Your home is your special place to unwind, and we’re here to help you create a cohesive vision that perfectly reflects the look and feel of your ideal sanctuary. Whether you’re looking for a few new pieces to bring the rooms to life or you’re taking your home down to the studs, we’ll guide you through the interior design process with grace and ease.


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Your home is your special place to unwind, and we’re here to help you create a cohesive vision that perfectly reflects the look and feel of your ideal sanctuary. Whether you’re looking for a few new pieces to bring the rooms to life or you’re taking your home down to the studs, we’ll guide you through the interior design process with grace and ease.

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Design Allure is committed to creating stylish, functional spaces that work with your lifestyle and your budget. Our years of experience hand-selecting interior design palettes and materials that marry taste, affordability and practically means you get stunning interiors that take all the important factors into account. And unlike a traditional interior designer or decorator, we'll work closely with you to create digital design concepts in 3D so you can find the look you love without spending money and time on anything you don't.


3D rendering of modern kitchen in a loft.

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Maldeep K. 

"Irene helps revamp kitchen and bathroom designs. She came promptly after I first contacted her to help me come up with ideas for remodeling my house. She helped me come up with great floor treatment that matched rest of the interior decor. Her 3D rendered models were lifelike that they helped me visualize the end product. Highly recommend her for future work! Thank you Irene!! :)"

Jennye Helzer

Real Estate Agent at Red Door Realty 

"Design Allure makes a vacant house feel like home. I've worked with many staging companies, and Irene is by far the best there is. Every listing is done to perfection and all my clients are so excited to have her as a part of my team!"

Farrell & Debbie Ross

Factory Built Housing Consultant/Project Management

"We bought a town home in Penryn, CA. Albeit brand new, it lacked personality and the decor was a bit drabby. Irene came in with her vision and dedication and gave our place a make over. She is incredibly talented and creative. When she was done, our home was warm, homey and very relaxing...just the way we wanted. There is no job too big or small for Irene. We highly recommend Irene be your interior designer. "

Tony Carpenter 

Real Estate Broker/Agent at Windermere Stellar

"The house looks so much better staged! I really like the colors!"

Tim Martin 

"Before contacting Design Allure my family had lived in our home for 9 years, during initial construction all of the rooms were revamped with cabinets/counters/trim but the home theater room and bathroom were to be the main entertaining part of our home. As an engineer with a young family such big plans for the space were never completed. The space has so much opportunity but I found it difficult to put a vision of the space into motion. 

Design Allure came in and photographed/measured the space, met with me on what important key parts of the room I wanted to stay the same and quickly picked up on the style I was looking for (it turned out to be called transitional). Without changing the structural floorpan, Irene was able to open up the space and make it more inviting then I could have ever imagined. Thanks Design Allure! I now have the inspiration and a cohesive virtual model that I can work with to begin building my dream theater."

Cyndi S.

"The house looks great! Very Impressive!"

Michelle Domeika

Principal Designer of Elle Rêve Interior Design

"Collaborating with Irene Tokstad of Design Allure is an experience unlike any other. Irene's creativity and work ethic are unmatched. Irene accepts nothing less than perfection in her designs. She's wonderfully creative and intuitive and will quickly become an expert in whatever she lends herself to. She's a dream to work with and her dynamic personality will put you at ease and make you laugh. Once your project is complete, you'll have an amazing, beautiful space and, a new friend."

Jim Plymale 

Director / Administrator of Heritage School of Interior Design

"Irene is a unique talent: Not only is she an amazing and creative designer, she is innovative and entrepreneurial as well. She is a delight to work with and brings positivity, creativity and hard work and follow through to everything she does. I give her the highest recommendation not only as a designer, but as a person."

Robin Gordin

"Irene was great to work with getting my house ready to sell. We walked through my house to decide what needed to go and what could stay, then she produced an itemized list of what she would bring in to freshen up my house, super easy and reasonable! My house sold in 3 days for 30,000. Over asking price! I’m one happy customer, thanks Irene!"

Tomas Navarro

The Navarro Team, Keller Williams Professional

"Irene and Design Allure did a phenomenal job staging our Lake Oswego listing. They were able to take blank spaces and liven them up for comfort, warmth, and charm. I love the staging job they did and more importantly, so do the sellers. Great work and reasonable pricing. A++"

Melinda Iremonger 

"Irene was consistent, reliable and so fun to work with! Her designs are well thought out and executed with great care and attention to detail. She is more than willing to take the time to follow up, answer any questions you may have and help in any way she can. You can’t go wrong when your working with Irene!"

Amy Van Ditti

"Irene is an such a talented interior designer and an inspiring individual. I highly recommend her for any of your interior design needs!"

Alexander Phan 

"We hired Irene to staged a vacant home we had for sale off Cornelius Pass and Baseline. She did Living room, dining, kitchen accessories, back living room, master bedroom and accent pieces in 3 bathrooms. The staging tremendously helped the home sell. We actually had it on the market for a week before with no staging, poor feedback, so we added the staging with new photos and it was a night and day difference. The home sold that week. Communication and setup were easy, she cleaned up after staging and destaging which was awesome. We bought and renovated a second home and hired Irene to stage immediately this time when we hit the market. Home sold in 3 days over list. Over 80 people through the open house. I would hire her again."

Kara Lavinger

"Goodness. I am so glad I am able to work with someone that has all the details and skill that I lack in. Amazing to work with someone with style and class. I felt our first consultant meet was very productive."

Clara Curry 

"My experience was everything I’d hoped it would be and more! Irene is the epitome of professional and treats everyone with so much kindness and understanding. She created my dream space and didn’t quit until the the space spoke to every aspect of my personality. She is a brilliant designer and all around lovely individual."


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Creating elegant, livable spaces in your vacant or occupied home to ensure maximum impact with potential buyers and top dollar offers that get your home sold as quickly as possible.



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By designallurepdx | April 9, 2018

When it comes to recreating our interiors, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly one style you’re most attracted to.  Especially when there is so much inspiration out there! I mean seriously, try to Pinterest living room inspiration. The overwhelming amount of different options to choose from can leave us feeling bewildered and confused. Have…

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By designallurepdx | April 8, 2018

If you’re looking for some coastal living room ideas, you came to the right place! These are some of our favorite Houzz coastal interior design finds as of yet! This coastal living room features lots of visual texture with a calming and cozy neutral pallet. Its inspiration was behind the fun and relaxing environment we…

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By designallurepdx | April 4, 2018

  Welcome to the principles and elements of interior design part 2! Thanks for reading further! As you know these principles of interior design are essential methods and tools for designing spaces. In the last article we highlighted the 8 elements that, when implemented properly create stunning interiors just like Chip and Joanna Gaines! As…

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By designallurepdx | April 2, 2018

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Best Home Staging Tips to Sell Your House Fast

By designallurepdx | January 9, 2018

Have you ever tried listing your home on the market to find that months go by and not a single offer came in? Many people have been there and it’s difficult when you don’t know what to do next. The good news is, you came to the right place because home staging has proven to…

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By designallurepdx | January 7, 2018

Now that the new year is here we are seeing new and trending paint colors featured everywhere. There’s not time like the present for giving our home a fresh look. At Design Allure, we believe that creating spaces is a labor of love  and like anything of importance, (like our health and relationships), inspired motivation…

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Shop This Look | Farmhouse Living Room

By designallurepdx | January 7, 2018

If you’re looking for some farmhouse living room ideas for the perfect conversation area, you came to the right place! These are some of our favorite Houzz farmhouse interior finds as of yet! This farmhouse living room features visual texture with a stunning distressed shiplap paneling, while also embracing a calming and cozy neutral pallet.…

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