I promise, this is the LAST BLOG for Lockwood Interiors


After 5 years of blogging and sending monthly email newsletters
for Lockwood Interiors… I promise, this will be the last.

I know. I can’t believe it either. But it’s time to take a final encore. Ok, so perhaps I am being a bit dramatic, because really, Team Lockwood isn’t going anywhere. We are in the final stretch before our launch of DESIGN VISION STUDIO.

More than a name change, this is about staying current and at the top of our field. Quite frankly, we have simply outgrown Lockwood Interiors.

When I started Lockwood Interiors, it was only me-me-me. But now I have an incredible and talented DESIGN TEAM! I am so proud of Kym Carilo and Sarah Rochford for continuing their design education. They have made it possible to become a different and better type of “ONLY.”

Design Vision Studio will be the ONLY award-winning luxury design firm in the western states comprised of a team of professional interior designers who are ALSO uniquely qualified specialists certified in Design Psychology.

So stay tuned… Next month, we will roll out the carpet for a brand new blog featuring our behind-the-scenes Design Vision Stories. We will debut our new website with loads of new project photos. We will be launching a variety of new design services with big plans to improve how we serve our clients!

This is NOT goodbye and we promise we won’t forget you. You will continue to receive our new and improved newsletter from Design Vision Studio. And best yet, we will NOT be changing our VERY POPULAR email policy.

“Marketing experts say we should send more emails.
We disagree and think ONCE-A-MONTH is enough!

Thank you for all of your business and support.


Winning isn’t everything – but WOW – it’s something!



The Interior Design Society announces Designer of the Year Award Winners!

The Interior Design Society announced the winners of its prestigious Designer of the Year Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016 in Dallas, Texas at an event celebrating outstanding projects completed in 2015. Selected by a panel of noted designers from across the United States, IDS recognized design excellence in this national design competition.

The Designer of the Year (DOTY) Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in residential interior design among Interior Design Society members. There are 19 different categories under the classifications of Window Treatments, Kitchens, Baths, Bedrooms, Living Spaces, Singular Areas, Universal Design, Sustainable Design, and Sponsor Award.

Lockwood Interiors was awarded top honors for the following:
BATHROOMS (30K & under) & LIVING SPACES (30K & above)

Vacation Property in Palm Desert, CA

Flip & Staging Project in Rancho Mirage, CA

Winning isn’t everything… but WOW – it’s something!
The competition was fierce this year and we are honored to be recognized amongst this amazing group of talented designers.

Thank you to our clients and our Team of Preferred Contractors & Vendors for making

How Ellen Degeneres bought my sofa


It all started with Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways in 2013.
Day 7 offered ‘Biggest gift card giveaway’ totaling $2,500 from JC Penny for each audience member.  Luckily, my partner and niece were in the audience and those gift cards came in handy because we had just purchased our floating home in Portland.

Here is our short, fun & sassy THANK YOU Video
and with fingers crossed, Ellen will see it.

When a designer needs a designer…

The Trials & Tribulations
of an out-of-state remodel

Sleepless in Portland:
a designers experience of remodeling a floating home

Portland Houseboat June 2014

I took my Dad for a whirlwind trip to my Portland houseboat for Fathers Day. We explored Sauvie Island, got rained on (despite weather reports declaring a dry time), and spent a wonderful afternoon at Powell’s Books.

After meeting with contractors and electricians, the project is inching along. My original plan was to spend several weeks living in this houseboat in July. As you can see by the photos, that was clearly an optimistic goal. If only I could clone myself to be on-site to handle the endless questions and decisions to get this project moving forward at a faster pace.

After adjusting the target project completion date to September, this month will be busy struggling to stay on top of the progress from my home in the desert. The electrical is done, the kitchen and flooring have been ordered, and a fresh coat of paint will be applied soon. So although the progress photos still look a bit scary, this houseboat might actually be habitable soon.

This experience is a good reminder of how clients feel during their out-of-state remodeling projects. I have a new and better appreciation for what they go through, because I too feel anxious. I find myself thinking – this designer needs a designer!

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written by Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood is an award-winning designer who runs her successful design business in La Quinta, California. Self-described as an Interior Designer with a twist; she passes along her trade discounts and special pricing to her clients, making her services a true value. As a certified Design Psychology Coach, Patricia helps people create spaces where they feel connected to their surroundings. Lockwood Interiors, with over 40 years of combined design experience, offers a concierge level of service for all of your design and remodeling needs