question about her passion for interior design. Developed through a bachelor’s degree, internships, and experience, she maintains the enthusiasm she had when designing rooms for family and friends. A consummate professional, Rebecca maintains ethical practices and educates clients on the principals of design so they understand her process and presented solutions. She enjoys a creative challenge, and helps clients cultivate their own style for a look that expresses their taste and personality.

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Kathleen is an interior designer and general contractor with a serious can-do attitude. In 2007, she enrolled in art courses to supplement her rehabilitation from a nearly fatal accident. The experience led Kathleen to quit her job as a certified public accountant, complete a bachelor’s degree in interior design, and launch her own design and build business. Her professional skills, positive mindset, and background in both business and design enable her to create beautiful designs and quickly implement them.

robinheadshot1Robin Wilson
Robin is the principle owner of Atmosphere Design Group, a firm offering a full range of affordable design services. She has an artistic sensibility, bringing to each project a mindful attention to detail and a respect for quality craftsmanship. Her signature look is both dramatic and simple in form, yet each project is inspired by her clients and their lifestyle. An intuitive sense of color and space, and a history of travel define Robin’s authentic style.

linda kleemanLinda Kleeman
Linda founded the award-winning design firm Kleeman and Associates, Inc. in 1980. She received her education at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and studied at Eastern Illinois University. As an accomplished painter and global traveler, Linda brings a fine art approach and diverse design styles to her projects. She has served as a board member and committee chair for the American Society of Interior Designers, working in many capacities to help the organization since 1984.

LeylaLeyla Jaworski
Leyla believes that home design should be fun, livable, and affordable. She worked as a licensed real estate agent for several years before moving into interior design, so Leyla understands the major impact that home staging can have on a sale. As the owner and designer for Design Shop Interiors & Staging, Leyla specializes in preparing homes for sale and model home design. A home staging expert, she also has extensive experience in kitchen and bath design and remodeling.

ToddTodd Peddicord
Todd had no doubts that he wanted to become an interior designer. He first started designing interiors at the age of 10 and was creating custom furniture by the time he was 18. Todd received his bachelor’s degree in interior design from California State University, Chico, and embarked upon his professional journey at a prominent Orange County design firm. Since striking out on his own in 2002, Todd has completed projects throughout California.

katie-portraitKatie Denham
The Pasadena native was exposed to Southern California’s rich architectural and design history early on, growing up in a prairie style house designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business history from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and completed a second degree in interior design at the Design Institute of San Diego. Now a Sacramento resident, she has a fresh approach to classic design that has earned her a loyal following. In her spare time, Katie authors a design and lifestyle blog, and hunts for antiques and great art.

kristiKristi Hughes
A multi-faceted designer with 30 years of experience, Kristi is the owner of the showroom and art gallery Atelier 20. Her specialty involves helping clients and customers think outside the box to create inspiring, unique, and comfortable environments. An interior designer and artist, Kristi offers art classes, custom design furniture, and lifestyle products at her unique showroom. In addition to designing interiors, she designs jewelry and gift items.

krissyKrissy Block
Krissy is the interior designer and project manager of Interior Perceptions, a full service design firm delivering extraordinary and luxurious spaces. She prides herself on her ability to blend existing furnishings with new pieces, and staying up to date with trends and design innovations. Krissy earned her Bachelor of Science in interior design from the University of Nevada, Reno. Concurrently a property manager, she possesses organizational skills that come in handy while successfully managing interior design projects.

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