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Your home is your space…

You’ve spent a lot of money on your home. Even more to maintain it, remodel it and to make it functional. Your home is a huge investment of time, money and energy, to have a place to call your own, to make it authentically yours. Laura with Blue Poppy Design understands your investment of creating a home you deserve. A home you have imagined – or haven’t quite imagined. Let Laura transform your house into the home you desire. Let’s discuss your project!

Moroccan inspired bathroom

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Here’s what our clients have to say about the design process with Blue Poppy Design

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Lyn de Paola


Laura has made another beautiful room in our home through her gifts of interior design. We so appreciate her style of accommodating our hidden desires for textures and colors. She brings out the best for us and brings out our best. She is a professional to work with.

Erica Wilson


Laura was so easy to work with. She helped guide me on my kitchen design and her recommendations and knowledge were invaluable.

Scott Neinas


Laura picked out amazing furniture and decor for my new condo. She made everything easy for me by providing several options without overwhelming me. My living room went from a blank rectangle with little personality to one with style and taste. Thank you, Laura!

Aaron Ward


We have worked with Laura from Blue Poppy Design numerous times and always find her to be extremely professional, organized and very knowledgeable in the remodeling industry. We highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for an interior designer.

Sara Zaknoen

  I have worked with Laura on several renovation projects in my home including; the kitchen, the master bathroom and closet, the laundry room, and the backyard. She is always polite and professional-on time which means a lot to me as I work from home. Her design and color sense especially with paint and fabric is wonderful. When there is a problem she works through it with you until you are happy. I absolutely love my renovated spaces and get compliments all the time about them.

Denise Hart

  Laura assisted me with selecting paint colors for my home. She has a great understanding of the different hues and how they will look in a large space. My ceilings are vaulted and the task was overwhelming. My formal room looks amazing! She also selected art and furniture styles for me and now my room looks fantastic. She is very talented in kitchen and bath design and I would highly recommend her services.

Annette Peck

  Laura is a consummate professional and is an exceptional interior designer who is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about her work. I would highly recommend her for any design work in your home or office.
Laura Micallef, Interior Designer

Meet Laura

Laura Micallef is a designer at heart.  Her passion took root and, in time, bloomed into Blue Poppy Design.  After graduating from college with a degree in Art and a focus in Interior Design, Laura gained valuable experience within a high-end design firm in the Gaslamp District.  For years, she worked with clients in the restaurant and bar industry, learning just how much is possible when proper balance is struck between vision, materials, budget, and time.

Following an entrepreneurial impulse, Laura has translated her experience and skill within the commercial design into a boutique firm specializing in residential design as well.  Much more than you’ll find in an interior designer, Laura is proficient in the technical and logistical aspects of the work.  Drafting construction plans, sourcing quality materials and specialty items, negotiating with contractors, Laura will usher your unique project into being.

Laura and her family thrive in their home, in a coastal town of San Diego’s beautiful North County.