Sass Construction and Design

Sass Construction and Design is a division of Shelley Sass Designs, and was the next logical step after the many bathroom, kitchen and entire home remodels undertaken and delivered by Shelley Sass Designs.

As a local business in the San Diego area, we attribute our reputation (see reviews here) to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. 

Shelley Sass Designs

Contractor Number: 1067716

Interior Design San Diego

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Interior design will always be about the homeowner and the way they live. It’s seeing the bigger picture beyond what’s in or trendy at the moment. A large part of interior design is simply understanding your current space, learning what is and what isn’t working, then adapting it to fit your needs and lifestyle. Everything seems simple in theory but a lot of these concepts require the expertise and skills of an Interior Designer.

An expert interior designer creates more than just a pretty face for your space. They also help improve your area’s functionality according to the style that suits you best. Are you a “less is more” kind of person? A minimalist interior design will fit you like a glove. Or perhaps you fancy a glamorous Hollywood Regency interior design style? Or a laid back, exotic Bohemian flair with natural and organic elements? Whatever your personal style is, we’ll make sure it comes alive in every space of your home.

As a full-service construction and interior design firm based in San Diego, we aim to serve the local people with our expertise for all their unique interior design needs. Shelley Sass’s genuine interest in getting to know her clients and what every inch of their living space means to them sets her apart from the rest of the San Diego interior designers. This superb customer service builds lasting trust and confidence with her clients, allowing her to design interiors that closely resonate with their personality and lifestyle.


Elements of an Excellent Interior Design

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There are 6 key elements to creating a stunning interior design for every home. Learning about these design components will help you understand what style you want for every room. Let’s go through them one by one:

1. Color Scheme – The 60-30-10 rule is the way to go when planning the color scheme for your home. These are the percentages representing the main, secondary, and accent colors that you should use for every room design. For example, 60% white as the main, 30% dark blue as the secondary, and 10% brown as the accent color creates an earthy and elegant look.

2. Definitive Form – This is the basis of any interior design. There are various forms that can be used to achieve the layout that you want. There’s organic, geometric, open, and closed forms. Each of these have their own distinct properties that can create harmony and balance in any space when used advantageously.

3. Quality Lighting – Lighting is considered as one of the most important elements in interior design. When placed strategically, it can change and transform any space dramatically. The proper use of natural and artificial light, or the combination of both can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.

4. Balanced Pattern and Texture – The distinct difference between pattern and texture in interior design is that texture is the way an object feels, like weathered or vintage, while pattern adds life or brings motion to a space. Patterns and textures can bring a fun, expressive, and bold touch to any room when used the right way. The balance between the two also evokes interesting feelings when paired with the right colors.

5. Personal Style – This is a flexible element wherein you incorporate yourself to the design that you want to see in every space. Implementing your personal interior style will make every bit of your home truly your own.

6. Functional Space Planning – The space is considered as the heart of every interior design. This is where the magic (aka planning) happens. Well-planned spaces can create a beautiful balance between functionality and comfort in your home.


Have questions? Consult with our in-house designer!

Sass Construction and Design interior designer Shelley


Interior Design Expert in San Diego: Sass Construction & Design

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Form and function go hand in hand in all our San Diego interior designing projects. Here’s what you’ll experience when you let Sass Construction and Design transform your space:

① Interior Design and Construction Rolled into One – You get the best of both worlds when you work with our dependable team of designers and builders. We want you to have the smoothest and most comfortable experience during the entire remodeling process. Instead of looking for outside resources, our full service is ready and willing to give your home the redesigning it needs. Don’t worry… Shelley, our professional designer will be with you every step of the way.

② Unmatched Interior Designing Expertise – We take pride in every space remodeled and designed by our team of experts and professionals in San Diego. We’re cordially inviting you to see and experience the Sass difference! Numbers don’t lie and our years of experience in the field is proof of that! Check out what our clients have to say about us here. We believe that a successful interior design project relies on the alignment of our expertise and our client’s desire for their living space.

③ Competence You Can Count On – We have built trust and created lasting relationships with our clients over the years. Our dedication and commitment to give you your dream interior design makeover is second to none. We’ve got two decades of experience you can depend on. Whatever your vision is for your interior redesign project in San Diego, we’ll bring it into reality.

④ Communication Every Step Of the Way – We believe that communication is an integral part of the client-designer partnership.  Shelley, our in-house designer, will help streamline the design process so it’s easy and stress free. With her expertise, your design ideas and desires will be incorporated into a brand new space that you will simply love!

⑤ Timeless Designs – We keep ourselves updated with the newest interior design looks to discern what our clients want in the moment. Shelley’s timeless touch in her creations displays her in-depth knowledge about the latest trends without being limited by it.

⑥ Local All-Star Team – All our top quality interior designing and home remodeling projects are made possible because of our talented  team of experts and professionals. Our years of service allowed us to get fully acquainted with the unique local designs and styles of each San Diego neighborhood we serve. Together, let’s achieve your desired interior design goals in a fun and enjoyable way!


Shelley Sass Interior Design Services in San Diego

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We’d like you to meet our Luscious La Jolla project. We absolutely love the concept of this bathroom interior design and we feel proud of how it turned out. The plain white wall and granite tiles created a perfect balance that’s definitely a Sass trademark. The intricate styling, meticulous selection of light fixtures and cabinetry made this entire project a sight to behold.

Here are some of our San Diego interior design services:


Whole Home Remodeling


Furniture and Fixtures Selection

Art and Accessory Selection

Project Management and Construction

Home Staging

Window Treatments

Landscape Design

Space Planning and Layout

Color Consulting

Color, Materials, and Finish Selection

Custom Piece Design and Procurement

Collaboration with Architects & Builders

Online Interior Design/ E-Design

Closet Design

Lighting Design


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does interior design cost in San Diego?

The average cost of hiring an interior designer in San Diego averages approximately at $6,500 and can be as cheap as $1,900 to as expensive as $11,200. However, this is not a one-shoe-fits-all kind of situation. The total price still varies according to how each interior designer prices their services.

How long does an interior design project take?

On average, from inception to completion, it can take anywhere from 4 to 12 months for an interior design project to be done. This is subject to change according to the factors that may affect the delay or speed of the process. It’s best to consult with your interior designer to get a more accurate estimate according to the kind of interior design project you’re planning to take on.

What should I expect from an interior designer if I’ve never worked with one before?

When you work with Shelley, expect an up-close and personal look into your interior design wants and needs. She takes a hands-on approach to every project in order to give you a custom-fit outcome for your home. Working with Shelley and her team of trusted builders and contractors will allow you to have an enjoyable and collaborative experience throughout the entire process. A word of advice… don’t expect it to be like what you see on television.

Which areas in San Diego do you serve?

We offer our expert interior design services to areas around San Diego including, but not limited to, Carmel Valley, del Mar, Solana Beach, Fairbanks Ranch, La Jolla, and many more! Check out the complete list of areas that we serve right here.

Can I see samples of your work?

You can view our portfolio right here.

What’s the difference between an interior designer and interior decorator?

The main difference between an interior designer and interior decorator is that the former requires schooling and formal training while the latter doesn’t necessarily need one. Interior designing covers remodeling your space from the ground up, including working with contractors, while decorating focuses only in giving a room a makeover. Simply put, an interior designer can decorate but a decorator cannot design.


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