Yoko Oda, M.A., ASID Allied, is the owner and chief designer of Yoko Oda Interior Design, LLC . Yoko entered the world of design through her mother’s design company in Osaka, Japan. She grew up in an artistic family, immersed in design. Her mother is an award-winning floral artist, interior designer, and author who received the International Art and Cultural Award by the Japanese government. As a young girl, Yoko remembered watching her mother’s bold designs in her own home, and spent hours rearranging furniture in her bedroom. She reflects “ I should have known that I was going to be an interior designer.” Her informal training included both interior and landscape elements. When she moved to the U.S., she decided to follow the same career path . She received her Certificate in Interior Design and launched Yoko Oda Interior Design in 2009. She brings her Japanese experience and background, as well as a profound love of art, into her design, creating her signature look of Zen in all projects. She enjoys every moment of her entrepreneurial adventure, especially working with the wonderful team of collaborators and creative minds she has assembled to make every project possible. Together, Yoko’s team has created many splendid designs, from small enhancements to complete house and office makeovers, throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area including San Francisco, Peninsula, and East Bay.
Mary Langridge earned her bachelors degree at UC Davis in Design where she was able to take a multidisciplinary approach to design by studying Fashion and Textiles, Interior Architecture, Graphics and other forms of design. Her fashion background, textile knowledge and eye-for-style give her a unique perspective in the field of interior design. This has prepared her to take on each design project with an open mind allowing for creative solutions. Her mission is to create an experience, mood, and feeling through design. An organized yet beautiful space affects one’s life in positive ways. She believes that comfortable and stylish spaces help the client to feel like (and even become) the very best versions of themselves.
Meet Fusako, the queen of impeccable organization! She is an incredible asset. With a history working for Tiffany, she manages the behind-the-scenes accounting that enables Yoko to get to what she does best! She manages the whole process after projects started and ensures empowering thoughts and positive energy will bring into Yoko’s design.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS
ASID is a community of professional interior designers driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives. ASID requires designers to hold National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and an accredited interior design degree as criteria to be an ASID designer.
NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ASSOCIATION
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Nearly 50 years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 50,000 members. The NKBA has maintained its leadership status of excellence and professionalism by providing education, certification, and the tools needed for success in the industry. NKBA Professional Development and Certification are the gold standard in the kitchen and bath industry. The NKBA offers professional development courses and levels of certification for all stages of an individual’s career. The NKBA also offers networking opportunities and professional development training at over 70 chapters across North America.