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Our Design Team

At GUCHI Interior Design we attribute our success in part to the strength of our team, which includes specialized education certified interior designers and licensed contractors. Based in Roseville and serving homeowners across the Greater Sacramento area, we have both talented and experienced staff needed to create dream spaces to every corner of your home and property.


The team at Guchi Interior Design has the experience and knowledge to design to each individual client needs. From flooring, custom window coverings, bedding, and wall finishes, to beautiful award winning kitchen and bath design and remodeling. 

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Bruce Kawaguchi ~ Owner and President

Bruce, President and the Operations arm of GUCHI Interior Design, has successfully worked in top management positions within the building industry since the early 1980’s and has achieved respect industry wide for his remodeling knowledge experience and people skills.

Bruce has the ability to multi-task and is extremely organized and keeps his communications open and streamline between team members, subcontractors, and trades people as well as homeowners at all times during the bid-contract thru final billing. Bruce, recognized for his ability to problem solve has created a level of trust with clients that has resulted in many referrals and repeat business.

On top of all these accomplishment and skills he is able to oversee a group of creative and independent women (GUCHI Interior Designers) without complaints. The attitude of serving our clients as our number one priority truly starts with our president and leader Bruce.

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Katherine Kawaguchi ~ Owner and Principal Interior Designer

Katherine, Vice President and Design Leader has been a member of American Society of Interior Design (ASID) since 1997. She is the company’s visionary and responsible for GUCHI Interior Design’s marketing programs. Her expertise includes 12 years of experience in individual residential design as well as responsibilities creating model homes and design centers for local and national homebuilders. Katherine has received numerous awards including Best of Houzz, 2012, 2013, and 2014 and the Donna Hayer award for 2002 and 2003.

Katherine is particularly motivated by her desire to help clients …create beautiful homes one room at a time is her motto. This commitment is complimented by her desire to serve clients seeking skilled, local Universal Design attributes and renovations.

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Alison Tillitz ~ Interior Designer

Originally from Northern California, Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Anthropology at New York University and after graduation decided to return home to pursue a degree in Interior Design. The combination of creativity, personal interaction and putting something tactile into the world drew her to interior design and the fast-pace of the industry has proven to be a great fit. The daughter of an international flight attendant, Alison was instilled with a love for travel at a young age. By the time she graduated college she had spent time on four continents and was hooked on experiencing and exploring cultures and design around the world. After several years of working for a high-end residential design firm in San Francisco, Alison moved to the Sacramento area to take advantage of the growing design market and to be able to spend more time with family and friends. She is excited to expand on her current knowledge and experience while enjoying the great food and beautiful outdoors that the Sacramento area has to offer.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

― Dr. Suess

Larissa Capley ~ Interior Designer

Guchi Interior Design is very pleased to welcome Larissa Capley to our Kitchen & Bath design/build team. Larissa was born and raised in Australia and lived much of her life on the sunny northern beaches of Sydney.

Larissa’s exposure to the kitchen & bath design field started at an early age. Her father was a general & tile contractor and the family owned a tile and bath store. The family later added custom kitchen design and remodeling to the business. Larissa later became a Certified Kitchen Designer. She understands not only the importance of designing a beautiful kitchen or bath for her clients but also one that is functional to their lifestyle today and years later.

In 2016 Larissa married an American and permanently relocated to California specifically here in Placer County. Not only is she a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer, Larissa also acquired her California general contractor’s license.

Besides her passion for interior design, kitchen and bath design/build, Larissa enjoys painting in oils, photography, playing piano, writing poetry and music. She also collects antique books, cameras, and treasures from around the world. Larissa has also traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. She attributes the traveling to helping her expand her perspective for different types and style of designs.

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Nikki Meredith ~ Interior Design Assistant / Project Coordinator

Nikki earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from The Art Institute of California-Sacramento in 2013.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Nikki was introduced to Art by family when she was young and discovered her passion from there. Her family is a mixture of Artists but it was being introduced to a hand built detailed Doll house her father built, that truly captured her love for Interior Design. Seeing the detail in that model and being able to help change layouts and add unique small furniture pieces to the collection is what grew her fascination.

From there, it went to the teen years of helping friends with their bedrooms and obsessing over furniture magazines that held bold colors and texture. Now she is easily inspired and motivated by furniture, textiles, texture, color and all things nature. Other past experience includes over 7 years of Retail Sales and Customer Service.

Certified by Auto CAD and is working on her accreditation for the IDEX exam. Nikki is a very detailed person and helps out with renderings and drawings. She loves organization and loves to address spaces in a way that looks outside the box to capture as much space and livability needed for clients.

Kendall Sears ~ Showroom Design Assistant

Kendall earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design with a focus in Architecture from Sacramento State University in 2016. She is planning on going back to school to get her Master of Art in Architecture.

She is currently studying to get her LEED Certification and her accreditation for the IDEX exam. She loves combining colors and textures to create a unique space for everyone to love for years to come. Her design aesthetic tends to lean towards traditional and loves all the little details that come with it that you can’t necessarily accomplish with modern styles. However, she loves thinking out of the box when working with different design aesthetics on any project because of the unique challenges that come with it.

Her background holds a variety of different computer programs used along with rendering to achieve a better visual for encompassing clients’ projects throughout the many processes that go along with it.