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.

Irene believes in the philosophy that home is where the heart is and comes home each day eager to participate in the family, joy and sanctuary she knows awaits her.

Her heart fills with warmth knowing that once she steps across the threshold, she will encounter a place of cleanliness, order and harmony; a place to collaborate, relax and be inspired. With a desire to create this same feeling for others, Irene went on to found 'Keep It Clean, Call Irene', a home cleaning service that allowed her to fulfill her passion for serving the community and the family unit. As the company grew and clients became more like family, Irene began assisting here and there with furniture placement, surface selections for remodels and even shopping with clients to help them choose fitting decor for their space.

After moving to Portland in 2013 and meeting her husband, Irene was inspired to pursue her passion for interior design and Design Allure was born.

Irene's design credentials were further strengthened during her studies at Heritage School of Interior Design where she received her certification in interior design and home staging.

Further validating her love for interior design, 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 loving husband and three amazing kids, Irene is committed to serving and supporting fellow community families of all shapes and sizes by helping them realize their home vision with innovation, integrity and passion.


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. We're committed to building fresh, sophisticated, timeless interiors that enhance your life and respect your budget.

We teamwork with each client to define their unique, individual style before curating distinctive pieces that work together to create a cohesive, whole home feel.

Whether you need help with space planning, selecting decor or taking on a full remodel, our simple three step process allows us to get to know your taste through a comprehensive analysis and a personalized master plan before our final big reveal! {Cue the champagne pop.}

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We'll teamwork with you 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. 


home staging, interior design, projects


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



Cassandra M. Baker


Design with purpose and integrity

Be creative and innovative

Be relevant and open-minded

Have courage to embrace change

Show determination and resourcefulness