Marissa Lada – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Marissa Lada

Associate | Interior Design | Feng Shui Consultant

Marissa was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, and made her way from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. Growing up, she always had a love of interiors, spending more time creating homes for her stuffed animals than actually playing with them.

It wasn’t until she took her first interior design class in high school that she realized she could do this for a career. She wasted no time completing both her associate degree and a bachelor’s in interior design, and took a special interest in sustainable design. After graduation, she gained an array of experiences working in Chicago at numerous firms, with projects ranging from corporate offices to model homes.

During a road trip out west in 2014, Marissa discovered – and fell in love with – the city of Seattle. In 2016, she finally moved out here and has been acclimating well to the Seattle life. When she’s not playing with fabrics and finishes, Marissa enjoys yoga, painting, adding crystals to her massive rock collection, and wandering in both the urban and natural environments of the Pacific Northwest.

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Interior Design

Our (Current) Favorite Kitchen Details

This time around on our “B&V Designer Spotlight” series, we asked our interior design team to share their (current) favorite details for kitchens. So, from lighting to cabinets, with a bit about ideas for materials and finishes, read on to learn what’s exciting the team these days.

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Custom Residential

Bold & Colorful Exterior Paint for Your Craftsman House

Thinking about painting your house? Considering going with something other than a neutral shade? There are a ton of great colors out there for you to choose from, but it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about different families of colors you might choose.

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Interior Design

Why Should You Have a Foyer in Your Home?

It seems like foyers are disappearing from the floor plans of newer homes. We know people think they want to use that square footage elsewhere, but we feel strongly that you should have a foyer in your house, even a tiny one. Here’s a little about why, from each of our designers on our interiors team.

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Going Green, Landscape Architecture

Planting for Bees: Sustainable & Bee-utiful Landscapes

In honor of Earth Day, let’s talk about a crucial part of our global ecosystem that needs our help: bees. How can you help? Lots of ways! Read on for a few to get you started, including how you can support bees in your garden, or even from a tiny balcony.

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Interior Design

How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom

We spend a third of our lives asleep in our bedrooms, and that time is incredibly important to our health and wellbeing. To make sure you are getting the most out of your bedroom, here are some Feng Shui practices you can implement to improve the energy in your bedroom.

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