Welcome To Dezine Refined

Interior Design For Good Living




What motivates Dezine Refined is – Interior Design for Good Living – providing a full range of interior design services for residential homes and small to medium sized businesses – specializing in universal design for independent living at home and work. We can be trusted to understand and implement your design requirements to successfully deliver visually pleasing, comfortable and functional living spaces on schedule and within your budget.

We offer affordable possibilities. Whether it be a need for small home and space solutions, multi-use rooms, furnishings, lighting, flooring, paint colors and finishes or as simple as finding that perfect chair, we can help.  Our services also provide flexibility options for any size project by itemizing the costs and completing projects in phases rather than all at once.  We help to add value, comfort and functionality to your environment by creating a ‘smart’ home or office to simplify and add value to your time management.

From concept through completion, Dezine Refined will oversee every step of your design project to ensure a seamless process throughout. A design solution may be as simple as having a phone conversation or email communication. We look forward to working with you.

Dezine Bytes

Dezine Bytes is a source for professional, practical, easy to implement, interior design tips for good living!

Our goal is to provide greater accessibility to professional interior design services to help develop your design style and create your ultimate living space!”

Your home should be your sanctuary. Your place of total comfort and security. Whether it be a need for small home space solutions, which may include dual or multi-use rooms, creating versatility, while keeping the rhythm and repetition of the design flowing throughout the home or whether it’s just furnishings, lighting, flooring or paint colors, or maybe help looking for and finding just the right chair, we can help.

Designing is a creative adventure in making the best design choices for how you live, work and play today and what you may envision for tomorrow.

We hope Dezine Bytes will stimulate your design creativity!

Here’s to Interior Design For Good Living!   ~ Christina

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Christina Higuchi

From the initial meeting with Christina to the completion of your design project, you can rest assured that the results will exceed your expectations.

Christina’s expertise lies in understanding your vision and lifestyle, creating a lovely interior environment, incorporating function, safety and accessible design. Your quality of life, comfort and good health influence her design choices and most importantly, keeping in mind the continuous evolution of technical and economic changes. Simply said: design requires ‘thoughtful’ solutions.

Christina’s commitment to her clients and colleagues, attention to detail, artistic creativity and dedication to universal design for independent living propels her success as a designer.

Professional Background & Affiliations:

Board Member National Chapter, Design Alliance for Accessible & Sustainable Environments, DAASE
Associate Member – Palm Springs Chapter, Interior Design Society, IDS

Interior Design – Corporate Interiors – Los Angeles
Residential Design – Orange & Riverside Counties
Universal Design for Independent Living — Coachella Valley Desert Communities

Universal Design For Independent Living

Dezine Refined specializes in universal design solutions that address the three A’s of independent living:  age – aging in place, ability and agility related issues. We design all types of interiors for our clients, helping to create meaningful, beautiful, functional spaces to nurture lives and support independent living. At Dezine Refined we make sure the design concept will not be compromised when these needs are incorporated. We help to add value, comfort and functionality to your environment by creating a ‘smart’ home or office no matter what size the project may be.

Christina Higuchi is a Board Member of Design Alliance for Accessible & Sustainable Environments, DAASE  www.stayinplace.org


Full-Service Residential, Boutique Business & Office Design Services

Complete Home, Townhome, Condominium, Apartment, Business, Office,  Interior and Exterior Space Design


Your home should be your sanctuary. Your place of ultimate joy, comfort and security. We help develop your design style and create your ultimate living space.


Our objective is to add value to your investment and time, work within your budget and create sustainable, smart design solutions to support the growth and success of your business.


Accessible interior design services for clients and designers. Quick ‘turn around’ and budget focused projects with time or money constraints.


Designing for the 3 A’s of Independent Living: ability, agility, and aging in place. We will show you how to implement aesthetically pleasing solutions.


From automating your interior shades and exterior awnings to controlling room temperature, lighting and more, smart design and technology can help your home or business run more efficiently.


A solution may only be a phone call or an email away!



“Christina is a designer with both vision and creative talent.  On her first walk-through of our mid-century modern, Eichler home, she envisioned the spaces in both, exacting detail and as a whole, working together in color, pattern, and aesthetic… Most importantly, beyond her formidable design abilities, she is a wonderful, kind and caring person.  Her exceptional design talent is combined with a gracious personality.”  – L.Z. Orange, CA

 “Christina is a wonderful designer with several talents… She assisted us with the design and selection of tile, mosaics, stone and countertops for our two bathrooms and a kitchen and with the installation. We both were so happy with her work we asked Christina to help us with our furniture. She assisted in selecting new textiles for the refurbishing and upholstery of our very special collection of inherited furnishings (19 pieces) along with some space planning, artwork and accessories selections, placement and installation… The project was a success and she has now become a dear friend of ours.” – A.S. Newport Beach, CA


“My husband and I were building a new home and in the midst of shopping for flooring, countertops, tiles and mosaics for a kitchen and five bathrooms… we started working with Christina on the tile selections and concepts for our home. Since we enjoyed working with Christina… we hired her as our designer to select the interior finishes, furnishings, artwork and accessories. After redesigning this home for five years, we found another home… this would be our final home. A major remodel was in store for us with several room additions which required a structural contractor and designer. Of course, we contacted Christina.”  – R. C. Fullerton, CA

Featured Partners


Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting natural forms. Her work is informed by the raw, organic beauty of the Southern California mountains and deserts. Laura’s custom commissioned paintings and gallery work are available to Dezine Refined clients.



Formation, in Palm Desert CA, imports the finest natural stone and porcelain tile from around the globe. Their sprawling slab yard is stocked with the most unique and exotic slabs around, and their tile showroom offers thousands of choices for flooring, bathrooms, and backsplashes.



Egg & Dart of Palm Desert is an exceptional resource representing the industry’s finest home fashion designs – specializing in highly styled, exquisitely crafted home and contract furnishings to the Design and Architectural trades.



Dezine Refined is about “Interior Design For Good Living” and building great relationships.


Your Solution May Be A Phone Call or Email Away.

Phone:  760.851.4810

Email:  ch@dezinerefined.com