Director of design at design haus.

With over 18 years of experience, in residential design, Nina thrives on creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but functional and practical as well.

She works on all aspects of your home, but especially likes working on floor plans, and space planning. Kitchens and bathrooms are particular areas of expertise.

While having diverse experience working in a variety of spaces ranging from schools, churches, to numerous commercial spaces, she particularly enjoys her residential projects. Nina likes working one on one with her clients and is focused on making your home a unique reflection of you.

She is both a good communicator and has good listening skills.
Her ongoing studies and extensive travels provide her with the most up to date and relevant insight in to changing design practices. Thus, she is able to provide you the client with the best perspective on changing life style trends.

She can tailor each project to suit your individual needs, whether this requires total oversight from start to finish, from the first concept drawing, through to the actual remodeling, to specific advice on a few choice areas. Whatever your needs, Nina ensures a smooth transition by assisting and keeping the lines of communications open with the contractor working on your project.

Her aim is ensure that your project is a smooth and enjoyable process.

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Corey Schulz, a native of Auburn, Alabama, began her career in 1976 under the apprenticeship of B.C. Takahashi, a Japanese designer who recruited the UCLA student during a campus job fair. The internship landed her in Hong Kong at 29 Conduit Road.  Projects extended to working in Japan and Europe. 
1978-1983 the young designer set up a modest design studio at 169 St. Joseph, Belmont Shore in Southern California, relocating to Northern California 1984.

 As a recognized leader in residential interiors, Ms. Schulz style is Transitional, California Cottage and Country Estates.  She integrates sustainable elements while remaining true to her classic and timeless sense of design. That was to change in 2014.

2014-2017   At the request of New York City clients,  concepts and sketches were generated in a minimalist style for their pre-construction, ultra-modern west coast residence.  A 2.5 year commission. 

Japan being the originator of minimalism, the challenge to depart from her traditional roots to focus on sharp geometric shapes and asymmetry was a no-brainer. Post completion, the residence evolved into an elegant modern harmony of space and light. Clients delighted, and her connection to minimalism was forged.

Ms. Schulz is an ardent promoter of design interns to work abroad as she did, thus gaining the advantage of the historical development of architecture and technical implications of styles throughout time.

“I was blessed to work in interior design Cal Poly style, “learn by doing” Passing it on to the next generation is what counts.  When I receive a call out of the blue from an intern I haven’t seen in 25 years, and she tells me “you changed my life” there’s nothing more wonderful and humbling to experience.” 
Recent Accomplishments 

·        2017-Present    4000 sq. ft. Balboa Island Oceanfront Project In Newport Beach – The Daniel Witt’s

·        2014-2016        Bespoke Minimalist Project – The Alfred Norek’s  Walnut Creek, CA

·        August 2018     Ms. Schulz launched Art Haus, a large scale canvas art collection, curating signed paintings in giclee form and Original  Art.        

Recipient Awards

  • 2006 Western Regional Design Competition- Silver
  • 2007 Western Regional Design Competition- Gold
  • 2010 Interior Design Society National Designer of the Year
Pro Bono 

2006 IDS Wine Country Chapter Showcase House —5000 sq. ft. residence in the Monticello Estates
Benefiting “Boost Camp” Founder: Suzie McBride

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With three decades experience I share with you the successes and lessons learned in helping my clients find that perfect balance of space, proportion, color and texture.

Our combined goal is to reflect your personality, the aspirations for your home or office, and create that environment that allows you to thrive. I listen to you, I work side-by-side with you, and together we create a living or working space that fills your needs.

Our combined efforts may focus on a settee, a quiet nook, a room or a whole house or office. The size of the endeavor matters less than achieving the feel you want. It may be a sanctuary to relax, a space to share with loved ones and friends or a professional venue that allows you to achieve your best work.

Remember a space is just a space until you imbue it wit h personality. That’s my mission. Together we make the magic happen.

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Beth Westerhouse is an Interior Designer who specializes in residential interiors. She studied interior design at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia. Beth founded Believe Interiors in 2007. She believes in listening to her clients and enjoys helping them turn their houses into beautiful homes. Beth loves to combine classic understated elegance and warmth with modern functionality in the homes she designs. Beth strives hard at earning her clients’ trust and achieving their design goals on time and within their budget.

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