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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 an interior designer.  “When there is a strong synergy between the design team, amazing things are created."

 The recipient of the 2016 New Trad Award, 2012 5 Under 40 Award for design excellence in New England, and named one of the Fresh Faces of Design by HGTV, Liz has been published in several regional and national design magazines; 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

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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 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.

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Erin Dykman

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 took a management opportunity in the retail showroom, Bespoke Abode, with a plan to learn the services and products offered by the store to our clients. Showing creative aptitude and a commitment to learn, she transitioned to the MVID team as a design assistant in the fall of 2015, and became a Junior Designer and Project Manager in the fall of 2017.  

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.


Connor Bell

Connor Bell is from a small town called Northwood, New Hampshire, and attended Keene State College where he recently earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture. With a dream of becoming a world traveler, Connor attended a semester at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy where he chose to focus his studies on Architectural History and took the opportunity to travel to nine different countries while overseas.

Connor’s previous design experience includes work for Manypenny Murphy Architecture in Portsmouth, NH as a Design Intern. He is very excited to learn from his teammates as a Design Assistant at MVID.

Connor is very new to the island and hopes to learn as much about the history and culture of the island as possible. He enjoys DIY projects that test his craft and knowledge of design, while also participating in other activities such as swimming, boating, and making new friends on the island.


Nadia Sahila

Nadia has spent the last decade dedicating herself to education and experience in analytics, design, and project management.  She has a passion for thoughtful design, both in interiors and in management strategy.  She is deeply dedicated to understanding a client's needs and executing them flawlessly.

Over the last eight years, Nadia has worked as a Visual Merchandiser, Planner, and Project Manager at major retailers including Betsey Johnson, David's Bridal, J. Jill, PETCO, Clark's, and Stop & Shop. Most recently Nadia served as the Interior Design Manager for the Bodega Makeover Project, a web series which documented efforts to increase healthy product assortment and encourage community engagement in local small businesses via updated design and space planning. 

Nadia earned her Bachelor's of Science in Fashion Marketing & Management from the Art Institute of California. She is excited to bring her project management experience to MVID as  Director of Purchasing and Design Associate. 


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