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I earned my degree from the College of Architecture & Design at Arizona State University, but my creativity and passion for design started much earlier; well before I even started school.  When I was very young, I remember sitting at my mother’s easel and watching her paint for hours.  It was here that I was introduced to color, texture, composition & self~expression. Together, my mother and I tackled many home décor and remodeling projects.  I was hooked!  My love of art and design continued to grow during my school days and I was thrilled to find one of the nation’s top ranked interior design programs right in my own back yard.   Upon graduation, I further honed my skills while working for a prominent, Scottsdale design firm, which specialized in high end residential & hospitality projects.  The knowledge & expertise I gained in this amazingly creative environment launched my career. While I loved the variety & collaboration of working at a large firm, I longed for a more personal approach to design as well as a more intimate relationship with my clients.  I was ready to go out on my own. I had a distinct voice and philosophy that I longed to bring to my projects.  In 1998 I founded Avril Interiors.  Over the years, we have built a successful business on a reputation of exceeding clients’ expectations and more importantly, on guiding them on a journey of unique self~expression. With a focus on exceptional quality, creative thinking and attention to detail, I ensure that our clients are taken care of with the highest level of personal service.  Working in a fresh yet timeless style, I develop every design based on the individual personality and lifestyle of each client. Backed by a team of highly skilled contractors, workrooms and artisans, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your vision and realize your dreams!






My unique background gives me just the right combination of business sense, creativity and motivational skills needed to manage an interior design studio.  I have an economics degree from Colorado College, a small private school in Colorado Springs.  I also studied film at Arizona State University and currently, in my free time, I’m a volunteer basketball & soccer coach.  I worked for several years in film & commercial production as a Production Manager and Assistant Director.   I have been involved with shooting two major motion pictures, various documentaries, promos for professional sports, and national advertising campaigns for both Sonic & Martha Stewart.  While traveling and working extremely long hours, each project was its own microcosm of managing budgets, securing locations & talent, as well as intense scheduling.  Basically I was the guy who made sure things got done.  Surprisingly, it was not a difficult transition from working with crazy, over demanding directors to working with my wife!  I work behind the scenes, handling all the paperwork, communications with vendors, and scheduling the installations.  I make sure everything is where it’s supposed to be, when it’s supposed to be there.   I’m also on the front lines helping with field measures, installations, and creating digital presentations.  I do my best to fulfill any requests our clients may have & keep your project running like clockwork.  From the big picture planning, to the most minute detail, I take care of all the design logistics to get our clients the results they’re after:  a stress-free, luxurious space that reflects their individual perspective and style.




Dawn has an infectious spirit and passion for life.  We knew immediately upon meeting her that she would be a perfect fit for our team.  Originally from Michigan, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE).  For several years she worked as a Pediatric Dental Hygienist, traveling to countries in need on medical missions.  Her love of travel along with a desire to help and inspire others sparked an interest in design.  Always up for a new challenge,  Dawn attained her Arizona Real Estate license and partnered with a Real Estate Developer designing custom spec homes.  Her smart, well-planned designs quickly propelled her career in both Residential & Commercial Design.  Her commercial projects include corporate offices and Pure Barre studios.  She joined Avril Interiors in 2015, bringing her fresh style & keen eye for detail to all of our projects.  Her dedication to others both professionally and through her support of children’s charities inspires us daily.  Dawn’s heart, zest for life and fearless design talent all make her an indispensable member of our team.



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Janet’s real title should be right hand woman.  She contribute to just about everything that goes on in our office.  Working alongside April & Phillip, her responsibilities include drafting, research, sourcing products, designing window treatments, composing concept books & running errands.  Janet works with our vendors and trades to ensure custom details and quality meet our exacting standards.  She are always up for a good design challenge!


Outside of our office there are literally dozens of people involved in bringing each project to life, and we have relationships with some of the best in the industry.  From the knowledgeable showroom reps to the highly skilled trades, furniture makers, workrooms, and artisans, each member of our A-list team plays an important role in the process.



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We are the very proud parents of four incredibly talented boys. Each of them is an honors student, musician & athlete.  Each of them has a bold & distinct personality.  Needless to say, our home is always alive with activity, noise, bouncing basketballs and joy!