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.
After receiving her BFA in Interior Design from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, Liz moved to Martha’s Vineyard to begin her design career. She spent the next 7 years working as an Interior Designer with 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."
Liz started Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design in 2010 and opened a Lifestyle boutique, "Bespoke Abode," shortly after.
Named a “New Trad Rising Star of Design” by Traditional Home Magazine, a recipient of New England Home Magazine’s 5 Under 40 Award for design excellence, as well as being named one of the Fresh Faces of Design by HGTV; Liz’s work has been recognized by the Regional and National Design Community. Most recently her work earned an award at the International Architecture and Design Awards in London, England.
While Liz calls Martha’s Vineyard home, her portfolio of work also includes Cape Cod, Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Bluffton and Hilton Head, SC. 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 one’s 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 multiple 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 fundamental knowledge of building and design allowing MVID to take on projects of all scales.
Liane lives in West Tisbury with her husband Drew, son Quinn, and their two dogs Lucy and Ludo.
Erin came to the Vineyard from Austin, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Sciences from University of Texas in Austin in Apparel Design and Art History. For six years, she applied herself in the advertising industry as a Producer working in post-production of commercial TV/film. After successfully facilitating others’ creative visions, developing effective project management skills, and navigating multiple deadlines, she knew she was ready to get back to her roots in design but this time from a new perspective.
In 2015, Erin joined our team as the Manager of Bespoke Abode with a plan to learn the services and products offered by our brands. Showing creative aptitude and a commitment to learn, she furthered her experience in Interior Design by transitioning to the MVID team as a Design Assistant and progressed quickly into the role of Junior Designer. Erin is now a skilled Project Manager and true asset to MVID and our clients.
Reinforced by her mentors along the way that good design emerges from selection, reinterpretation, integration and ultimately love, Erin is excited to continue thriving with MVID and honing the application of her creativity and mastering the development of her technical design skills to the bustling residential market on Martha’s Vineyard.
Hala graduated with a Master of Design in Industrial Design from Carleton University in Canada. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the American University of Technology (AUT) in Lebanon.
Her initial experience was with commercial design and then went on to teach undergraduate interior design courses at AUT. After moving to the United States in 2013, she spent a few years working as a design consultant and project manager for a high-end retail firm.
She joined Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design in April 2018 as a Junior Designer and then promoted to Interior Designer in August 2019. Hala’s industrial design project experience and working/studying in other parts of the world have contributed her unique style.
She is an Associate Member of IIDA and Allied Member of ASID.
Ellen came to the Vineyard from St Andrews, Scotland. She graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature.
She joined Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design in 2019 as Store Manager of our lifestyle company, Bespoke Abode.
Growing up with her family business in Scotland and working for numerous retailers worldwide, Ellen has always had a passion for retail, visual merchandising and excelling in customer service.
She was thrilled to be involved in sourcing & selecting this year’s inventory, done so with love! She is excited to grow with Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design and happy to call the island her second ‘home’.
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