Davis, California 95616
WHAT IS CASA VERDE DESIGNS?
Casa Verde Designs was created to encourage and facilitate green building, remodeling, and redecorating efforts in the local area by providing both affordable design services and high-quality sustainable materials. Our flexible business model allows us to work with homeowners directly, with contractors, and even DIYers. We pride ourselves on being able to offer customers individual, personalized service.
Casa Verde Designs can provide assistance on both residential and small commercial projects. We want to meet the needs of both local building professionals and property owners who seek to incorporate elements of sustainable and universal design into their projects.
At Casa Verde Designs, we try to help our clients through their entire remodeling or renovation project: from assessing their needs, to space planning, to providing design drawings, to selection of materials, fixtures, and finishes, to furnishing and accessorizing a completed space.
We have worked very hard to assemble a large collection of interior design finish materials that meet our exacting quality and environmental standards. We hope that our clients will appreciate the environmental and social justice implications of their design and home improvement purchases.
WHO ARE WE?
Casa Verde Designs was founded in early 2007 by long-time Davis resident Nancy Morrow. Currently the business is a collaboration between Nancy and two kitchen and bath designers certified by the National Kitchen & Bath Association: Linda Bellmer, Alchemy Interiors, and Judy Mustard, JWM Designs.
Nancy arrived in Davis in the 1980s as student, and since then (apart from a brief stint as an MSU faculty member at MSU in East Lansing, Michigan), she has worked and lived in Davis. Her daughter Caitlin Anderson, who has worked with the business since the beginning, is a 2011 Davis High School graduate, and now attends Emory University in Atlanta.
After a long teaching career in the University Writing Program at U.C. Davis, where she served as Director of Composition, Nancy decided to change careers, earning a degree in Interior Design from American River College in Sacramento. As she became more interested in sustainable and universal design, she joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Build It Green (BIG) and continued her education through memberships in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the San Francisco Furniture Mart, and the San Francisco Design Center. She has completed Build It Green’s Certified Green Building Professional course (advanced level) and has received her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED AP). As a designer (and a homeowner who has built or remodeled several homes herself), Nancy knows how difficult it is to select and obtain the best advice and materials.
The design philosophy at Casa Verde is to carefully assess the clients’ needs and concerns and help them to choose the best design solutions and materials to make their home or work space more functional, healthy, comfortable, and beautiful.