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Mark Cutler Design specializes in custom design solutions for our clients. Our design philosophy of "Interior Design as a form of Portraiture" means that we spend time getting to know our clients so that we can create homes that truly tell the story of the family that lives there.

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C
24 November 2015

I have personally worked with Mark Cutler for 9 years and each time has been a delight! I highly recommend him and his team for any project large or small.

M
21 March 2012

When my husband and I began our project which is on the beach we interviewed several interior designers in an attempt to find "the right one". Not only was Mark right for our project he was perfect! What appealed to us about Mark is that every home he designs does not have a Mark Cutler signature look but rather he worked diligently with us to give us the look and feel we wanted for our home. He designs with the client's unique tastes and helped us to put together a home that is warm, beautiful, elegant and one that people feel welcome to enter. He listened to what we wanted and made recommendations to bring to life our dream home, not his. In addition to being an incredibly talented designer Mark has also been trained as an architect. His forward vision and keen eye really helped us not only with the interiors but he actually was instrumental in working with our architect and contractor and was a perfect compliment to our wonderful team. In addition to being as talented as he is Mark is easy to get along with, he is low key and enjoyable to work with. I recommend him wholeheartedly!!!!! More...

A
13 March 2012

Mark Cutler has designed and decorated two homes for us. Both are exquisite and we have enjoyed them and continue to enjoy our current home. The first was in Beverly Hills, CA and our current home is in Woodside, CA. Both projects were extensive, involved tearing down entire structures and building brand new (additional foundation work and retaining walls involved). Working with Mark in this manner allowed everything to evolve seamlessly. He worked in a team with our landscape architect and builder from the start and communication between all parties involved was easy. Mark had floor plans and furniture plans done before the house was even framed so that we were able to work with Mark and his team on all our furniture (we re-upholstered and custom built anything that we were unable to find or owned to fit our needs and desires). The furniture plans showed where all our pieces would go so the electrical plans were customized to maximize aesthetics and utility. Mark has a great ability to understand our sense of individual style so he was fairly good at having an idea as to what we might like or not like. The organization of such a project is very important. With Mark and his team, it was not an issue. Our experience was fabulous and we will work with Mark again soon. We would recommend Mark Cutler highly! More...

T
8 March 2012

Mark, Is a terrifc designer and a wonderful collaborator. In a proffession that has a few too many members who think that great design excuses bad behaviour, Mark is an absolute delight to work with, his wonderful sense of humor always helps to difuse stressful situations, making the constructon process far more enjoyable.

G
7 March 2012

Mark is an amazing designer. He is a pleasure to work with and gets the job done in a timely and professional manner. He has exquisite taste and is fun to be around. He works well with everyone from general contractors to fabric suppliers. We love our home and wouldn't consider using anyone else as we begin designing our second home. More...

N
7 March 2012

Mark has been a pleasure to work with. He's very funny, makes quick decisions and is such a great designer. He's saved us numerous times when we were stuck. Given his architectural background, he adds value beyond the typical designer. We are very happy to have worked with him. More...

M
7 March 2012

I love Mark's vision and philosophy to design. He beautifully incorporates my concerns and needs into an outstanding tasteful design. By far ..one of the best.

C
7 March 2012

I have know Mark for 12 years, initially through his support of my showroom where we sell high-quality handmade rugs. First of all, Mark's loyalty has been first rate. When Mark comes in with his clients he is always a very good listener to his clients and to me as his vendor and he is, in turn, an excellent communicator so we three parties feel more directed and at ease. What I have noticed too is that when you look at Mark's portfolio; I think, more than most designers, Mark does not have a signature look. He feels his primary roll is to create houses that truly reflect his clients' wishes but are elevated with Mark's extensive knowledge of interior design, architecture and landscape design. More...

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We believe that design is a form of portraiture and our job is to get to know our clients well enough to create unique, personal environments that are true reflections of their history, their aspirations and that feeds their soul.

The process starts with a site meeting, it is best to have some images of what you have in mind so that it gives us an insight into what your goals are.

From there we produce a design concept for you and make revisions from there.

Each project from that point is unique and involves a fantastic design journey that we hope inspires and entertains.

Because each of our clients is unique each of our solutions is too. So the work we produce is stylistically all over the map. Some are modern some are traditional and most are somewhere in the middle. When you look at my website you can see the personalities of each of the families who live there, and to me, that is the greatest measure of success there is.

My first goal as an Interior Designer was to create beautiful rooms. Eventually, I learned that creating beauty was only part of the job. My clients want a home that speaks to their spirit, not one that is just pretty to look at. Good design is like an excellent portrait. It tells the story of not just who you are, but it gives insight into your history and values. Homes are the backdrop of our lives. They are where we nurture our relationships, where we forge memories, rear our children, and are the public face we show to the world. It is not only a privilege to be invited to design someone’s home, but a responsibility I take seriously.

Authenticity gives a project its soul. When it is comfortable for you and your family, others will feel that warmth too. Therefore, when we define our design philosophy, it is about creating an aesthetic of style and elegance, but it is also rooted in the firm belief that our job is to create spaces reflective of our clients, and as a team we work toward the goal of unique, customized solutions that are mirrors that reflect the best of our clients.

I love to work with people and the families that become my clients are a constant source of inspiration to me. Working for myself allows me to be in charge of that journey and that is a great reward.

The first reason, of course, is because my team and I are extraordinarily talented at creating homes where people want to live. This is really only the beginning of the story. The team that works for you are a group of honest, selfless and smart people who believe in our mission and are dedicated to creating spaces that elevate the lives of our families.