April Powers Interior Design offers complete interior design services for residential and hospitality projects.

Founded in 2009, APID offers a comprehensive approach to interiors and specializes in turn-key installations. Designing and overseeing projects from initial concept through to completion principal April Powers and team have designed numerous projects ranging from custom, high-end residences to restaurants, boutique inns, resorts, and wineries in locations stretching from the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country to Oakland, Woodside, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Santa Monica, Tahoe, Wyoming and Hawaii.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry April has a close relationship with architecture which greatly influences the firm’s work. Prior to founding APID she was the Senior Interior Designer for Backen & Gillam Architects where she oversaw the in-house interiors department and worked closely with the principal architects to develop each interiors project.

As APID is a small boutique firm, April is personally involved in every aspect of projects. She values the collaboration process with her team, clients, architects, builders, and artisans and strives to produce something new and exciting for each client. Her attention to detail is exemplified in each finished project with every space having its own personality based on the individual project and client needs.

April’s and the firm’s work has been featured in both local and national publications including, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors & Design, Elle Decor, California Home & Design, Dering Hall, Lonny, Apartment Therapy, Hospitality Design, Western Interiors and Design, and SF Gate as well as included in the books From the Land: Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects by Daniel P. Gregory and Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation by Ashley Stark Kenner, Chad Stark, and Heather Smith MacIsaac.

APID Services Include:

Interior Architecture:

  • Development of interior design concept
  • Collaboration and coordination with architects
  • Collaboration and coordination with contractors and sub-contractors
  • Collaboration and coordination with client consultants, i.e. lighting designers, audio visual specialists, and landscape architects
  • Drawing development of plans and elevations as applicable to the interior architecture scope
  • Custom cabinetry programming and design
  • Development of Construction Documents for custom cabinetry
  • Development, selection, and specification for plumbing, appliances, finishes, and interior architectural hardware
  • Site visits and construction observation to ensure proper execution of design intent and adherence to specifications

Interior Design:

  • Development of interior design concept
  • Development, selection, and custom design of FF&E items (furniture, upholstery, rugs, decorative lighting, accessories, and art)
  • Space planning
  • Drawing development of plans and elevations for proposed FF&E items
  • Development and management of FF&E budget
  • Specification development, coordination, and expediting management for purchasing of FF&E items
  • Coordination with vendors and trade artisans
  • Review of items in production to ensure proper execution of design intent and adherence to specifications
  • Review of items delivered to receiving warehouse to confirm production quality
  • Onsite management of installation for FF&E items