IDS Professional Member
Certified Interior Designer # 2739 by the CCIDC
During my design career, I have made it my goal to create a special signature look of “Casual Elegance” to every project for each of my clients. This is done regardless of style, whether from Transitional to Tuscan.
I listen carefully to your needs to provide a collaborative and professional custom design solution. I’ll help you create a design vision you are dreaming of owning and one that you will love for years.
I have been working in the industry since 1978. At first I was one of the owners of Fireside Furniture Gallery in Salinas, and then a manufacturer’s representative for national and international furniture companies. I was artistically mentored by my grandfather, the head color and paint specialist at Disney for 30 years, as well as a family friend that was Director of Furniture Development and Showroom Design to the industry.
I have an A.A. Degree in Multimedia/Interior Design, have been a California Certified Interior Designer since 1994 and a Professional Member of the IDS since 1995.
Professional Member of IDS
Certified Interior Designer #7067
I am a certified licensed interior designer with an AA in interior design and a BA in business from London Polytechnics. I specialize in residential interiors.
With my multi-cultural background and growing up in Hamburg, Germany, I’ve learned to appreciate the Biedermeier style, art nouveau, French-inspired Neoclassical style and Bauhaus. This encouraged me to think about how interiors could shape our life experiences and mood.
My work is best described as creative and functional, inviting and comfortable. My aesthetic is classic with a twist to the whimsical, timeless with a slight edge. I pride myself with attention to detail, devotion to quality and love for local artistry. Every client and project is distinct and treated accordingly. That is why my passion for design and the desire to support my customer’s goals is my first priority.
“Together . . . we can make your interior design dreams come true.”
I have believed this and practiced this successfully for 30 plus years.
After college, I proceeded to design in many upscale furniture galleries. Then I designed many styles of model homes for the top 10 builders from the Home Builders Association of America. I worked in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho and Texas, as well as in two vacation resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, Mexico.
In 2000 I relocated and began designing in central Florida in country club homes along with luxury motor coaches and ocean yachts. I was designated as one of the top twenty designers to hire on the eastern seaboard by a national publication.
I would love to assist you in decorating your home in your own personal style--a home that you will admire and enjoy sharing with your family and friends. I would love to be a part of making your dream come true.
After completing my degree in Interior Architecture & Textiles, I assisted a furniture designer and an embroidery master with the interior design of a private yacht made in Italy. This experience taught me how to see, plan and communicate details at a very intricate level, which I carry forward today as a designer.
My career as an independent design leader has included consultation for owners and developers from coast to coast. I have advised and designed for Marriott and hotel icons such as the New York Hilton. My knowledge of architectural and design practices, aesthetic talent, and ability to collaborate and inspire clients to think differently about the value of interiors gained the attention of real estate developers for luxury multi-family properties in the competitive NYC market. I provided concept creation and design oversight for unique spaces such as meditation spaces, wine lounges, fitness studios and even dog spas.
I practice a holistic design philosophy in which every person is inspired differently. My clients enjoy an environment that supports, delights, and nurtures them for years, and my goal is to assist them in creating their own fresh, personal space.
I was born and raised in central California. I attended Monterey Peninsula College and from there, received an AA with a focus on Interior Design, as well as a Certificate in Green Building Design. Following my college experience, I started working with Poppleton's as a Graphic Designer, Director of Advertising, and Interior Design Apprentice.
My designs are created with thoughtful consideration of the client, as each project is treated individually. I have proficiency in software such as Photoshop, AutoCAD, and SketchUp. In my spare time, I enjoy being in nature, traveling, and painting.