"Every great design begins with an even better story."

-- Lorinda Mamo, designer

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About Your Designer

Irene Tokstad | CEO & Principal Designer 


As a passionate advocate for family and community, Irene Tokstad believes a happy home begins with a solid foundation where owners feel at peace and guests always feel welcome. After moving to Portland in 2013, Irene was inspired to pursue her passion for interior design and Design Allure was born.

During her studies at Heritage School of Interior Design, Irene received her certification in interior design and home staging in 2017. Further validating her love for space planning, Irene's experience at the Heritage School of Interior Design allowed her to connect with countless local vendors who are masters in their trade; connections she now uses to her client's benefit.

With a head full of brains and shoes full of feet, Irene is committed to serving and supporting her fellow community by helping them get the most out of their investments, while also helping them realize their home vision with innovation, integrity and passion.

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Interior design is a work in emotional science; it's about bringing your space to life with pieces, textures, colors and details that bring you joy, comfort and relaxation. Your home should be a reflection of your unique lifestyle, filled with the people and things that bring harmony and happiness to your heart.

Design Allure is passionate about creating spaces that embody these ideals. That means asking the right questions to ensure we fully understand your specific tastes and then transforming the styles you love into a well-thought-out, well-executed aesthetic that runs throughout your home. It’s our goal to bring meaningful balance to every home we

touch so each room creates a seamless backdrop for your unique lifestyle and cherished memories.

Whatever your design preferences and budget, we’ll partner with you to tackle your residential interior design, commercial interior design or home staging project in a way that’s low-hassle, high-quality and realistic for your needs.

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To bring your ideal home vision to life using innovative style selections unique to your home's personality, integrity-driven client service catered to your needs and a passionate mission to transform your space into the sanctuary you love.

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To add value and heart to your home through above-and-beyond interior design and home staging services designed to bring harmony, balance and creativity to your space.

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Design with purpose and integrity

Be creative and innovative

Be relevant and open-minded

Have courage to embrace change

Show determination and resourcefulness