We’re a design firm that is not just passionate about what we do… We’re a team of award-winning interior designers that are committed to translating our client’s personality into timeless and functional living and working spaces. Focusing on either modern, traditional, international or transitional styles, we can source the best products that will deliver the fresh look that our clients are searching for.
As the founder and owner of The Design House, I’m in the perfect place to fulfill my life’s goals — to create an environment where happy, well-cared for individuals can thrive and do their best work. My interior design team consists of self-driven, talented professionals who are ready to help our clients translate their visions into inspiring spaces.
My passion for design dates back to my days as an interior designer in the “hot” Las Vegas market in early 2000. As I traveled through different careers, I find myself in my third chapter of life — back to what I really love, interior design.
When it comes to my personal style, I realize I have always been into fashion. I look at the trends but always focus on the ones that have longevity — the ones that are not necessarily over the top expensive but are always in style. This love of fashion helps explain my passion for interior design and my clients will reap the benefits of spaces that are considered always in fashion.
Finally, I am a passionate, kind and loving person who is a solid business leader and a proud mother of two amazing children — both who inspire me each and every day. I pledge that myself and my team will help you through the many challenges and obstacles of creating the perfect living or working space.
I love numbers. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from San Diego State University and four decades of accounting experience in a variety of accounting roles, I have found a work home at The Design House. My role as Office Administrator allows me the unique opportunity of being the company accountant, as well as creating and implementing structure and policy.
After spending 30 years in the high-tech industry in Southern California, including 12 years as the President/COO of IMC Networks, I ventured to a new industry, Interior Design. Since many of the principles used to manage or drive the financial side of any business apply, I have been fortunate to use my many years of accounting and business management experience to support the continued success of The Design House.
A designer I am not, although a beautiful balance sheet or monthly financial report is a thing of beauty for any accountant, I am always amazed with the results our designers achieve. Seeing their creativity, energy and dedication to their clients only makes my job that more rewarding.
With my best friend/wife Robin of 30 years, we raised 3 amazingly gifted and beautiful children. We are empty-nesters, with the exception of our fur-babies (labs), Gracie and Murphy. Baseball will always be my passion, having played through community college. After coaching little league for 17 years, I have a difficult time passing a baseball field with a game being played and not wanting to stop and watch!
With over 18+ years of practical experience in interior design, I have a passion for helping my clients take their vision to the next level. I enjoy getting to know all the “real” decision makers in the project and holding hands to deliver a great living space. I love my family and volunteering in the community that I cherish.
- Master of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University with honors
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Planning and Design from University of Idaho
- Idaho Business Review, Idaho Accomplished Under 40 Award
- Idaho Botanical Garden, President of the Board of Directors,
- Boise Art Museum, Member of the Collector’s Forum,
- Boise Garden Club, Legacy member
- Supporter National Trust for Historic Preservation
- NARI conferences for the latest on remodeling techniques and practices
- AIA/IDCEC continuing education lectures
- Furniture College at Century Furniture
- High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina
My educational background in art and humanities helps me articulate design with context and meaning. My experience is vital in tethering feasibility and reality to allow design dreams to come true. I utilize my artistic and project management skills to my work in the day to day, but I especially enjoy the macro aspect of the design/build industry. I have been a frequent public speaker about remodeling, development, futuristic housing, and color
I have had a passion for interior design and architecture since childhood, and so delight in monitoring and anticipating trends and innovation. My job is after all to help clients navigate the overwhelming choice and clutter. I believe in design’s power to shape the function, mood and message for a client, and as personal creative expression – I enjoy helping clients get to solutions they love.
As a native westerner, space and light are key to my design philosophy, as well practicality, authenticity and simplicity. I have done work in all styles and sizes – both commercial and residential. I embrace the integration of multiple disciplines into design: technology, lighting, sustainability and materials performance. I embrace collaboration with the doers – those that execute the work.
My work has generated multiple design awards; I am NCIDQ certified and a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
I have always had a love for design. This was sparked from my childhood of moving around the country and being exposed to all different styles of architecture. These ever-changing styles always intrigued me and I wanted to be apart of creating that difference while making others happy. I translated this love I had when I was a young girl into my professional life, this ultimately led to me beginning a career in interior design over 15 years ago. My love of design began to influence my personal by sharing a passion for old homes with my husband. As a project, my husband and I renovated a 100 year-old house and restored it to its natural state. This led to me receiving an the Orchid Award by Preservation Idaho.
I moved to Idaho a little over 20 years ago with my husband and am happy to have made it the home for us and our two children. Boise has enthralled me and I’ve allowed myself to get immersed in the Boise community. Since moving here, I have been actively trying to give back to it. I currently hold two board positions for the Boise community. I am the Gala chair for Fundsy and the president for Camp Rainbow Gold. Before serving on these two positions, I also served 9 years on the board for Ballet Idaho. I take inspiration for my work from the community surrounding and all of the people I meet. As I continue to do work for The Design House, I will incorporate my knowledge of vast styles to best meet my clients needs because Boise has become a home to me, and I want to do the same for every person I meet.
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR & INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT
I got my start in interior design 11 years ago when I came to work at (then) Carol’s Design House. Since then I have lived in Florida and Hawaii with my husband who served in the US Navy for 6 years. While I was away, I attended Paul Mitchell The School and became a licensed cosmetologist.
In the ever changing world of design I find it important and exciting to be on the constant hunt for the most unique and current products for our clients.
I am very happy to be back in Boise and involved in the design community. I hope to bring my passion for travel and art to my work here at The Design House.
RESOURCE ASSISTANT & JUNIOR DESIGNER
Design is as much a part of me as music is to a musician, books to an author, art to an artist and so on. It comes naturally in everything I do. There’s just something about the complexity yet simplicity of design that drives my passion when creating/transforming spaces. Space planning is often one of those simple yet complex solutions. I enjoy applying my knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit to help solve space planning issues while simultaneously helping clients visualize the possibilities and realize the potential of their space. Having these skills also allows our clients to make changes if necessary, before the project actually begins.
I have made it a life goal to travel to a new destination at least once a year. So far my travels have taken me to Egypt, Israel, other parts of the Middle East, England, France and Peru. Each destination gives me a new appreciation for architecture and design.
My husband, Rodolfo, and I love being spontaneous. We love cooking together, taking little drives to anywhere and working on construction projects. We are currently remodeling our basement apartment and loving it!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a team member at The Design House and I look forward to the many experiences and challenges ahead.
Education- Graduated in 2017 with High Honors from LDS Business College
I have always found people and how we transfer messages so fascinating which lead me to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Boise State University in 2019. My interest in communication led me to manage the social media for the school newspaper and a company called Queen V which is based in Beverly Hills. Comprehending how people come to understand each other is a fundamental part of social media and also helps me convey a brand to an audience.
I love to travel and experience new cultures! One of my recent travels took me to the U.S. Virgin Islands to St. Croix. I also have traveled to Amsterdam, Paris, Cancun, Aruba, and Peru. Traveling has given me the chance to take my knowledge of communication and expand it since different cultures are so unique with their own communication. The food is also a great bonus. My goal is to travel the world someday.
I found myself at The Design House due to my interest in interior design. The designers have taken my under their wings and have taught my a lot about the design world which helps me when transferring that into the brand.
I look forward to watching The Design House grow and I am excited to be apart of that growth.