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Custom Residential, Multifamily, Commercial, Civic

Interior Design at Board & Vellum

From deeply personal spaces to dynamic shared environments, interior design has immediate and direct impact on the experience of a space.

Interior spaces are often the ones we get physically closest to, interacting with the layout of a space, actually touching materials, experiencing them up close and firsthand. Great interior design makes the places we live, work, and play not only functional, but delightful. We are a passionate team of designers, eager to collaborate with you to create beautiful, meaningful, finished spaces.

Booth seating at Seven Starlings Workloft. – Interior design by Board & Vellum.
Seven Starlings Workloft

Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Seven Starlings Workloft

Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

We design spaces that feel as good as they look.

Great spaces can inspire you, delight patrons, attract dream clients, effortlessly handle a busy family, offer sanctuary after a long day — they just feel right. So how does that happen? It goes way beyond pillows and paint colors, dipping into psychology and physiology to ensure our surroundings speak to us, and do so in a language we know and love.

Our holistic approach means we’re great at making spaces feel thoughtful and put together. We happily take on projects of all sorts and sizes — refreshing the look and feel of a single room in a home, updating an entire building to attract new tenants, a down-to-the-studs gut-and-remodel to start space planning from scratch — we’re into it.

But we don’t just help complete your physical space with built-ins, materials, fixtures, and finishes. We can also choose furniture, soft goods, accessories, art, and antiques that not only look good and make sense in the space, but perform as needed. Plus, we offer in-house procurement services so you don’t have to deal with sourcing, shipping, and storing your new products until your project is ready for installation.

The lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt: view towards the builtin bookshelves. – Interior design by Board & Vellum
Staying Cozy & Dry

With radiant heaters above when needed, the lobby passageway is the perfect spot to wait for your friends, or even stay a while. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Staying Cozy & Dry

With radiant heaters above when needed, the lobby passageway is the perfect spot to wait for your friends, or even stay a while. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A contemporary kitchen with painted blue cabinets and tile backsplash lending it a California feel.
Kitchen

Cerulean-painted base cabinets give off a beachy, yet crisp vibe. Fremont High-Performing Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Kitchen

Cerulean-painted base cabinets give off a beachy, yet crisp vibe. Fremont High-Performing Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum Interior Design
Floor-to-Ceiling Tile

The drama of a geometric tile pattern is balanced out with its classic black and white color palette. Backyard Reading Retreat | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Floor-to-Ceiling Tile

The drama of a geometric tile pattern is balanced out with its classic black and white color palette. Backyard Reading Retreat | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Scout Apartments – Multifamily Repositioning and Remodel Design by Board & Vellum
Scout Apartments

Scout Apartments | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Scout Apartments

Scout Apartments | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors – Board & Vellum Interior Design
Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors

Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors

Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A remodeled kitchen with blue base cabinets and natural wood upper cabinets. – Board & Vellum, Custom Residential Design Services
Minecraft House

Minecraft House | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Minecraft House

Minecraft House | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Lived experiences informed by big picture vision.

Transforming design concept into materiality and physical space.

Well-designed spaces are beautiful, functional, and simply a pleasure to inhabit. It’s easy to make a space look great in a photo. Designing a space that’s great in real life — and that lasts — takes a lot more design finesse.

This success is most often achieved when big-picture design concepts and physical elements fit together cohesively — a result of a comprehensive set of design documents put together by an experienced team. From big picture concepts to the nitty-gritty details of selecting materials and products that suit your project, designing how they all fit together, and ensuring they are installed as the design intends, we have the skills you need to relax knowing you’re in good hands.

Our interior designers collaborate with you in real-time, discussing your goals for the space — how you want it to look, feel, and function. We’ll explore how those goals can manifest through design concept and vision, developing details as your project evolves. Together, we’ll create the awesome space you never even knew you could have.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home – Board & Vellum
Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt from the entry, looking toward the shared kitchen and dining areas. – Interior design by Board & Vellum
Club Room Amenity Space

The Lucille’s club room features kitchen, dining, and sitting areas. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Club Room Amenity Space

The Lucille’s club room features kitchen, dining, and sitting areas. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Bringing design chops and technical expertise to the table.

Our interior design teams do so much more than “make things pretty” — though we most definitely do that, too. We back up our design finesse with deep knowledge of the many, many technical aspects behind a project.

Our understanding of building code, sustainable practices, and details about the installation and performance of materials and finishes anchors our designs in reality.

We regularly handle complex projects that require permits, collaboration with other design disciplines (both in-house and with other architecture firms), and coordination with engineers and other building and construction professionals.

We also work in Revit, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) application, which not only enables us to design simultaneously in 2D and 3D, but means our interiors team is working in the same digital model and set of design documents as the architecture and landscape teams on a project. This makes coordination across disciplines fluid, and ensures design moves suggested by one, are surfaced and critiqued by all.

Seward Park Gables – Board & Vellum
Highlighting a Statement Tub

The steeply sloping roofline provided the opportunity to tuck a statement soaking tub under an overhead skylight. Seward Park Gables | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Highlighting a Statement Tub

The steeply sloping roofline provided the opportunity to tuck a statement soaking tub under an overhead skylight. Seward Park Gables | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum
Options for Rest

Every corner of the retreat is utilized — an armchair with accompanying footrest, a sun-filled window seat, and even a loft bed for afternoon naps or overnight guests. Backyard Reading Retreat | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Options for Rest

Every corner of the retreat is utilized — an armchair with accompanying footrest, a sun-filled window seat, and even a loft bed for afternoon naps or overnight guests. Backyard Reading Retreat | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The Urban Sanctuary – Interior Design for a Condo – Board & Vellum
The Urban Sanctuary

The Urban Sanctuary | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The Urban Sanctuary

The Urban Sanctuary | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Blue Ridge View Home – Board & Vellum architecture and interior design.
Blue Ridge View Home

Blue Ridge View Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Blue Ridge View Home

Blue Ridge View Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Crow's Nest Cottage – Board & Vellum Interior Design FF&E
Crow’s Nest Cottage

Crow’s Nest Cottage | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Crow’s Nest Cottage

Crow’s Nest Cottage | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Crow's Nest Cottage – Board & Vellum Interior Design FF&E
Crow’s Nest Cottage

Crow’s Nest Cottage | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Crow’s Nest Cottage

Crow’s Nest Cottage | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Café tables line the edge of an entryway passage to the lobby at the Lucille on Roosevelt. – Architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture by Board & Vellum.
Café Tables

The entrance to the lobby passageway near Armistice Coffee is lined with café tables for additional seating for coffee shop clientele or building residents. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Café Tables

The entrance to the lobby passageway near Armistice Coffee is lined with café tables for additional seating for coffee shop clientele or building residents. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Seward Park Gables – Board & Vellum
Dramatic Spaces Under Sloping Ceilings

Upstairs, the steep roof makes for a passageway full of character, including a deep jade-hued barn door leading to the primary bathroom. Seward Park Gables | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Dramatic Spaces Under Sloping Ceilings

Upstairs, the steep roof makes for a passageway full of character, including a deep jade-hued barn door leading to the primary bathroom. Seward Park Gables | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum
Lobby Lounge

Off the main street entrance, a lounge area provides a transitional space with comfortable seating for visitors and members. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Lobby Lounge

Off the main street entrance, a lounge area provides a transitional space with comfortable seating for visitors and members. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Interior design for the staging of a model unit in an apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Built-In Bookshelves & Maximizing Storage

The window layout created the opportunity for a full-height, built-in bookshelf at the end of the run of kitchen cabinets. Rather than adding a soffit above, ducting is hidden in the upper cabinets, while still allowing for full-height storage with a shallow space for spices. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Built-In Bookshelves & Maximizing Storage

The window layout created the opportunity for a full-height, built-in bookshelf at the end of the run of kitchen cabinets. Rather than adding a soffit above, ducting is hidden in the upper cabinets, while still allowing for full-height storage with a shallow space for spices. Lucille on Roosevelt | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

What type of project would you like to pursue?

Single-family homes, commercial experiences, multifamily and mixed-use… we design spaces of all sorts and sizes.

What’s driving you to hire an interior designer? Are you seeking that Instagram-worthy space inspiring your patrons to market your restaurant or retail space organically? Do you long for the home of your Pinterest dreams? Can we help you transform your office to meet the needs of a hybrid workforce? Whatever it is, we can help.

Whether it’s a single-family home, a multifamily building, or a commercial space, we have teams adept at addressing the design challenges of your particular project type. Our designers understand the psychology of spaces, how everything fits and how it all flows.

And yes, we know all about the finishes and fixtures, too. No matter the type of project, we’ll hone in on your personal style — or help you define one that suits your business or brand — and articulate it in a meaningful way in your space.

Residential Interiors

From a light touch to comprehensive services, our interiors team loves to collaborate with you to add the details that create beautiful, meaningful spaces you’ll love to call your own.

Restaurants & Retail

In our digitally-focused world, brick-and-mortar spaces are more important than ever. We design stimulating experiences to entice your customers and visitors to return, again and again.

Offices & Workspaces

From coworking spaces to hybrid work environments to private office build-outs, we create welcoming workspaces that suit your company’s unique needs, helping your team do great work in a space they love.

Multifamily Remodel & Repositioning

With in-house teams in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, we are uniquely positioned to collaborate on the reinvention of aging multifamily housing stock.

Behind every stunning project is a collaborative team.

Creative ideas flourish in a multidisciplinary design firm.

As part of an integrated design firm, our interiors projects have the opportunity to be considered not only through the lens of interior design, but architecture and landscape architecture, as well. Collaboration is built into our culture with weekly design critiques that not only elevate the design of every project, but continuously expand our collective design language.

Of course, our interiors team also works independently — sometimes on projects that simply don’t need the services of an architect or a landscape architect, and sometimes partnered with other architecture or landscape design firms.

Our constant collaboration and exposure to varied project types makes us particularly well-equipped to be effective members of design teams composed in any format. We would love to hear what you have in mind for your interior design project.

Would you like to learn a little more about us?

Awesome! Feel free to explore the pages below, and — of course — feel free to reach out to us if you have something particular you’d like to ask.

Portfolio

Our portfolio of work spans across a spectrum of project types and scales. We don’t have a particular “style” either: we love traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it. Our goal is to work with you to design a project you love.

Recognition

As a young firm, we are humbled and honored to be recognized for not only our design work and professional service, but for being a great place to work. This inspires us to keep pushing forward to bring the next great project in our community to life.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

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