After years of honing her design skills and building a stellar reputation in the architecture and design industry, Samantha knew it was time to break away from the company she co-founded, Ederra Design Studio, and create her own signature design firm: Samantha Williams Interior Design. Samantha is known for her ability to create beautiful, timeless interiors that are as comfortable as they are elegant. Her love of historic homes, coupled with her traditional and transitional sensibilities equate to a fresh twist on classic design that perfectly suits the greater Pasadena area. Samantha’s warm, down-to-earth personality and positive attitude are the foundations for her client-centered approach that has built long-lasting relationships and many repeat clientele.
Samantha’s credentials and experience distinguish her amongst her peers. Having received a Bachelor's Degree from Westmont College, Samantha went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture from the design program at UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona. Samantha is an Allied Member of the American Society for Interior Designers (ASID), a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. For the 2018-2019 term, Samantha has been appointed by her peers to serve as the ASID Pasadena Chapter President. Samantha has been a four-time featured designer at the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, designing coveted rooms that have included the Kitchen and Master Suite. In 2018, she was appointed Designer Advisor for the Pasadena Showcase House, lending her knowledge and construction expertise to the Board of Directors. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and TV shows, such as The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, Dwell, HGTV, Pasadena Magazine, California Homes, Beautiful Homes and Great Estates, ABC7, and many more. Samantha is driven to excel at all at everything she does and her work is a testament to her attention to detail and eye for design.
The best part of my job is the people I have the opportunity to work with and at the end of the day, those relationships are what matter most. Regardless of whether I’m working in a grand estate or a charming bungalow, I look forward to bringing my passion to every job and uncovering how I can transform a house into a personalized home.
I also believe that good design can positively impact our everyday lives. Creating a relaxing retreat for a hardworking professional, a kitchen that promotes enjoying more family time, or renovating a home that makes aging-in-place more feasible as couples get older are all examples of how good design can support our values and goals. Being able to help my clients achieve the lifestyle they seek brings fulfillment to the work I do.
What do you value: Positivity, hard work, family, beauty, and giving back.
What do you want clients to know: I genuinely care about each client’s unique style and perspective and allow that to shine through in my design work. I’m here to listen and help you achieve the home you’ve been waiting for.
What sets you apart: I love what I do and I’m grateful for each day that I get to do it. I strive to use my skills and knowledge to help people. I hope to alleviate the stress in what can oftentimes be an overwhelming process and give my client’s the peace of mind to confidently move forward.
What are your favorite things: Traveling the globe with my husband Marco, family time in Cambria, sharing a good bottle of wine with friends, and volunteering in my community.
Michelle has always had an affinity for interior design and architecture. She pursued and received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Northridge, and brings her backgrounds in color, multifamily, and hospitality design to Samantha Williams Interior Design. Michelle's varied responsibilities include drafting, project administration, project management, and assisting with design development.
Michelle is a Southern California native and has always appreciated the abundance of architectural styles found in the area. Her favorite style of home is mid-century modern and her favorite style of art in Impressionism. When she’s not designing, you can find Michelle hiking local trails, rummaging estate sales, or building her dream home on Pinterest.
What do you value: Family and friends, humor, authenticity, and balance
What do you want clients to know: It’s important to cultivate a relationship built on trust with your design team. You can rely on our expertise and years of knowledge to guide you through the design process. We’re here to help you discern what will work best for you and your project.
What sets you apart: I’m compassionate and a great listener. I’m good at reading people and understanding their needs. I’m extremely organized and enjoy setting and achieving goals.
What are your favorite things: Baseball, a polished manicure, old homes, impressionist artwork, spending time outdoors, working out, and spending quality time with my cat, Daphne and husband, Joey.