Our Values & Team
Imagination + Ingenuity
Sarahliz leads the charge at SLD with almost 15 years of experience designing large scale residential interiors and boutique hospitality experiences. Before opening her own studio practice in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011, she honed her design sensibilities working with a small team of designers in Aspen, Colorado on more than a dozen Villa Restorations and a 5 star hotel in Tuscany, Italy. The hotel – purchased by Louis Vuitton in 2018 – was listed as Travel and Leisure’s #1 Resort Hotel for 5 years in a row. Since then she has worked with clients from Hong Kong to the UK on luxury properties throughout the US and Europe.
An Ivy League educated history major, Sarahliz found her calling in design when volunteering as a community spokesperson for an adaptive re-use project at Piers 27-31 in San Francisco in 2001. She realized during this time that the politics of urban development were not for her, but reimagining the possibilities of a building or a home could become an endless pursuit of passion. She went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Masters in Interior Architecture, earning the Graduate Department’s “Award of Excellence” her final year.
Sarahliz’s designs combine sophisticated textures, clean lines and warm layers in a soulful and understated way. For any project her goals are to ensure that the interior design elements compliment the architecture and stand the test of time both functionally and stylistically. Modern lighting, custom furniture and natural, organic accents are often mixed together for a look that is both current and enduring.
A two-time cancer survivor and mother of two young girls, Sarahliz loves working with her clients to achieve interior spaces that are both beautiful and meaningful. She believes that great design is not just about how something looks, it is as much about how it makes you feel, and the enduring impact that has on your life.
When Sarahliz is not designing interior spaces she can be found hiking, teaching art, dragging her kids to piano and dance classes, and hanging out with her family at their 27 acre farm in Northern California.
Spring, a Bay Area native, studied Business Administration at San Jose State University. Her professional background includes global operations management, accounting and human resources for multiple tech startups. After 10 years in tech, a home remodel under her belt, and a childhood spent studying floor plans and home design, she decided it was time to apply her organizational skills to the design industry.
Quick out of the gates at SLD her role has quickly grown to include managing all purchasing, billing and human resource operations. Her keen attention to detail, passion for efficient processes and systematic follow-up have made her a critical team member. There’s nothing she loves more than the sense of calm she experiences when a space is meticulously organized and clutter is mastered.
Outside of the studio, you’ll find Spring listening to Americana music, running, gardening, or restoring mid-century furniture. She lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband and two children.
Jennifer is as skillful at project management as she is designing residential and commercial interiors. She comes to SLD with over 5 years of experience in customer service, operations management, hospitality and residential design.
Having dabbled in the arts since she was a child, she first pursued a psychology degree at USC in order to understand why we behave the way we do. After graduating and working abroad in Hong Kong she discovered that interior design could combine her two main interests. Interior design as a profession would not only allow her to create functional and aesthetically beautiful environments but would give her a platform for creating environments that tell stories, contribute to positive mental health and ultimately elevate the human experience.
Jennifer’s strengths include layering colors and textures, creating compositional balance in 2D and 3D mediums and collaborating with her team on a mutual goal. She amazes us with her natural eye for stunning details and her organized approach to project management.
When she is not working or studying design she can be found reading, listening to music, creating art, doing yoga, and participating in philanthropic initiatives and conversations around social innovation.