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About Us

Your Space. Designed Beautifully.

curated | customized | sustainable

We believe in being involved in the process from start to finish and listening to each client. Each client gets customized design recommendations that meet their needs and tastes specifically regardless of the size of the project. Being so involved ensures that the job gets done and that your style, as established in the beginning, is carried through the project successfully. Nuance has loyal clients because our designs are known to be long-lasting, environmentally-conscious, and innovative. We are focused on the client and their comfort. Nuance is passionate about creating elegant and sophisticated custom home interiors that are tailored to each individual client’s personality and lifestyle.

Nuance Interior Design, Established 2010

custom cabinets | unique sources | experienced team

We are a high-touch interior design firm specializing in design-build projects: kitchen and bath remodels, new construction, and additions. At Nuance we are all about the details and one-of-a-kind designs starting with your vision. We combine innovation and timelessness in all aspects, including the layout, color palettes, lighting, and fixtures – every detail is considered. Nuance Interior Design will manage the design project to ensure you improve your quality of life in the place you spend most of your time. Our expertise and certified formal training, means you can increase the value of your home, save time and money, and keep the project on track. We are your liaison with the contractors and architect to build a beautiful space you will enjoy for years to come.

Why Work with Nuance

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 contractors and vendors. Our design-build 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 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 transformation happen with a commitment to creativity and excellence.

Our Clients

Our clients are busy professionals and parents; they are entrepreneurs and experts (in areas other than interior design, of course). 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 so they call Nuance Interior Design. 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!

Meet Sarah Walker

Sarah is a firm believer that the interior design should reflect the clients’ personality, needs, and wants rather than the designer’s. She approaches projects understanding that the artistic elements are just as important as the logistical time schedules and budget planning. Sarah embraces sustainable design and promotes wellness in the home by actively sourcing products that have minimal or no toxic off-gassing. She is very comfortable working with clients one-on-one as well as with architects, contractors, and other designers to create the best end-product possible. She is primarily known for her discerning eye for color and fabric and is passionate about how color can transform a space. With 15 years’ hands-on interior design experience, she can transform your space to something you love living in and working in. Love your space and schedule a free remodel consultation!

Formal Education

She graduated with honors from Utah State University (accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation) with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a Business Emphasis and a minor in Art/Graphic Design. Sarah also completed an interior design summer internship in Orange County, California with two companies: one specializing in residential design and the other in paint color consultations. She was able to spend another summer studying the extraordinary and enormously influential art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Sarah has devoted her entire professional career to continued education by extensive travel. She is always learning more about design and art, including touring internationally recognized art museums all over the world – Beijing, Rome, Venice, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Scottsdale, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

At Nordstrom

For seven years, Sarah managed the design selections for Nordstrom retail stores across the nation from the corporate offices in Downtown Seattle before leaving in 2018 to focus on Nuance Interior Design. She launched new interior design concepts for Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores all over the country. For the Rack, she selected all of the interior materials and finishes (hard flooring, carpet, paint, etc.) and lighting. Sarah has reinvented the Rack interior look and feel using cutting-edge materials and integrating technology. She had various historic locations in New York and Chicago with preservation requirements as well. She loved infusing the Nordstrom brand with innovative concepts to differentiate Nordstrom in the marketplace and created an inviting place to shop. With her tenure in a fast-paced corporate retail environment, Sarah honed her project management skills to oversee multiple locations, budgets, teams, and timelines successfully.

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