Hellen is the heart of Design Loft. From complete homes to individual rooms, from statement concepts to the smallest details, Hellen is passionate about design that works for you. She begins with understanding each client and their needs, and her award-winning design skills turn each client’s challenge into a client’s smile. In her more than 20 years of experience, Hellen has designed homeowner and spec homes for discerning clients in some of the most desirable Bay Area locations. With Design Loft she has curated a staff of designers, specialists and suppliers who share her design vision and energy.
Hellen is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design with a focus on Environmental and Interior Design. She has worked for several noteworthy interior design firms in the Bay Area. Her award-winning commercial and high-end residential designs have been highlighted in local magazines, including San Jose Magazine and California Home and Design. Her work was also featured in the Charming Cottages of Palo Alto showcase home tour.
When not working, Hellen enjoys being involved in the community. In most recent years, she has volunteered as the art curator at Abilities United (now affiliated with Gatepath) ., a non-profit organization that supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and the community. Her work helped increase the number of art exhibits in the community and art appreciators throughout the Bay Area have purchased many original works from the artists. In recognition of Hellen’s volunteer work, she received the president’s Volunteer Service Award and the Service Above Self Award from the San Andreas Regional Center.