Maria has worked as an interior designer for over 23 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle and has worked for Paul Schatz Furniture since 2007.
Where do you gather inspiration?
I gather most of my inspiration from the creative arts. Composition, color, and texture are what inspire me. By combining my client's needs with good design practices I'm able to achieve their vision for the space.
What do you love most about designing?
I enjoy creating designs that make my clients' lives better. I think it's important to be surrounded by a beautiful environment. Creating this environment is one of the ways I can make my clients' lives better.
What has been your favorite project to date?
I have many wonderful projects to reflect on. One of my favorites was a recreational home in Welches, Oregon. Three generations use the home. Combining good design with the customers' needs allowed me to create something functional, as well as a warm and inviting place for the family to gather to have fun.
What are your favorite rooms to work on?
Every room can be a favorite!
What makes Paul Schatz special? Why should people come here for their furnishings?
In these times of economic fluctuation, many businesses are suffering. Paul Schatz has been in business for nearly 100 years- through a depression and multiple recessions. This longevity is based on good customer service and great designers.