Marilyn Deering, IIDA, Owner & Principle Designer
Practicing Interior Design is a melange of planning, listening, artistry and follow-through. It is one of those professions that draws equally from both sides of the brain to create success. Marilyn has worked towards achieving this balance in her projects in the Seattle area for 30 years. She has a broad range of project experience, from private homes to corporate offices and hospitality. She opened her own design studio in 2009 with a specialization in high-end residential projects. Marilyn and her team have a strong belief in the ability of design to improve people's lives by creating comfort and meaning in their environments.
Marilyn's affinity for art and design finds its way into each project. She values the individuality that local artisans and craftsman can bring to a project, and makes it a priority to source and work with them. Within the community she supports the arts, volunteering through the Frye Museum docent program to teach kids, contributing to the Northwest Cabaret fundraisers, and donating design services to Seattle Opera.
Victoria Stuth, Interior Designer
Victoria Stuth has been an essential part of our team, managing the purchasing portion of our business for six years. She is a third generation Seattle native and graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture. She has had 25 years of experience as an Interior Designer working in the commercial field, including for the Port of Seattle in Project Management. Victoria has a keen eye for architectural elements, color, and an appreciation for the details. She maintains strong relationships with our vendors and talented artisans, and has an impressive list of contacts.
In the community, she supports the family oriented Mary's Place, with regular fundraising efforts. She volunteers by coaching middle school track and refereeing soccer matches, and is a new convert to the world of golf!
Kelsey Jones, Interior Designer
Kelsey Jones is a young designer who is an asset to our team in every supportive or lead role she takes on. She grew up in Bellevue, WA, and is graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. She has a great sense of design which comes from a generous curiosity, balanced with practicality. She has a deep knowledge of lighting which we consider to be one of the more important elements to what we do. Her creative enterprises extend to writing and traveling, which are continuous sources of inspiration for her design work.
Deering Design Studio has enjoyed many relationships with repeat clients because the firm is committed to organized, honest communication, and thoughtful designs. Clients are well informed throughout the decision making process. Projects are a collaboration, and each client's budget and unique style is important.
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