Working with Tatiana Darnell is an incredible pleasure, and an honor. She exemplifies all of the professional and personal qualities customers should look for when they are choosing
an Architect for their project.
Tatiana has a vision of space, great sense of style and
proportions, imagination, experience, respect for the client’s budget and time, great communication skills, patience, and honesty.
Tatiana listens to and understands the client’s personal taste and their requirements. She is always able to fuse them with
the surrounding landscape and the technical constrictions of the project. She has the ability to utilize these constrains, and to turn them into opportunities for an out of the box solutions. She is a fast yet thorough decision maker, who sees the big picture,
without losing track of minute details.
All of these qualities are what make Tatiana an outstanding Architect who takes great pride in her work.
Inna Garkavi - colleague,
I have been working with Tatiana for nearly a decade
on various beautiful residential projects and it has been an absolute pleasure in every aspect. In our professional relationship I have not only enjoyed her wonderful nature and demeanor with other colleagues and clients,
but her exquisite attention to detail.
Tatiana possess a great talent for communicating with clients, distilling their vision and helping them to navigate their way through the often challenging and complicated process of designing and implementing their dreams. I greatly admire how she does this with such a calm style graceful manor.
Her dedication to her craft and the required process more than qualifies her for any project she chooses to pursue.
I highly recommend Tatiana to lead or be a part of any team and project. She is one of the best Residential Designers I have worked with and has made every project I’ve been involved with any enjoyable one. In addition to being extremely talented Tatiana is simply a pleasant and remarkable person. I am certain that everyone who is lucky enough to work with her throughout her career will observe the same superb qualities in
Tatiana that I have, and consider her an asset to their project.
Scott Holsapple - colleague,
Tatiana managed our project through design development
and architectural review. During the course of five months we worked with her, I’ve been impressed with her depth of knowledge, out-of-the-box thinking, and the professionalism with which she handled every situation. Tatiana earned our trust early on and made sure nothing slipped through the cracks, whether it is making sure our preferences are accounted for or the architectural review comments are addressed appropriately.
V.R. - client
Tatiana Darnell is the owner of Space Lab Design Services,
an architectural and interior design firm, in Kirkland.
The staff of the Miele Experience Center in Bellevue recommended her. They told us that she was extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with.
We needed an architect to take over the plans and advise our contractor because the original architect had recently passed away. For Tatiana, it was not an easy entry point into our whole house remodeling project. But she has been an exceptional find. She is very creative and offers design options where we can pick what we like and then fully refines the preferred choice.
Her ideas are fully grounded in solid engineering principles which she carefully explains when we ask.
On top of that, she is extremely prompt and responsive.
We’ve never had anyone who turns around work so quickly, often overnight when we make an inquiry or ask a clarifying question. Her skills have greatly helped us.
B.K. - client
Working with Tatiana was an absolute joy. When dealing with indecisive owners, she was patient and positive.
When setting contractors straight who wanted to take shortcuts on the build, she was firm but only as confrontational as appropriate in order to get the house built quickly and correctly. I was consistently impressed with Tatiana’s ability to cultivate an environment of positivity and excitement for
the great house that we were building.
Z.R. - client
My husband and I had an extremely challenging whole-home remodel, which was an original lake cottage from the 1950's
with an addition done in the early 1990's.
We love our location but the home layout made it so difficult for us to enjoy our space, let alone entertain guests. We had a list of improvements that were a mile long in order to make the house our dream home! I cannot begin to say how fortunate we are to have discovered Tatiana Darnell and Space Lab Design Services.
The design work Tatiana did is nothing short of miraculous! It was so reassuring to work with a professional who is so skilled at taking her client's vision and dreams, expanding upon them and delivering a project that exceeds all expectations.
Tatiana is not only an amazing architect but has an impeccable eye for interior design and finishes. We collaborated frequently and I loved that she worked directly with our contractor and project manager as we expanded scope or added special touches.
I whole-heartedly recommend Tatiana Darnell's design services and would love to work with her again on any future projects.
M.M. - client