Kathleen Smithnosky

(412) 780-1606

We are both graduates in Residential Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  When we first met there, Ellen was a school teacher and Kathleen managed medical offices.  But we both always loved interior design, and at that point, had decided to return to school to make our dreams a reality.  After graduating, we decided to go into business together. During the past ten years, we have met so many wonderful people, both clients, and vendors.  We still love our work because it is never boring – each home is unique, and so each design is different. 

We love reading, gardening, antiquing, and of course, looking at endless fabric and wallpaper samples!  We both love searching for interesting and unique items for our clients. 

Ellen Diamond

(412) 260-8766

It seems like most people today have such crazy, busy lives – work, taking care of kids, sometimes parents too, all of the nuts and bolts of everyday life – that there is simply no time work on the beautiful and well-put together home that is the dream.  We understand and can help!  We KNOW how valuable your time is.  Our Design Questionnaire will help you to really think about how your home functions, and, in turn, will help us get to know your wants, needs, and desires so we can design your perfect surroundings.  Our strength lies in our ability to listen to our clients and interpret the style, feeling, and function desired. We always offer the most practical approach to achieving this and will suggest where and how the proposed budget can best be allocated.  Our design philosophy saves our clients money, time and aggravation. 

Residential Designers Specializing in:

Interior and Color Consulting • Furniture Layout  •  Fabric Selection
Personal Shopping  •  Home Staging  •  Holiday Decorating  •  Accessorizing

Our promise to you:

  We will offer distinctive designs that make your home uniquely yours.
We will create comfortable, functional, attractive living areas.
We will ensure the highest standard in material and workmanship for quality that lasts

Kathleen:  (412) 780-1606  •  Ellen:  (412) 260-8766  •   design@sensationalsurroundings.com  •  2002 Stillwater Lane  •  McDonald, PA 15057

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