About Liza Riguerra
Have you ever walked into a room that took your breath away? Ever wished your home could look like the ones in magazines?
Me, too. That’s why, after years working in high technology, I left to become a designer. So I could design a beautiful home for myself. I love that feeling of coming home to a beautiful place, and I want you to experience that, too.
A technology professional turned interior designer
Full disclosure: I love science. I studied engineering in college and worked in high technology for many years. Over the course of my career, I designed software. Streamlined business processes. Managed many projects, people and operations. But mostly, I engaged directly with clients as their partner, listening and providing them with the solutions that best fit their needs. I bring this same approach to every design project— creating a space where we can have creative, productive conversations about the design styles that matter most to you.
Award-winning customer service
To me excellent customer service means this: taking the time to listen to you and understand what you want for your home. Not telling you what to like, but helping you to discover what you love. Not telling you how to spend, but providing you the information you need to make an informed decision. And ultimately, delivering you a thoughtful design that I hope you’ll fall in love with. In 2016, the Northern California chapter of the National Kitchen+Bath Association (NKBA) announced that one of my kitchen designs, Warm &Contemporary won an award.
I’m a left-brained right-brainer. An analytical creative. Every element I incorporate into a design has a distinct rationale. Not just the color on the wall but how that particular shade of blue-gray provides just the right contrast to the honey undertones of the floor. Not just the rug, but how its nubby texture softens the otherwise sleek room. Not just the accent chair, but how its delicate curve balances the lines of the objects around it. This is how I think and how I work— to give you a well-thought-out design and a home that I hope will take your breath away.
“ Liza comes from a world that I do [technology]. She’s talented and knows her stuff. Her options were always well-thought-out, and presented in an intelligent way.
I can’t imagine working with anyone else. ”
— Amy K., Chief Customer Officer, San Francisco
Liza serves as an Advisor to the Board of the Textile Arts Council. The TAC promotes awareness of the textile collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums. She also served on the board of the non-profit organization RoomsThatRock4Chemo. Working with designers, volunteers and businesses, RTR4C transforms chemotherapy rooms into beautiful, healing spaces.
Liza won Best of Houzz 2016 for placing among the top 3% of designers for excellent customer service. She was also named a Houzz Influencer in 2015. Her work has been featured as the Houzz Room of the Day, on Apartment Therapy, and in The 20 Most Popular Home Office Photos of 2015. Finally, her kitchen remodel was a winner in the 2016 NKBA Northern Californian Kitchen Design competition.
Before launching her design firm, Liza worked for 13 years in high technology. Liza holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
“ We can’t say enough about Liza. Renovation is daunting. But she broke down the process into manageable steps. She understood our budget, educated us on different materials and showed us options that matched our tastes and budget.
She is a total professional. ”
— Monali N., Palo Alto