Meet Allison Steed

ABOUT ME Hi, I'm Allison! I've been lucky to be in the design industry for nearly 30 years - Guirys for the past 4 years - and I have really enjoyed seeing how the industry and design trends have changed over the years. I received my formal training from ACC, but even more in-depth training from my mother who is a Parsons School of Design graduate. She was sharing her knowledge with me from as young as I can remember. I eat, sleep, breath design!

One thing I really love about my job is seeing the excitement on a client’s face when I’m able to offer up suggestions to freshen up their home. Whether it be picking the perfect paint color, working on new window treatments or finding a wallpaper (yes, wallpaper is back!) to really accent a space - helping them find what they’re looking for is something I absolutely love. A design rule I live by is that nothing (including furniture) should have a set location, so rearrange and get a fresh look in all your spaces. Also, I believe that you can really make a space pop without having to buy all new accessories. Check your kitchen cabinets for some colorful dinner plates, set it on an easel and you'll have an instant focal point and a pop of color. I can’t wait to work with you on your next project!

Areas of expertise: Color | Custom Upholstery | Hunter Douglas | Fabric & Trim | Wallpaper | General Design

Home store: Parker

Service area: Denver Metro, Castle Rock

Accredidations: Hunter Douglas design certified

Get to Know Allison

Things I love: To rearrange furniture, art, lamps and area rugs for all seasons.

Things I hate: Overhead light fixtures that look like Chi Chi's - it's even worse if it's on a wall!

My favorite place to be: Home

Things I do for fun: Shop, shop and more shopping!

Favorite quote: Nothing is set in stone (with design). Try a lamp or piece of art from one room to another.

My personal style is: Transitional

I would like to share an experience I had with one of your examplary employees at your Parker store.  Allison Steed the decorator at that store is amazing. I am not good at selecting colors for my house and we were picking paint for our entire 1st floor and kitchen cabinets. Allison spent a lot of time with me on two separate visits helping me pick the perfect shade of white for the cabinets and another color for my walls. She helped me find samples so that I could test the colors at my house before purchasing all of the paint. Allison's knowledge of your products and colors is outstanding and she is so helpful and patient. I couldn't be happier with the colors she helped me select.

We are fairly new to Colorado, but I am so happy to have found a store that carries quality Benjamin Moore colors and has great employees.
 

Christine R.