About Us

Mary Ann Downey Interior Design, established in 1979, is a comprehensive residential and commercial interior design firm. We combine over 45 years experience with cutting edge design applications to provide our clients a complete blend of design and consulting services.We are enthusiastic and passionate about providing functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our clients. Projects are developed with attention to detail and clients are involved in the process as they desire. Constant communication with clients lead to projects that feature design originality.

Timeliness is always a critical component of any project. Our experience allows us to seamlessly work with vendors and contractors to achieve maximum results within required time frames.

The following is an abbreviated list of offered services for both residential and commercial projects:

  • Concept and Color Palette Development
  • Space Planning (Including CAD As-Builts and Design Drawings)
  • New Construction, Remodeling and T.I.’s
  • Comprehensive Material and Finish Specifications
  • Interior Architectural Design and Detailing
  • Lighting Design and Procurement
  • Furniture Design and Procurement
  • Art Consultation and Selection
  • Full or Partial Project Supervision and Management
  • Custom Design and Procurement of Furnishings for Both Residential and Commercial Projects Including Window Coverings, Bedding and Other Soft Furnishings.

Over the years, our firm has been noted in many publications including Sacramento Magazine,  The Sacramento Bee and The Business Journal. Mary Ann has made guest appearances on local television shows and had her work has been published in Formica Corporation’s Deco Metal marketing brochure. In 2004, our Small Business Administration project won the esteemed McGraw Hill Best of California Award, and in 2008 an entire house remodel received the National NARI Coty Award. MAD Interior Design has been a participant in numerous Showhouses and charitable events throughout its career.

Mary Ann Downey Interior Design has completed hundreds of successful residential and commercial projects, with a long list of satisfied clients. We would be honored to provide you with a list of references per your request.


Mary Ann’s Educational Background
California State University, Sacramento
American River College
CCIDC #1930

Alicia’s Educational Background                                                
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Interior Design
California State University, Sacramento      

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