Dorina Rudd DesignsMy job is to interpret the story they hope to tell, to be that vessel or bridge of communication, whether it’s a 500 square foot solar powered cabin in the woods, a million-dollar home with all the amenities or a high-traffic commercial building, it’s all about helping them paint their own painting.”

With an energetic and straightforward approach, coupled with an amazing attention to detail and artistic flare, Dorina Rudd has the innate ability to “capture” the essence of the needs of her discerning clients as owner of Design Strategies in Traverse City, Michigan.


Maxbauer’s Market Transformed

Maxbauer’s Market – a staple in Traverse City for over 100 years – has re-opened and been renovated since a grease fire forced the business to close this past July. The market has been transformed into a whole new store, with the same dedication to high quality meats and groceries that their customers have come…

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Traverse City Business News – Featured Designer, Interiors Issue

The Art of Design  For the past 20 years, interior designer Dorina Rudd has been transforming living and working spaces into functional works of art. “Design is very emotional, because it deals with ownership, sentimentality, image and brand,” Rudd, owner of Design Strategies, explained. “The design of a commercial space is dependent on the use…

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Michigan Home & Lifestyle – Featured Designer, Grand Traverse

Many Traverse City area businesses have been transformed into living workspaces by Dorina Rudd and her crew over the past 20 years. From site plan observation, including landscape consultation and coordination, to interior and exterior design, architectural details and material selection, to colors, finishes, specialty furnishing, window treatments, art, accessories and personal touches, Dorina provides…

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Traverse City Record Eagle – Welcome Home; Design for Living with Style

She works one-on-one with the architect and/or builder on the blueprints and she’s involved in the design from the ground up. She’s there on the property, helping determine which way the home should face in order to best meld with the property, She even consults with the landscapers, and considers the landscape when picking out…

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