An interior designer’s mission is to create beautiful spaces that reflect a person’s style and specific needs. To meet this goal, much more needs to be considered than just color schemes and furniture selection. At Universal Interiors, the designers are skilled at making sure all the technical and decorative considerations work together to create spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Color, fabric, furniture, art and ornamentations are all an important part of designing a home. However, interior design also involves many practical and technical considerations that affect comfort, function and safety. Among these are lighting, acoustics, space planning, organization, storage, accommodating special needs, fire safety and compliance with local building codes.


Nancy Schnur and her team utilize the principle of Universal Design to bring all of these elements together. Universal Design is based on industry-established principles to ensure that an environment can easily and safely accommodate a diverse range of people with varying abilities. A designer familiar with universal design principles will be attentive to a person’s or family’s unique needs, lifestyle and design preferences.

“How the environments we inhabit look and feel greatly affect our mood and sense of well-being,” Schnur explained. “But more than that, we’re here to help ensure that your home fits your lifestyle, so you don’t have to change your lifestyle to fit your home.” Schnur added, “For a cohesive design in the end it’s always best to have a cohesive design in the beginning before you call a contractor.”

Universal Interiors owner Nancy Schnur is a professional interior designer with experience in residential, hospitality and universal design. She is NCIDQ certified and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She is also certified as an Aging-In-Place specialist by the National Association of Home Builders.

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