Giving new life to outdated rooms is one of the many challenges we enjoy.  The glitz and glamour of this new dining room was achieved by updating a few key features in this La Jolla home: transforming the wet bar to a usable sideboard, applying custom finishes, updating lighting & selecting functional furniture – this room went from drab to fab!

Designing rooms that are Sensibly Chic also means creating inviting spaces that are welcoming and a reflection of the family. In the nursery above we used photos from the homeowner’s travels to East Africa as inspiration, and had a muralist recreate the wonder they saw. Inspired design and little girls dream come true (and moms too)!

The kitchen always tends to be the gathering place in every home. And a renovation of this integral part of the home with all its’ complexities is a big undertaking.  We customize each room to meet the unique needs of your family and your life. From flooring to fixtures and everything in between, Sensible Chic and our team of remodel experts are your one stop shop for all your renovation needs.


Unlike a prior interior designer who wanted to infuse a formal atmosphere in our home, Therese talked with us about our lifestyle, which is much more casual and comfortable, and presented ideas which added flair and style to our home, yet most importantly incorporated our desire to keep the design casual. Therese was also very good about keeping within our budget and if not all of the upgrades could be done within the current budget, highlighted those items which currently enhanced our home the best until we could complete all of the recommendations at a later time. We would not hesitate recommending Therese, as you will find her very enjoyable to work with. –Adrian K., San Diego, CA

Wow! The pieces have just arrived, and they are so beautiful!! You did a beautiful job pulling the 2 rooms together! Thank you, thank you!! The kids and I are going to break in the dining table and have lunch in there! Heartfelt thanks for everything! –Marie M., Carmel Valley, CA

You are a talented woman -- all of the paint colors look spectacular, we are both so pleased. They make a huge difference. We really feel lucky to be working with you and appreciate your patience with us. Thank you so much for all your guidance. –Julie B., Rancho Bernardo

I'm sitting here on the couch looking at the new mirror, chair and chandelier and my house looks so great. Warm. Inviting. Comfortable. Best of all it looks like I have style without looking like it's a stuffy model. I know we're only one small step from being finished (at least in these rooms) and they look great. Thanks for all of your help in making this happen. Thanks again Therese. You've done a great job on my house. –Meg T., Carmel Valley, CA.

Thanks so much for your design ideas thus far. They are great. They are exactly what I was looking for!! :-) –Denise C., Carmel Valley

Thank you for the beautiful design for our new bedroom! We love it! It’s a pleasure working with you! –Beth S., La Jolla

You are amazing! I LOVE these new items for our beautiful family room! I can’t believe you came up with these so fast! Many, many thanks!!!! –Marie M., Carmel Valley

Thanks for all the updates you've been absolutely invaluable. Pat and I couldn't have done it without you!!  –Thom D., La Costa

You did it! The girls are going crazy, and are SO happy and excited about their new great items in their bedroom. Everything is a hit! Many thanks for all of your time and effort and pleasant help, and for their perfect room! –Marie M., Carmel Valley, CA.

I (saw the completed rental unit remodel) today and it looked great. I appreciate all your help. You are wonderful!!!! –Scott M., Carmel Valley

Your contractor is a great guy - we really liked him. He is so creative and artistic. I think you are the wizard in all of this. Thanks to you and your team for making such an effort to accommodate us. We appreciate the service. –Lana W., Downtown San Diego

I love my new fireplace and it was amazing working with you. Everything turned out so good- the color of the walls with the fireplace is perfect and my favorite are the wall sconces, they look so good with the stone! –Pilar, Encinitas

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