Pamela Peterson
Pamela Peterson - Design Consultant


When people ask me what I do,
my answer is typically these five words:
"I make things look good."

“Good” means beauty, comfort, and function.

My vision is about simplicity and freshness,
balancing color and style to create a warm,
uncluttered, and inviting environment.

Subtle shades of color provide the backdrop for
carefully chosen details….a splash of turquoise,
the perfect antique, a striking work of art.

I do not adhere to one style, but prefer to be
motivated by the individuality of each project.

Inspiration can be found in everything from an
architectural detail to an element of nature.

My aesthetic works in harmony with each unique
setting, enhancing existing character with
inspired new choices…resulting in a refined,
tranquil environment.


First impressions count...

Award-winning designer creates warm and inviting residential and commercial interiors with style and vision. Here's how you can use her professional expertise, via online design, for your home or event.

Email me:

• What type of space or room you would
like designed
• Detailed measurements of your space or room
• Photos of your space and existing pieces you
would like to keep
• For events: description of occasion + number
of guests
• Idea photos (optional)

Your decorating budget will be discussed once the design project is assessed.

You will receive, via email:

• Detailed furniture floor plan
• Design presentation with photos , including
paint colors and finishes
• List of items to purchase with sources

Design fee is $500 per room
The fee is paid prior to project start and is non-refundable.


Minnesota: The Wonder Years
Frosty winters, glorious lakes, Scandinavian heritage. You get the picture. Started design career making clothes and homes for my Barbies.
Minneapolis to Europe: The college years
Interned in Guthrie Theatre costume shop. Favorite job was sewing boning into corsets. The meticulous nature of this task speaks volumes about my personality.
One-way ticket to NY
Seamstress at Barbara Matera Costumes, stitching yards of maribou feathers into capes for original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls”. Observed that all working design-ers had gone to Yale.
Yale University: A Master of Fine Arts
Studied set, costume and lighting design. A dream world for a designer... the sky’s the limit.
Live from New York...
Designed costumes for Saturday Night Live, dressing celebrities in silly costumes.
It’s a good thing.
Emmy award-winning television art director, Martha Stewart Living. Perfect job for a perfectionist.
Real-life design
Designed 10,000-square-foot new house, ceiling to floor and everything in between. Currently consulting on the design of a new spec house–until there’s a buyer, I get to be the decider!
World traveler
Traveling the world, finding treasures, taking photographs, meeting characters, having adventures, being inspired...and writing about it on JustOneSuitcase.com.
Casa Italiana
Designed the renovation of a crumbling villa in the mountains of Liguria, Italy, for HGTV.
I’m a writer, too.
Joined the Huffington Post and Dwell.com as a contributing writer.