Design Studio - Team Members & Process
Daring, eclectic, sophisticated--Dirkse and her team have a unique approach.
With each project they bring a fresh perspective and a desire to tell their client's story. They've got a history of celebrating color and contrast, mixing old with new, and they also have years of experience and knowledge around custom design and fine art. From private residences, to retail spaces, new construction and full remodels the firm's diverse portfolio has it all--including the 2017 Northwest Design Award for Small Design Firm Luminary.
Learn more about our process and design services below.
Michelle Dirkse - Design Director / Owner
Kat Puma - Senior Designer / Project Manager
Ashlyn Turner - Office & Shop Manager
Vilma Garshae - Interior Designer / Project Manager
Lauren DeLellis - Interior Designer / Project Manager
Erin Caldwell - Design Assistant
Furniture, art, accessories, lighting and window treatment selection for private homes, condominiums, new construction or apartments.
For each decor project we begin by working with our client to develop a custom concept based on their style and personality. We source all furniture and decor items necessary to complete your project and present our recommendations at the design meeting with a scale drawing of the proposed furniture layout options. After all items are approved, we begin the purchasing process and oversee shipping, tracking and final installation.
New Construction Interior Design - Commercial and Residential:
Design of cabinetry and built-in items, selection of interior finishes, plumbing and lighting as well as the creation of AutoCAD construction document details.
By partnering with your preferred architect and/or contractor we draft the remaining details needed for construction of your residential or commercial project. We select all of the interior paint, counters, tile, flooring, plumbing, lighting and appliances and draft these into your construction plans, elevations and details. As construction occurs, we act as the go-to for questions as needed while we are also available to check on the project to ensure that it has been built as we intended and as you approved. See behind the scenes of a commercial new construction project here.
Remodel Interior Design:
Design of layout and built-in items, selection of all construction finishes, plumbing and lighting as well as the creation of all AutoCAD construction documents.
With our remodel projects, we select all of the items and create all of the construction drawings necessary for contractor bidding and construction. Once you have approved of the design with all of the finishes, fixtures and appliances, we assemble a complete construction packet so that you may ask contractors to bid your project. After receiving the construction bids, clients select their preferred contractor and Michelle Dirkse Interior Design acts as the go-to for all design-related questions that may arise throughout.
Artistic fabric and wallpaper by the yard as well as custom rugs.
Through collaboration with local and international artists, Michelle has created an all new textiles line focused on scale, pattern and texture. Each pattern is made from original artwork.