Luxury Interior Design and Remodeling for the Discerning Client

Tracie Schaefer, Director of Operations, is a business strategy expert.  She comes to MOTIF with 16 years experience in Public Education and 15 years of experience in Hospitality Management. In her last role, Tracie was responsible for planning and execution of the business of education.  She oversaw purchasing, improved customer experience, created efficiency through evaluating internal processes, moderated communication, and tracked and balanced budgets.  She also has construction and project management experience.  She is a Colorado native and participates in Spartan, loves travel, is a gourmet cook not to be rivaled.  She lives in a small mountain town just outside of Denver.

Good design accomplishes more than aesthetics.  

  • It improves how you feel by reducing stress
  • It creates order, making your environment more organized
  • It will energize you - colors you like can excite you
  • It helps you relax - colors you like can help you unwind
  • It helps nurture your soul - beauty is good for you
  • it helps you live the lifestyle you have always wanted to live

If you can't see the potential in your environment, our firm is here to help you discover it.   You know you want a beautiful place to live.  Figuring out how to get the results you want is the tricky part?  Our expertise can  you guide you to the best way to invest in your spaces for the best possible outcome, while avoiding costly mistakes.  We have a unique process designed to make it fun and easy for you. Achieving beautiful interiors is our specialty. Whether your project is a full remodel, a multi family lobby, a model home or a corporate interior, our expertise will help you create and realize your vision. 

We have over 200 lines of designer fabrics, furniture, accessories, lighting, artwork, tile, wallpaper, hardwood, cabinets, mirrors, and counter tops.  We share our trade discount with you if you work with us and offer turnkey services for clients who don't want the hassle of searching the city or internet for design elements.   


Emily Strassburg, Interior Designer, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Colorado and then went on to receive her Master of Architecture from University of Colorado Denver. She has always been passionate about creating spaces that inspire people to interact with their environments and that harness a sense of place.  Emily spent time in Florence and Rome as she studied and has a strong affinity for classical architecture. As a Colorado native, Emily enjoys taking in the outdoors with her dog, Sadie. She also loves reading historic fiction and water coloring.


Norm Berry, our part-time bookkeeper, has a varied background ranging from wildlife biology to teaching, writing, editing, employee communications management, executive potential assessment, engineering, and adult education via multi-media. He’s a graduate of Southern Illinois University, and is passionate about gardening, stock & option trading, traveling, and the Denver Broncos.



​​​Our Principal, Jennifer DesJardin, is an award-winning Interior Designer and Construction Project Manager. Her work has been featured on HGTV's House Hunter's Renovation and in many design publications including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, 5280 Home's Top Denver Design, Golf Digest, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. She has worked in design build, home remodeling, multi-family, hospitality and custom home design.  She has a degree from University of Florida in Architectural Interior Design and has been working in the industry for 21 years.  Jennifer started the firm in 2008 in her garage, which she converted into a design studio. She is now working in a professional design office which has grown to include 7 other employees.  She is intentionally keeping the firm small to allow MOTIF to have a strong working relationship with each client.

Jeff Flowers, Director of Construction, has been in the construction industry for 35 years.  His diverse experience includes commercial construction, custom home construction, production home construction, and remodeling.  Jeff has a knack for solving problems with a smile.  He has many industry relationships that strengthen his ability to gather resources for the unique and specialized work we do.  Jeff moved to Colorado 24 years ago after living in Huntington Beach, California where he started setting tile for a builder at the age of 15.  His favorite past times include riding his Harley, bowling, and ice hockey.  He is very social and loves to gather with friends and grab a cold beer.

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