Most people are nervous talking with a designer, let alone hiring one.  Not all designers are like the stereotype of extravagant, temperamental and costly.  I treat my clients the way I expected to be treated and will never say “That’s got to go!”

When designing, my objective is that at the end of the project it exceeds my client’s expectations.



Gail Mayhugh is the owner of GMJ Interior Design, LLC, a successful interior design firm for over 25 years. She is a Certified Interior Designer, Certified Color Consultant, Interior Merchandiser and Real Estate Stager. Gail received her interior design degree from the Interior Design Institute in 1992.

Gail has experience in Residential, Commercial, Color and Model Home Design.  She has designed over 6,000,000 square feet of living and commercial space, interior merchandised over 450 model homes and has a client base of over 2,000. She has worked with clients in California, Arizona, Virginia, Colorado, New York, Utah, Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, and as far away as Russia.

Before entering the design industry, Gail was a Corporate Banker for Citibank. Gail made this dramatic career change when she realized she was envious of those who did something for a living they enjoyed. Although banking was not her passion, it couldn’t have been better training to run and operate her own business, as well as mentoring others in theirs. Her unique background allows her to look at both the creative and business side of every project.

Gail is an accomplished speaker, seminar leader and instructor, who also Co-Hosted ABC’s Decorator’s Notebook television show.

Gail is a current design columnist and has been a contributing writer in numerous publications.

  • Las Vegas Review Journal – Current Design Smart Columnist since 2001
  • Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine – Current Decorating Columnist since 2012
  • Las Vegas Home & Hearth Magazine – Interior Design Columnist – 2001 to 2007
  • MSN Money – Contributing Writer – 2007
  • Sherwin-Williams STIR Magazine – Contributing Writer – 2006
  • Las Vegas Home Needs Magazine – Interior Design Columnist – 2006
  • Distinctive Homes – Contributing Writer – 2003
  • Broker Agent Magazine – Contributing Writer – 2001
  • Henderson Home News – Decorating Dilemma Columnist – 2001
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator – Contributing Writer – 2001
  • FabJob Guide to Become a Home Stager and Redesigner – Contributing Writer – 2001
  • Builder Architect Magazine – Contributing Writer – 1993
  • IRIS in the House – Co-author
  • A Decorating 10! – Author

Gail believes that the services of a professional Interior Designer should be accessible to all.  She especially prides herself in being honest, hard-working and approachable by all.