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MOTIF's in-house design and construction team will make changing your home interior easy for you. Don't spend your valuable time searching for materials and chasing subcontractors – we have it covered! 

After all, you deserve to have an astonishing back drop upon which to build your extraordinary Colorado life.



Our Principal, Jennifer DesJardin, is an award-winning Interior Designer and Construction Project Manager. A 20-year-plus industry veteran, Jennifer's work has been featured on HGTV's House Hunter's Renovation and in many design publications including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, 5280 Home's Top Denver Design, Golf Digest, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. Her interior design experience expands to design build, home remodeling, multi-family, hospitality and custom home design, along with a degree from University of Florida in Architectural Interior Design. With a humble garage-start in 2008, Jennifer has grown the company to be one of Denver's leading professional design firms. While the team has grown, the firm intentionally remains small to allow MOTIF to have a dedicated and strong-working relationship with each client.


Director of Construction

Jeff has been in the construction industry for 35 years, and his diverse experience includes commercial construction, custom home build, production home construction, and remodeling. Jeff has a knack for solving problems – with a smile! His industry experience and relationships enable MOTIF to gather many resources for the unique and specialized work we do. Jeff moved to Colorado in the 90's after living in Huntington Beach, California where he started setting tile for a builder at the age of 15. His favorite past times include riding his Harley, bowling, and ice hockey. An extrovert to the core, you can often find Jeff gathered with friends and enjoying a cold one.

Emily Strassberg


Senior Interior Designer

Emily is passionate about creating spaces that inspire people to interact with their environments and that harness a sense of place. Her design is influenced by her strong affinity for classical architecture, time spent in Florence and Rome, and formal studies to includes a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Colorado and a Masters of Architecture from University of Colorado Denver. As a Colorado native, Emily enjoys Colorado's beautiful outdoors, time with her dog, Sadie, reading historic fiction, and water coloring.


Project Coordinator

Laura comes to MOTIF with 20 years experience in Event Planning, with responsibilities in planning and execution of large corporate events. Laura brings to MOTIF a great skill set in vendor relationship management, purchasing, customer experience excellence, internal processes improvement, communication moderation, and budget reconciliation. She also has construction and project management experience. She is a Colorado native and loves travel, reading, and is a passionate foodie. Her favorite past time is being an aunt and hanging out with friends.



Norm brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to MOTIF with his varied background and passions – ranging from wildlife biology to teaching, writing, editing, human resources, executive potential assessment, engineering, and adult education via multi-media! A keeper in our books, Norm is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and is passionate about gardening, stock & option trading, traveling, and the Denver Broncos.


I have hired MOTIF several times over the past 10 years, on several projects, and have always been blown away. Whether I was flipping a house in Brighton on a super-tight budget, or finishing my own basement in Denver, to a revamp of a tired mountain cabin, every project I've sent them has finished on time, on budget and better than I expected. It's like they read my mind and delivered something I couldn't have described. Their background in architecture shines through, and I honestly believe Jennifer is a visionary in the design world. She sees trends emerging several years before the trade publications get to them, and it helps make their designs truly stand above the rest. I cannot ...

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