Interior Design Process

Welcome home to Ambiance Design Gallery

Ambiance Design Gallery is an award-winning firm that offers interior design, staging and consultation services for 100% flawless results. Established in 2004 by Mary Jo Quatela-Celona. Mary Jo has a talent for listening to her customers and can help transform your home to reflect your taste and style. As an award-winning interior designer and decorator for Homearama Showcase Homes and several model homes for the past 17 years, Mary Jo specializes in custom interiors for new home construction and existing homes.
Mary Jo Quatela
owner / interior designer

Our Design Process

Our interior design process is pretty straightforward. We believe that getting to know our clients is crucial to delivering the bedroom design, dining room design, or beautiful living room you deserve.
1. You Talk, We Listen.

This is the initial stage, where you’ve decided you want the help of an interior designer. We may not be the only interior design firm you consult with. That’s OK. At our interior design consultation, we’ll listen to your needs, and ask you questions about your interior design style. If you’re not sure what that is, we can help you figure it out. We explore your tastes, what inspires you, your existing layout, and your redecorating goals. We’ll also discuss what your budget is so that we can deliver a finished product that stays within budget. This stage may include in-person meetings, phone calls, texts, and sharing images with each other.

2. We Act as a Guide.

Based on our conversation, we will guide you to your best options in color palette, flooring, furnishings, lighting, window treatments, and final touches. We’ll present you with fleshed-out space plans and design boards.

3. Things Get Exciting.

Once we have your go-ahead with our interior design plan, the fun really starts. Mary Jo will work with your choice of contractor/suppliers or she has several preferred contractors/suppliers that she recommends. These are all people she has worked with before, so she knows they provide quality workmanship and materials. We will coordinate with painting contractors, handle deliveries and installation, and more, down to the last detail. For your convenience, you can enhance your living space with our full line of furniture, rugs, bedding, soft treatments, custom shutters, and shades.

4. You Love Your Space.

The result is a fresh, exciting design that takes your breath away.

Why Ambiance?

Mary Jo Quatela-Celona is a creative designer who truly listens to her client’s desires and works closely with them to make their dream space become a reality.

Maggie Q

Awesome Place. Mary Jo does great work and puts a lot of thought and time into her work.

Wally W

Very professional and excellent customer service. Mary Jo has helped me with many decorating projects; always with great results!

Diana D

I have seen Mary Jo work and no matter what she does it is done with perfection. I love her taste.

Poochie L

Amazing place for decorating ideas. The owner Mary Jo Quatela has a unique selection and super service.

Tim M

I have worked with Ambiance and Mary-Jo for several years and it has been a delight! I heartily recommend her and her team for your interior design needs!

Brandon K

Cool and trendy place. Check it out.

Richard K

Amazing store, such a big collection of custom window treatments, custom furnishings, etc. Mary Jo is great to work with, gave me some great ideas and helped me with my home. Thanks Ambiance

Tina S

Let’s Talk About Interior Design

Interior design is more than interior decorating, but the two are inextricably intertwined. If you’re ready to work with a Rochester interior design firm that can turn your dreams into reality, schedule a consultation.