Since graduating in 1979 with a degree in Interior Design, Anita has been focusing on space-planning in residential and commercial projects along with project management. She passed the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam in 1989 and the exam for CKBR (Certified Kitchen Bath Remodeler) through NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) in 2004. She is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers, NARI and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and Build Omaha, a group of Omaha builders.

  • What do you consider successful design?

Interior spaces are so much more than pretty places. I believes the space should feel good to those in it. It should reflect the owner in an organic way; planned so well it doesn’t look intentional.

  • When did you know you wanted to be an interior designer?

As a young child probably around seven or eight, drawing floorplans on newspapers and cutting out furniture from the Sears and JC Penney’s catalogs to place in the rooms.

  • How does your design process begin?

I believe in two way communication with my clients. From my over 35 years of experience, I’ve learned what questions to ask but have found those clients who take an active part in the process experience personal satisfaction and a superior result.

  • What makes you different than other designers?

Nothing beats experience; I’m not “practicing” on my clients. I base decisions on past successes and failures. My insatiable need for knowledge and quest for the newest and greatest thing.

  • Guilty pleasure?

Books, hundreds of books.

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