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MEET THE TEAM

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OWNER & HEAD DESIGNER

Marissa Sauer

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CO-OWNER & CEO

Ariel Spivak

Our founder and Lead Designer has more than 12 years of experience creating spaces for celebrities such as Kris Humphries, Today Show correspondent Jenna Wolfe, and Charles Kelley from the country music group Lady A. She has appeared in episodes of Man Caves, Designed to Sell, and Dear Genevieve on HGTV as well as other series on the DIY Network and A&E. 

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lauren Collette

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kate Mangin

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Cindy Burns

DESIGN ASSISTANT

Jessica Winkler

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OFFICE DOG

PARKER

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OFFICE DOG

BENTLEY GEORGE

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OFFICE DOGS

PETUNIA AND ROSIE

OUR SERVICES

We are a multi-faceted design firm established in 2012 with experience in a wide variety of commercial and residential settings.

FULL SERVICE INTERIOR - DESIGN RENOVATIONS - NEW CONSTRUCTION - RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

COMMERCIAL DESIGN - FURNITURE, LIGHTING, AND ACCESSORY SELECTION - SPACE PLANNING

WHAT IS COVERED IN DESIGN FEES?
✓All plans, drawings, conceptual sketches, and renderings 
✓All design plans & presentations 
✓All finish and fixture selections throughout renovated and existing spaces 
✓All appliance selections to ensure both function and aesthetic fit 
✓All furniture, rug, lighting, drapery, art, accessory, and more selections

WHAT IS COVERED IN DESIGN MANAGEMENT FEES?
✓Site visits, bid documents, bid procurement,
✓Styling & installation supervision 
✓Coordination of schedule with contractors and subcontractors 
✓Weekly client updates and ensuring all progress stays on track to meet established deadline.

OUR PROCESS

01.

consultation

02.

concept

- Have an initial phone call with the client(s) to get an understanding of what they are looking for and explain how we work 

- Examine the clients' wants and needs on site

- Complete a walkthrough of the space(s) to be renovated

- Submit a written proposal with a rough estimate

- Measure the space(s) to be designed

- Collect inspiration for the space(s)

- Create various layouts for the space(s) that meet the clients' wants and needs

Pitch the design plan to the client(s) to get feedback on the initial layout(s)

- Modify the design plan until a final design is selected

- Provide two or three contractors with the final design plan for bidding

- Select a contractor

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DIANE UNIMAN

5 STAR

Design Macs should change its name to Design Miracles! If you want to work with a designer who listens and understands what you want, even if you don’t know what you want, and can translate that into a space that is incredibly special, practical and livable, Marissa is the one.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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