Patricia Borba McDonald Interior Design

Patricia Borba McDonald ASID CID

Patricia Borba McDonald Interior Design has developed an interior design philosophy that is progressive, yet timeless. Her designs employ classical art and architecture interpreted to incorporate individual client needs, honoring different cultural traditions. Patricia Borba McDonald Interior Design achieves interior design of the highest quality: livable and flexible art forms within each client's financial parameters.



  • Halo/Metalux Lighting
  • Cooper Lighting (2x)
  • American Society of Interior Designers:
    • National Honor
    • Designer of Distinction nomination
  • Design Industry Foundation for Aids

Northern California Peninsula, ASID:

  • Best of Show (2x)
  • First Place (10x)
  • Furniture Design
  • Kitchen & Bath
  • Historic Preservation

San Jose Business Journal

  • Top 25 Interior Designers List
  • 1985 - 2009



  • The Art of Lighting
  • Painting with Light
  • Residential Lighting
  • Window Fashion Ideas
  • East West Style
  • The Ultimate Kitchen
  • Sunset Before and After


  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Gentry Magazine
  • Northern California Home and Garden
  • Designer Illustrated
  • San Jose Magazine
  • Metropolitan Home
  • Sunset Magazine (samples)
  • Various Newspapers and News Agencies



BA in Fine Arts from San Jose State University
1980- present: Post Grad and Continuing Education


1965-80 — Artist
1976-Present — Interior Designer
1980-2009 — Principal, McDonald & Moore Ltd., Interior Design
2009-Present — Owner, Patricia Borba McDonald Interior Design

Professional Affiliations:

1986-Present — ASID Member
1995-Present — CCIDC (Calif. Council for Interior Design Certification)

Current Volunteer Affiliations:

San Jose Arts Commission – Chair of Public Art Committee
Council for Interior Design Accreditation – Site Visitor
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
West Valley College Interior Design Advisory Board
Guest Lecturer – SJSU, UC Santa Cruz, West Valley College

Past Volunteer Affiliations:

American Association of University Women
City of San Jose Art in Public Places Advisory Committee
City of San Jose Public Art Jurist
City of San Jose Historic Art Committee
        Project Development Committee Chair: Post World War II
History San Jose Board of Directors (past pres.)
Los Gatos Rowing Club Board of Directors (past pres.)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Portuguese Heritage Society of California Board of Directors
SJSU Art Alumni Association Board of Directors (past pres.)
19 Benefit Showcase Mansions and various benefit events