Awards

  • Best of Houzz 2017, Design and Service

  • Best of Houzz 2016, Design and Service

  • Best of Houzz 2015, Design

  • 3rd Place, Small to Medium Bathroom: 2015 Northern California Chapter NKBA Design Competition. Awarded for SAI’s Foster City guest bath project.

  • 3rd Place, Medium Kitchen: 2015 Northern California Chapter NKBA Design Competition. Awarded for SAI’s San Carlos Hills kitchen project.

  • Selected participant, Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House, Woodside, CA May 2013:  one of 20 design studios selected from a competitive and distinguished field of Bay Area designers.  SAI designed the Miraflores estate’s sun room which demonstrated sustainable luxury. The sun room was featured in The Wall Street Journal, Gentry Home, and several blogs including The Simplified Bee and Courtney Out Loud.

  • Special Recognition Sustainable Design, ASID California Peninsula Chapter Design Awards 2012:  awarded for SAI’s Pacific Grove project which was also featured in California Home & Design, the Home & Garden section of the Monterey Herald, and the House of Turquoise blog.

  • Winner, Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Challenge 2012: SAI won $1,000 to donate to the charity of our choice, based on popular vote. 

Press

What our clients are saying

As a professional residential real estate agent, I meet designers up and down the peninsula. Sabrina Alfin is exceptionally talented and I recommend her often to my clients and friends. She has done two large projects for people I know and her work blew me away. I just hired her for a small kitchen project in my own home and I was so pleased with her work. I will continue to recommend Sabrina Alfin to my clients and friends.
— Carrie DuBois, San Carlos
We recently had the pleasure of working with Sabrina Alfin on our kitchen update project. While we did not do a complete remodel, the overall impact to the space was nothing short of a transformation. Sabrina listened to our needs for a lighter, fresher look for our kitchen. She came up with the idea of putting in a slider window with a pass through to an outdoor counter and seating area. It is perfect for our style of indoor/outdoor casual entertaining! She also had unique ideas for color choices and transitional style elements.

Sabrina took great care with us as her clients throughout all phases of the project. She was always available and responded promptly. When the accent tile that we ordered was delivered in the wrong pattern (through no fault of hers), Sabrina personally expedited replacements in the correct pattern and delivered them to us so that there was no impact to the schedule of ongoing work.

Sabrina helped us to really see the potential of our space. With Sabrina’s professional design services and expertise, we had the confidence to make great design choices that we will love for years to come.
— Julie & Mike Davies, San Carlos
Sabrina came to look at our woeful TV room and immediately had a great suggestion about the layout. It changed everything! Even more importantly, she listened intently to my vision for the room in terms of fabrics, etc. and found the perfect choices. I never would have had the time to hunt them down or skill to put them together. I even had an employee at a furniture store tell me she wanted to move in because she had “fabric envy.” I love how the room turned out and couldn’t be happier with the help I got from Sabrina.
— Jocelyn Grayson, San Carlos
We contacted Sabrina to help us update both our son’s bedroom to create more function and style, as well as the Master Bedroom to find ways to make it a more restful oasis. She really keyed in to our love of clean, mid-century modern design that is in keeping with the style of our home, while making sure we could still relax in comfort. She listened well to our needs and preferences and designed with that in mind while still adding her own creative touches to the updates. Her vision and her color sense helped us navigate the process smoothly. Sabrina is very organized and great at managing the disparate pieces of a big project. We really liked working with her and have already referred her to friends. We’re hoping we can do another project with her again soon as we love our renovated bedrooms!
— Nicole & Jonathan Fox, Belmont
Sabrina is very professional. My project was living room and bathroom remodel. Sabrina has terrific follow through, always there for you. She comes prepared and her designs are fabulous.

Sabrina works with your budget. She’s terrific. Give her a chance and you will be impressed. In today’s world she is a gem.
— Maria Piano, Foster City
Sabrina Alfin was instrumental in helping us develop a new design and layout for our kitchen renovation project, including a totally renovated kitchen, upgraded family room, and a new desk area. She listened to our needs and requirements, understood the budget constraints, and incorporated those items into the new design. She responded with multiple options that met the design criteria, including new multiple kitchen layouts and several materials/finishes, which we then worked with Sabrina on to pick the optimal solution. Her tastes in design and material/finishes was impressive. She collaboratively worked with us, the general contractor, and the custom cabinetmaker to schedule and deliver the project on time. She was organized, detail-oriented, and helped managed the project from idea to completion. The finished product was delivered on time and truly fabulous. We highly recommend Sabrina and would solicit her services again.
— Tobey & David Bergen, San Carlos