Sonia has a range of experience in the design industry, including but not limited to; consulting for high-end corporate projects, new construction residential, residential & commercial remodels, boutique restaurant design, and custom furniture & installation design. She currently runs a design business in Bend, Oregon that reaches from the Pacific Northwest & California to Vermont and NYC. She graduated from the University of Oregon Bachelor of Interior Architecture program, with an Advanced Placement Minor in Historic Preservation. In a bit more detail, she has direct experience with many aspects of full-service design in her career: construction administration as a project architect, and later as an Environment Designer producing custom designs, and project coordination & client management for a NYC-based corporate design team. Previously, Sonia worked in hospitality design, specifically collaborative work on several high-profile boutique hotels, including the rebrand of Nashville Union Station Hotel.
Describe your go-to style:
My go-to style is eclectic modern, with a touch of Scandinavian mid-century. I love European designers, and the quality of a good Danish piece of furniture. The clean lines mixed with textural elements is gorgeous! My personal design style, in my home and life, would be defined as bohemian Scandinavian, very much inspired by living in the Pacific Northwest. I love being able to create a space that is unique, global, and rich in history. Simply by adding a piece with flared mid-century modern legs you can create a whole new look, and branch out a bit in design taste!
What drives you to design?
Creating positive, functional spaces is integral to who I am as a person. For me, design is a natural expression of my creative spirit: It is how I relate to people. During my young career, I have added to that passion a strong education and valuable experience in interior design and architecture. I have found success to this point because of my attention to detail, my energetic desire to learn, and my driven determination to excel.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
I love being able to help people, through the use of my talents and passions! I have many creative outlets, and being able to bring an idea to life for someone is priceless. Whether that's simply showing a visual for a concept that a client has, or coming up with a compelling layout and concept that pushes them out of their comfort zone a bit in an exciting new way. All design should be motivated by getting the best results for our clients sake!