I started Element Design, Inc after years of designing in a hi-end showroom, then building custom homes and doing remodels for 5 years as a General Contractor. My true love is design, and I decided to focus on that. My experience as a builder gave me a well rounded understating of all the intricacies that are part of a project, which is incredibly valuable now as I’m working with builders and homeowners.
My goal is to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for everyone involved...homeowner, builder, sub contractors, vendors, etc. Over the past 17 years I’ve been fortunate to develop strong working relationships with so many great people in our construction industry. I like to be flexible when it comes to how I work with homeowners/builders as each project requires something different. I enjoy a simple paint consultation just as much as digging into whole house design, and everything in between.
As for myself - I grew up in Bend! Early on I moved to Portland, and then Phoenix to be "in the city", I loved it! As time went on I realized that Bend was still "home" and decided to settle here. My husband and I bought the family homestead outside of Tumalo. We love being out on our property with our Malamute & Swissy. We have a small "petting zoo" for friends and family...Llamas, Nigerian dwarf goats, honey bees and a bunch of egg laying hens. Such good living! So between that and my design career, I couldn’t be happier.
Material selection and product specifications including hard surfaces(tile, slab, wood, carpet) lighting, plumbing, hardware(cabinet & doors), interior paint and stain, exterior pallets. Includes diagrams, layouts and spec sheets.
Based in Bend Oregon, also designing remotely!
Tour of Homes - Central Oregon
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
LEED AP (2009)