>Ammar Steven Alshash, Principal
Ammar values clean, minimal and practical designs that create a sense of comfort and purpose. Though self-taught, Ammar’s background in the design industry stems from his interest and passion for travel, product design, and a family background rich in residential and commercial interior design.After graduating from St. Olaf College, Ammar worked as a communications consultant and a collaboration manager for Travelers (formerly The St. Paul Companies) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ammar also assisted his family business, a multi-boutique shopping experience consisting of an upscale European furniture and fashion boutique, day spa and salon, and cafe. After Ammar voluntarily removed himself from corporate America in 2002, he traveled extensively through Western Europe, South America, and South-East Asia, returning to Minnesota for good in 2003 with the vision for a studio centered on contemporary design with global influences. After collaborating with designers and entrepreneurs, and combining his work experiences and personal interests, Ammar is now successfully operating the Dwelling Designs studio.Ammar’s designs have been featured in numerous publications, including Renovation Style, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, and Midwest Home and Garden.
“Design is not just about pretty. It’s about a meaningful and encompassing fusion of function, revolution, and every day life.”