Our Sophia

Autism can be an all-consuming emotional roller costar ride. This abbreviated story may sound cut and dry, but that is far from how the past 14 years have been.   Sophia is my granddaughter.   We call her Sofa loafa (Sofa for short) because as a toddler she loved to loaf around on the family […]

Your Design Style Quiz

Do you know your design style?  It’s as personal as your color season or wardrobe style.  During an initial consultation with Allison Smith, she will ascertain your individual style. If you dont have time for a consult, but still want to satisfy your curiosity, you can take our design quiz right now!  It’s fun! It’s […]

San Miguel de Allende: Custom furniture

The ASD team sourced the following pieces out of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. These pieces, in conjunction with Allison’s choices of architectural finishes, ultimately made Casa Oasis what is it today – simply stunning. The custom sofas in the center photo above were designed by Allison and a local vendor in San Miguel. The […]

Is Gray Passe?

Trends in the last few years have all pointed to black, white, gray, and neutral.  However, the pendulum is swinging!  We are finally starting to see pops of unique color sneaking into some of our residential remodels.  This year saw the rise of blushes for furniture and accent pieces. Next year is moving towards a warmer spectrum. We’re seeing […]

What is the difference between a designer and a decorator?

Interior decorating and interior designing are NOT the same thing.  If this confuses you, we’ve got you covered!  Although the two are closely related, you’ll soon come to find that they can be vastly different… Decorating Decorating is simple. You decorate for holidays. You decorate for a new look. Decorators rely on using your current […]

Scottsdale AZ

This sunny sanctuary located in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently completed in October 2018, was designed with the intention of being a getaway from the client’s original home in the Pacific Northwest during the rainy winter season.  Allison Smith Design took this home and transformed it to create a timeless expression of modern artisan design. Right off […]

Rodeo Connection – Beijing’s First Western Bar

Completed in December 2018, this modern saloon in Beijing, China is situated on the 26th floor of a rippling tower designed by Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Casa.  Rodeo Connection features sweeping city views, a bucking mechanical bull made from an authentic American cattle hide, a retail space selling unique American-made items, and antique accessories that bring the […]

STOP BUYING BAD SOFAS/SECTIONALS RIGHT NOW

How many of us have fallen into the trap of purchasing a bad sofa?  We’ve been there and we know how much it negatively effects the functionality of your home.  Where do you want to crash after a long day? What furniture does your family use the most?  See what we’re getting at here? Your […]