Welcome to askDECOR
I'm Nancy Del Santo, an interior design and lifestyle expert, and I'm dedicated to helping you create your happy home, happy life.
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I bring a lot of experience.

I started my interior design and decorating firm in 2000. My work has been featured on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation, The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, The Philharmonic Society of Orange County House of Design, Pasadena’s ASID Kitchen & Home Tour, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Los Angeles Local Newscast, Kitchen Trends Magazine, Bathroom Trends Magazine, NKBA Profiles Magazine, & The Laguna Design Center’s Entertaining By Design

In addition to this, I’m a Best of Houzz Award Winner, House Beautiful Online Blogger, Design Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Nominee & askDECOR was named in the Modenus Top 100 Interior Design Blogs
"It’s fun to get recognized for my work but I love helping people make their lives better with great living spaces"
Having a beautiful home that tells your story, from your favorite colors to the things you’ve collected, has a tremendous effect on your health and well being.

When you invest in getting your home right, instead of feeling frustrated with things that don’t work, you’re happy.  Your friends and family are happy too.


 
“Nancy was incredibly helpful to me when I had to make so many decisions during our remodel. She had many wonderful suggestions that I would never have thought of on my own. The end product turned out beautifully. “
~ S.R.L., client

My background isn’t the norm for most interior designers and that’s been an advantage for me. As a kid, I grew up with a crazy-fun adopted aunt who was an interior designer.  She immersed me in the world of design, taking me to antique auctions and strolls along Decorator’s Walk

"We moved a lot and redecorating became a way of life"
BACK THEN, I didn't think interior design was a serious career so when I went to college, I got a business degree.  I thought working in a big corporation would make me happy and for a while it did.  I moved up the ladder and even got a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Southern California.
But What I Really Loved...
was interior design and decorating. I filled my spare time remodeling several homes, helping friends with their decorating projects, and assisting benefit groups like the Red Cross and our church with decor for their big events.
EVENTUALLY, I decided to make my passion a full time job. In 2000, I left corporate America and opened a design firm in the Los Angeles area. All of those business and people skills really helped me in the world of interior design.
Clients said I really listened to them.
I didn’t have a design agenda I was trying to talk them into. And I was organized. They were happy, told their friends,  and those friends would call me for design projects.
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My business grew quickly and I continued to learn and grow.  I became a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
In 2015,
I made a radical personal move. After a lot of soul searching and indecision, my husband and I sold our suburban family home - you know, the one the kids grew up in - and bought a condo at the beach. It was a big process, not only physically, but mentally too.
I sold 80% of what I owned, embraced a completely new lifestyle, and absolutely love it.
Which brings me to you
Do you find yourself on a journey-one that involves change? Maybe you're moving, remodeling your home, or redecorating because of your changing lifestyle.
Through my free content, paid online training programs, and traditional interior design consulting services, I'm here to help you create your happy home, happy life you deserve.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. I’d love to learn more about you.
The best way to share that and stay connected is to make sure you become an askDECOR insider by just entering your name and email below.
You’ll get a fantastic and free audio training “The Three Absolute Must-Do Secrets to Getting the Happy Home, Happy Life You Really Want” as soon as you subscribe.
In it, I’ll walk you through how to get the answers you need to make good decisions and know you are on the right path.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I'm thrilled we're connected and I'm excited for the journey ahead.

~Nancy
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