About

mgd

I grew up in Florida and made my way to California as a teenager. In the mid-90s I graduated from San Francisco State University with an Art degree, and began a decade-long career in art installation, deeply entrenched in the Bay Area’s rich art and museum communities.

I was most moved by a colleague of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, Bill White. Bill was the Exhibitions Designer from 1977-2013. He was a huge influence on me in the way he used color to connect the galleries and to tell a story of the art each room contained. I channeled Bill for years to come, and he inspired me to start my own design business.

I began small, mostly working for friends and their referrals, doing color consulting and placement of furnishings within a room. I then moved into full-blown interior redesigns and soft furnishings. I now work with individual clients, contractors, builders, and architects. My inspiration comes from the world that surrounds me—and the imagery to which I’m exposed every day. I love all things Brazilian and Japanese. I try to source locally and build using sustainable materials.

I welcome challenging projects and I look forward to creating interior and exterior spaces that are warm and alive.