Personal Attention, Creative Solutions
Amanda Reid founded Boston-based Mandarina Studio to create an interior design business built on creativity and collaboration. Amanda brings 15 years of experience, taking the lead on all projects and working closely with clients to craft design solutions for inspiring spaces. Only a select number of projects are taken on at time to ensure Amanda can build the personal relationship and give each project its essential commitment and attention.
Amanda’s expertise, imagination and enthusiasm guide projects ranging from creating the perfect space for a new local business to refreshing an established retail store or restaurant to refining homes during renovation or new construction. The studio’s diverse portfolio is built on strong client relationships, personal attentiveness, the flexibility to find the right solutions, and an eye for the details to make each space speak to its unique purpose.
Amanda’s work has been featured in Boston Home, New England Home, This Old House® and HGTV Magazine, among others. And as a residential and retail designer, her projects echo her commitment to sustainable design and innovative solutions.
Prior to founding Mandarina Studio, Amanda spent eight years as Project Designer at James Barclay Associates (JBA), an architectural and interior design firm based in New York City. At JBA Amanda proved to be a strong leader and gifted designer, which motivated her to realize her dream of founding Mandarina – a studio that gives her the opportunity to work closely with clients to provide her creative vision to meet their goals in a diverse and exciting range of projects.
Experience and Certifications
Fashion Institute of Technology | AAS, Magna Cum Laude, interior design
Design coursework also completed at The School of Visual Arts, New York; The London Institute, Chelsea College of Art & Design; and Parsons School of Design
State University of New York at Albany | Bachelor of Arts, communication & business
National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certificate | License No. 024503
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) | professional member