Ambiance Interiors

san francisco bay area interior design

At Ambiance Interiors, we strive to not only make interiors beautiful, but to make them one of the great joys of home ownership. We pride ourselves in providing truly personalized and excellent service on all of our projects. From design inception to the final installation, we personally oversee all of our projects and manage every detail in between. We work on all aspects of interior design, including window treatments, furniture, floor coverings, wall coverings, bedding and accessories. We also have extensive experience in managing construction projects, be they new or remodels, and have a network of tradesmen and installers to assist us on projects.

We appreciate that you have many choices when deciding who and how to decorate. Our friendly, approachable staff of professionally trained designers, can help you feel confident every step of the way, bringing over 50 years combined knowledge/experience base to the table.

Our goal is truly to design spaces for the way you live. Call us and experience the difference.


heidi menard

Heidi is the founder of Ambiance Interiors and holds a BA in Economics from UC Irvine and an MBA from UC Berkeley. She works on both residential and commercial projects with extensive experience in new construction and remodeling. Although Heidi focuses primarily on the peninsula, her previous projects have included properties in Connecticut, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Oregon. Married and the mother of two teenage daughters, her interests include wining & dining with friends and family, jogging with her shaggy dog, and weekend getaways in Lake Tahoe. Heidi is an allied member of ASID.

Heidi Menard

deirdre anderson

Deirdre moved with her family from Europe to California in 1991 and has worked in the interior design industry for over 20 years. She specializes in residential design and remodeling and has a passion for helping her clients turn their decorating desires into reality. Deirdre joined Ambiance Interiors in 2004 and has worked on homes in the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and Scotland. Her interests include tennis, skiing, gardening, history, and traveling.


jenn rocchi

Jenn joined Ambiance in July, 2005. She graduated from San Jose State in 1997 with a BA in Art Education. She has worked on residential projects in San Jose, Palo Alto, Campbell, and Los Altos. Jenn’s interests include traveling and spending time with her husband and baby daughter, Giulia.

jenn rocchi

suzanne nakashima

Suzanne joined us in 2008 after retiring from Lockheed, and works on our administrative team. Her organizational skills are truly valued in the hustle-bustle environment of Ambiance’s design studio. Suzanne shares a lifelong interest in interior design and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Melody Barreira

Melody joined Ambiance in 2018 as our Office Manager.  Melody has previously worked as a floral designer, community volunteer and property manager.  Her interests include cooking, travel, and spending time with her husband, Tom, and twins, Allie & Alex.  


Shirley Hua

Shirley received her degree in Interior Design at the Academy of Design & Technolgy in Toronto.  She has worked in residential design since 2006 starting with 6 years in Toronto, 4 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 yrs in New York City.  Passionate about connecting with people and creating beautiful spaces, she continues to work on projects on the east and west coasts. Shirley enjoys traveling the world with her fiance, good old karaoke and dancing to the beat of her own drum.


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