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Interior Motive Design provides home staging services for builders and realtors.  With having staged millions in real estate, Interior Motive Design stores and owns all of its inventory of furnishings and accessories in a warehouse.

Interior Motive Design also provides private client residential interior design services, specializing in modern and contemporary styles, and small space living.  Since every client’s needs and space is different, a variety of design services is available no matter how big or small the project is – whether it’s just paint color selection, decor touches, or a full kitchen renovation, residential or commercial.

Why Home Stage?

  • It makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine and visualize themselves in the home
  • Buyers are more willing to walk through a home that is furnished and staged
  • Buyers overlook property faults which also reduces costs for the seller
  • It positively impacts the home value and buyers are willing to offer 1-10% more*
  • An investment on home staging is cheaper than a listing price reduction

*Source: 2015 Profile of Home Staging, National Association of Realtors

Why hire an Interior Designer?

  • You know what you like when you see it, but you don’t know how to make it come together
  • Reduces costly and labor intensive mistakes such as choosing the wrong paint color or buying furniture that doesn’t fit
  • All your needs, activities and challenges in your space are provided with solutions. After all, how we live inside our homes differ from one person to another
  • Access to Designer trade discounts
  • Removes the stress of shopping

After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and a long twelve years of being in the corporate world of law firms and owning her own business as a Litigation Paralegal, Amanda Areopagita reevaluated her true passion and realized her talent and way of thinking was in Interior Design.

“Every time I stepped in a room, I couldn’t help but pay attention to details – whether it was the legs of a chair, the positioning of a window, or even the color of a light bulb. I wanted to know everything about it. Design is everywhere.”

With no formal education or experience in this field, Amanda’s first step was going back to college for the second time. She attended the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Florida. Upon graduating with her Interior Design degree, she acquired practical, hands-on design experience by working at Herman Miller, a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings and solutions for commercial spaces, and Robb & Stucky, Florida’s largest residential interior design studio. Amanda made it back to her hometown of Orlando, Florida to embark on one of the greatest experiences in her life as an Interior Designer for IKEA. She implemented inspirational design throughout the store, primarily with the room sets and mini homes on the showroom floor. On top of having fun, she gained a deeper level of design knowledge on how to make everyday life better for people in their spaces.


Amanda has since created Interior Motive Design and her journey as an Interior Designer continues to grow with each project, helping each space come alive one at a time.  Whether it’s a small project like paint selection or a total kitchen renovation, the mission is to discover “What is your Interior Motive?”

In CareerTipper’s podcast, Amanda was able to share her life story in becoming 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

 To begin, we will meet for a free one-hour consultation so we can talk more about your project.  I’ll also be sure to take measurements and pictures. Not close by?  Virtual consultations are available too! 

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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One Hour Consultation FREE
What is your Interior Motive? Call to schedule a one-hour consultation so I can visit your space and we can talk more about your project. Not in the Central Florida area? Virtual consultations are available too!
Whether it’s paint color selection, refreshing an existing room, 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 to schedule a free consult at the property for sale to receive a quote!

Get in touch

Interior Motive Design

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