Interior design was previously seen as playing a secondary role to architecture. It also has many connections to other design disciplines, involving the work of architects , industrial designers , engineers , builders, craftsmen, etc. For these reasons, the government of interior design standards and qualifications was often incorporated into other professional organisations that involved design.  Organisations such as the Chartered Society of Designers , established in the UK in 1986, and the American Designers Institute, founded in 1938, governed various areas of design.
Inside the home, Marie focused on incorporating traditional craftsman-style elements, including transom windows and coffered ceilings, in order to remain true to the historic architecture found throughout the Heights neighborhood. A reinvigorated color palette pairs nicely with timeless hard finishes including the use of natural stone and hexagonal tiling, a common sight in homes from the 20’s. Furniture and accessory selections were driven by the desire to effortlessly blend classic pieces with more modern ones, creating a home that is at the height of both comfort and style. Antique furnishings play an important role in the home’s design, infusing spaces with a unique sense of history that aptly highlights the property’s historic character. Most notable are a vintage Valenti leather campaign chair which resides in the study, an antique Chinese high back accent chair in the living room, authentic French jug lamps in the master bedroom and antique Oushak rugs throughout.