about the studio
Principal, Interior Designer
Professional Member, ASID
“Designer of Distinction” awarded by American Society of Interior Designers, MN Chapter
B.S. – Interior Design, University of Minnesota, 1984
Linda’s talent, expertise and experience is grounded by her perspective and warmth. Her ability to articulate a project with just the right touch of wit and intelligence is an invitation to enjoy life’s luxuries and appreciate the pleasures without taking it all too seriously. The result is spaces — and lives — that are more rich, comforting and satisfying. A master of space planning and a stickler for detail, Linda refuses to take sides in the traditional versus modern debate. Her influences are many, but her mantra remains “clean and simple.”
Awards & Accolades
LINDA HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY HER PEERS FOR HER INCREDIBLE TALENT, AND IN THE PAST DECADE HAS BEEN AWARDED:
THE 2014 ASID MN DESIGNER OF DISTINCTION
8 FIRST PLACE AWARDS
3 HONORABLE MENTIONS
FROM CLIENTS & COLLEAGUES
Hands down, the BEST Interior Designer in the Twin Cities! She "gets" your taste, stays under budget, delivers on time, and is a blast to work with!! We couldn't recommend her enough!
Engler Studio Interior Design brings a fresh, uncluttered, and open feel to their work that subtly enhances the spirit of the architecture; and they merge design sensitivity and technical competence with the ability to hit client budgets and the discipline to meet the rigorous demands of tight construction schedules. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Linda's group on a couple of recent collaborations. Their execution is elegant, under-stated, and sensitive to the architectural vision.
– SHARRATT DESIGN & COMPANY
Linda and her team of design professionals are the best in Minnesota. They help translate your ideas into life. Not only does she bring an expert eye and a vast level of experience, she is fun to work with. She has a wonderful sense of humor and is always upbeat and in a good mood. That is what counts, making the design experience fun and enriching.
I love working with this group! I hired Engler Studio because of several designs I had seen in several different magazines. I worked with Linda on redoing my basement from a teen hang out to a place where my husband and I would want to go to watch tv or entertain friends. Linda and her team did a great job designing the space and how it would be used as well as picking out furniture and fabrics that would work with the limitations of the space. Althought I hired the firm for Linda's expertise, I loved working with everyone in the office. Everyone I worked with responded quickly and had wonderful ideas to add. I would recommend them (and have) to anyone. The best group to work with!
We love working with Linda and her team. She is professional, kind, funny and extremely talented. She always has an eye on design, and is conscientious of client's desired budget. She does not embrace a one-size-fits all cookie cutter approach, but customizes her service and design to each client. She is highly recommended by her industry colleagues and we recommend Engler Studio as well! – HAGE HOMES
We hired Linda Engler to help us decorate our home to a more up to date, sophisticated and cozy environment. Linda was essential in exposing us to new textures and patterns... and gave us a whole new look for our main living space, office space and master bedroom. We couldn't be happier with the results.
We hired Linda to do a complete redo of our house tied to a remodel. What a great experience! First and most important, she spent time getting to know us. Our likes, dislikes, how we used our spaces. This made the design process easy and fun, end to end. She challenged us to stretch ourselves, which we loved, and was totally fine if we pushed back. She was also open to challenges on price and when we felt we were stretching too far, she came back with great alternatives. In the end we have a home we love and several years later a home that still looks and feels new and fresh.
Linda Engler has done several projects for me, including two bedrooms, lower level design, living room, two batherooms most recently, and design work for a complete remodel of my kitchen and dining room in 1998. All of her work garners compliments from visitors. She has a flair for choosing colors and fabrics. My kitchen, after 17 years, still looks almost as fresh and up to date and the day it was finished. Additionally, she is a pleasure to work with.
Timely, on budget, hands on, my style but designer expertise. Easy to work with, quick response time, unique resources others do not have. They go above and beyond. Hands down the best I have ever worked with!
Linda and her team helped us envision and implement an update to our living room, dining room and den. They did a great job of making the rooms flow smoothly which resulted in comfortable living spaces. I particularly appreciated their ability to use existing items through reupholstery and re-purposing. They were very transparent in pricing and timing and met all of our expectations. I have recommended them several times to others who have also been very pleased with their work.
We recently built a new home and wanted a designer that went beyond echoing what the latest home catalogue offered. We could Pinterest a house together, but what we got instead was originality & charisma. The materials Engler Studio selected played well against each other. They perfectly meshed their talents with our tastes. And most importantly (with a family of 3 busy kids) the materials they selected have lasted under tremendous traffic. Highly recommend!