Elevating your vision by transcending the ordinary
Design Collaborative is a boutique interior design studio based in San Luis Obispo, California. In 2021, we are celebrating 30 years of successful commercial, hospitality and residential design projects. With our extensive experience, we are masters at understanding the style, goals and challenges of each individual project. The result: living, entertaining and working spaces that express the lifestyle of the people that inhabit them.
We create timeless and livable spaces with unrelenting passion for each project
“Steven Puglisi Architects Inc. has enjoyed a 20-year history with Michele Fanning and the Design Collaborative. We have worked together on multiple residential and hospitality projects including the recently opened Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, California.
Michele and her team are our interior designers of choice, and we are currently involved with them on a number of projects throughout California and New Mexico. Regardless of the scale or complexity of the assignment, the Design Collaborative brings both energy and wisdom to each project.
Michele consistently impresses her clients and colleagues with her pitch-perfect sense of interior design. As an architect, I have found the Design Collaborative a great partner in my business, leaving our very pleased clients to wonder just where the line between our particular disciplines is. For Michele and me, it does not exist.”
I enthusiastically endorse the Design Collaborative.”-Steven Puglisi, Principal Steven Puglisi Architects Inc.-
“When we began the planning stage for the new SESLOC headquarters, I presented Michele a page ripped from a SLO Life Magazine featuring works of local artist John Ramos. One work in particular featured a whimsical camp trailer along the Central Coastline, with vibrant blues, greens and poppy red offset by sand and brown earth.
Michele took the inspiration from this color palette and created an interior that features the use of warm, happy tones with comfortable furniture and lots of light; she captured the Central Coast spirit and created an outstanding, positive work environment for our team.
As a very special closing touch, she worked with John Ramos to create a large version of the original inspiration piece which now has a cherished home in our building. It was our pleasure to work with her creative spirit; Michele took loose concepts from our heads and forged a great final product.”-Geri LaChance, President/CEO SESLOC Federal Credit Union-
“Michele, Ehron, and the rest of the team at Design Collaborative are simply the best option when you need design services for commercial and residential projects. We at Schaefer Custom Homes have been building custom homes on Central Coast for almost 30 years and always look forward to the opportunity to team up with Design Collaborative to serve the needs of our clients.”-Erich Schaefer-
“The family room no one ever wanted to sit in is now my favorite room in the house; the kitchen is so much more comfortable and prettier than it was before Ehron’s changes. Ehron was always on time, on budget and attentive to any suggestions/ideas we had. The workmen she contracted with were true professionals, ensuring the final results were what we wanted. In short, Ehron is a delight to work with! Without her amazing talent and eye for design, our home wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable and enjoyable it is. Thank you Ehron!”-Edie Lycke-
“We hired Design Collaborative to help us with space planning and design layout for our Master Bath remodel. We worked with Ehron Baskin on our project. She was very experienced, professional, punctual and responsive to our timeline and needs. Our personalities really clicked, too, which made the experience even more pleasurable.”-Nanette Tarpinian-