New Interior Solutions
AA in Interior Studies, Bellevue College
If I had to describe myself in a few words I would say that I’m an Italian attracted to innovation, jeans and sneakers, self-improvement, and pizza every weekend. However, my true passion is, of course, interior design and more specifically spatial problem-solving. I think I got my ability to make the most of a space from my parents who have always tried to find creative and practical ways to maximize every single centimeter of our small Italian condo (800 sq ft for four, tall people) and from the fact that I have lived in Italy half of my life, where everything is smaller. I mean, seriously, even the pizza is smaller! After I moved to the States with my husband in the 90’s, we bought our small house where I have been able to unleash my creativity always trying to find the best way to make our space comfortable for our family of four. However, I soon felt that designing a space with only the aid of my creative instinct wasn’t enough. I wanted to learn more, which is why I started studying interior design and in 2004 I earned a diploma in Interior Decorating, then in 2006 I became an Accredited Staging Professional and in 2007 I also became a certified Color Consultant. However, my constant itching for learning and personal growth is what convinced me to enroll at Bellevue College, where in June 2018 I received my Associate of Arts in Interior Studies. Honestly, I think I’m seriously done with school, however, I will never stop being a student. There you go. This is me. I’m looking forward to working with you!
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"I was tired of my decor in my home and had no idea what to do or who to call. I’ve worked with other interior designers and found most of them too set in there ways and boring. Francesca listened to what I had to say, but not agreeing totally. The idea’s I thought would work didn’t, but she was gentle enough to show me why. I like her style and the way she works. No BS unless you want it. I have nothing but confidence in her abilities and have recommended her to some pretty persnickety clients."
~ Peter K., Bellevue, WA
"I have loved working with Francesca and I am ecstatic with our new great room - kitchen, dining area, and family room! Beyond Francesca’s brilliant creativity, particularly unique and invaluable, were the renderings of possible design solutions, BEFORE implementation, so I could see what our ideas would look like in place, and save time/money in case we wanted to make changes. Excellent! I will absolutely use Francesca’s services again"
~ Nancy M., Kirkland, WA
"Francesca redesigned my office with minimal input from me, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. My office has almost turned into a “tour stop” for others to check out the uplifting colors & decor!” "
~ Chandru S., Microsoft, Redmond, WA