Our Design Studios strive to provide the highest level of service and experience to make your home design project the realization of your dreams. AR Home Studios provide full professional interior design services and products for home owners and work closely with builders and their clients to select architectural finishes. Our professional designers are experts in furnishings, window treatments, wall coverings, accessories, finishes and space planning.

We sat down with designers, Jennifer Almond and Dara Ortiz, to learn more about our design services and the state-of-the-art Tampa Design Studio.

What services does our Tampa Design Studio offer?

We offer a full range of design services, including furniture, window treatments, wallpaper, lighting and accessories. Our clients fall in love with the Arthur Rutenberg Homes models, and we are able to help them create a similar look, all customized to their personal style and budget.

What is the benefit of using our Design Studio for interior design services?

We have extensive knowledge of our floor plans. This knowledge helps us create designs that will complement the natural flow of the homes. We have partnered with our homeowners during their color session, which has given us an opportunity to learn the vision for their new home. We have accounts with hundreds of furniture and fabric manufacturers in the industry so we are able to offer our clients professional design services and custom products with experienced designers.

What are the new additions to our Tampa Design Studio?

Our Design Studio boasts an additional 1,000 sq. ft. in the new space. It is a lighter and brighter environment with a separate exterior section and more working surfaces that can be used during the color session for building products or interiors presentations. We have a thought-out space plan and we are excited to show the furniture pieces we have displayed.

How do these new additions benefit our customers?

The larger space allows us to show more products and have it displayed in a way that is appealing to our clients. We love the lighter feel. The white countertops provide a clean backdrop for any design we are working on, whether it be bathroom tile or bedroom drapery fabrics. Having some furniture pieces available for our clients to see, feel and touch is huge. It allows them to see the quality of products we are able to offer them. Overall, the new Tampa Design Studio feels consistent to the AR Homes brand.

About Jennifer Almond & Dara Ortiz

Jennifer Almond has always been fascinated with math, drafting and design. When she learned how she could incorporate all of her passions with a career in interior design, she attended Georgia Southern for a degree. Once surrounded by opportunities to explore, she decided that her focus would be residential design. She liked the variety of project types, the relationships with the home owners and the pace of the projects. Now with AR Home Studio, she enjoys rolling up her sleeves with the clients and guiding them through the world of finishes and design.

Dara Ortiz was introduced to the construction side of design at a young age. With a bachelor’s degree from The Academy of Design and Technology, Dara was able to turn her passion and knowledge of design into a career. She has more than 10 years of experience in the commercial and residential industry.  Dara’s goal is to help clients create spaces that are functional and timeless.


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