Hello, I'm David Ballengee, Owner and Lead Design Consultant of Gryphon Interiors. I first began my Interior Design journey about 20 years ago, while living in San Diego, CA. I was pursuing my Fine Arts degree at Mesa College, though I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Until, one summer, I landed a Visual Merchandising / Sales position for a high-end furniture store and fell in love with it! This position later morphed into a Buying position which I enjoyed for several years. Then the economy began to tip in California and my beloved store, and the position that came with it, came to an end. That's when I learned that life has a tendency to change when you least expect it and I found myself back in my home town of Albuquerque, NM.
Here in Albuquerque, I attended The Art Center Design College where I was able to direct my Fine Arts education into Design. After four long years of architectural design and building courses, I finally earned my Bachelor's degree in Interior Design in 2008. In the many years since, I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best Designers of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Most recently, I was the Drapery and Soft Treatment Specialist for the leading window covering business in the North Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area. A position I enjoyed very much but longed for the day I would own my own Interior Design Consulting business. August 8, 2017 that day finally came.
Gryphon Interiors is an Interior Design Consulting Firm offering full service Interior Design for residential and light commercial projects, specializing in drapery and soft window treatments in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and their surrounding communities. Whether it is to design the entire home or focus on one specific design need at a time, the goal is to create a thoughtfully functioning space that reflects your individual style. Every client is unique and the spaces they inhabit should be too. Gryphon Interiors offers a flexible design service that is tailored to each client and their budget, while emphasizing top level customer service.