Tonya Hill is known for her love and zeal of transforming mundane spaces into distinctively polished works, where sophistication and luxury touches merge with comfort and function. Remembering fond childhood memories of browsing through glossy magazines, intrigued with before and after photos, it is no surprise that she later turned that appreciation of design and her enthusiasm of beautifying spaces to launch her boutique firm in 2002.

The inspiring passion and philosophy behind Opalus Designs is unequivocally to find the hidden beauty in all things. Drawing inspiration from many influences, including art and travel, each project is more of a journey—an ebb and flow of discovery and change. The quest to uncover what makes each space unique, the thrill of the hunt in sourcing just the right treasure, and the translation of that essence into a vibrant and memorable, modernized interior are the highlights of each project journey.

Opalus Designs brings a fresh perspective to crafting transformational interiors. Blending classic styles with today's modern elegance, each refined space is meant to be experienced. Mindfulness that subtle nuances of richly layered detailing of texture, pattern and color, clean lines, and thoughtfully selected furnishings can most definitely create major impact in revitalizing a space.

Our client approach is simple—keenly listening, valuing quality over quantity and building a relationship over rushing. It is through this care of detail that Opalus Designs works to reflect you in a unique and elevated way, creating a beautifully delivered gracious lifestyle for you to enjoy.

During the tenure of designing for both commercial and residential projects, Opalus Designs has been privileged to work with clients from Virginia to Florida. Positive enthusiasm and quintessential style have elicited repeat business from discerning clients.



Tonya Hill

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

– coco chanel

Josie Eatmon—executive director
TAA—Triangle Apartment Association

"It is I that should be thanking you. You are truly a gifted individual and a sweet soul to boot—so I am glad we can do business together. As it relates to telling people about you, it's an EASY selling job. Your work speaks volumes."

Bruce e. stanley—president / ceo
methodist home for children, raleigh nc

"I had the privilege of touring the new "makeover" of the North Hills group home. It is absolutely beautiful. The gift of your talent, the furnishings, the newly decorated rooms with fresh paint, and the love and care you put into each detail is exquisite."

Susan Passmore—Executive Vice President
Blue Ridge Property Management, High POint NC

"Of all the many properties you have designed for us over the years, each one exudes its own theme and personality, making it memorable to all who visit. Your creative touch and attention to detail provides a fresh look that helps us stand apart from our competition."

Maggie Gordon
Raleigh, NC

"I am excited to share my enthusiasm for the outstanding service and value I have received from Opalus Designs over the past 15 years. I am a committed client because Tonya is an invaluable consultant and friend."

Jenny mcclendon—Board of Directors
Bent Tree Subdivision, Raleigh NC

"Tonya was a true pleasure to work with. She was punctual, extremely organized, and came with great ideas and knowledge. I appreciated her expertise so much... I also liked the way she listened to all of our ideas—she was very professional and patient."

Susan Passmore—Executive Vice President
Blue Ridge Property Management, High POint NC

"The numerous compliments we receive on our interiors are a true testimony to you and your work. First impressions are priceless, and thanks to you—those result in our high occupancy rates."


"On behalf of Blue Ridge Property Management, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Opalus Designs for meeting and exceeding our expectations in the creativity and interior design of our clubhouses, models, and offices."

Maggie Gordon
Raleigh, NC

"Tonya brings incredible ideas... She makes changes that completely satisfy my desire. The outstanding results have allowed me to entertain with confidence and enjoy my home every day."

Jenny mcclendon—Board of Directors
Bent Tree Subdivision, Raleigh NC

"She was so quick to respond to emails and questions... She took care of every detail as we sat back and watched the transformation of our clubhouse from blah to chic. I would highly recommend her."


Herringbone pattern
hot chocolate chip cookies
diagonally mowed grass
frank sinatra & michael bublé
lemon verbena
coastal sunsets
velvet, linen, and shagreen
family stories
unique words
fall evening crackling fire
hydrangeas and gardenias
inspirational quotes
restored wooden boats
balmy sunday afternoons
fresh coffee