With more than two decades of experience as an interior decorator, award-winning designer Nancy Sanford has an uncanny knack for helping clients “discover what they really want” in a room, home or commercial space. By sharing their ideas and vision, she uses colors, patterns and styles to redecorate and renovate residential or commercial spaces in the Denver and Mountain areas.
One of the keys to interior design is providing just the right amount of input. “I can be hands-on or hands-off, or anything in between,” says Sanford, who writes a bi-weekly design column for the Vail Daily (see the Articles page for samples). “Some clients want a quick turnkey solution while others want to partner with me and get really involved. Some clients will give me a little bit of an idea and ask me to run with it. Ultimately, it’s all about creating an interior design that works.”

Art and global travel
Sanford’s unique background has enabled her to take fresh, innovative approaches to interior design. Her passion for art and travel are major influences in her work.

In addition to an BFA from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a degree in Interior Design from the Colorado Institute of Art, she has traveled extensively through Europe and Asia.

“Seeing different interior designs in various cultures really opens my eyes to new possibilities,” Sanford explains. “It enables me to offer many more options.”

Since launching Nancy Sanford Interior Design in 1996, Sanford has completed a wide array of design projects, ranging from large estates to lofts to corporate offices. Her work as an interior decorator has been featured in many publications, including 5280 Magazine, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Better Homes and Gardens and The Denver Post.