Theresa is a graduate of UCLA and a practicing Interior Designer with more than 15 years experience in the industry. She has been a member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 2002. With a background in finance, Theresa was the managing partner in a retail home goods store until she found her love for the creative side of the business. She returned to design school as a second career and found her passion for all aspects of home design, including new construction, remodeling and styling. Responsible for all purchasing for the business Theresa has extensive knowledge of product sources and draws from a wide variety to create a unique design for each client. She works extensively on both coasts and has a particular love for San Francisco and the high desert, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
Mastering the mix of design elements in a room to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts is Theresa's specialty. She expertly layers furnishings, textiles and accessories drawn from local craftsmen, trade sources and catalogue finds to create a curated look for each client.
What drives you to design?
The clients! Delivering a design that, first and foremost, meets their needs, and ultimately delights their senses.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
Travel, art and nature are her muses. Theresa's eye is constantly scanning for color, pattern and texture, in the brightly hued boats at dock in the Copenhagen harbor, in the composition of a Contemporary painting or in the luxurious hand of an alpaca throw. It all informs her work.