Our approach to interior design is rooted in real life. It’s about the right fit, and the simplest solution.
JOAN VACCARO and MAUREEN FISHER met through a book club. Although both designers had individual practices, they began to talk about creating a new design studio together. They wanted a studio that would bring a hands-on perspective to problem solving and empower the client to think creatively and realistically about design requirements and solutions.
SERVICES: full interior design and project support, specializing in new construction and major renovations for both residential and commercial spaces.
ACCREDITATIONS: California certified interior designers (CID); sustainable building by USGBC as LEED AP BD+C (Building and Construction), and NCIDQ certification. In addition to their knowledge of furnishings, textiles, draperies, and wall and flooring materials, they are well-versed in the requirements of the CAL Green Building Code and Title 24, and also are ADA specialists.
JOAN VACCARO brings an openness and clarity to the process of developing interior design projects. This approach combined with an impressive history of firm and design management results in highly successful projects.
As vice president of two national architectural firms, Joan's commercial design projects included office buildings, law firms, medical and scientific laboratories, retail and trade showrooms, among other professional spaces. As principal of her own design firm, she worked with WestEd (an educational research and developments company), LACCD (the construction consortium for the nine community colleges), Chevron, and Otis Spunkmeyer on their test kitchen facilities, as well as other projects.
Joan attended Duke University and received her design degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a NCIDQ accreditation and is certified in California as an Interior Designer #1181.
With a passion for casually elegant design, MAUREEN FISHER has integrated her creative background, and planning and development experience to lead two design firms. Her work includes residential projects in California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Colorado, and Vermont.
Prior to her life in the design world, she held executive positions in finance, strategic planning, and business development for ESPN, Warner Communications, WNET, and Madison Square Garden Corporation. The latter led to an opportunity where a Vice President, she oversaw a $250 million renovation.
With degrees in literature and art history, a master's degree from Syracuse University, Maureen brings a variety of talents to her work. She holds an accreditation as a LEED AP in Building & Construction and is certified as a California Interior Designer #6548.