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With 25+ years of interior design expertise, unlike most designers/decorators who are typically commissioned salespeople, I uniquely do NO selling (e.g. retailing) whatsoever – so I'll NOT be maneuvering you into a purchase, or giving you a “sales pitch”(!). Instead, my focus is solely on you and your home's best interests, period. So I'll supply you with just the fresh & stylish ideas you need along with all-important technical guidance so you'll then be equipped to make smart decisions -- and avoid co$tly mistakes. As a result, you're also free to shop wherever you like -- and, yes, I will also gladly assist you with in-person and/or online purchasing assistance IF desired, including drawing from my sizable library of curated specialty & to-the-trade resources. I have a strong color sense, including mixing fabrics/patterns, and while I enjoy working across ALL styles, historic/vintage themes are a longtime specialty of mine. Additionally, I provide 2D/3D scale drawings & space planning with realistic room renderings so clients can test-drive various ideas on paper BEFORE buying or building. I utilized this skill in designing my own custom residence for which I also served as the general contractor – as a result of my careful pre-construction planning, there were NO change orders during our build. With my graphic skills, I can also edit clients' OWN home photos which provides an invaluably realistic tool for test driving various color palettes when selecting exterior paint combinations -- including my ability to add/delete architectural and landscaping elements, etc. too. These helpful resources are especially ideal for those who have trouble visualizing. Given my lengthy background in the industry, I’ve been featured as a design expert for articles in the national media including:, USA Today, Redbook, Parade, U.S. News & World Report,, Bed Bath & Beyond’s blog, Nat'l. Home Furnishings Assoc., et al. I have also written a dozen or so feature articles for our local 150-yr. old newspaper, The Union. These and other decorating articles appear in the Library on the more detailed of my two websites (the URL provided here is an overview/landing page with links back to my main site). Overall, "there's no place like HOME" is a long-held sentiment of mine, so I deeply value the opportunity to help my clients bring to fruition their OWN version of the ideal refuge from today’s hectic world...

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Art Selection, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Decluttering, Design Consultation, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Entry Design, Floor Plans, Historic Building Conservation, Holiday Decorating, Home Staging, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design

Areas Served

Alta Sierra, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, Colfax, Gold Run, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough And Ready, Placer & Sacramento counties, Remote e-design services


In addition to Houzz "best of" awards, cited as "Top Pro" by and also named an "Elite Service Provider" by Member, IFDA Member, Nevada County Contractors Assoc.


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16 Projects

Example of a large classic two-story wood house exterior design in Other

Hawaiian vacation rental - sizable exterior painting project

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Phone Number

(530) 362-1339


Grass Valley, CA 95945

Typical Job Cost

$150 - 3,500

Min. 1-hour consultation -- on-site rates vary by geography, E-DESIGN services also available on a remote basis (video, email, online, phone). Services are provided on an hourly consultation basis with ancillary services available including 2D/3D space planning/renderings, purchasing assistance, and/or project mgmt. services. "Mini-staging" services are also a specialty of mine (when in Sonoma County, I freelanced for one of the top staging firms in San Francisco).


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