Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

Cape Cod residence entertainment space created by the Schranghamer Design Group and featured in the 2012 film “That’s My Boy.”

As the principal and head designer of Schranghamer Design Group, Joy Schranghamer creates residential spaces to reflect the character of their occupants, as well as their needs.

“This type of livable art reflects what the clients wants and their personalities,” Schranghamer said. “My goal is that it is comfortable and customized for the client and also beautiful to look at.”

A native of Austin, Texas, Schranghamer began working in the field in 1998, one year before earning a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Texas. She relocated to Boston in 2001 after she was selected to help launch the interiors division of Beacon Hill-based Judge Skelton Smith Architects. After a stint working for the South End design firm Gauthier-Stacy, Schranghamer launched Schranghamer Design Group in 2006.

Today, Schranghamer, who is also a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and was certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications in 2005, enjoys working in contemporary and traditional styles.

“Contemporary is more abstract, using texture and light to create a space that ends up being more sculptural, while a traditional approach uses really rich textiles and more colors,” Schranghamer said.

Schranghamer has designed residential spaces in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, as well as on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, including the first level of a family entertainment space with a bowling alley that was featured in the 2012 Adam Sandler movie “That’s My Boy.”

Looking to the future of the full-service boutique firm, Schranghamer hopes to see Schranghamer Design Group grow while maintaining its high level of customer service.

“We give a lot of attention to each client and can be reached directly, if they have any questions or concerns,” Schranghamer said. “We work by listening to our clients to develop solutions that show the true potential of a space, always remembering that what we create will have an influence on the lives of those around it.”

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