With over 20 years experience, Noni strives to create “casual elegance” through her classic style and focus on comfortable interiors. Our projects range in style and size; no project is too big or small. We will design a single room, or help with the design of an entire home from concept to completion. We have done many “turn key” projects where we supply everything, including furniture, window treatments, linens, and accessories right down to the spice drawer if that is what you would like. Clients come to Noni because of her love for design, her ability to listen to what the client needs, and dedication to the project’s completion. Her excellent communication between the clients and contractors makes the design process an enjoyable experience that has resulted in many lasting friendships.
I grew up in Charlevoix, where I spent a lot of my time competing on the ski slopes. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from Michigan State University. While there, I gained invaluable experience through studying interior design and architecture in Milan, Paris, and London. Upon graduation, I moved to Aspen, Colorado to enjoy the mountain life. It was there, while working for a prestigious architecture firm, that I obtained my love for fabulous architecture, design, finish materials, and style.
The beauty of Northern Michigan and desire to be close to family brought me back to Charlevoix in 1997. Since then I have created my own family and am raising three wonderful boys!
I began working for Pace Interior Design in the spring of 2014 after relocating to Petoskey with my two sons. I met Noni a couple years previously, while photographing one of the gorgeous homes she had designed. I appreciated her attention to detail as much as her warm, happy personality, and was thrilled when she offered me a position as her design assistant. Though my background is in photography, I love all forms of artistry and have developed a deep appreciation for the beautifully crafted furniture, textiles, art, and fixtures that Noni uses in her work. I truly enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the design process, including meeting so many fascinating clients, contractors, local vendors and artisans.