San Diego, California, United States
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Interiors

"Quality living is when your space reflects your soul." ~Coco Chanel

About

Katie Ebbens, interior designer and founder of Designers i, established her design consulting company in 2010, offering full spectrum interior design in San Diego, and North County. While being recognized particularly for warm-contemporary residential design, Designers i has projects spanning from decorating and furnishing, to interior finish specification for remodeling or new construction, accommodating both clients and /or contractors with specialty services in residential and small commercial.  With a family background in construction and building, Katie realizes the value and importance of enjoying your surroundings which became her inspiration to obtain a career as a designer. She believes that the aesthetic nature of one’s space is crucial to promoting a positive and inspirational quality of living. She thrives on collaboration with creative associates and the process of concept to curation.The designer continues to evolve in her creative efforts and is dedicated to honoring her calling as an artist. 



Testimonials

Clients and Colleagues

Dominic Padilla

There’s No Place like Home LLC

"It is fun to associate with people who really enjoy pleasing clients as Katie does. She is able to help clients express their dreams for their kitchen, bathroom, or any other space second to none in the industry. Her grasp of all textures, colors, and finishes show her design versatility for any style the client desires."


Jeff Nelson

JSN Design Build, LLC

"I can't recommend the use of Katie's design expertise highly enough. Her ability to interpret a client's style and understand their desires and then guide them to a cohesive, beautiful concept, made her an invaluable part of my process. Her talent of speaking with authority and confidence, while making everybody comfortable, makes her a pleasure to work with. Every one of my clients that has worked with her, has voiced nothing but praise for her design skills and client relations. Katie and all the positive aspects she brings to the table are greatly appreciated and well respected."


Philip and Barbara Scott

Clients

"We undertook an extensive remodel of our residence in Tustin, CA. The 3,000 square foot two story house house was constructed in 1998. We completed the remodel with a final cost of $200,000. We employed the services of TKR Construction, Los Alamitos, CA for the architectural redesign and construction and The Designersi for the interior design consultation. The remodel involved a re-design and construction of nearly 95% of the living space including partial demolition, total kitchen redesign, re-design and construction of two bathrooms and a master bedroom suite bathroom, family room with new fireplace, stairways, living and dining rooms and four bedrooms and an office. Katie Ebbens of The Designersi was involved in the initial design and consultation efforts and continued to be involved throughout the entire remodel effort. Katie personally travelled from New Mexico to the job site in California twice during the remodel effort to provide interior design consultation, materials selection, and design elevation sketches, design notes and materials lists for the construction/build team. She was available via phone and FaceTime throughout the project to answer questions and provide timely and thoughtful input to hardware selection for the kitchen and bathrooms, color and material suggestions for countertops, flooring, carpeting, paint, and window coverings. Katie brought to the project her in-depth product knowledge of tile and stone, paint, and flooring which she freely shared with us as well as the construction team. She personally visited with us a number of tile, stone, carpet, flooring, and hardware design centers to advise and assist us in making smart and cost conscious decisions. She demonstrated active listening skills whereby she inquired as to what the customer’s desire was for a particular room, offered suggestions as to how to meet that desire or end state, communicated with the construction team and the architect as to how to implement the design decision. Katie was invaluable in successful completion to the overall project and giving us a first time quality effort within a prescribed budget. She has a terrific “eye” for design and worked collaboratively with with us and the TKR Construction team. We highly recommend Katie to anyone who is the market to remodel a home or business."


John Lyle

Client

"Katie rocks! She can translate her distinctive style and her great eye for color and space into any number of settings, whether commercial or residential (she's done both for me, with fantastic results). She's professional and so easy to work with."


Randy Schlegel

Client

"I hired Katie Ebbens of Designers i to design and furnish my new home. When she was introduced to my project, the home was in the beginning phases of construction. My personal involvement and availability to the project was limited. Quick decisions needed to be made on all interior finishes i.e.) cabinets, moldings, tile finishes, fixtures and wood flooring. I was able to depend on Katie for making selections for me from beginning to completion of building the home as well as furnishing it. I was impressed with Katie’s efficiency but I was more impressed by her ability to understand my taste and lifestyle and incorporate it into my home. She was not bound by a preconceived notion of what my house should look or feel like. She was able to use her extensive experience and talent to create a beautiful and comfortable home for myself.  I would highly recommend Katie and I would use her again on future projects."

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Designers i

Katie@thedesignersi.com

(505) 948-2999

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm By appointment

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed