“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano


Biggest Bang for your Buck – Part 3

Color can make a huge impact on a space, so what is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to quickly change the color in a room?  Paint, of course. Step One: use colors found in nature for a calm, serene feel.  I love how the greens and browns photographed on a fall trip […]

Memorial Day Fun!

I love traveling and a 3-day weekend is the perfect excuse for a mini-vacation.   The Maloneys packed up the car and drove down to San Luis Obispo (SLO) to spend some quality time with family and friends. The scenery of the Central Coast is gorgeous, but I also love to explore the shops in downtown […]

Wedding season has arrived!

Wedding season is officially upon us!  My husband and I attended our first wedding of 2012, our friend Melissa’s beautiful nuptials at the Orinda Country Club, and I was reminded of how inspirational wedding decor can be for your own home. I find that brides often know exactly what they want for their wedding, but […]

artMRKT San Francisco

I had the pleasure of doing a quick tour of artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, today and was inspired by some of the following pieces and artists… The image does not do it justice, but in person, ‘Neap Tide’ by Nuala Clarke has an almost shimmery, metallic quality that […]

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Biggest Bang for your Buck

Anyone who has owned a home knows that you can easily sink a lot of money into a house.  But where should you spend your money?  Over the next week or so, I will share a few of my favorite “big bank for your buck” home improvements. What is the first thing someone notices when […]

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

I am blessed with 2 wonderful moms in my life…my beautiful mother of 32 years, Sharon Greene, and a more recent addition, my amazing mother-in-law, Jenny Maloney.  This year I am also blessed with a gorgeous mother-to-be in my family, my sister-in-law, Amy Greene…yay for the moms! What better way to say thanks to the […]


Accent pillows can really make a room.  Which is why I always suggest to clients that we make custom pillows because you can create the perfect size and add unique details such as decorative trims that really make the room pop. I start with a selection of fabrics and trims that compliments the furniture in […]

Denise Maloney Interior Design is featured on Houzz

In situations where a client wants something unique and/or to maximize space, custom furniture and built-ins are often the perfect solution.  I designed these corner bunk beds for a BAMO project in Hawaii and the inspirational site Houzz hand-picked my work to feature in one of their recent Ideabooks: Bunch Your Bunk Beds in Style […]