THID Interiors

THID Interior Design

THID Interior Design

Terry Owens-Alvarez - Principal Designer



At THID, we enjoy the community where we live and it shows through our work. We listen to our clients and help them to create a style that is right for them and the environment. We help to educate our clients about products available that will create the best end-result. While the majority of our projects are right here at home in the Sierras, we do have projects that span from the wine country of California to Oregon, Alabama, and Florida. Working as a part of a team with the owner, builder and architect, we are responsible to budgets and timeliness.


Business Bio

Terry Owens-Alvarez ASID, NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer

Terry Owens-Alvarez is the principal designer of THID. She received a Bachelor of Science in interior design from the University of Alabama, a CIDA accredited program known as FIDER. She has worked in the field as both a designer and project manager for the past 22 years. Terry has successfully completed projects in all areas of design, including residential, commercial, healthcare and hospitality projects. Terry has lived in Truckee, California since 1993.

Outside the office, she enjoys everything the Sierras have to offer; biking, skiing, and all things outdoors. These activities add to her understanding of the environment and lifestyle for which she designs. She is an avid traveler and often incorporates different cultures and experiences into her designs. Recently Terry has expanded her design clientele to chile and she spends part of the year there designing and helping her husband to run Bio Bio Patagonia at as one of the camp hosts and yoga leaders.

Since 1999, Terry devoted much of her energy and time to raising money for CanDoMS, a non-profit organization created to help people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Terry served on the founding Board of Directors for Girls on the Run in an executive position.

From the ground up at Martis Camp to Tahoe Donner fireplace design- Terry gives each client her personal attention and strives to ensure quality design in each project.

Kristen LaValle

Kristen LaValle began her time with THID in summer 2012, and began her career in Interior Design in 2006. Since that time she has worked on many different sized projects from Lake Tahoe lakefront homes to Martis Camp homes. She began her path in the arts with a BA in Studio Art from Hartwick College in New York, and has also studied at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in their Interior Architecture and Design MFA program.

Kristen brings her experience from both Interior Design and Construction project management to THID. She is educated in sustainable building materials and practices, and loves this aspect of interior design as well as the intimate details of customizing a home.

In addition to being in the field of Interior Design for the past decade, Kristen is also an artist. Specializing in watercolor, acrylic and collage, she has been known to create custom artwork for our clients. You can see more of her work at:

Kristen has been in the Tahoe area for a decade, and is energized by the outdoor life it has to offer. Hiking with her dogs, and skiing with her husband and daughter keep her outside year round.

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Contact Information

PO Box 4061 Truckee, CA

Business Category: Interior Design