A Few Words About

1st Impressions Design

Interior Design in the Twin Cities, MN

Interior Designer. Founder

Deb Garvin


Creating spaces that function well, look beautiful, and feel welcoming is my number one goal, so my design clients end up with homes that work FOR them and help them to “love where they live.”

I’ve loved art and design my entire life, and I often provided free help and advice to family and friends simply because I enjoyed it. Now, my passion has become my profession, and helping people achieve their design dreams is what 1st Impressions Design is all about. My process is built on collaboration, where it’s easy for homeowners to weigh in and provide feedback as we work together to create spaces where they can live, work, and entertain.

I have completed comprehensive home staging and redesign courses, plus additional courses in color consultation and online e-Design through The Home Staging Resource (HSR), the first professional training course accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), which is the governing body of the Staging and Redesign industry.

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Deb Garvin
"Deb has a calm and experienced approach on the journey of design support. Her communication is timely, kind and respectful, with a great listening ear for what the client's wishes and desires are while simultaneously providing her professional knowledge. She has a clear and streamlined approach for building a color palette and provides great direction and connection for the shopping of the specific details needed for the project. Working with Deb at 1st Impressions Design reduced our stress level with her calm and experience!"
Barb Brehm

Awards & Recognition

2023 Best of Houzz Design & 2023 Best of Houzz Service
We're Highly Recommended by Locals on Alignable

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