Christen Interiors was founded by IIDA awarded interior designer Stacee Whynaught Christen in 1998.


Our unique experience in conceptual design, architectural finishes and furnishing combined with our French design background makes us the interior design firm of choice for local and international clientele.



Stacee Christen / Founder, Architecte d'intérieure

Staceeʼs qualifications blend her American business school background with a French Masters degree in interior architecture. She is a French licensed Architecte dʼInterieure (capacitaire O.P.Q.A.I.) and the first American to graduate from Met de Penninghen, Academie Julian, LʼE.S.A.G, Paris, France. Her understanding of conceptual design, architectural materials and furniture fabrication/specification makes her an exceptional designer.

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Magali Papillaud  / Design Administration + Business Development

Magali, after moving from France in 1998, began working in the field of Interior Design business development. With years of experience, Magali is able to rapidly evaluate problems, turn them into pragmatic solutions and identify new opportunities. Her strong analytical skills are a great complement to Stacee’s artistic and creative focus.  Magali enjoys custom-tailoring every project to meet the needs of the client, from quaint cottages and contemporary urban dwellings to lavish historic and formal environments.

Sarah Reeves  / Architectural Designer - Principal at Sazen Design

Sarah comes to the bay area from the East coast, after receiving her Masters in Architecture from M.I.T. Sarah’s architectural design firm Sazen Design collaborates with Christen Interiors and provides architectural drawing sets with full structural coordination, contractor pricing, property entitlements, permits, and construction documents. Stacee and Sarah have partnered for many years and are mutually committed to providing a dynamic and successful renovation process for each client.