Raised in Alaska in a home that included an architect and an interior designer, I developed a passion for design at an early age. Graduating from the University of Washington Art School I began my 20 year career in interior design.
I enjoy working on all projects from space planning to selecting the perfect accessory to complete the room. My artistic background allows me to communicate a plan for any space in a creative way. The joy of my job is to help fashion a beautiful space that my clients will always be happy to come home to.
My 30 years of design experience began with a degree from Oregon State focused on Graphic Design which later evolved into the field of Interior Design. I have a strong creative sense for balancing color, texture and style which I have used for both commercial and residential projects over the years.
The process of getting to know you is important to me. Listening to you allows us to work together to develop a design plan around your needs, personal style, and budget. I also enjoy the challenge of helping couples with different styles, whether it be craftsman, traditional, contemporary or transitional, come together to create a space that’s beautiful and comfortable for both of them.
Come into our store or call for a complimentary in home consultation. It would be my pleasure to meet you and talk about the direction you would like to take to make your space a reflection your own individual style.
My Mission: It’s all about you!
Discerning your needs and incorporating them with your desires to enhance the look of your home is my focus. I am avidly committed to designing a space that reflects your individual style and personality. Our interaction and my experience will inspire the creation of your home and I am committed to making it a pleasurable, fulfilling experience.
About Debbie: Debbie has worked as a Designer exclusively in the greater Portland area for the past twelve years. As a creative and visual artist she is capable in the area of Interior Design. Her approach to design is as unique and as individual as she is. She creates one- of-a-kind rooms that reflect the people who live in the home.
Debbie has extensive product knowledge, which enables her to always ensure the homes interior will be designed to fit each client’s unique lifestyle.
“My favorite part of what I do as a Designer is to experience the joy I bring to my clients by turning their house into the home of their dreams.”
Interior Design has been my career for over 15 years. Heritage School of Interior Design gave me a great foundation after graduation in 1998. It is rewarding to see the results of proper planning in a well thought out space and to see so many different projects come to fruition. Every project is different and every person is unique. We will work closely together whether you are choosing that one special piece or furnishing an entire home. I want to know about you and all your questions and concerns. Window treatments, floor coverings, space planning, fabric coordination, accessorizing, are all elements you may want to consider. Let’s start with the quality and selection of Paul Schatz and my personal design services to guide you along the way. It’s fun!
A Native New Yorker, with roots now in the Northwest, I am excited to utilize my 15 years of experience as a textile designer and colorist, along with my degrees in Film and Music Composition, to your design project. I understand what makes art and design beautiful - It is the balanced union of individual elements which function well within a cohesive whole.
Paul Schatz Furniture is a natural fit for me; a place where I can wed my various design skills with the wonderful resources our store has to offer. I would love the opportunity to learn more about you and the project you wish to work on. I know I can help you create a beautiful, harmonious space.
My design philosophy is that home is your respite from the world, and should be reflective of your personality, preferences and passions. I think of the home as the envelope that embraces the things you have collected throughout your life’s journey, along with the presence of your loved ones (be it yourself, family and/or furry friends). It is my passion to create the spaces that highlight your possessions while supporting your lifestyle.
As a designer, I have myriad resources at my fingertips and will interact with you as we create together. As an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), I am committed to growing my knowledge and staying current with the trends in the industry.
I firmly agree with Gustav Stickley, who wrote, “The word that is best loved in the language of every nation is home, for when a man’s home is born out of his heart and developed through his labor and perfected through his sense of beauty, it is the very cornerstone of his life.” I would be honored to assist you in the development of your home.
With over 18 years in the interior design field, my love of helping clients make their house a home has never wavered. Graduating from Heritage School of Interior Design, along with extensive travels over the years, has given me the ability to create unique spaces that represent the client’s personalities and lifestyles. Each project is different from the last, making the design process always new and exciting to work on.
“Designing a room is like building a house. You need to start with a plan and a vision, and then lay the foundation one piece at a time. Until it is no longer the pieces you see, but the whole picture. Everyone’s picture is different and it is my job to create that perfect picture for you."
Creating a well-designed space that expresses my clients’ personal style is always my goal. My design philosophy is to intertwine my clients’ most prized possessions with a design that expresses their individuality. I enjoy listening to my clients’ needs and lifestyle, then designing a space that exceeds their expectations. Utilizing classic design principles, I am able to guide my clients in appropriate scale, space planning, furniture selection and accessory placement to make their space their home.
After graduating from Portland State University’s School of Business and many years of retail management, I craved creativity. I focused my passion for furniture, fabrics and people into studying interior design. I continue to update my design skills and stay on top of the latest trends through Portland Community College and shelter magazines. I have made Paul Schatz Furniture my home for over seven years. I truly enjoy working with the wide variety of products we offer especially Stickley Furniture, along with the local family-owned atmosphere.
Being a designer in the furniture industry for the past 28 years (and being with Paul Schatz Furniture for 14 years) has allowed me to develop my passion for design to the utmost. I love working with people and, most of all, listening carefully to what my clients tell me and helping them turn their ideas into everyday realities. Patience is my strongest attribute; and that, coupled with my capacity to listen well, enables me to hear my clients’ needs, develop long-lasting relationships, and provide them with personalized guidance for design solutions and space planning. I believe every home should be a reflection of the individual who inhabits it, so I work closely with each client to make sure their space balances pattern, color and texture in such a way that matches their tastes. What’s more, I’ll help my clients enhance and further individualize their space to make it truly their own. I believe wholeheartedly that home is where the heart is, which is why interior design is such a rewarding career for me. In the end, I get the pure joy of helping people create homes that they can’t wait to come home to.
As an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) with over 30 years of experience in home design from all over the United States and Canada, I have spent my career creating homes with charm and personality. I pride myself on being an exceptional listener, which allows me to really hear what my clients both want and need.
I would love to meet you and begin working on developing a personal design plan with you that includes not just the new and exciting elements, but also those special and very personal pieces that you love and want to keep forever.
I specialize in furniture selection and placement, as well as fabric selection. What’s more, I can help you pick the right flooring options, color consultant, art, draperies and window treatments for your home. I look forward to assisting you in whatever way I can, whether that means helping you pick out one piece or standing by your side with recommendations as you furnish your entire household.
Thank you! I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.
A Certified Interior Designer from Minnesota, I came to Paul Schatz Furniture in 2012 after owning my own design firm for 24 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota, and have extensive experience in both Residential and Commercial design.
Raised in the Midwest, I have been a longtime admirer of the Arts and Crafts Movement and its influence in the history of furniture. Being a designer at Paul Schatz Furniture gives me the opportunity to have North America’s finest gallery of Stickley furniture at my fingertips. Whether it’s a rustic summer cabin, simple bungalow or substantial executive home, I would welcome the opportunity to lend my product knowledge and design expertise to your craftsman dream project.
Whether you prefer craftsman, classic or contemporary style, I will sit down with you at your home or in our design center, listen to your ideas and goals, and work with you to make your project an individual reflection of you. From custom wall and window treatments to area rugs, accessories, and tailor-made upholstery, I pride myself on including the creative details that make every project I do uniquely yours.
Call to set up a consultation, or come in for a visit – I can’t wait to meet you!
Being the honorary mascot of Paul Schatz Furniture takes more work than you’d suspect. I am a King Charles Cavalier, and despite the fact that I have very little design experience under my belt, I remain a highly sought-after part of the design center here at Paul Schatz. My specialty lies in entertaining customers, but I’m also quite skilled at napping. While I love working at Paul Schatz Furniture for many reasons, my favorite part of the day is lunchtime when I play the game of ‘how many treats can I get’ with everyone in the lunchroom.
6600 SW Bonita Rd
Tigard, Oregon 97224
566 Olive Street
Eugene, OR 97401
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