Raised in Encinitas, California, some of my favorite childhood memories (besides playing at our beautiful beaches) are of touring model homes and shopping for antiques. My parents were constantly building and renovating their home (true “do it yourself” people before HGTV was even a thing) and their passion for design quickly became my passion, and later, my profession.
I graduated from college with a degree in business marketing. From the age of 17 I worked at my first construction company in their marketing department and quickly learned the ins and outs of the construction process. Working to put myself through college, I then joined a Fortune 500 construction company where I learned the cornerstones of many great businesses: integrity, hard work and completion on time and within budget. You might say my college job was my training wheels for things to come.
Elegant, yet comfortable interiors as chic as they are sensible
I started Sensible Chic in 2001 with a vision of bringing beautiful design into people’s homes while providing personal, high quality service. From contemporary Downtown high-rise remodels to mid-century ranch remodels, I design with my clients’ lives in mind. One of my natural talents is working with couples who have unique, but different ideas and blending those into a living space they both love and enjoy.
As a longtime local of San Diego, I have been fortunate to work with many respected and professional contractors and vendors to ensure my clients get the best in quality and service in home renovations and remodels. This also allows me to cater to my clients’ visual and budgetary needs to create a truly inspired home that is not only beautiful and inviting, but also aligns with the way they live.
Along with interior design, I am passionate about health and wellness and the environment. Designing a green home doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet to be easy on the environment and your family’s health. My Eco Chic Green Design is all about beautiful design while incorporating healthy living, eco-friendly materials, and making conscious choices that truly enrich your life and enhance your health. You can learn about my Eco Chic Green Design philosophy here.
If you live in the San Diego area and want a professional designer who listens and delivers top-notch service and expertise, contact Sensible Chic today so we can create your dream space!