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Pamela Hoffer, ASID is an award winning designer specializing in residential interior design. As a Houston, Texas based designer she has achieved success through repeat clientele in a variety of locations: The Hamptons, Boca Raton, Florida; Middleburg, Virginia, Snowmass, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her style ranges from midcentury modern, classic contemporary, eclectic and transitional to western chic but always finding a bit of whimsy in every design. Pamʼs design style is sophisticated and timeless – always colorful and very client specific.

Pam has over 25 years of interior design experience and is a registered interior Designer(RID) in the state of Texas. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers(ASID) and is certified by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). She studied interior design at the University of Houston and the Art Institute Houston. As an active member of ASID, Pam served as the Texas Gulf Coast Chapterʼs Professional Development Director from 2007-2009. She served as Co-Chair for the 2011 ASID Sienna Showhouse.

An important goal of Pamela Hoffer Interior Design is to maintain a long-term relationship with clients. Many of the firmʼs clients are on their second, third and fourth projects. Clients respond well to Pamelaʼs straightforward and easy-going manner. They enjoy the collaborative process of creating colorful interiors that reflect their own unique and personal styles. Pamela has begun focusing on “Downsizing” clients from their large family homes to more manageable “Next Stage of Life” home with an emphasis on Aging in Place.

Design Philosophy

Practically everyone has coveted a fabulous magazine spread of a room in a home that has been professionally staged. Even the most disinterested individual will have an opinion about at least one facet of their home’s interior design. Whether it’s a guy who thinks “interior design” is synonymous with frumpy throw pillows and paint chips or a college student living in a institutional-style dorm, everyone is interested in comfort and, even if they’re not aware of it, function. To that end, there are a few things to keep in mind when you begin planning to feather the inside of your own personal nest.

Stage of Life

The first thing in interior design, is to consider what your life style is like right now. That one element should be the foundation to start building your design on; not the architecture of the room, the type of flooring or the color of the paint. If you find yourself in the parent-of-young-children stage you certainly won’t want an interior designed for a single individual with no pets or kids. On the other hand, if you’re in the empty-nest phase of your life, you may want to downsize and simplify.  This is an area that I like to focus on,  particularly in the Houston Community. Having grown up in Houston and being part of a family known for Houston Interior Design and Furniture Stores, I have quite a bit of experience in this area.

Your Style

Walk through your home, sift through your wardrobe and consider the style clues that your clothing and existing furnishing hold. The clothes and furniture choices you’ve made and really like can tell you the color scheme and general design style you are drawn to. Numerous home improvement reality shows have preached this idea and it has a great deal of merit. If your favorite outfit is a classic blazer, button-down shirt and slacks, it’s a good bet that you probably like a more traditional style of décor. Now if you love the blazer but wear it with jeans and a trendy top, you probably lean toward the moderately traditional with a bit of an eclectic slant. A sleek pair of trousers, a cashmere turtleneck and elegant, understated shoes probably means you’d enjoy a contemporary design.

The furniture you really like will also provide style hints. If you are smitten with that nightstand that’s covered in mirrors, you’re probably attracted to the glamorous and luxurious. What if you like clean lines but know you’re not excited about a contemporary decor? Check out the Arts and Crafts style. It’s filled with clean lines and is down to earth and very livable. The texture of an item can also tip you off. A rich leather, plush velvet or sumptuous silk lends themselves to some styles better than others.