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Joanna Barker Laguna Niguel Interior Design Expert

Inspirations Interior Design has been twenty years in the making.

Joanna Barker, Owner and Designer, started her impressive career after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge. She began working in the resort design field as an assistant, and quickly worked her way up to Executive Vice President. Clients and projects were located throughout the United States and Mexico. When she left that position in 2006, the company was listed in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 100 hospitality design firms.

As fate would have it, she and her husband re-located to Orange County, where she took a position as Design Director for a firm that specialized in high-end design for country clubs and resorts.

In late 2007, Joanna departed that position to consider her next career move. She realized that only one position would be completely satisfactory: presiding over her own company.

Hence, Inspirations Interior Design was born, a name that reflects that decision, and the process of design itself. Inspirations offers complete interior design services to the residential, hospitality, and commercial communities, with years of success, experience and wisdom behind it.

Besides her professional experience, there are many benefits to working with Joanna. She has put together a team of seasoned professionals to work on her projects adding to the value for her clients. She will provide her clients with specifications, connections, and discounts available to her through the many associations she has established over the years.

She is an excellent project manager, with strong organizational and follow-though skills, which translates into project cost savings for her clients.

Industry Qualifications, Achievements and Awards

Joanna’s professional qualifications, achievements and awards are numerous. She is:

  • 2016 Best of Service Award Winner
  • 2016 Woman of the Year – National Association of Professional Women
  • Professional member of ASID, ID #46197, the American Society of Interior Designers
  • Certified by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certificate #017239
  • Certified by the CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification) #3920

She has received a total of nine design awards from the American Resort Development Association from 1996 through 2005, while in the resort industry. Her work has been published on the cover of Developments Magazine, where she has occasionally contributed articles. These accolades provide her a rare professional status, all to the advantage of her clientele.


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