Carrie Yoshida, IDS


What is Interior ReDesign?

Interior ReDesign is the art of rearranging your living space or office with the furnishings and treasures you already own. Our ReDesign Services will blend your personality and furnishings to create a more functional space, while complimenting and enhancing your lifestyle. Our ReDesign concept is simple, inexpensive, yet rejuvenating.

Why ReDesign?

It gives your room a fresh new look with a sense of harmony and balance
To de-clutter your room(s) which can help your mind’s clarity and improve your well being
You are very busy, have little time, and a limited budget
You want a beautiful, healthy, and organized space, but don’t know how to start
You’ve started a remodeling project but, need help bringing it all together
You’re combining two different households into one cohesive look
You’ve moved into a new home and need help with space planning using your existing furniture

The Process

We start by getting to know your needs, desires, and future vision of your home. Together we share ideas to create a realistic plan.
We collaborate and explore how we can create a fresh new look for your space. We will work with your inspired colors, textures, and themes, and always work within your lifestyle and budget.
Selection and Planning
We select your favorite furnishings to create a cohesive plan for a beautiful ReDesign. If new furnishings are needed, we will create a “theme board” and a layout drawing to help envision your future space.
In this stage, we physically rearrange your furniture and accent pieces to match our initial plan. Your room will start to take shape - walls are painted, artwork is chosen, and a theme is created. Your room has a personality and feel that suits your lifestyle.
Finishing touches
This is when we add finishing embellishments, such as live greenery, personal photos, accessories for color, and warm furnishings. The room is finalized, and your new look is complete.

Color Consultation
Altering the color palate of a room breathes new life into the space. With a cohesive selection of vibrant colors, we will work with you to choose a color design which will reflect who you are and your lifestyle.

Custom Window Treatments
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Customize your windows to achieve better functionality and privacy. This is a creative way to add warmth, beauty, and style to your look.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments & Motorization Powerview Motorization
Sheers and Shadings
Roman and Roller Shades & Blinds
Energy Efficient Honeycomb Shades (Horizontal and Vertical)
Plantation Shutters
Wood Blinds
Metal Blinds
Drapery and Valances

Space Planning
Does your room arrangement feel out of balance? We will design a new layout using your existing or new furniture that will liven up your room, inviting harmony and flow into your home.

Recovering your existing furniture with new fabric is a beautiful way to update and give new life to your favorite pieces. We provide a wide variety of fabric choices that complement and enhance your personal décor.

Pillows, window seats
Sofas, chairs, ottomans, stools

Additional Services

Custom Made Furniture
We work with several fine furniture craftsmen who can build furniture customized to our design specifications.
Specialty Bedding
By choosing from pre-selected fabric collections or designing a unique ensemble, we will create a custom look for your bedroom.

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel

Planning & Collaboration
Sourcing and Material Selection
Project & Time Management

"After a decade of trying to furnish an awkward living and dining room we contacted Carrie. We couldn't be more pleased with the result. Carrie was an absolute delight to work with - she really listened and quickly understood what we wanted. She worked wonders using pieces we already owned and suggested purchasing just a few additional ones. We would hire Carrie again without hesitation."
-Dan H.

"Carrie was a pleasure to work with! She gave me so many great suggestions for updating my entire home. Carrie took the time to evaluate each room I was concerned with and provided solutions, or options. She redesigned our family room to improve the space and functionality and we couldn't be happier. She has experience, a good eye for detail, and a gentle, yet direct approach."
-Polly W.

"Carrie Yoshida is excellent -- very practical and down-to-earth. We worked together to move furniture around and she made great recommendations that worked well and were fairly inexpensive. I loved her sense of color and organization and her willingness to roll up her sleeves and actually hang photos! Have recommended her to several of my friends already."
-Linda W.

"Carrie is wonderful and so kind! She took the time to understand what I was hoping to accomplish and looked for ways to keep costs down even before I thought to suggest it. Even though my project is our living room, she helped me make plans to find some color themes and ideas for connecting all our spaces, including the foyer, hallway, dining room and family room. I learned a ton from her in a short period of time and will definitely hire her again as we move forward!"
-Karen M.

"I contacted Visual Harmony Interiors to help me with decorating my house. I met with Carrie several times and she helped me with placement of my furniture, wall hangings and she even helped me attach some of my wall hangings onto decorative displays. She provided me with names of places to purchase furniture and was nice to even accompany me with my selection of furniture and decor. She is great with fabrics, colors, has beautiful taste and her knowledge of resources was tremendous. She provided me with creative new ideas on decorating. Carrie's invaluable service surpassed her visits to my house as she continued to send me emails of mirrors that she thought would fit appropriately in my rooms. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Carrie is and will continue to highly recommend her to others. Working with her was both enjoyable and fun. Not only is she a great decorator, but she is a kind and spiritual person who will strive hard to provide your surroundings with visual harmony!"
-Christine M.

"I interviewed two other interior designers before selecting Carrie. My budget to redecorate four rooms was $20,000. Two rooms required all new furniture. Carrie helped me to get great looking area rugs at local stores for reasonable prices. She researched on-line for beautiful lamps and furniture. She suggested that my office furniture be reupholstered and selected beautiful fabrics for this purpose. I love the warm attractive paint colors she suggested for my bedroom, living room, office and dining room (she has a great eye for color). Carrie also helped me select window treatments that were complimentary in color and design to the redecorated rooms. She even purchased several plants to provide that extra touch of color. Although it was not in my original budget, I decided to follow Carrie’s suggestion to reface my ugly brick fireplace. This decision made a very big difference in the ambiance of my living room..
Everyday it is a pleasure for me to walk through the redesigned rooms in my home. They embody both the warmth and the “pop” of color that I requested. I marvel at how well the choice of furniture, paint colors, plants and window treatments combine to provide interest, visual attractiveness and continuity within and between rooms. The rooms that satisfy me most are those which received a total redesign - my office and the living room. If money permitted I would have Carrie redesign all the rooms in my house. On my own I would never have selected the style and design elements that Carrie suggested. But once these suggestions were made I soon learned to appreciate the aesthetics of her ideas/choices and to value her expertise. Carrie met all of my expectations: 1) she worked within my limited budget, 2) greatly reduced the time and stress involved in the redesign process, 3) provided an attractive outcome , 4) was a good listener and collaborator with me, and 5) provided good resources for services and purchases. What I did not expect was to have fun participating in a process I’ve long been dreading. The latter was due to Carrie's upbeat manner and patience."
-Arlene K.


Carrie Yoshida

Interior ReDesign and Color has always been my passion to create renewed home designs that compliments my client’s lifestyles and personalities. We can collaborate to create inspiration and new designs, helping to achieve style, function, and balance in each of your rooms. Every client and project is unique and is treated with a personal touch.

Design Philosophy

Using proper furniture placements and different color palettes, I will help you to “visualize the possibilities” and how your space can be transformed into feelings of renewed freshness and energy. I will integrate my love for textile, color, and Feng Shui principles (Ancient Asian Art), which bring calming and re-energizing themes into your home design. I am dedicated in working within your budget to enhance your lifestyle and home with practical decorating solutions.


As a San Francisco Bay Area native, I received my training and certification as a Professional Redesign Specialist, from Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (I.R.I.S.), at their nationally accredited training center in Napa. Over the past 14 years, I have successfully collaborated with homeowners, contractors and home improvement professionals to design, consult, and project manage in numerous remodels. I am an Authorized Hunter Douglas Dealer and specialize in custom window treatments.

I look forward to working with you, to ultimately create true Visual Harmony in your home.

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Carrie Yoshida


Visual Harmony Interiors


El Cerrito, CA

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El Cerrito, CA