About Design Detail

Design Detail is a residential interior design firm bringing timeless design and sustainable solutions to large homes and small spaces in San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay for over 25 years. Owner Shelley Patterson has won awards for kitchens, baths and complete home remodels.

Design Detail is grounded in modernism, function and form, with an emphasis on designer/client collaboration. Design Detail offers a high quality customer service experience from design through construction and beyond.

What is Interior Architecture?

Interior architecture is the art and science of designing residential interiors and related physical features such as footprint and structural changes including additions, lighting design, window & door placement. It includes professional services connecting design and construction, as well as material specifications, with human use.

What Is Interior Design?

Interior design follows architecture and completes a living space. It includes furniture and placement, art, fabrics, window and wall coverings, color, and detailing that personalizes a space.

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