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About

Primrose Designs consists of the principal designer, Tina Kuhlmann; an associate designer; and a small support staff to insure personal attention to every detail.  

We believe in creating sophisticated designs that cater to your specific lifestyle.  It is the small details that make your house a home.  Our partnerships with contractors and vendors position Primrose to facilitate projects from inception to completion.  

Our value to you is our ability to listen and create a truly custom environment that address your vision through personal attention and our ability to execute and administrate your project seamlessly.

TINA Kuhlmann

“From the time I was a child I was keenly aware of the design possibilities around me. It only seemed natural to create beautiful and elegantly functional environments for myself, family and friends”. - Tina Kuhlmann

While educated in the sciences this San Diego native found herself working in the field of molecular biology. When presented with the opportunity to collaborate on the design and build of one of Scripps Research Institute’s new divisions, Tina opted to indulge her natural calling. This was the catalyst leading to her transition into full time design, and the establishment of Primrose Designs. With a fantastic attention to detail, an amazing eye for color and proportion along with a great friendly attitude, it is no surprise to find that the transition was quite a success. 

Inspired by timeless art and architecture, as well a long time love of botany, Tina’s designs are known for their creative, updated take on traditional and transitional style. A lifetime love of travel and an appreciation for refined elegance has helped fuel her design perspective. Drawing on the importance of process and the need for functional efficient layouts she works hard to make sure spaces are useful as well as beautiful. Never one to shy away from getting her hands dirty Tina can often be found on the job site keeping things moving and “making it work.” It is a testament to Tina’s professionalism that nearly all of her business has been generated on a referral basis. Building a solid clientele of repeat customers -many of whom she now calls friends- has always been the number one priority.

Unwilling to be constrained by a single style, Tina continues to challenge herself with diverse projects intertwining the clients individual personality within the design. Critically aware of the ongoing evolution of the design industry she is committed to staying dynamic and competitive in an ever-changing world. 

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