Here we are, wrapping up another wonderful year at Design Connection!

Dear Friends,

During this time of year, I often take a few moments to reflect over the last twelve months. This year, like so many others, was one of ups and downs, both in the world and also in our personal lives at Design Connection. But I realize that, at the end of day, we all are so blessed!


Our world-traveler son, Mat, has finally planted roots in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2018, he started his own organic farm. Every Saturday morning, he and his girlfriend, Nina, can be found selling his produce at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, which is one of the largest and most active in the country.

Despite many new challenges, he had a very successful first year. More importantly, he has found his life’s passion. If you are ever in Santa Fe and find yourself at the Farmer’s Market, look for Ground Stone Farms and enjoy a sampling of his beautiful organic vegetables!

My husband, Ed, continues to amaze me with his resiliency and energy. As many of you know, he suffered a major heart attack several years ago. The way he has bounced back has been incredible. He continues to brings energy, stability and positivity to my life and the Design Connection team. He is always available to help us in the office and is a source of support and encouragement.

Managing multiple interior design projects means I am in a constant state of motion, and my day-to-day life is often fast-paced and jammed with details. (Of course, that’s the fun of it!) Whenever we can, Ed and like to decompress, recharge and reconnect by taking mini-vacations throughout the year.

We enjoy spending time in San Diego and Santa Fe visiting our kids and grandchildren, going to Lake of the Ozarks for a long weekend, or exploring the Las Vegas Furniture and Accessory Market or Highpoint Furniture Market. Thanks to our very capable Design Connection staff, I know projects will continue to move forward, even when I am not in the office.

Design Connection Successes

As a wonderful testament to our clients and team, Design Connection projects have been published many times in our local publications, and we took home 4 awards for projects completed in 2018 by our professional organizations. In 2018, the Design Connection staff grew by one, as Sara Mohammadi joined the team as my assistant. Even with projects booked well into the New Year, we want to ensure that we give each and every one of our clients the best service and follow-through they expect.

Looking Ahead

The coming year will bring the launch of a new website that will be easy to navigate and showcase all our new and older projects. And I can’t wait to share new ideas, design trends and great finds as the year progresses!

I am so grateful to each and every one of my clients for choosing Design Connection, Inc., for allowing us into your lives, and for entrusting us to beautify your homes. I am truly thankful for the many lifelong friendships that have been forged through the work that we do.

Thank you to our venders and trades people, who continually give Design Connection clients their best work and provide us with exceptional service, every time. And to my office staff – you are the best! Your hard work dedication and loyalty is beyond appreciated.

Thanks, thanks and more thanks!

Sending wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy holiday season! See you in the New Year!

All the best,