Elizabeth Stiving-Nichols, Allied ASID

Liz grew up on a farm in southern Ohio and pays homage to her roots with a love of organic elements and the thoughtful art of mixing rustic and refined.  

With 15 years of design experience, Liz started her quest to make a mark in the design world by moving to Martha’s Vineyard days after receiving her BFA in Interior Design from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago.  
She spent the next 7 years working as an Interior Designer for Hutker Architects where she gained her appreciation and respect for the collaboration between an architect and interior designer.  “When there is a strong synergy between the design team amazing things are created”.   

The recipient of the 2012 5 Under 40 Award for design excellence in New England, and being named one of the Fresh Faces of Design by HGTV, Liz has been published in several Regional and National design magazines and her portfolio of work includes Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia.  
Liz started Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design in 2010 and opened a home furnishings boutique "Bespoke Abode" shortly after.   

She currently lives in Oak Bluffs with her husband Kevan and daughter Phoebe.

We feel it is a true privilege to assist in creating the spaces our clients call home. Home is where we often long to be, feel most comfortable, and where ones style is most evident. We take our role seriously, but always find the fun in the process.
— Liz Stiving-Nichols

Liane Thomas, Assoc. AIA

Liane Thomas received her Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) degree from the California College of the Arts as well as continued studies at RISD and in Rome, Italy.

With over 15 years of experience working on high end residential projects focusing on building design and interior design, Liane's portfolio includes projects in San Francisco, Miami, Kona, Portland, Shanghai, Cape Cod, and Martha's Vineyard.

In 2013 Liane became a partner at MVID.  With her background in architecture and construction, Liane has a fundemental knowledge of building and design allowing MVID to take on project of all scales.

Liane lives in West Tisbury with her husband Drew, son Quinn, and their two dogs Lucy and Ludo.

Lauren Morgan, Allied ASID

Lauren has worked with Liz since her graduation from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in 2009 and move to Martha's Vineyard. 

Her background in fashion design lends a diverse approach to design challenges and a cross-disciplinary element to the MVID studio.

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Erin Dykman

Erin came to us from Austin, Texas. She moved to the island seeking more creativity and a career that would get back to her roots in design.  Erin received a Bachelor of Sciences from University of Texas in Austin, double majoring in Apparel Design and Art History. She also worked as a Producer and Senior Producer for a leading commercial TV editorial company called Beast.

Through her background in design, production, and the further facilitation of both of these aspects in Interior Design, Erin is committed to the MVID team and the level of service provided to our clients. 

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Ken Romero

Ken was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard.   He had the opportunity of a lifetime performing for Andrew Lloyd Webber in his roller-skating musical, Starlight Express, in Germany and in Las Vegas.

Other performance credits include roles in the National Tour of Anything Goes, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, Sugar Babies, Little Shop of Horrors, and Grease.

After spending ten years performing around the world with Holland America Cruise Line, Ken moved into a production and management role as Casting Director for Stiletto Entertainment in Los Angeles.

Honing in on his management skills and enthusiasm for organization, motivation and a hands on approach for meeting the company’s objectives, MVID is thrilled to have Ken as our Business Manager.

Ken is happy to be a part of the team and to return to his Island home.

Sarah Shriber Ives

Sarah Shriber Ives grew up in Mamaroneck, NY and spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard. She got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Metalworking from the University of Michigan in 2007.  Upon graduating, she worked in the film industry doing set design for 3 years. Some projects include Chopped, 3 Backyards, Cold Souls, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

In 2014 Sarah received her Master of Interior Architecture from the New England School of Art and Design.  For the following two years, she worked in hospitality design at Parker Torres Design and CBT Architects in Boston. Some projects in her portfolio include Westin Copley, Hotel Indigo Boston, The Pierce Boston, and Harbor Court San Francisco.  

In the summer of 2016, Sarah joined the innovative and collaborative team at MVID and is happy to finally call Martha’s Vineyard her home. 

Sarah currently lives in Vineyard Haven with her husband and their adorable pup, Scuttle.

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Paulina Foley

Paulina, a proud Boston native with family ties to Martha’s Vineyard, first started out at MVID as an intern.   Upon graduating from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing, she returned to MVID as our Marketing Manager & Design Assistant.  Along with managing our adverting and publishing opportunities, she also coordinates our photoshoots, and leads our social media platforms.

Paulina is an integral part of our design team as she oversees all product ordering and tracking and participates in coordinating the presentation and records provided by the Project Managers for our client presentations.  She also is on site directing the crew on installations. 

She is also responsible for the startup & management of our curated collection of event décor for our new rental company, Bespoke Affair.  Paulina has her hands in just about everything we do here at MVID!

After spending countless summers on the island, Paulina couldn’t be happier to call MV home.

Join the Team

We are always interested in meeting like minded designers who may be interested in joining our team.