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"Experience a Quarter Century of Design Excellence and Innovation with – Yours Truly, April."

With over 25 years of passion and expertise, I've embarked on countless journeys to transform spaces into vibrant reflections of my clients' unique personalities and lifestyles. From cozy homes to bustling commercial spots, each project is an adventure in creativity and collaboration.

In our collaborative design journey, you and I co-create every step of the project. From envisioning your dream kitchen or bathroom to crafting a cohesive design for your entire home, our process ensures that your individual preferences and lifestyle are seamlessly woven into the fabric of the design. Together, we'll work to transform your spaces into a true reflection of your style and personality.

Discover affordable design packages tailored to your needs. Whether you're looking to refresh a room or revamp your entire home, my budget-friendly phase-by-phase service options ensure high-quality results without breaking the bank. From initial consultations to final presentations, I offer comprehensive services at competitive rates. Let's embark on this design journey together, where your input is integral to every aspect of the project.

Designing Dreams: The Journey of April Viola, Senior Interior Designer

In the dynamic world of interior design, I am not just a seasoned professional but a visionary artist on a mission. Since earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2002, I have embarked on a distinguished career, blending creativity, business acumen, and an unyielding passion for crafting breathtaking spaces.

Viola Design Inc.: Pioneering Excellence (August 2012 – Current)

Founded Viola Design Inc. in August 2012, offering personalized interior experiences specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Relocated the business from California to Hawaii in 2020, infusing Hawaii's cultural influences into my design ethos.

Indigo Republic: Elevating High-End Designs (May 2020 – May 2022)

Collaborated with Indigo Republic, spearheading high-end island-inspired interior architecture projects.

Managed projects ranging from palatial residential homes to medical facilities and hospitality spaces in Waikiki.

May Construction Partnership: Crafting Exceptional Homes (June 2017 - March 2020)

Served as a contracted designer for May Construction, overseeing interior architectural duties.

Orchestrated design for high-end residential projects, ensuring seamless execution and client satisfaction.

Hardy Group Builders: Managing Design Excellence (August 2012 - August 2013)

Contracted as a senior design project manager, overseeing design and product procurement processes.

Rework Designs: Navigating Economic Challenges (January 2009 - August 2012)

Co-founded Rework Designs to provide affordable residential design services during the economic downturn.

Implemented innovative marketing strategies and community engagement efforts.

Early Career: Nurturing Talent and Designing Experiences  (February 1997 - January 2006)

Contributed significantly to notable projects at Anderson Brule Architects, SummerHill Homes, and Showcase Kitchens & Expo Design Center.

Education and Certifications: A Commitment to Excellence

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design from the Academy of Art University.

NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer #21032, USGBC Certified LEED AP, and various professional memberships.

Digital Technical Skills: Mastering the Tools of the Trade

Proficient in design tools, project management software, and social media platforms.

​Accolades: NARI Best Kitchen Cabinet Design & Crystal Design Excellence Award

I was honored to receive the prestigious NARI award for Best Kitchen Cabinet Design, as well as the Crystal Design Excellence Award for my work with Crystal Cabinets. These accolades underscore the exceptional quality and innovation of my designs, reinforcing my commitment to exceeding expectations.

Volunteerism: Giving Back to the Community

Participated in Philanthropy by Design projects and many other community initiatives.

Portfolio and References: Showcasing Excellence

Explore my portfolio and references to witness my design style and capabilities firsthand.

My journey reflects my passion for interior design and commitment to excellence. Let's continue shaping inspiring spaces together.

Let’s Work Together

Feel free to reach out & begin transforming your home today!

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