About Us

Why Work with Nuance – Inspirationally Beautiful Design

nu·ans: (noun) something that is not easy to notice, but important

Just as our name implies, we are all about the details. The trust you place in us when building or remodeling the home of your dreams deserves the utmost integrity in return. When you choose to work with Nuance, you are working with an outstanding turn-key, full-service design-build studio with first-rate artisans and products. Our design studio is family-owned and operated and our principal designer’s, Sarah Walker, life experience living overseas, traveling extensively, working in a fast-paced corporate environment for 7 years, and now as a working mom with her own successful design business, means she can connect with discerning clients of all backgrounds and interests and provide invaluable insights to increase functionality and beauty of clients’ homes. She focuses on listening to what the client needs and wants to make their space a unique representation of who they are and their lifestyle resulting in beautiful solution-driven designs. Nuance manages those details to make the project happen with a commitment to creativity and excellence.

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Sarah Walker, Principal Designer

Sarah Walker followed a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Business, and Art with over 15 years of experience in all phases of corporate and residential design. She is renowned for seamless coordination and attention to detail. She develops her impeccable taste by traveling the globe to study innovations in materials, art, and architecture. She is passionate about sharing the unique finds with her colleagues and clients.
 
Sarah’s expertise is in combining beauty with functionality in unique ways that reflect the individual requirements and personalities of her clients. What sets her apart is her holistic take on design as a gateway to health and well-being starting with sustainable, healthy materials. She is committed to an excellent home building experience for our trade partners through her optimized processes, luxurious products, and skilled team. 
 
Outside the showroom, Sarah loves spending time outdoors with her husband, three kids, and spoiled King Charles Cavalier. Her hobbies are cooking (especially when someone else is on dish duty), reading, and gardening. 

 

Anagha Ghate, Junior Designer

Anagha always wanted to work in a creative field and that is how she started her interiors journey in India. When she finished her bachelor’s and Master’s in Interiors, she worked with a luxury design firm for four years. It’s been two years since she moved to Seattle. Her time in Heritage Design School & other internships gave her guidance in local design styles & technicalities that helped her grow as a designer.


She knows how important a home is for a family’s wellbeing and believes in “Designing functional dream home”. She loves creating timeless designs & build spaces with a sense of the client’s personal aesthetic. She will always help you visualize the design. Anagha is a big foody and loves to try different cuisines. In her free time, you will find
her hiking in a national park or sipping a margarita with her friends and family. 

Mel Guanci, Marketing Manager

From her retail days for big brands to the President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Iowa Chapter and everything in between, Mel’s successes come from building connections, from wanting to make others successful, and the spaces they occupy, beautiful. Whenever you meet with her, you are made to feel right at home and confident that you will get exactly what you need. 

Whether it’s acting as marketing director of a non-profit or supporting a friend, service is central to her character, and helping others become successful is her source of inspiration. Even when she’s not “at work,” Mel is working hard to support her family and community.

Our Clients

Our clients range from homeowners that are busy professionals and parents to luxury home professionals such as builders, designers, and architects. They come to us because they value elegant, functional, well-designed spaces with personalized details for their specific needs and style. They also understand that Nuance takes all that to the next level with “green” or sustainable materials so they have healthier homes. Our clients have a discerning eye and know what they like when they see it, but need assistance finding it and putting it all together. They are often too busy to create a cohesive color and material palette for a new home or manage a high-end kitchen and bath renovation on their own. Nuance is passionate about assisting these clients create those timeless spaces and believe your home should keep up with your life. If this sounds like you, call us today!

Testimonials

Sarah came to our house and helped us pick exterior paint colors (main color, trim and doors), plus all our interior colors (every room in our house). The painters just finished the exterior and I am more than thrilled with the paint combinations. I highly recommend her services.

Kari K

Sarah at Nuance Interior Design & Blinds was fantastic to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable on blinds and was able to listen to our needs and advise us on what would work best for our circumstances. Sarah was prompt and guided us through the entire process. Sarah communicated clearly as to the steps involved with the process - from measuring, to ordering and then to installation. It was evident that Sarah cares about her customers and feels best when her customers are happy and satisfied.

Kristin B

Sarah has a great eye and has helped us on several projects, both home and office. We would recommend her unreservedly and enjoyed her as a person as well.

Kevin C

Sarah reviewed our plans and then scheduled a time to come thru the house to see and discuss everything in person. She brought the biggest bag of samples I have ever seen and was able to meet our request: to quickly and thoroughly evaluate choices, recommend revisions and provide specs. I am certain that our pace and demands were not ideal but she delivered beautifully, professionally and pro-actively. We would work with her again without question

Adam G

Great listening skills and responsiveness. Easy to work with and very patient.

Yvonne H

Nuance Interior Design provide an extensive package for 3 spec houses. Each house had 100% unique finishes while maintaining a consistent feel across all three houses. The finish and feel of the specs were of the highest quality. 

Dustin R

Spectacular and very Knowledgeable! Sarah came over, listened to us intently about what we wanted to do and within a very short time helped us to figure out what we could do to transform our home. She is so creative, you won't be disappointed.

Ken J

Sarah listened to our needs and approached our building project and design questions with sincerity and intuition. We appreciated her clear communication and quick follow-up. We would highly recommend Nuance Interior Designs to all our friends, neighbors, and community.

Sarah S