About Us

Sensible Chic specializes in consulting with you to create elegant but affordable interior design for your home. Utilizing our creativity and experience, combined with our unique perspective on design color, scale, balance, and style, we work with you to achieve elegance within your budget. Our objective is to achieve your design goals. The plans we mutually generate combine your desires and needs, coupled with our expert advice.As Seen HG Design

We work hard to reflect the unique personality of each of our clients. Combining classic, timeless taste with contemporary sensibility. Our success is based on a simple premise, we actually listen to you. We work hard to understand your individuality and your design objectives. Then we apply our talent and experience to reflect your taste, style and functional needs.  We want to give you more than just a beautiful concept ~ we want our design to be practical, to really work for you.

Design Services

Sensible Chic offers a wide range of design & decorating services from “Do It Yourself” advice to single room or complete home consultations. We can help you with any aspect of designing or redecorating your home, from kitchens to formal rooms to special places for your children.But we offer more than design. We can manage your entire project. Freeing you to concentrate on other priorities. Our years of experience and numerous professional contacts guarantee you’ll get the best value for your money.

What distinguishes me from the competition: I treat the client’s money as if it were my own to help them get the most bang for their buck; honest communication about issues that arise so they can be resolved before they become a problem; attention to detail and personalization of the space to meet the client’s goals; creative use of materials (great Disney-Babylook for lower cost). I don’t mark-up contractor labor or work exclusively with one product line; I sell my expertise so I can provide an unbiased analysis of what is best for the client.

How to Get Started?

First, take a look at our Services summary. You might also want to learn more about design Concepts and discover Why Using a Designer Makes Sense? Our Frequently Asked Questions page also includes valuable information. To make sure a designer is the right way to go, perhaps a review of our You Might Need A Designer If… page would be of help. To have a look at our portfolio, go to the Portfolio and enjoy imagining what we could do for you! We Offer:

  • Space Planning
  • Wall Treatments
  • Lighting Plans
  • Room Makeovers
  • Window Treatments
  • Color Design Plan
  • “Do it Yourself” Advice
  • Complete Renovations

My clients are amazed at the details and creativity I put into their home, while sticking to their budget and timeline. A phrase I hear often from my clients is, “I could have never done this without you!”

Hi my name is Therese Patterson and I have been creating beautiful interiors in Southern California for over a dozen years. From Mediterranean-inspired villas to modern Downtown high-rise remodels, I design with my clients’ lives in mind. Our interiors are as elegant as they are comfortable and as Chic as they are Sensible.

I cater to each client individually to create a truly inspired home you will love and cherish. My infusion of color, space planning, lighting, finishes, furniture and fabric selections create the dream spaces that you desire but may have had a hard time putting together for yourelf. I started Sensible Chic with the goal of bringing beautiful design into people’s homes while providing top-notch service.

My success is a result of word of mouth referrals which is a testament that my approach to design is appreciated and valued by my clients. If you are in the San Diego area and need a designer, contact us at Sensible Chic today to set up an in-home consultation.
Therese Patterson
Owner, Sensible-Chic