… Beautifying the World, One Home at a Time …

Hello and Welcome


Let Blue Poppy Design turn your home into a sanctuary or your business into a success story. Creating spaces that are purposeful and inspiring is what we do. We want to immerse ourselves in all the details that reflect who you are, what you value and what you love.

With perceptive eyes, a passion for details and veteran designer’s sense of materials … Laura can fulfill your design goals with ease.

Project Planning

Your home is your space. Your Space.

You spent of lot of money on your home. Even more to maintain it, remodel it and make it functional. A huge investment of time, money and energy, all to have a place to call your own. Ironically, most people stop at the last mile…without investing just a little bit of vision to make their home authentically theirs. And it’s that last mile that makes all the difference, where you reap the full rewards of owning your home.

The last mile can seem difficult…you’ve already done so much! At Blue Poppy, we understand. That’s why we walk with you, every step of the way. Together, we achieve the home you deserve. The one you’ve imagined—or haven’t quite imagined. Blue Poppy transforms your space into your space.

The Blue Poppy Experience


First Meeting:  Let’s talk! The essential beginning to the process is for us to learn about you. So what we create together expresses you.

Second Meeting:  Let’s harvest! Blue Poppy brings you an abundance of ideas, all organic to the vision you’ve shared. You get to take them all in, see how they resonate…see how they inspire. Then, we clarify and hone your vision.

Third Meeting:  Let’s choose! Together, we decide how to bring the vision to life. Blue Poppy presents the final proposals for your space. And you choose! We prepare the drawings, the scope of work and the finishes.


Let’s meet at a showroom and have some fun! Or, we’ll shop for you. Either way, Blue Poppy knows the right sources for the right materials, finishes and furnishings.

Concierge Service

  • We are sensitive to your budget, from start to finish.
  • We meet with contractors on your behalf, and review all the work.
  • We are continuously available to meet with you.
  • We build productive, satisfying relationships, based on trust and respect.

Kind Words

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

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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.

Meet Laura

Laura Micallef is a designer at heart, even as a child.  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.