Your home. Your style.
“What a great sense of color & whimsy. And irony. These are rooms one wants to both explore & settle into.”
Your home. Your style.

Village West Design

With locations in both the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, we have built a solid reputation for our specialized approach: interior design informed by an architect's eye. ​


Savvy homeowners know that getting a talented designer with an architecture background is not enough. That's why our clients look for more: integrity, candor, communication. They depend on us to discover and articulate their own unique tastes. We know it's ultimately not about us, so we design spaces that reflect who you are––and even who you want to be. Upon completion, we are content to fade into the background and admire our success in creating "your home, your style."


What do we do? 




“Both the process and the outcome of the renovation exceeded my expectations. Over the years I have worked with several excellent designers. The experience with Daniel, however, was the best. I felt we were partners in this project. He understood what I wanted and in fact often anticipated it. The process was as seamless as such a renovation could be. I never had an experience with a designer that was so comfortable, fun, easy, and successful.”

—Susan B., complete renovation and design consultations

“The redesign of our common meeting area in our church building revolutionized our use of the space. It transformed under-utilized space into a place for conversation and community.

“In our home, we ended up with more space in our kitchen without changing the distance between one wall and the other! I credit the thoughtful and appropriate design.  Preparing for the projects was a process of discovery that Daniel skillfully led. He listened to the hopes and gave them concrete expression. Once the projects began, communication with Village West Design was consistently facile and attentive. When questions arose, the response was quick and helpful.”

—Pastor Kirk S., renovation and interior design work for church and home

“The collaboration with Village West Design was easy and understanding, [and] work went really smooth, successful and fast.”

—Ed G. and Pat G., gut renovation of apartment after Superstorm Sandy

“Village West Design is really listening to me and designing solutions based on what I say and what they hear, always taking into consideration my budget and schedule. Daniel asked excellent questions that have helped me clarify what I want and need. I truly enjoyed the design process. They say the pack up and move out process is extremely stressful, and Village West Design has helped to shoulder some of that burden by providing credible move consultants and alternative places to live in the interim. I feel that you have helped me get my arms around my relocation.

“The apartment feels warm and wonderful, and your design skills shine throughout!”

—Janet C., complete loft redesign, renovation, furniture, and furnishings

“I was very pleased with the result. I had a comfortable, elegant space that was easy to maintain. My first experience with Village West Design was a basic renovation that had to be completed in a very short time. The deadline – which often seemed impossible was met. I found Daniel’s ability to solve the problems of my space to be the most useful aspect of the collaboration. His process coordinated all the aspects of living in the space and I found that very helpful. Daniel kept track of the large picture, but no matter what other aspects were needed, people [were] there, ready and able to do the job.”

—Ann G., apartment and garden redesign and renovation

“I am very pleased with the ongoing work with Village West Design. The office where we had renovations now has better flow; it became more harmonious. I would describe the process of  collaboration with Village West Design as effective and creative. Above all, I would like to mention that layout design was very helpful and coordination and bidding were very efficient. The team is always very professional and good-natured. The contractors are excellent.”

—Marc S., ongoing corporate design, construction, and relocation

“Daniel and his team were professional and easy to work with. I was able to have Skype meetings with them and they were very accommodating to my schedule and needs. The team had good ideas for me and worked with my own visions.”

—Caryn S., full-service interior design; installations and renovations



At Village West Design we are expert designers. But we’re more than that. Change is exciting. And tough. That’s why it’s important to go through it with someone you can trust. Whether undertaking a full-scale renovation or simply adding a fresh coat of paint, we are committed to increasing value in whichever way you define it.... More space. More organization. More resale value. Whatever the goal, we deliver results—personalized and engaging spaces for living, working, and entertaining. 

For another take on us and our principal, check out this wonderful Dwell Magazine article. Or you can see what other clients have experienced. Recently, our principal, Daniel I. Smith, was featured in Forbes Magazine speaking about COVID-19 residential design trends.


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