Residential Interior Design | Architectural & Construction Services
Sonia Jimenez arrived in the San Francisco Bay area in 2013 and founded TOPVIEW Design Solutions, backed by the strength of her portfolio and the experience she amassed through many years of professional work in New York City.
Sonia graduated with a BFA degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the prestigious New York School of Interior Design and has centered her practice in the fields of Architecture / Construction Management and Residential and Commercial Interior Design.
As the head of TOPVIEW Design Solutions, Sonia is an expert in space planning and has a great eye for color, style, sophistication and a knack for detail. She knows materials, finishes, appliances, fixtures, furniture design and lighting; all necessary assets needed to activate the process that will create the home of your dreams.
Sonia and her team are great listeners and actively believe that good Architecture / Interior Design begins by getting to know their clients and listening to their needs and expectations; TOPVIEW Design Solutions will manage your project with great skill, from the conceptual stage all the way to its construction phase.
Contact Sonia and let’s start the process. You can be sure you will get the warm, chic and inviting interiors that you deserve.
President / Senior Designer
TOPVIEW Design Solutions
John and Charissa Ratto
"We hired Sonia Jimenez from Topview Design Solutions after being recommended by our contractor and, from the very first meeting, we felt she was the right designer to execute our ideas professionally.
The project involved moving one of the exterior walls of our house to line up with an exterior corridor to create the space for a bigger kitchen. The one caveat was that we wanted the final look to blend seamlessly with the rest of the house and not to look like an addition. Sonia designed the space after taking all this into consideration and drafted the necessary permit drawings. The final product is great: the house looks like it was built originally the way it looks now but more attractive and stylish, and our kitchen is really what they called a chef kitchen with estate of the art appliances and beautiful cabinets and finishes.
Sonia is very efficient, well-organized, and a talented designer who really took the time getting to know us and listening to us. We are thrilled with the way our home turned out and I’d recommend Sonia to anyone."
January 20, 2020
San Jose, CA
"I was working with an architect to create our new Beauty Salon in a San Jose mall when he suggested bringing an Interior Designer into the project and after a quick search we found TOPVIEW Design Solutions on Google.
Sonia answered our call and after a brief explanatory conversation we met with her at the architect's office. We explained the scope of the project and answered the many questions to better understand it. We met again a week later and she brought with her great ideas and a 3D rendering. The idea we liked the most was born from the name of our salon which is “Bollywood”. she proposed bringing into the space a canopy (an important visual element in Indian culture) and beautiful lit mirrors that would hang from it. Working with Sonia was easy because she adapted to our ideas and created solutions with great ease. We were impressed by the quality and the quick turnaround time of the initial design —she created the look and feel of the space in less than a week— and her attention to detail. I consider the final results and this Beauty Salon a very unique space.
Sonia will be on our mind for future projects because we know she will bring expertise and great visual solutions to the designing and styling process of our commercial spaces.
We are happy to have selected Sonia to work in such an important project for us. We completely recommend her!"
"We have worked with Sonia Jimenez of TOPVIEW Design Solutions for almost 3 years. The first time on the renovation of our house in San Mateo which involved the addition of a master bedroom along with its bathroom and one guest room. Sonia designed the new spaces on such way that at the end it didn't look like an addition. She also did the construction documents and got the city permits needed. Once the project was over we decided to sell the house which happened even before it went to market. Such was her good job that we call her again to design and renovate our new home in Burlingame. This time around the project was bigger in scope since we wanted to transform our one-story house into a two-story house. Right after agreeing to the project, she created a proposed design of both the exterior and interior. After we approved the design, Sonia set out to create the construction documents needed. Finally, and after a year of designing, creating documents, obtaining permits and construction, we are very pleased with the results! Our house became one of the most beautiful in our block, with an interior that fills all our expectations. We are happy to live in such a beautiful and stylish home.
Sonia was easy to work with even during stressful times. Our vision and ideas were always taken into consideration, complemented and expanded by Sonia's professional input. The final product is a beautiful home where guests feel welcome and we feel warm and comfortable.
We would not hesitate to recommend Sonia Jimenez to anyone looking for a true professional for your interior design or your new home."
December 12, 2019
“My best friend recommended TopView design. They had worked on the renovation of her master bedroom and her master bathroom and after seeing the results I can see why. My kitchen, master bathroom and living/dining rooms looked really outdated and I couldn’t take it anymore. Sonia is friendly, a great listener and knows her stuff. She took my ideas, improved them, and turned my outdated areas into modern, fresh spaces. Sonia gave us options that were modern but still kept a quiet, conservative edge more according to my character. I’m very pleased with the results!”
Lisa and Alex Nerland / NBR Inc. - Design/Build Solutions
San Francisco, CA
“NBR (Nerland Building & Restoration) has been working with TopView Design Solutions for the last 8 months. We have been very happy with Sonia’s services. Sonia is responsive and accommodating. Also, she provides a quick turnaround time for each project (of which we have probably pushed her to the limit on!). Sonia’s many years of experience at an Architecture firm back east is a great asset to us. She has become a partner and critical role to our business– especially with her good instincts and great eye for design. We highly recommend Sonia. You will be in very good hands with her services.”
April 21, 2014
"I hired Sonia to work in my new home in Hillsborough, CA. I needed somebody who could give me new ideas about kitchens and bathrooms and the space in general. Sonia helped us by designing two master bathrooms with bathrooms, a bar, a laundry room and the kitchen. Her work was careful and oriented to detail. She thinks out-of-the box and gave us something new and stylish.
She is also an honest person, a good listener and a professional. We are very pleased with her work and would recommend her in a heartbeat!"
S & JM
Los Gatos, CA
“We moved in to a new home and we wanted our entire home furnished. Sonia did an amazing job for us. She picked all our furniture and decoration items. Her sense of taste and aesthetics is excellent. She cares about her clients deeply and also was always punctual to all the meetings. We wholeheartedly recommend her.”
March 1, 2018
“After interviewing many designers we decided to go with Sonia Jimenez at Topview Design Solutions. From the beginning we felt Sonia understood our style, budget and needs.
The result of our entire remodeled home was amazing. She had a great design vision, great eye for color and best of all stayed within our budget. Every time I needed to talk to her, she or somebody on her team was there for us. Her associate contractor whom she also supervised was great. We made a good decision. Now we have the house of our dreams.”
“We hired TopView Design to work on multiple projects in our home, I couldn't be happier. Sonia is a joy to work with! Lots of ideas, suggestions and options.
She has a good sense of what will work and how the final project will look, even before it is complete. She is hardworking, talented, creative, experienced and professional.”