Divya V

Award-winning designer Divya Vijayanandakumar brings a wealth of design experience to Harrell Design + Build, having created over fifty compelling interiors in both the Bay Area and India. Born and raised in Chennai, India—the most significant cultural, economic, and educational center of South India—Divya initially pursued Computer Science, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Upon relocating to Silicon Valley in 2004, Divya redirected her career and attended West Valley College to achieve her Associate of Art Degree in Interior Design.

Divya has contributed her design talents to residential remodels as well as large-scale office buildings, healthcare, and educational facilities. In 2011, Divya moved back to India and worked at a high-end residential design firm before launching her own Design + Build company, Plan D, whose award-winning designs were featured in Vogue Magazine. Additionally, in 2021, Divya earned a NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) Platinum award for a whole house remodel project.

“Each project challenges me differently as I design to each specific client’s functional and aesthetic preferences, while always striving to design a project that’s timeless,” claims Divya.

Divya has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and a former organization, Design Response, creating affordable spaces for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have a home.

When she isn’t working, Divya, her husband, and young sons enjoy trail hiking all around the Bay Area. A self-proclaimed “major foodie,” she loves discovering new restaurants and is well-traveled, having spent time immersing herself with the goal of “living like a local” in Italy, Thailand, New Zealand, Greece, Spain, Vietnam, Mexico, and Croatia.