About

I have always been inspired by a way of living...authentically that honors grace, beauty and a timelessness of design.

 

I enjoy creating a feeling of romance and depth, functionality and seamless design, with a return to glamour, gentlemanly sophistication, from a Lodge in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas, a Historical residence, a country estate or to a sharply modern world of the downtown loft to the timeless imaginations of the artful and  the iconic.

 

Tradition is never about being bound to the past, but rather appreciating what has come before and celebrating values that are eternal. 

 

A world of quality and luxury. I am inspired by art, travel, fashion, fine antiques and objects, as well as nature.

 

Marilyn brings 26 years of design experience and resources to her projects. Know that you will be assured of receiving prompt, personal service.  She greatly respects expertise and enjoys being a team player.  She has surrounded herself with contractors, consultants, craftspeople, artists, fabricators and installers who work with her to realize her goals and her clients dreams.

 

Marilyn invokes sophistication, warmth, and a gracious aesthetic to the art of interior design. Her passion for all things beautiful is the spice of life.  Her work is highly architectural, with an emphasis on beautiful backgrounds.  You are invited to experience the kind of joy her clients, throughout the years, have come to love with a home where she fused their ideas and needs with her inspirations.

Our Vision and Philosophy

Philosophy

Creating beautiful interiors and a lifestyle fo

Creating beautiful interiors and a lifestyle for my clients.  Good design is timeless, personal and never trendy.  I believe in creating an environment which enables my clients to fulfill their dreams and create with them a home that reflects their individuality and enhances their lifestyles.

Known for my knowledge and accessibility to materials that detail architectural style of the space.

My clients' satisfaction comes from my careful attention to detail, putting their needs and desires first.

A successful design project is the result of trust and candid communication between the client and the design professional.

I bring over 25 years of design experience and resources to my projects.

With this site I hope to impart ideas, trends, inspiration, lifestyles, healthy living, interior design's most current inventions and updates to the tried and true basics, glamour, garden design, a way of life and so much more...it's all about when life happens.

r my clients.  Good design is timeless, personal and never trendy.  I believe in creating an environment which enables my clients to fulfill their dreams and create with them a home that reflects their individuality and enhances their lifestyles.

Known for my knowledge and accessibility to materials that detail architectural style of the space.

My clients' satisfaction comes from my careful attention to detail, putting their needs and desires first.

A successful design project is the result of trust and candid communication between the client and the design professional.

I bring over 25 years of design experience and resources to my projects.

With this site I hope to impart ideas, trends, inspiration, lifestyles, healthy living, interior design's most current inventions and updates to the tried and true basics, glamour, garden design, a way of life and so much more...it's all about when life happens.

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Background

Marilyn's experience is extensive as well as her Volunteerism with Friends of Kids with Cancer, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Child Center-Marygrove Center etc.  She has produced and  staged professional events and fashion shows for these organizations and many more since 2004.

 

She is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) - has been a member of the following: Board of Trustees-Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School - Board of Trustees-Chaminade College Preparatory School - President of the Chaminade Mothers' Club 2008-2009 - The United States Fencing Association - The Fencer's Academy - Missouri Athletic Club Member - Missouri Athletic Club Fencing Team - ASID-American Society of Interior Designers - IIDA-International Interior Design Association - Past Member of the Bridal Spur Hunt Club - Past Member of the Junior League of Saint Louis - St. Louis Club - University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association - Mizzou Golden Girl Alumna.

 

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Vision

 

Timeless design could be interpreted with historical classicism to contemporary architectural inspirations.  My passion in Interior Design blossoms from my client’s desires.  It is in their lifestyle and living that creates inspirational design.  It is important to listen to your clients, developing a sense of their needs, bridging the gap between a designer and client and developing a storyboard for what they need, desire and educating them on all that we as designers have in our repertoire.

 

As a designer I am inspired by my travels, history, architectural design, the Renaissance Era, and other brilliant architects and designers who too are inspired by the sheer nature of living in this wonderful world full of possibilities.  I am particularly captivated by true historical design realizing that artisans had to sculpt, carve, forge, sew, embroider and invent quite literally every facet of a palace, castle, museum or building.  To fully appreciate lavish designs for the aristocrats is to pay homage to the brilliant and humble artisans who toiled for the sake of their crafts.

Creating beautiful interiors and a lifestyle for my clients.  Good design is timeless, personal and never trendy.  I believe in creating an environment which enables my clients to fulfill their dreams and create with them a home that reflects their individuality and enhances their lifestyles.

 

Known for my knowledge and accessibility to materials that detail architectural style of the space.  My clients' satisfaction comes from my careful attention to detail, putting their needs and desires first.  A successful design project is the result of trust and candid communication between the client and the design professional.

 

I bring over 26 years of design experience and resources to my projects.  With this site I hope to impart ideas, trends, inspiration, lifestyles, healthy living, interior design's most current inventions and updates to the tried and true basics, glamour, garden design, a way  of life and so much more...it's all about when life happens.

 

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