Having been in the interior design business for over 14 years, it has been amazing to see in the industry change so drastically. Shortly after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and working in the field, as a showroom manager, we experienced 9/11. It took several years for the economy to bounce back yet during that time, I continued to pursue my career and expand my knowledge and practical base by working as a set designer in off Broadway and film. In 2003, I moved San Francisco and was introduced to the concept of Sustainable Design. This philosophy incorporated my ethics for the environment and my passion for design. I took a couple classes at UC Berkeley extension, where the burgeoning concept was at its inception. I later enrolled in taking a one year Green Building certification program and becoming LEED accredited. In 2006 I moved to Los Angeles where I worked for a high end interior designer in West Hollywood, building my experience. In 2008, I opened Astrid Design Studio, my interior design studio focused on designing residential and commercial spaces that are in harmony with the natural environment, while supporting an elegant way of living and working. In 2009, I moved to West Marin – and found home!
Over the past 6 years of being in business, all my customers have been repeat or referrals, something that I take pride, as it demonstrates that I have satisfied my clientele to the point where now they are marketing my business! Over that time, I have had the pleasure and the honor of working with affluent clients and world re-known non-profits. In choosing to expand my business further, I am choosing to use Thumbtack, an amazing network that brings potential customers to me! It has been a short-time since I have started and I have been amazed at the amount of leads that I receive! I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my expertise and experience with my new client base!