Tonia has long been respected for her intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Her design philosophy in both traditional and modern settings combines antiques from all continents with a poetic sensuality, blending old and new to create harmonious interiors. Her ability to combine antique European and Asian architectural details with contemporary lines, her use of exceptional objects and rich textiles, and her impeccable sense of color have made her one of the most sought-after interior designers working today. Most importantly, Tonia wants her clients to have comfortable and soulful interiors that express their unique spirit and bring a source of nourishment to their daily lives.
Since founding her firm in Santa Fe over 20 years ago, Tonia has designed an extensive number of distinctive projects throughout the country, including the most elegant urban residences, casual weekend retreats, noted residential developments, and innovative Santa Fe homes.
Tonia continues to be a major force in the design community of Santa Fe. Her work was recently on the cover of Su Casa Magazine, and is frequently featured in such publications as the Santa Fean, Trend Magazine, and Dream Homes International. Her interiors are featured in two coffee-table design books: Spa Living and Japanese Style, and her work has been showcased on the Home and Garden TV network.
The variety of styles in which she works reflects Tonia's eclecticism, and her authentic and welcoming interiors are inspirational treasure troves. A Chinese porcelain vase with an Italian table, or a Spanish relic atop a Burmese trunk. . . unusual objects combine to create a new sensibility. From the rustic charm of a Mexican Casita or the traditional warmth of a New Mexican Pueblo or Territorial home, to the classic elegance of a Spanish Colonial Hacienda or the modern allure of a Chicago Art Deco luxury apartment, Tonia's creations are perfectly in tune with the architectural character and history of each space.
Her interiors often inspire serenity, as in her creation of a peaceful mountain retreat or the design of a Japanese tearoom. "An important goal in designing a home for my clients is creating sanctuary, providing an environment to replenish not only the body but also the heart. Beauty elevates the human spirit, and combining beauty with comfort and timeless simplicity can a create an oasis of calm where the stresses of life can drop away.”
"Every project I undertake is an ongoing collaboration with my clients. We share this fascinating journey of discovery and creation together."