After earning a degree in Economics, working in California state politics, and a 15 year stint in K-12 education, Summer enrolled in an Intro to Interior Design class at Bellevue College for enrichment. Just a few weeks into the class, she was surprised to realize she had just landed on her next career and dove head first into design school.
While earning a bachelor’s degree in interior design, Summer noticed the need for inclusivity within the design industry and vowed to create residential design “for the rest of us.” As solopreneur of her company, Tavish Interiors (the name Tavish is Scottish slang for “tall cute boy” and was her dad’s nickname), Summer strives to provide down-to-earth, approachable, and practical design solutions for her clients. Summer believes in good design for all, regardless of budget, and strives to help her clients achieve spaces that support them and their goals. While it is a lofty ideal in theory, she loves to maintain a light and humorous approach to projects and encourages clients to embrace imperfection.
With a personal interest in sustainability and color, Summer has earned certifications in GREENleader and Wellness Within Your Walls, and is certified as a Vegan Designer, Design Psychology Coach, and a True Colour Expert. She is on the board of NWSID Seattle and is also a member of IDS Seattle and NKBA.
When not meeting with clients, she is probably plotting a travel adventure, drinking wine outdoors with her husband, or spending time with their three adult children at their getaway place on Whidbey Island.