Meet Our Design Team!
We're armed with 130+ years of design experience to lend a helping hand!
We believe it takes the best people to create the best experiences for our clients. Great pride is taken in the staff we employ to ensure the Fiesta Family is as strong as possible to help you with all your home needs. Our proven winners include:
Being a 3rd generation Arizona native, Belinda feels right at home with Fiesta Furnishings. Designing within the unique, southwest style is in her blood and is an ongoing personal passion. Her expansive knowledge was attained, initially, with education in interior design and space planning and has grown exponentially during her 20+ years in the field working with new construction through completion. She immerses herself in exploring and discovering all that Arizona has to offer, cooking and entertaining with family and friends.
Coming from Interior Design and architectural firms in Michigan, and having lived in Italy and California, where every design style is on the table, Bonnie joins us ready to utilize her vast design talent to help create and enhance her clients' living spaces. Bonnie kept her clients' needs top priority during her 16 years of experience. She has fallen in love with Arizona and has a true sense of how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place and makes every moment count!
Since joining the Fiesta Furnishings team, Craig has really enjoyed meeting clients that have come from all parts of the world. Having a lot of worldly experience himself, after spending 6 years in engineering with the US Navy, Craig feels right at home with all types of people. The last 12 years that Craig has been in the furniture business has taken practical approach to his projects. He believes his clients' input is a must, whether on in-home appointments or with selections within the showroom. Ordinary vanilla spaces are transformed into visually appealing rooms by working together.
We welcome Deborah to the Fiesta team with open arms! She joins us after being involved in design in the valley since 1982! A 5 year break from interiors was spent in local real estate, giving her knowledge on the other side of the fence. Within years of experience with interiors, her skills were perfected while working with model homes, designing for developers- including large 200-600 unit multi-housing projects, high-end townhomes, retail showrooms, and local vacation homes for the affluent. Deborah's ability to juggle the largest of projects makes tackling any task a breeze!
Eleven years of experience in owning and managing a specialty accessory and design store in a Northern Chicago suburb has served Jeanne well, giving her a wide understanding of what customers are looking for. Since coming to Arizona, her 8 years of service with Fiesta Furnishings has expanded her scope of design across many platforms. Jeanne excels at designing entire homes quickly and efficiently by utilizing her strength with in-home appointments to maximize her time, which maximizes yours.
Our newest member, Mari, is the perfect addition to round out our design talent. Mari’s knack for organization came in handy while purchasing supplies for 42 Macy’s stores in Seattle. Taking a related position as a manufacturer’s rep for 6 years, she maintained up to 28 product lines and contributed to a product development committee in St. Louis. Mari then started a commercial dealership for ergonomic workstations, catering to some of the largest known corporations. Her interest in space planning and material selections blossomed, taking her back to Macy’s Furniture Gallery where she worked one on one with clients to determine their design style to create unique home environments. Now in Arizona, her ability to understand what each customer wants makes the design process flow smoothly and efficiently. When Mari isn’t busy with clients, she can be found ballroom dancing or hunting for antiques.
After moving to Arizona 10 years ago, Rose brings 28 years of design expertise to Fiesta Furnishings. Having owned a commercial furniture/interior design firm in San Francisco for 15 years, Rose contributes a wealth of experience in the management and execution of all types of interiors. She switched gears from commercial to residential and expanded her knowledge by working several years on model homes and colorizing for a luxury home builder in Phoenix. She specializes in color theory, space planning, and fly fishing. Her favorite quote is "Upon taste, nothing is written".
Valerie, a Belgian native to an artist mother, has been surrounded by art and design all of her life, focusing on interior design since 1994. Being fluent in French, paired with her years of exposure and experience enable her to be versed in all design styles from Contemporary to Old World European. Valerie finds inspiration in seeing a clients' unique vision come to life more than anything in the business. She believes, that just as your wardrobe expresses your style, your home is an extension of your personality where the final touches make all the difference!
If you would like one of our designers to help with your project, click HERE to request design services. Our designers can assist you with picking the perfect accessory, getting ideas, or working up floor plans of your space. They are available, in your home, by appointment, free of charge to assist you with your needs, large or small. We look forward to working with you!