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Sherter Interiors is a commercial interior design firm based in Palm Desert, California and has over 18 years experience with national and local experience in commercial interior design and project management. Projects include a wide spectrum in many vertical markets: corporate, government, municipalities, libraries. museums, retail, medical facilities, hotels & restaurants.

Sarah Sherter – Interior Design/Principal

Services Sherter Interiors offers professional services in:        

Space Planning Furniture Design Planning & Design Bid Packages FF&E (furniture, fixtures & equipment) Project Management Interior Finish Specifications Interior Renderings CAD Design Services Color Scheme & Interior Branding Standards Joint venture services with Architects, General & Specialty Contractors


Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design; Interior Designers Institute, Corona Del Mar, CA, 2000 Associate of Fine Art in Applied Design: Long Beach City College, CA 1996 Professional Affiliations IIDA IFMA Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Professional Experience

Miss Sherter has worked on projects for ground up construction, tenant improvements and complete renovations. Her combined art and interior design background brings a very artistic yet functional flair with a passion for color and themes. Project Management expertise includes the consultation to determine the client's needs, the schedule, budget, creation of design bid packages or FF&E specs on projects, tracking of shipments, coordinating vendors and teams, and the final delivery, install and punch walk.

Sherter Interiors - Palm Desert, CA 92211 - Tel: (951)-961-1149 - email:

Project Experience Libraries: Casa Ver dugo - Glendale & CA Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (Sherter Interiors) West Hollywood Library, Mecca Library (w/Heery) Museums: River side Ar t Museum, Metr opolitan Museum - Riverside, Palm Springs Art Museum - Design Center (Sherter Interiors contractor joint venture) Municipalities & Non-Profit: River side County Sher iff (var ious buildings), River side County Fir e Dept. (various), The Cove (Jurupa Valley Aquatic Center), Boys & Girls Club, Mecca, CA (w/Heery projects)

The Cove, Jurupa Valley, CA

Corporate Offices: Various law offices (LA & Riverside County) Dept. of Probation, Law offices of Public Defender & District Attorney, Riverside, CA Workers Comp, TLMA, (Transportation Land Mgmt. Association) (w/Heery projects) Higher Education Agriculture Commissioner and UC Davis Cooperative Extension Agriculture Program Building, Indio UCR ArtsBlock, Riverside, CA, Norco College Science Lab/Student Union Services Hospital & Medical facilities: Riverside County clinics (various), Dept. of Mental Health patient OSHPD & outpatient facilities (various); Riverside University Health System - ED & IC expansion. San Jacinto Animal Adoption Center (W/Heery projects), Red Lion Inn & Suites Main Banquet/Breakfast Room, Perris, CA Restaurants & Hotels: McDonalds, Burger King & Dell Taco (various locations) Truck Stop themed restaurant, LA Retail: Lexus dealerships nationwide (various W/Lexus Corporation), Swim shop at The Cove, Jurupa Valley, CA Swim accessory store at The Cove, Jurupa Valley, CA (w/Heery)

Design Study for ‘alternative’ golf training facility. Set inside a mountain. Concept based on playing golf in hot climates. Submitted for competition. Designed & drawn by Sarah Sherter

Sherter Interiors - Palm Desert, CA 92211 - Tel: (951)-961-1149 - email:

Corporate Workspaces (Government and Private Sector) Miss Sherter has designed interiors for private sector and government agencies from police stations, automotive dealerships, law offices, libraries and many children’s interiors including a Boys and Girls Club, teen therapy centers and large outdoor spaces for an aquatic park among many others. Creating a successful space with furniture planning is all about understanding the clients departments functions and their different needs. With the Dept. of Mental Health, visual privacy was important for employees in the open office area, yet a lot of their clients are teenagers, so a bright creative interior was important. The facility was previously an inpatient psychiatric part of a small hospital campus and in this particular building was the original interior from the 1970’s, it was pale blue and pink, so the department wanted a very inviting, colorful yet modern color scheme with privacy in the cubicle systems as well as interactive zones.

Administration and Outpatient office interior for the Dept. of Mental Health—Indio, CA (w/Heery) (above & below left)

The bottom right photo is from the Dept. of Mental Health; a teenage therapy lobby & lounge. The client was expressing earth tones and a modern but relaxing color scheme. The scope for both project was to design the complete space with interior finishes & furniture specifications and planning.

Sherter Interiors - Palm Desert, CA 92211 - Tel: (951)-961-1149 - email:

Waiting area Department of Mental Health—Lobby (w/ Heery) - Lake Elsinore, CA (below, right)

Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes Miss Sherter has experience in designing a variety of restaurants from Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) to sit down dining including corporate cafeterias. Understanding the maximum seating capacity and still be within code, branding for corporate restaurants like McDonalds as well as the customer experience are important to providing an inviting comfortable dining experience. The Bronx Zoo was a fun project; the art theme was all animals. The “Milwaukee region” McDonalds branded interior scheme were traditional high end, a lot of classical decorative elements like fluted wood columns and only upholstered seating with wall covering rather than paint was specified for the Nile, MI restaurant. Other restaurants through the country that Miss Sherter has worked on include: 

McDonalds (various complete interiors)

Burger King (various complete interiors))

Del Taco (corporate standard space planning)

Taco Bell (corporate standard space planning)

5th Street Truck Stop Cafeteria - LA

Norco College Student Center Cafeteria & Upper Loft Lounge (furniture design planning)

Red Lion Suites Hotel- Perris, CA

McDonalds Restaurant—Bronx Zoo, NY (above & below left)

McDonalds Restaurant—Niles, MI

Palm Desert Sheriff Station—Employee Café Lunchroom

Sherter Interiors - Palm Desert, CA 92211 - Tel: (951)-961-1149 - email:

Rendering for a modular hospitality bar /room - Red Lion Inn & Suites, Perris, CA

Public Buildings (Libraries, Museums & Municipalities) Miss Sherter has designed a significant amount of public building for the dot org sectors as well as local governments. She supplied the County of Riverside interior design services with an emphasis on furniture design planning for several years while working for the a large Architectural engineering firm (Heery Int’l). She has worked on a lot of children's projects. The two lower photos are an installation she did for the Boys and Girls Club in Mecca, CA. This is the game room for pre-teens and teens and the photo to the right is the children's interview room with a fun desert scène fabric specified for the chairs. The top photo was a project Miss Sherter designed for UCR-Arts Block program. It’s a private library in the CMP (CA Museum of Photography). During the client initial meeting, they mentioned they wanted “wow” and not just a typical premanufactured book stack end panel. The transparent acrylic panels were designed to resemble an old negative film with its transparency and orange color. A mock up was created and installed for a few days for performance purposes prior to the contractor ordering and installing the panels.

CA Museum of Photography—Riverside CA

Children's Room—Palm Desert Sheriff Station, CA (w/Heery & HDR) Boys & Girls Club,- Mecca, CA (w/Heery & Holt)

Sherter Interiors - Palm Desert, CA 92211 - Tel: (951)-961-1149 - email:

Sherter Interiors Overall Qualifications Package  

Various Interior Design Projects

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