Our Philosophy

Our design philosophy is founded in kindness, ease and interaction.

With nearly 50 years of experience designing nurturing residential and hospitality spaces, Associates III Interior Design delights in creating homes for clients who desire luxury living that preserves the natural environment. Known as passionate advocates for making “green” choices, the Associates III team members are meticulous about quality, small details and eco-friendly designs. “With sustainability embedded in our process, our interiors embody clean, timeless and tasteful design,” says Kari Foster, the firm’s principal designer.

Taking an inclusive, collaborative team approach to projects, Foster shares design leadership responsibilities with senior team members Angie Warren, Heather Garcia and Julie Curtis van Zijl. They ruminate on how their clients live in their homes, carefully considering celebratory times spent entertaining friends and family and, alternatively, the quiet, contemplative moments. Continually inspired by their clients, the Associates III team endeavors to express each homeowner’s personality and distinctive style through intentional design choices, whether the aesthetic is contemporary, traditional or eclectic. Associates III’s greatest successes, Foster says, come from working closely with clients and talented trade professionals to create something beautiful together

Our team actively supports each other and the wider project teams we work with collaboratively and closely to achieve or exceed individual and project goals. We value working alongside those who actively empower others through inclusiveness, realistic expectations, a willing attitude and a strong desire to work with a community of individuals in alignment.

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