Guided by a desire to articulate a unique point of view for each project, Sandra Vila Design House creates distinctive, well-edited environments that fuse modern and classic elements, and are cohesive in application, paying homage to its architecture.
"We believe our environments should be the truest form of self-expression."
Founded in 2005, Sandra Vila Design House is an interdisciplinary interior design studio that embodies a clean and cool California aesthetic that is both accessible and eclectic. Equally at ease designing a contemporary beach house, 1920’s hacienda or a mountain retreat, SVDH emphasizes thoughtful, intelligent design.
My husband and I purchased a home in the La Jolla area that would be a tear down/new build project. The architect we chose to work with showed us a home he had recently completed that was designed and staged by Sandra. I loved her aesthetic, and knew I found the designer I wanted to work with for our new home.
Sandra was with us on the project from day one, and was at our meetings with the architect and builder providing design input and vision. I had definite ideas in mind for our home. I shared many photos I had found that I liked with Sandra in the initial stages and she took those ideas and created spaces that fit our personal style. I was still living on the east coast, so when I would make my trips out to San Diego, she would have all our meetings planned with showrooms organized making the most of my visits. She worked diligently finding the many different materials that captured our vision for each room along with beautiful furniture ideas.
Sandra has an amazing talent for the spacial design of a room, and was invaluable in my kitchen and bath layout, as well as all the furniture placement in the rooms. She allowed us to actually envision everything on paper, assuring us we were making the right choices.
Our home turned out beautifully. We love the feel of our house and all the materials inside and out. It truly is a home. I whole heartedly recommend Sandra to anyone who is in need of a designer. Sandra is so easy to work with, and will not stop until she knows you are happy with the every aspect of your project. She will not disappoint - a true professional and wonderful person, who I now consider a friend!
– Janice O'Dell
Sandra Vila is a Southern California based designer creating modern classic environments that stand the test of time. A comprehensive background in design, marketing, luxury real estate, and fashion, along with a passion for travel, a love for art and a respect for historic architecture are the foundations of Sandra Vila’s design philosophy.
She has a deep appreciation for the intricacies of design and takes a holistic approach to her work. Inspired by thought provoking materials, natural finishes and timeless pieces, her hands-on approach and devotion to detail demonstrate her artistic ingenuity.