Barbara E. Keller, ASID, CID

School: California State University, Fullerton, CA, (BA, Political Science) and Fullerton Community College (Residential and Commercial Interior Design Certificates)
Company: Barbara Keller Designs
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-5149
Phone: (714) 528-4451

Designer Profile

I am passionate about creating homes that are "just perfect" for my clients, and my company, Barbara Keller Designs, is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential design. I draw my inspirations from many sources and bring my love for color, texture, fabrics, and shape to all my projects. My firm delights in working with clients and their treasures to create beautiful, nurturing homes that reflect them and their lifestyles.

We are here to help you with decisions about your home that can sometimes by scary and expensive. We are here to support you and work with you throughout the entire time it takes to create the home of your dreams.

With over 25 year's experience, I have worked on home and condo projects throughout Southern California including beach and mountain vacation homes. My firm has worked on projects from Nipomo (near Pismo Beach, CA), to Encinitas. We serve all Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County areas.

In addition to my design work, I also teach at both Fullerton Community College and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). In 2010, I served as one of the judges for the Thos. Moser Furniture Co. student design competition involving FIDM interior design students. I have also donated my services to Furnishing Hope to design and complete the interiors for new Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

I am a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. I have served as chair for the annual ASID-OC Flea Market, served as President Elect in 2010, and as President of the Chapter for the 2010-2011 term.

Services Offered

Services Include:

Color and Design Consultation
Conceptual Design
Space Planning
Home, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Project Management from start to finish
Materials and Products Selections
Custom Design and Fabrication

We took a very dated pink tiled, vinyl floored, 3/4 bath and created a sophisticated beautiful new space. By using a variety of materials such as glass mosaic tiles, porcelain tile, marble, and new cabinetry the bath was transformed.  The stained glass door, vessel sink, and accessories completed this new calming retreat.
Using the client's existing furniture, we added draperies and many new accessories to complete the room. By adding small amounts of color, artwork, and accessories, we maintained the soothing feel of the room but added the punch it needed.
This was a brand new home that a client purchased--a first brand new home for her!  Our firm helped the client select flooring, stone, tile, and paint.  We then went on to do the space planning and select and fabricate furnishings, window treatments, and art work to work with cherished pieces she wanted to keep.  This is one view of the living room area.  The client has since moved, and we have worked with her on her new home in Nipomo, CA.
Our firm worked with many beautiful antiques that this client, an antiques dealer, owned and loved.  This was a newly purchased home that needed to come alive.  In this living room, furniture shown was selected to work with the antiques used throughout the home.  The mirror shown over the sofa is one of those special pieces.
This is another view of the living room shown in picture # 3.  There was wonderful volume to work with here.  The wall color is a beautiful warm tan, although the camera didn't pick that up.
This photo offers another, closer view of the living room area in pictures # 3 and # 6.
This is a remodeled kitchen which retained the original kitchen floor plan.  Cabinets were removed over the cooktop to allow for a new stainless hood.  New flooring, counters, appliances and hardware were selected.  Additional storage was added in an adjoining home office area.
This is a view of a new kitchen from the dining area.
This photo shows the breakfast area for the home of the antiques dealer.  She loved this space with the wallpaper showing quilt patterns, the braided rug, and the valance and chair cushions in a small, related geometric print because all worked with her antique table and Windsor chairs.
This photo provides another view of the remolded kitchen.  Upper cabinets are downlit.  Lower cabinets open to show pull-out drawers for linen storage.
This is a view of the sink area in the remolded kitchen.  The client had fun, eclectic art pieces to incorporate.
What a fun project this was since the color scheme was determined by a vintage turquoise refrigerator!  It was a small room, so a custom sectional was specified.  Wallpaper, valance, dining set and chandelier were selected to provide a garden feel to the room.  Pieces were also selected with scale in mind as the client was a small, petitie woman.
A closer view of the previous picture shows accessories and artwork, some of which were the client's.  Other new pieces were added.
This family room was created for a young couple who wanted a troppical feel.  Existing wood floors and cabinetry were refinished.  All colors, furniture and accessories were selected for the room by our firm.
This home had a spectacular view of the golf course so seating was arranged to take advantage of the view.  All new furniture and accessories were selected incorporating the clients' color and style preferences.
This is the family room of the home shown in pictures # 3 and # 6.  The leather chairs face the TV.
This is another view of the family room.  A very comfy chenille sofa with chaise gets lots of use, and the soft, custom shag rug is a delight for the toes!
This is a view of the dining area of the home shown in pictures # 3, 6, 18 and 19.
This photo shows the master bedroom in the home of the antiques dealer.  The wallpaper and color palette express the antique feel and the desires of the homeowner.
This is a view of the dining area in the antique owner's home.
This photo shows a view of a completely redesigned master bath area.  Walls are all hand painted.  The client desired an old world feel for this room.
This is the shower area in the completely remodeled master bath shown in picture # 1.
This photo provides another view of the bathroom with the shower seen in the previous picture.  The room was gutted and all new cabinets, counters, shower and fixtures were installed.
This is a view of one area of a completely remodeled kitchen.  The space was gutted, and the door to the garage was moved.  This allowed for a functional U-shaped floor plan which much needed additional storage space.
This is another view of the kitchen.  The client preferred white appliances.
This photo shows another view of the kitchen.  It was a very small space to work with, but we were able to provide maximum storage and an easy to work in space.  All cabinetry is custom.
This view shows where the door to the garage is now located.
This is a view from the kitchen to the living room.  An old partition was removed and the wall was dropped down. This bank of cupboards and the counter are one of the client's favorite new storage areas.  Much can be stored here, and all is easily accessible.  The counter also works well for buffets.