and accolades

“We collaborated with Amy on the extensive Grapevine project over the course of 2 years. Her insight and creativity brought a totally fresh look to the stair balustrade that flowed over into many other aspects of design. She took our standard Normandy panel profile and radically transformed it into the more floral, old-world style vine we used. Her sense of style and timeless design is evident throughout her work. Her professionalism and communication is fantastic!”

-Master Woodworks, Inc., Portland OR

“Amy Troute has decorated all of the public rooms in my house including my office. She has the unique ability to see things most people wouldn’t in deciding on a design concept in regards to furniture design and style. She has a great eye for color and scale. In addition she is ever mindful of the budget which is a great relief. We are planning to convert the basement into a media room and bar in the future and Amy is the only person considered for the job.”

-Ernest Cooper, Portland OR

“I can’t say enough about my experience working with Amy. We had a very large remodel on a tight deadline and budget and Amy provided us with quick feedback, great design ideas, and complete professionalism the entire way through. Highly recommend!”

-Troy & Jodie Snyder, Portland OR

“We hired Amy Troute in 2010 when we started our long overdue lower level remodel. I had never worked with a designer before and was amazed at how quickly she was able to evaluate our spaces and create such a beautiful home we will enjoy for years to come. Amy worked to find just the right pieces to furnish our home with the look that follows the current design trends, yet will remain timeless. Working with Amy was such a positive experience we hired her back at the end of 2012 for our upstairs remodel. She not only helped us add function and form, but created livability, comfort and warmth to every space. Amy was there from start to finish. Her creative outlook and attention to detail is so appreciated and made both projects seamless. I am so grateful to the Amy and her team. Our home completely reflects our lifestyle in a way I could have never accomplished. I highly recommend Amy Troute. She will always be a part of our future design projects.”

-Jeff & Angie Trapp, Portland OR

“Working with Amy is a complete joy! She is always prepared and brings professionalism to every job. She communicates well to the other professional trades on the job and does a great job of having a cohesive team. I would highly recommend Amy as an interior designer and look forward to working with her on many projects in the future.”

– 8 Inch Nails Construction, Inc., Portland OR

“My husband and I were wanting to update our drab bedroom but had no idea where to start. Having known Amy Troute for several years, I approached her to help us. Amy came to our home and we discussed what items we wanted to keep, what we didn’t like about the previous décor and our budget. Amy came prepared with beautiful fabric, photos of furnishings for the room and sketches of her design. Everything she had chosen was gorgeous and fit our style perfectly! Amy’s expertise in design, her wonderful personality and her professionalism made this experience so fun! I am not a fan of shopping and am terrible and putting things together. It was so wonderful to have a professional designing my bedroom, doing all the shopping and delivering such an amazing finished product. We have recommended Amy to several friends and they ALL love her and her work. My husband and I look forward to working with Amy again on all our future decorating projects!”

-Jeff & Kristina Weyrauch, Ridgefield, WA

“Thank you so much for all of your help in making our dream house a reality for us. We would have been lost without your consultation and ideas on how to plan our home features from the beginning steps of drawing the plans up to the finishing touches that make our house feel truly unique and like a retreat. Every detail of our home from paint colors and cabinetry to flooring and countertops came together with perfection It was hard to visualize how it was all going to come together, but your vision was clear from the start and helped us make better decisions and invest in the details that truly make our home stand apart. We are so pleased with every feature of our home and truly owe you a big thank you for your professional advice and help in this project. Thank you again!”

-Mark and Amy Bigej, Hubbard OR

“We are so impressed with the look of our new home. When we moved in a few months ago, our walls were white and the rooms were bare. We knew we wanted to decorate our home nicely, with professional input. We felt instantly comfortable with Amy, given her great personality and professional demeanor. She immediately went to work creating a wonderful color palette for our walls, blending the right combination to exude a sense of welcome and warmth. Wow, what a transformation! Amy continued to create room layouts, keeping in mind the needs of our young family and family pet. She completely designed our master bedroom, media room, formal dining and living room, and family room.

Amy’s ability to give honest opinions and feedback, as well as keeping the lines of communication open was refreshing. She let us know what she thought would work; always giving us a few different options and designs. We highly recommend Amy to anyone looking to work with a talented interior designer with a great personality!”

-Jeff & Jennifer Weprin, Portland OR

“When Amy Troute of Design for Home met with developer Patrick Kessi and myself at the building back in April, we could tell right away that she understood what 937 Condominiums was all about. She recognized that this building stood out from its competition. She also recognized that any building that is anticipating LEED platinum certification needed an eco-eclectic model home that spoke to the modern “green” design of the building. She designed a beautiful space on the 10th floor of the 16-story building in the Heart of the Pearl District. I want to personally thank Amy for her outstanding design work. Design For Home has helped us to show off a beautiful building and a well designed home.
Thank you Amy.”

-Denny Shleifer, Shleifer Marketing Communications, Inc. / 937 Condominiums

“I met with Amy Troute and one of her clients regarding a problem with the manufacturing process used to make a piece of furniture. The manufacturer sent me out to assess the situation. Amy Troute went out of her way to be there during my inspection in order to ensure her client was not left alone trying to explain what was wrong. Amy’s care and attention to detail was evident. I was impressed with her knowledge of the situation and proposed solution. She went beyond the call of duty for her client.”

-Gordon Fiddes, Image Restoration, Inc.

“After moving 6 times in the last 10 years (including 2 overseas assignments), my furnishings were either nondescript or non-existent. While I was clear on the style and colors that I wanted to incorporate, I had no clue on how to execute my dreams. Amy has done a wonderful job working with my visions while pushing me outside my creative comfort zone – and keeping a careful eye on my budget. She has great color sense and an uncanny ability to choose just the right accessory. And on top of her skills and talent, she is great fun to work with.”

– Linda Moore, Portland OR

“Amy brought a sophisticated, versatile aesthetic, outstanding customer service, and an excellent understanding of business. “

-Dr. Rebecca Mischel, Portland OR

“Amy was tremendous to work with. Her furnishings and design ideas captured the perfect setting for the model home – all for an excellent price.”

-Roy Miller, Custom Home Builder

“You have been wonderful to work with and we are very happy that (our contractor) suggested we contact you. The time you saved us was amazing and we loved the coordination of the colors and textures in our new kitchen. I could never in a thousand years do what you have done.”

– Lewis & Sara Jo McArthur, Portland OR

“Amy is beyond talented, a consummate professional and anyone who hires her will be over-the-moon satisfied. For Amy, it’s not about how big or small the project is, it’s about the relationship. It’s about working with someone who’s “home is their priority.” Someone who LOVES or WANTS to love their home – if that’s you, hire Amy. She’s got the goods and she delivers.”

– Regina Perata, Portland OR

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