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MICHELLE LISAC

 

Principal Designer/Owner

Michelle Lisac has been designing beautiful spaces for over a decade.  

As the daughter of a contractor she grew up visiting jobsites and living in a home that was always in a some stage of remodel. After graduating from San Jose State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing she decided to follow her heart and sought out a career in Interior Design. She worked as a designer for two boutique interior design firms in Northern California before setting out on her own. Michelle's specialty is in high-end homes and has had the privilege of working on residences for Silicon Valley CEO's and Venture Capitalists throughout the Bay Area as well as a notable multi-home estate in Woodside.  

Michelle's commitment to detail and a passion for art and design form the foundation for her expertise. Michelle enjoys the design process and works closely with clients, contractors and vendors to bring concepts to reality from the floor plan to the finishing touches.


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MALIA HORN -

Junior 

Designer

Malia has always had a passion for design. It wasn’t until two personal home projects, building a home and renovating another that she embarked on her career in design.

Through the process of building a custom home with her husband and contractor father-in-law, she selected finish materials and even got her hands dirty building custom cabinets and doors, gaining insight into building processes and further developing her interest in design. After surviving her first building experience, Malia applied the skills and knowledge developed towards another full home remodel. She understands the pleasures and challenges of building a home and brings this experience to her design work.

Malia and her family moved back to California after a short stint living in Europe and joined the MLID team in 2017. Malia is currently working on her drafting courses and enjoys bringing her ideas to life.

 


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STEVEYANN JENSEN - Senior Designer

Steveyann’s passion for architecture and interior design began as a child looking through her father’s Architectural Digest magazines and spending hours drawing out floor plans and interior schemes for future dream homes. After obtaining a degree in Economics/Marketing Administration and working in business, Steveyann decided to further pursue her education in Interior Design and fell in love the the industry. Her initial experience in Interior Design began in commercial design with Anderson Brule Architects, and later gravitated towards her true passion - residential design after working on multiple residential side projects while raising her first daughter. Steveyann strongly believes that homes are much more than a place to reside and is passionate about helping clients breathe life into their homes; creating spaces that are both functional and beautiful, where memories are made and shared.

Steveyann and her husband enjoy adventuring, road tripping and traveling the world, but with three little girls the adventures are now a little closer to home and typically involve hiking in the mountains or walking along the beach.


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CARLY MINOR -

 

Design Assistant

Born in Miami and raised in New Jersey, Carly traded in her east coast roots for the California lifestyle. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is planning to further her education by enrolling in West Valley College’s Interior Design Program. With a strong aptitude for and interest in design and her own home remodel under her belt, Carly continues to hone her design skills here at MLID.

When she is not organizing and developing design boards, she enjoys wine with friends, hiking with her French Bulldog, Oliver, and searching for the next plant to add to her extensive collection.


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ARIELA NAJMAN -

 

Senior Designer

 

Originally from Miami, Ariela graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Seeking a new adventure post graduation, Ariela moved cross country and put down roots in Santa Cruz, CA. In her career as an Interior Designer Ariela has experience working with Architects and Designers on both commercial and residential projects over the last decade.

 

Outside the design studio, Ariela enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to live music and drinking a good cup of artisanal watered down coffee.