Residential Interior Design


You can hire us for all or part of your home redesign project. We work by phases and you can decide how far along you will need our help and how much you can handle on your own. We have a Design Phase and a Construction Phase.


With over 15 years of experience designing beautiful and unique homes for our clients, Dwell Lane Studio can help create a functional, cohesive, and comfortable design for your home. From initial concept to final turnkey installation, we are here to make your dream home a reality!


  •  Furniture layout & space planning

  • Furniture & fabric selection

  • Custom furniture design

  • Window treatment design

  • Bedding and pillows design

  • Area rug selection

  • Lighting selection and layout: lamps, sconces, chandeliers

  • Art and accessories selection

  • Purchasing and installation of all items selected


  • Space planning: creating the ideal layout for function and flow

  • Technical CAD drawings of design details for implementation

  • Lighting: decorative and architectural

  • Flooring: wood, stone, tile, carpet

  • Paint and wall finishes

  • Kitchens: finishes, cabinets, plumbing, appliances, hardware, lighting

  • Bathrooms: finishes, plumbing, hardware, lighting

  • Millwork design throughout the home: built-ins, cabinetry, railings, doors, hardware, interior trim


  • Stairs: finishes, details, railings, runners

  • Fireplaces: finishes, details, updating existing

  • Project management throughout the construction process


Phases of Interior Design

The Programming Phase

The Programming Phase is like a first date, but without the butterflies. This is where we get to know you and your desires for your new space. We’ll ask you a number of relevant questions, inventory your existing furnishings, photograph your space, and discuss your project budget and timeline. If needed, we will meet with your architect, and any other consultants involved, before beginning the next phase. This phase includes taking all house measurement and project scope development.

Design Development and Product Sourcing

We are so excited we can’t contain ourselves. The creative ideas are flowing and we can’t wait to share them with you. We want to call you every day, but we don’t (I promise). We develop new space plans, furniture plans, and color palettes, as well as select your new interior finishes such as paint, wallcovering, flooring, ceiling and window treatments, moldings, cabinetry and countertops. This is also the phase when any custom-designed pieces or treatments would be sketched for your review. After we finish sourcing your job we meet with you to review the plans and finish selections and make any refinements needed. Then we finalize your design drawings and meet with you once more before starting the final detailing of your plans and ordering your furnishings, fixtures and equipment.

Construction Phase

 Construction Documentation

During the Construction Documentation phase it’s all about the details. We detail out all of your drawings so your contractor knows exactly what our design intent is and has accurate drawings to price out your job. After you receive several contractor bids and their proposed timelines, we assist you in reviewing each to ensure accuracy and fair pricing. We also draft and submit purchase orders for all of your equipment, interior finishes, and furnishings so items are received and ready to install before construction begins. We’re engaged and we’re starting to build something new together. This phase is filled with excitement, surprises, and a few  “I-Never-Knew-It-Could-Be–Like This” exclamations, sprinkled with a  “Ohhh- Maybe-We Should – Re-Visit – The Budget” moment.

Construction Phase

Designers (most) live for the Construction Phase!  We get to see our ideas come to life and that smile on your face.  We stop by the job site frequently to oversee the sub-contractors and ensure work is progressing on schedule and as planned. We meet with you weekly to address any of your concerns. Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, accessories and artwork. It’s like Christmas morning all over again! The Big Day arrived and now we’re sitting back, albeit a little tired, and saying “WOW, what an experience to have some many great people helping us fulfill your dream.” And then…you get to live it.

 Final walk-through

Before we conclude our time together, we do a final walk-through with you and prepare a list of any remaining small items needing attention.  We also discuss the care and maintenance of all your new finishes, furnishings and equipment so you can enjoy them for many years and maintain their new appearance. As we drive away, we are content knowing our collaboration has laid the foundation for you to live and work in a personalized space you never want to leave.

 *Please note not all of these activities will pertain to your job as defined by its scope of work.

 At Dwell Lane we know how the design and decorating of your vacation rental property contributes to its overall profitability. From furniture, artwork, and appliances to other stylistic details – there are many things that guests consider when comparing vacation homes, and these days they have more options than ever. We specialize in every step of the airbnb set up and decorating process – whether you are remodeling your vacation home all together, preparing for a specific guest, or transitioning your personal home or condo into an appealing vacation rental space. We will meet your design visions, while providing industry expertise on what guests are looking for. With years of experience in both the residential and hospitality interior design realms, we have a valuable understanding of what is important to both you and your guests.

At Dwell Lane Studio we have a reputation for perfection and impeccable service. Our comprehensive design process begins with a thorough understanding of your vacation rental market. Once that is complete, our team handles every single detail of your project to create a cohesive environment that is unique to your property. Every project is spearheaded by our principal Valeria Albino, and backed by our professional team of creative and passionate designers.