What's with the SPACE theme?
Hi, I am Anne.
I love interior space planning and, get this, I used to work in the outer space* business. Yes, really. Some people would call me a rocket scientist but I don't usually say that because then I have to pretend to know everything! It was many years ago in another life that I worked on rocket launches, satellite orbits, and the space shuttle.
Do I know interior design? Yes, I do!
In 2005 I got a degree just to make sure.
While in design school I discovered Green Design and upon graduation opened one of the first green interior design firms in the Phoenix area: The Bertino-Bauman Design Group. In 2008 I passed the US Green Building Council's LEED for Commercial Interiors exam becoming an early LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).
Moving to Orcas Island in 2009, my husband and I built a green prefab, energy efficient home including total rain catchment and solar hot water. The home was written about in Prefabuous + Almost Off the Grid by Sheri Koones.
* " After many years planning in OUTER SPACE, I decided to follow a dream to plan INTERIOR SPACE. I love to solve the puzzle of making your space the most functional for you and to help you VISUALIZE IT. With degrees in Engineering and Interior Design, merging the creative and technical aspects of each is what really gets me going."