Dawn Thorpe
 santa barbara & des moines



by appointment: 916 439 2801


Dawn’s award winning interior work connects beauty, comfort, human nature, humor and a touch of unpredictability...  


Today, high end luxury properties are a portion of Dawn's architectural clientele. She also teams up with creative businesses developing their media & social media campaigns and videos.


Earlier projects focused on production housing communities, model home merchandising, residential marketing and features for design magazines. Frequently being invited to design "one of a kind" projects i.e.: a charming Santa Barbara style church in Santa Monica, an 18,000 sf stone showroom in Northern California or designing & styling architectural interior magazine spreads with iconic photographers.


Dawn has partnered with many residential industry icons - John "Jack" Bloodgood FAIA, Barry Berkus FAIA and D. R. Horton.   Working in partnership with residential architects, community developers, national homebuilders and design magazines she has become known as the detailing & finishing specialist that can enhance an architect's original design.  Dawn has an intuitive and insightful talent recognizing a client, buyer or families' personal vision/lifestyle, then, creating exactly that.




Interior & Visual Details!


Interior Architecture & Interior Detailing, Custom Homes/Extensive Renovations, Interior Project Management.


Visual Branding with "Design" based firms & Creative Entrepreneurs, 












image to the left:  a postcard, designed for MZA