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What SAMM European Design is about:

As a sustainable interior designer, I draw inspiration from nature – creating spaces that balance functionality, aesthetics and budget.  I also tailor designs to work with what clients already own, sourcing additional items from local, vintage, or antique shops. My design approach is influenced by my international background, having lived across Europe from England to the Canary Islands and Germany before settling in Canada in 2005. 


Homegrown Business: SAMM European Design with Swantje Macke-Monteiro

Read a feature about my business in the Calgary Guardian!


Introduction to Eco Design

Interview by Budfunding's Kristin Skelton

"What My Clients Are Saying..."

I highly recommend Swantje Macke-Monteiro as a multi-talented professional Interior Decorator. Her gracious manner and guidance will help you to discover your untapped personal interests and needs culminating in the development of a refined home. Swantje's in depth re-design process and her tactful expressions of caution regarding the selection process, assure the client a fulfilling outcome.

Dorothea S.

SAMM European Design provides professional, competent, forward-thinking green decorating services. Swantje used all my possessions inventively, found solutions for eliminating clutter and maximizing space and transformed my home all on a very cost effective budget. Once it was done, my family commented that it "looked like out of a magazine"!

Sylvia M.

Swantje is a very pleasant and gentle person to deal with. She has a definite talent and style which creates welcoming, friendly and inspiring rooms in the blink of an eye with most of the things you already have by just re-organizing and re-decorating. She's magic!

Beatrix H.

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