After an education in Interior Design and Architecture, I determined right away to apply for my Certification for Interior Design in San Francisco. After extensive study, I passed the examinations and became recognized as a CCIDC Certificate Holder within the State of California.
I established myself in the Interior Design community as Co-Owner and Interior Designer of two nationally recognized stores, Heritage House and Drexel Heritage, in Concord and Pleasanton. It was there that I learned true business skills and how to provide great customer service. I also became keenly mindful of what it means to have integrity.
I have been at J. Hettinger since 1999 and in 2014 I had the opportunity to become co-owner of this fantastic company.
I specialize in high-end residential interiors and can execute a full interior remodel concept when needed for your home. My award-winning designs over the years demonstrate my experience and passion for design.
I take pride in giving my clients a highly skilled, flexible approach to all their interior design needs. The importance of never limiting yourself as an Interior Designer is the motivating force of how I approach Design. Creating environments that feel timeless, and are reflective of my client’s taste, lifestyle, and personality is something I constantly strive for.
I celebrate 35 years as a Certified Interior Designer. Because of my clients’ great experiences, many of them return again and again with confidence and peace of mind.
“Dorene Gomez recently planned, organized and supervised the interior design of my home. It was no easy task as my home has 15 rooms and 7 ½ bathrooms, which includes six bedrooms. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and has incredible vision. Her experience and talent in the interior design world was apparent immediately. She has impeccable taste and incredible attention to detail. The final product of her vision was exquisite. I highly recommend Dorene Gomez for any and all interior design work.”
“We have been working with designer, Dorene Gomez, for a few months now for our office remodel and love that she is on our team. We told her we were on a small business budget and after taking a look at our space. She produced a list of low-budget high-impact suggestions to create a flowing, professional environment that our clients would enjoy. She understood our style and was also able to incorporate pieces of artwork and furniture we already had into the design that we thought we’d need to replace. Investing in Dorene’s expertise has been both a money-and stress-saver… I will definitely have her work on future projects with us and would highly recommend her for both home and office design and remodels!”
“Dorene Gomez is such a creative designer and this is one professional who listens to their clients needs and aesthetics. I can truly say that Dorene went beyond our expectations in the design of our bathrooms and master bedroom. She was truly a joy to work with, when sometimes the design process can be overwhelming for us lay people.”
“WOW, WOW, WOW…J. Hettinger, and specifically, Dorene Gomez, are the best, period!! Before we hired J. Hettinger, the first thing we noticed in our conversations with Dorene, is that, she was listening to us, she wasn’t telling us. Within days, our home (kitchen, baths, floors, walls, paint, fireplaces, electrical, and furniture) remodel was underway. The whole project came in on time and on budget. What a pleasure it was to work with such a talented and professional team. Thank you Dorene and J. Hettinger for a job well done!” Gene H.
“Our construction company always uses a designer as part of our team. We feel a designer enhances our designs and our projects and makes the whole experience easier and more fun for our clients. We have been using Dorene Gomez’s services for the past 3 years and she has been fantastic! Our clients have always been very complimentary about Dorene and say she is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, has beautiful ideas and provides excellent customer service (and our company feels the same!)”
“The newly remodeled house/yard was a wonderful place to celebrate graduations with about 120 people! Thank you for your vision, beautiful design work and attention to detail. The project would never have happened without your guidance.”