“I want the interiors to tell a story, spark conversation & create a sense of joy.”
Brett Dampier is an interior designer based in San Francisco. Her signature style consists of a mix of natural textures, a neutral palette & a sprinkling of vintage furnishings that create considered, transitional interiors.
Brett graduated with Bachelor degrees in Psychology & Italian from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Interior Architecture from Academy of Art. She built her career at award winning, international hospitality design firm, AvroKO, creating restaurants & hotels around the world as a lead designer & project manager before branching out on her own in residential design, specializing in historic renovations.
On how she discovered her love of design Brett says:
“When I was a child, I wanted to be a waitress. I loved setting the table, having great food, & creating a memorable experience for others. Not a lot has changed in this regard, except, perhaps, my definition of what I wanted to be. As I grew older, I realized design was the career path that would be the intersection of my various passions.”
She is particularly interested in the intersection between holistic design, integrating the senses, employing methods of feng shui, integrative medicine, clean living and principles of wabi sabi & hygge to live your best life.
We are storytellers and it’s what makes our approach unique. Creating interesting narratives that inform the design is the key to developing an outstanding project. Our inspiration comes from both the client & the project itself. We spend time getting to know our clients’ vision, what is important to them and how they live. We want to create a space that truly reflects their values and feels deeply personal. We take inspiration from the history and architecture of the building and weave our client’s story into the design. The result: curated interiors that are cozy, inviting & feel like home, where everyday moments are elevated.
Our goal is to create interiors that inspire a space for togetherness, full of rich relationships and warm hospitality. Our version of luxury is one where you immediately feel comfortable and reflects who you are. We achieve this through the use of quality materials that patina gracefully, through a mindful & considered approach to decoration employing objects that tell a story & through the principles of integrative, holistic design: using the effect of light, shadow & smell to influence the psyche. We look for spaces to create magic: a window seat where you’ll be curled up with your favorite book, a kitchen island you’ll gather around to share nourishing meals with your friends and family, a secret, fantastical nook where your children will create lasting memories. We are passionte about creating environments where you can live well in all regards: from choosing healthy building materials to creating the space to enjoy life’s simple pleasures together. We believe design is more than just creating a beautiful space; your environment has a profound effect on your whole being.
Whether you’re a seasoned design aficionado or just beginning to dabble, we can build upon what you know you want or we can help you start from scratch if you’re not sure where to begin.
We offer comprehensive services for full and partial remodels from architectural layout to lighting and exterior design in addition to furniture and accessory styling. We provide drawing sets in place of having a separate architect. Our drawing sets are stamped by the project structural engineer for submittal to the city. We find this process saves you time and money as you avoid having to hire three trades (architect, designer & structural engineer) and provides a more holistic design approach. However, we have many years of experience working closely together with architects, engineers & specialty trades and are happy to collaborate if your project requires it.
We start by establishing the point of view of the project, the budget and the scope of work in Concept Development. We’ll then move into Schematic Design where we’ll establish the key design elements and materiality and prepare an Autocad drawing set. In Design Development, we’ll refine the details of the design such as the profile of countertops and develop the working budget and specificiations for chosen materials. Because we specialize in historic renovations, we can assist with the historical planning application requirements and process. During construction, we provide project management to keep the project on time and on budget. Once construction is complete, we install furniture and styling. Styling is one of the most important elements of design; it’s that last layer that really pulls everything together.