Principal Interior Designer
Art and design have played a role in my life from a very young age.
After completing my degree in Studio Art at the University of Toledo, where my Architecture and Art History classes developed my love of built spaces, I spent four years in advertising before realizing that passion was lacking from my corporate career. I enrolled in the UCLA Interior Design program and in 2004 began working at the nationally acclaimed firm Joe Nye Inc. It was there that I learned the fundamentals of classical design while decorating gracious traditional homes in Los Angeles, New York City, Beaver Creek, and Vail. Joe Nye has been named one of the 100 top Designers in America by House Beautiful magazine and I attribute my love of color and touch of whimsy to my years working with him.
After years of designing classical & traditional homes, I set out to take on the contemporary world while working with James Magni at Magni Design Inc. in 2007. I spent four years as a Senior Designer & Project Manager working on homes in Brentwood Park, Beverly Park, Irvine’s Shade Canyon Community, Newport Coast, and Moscow.
Chiavaro Design was formed in 2011 and is a compilation of both contemporary and traditional aesthetics. We've completed beautiful residential projects in Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, San Marino, Newport Coast and other distinguished homes throughout Southern California.
In my free time, my husband Sandro and I are running alongside our six-year old daughter Lizzy at the beach or exploring the city and its cultural treasures.