About

the talianko design group, LLC

“Let us create the home of your dreams.  We’ll save you time, money and most of all stress by handling things for you.”

About

Debbie Talianko

Allied ASID, Certified Interior Designer, #6393

Debbie L. Talianko, one of California’s premier interior designers, is an award-winning professional known for the exceptional service and the health and wellness insights she provides leading residents in the West San Gabriel Valley.

 

Debbie has 15 years experience offering complete design services to prominent homeowners in such communities as Arcadia, South Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada. Sierra Madre, Glendale and Bradbury. She has won several customer service awards, and clients and colleagues alike refer to her with words like “fabulous,” “fantastic” and “wonderful” and phrases like “true visionary,” “beautiful, refined style,” “great eye for color,” and “very pleasant to work with.”

 

Debbie was the area’s first designer to introduce wellness processes and principles in her residential projects.  She creates the healthy interiors that homeowners want and deserve by providing elements such as abundant natural light, enhanced refrigeration, and ergonomic furniture.

 

Her company, the Talianko Design Group, LLC provides services ranging from remodeling to interior consultations and furniture and fabric selection. The firm is backed by the region’s leading contractors, architects, painters, engineers, closet specialists, cabinet experts and other professionals, as well as a national network of vendors and suppliers.

 

Debbie is the President-Elect of the Pasadena chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the nation’s largest and longest-established organization of design professionals. She is a past chair of the California Home & Kitchen Tour, an event showcasing the work of some of the nation’s most distinguished design professionals.

 

She keeps up with design trends by attending industry shows around the country. She is a Certified Interior Designer in California and received a Diploma with Distinction in Professional Interior Design from Rhodec International in London. Her clients benefit from the organization, time management, communication and other skills she gained from her highly successful earlier career in sales and marketing for a leading national company.

Speaking: 

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising FIDM 

“Marketing Interior Design”

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising FIDM 

“Public Speaking”

Featured In:

Debbie L. Talianko

Certified Interior Designer, #6393, Allied ASID, President-Elect ASID CA Pasadena Chapter

Natalie J. Lord

Junior Interior Designer, Allied ASID

A graduate of California State University Northridge and third generation Interior Designer.

Katie V.  Kelly

Administrator and Sales and Marketing Assistant

Katie is a former school teacher and long time resident of Pasadena.

Dulce M. Cespedes

Design Intern

Student at California State University Northridge.

“The Team Behind The Team”

There are many moving parts in a design project.  And we are lucky to have a wonderful team of contractors, architects, engineers and vendors with which to work.  These people are our “team behind the team”.

What impressed us the most, apart from their knowledge and perceptiveness to our needs, is that they don't push for more business and more charges.
Ray and Jennifer Tse
Home Owners
In my book, Debbie and her team of designers acquired more than the 5 stars Houzz allows.
Francisco Garcia, P.E.
Structural Engineer, FJ Engineering + Design
Her ability to deliver beautiful designs to choose from for our master suite was great. She not only had our style down, but also had creative solutions for getting the most out of our limited bathroom space.
Sheryl Lefmann
Home Owner

Why Us?

Let us create the home of your dreams.

We’ll save you time, money and most of all… stress and anxiety.

“People have an address, but they don’t always have a home.  And so what our firm does is take a place where our clients live, and make it a place they call home.  One that let’s them put their best selves out there.”

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We blend clean, refined lines with quiet, meaningful details–and so our rooms make sense together.

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We pay attention to every detail, which gives you a seamless, finished look throughout your home. This creates a quiet background that lets you move from room to room with a sense of calm contentment.

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We’re about creating a home that feels like vacation from your day.

Quick Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get started?

An initial face-to -face meeting is the best way for us to get to know each other. Later, in our first planning meeting, we’ll want to listen to your ideas, and look at drawings and photos you may have. We really want to know your hopes and dreams for your design project. Once we have a solid understanding of your vision, we’ll go to work on making your dreams a reality.

What will your services cost?

We are flexible in our approach to pricing our services. We generally work on a flat fee for full service projects. This fee is directly related to the size of each project. We find that this arrangement is what makes people the most comfortable because we are not billing by the hour and creating an “open-ended” situation.

What are your qualifications?

Debbie L. Talianko is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California. She has 15 years of experience in the industry. Debbie is also President Elect for the ASID Pasadena CA Chapter, a national organization for the design industry. Collectively, our design team has over 20 years of work experience.

How involved in the process will I need to be?

You may be involved as little or as much as you like in the process. We enjoy and encourage your participation but, rest assured, we’re capable of handling everything.

Do you work with other trade professionals?

We work in harmony with architects, general contractors and landscape designers and can make recommendations for all. This collaboration, which is called the “Design-Build Process”, is a cost-effective way to create your dream project. Be sure to form your entire team before committing designs and ideas to paper.

How long does the process take?

Our initial research and development phase varies according to the complexity of your project; however, in most cases we will make a presentation to you within a few weeks.  This will include our design concept, space plans, color scheme, key fabrics and furnishings, and an initial budget.

 

After your approval, we’ll move into design implementation.  This includes all working drawings and the final proposals of items to be handled through our office.

How does purchasing work?

You are welcome to do your own purchasing but we work with hundreds of vendors at the wholesale level. We price on a cost-plus basis, which means in almost every case, your purchases will be less than retail.

What other services do you offer?

We also offer “Design By The Day”- both full and  half-day packages for consultation.  For a complete listing of our services, (click here).

Have more questions? Download our “Step of Our Design Process” or simply Contact Us.