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Residential Interiors Design-Build Firm.

Nina is inspired by the intricate and ever-changing patterns of nature. Her passions reside in absorbing the colors, textures, and other natural elements of everyday living and seamlessly incorporating them into each unique project.

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LaDawn Tanner

25 September 2017

It is has been my great pleasure to work with Nina Williams of Nina Williams Designs on the remodel of my older home in Poway, CA. I trusted Nina’s professional judgment and instincts in all areas of design from our first meeting through the entire project.

Nina provided clear choices while listening to my preferences in style, color and materials. She proved invaluable in advising my contractor many times regarding balance and spacial orientation in the kitchen, bathrooms and common rooms. Her range of experience and her personal taste made the design project seamless. I especially appreciated Nina’s integrity and personal concern for the final outcome of my home.

I really enjoyed working with Nina and highly recommend her for any of your design projects.
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Rhonda Houck

24 June 2017

Nina, of Nina Williams Designs, is easy and fun to work with. She listens well and really hones in on your taste and style. She offers as few or as many options as you would like. The other professionals with whom she works are equally skilled. More...

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Jim K

20 January 2017

Nina did an amazing job working with us on our bungalow style home in Cardiff. We were attempting to make multiple changes to our home on our own, but quickly realized we were stuck. We reached out to a friend who is a designer before concluding that we really needed an outside 3rd party professional to come in and get us back on track. Nina was the one who did that.

Nina came in and very quickly had us focused in on what we wanted to accomplish. Our project included selecting new wood floors, paint, additional lighting, baseboards, crown, and custom wood casings. We also worked with Nina on designing a custom fireplace door and custom cabinetry and floating shelves in the den. After that, she worked with us on some new furniture pieces to round out the remodel. Nina is a great listener, very patient, professional and open to the customer’s likes and dislikes. She was a pleasure to work with and is highly recommended.

Thanks again – Jim & Beth
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mara zigman

7 December 2016

Mara Zigman

Nina’s firm has reliably worked on our personal residences in Point Loma over the past 28 years. This past year Nina orchestrated the remodel of our 1940’s Spanish Bungalow, updating the bathrooms, fireplace, finishes & furnishings for this little gem. Nina works seamlessly with all of our trades/vendors (my husband is a general contractor). She gets things done!
We have always been able to relay on Nina and her years of experience and expertise in the design field to make all things beautiful, timeless and up to date. We will continue to use Nina on all of our projects.
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Scott P.

19 January 2016

Nina is professional, resourceful and creative.  She knows the various trades and how to work with them.  She has done work for us at our home and most recently at my work/business.  I am SO pleased and get tons of compliments - Nina has the experience, understands current trends and has the knowledge needed for all size projects.  Will use her again and again! More...

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awaadt

16 November 2015

Nina was able to help us beautifully update our older home, with great ideas for paint colors, flooring and window treatments. She also was very professional at scheduling her subcontractors who were on time and professional as well. More...

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deanuu

8 October 2015

Nina and her team have helped my wife and I with multiple stages of remodeling our home and we could not be happier. She designed our kitchen, bathrooms, custom cabinets, molding & paneling, and even landscaping. She is knowledgeable, professional and always a pleasure to work with. We have come to trust her judgement with design decisions without question. More...

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Neoshofounder

7 October 2015

Nina work with us on remodeling and updating our master bedroom. The room turned out beautifully and we stayed within budget and I would be happy to use her services again. Her ideas and enthusiasm for the project were wonderful. More...

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mariakhd

30 October 2014

I highly recommend Nina for residential or commercial space design. She is able to see the bigger picture and will create a fabulous schematic of the floor plan with options of how to furnish with a great sense of scale and style.

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Kelly Harless

3 March 2014

I was at my wit’s end when I hired Nina. I had already tried countless furniture arrangements and DIY projects, paid an architect and hired two designers to work on the vision for my home, -- all unsuccessful. I was told time and time again by other professionals that my living room could not accommodate the seating I desired. I had seen some of Nina’s work through various friends and really liked the function and beauty of Nina’s designs. I decided to give it one last try with a focus on the living room; and boy, I’m sure glad I did! First, let me say that Nina is a joy to work with on a personal level. She is professional, but quite warm and pleasant (with a good sense of humor, I might add). Most of all, she listened – actually listened – to what my goals were for the space. My goals were her goals, which was a refreshing change of pace from what I experienced with others. Nina came up with a floor plan and design elements that I would have never thought of and it is BEAUTIFUL. She has an amazing talent to visualize space and think outside of the box, giving my home the classic, yet casual feel I yearned for. Her knack for incorporating architectural features, custom built-ins, lighting, gorgeous fabrics and color makes every space she designs singular and inviting. More...

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chloebonno

3 March 2014

We decided to remodel our home in three phases over three summers. The first year we did the living room and family room, removing the old carpeting and staining the concrete floor. Nina designed the family room fireplace, replacing the red brick with stacked stone, concrete columns, a concrete mantle and a flat screen TV. Nina replaced a dated and unused wet bar with a computer nook. She was the project designer and brought in different trades to do the work. She oversaw everything from beginning to end. We were so pleased with how both rooms turned out, we couldn't wait to get started on the kitchen. Once again Nina was the designer and brought in an excellent craftsman who created our custom cabinets and an eating peninsula which Nina designed with a bookcase facing the family room. All the trades were top-notch, professionals, who worked on time and on budget. When you hire Nina, you get her design skill and an excellent team who can turn her designs into reality with no surprises. With Nina you are getting a project manager who will oversee the whole job. She listens to what your want and don't want, to your ideas and your schedule and your budget and puts everything together. She can narrow what seems like endless choices to a realistic number and when you can't decide, you can trust her professional judgment to be something you'll be happy with because she has taken the time to get to know you. We found two tiles depicting Torrey pines -- iconic to the San Diego area, and she recommended putting them in the concrete columns of our fireplace -- offsetting them, one under the mantel and one closer to the floor. It is something we wouldn't have thought of, but is perfect. She picked the right color to paint our walls and the right color for our grout in a matter of seconds, saving me hours of staring at paint chips and a color wheel of grout. And if you like to go to showrooms, which I do, she knows the best ones to go to, again saving you time. She is very accessible, answering all your emails, phone calls and text messages. We are so pleased with how our living room, family room and kitchen turned out, we can't wait to start on our upstairs where Nina has redesigned our master bathroom and bedroom. Let the demo begin because we know we are going to love the finished product, thanks to Nina. More...

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pjpanda

26 February 2014

It has been a pleasure to work with Nina Williams on numerous High End Residential projects in both California and Colorado since the late 1980's. Her experience in specifying the appropriate materials helps to achieve the expected outcome. It not only satisfies the client but helps to keep the project on time and in budget.
Nina works well with the contractors hired for the various tasks to complete construction and interior finishes. She has the knowledge and experience to have discussions on site to work out details and come to final decisions.
I found it helpful to have Nina as a team partner on the projects we worked on together.
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dtdworld

18 February 2014

We gutted our home to the bones. The project stayed on time and in budget. The outcome was everything we expected. The best way to describe it was that every detail we wanted in material and new space flowed beautifully. The kitchen being the highlight.

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lalalra

10 February 2014

I had many ideas going into this project on our vacation home. What stands out about this experience is that Nina really listened to me. Her suggestions always took my ideas into account and then made them make sense from a design perspective.
The minute I enter our home I feel surrounded by beauty and warmth.
I relax and enjoy!!!!
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gudmundsson

5 February 2014

I've worked with Nina on many projects over the years as her cabinetmaker. She is always happy and fun to be around. More importantly, she can pull design concepts together using a variety of elements, blending color and style to fit the clients vision and more. Nina's scope and attention to detail is impressive. A work of art!

Gunnar Gudmundsson
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DC Custom Concrete

5 February 2014

Nina is a very talented designer whom I have work with on several projects. She is very detailed oriented and is great working with people. Being a contractor myself, its refreshing to work with designer that really knows her craft and is fun to work with. I have had the pleasure on working with here on everything from bathrooms to high-end kitchens. She has a way of making each project her own without going overboard on extra needless details. She creates beautiful and functional spaces and would recommend her to any one. In fact, I would use her to help design my own spaces one day.. More...

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bbuckle

5 February 2014

Nina has always provided specific information quickly so together we could come up with the correct product for the job. She is respectful with my time and her clients. Some people you just want to work hard for. Nina is one of them! Nina and I have worked together on both hospitality and residential projects with major successes.

Brian Buckley
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norip

27 June 2013

Nina's knowledge & years in the business make her the perfect partner in any size interior design project. I want to recognize her talent of knowing where to spend the extra and where to cut back. Her relationships with contractors, floor covering specialist, painters & cabinet makers validate her well respected work ethic in the market.
I will continue to use Nina and her services for years to come.
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Scott Patrick

6 May 2013

In addition to our homes, Nina remodeled my retail store. From the demo to the polished floor, wall re-design and colors, cabinet and organization to mouldings, she did it all. My wife and I have used Nina for the two homes we have owned. She has a talent that allows her to see possibilities that my wife and I can't. She is very personable, she will get to know her client well so that she can figure out what designs, colors, etc., will work best. We're thrilled with the results, her creativity is above all; details, textures, color, fabrics, she knows her stuff! More...

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aclwilliams

29 August 2012

Nina is a very talented designer who can take an average space and make it truly special. Nina has worked on my house in three stages and transformed a "track" house into something that is unique and has a custom feel. Not only is she a great designer but she also understands the "building process" and speaks the contractors language to ensure a smooth process and great outcome on time and within budget. I loved working with Nina and am so happy with our results. More...

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debrakhart

28 August 2012

Nina has helped me with several projects over the last 10 years. Whether a big or small project, she is always creative, resourceful and conscientious of my budget. I've been very pleased with her design ideas and implementation. More...

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Nina meets with each client for an initial working design consultation. Typically building plan sets are desired (if available) so that a to scale furniture floor plan, electrical &/or lighting plans can be generated. Budget and time are considered as plans are drawn up and estimates for each item are produced.

Timeless, tastefull serenity is what Nina strives to achieve for her clients. Each client has their own style that Nina tries to enhance, educate and cater to. Trends are avoided with architectural aspects prominently respected and preserved.

Making people happy in their own personally created space. Meeting new clients that end up being great friends.

My families legacy as architects as inspiring. I always admired my grandparents and the generations before them and the accomplishments they achieved(Chicagos World Fair, DC union Station, City Plan of Chicago, San Francisco & Manilla, Flat Iron Building, etc). Growing up in Mid Centuray Modern Palm Springs was a huge influence also. Working with the late Steven Chase as my mentor was a great experience.

I know what I'm doing. I'm educated with an associated arts degree in interior design. I have years of experience and hundreds of sources. I won't make any costly mistakes. I'll save clients time and money while giving them a custom bespoke beautifully designed home.

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