Senior Interior designer-NCIDQ Certified


I first developed a passion for interior design while accompanying my dad to the film sets on the back lots of MGM and Warner Bros.  I loved all of the different styles and periods of furniture and decor and I was fascinated how each one could conjure up such different moods and feelings. I was instantly smitten and followed my passion by getting my BA in art history in Paris which included extensive studies in decorative arts and furniture. That was such a marvelous opportunity living in Europe for a decade and being exposed to such eclectic styles, upon my return to the US I worked at Christie's auction house and the Getty museum. Most recently for over five years I have assisted one of the most well-respected designers on the Monterey Peninsula and that's where I learned the art of creating beautiful spaces in the larger estate as well as the traditional cottage. I look forward to assisting you in creating the home of your dreams. 

​​​​​​​​​Christi Sutphen



Suzy Morey
Interior Designer

​I am thrilled to be back doing design work in the Monterey area. My professional career began over 2 decades ago when I received my design education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I have since become NCIDQ certified and a professional ASID member. I fine tuned my skills at Gabberts Design Studio in Minneapolis, MN where I was a senior designer.

My design projects include kitchen design, flooring, custom window treatments, space planning, color consultation, custom furniture, bathroom design, lighting, and sustainable design. As my career grew, I flew from coast to coast to bring my client's dream to life. I have won several ASID awards. My professional awards put me on the map but the fulfillment comes from getting to know my clients. I love seeing their homes and understanding how they plan to use their space. Open communication has been my best tool for working with installers, vendors and my clients. Please feel free to call me to discuss how I can assist you with your home!

Linda O'Brien
Director Visual Merchandise & Design
I have been the Director of Visual Design at Poppleton's  for the last 20 years.More important to me than the opportunity to create unique showroom display themes, is the excitement found in combining extraordinary furnishings and seeing the end result of the rooms when they are completed. I look forward everyday in creating the most appealing visual design in our showroom displays that will inspire the designer in all of us.

The talented professional design staff at Poppleton's provides the utmost in creative design.

Paula Reynolds
Interior Designer
I have a passion for interior design and use my creativity and experience to interpret my clients' needs. Attending courses in design on the Monterey Peninsula and on the East Coast, I have both the formal education and the innate ability to turn the ordinary into the awe-inspiring

Renata Payne
IDS Professional Member
Certified Interior Designer # 2739 by the CCIDC​

During my design career, I have made it my goal to create a special look for each of my clients. A signature look of "Casual Elegance" to every project from Transitional to Tuscan, no matter the style. I listen carefully to your needs to provide a collaborative and professional custom design solution. A design vision you are dreaming of owning. One that you will love for years. I have been working in the industry since 1978, first as one of the owners of Fireside Furniture Gallery in Salinas, and as a manufactures representative for national and international furniture companies. I have A.A. Degrees in Multimedia/Interior Design, and I have been a California Certified Interior Designer since 1994 and a Professional Member of the IDS since 1995. I was artistically mentored by my grandfather, the head color and paint specialist at Disney for 30 years and a family friend that was Director of Furniture Development and Showroom Design to the industry.


Mon- Sat: 10 am - 5 pm            Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 649 - 3083

Monterey, CA 93940

299 Lighthouse Avenue

299 Lighthouse Avenue

(831) 649 - 3083