ARMIJO DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Armijo Design Group consists of owner Beth Armijo and her consultants; Kacy, Lauryn, and Debbie. It’s important to Beth to keep a lean and talented team to not only ensure the quality of the design but to maintain the personal connections they treasure between the client and the design process. Collectively the team has over 30 years of experience within the industry creating fresh, inspired designs which result in beautiful, cozy spaces.
Armijo designs are inspired by a simple guiding principle: You should love your home. Adhering to this principle allows decorating to become an enjoyable and seamless experience, as opposed to an intimidating and stressful undertaking. With each project, Armijo Design Group honors classical design motifs but reinvents them in fresh and relevant ways.
For this approach, Beth Armijo and her team have been voted Top Design in 5280 for the last three years, Colorado Home of Year in 2015, San Francisco’s top up-and-coming designer in 2004 and since moving back to her home state of Colorado, her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, 5280 Magazine, Luxe Magazine and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.
Beth made my home transitional. The home can now take anything…any kind of furniture…I’m amazed about what they did. Nothing stands out, everything just sings to the home and is married to the home. Beth made it all work together.
Sometimes you click with someone. If you are redoing your home, that click is really important because it turns from a click to a trust. There were a lot of times that I was trusting her look and her eye and I felt comfortable doing that. I can’t say when that magic click happened. Every time I dealt with her it was an honest experience.
I’ve had designers tell me what to do. I’ve had people who didn’t hear what I said. They wanted to give you the house that they wanted, not the house that you wanted. Beth never did any of those things. Even if she gave you some options that you were uncertain about, you trusted that she wasn’t going to lead you astray.
All designers have a look. They have a prejudice towards a certain design look. As a result, they push the client towards that look because that’s what they are comfortable with. They have an ego about their design. Often, this leads to clients butting up against their wishes. They push certain lines, brands, showrooms because it’s easier for them. This is NOT the experience with Beth. Beth was willing to really listen to what I was trying to accomplish in my home. She paid attention to my favorite things that I owned and wanted to incorporate. She seamlessly blended my husband’s modern feel, my European feel, all of our previous houses, a desire for a fresh and new style, but with some of our older pieces.