INTERIOR MOTIVE DESIGN What is your Interior Motive?                                                                                                     INTERIOR MOTIVE DESIGN What is your Interior Motive?                                                                                                     INTERIOR MOTIVE DESIGN What is your Interior Motive?                                                                                                    


With a decade of expertise in modern, trending, and small space living, Interior Motive Design provides a variety of interior design services for every type of client regardless of how big or small the project is – whether it’s paint color selection or a full scale renovation.

Scope of Interior Design Services Available:

  • Residential/Commercial Interior Design
  • Refresh/Redesign
  • AirBnB Design
  • Set Design for Television/Social Media
  • Paint/Palette Color Selection
  • Finish/Material Selections
  • Furniture/Accessory/Artwork Selection
  • Window Treatments/Bedding
  • Renovations
  • Space Planning
  • Team with architects and builders through completion of the project


Amanda Areopagita, creator of Interior Motive Design, is also a licensed REALTOR with La Rosa Realty for the Orlando and Cocoa Beach areas where she both resides.  With her expertise in design, Amanda can help you sell your old home and find your new one.  She provides interior design advice and home staging tips and needs, to add your buying and selling experience. Not to mention, she was also a a Litigation Paralegal for over 13 years in her former life prior to design – what a valuable teammate to have at your side to negotiate and review documents.  You will definitely save time and avoid costly mistakes with Amanda’s design and legal background.

Thinking about selling your home? Looking for a home?  Let’s talk so we can journey together! Find out more about FREE HOME STAGING with your listing!


With having staged over $20 million in real estate, Interior Motive Design owns and stores all of its inventory of furnishings and accessories.  A resource to have at your fingertips as a Seller when trying to get your house picture ready and on the market immediately.   Interior Motive Design can provide FREE HOME STAGING when listing your home with Amanda!

Don’t forget! An investment on home staging is cheaper than a listing price reduction, in addition Buyers overlook property faults which also reduces costs to the Seller. Buyers are willing to walk through a furnished home and are willing to offer 1-10% more.  Home staging works in your favor to reduce time on the market and increase value!


Amanda Areopagita is the creator and thinker behind Interior Motive Design.  Since 2014, she has grown Interior Motive Design’s presence in the Central Florida area, from the Space Coast to the Gulf Coast, from Cocoa Beach to Tampa.  Interior Motive Design has since evolved into a trifecta of services specializing in Interior Design, REALTOR, and Home Staging.
Whether it’s selling a home or paint selection, Interior Motive Design’s mission is to discover
What is your Interior Motive?”


Amanda graduated in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida but after 13 years of being a Litigation Paralegal, she returned to college and received a degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology.  Although considered late in life to switch careers, her moves were bold, life changing and her design journey began.

Amanda first acquired practical, hands-on design experience with Herman Miller, a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings and solutions for commercial spaces, and with Robb & Stucky, Florida’s largest residential interior design studio.  From working minimum wage to commission, gaining design expertise one project at a time, Amanda embarked on one of the greatest design experiences of her life as an Interior Designer for IKEA, the globally known Swedish multi-national conglomerate that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture and home accessories, kitchens, and other goods.  She acquired a wealth of knowledge of how we live at home, handyperson skills, and figured out a way how to do design on her own.  Amanda left IKEA and created Interior Motive Design.  Since then, a number of notable design projects in the community followed:

Sunset Yoga (2017) An outdoor social yoga event in the Milk District of Orlando, Amanda staged multiple vignettes of outdoor patio seating.

The Social (2018) After decades of its existence, formally known as Sapphire Club in the 90’s, Amanda redesigned this bar and concert venue located on Orange Avenue in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Immerse (2019) An art, dance and music event that took over Downtown Orlando’s city center for 3 days with over 45,000 attendees. Amanda teamed up with West Elm to design and stage the outdoor VIP lounge area next to the main performance stage on Orange Avenue.

Amanda has also extended her skills to Set Design for TV production and Social Media, in addition to AirBnB Design and and New Construction Design.  The momentum in her journey as an Interior Designer, REALTOR, and Home Stager keeps accelerating one project at a time.

In CareerTipper’s podcast (2018), Amanda was able to share her life design story in her journey of switching careers, starting all over and giving up everything she had to become an Interior Designer. Tune in at the link below! 🎧

Design Process

Understanding how a space is designed will make the transition from old to new an easy and exciting one!

Programming Phase

 Let’s set up a one-hour consultation at your property so you can tell me your design needs and I can share ideas. I’ll also take photographs and measurements to get prepared for your design.  

Schematic Design Phase

For the first phase of design, I will create a furniture floorplan layout.  This layout is to ensure your needs and activities in the space are looked after, the correct sizes of furniture are measured out, and there is proper flow within the space and adjacent spaces.  This furniture plan will also serve as an inventory list of furnishings.  

Design Development Phase

 Once you approve the furniture plan, a design is conceptualized and a list of furnishing options are provided, in addition to, material selections such as paint, tile and flooring.  A vision board is also created so that you can have a visual of how the selected furnishings will look together.  

Implementation Phase

Once the furnishings are purchased, the finishing touches such as artwork, decoration and accessories are then selected. Painting a room? Hanging up curtains or lighting?  Handypersons, painters, and carpenters can be coordinated as needed.    



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Buying or selling your home? In need of interior design or home staging services? Call to schedule a one-hour consultation so I can visit your space. We can talk more about your needs and I can provide you with some ideas to get you started. Not in the Central Florida area? Virtual consultations are available too!
Whether it’s paint color selection or full renovations, design services are available to fit your specific needs to save project time and money
The costs for home staging services vary based on the size, number of rooms, and layout of the home. A flat fee is charged, which includes the cost of installation and removal. There are no hidden fees! Call now to schedule a consultation to receive a quote!

Get in touch

Interior Motive Design

PO Box 1207
Orlando, FL  32802-1207
(407) 493-1190
(800) 765-7003/facsimile