Every project we undertake is tailor-made to meet your unique needs. We pride ourselves in our long-term relationships and maintain a long list of loyal clients. We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities on your next project.

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Custom Home of the Year over $2 million
Rolling Greens 5670
Elliott Homes


Silver Award- Best Interior Merchandising
$650,000 to $1,000,000
Stone Gate – Plan 4
TransWest Housing, Inc.


Finalist - Best Interior Design $750,000
Twelve Bridges Master Plan
The San Marzano at Campagna - Plan 6
Richmond American Homes


Desert Highlands
Dunmore Homes


Dream Home
Elliot Homes


Ivey Hill - Plan 1
Western Pacific Homes


Best Interior Design
$700,001 to $850,000
Madeira Collection - Plan 1A
TransWest Housing, Inc.


Best Interior Design
$700,000 to $850,000
Stone Gate - Plan 3
TransWest Housing, Inc.


Bull River Ridge - Diana Plan
Richmond American Homes Utah


Finalist - Best Interior Merchandising
Over $600's


Finalist - Best Interior Merchandising
Mira Monte - Plans 2 & 3
Elliot Homes

My husband, David and I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Barbara Ford & Associates for over 5 years now and continue doing so.
Barbara Ford is a design expert and ultimate professional.
We bought our home second family home in late 2011 and Barbara had vision and eye to blend together the elements of our first home with the architectural design of our new home.
Barbara helped us with everything from choosing paint colors to flooring materials, customized furniture selection, remodeled bathrooms, material selections, installed new lighting (both interior and exterior), drapery throughout, wallpaper selections, patio furniture, designed custom banquets and placed every accessory in its perfect place!
Barbara is a very hardworking, reliable and extremely talented designer that knows her craft inside-out. She has a great attention to detail and is fun to work with!
Everyone who walks in our house compliments how beautiful and welcoming our home feels. We have built a beautiful working relationship with Barbara and her team as well as long lasting friendship.
We highly recommend Barbara Ford & Associates for all your design needs.

Melody Abeles, Client

I can give my very highest recommendation of Barb and her team. Barb truly listens and takes time to understand preferences, style, and logistical needs. Since I wanted to work around some art, and furniture I already had, I imagine her job was more challenging than when starting from a blank slate. She brought not only creativity, expertise and a good sense of practicality, but joyfulness and inspiration into her work with us. She worked closely with us to design custom nightstands as well as built-in cabinets, a window seat, and fireplace in our master suite which had several alcoves in desperate need of inspiration. I sincerely had SO MUCH FUN working with her to choose fabrics, wall coverings, colors & accents for the different projects! The people she engaged to complete the various tasks were all highly competent & a pleasure to work with. It has been such an incredible blessing to have a gorgeous new master suite, dining room, music room & updated living room, as well as a fresh feel with new paint and accents throughout our home. We have been very thankful to “shelter in comfort & beauty” thanks to Barb’s transformations during this pandemic season. If you are like I was and on the fence about whether it is worth the investment to work with an interior designer, I can confidently predict you will not only be incredibly grateful with the results after working with Barb, but you will enjoy the experience.

Erin Reid, Client

Barb Ford is unique in the industry. She has been in the business for a few housing cycles. She has learned to adapt to changing times, styles, and of course budgets. Elliott Homes has a long history with Barb Ford, so she was a natural choice Elliott Reserve. Not because it would (be) the same old, same old, but because her personality, work ethics, and design goals reflected our own. She since started working with Elliott Homes, her business has grown and morphed from typically production to uber end luxury home design. She lives and works in Solana Beach, outside San Diego, CA. The area is a design mecca with manufacturers literally down the street. She has access to the latest designs and industry knowledge which are not available to local designers in Sacrament, CA. Barb focuses heavily on the floorplan and the buyer profile in her designs.

Harry Elliot IV, Client

As a general rule, I do not like working with interior designers. However this rule does not apply to Barbara Ford! Unlike some designers, Barbara listens to her clients. She does not push her own design aesthetic but instead works in conjunction with her clients to bring their vision to fruition. Several years ago my husband (an architect) and I were building our dream home. Barbara worked closely with us on everything from flooring to paint, furniture to window coverings. In making our vision a reality she found extraordinary pieces, designed built-ins, coordinated contractors and basically had a hand in every detail of making our home the sanctuary we had envisioned. We built a house but Barbara made it a home. On a personal note, Barbara is incredibly patient, warm and funny. In addition to her design expertise, she brings enthusiasm and joy to her craft. She continues to be the only designer I will work with and refer to friends and clients.

Bridgett H., Client

Barb was a life-saver for a new single Dad who wanted to redo his upstairs and downstairs to start over with a new look to his 15 year old house. She redesigned the large master bath picking out the colors, tile, fixtures, mirrors, accessories. We put a double headed steam bath in the Master. She also helped design the staircase and cabinet upgrades along with new built-in’s throughout the house. She also picked out the furniture, tables, window coverings and accessories throughout the house. She was upfront about the cost and worked within my budget, a true professional.

Robert Marsella, Client

We hired Ford and Associates to decorate our new home 10 years ago and absolutely loved everything about the experience. We were always getting great compliments from all that visited. This last year we decided that some pieces/fabrics could use some freshening up so we turned to Barbara and her wonderful team again. We just let them take over. They have such wonderful taste that I feel anything she does will be perfect and right we were. As far as the professional part of the business they are accessible, timely and accurate with estimates.

Barbara Doucette, Client

I wanted a designer who was really user friendly because I had no idea what I really wanted to do. We remodeled our home and I wanted everything new. Barb Ford was able to mix both my husband’s traditional ideas with my more contemporary ones without getting a divorce! Barb has so many resources and is so professional. All our furniture, rugs, window coverings, bedding and pillows are the best quality. She helped us decide on our flooring, wall color, tile and carpet. She never overwhelmed us with choices, she absolutely nailed what I loved and the whole experience was fun instead of challenging. We just love our new home, I cannot believe it is ours! Installation day was a dream come true. Now I have someone I can call to choose pieces, fabric, advice, and whatever I need to add to our home. Best designer and experience ever. I cannot recommend her enough.

Patti and Bob Haig, Client

Barb Ford and Associates

Currently located in Solana Beach, California, FORD & Associates is a multple award winning, full service interior design firm with nearly 20 years experience in residential, model homes, clubhouses, and winery design.

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766 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite A
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 845-9957
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