Cathleen Gouveia Design is a high-end residential interior design and project management firm servicing the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, Napa and Sonoma Regions. We also do select boutique commercial projects. Our clients include homeowners, architects and contractors and realtors. We are able to handle every aspect of your project from designing your ideal home/business environment, to purchasing, expediting and general project management. With over 20 years in practice, the company has established trustworthy relationships with architects, contractors, builders, showrooms, galleries, artisans and artists.

CGD prides itself on creating spaces that reflect our client’s character and individuality. We offer an initial complementary consultation at your home/business allowing us the opportunity to discuss your project and ideas in person. After your initial consultation and signing our Letter of Agreement, all design development (research, sourcing, expediting, meetings, site visits) are billed on an hourly basis. Our services include: 

Design Consultation - Room refresher services; accessory styling; design advisory services; and acquisition and integration of individual items and collections.

Conceptual Design - Ideation sketches/imagery for the layout and design of your home.

Space Planning - Schematics; furniture/furnishings layouts; integration of existing pieces.

Drafting/Renderings - Architecturally scaled drawings for placement, fit, millwork integration; floor plans, elevations, and perspectives; interior detailing; 3D renderings.

Home Furnishings Design - Custom furniture design or furniture selection with specification of finishes and hardware; custom design or selection of ready-made area rugs, carpeting, wood flooring, tile, stone, other floor coverings/surfaces, draperies, curtains, shades, wallpaper, wall coverings and bed linens; selection of bespoke and handmade shades and bedding; custom designed children’s rooms; millwork design; design and oversight of venetian plaster and other custom wall finishes.

Kitchen and Bath Design - Layout; selection of tile, stone, backsplashes, countertops, and slabs; procurement of appliances; and integration of lighting.

Lighting Design - Lighting plans; custom fixture design; decorative and architectural fixture selection and collaboration with electrical consultants.

Color consultation - Interior and exterior paint color recommendations; finish palettes for new and existing projects; color coordination of textiles, art and accessories.

Home organization - Closet organization; garage organization; editing furnishings for downsizing and facilitate consignment of items if needed; procurement of furnishings for upsizing; and general organization and storage solutions throughout the household.

Personal Shopping for Home Furnishings - Design guided shopping outings and/or personal shopping on
behalf of the client to include retail shops, antique stores, art galleries, trade-only showrooms, flea markets and estate sales in the U.S. and abroad.

Art Recommendation and Acquisition - Identifying client’s personal art style; art consultation and guidance at galleries; shopping, sourcing and design integration; selection and placement of art and accessories.

Purchasing and Installation - Sourcing and procurement of tile, stone, appliances, furniture, fine antiques, custom furniture, textiles, custom light fixtures, lighting, wall-coverings, window coverings, floor-coverings, carpeting and rugs, custom rugs, accessories and materials.

Project Management and Coordination - Facilitate site visits and provide construction oversight relative to design; consultant coordination; bidding and negotiation assistance; critical path, quality control, sub and vendor management.

Showroom, Retail and Vendor Coordination - Coordination with showrooms, retailers and vendors; moving, delivery and installation oversight.