Founded by Ammar Steven Alshash in 2003, Dwelling Designs is a residential and commercial interior design firm as well as a contemporary furniture boutique studio located in the North Loop district of downtown Minneapolis. We are passionate about contemporary, transitional, and modern residential and commercial design. Ammar and his team have provided award-winning interior design services since 2003. Our design philosophy is simple: Great relationships with clients leads to great design. If you are not already familiar with us, we invite you to research our work and check us out!
Dwelling Designs is proud to have its designs and products featured in numerous showcase homes, television shows, ad campagins, and national music videos. Dwelling Designs has also been featured in numerous local and national publications and websites, including Metro, Midwest Home and Garden, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Houzz, and Renovation Style.
Ammar Steven Alshash
Ammar has over 15 years’ experience in the design world. His design background stems from his interest and passion for world travel, product design, and a family background rich in residential and commercial interior design work. After working as a collaboration design manager for Travelers (formerly The St. Paul Companies) in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ammar left the corporate experience in 2002 and traveled extensively through Western Europe, South America, and South-East Asia, returning to Minnesota for good in 2003 with the vision for a studio centered on contemporary design with global influences. After collaborating with designers and entrepreneurs, while combining his work experiences and personal passions, Ammar is now successfully living his dream operating the Dwelling Designs studio. Ammar's work has been featured in numerous publications and online design blogs. Ammar has also consulted and worked in television for HGTV and DIY Channel.
Ammar has his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College.
Rachel knew she had a passion for design early in life. Pursuing a B.S. in Interior Design at the University of Minnesota, she got her start in commercial and corporate interiors. Eventually, her love of travel and culture lead her to pursue a M.A. at King’s College London, where she developed a well rounded understanding of how culture influences our individual and communal spaces. She returned stateside in 2014 and resumed her career in interiors at Dwelling Designs.
Rachel excels in all phases of design, from initial concept development to material selections to final install. She thrives on seeing concepts come to life; creating spaces that strike a balance between beauty and functionality, which ultimately reflects the lifestyle of each individual client.
With a BS degree in Hospitality management from Iowa State University and over 10 years of management experience in the retail and service industry, Hania joined the team in 2018. At Dwelling Designs, we aim at not only providing the best in design, but also strong professionalism in services for our clients.
618 Washington Ave. N, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612 922 9361