Marissa grew up in Salt Lake City, and received an Associates of Interior Design from Ensign College in Utah in 2016. After interning at a luxury design-build firm, she worked as a design & trade specialist until moving to Chicago and joining the Kaufman Segal Design Team in 2022.
What’s your personal design style?
- I would define my personal design style as Modern Eclectic. I love combining contemporary and vintage pieces while incorporating strong colors, patterns, and textures.
- My dream project would be a restaurant in a National Park where I could reflect the majesty of the outdoors and create a seamless transition between the surrounding environment and the interior design.
- I am most inspired by nature. I grew up surrounded by mountains with variety in color, vegetation, and wildlife and it is a constant inspiration.
- I had the opportunity to furnish a mid-century modern home and I loved incorporating the original architect’s custom outdoor sculptures into the new design concept. The chance to combine pieces from the original aesthetic with a new functional design that honored the artistry of the house was a really exceptional experience.