SHELBY DE QUESADA

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For nearly 25 years, Shelby de Quesada has created beautiful and sophisticated environments.  Founder and President, Shelby de Quesada, guides the aesthetic direction of each project and believes the process of designing a home to be a profoundly unique and personal experience. Her commitment to building meaningful relationships with clients is a hallmark of the firm. 

Now based just north of San Francisco in Sausalito, California, the firm continues their legacy.  All projects, ranging from traditional estates to contemporary homes, incorporate exceptionally high standards of creativity and attention to detail. 

Years of experience has enabled Shelby to define and develop a client-focused approach based on the following principles:

Understanding the client - My first priority is to understand the client’s aspirations, practical needs and constraints.  I work collaboratively with clients to craft a vision that marries my expertise and aesthetic with that of the client.

Functionality - I believe that exceptional interior design need not come at the sacrifice of comfort and practicality in the expedient achievement of desired visual effects.

Value - It is critical that the client’s investment be made in furnishings and accessories that offer genuine value and will stand the test of time.  Value is achieved by the deft purchase of antiques and works of art, comparative selection, use of artisans, and through reasonable and competitive trade mark-ups.

Respect for the Architectural envelope - In most cases, interior design is executed within an existing architectural space.  I have a very comprehensive knowledge of architectural styles and coordinate my work accordingly.