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The Workroom

(wûrk ro͞om) nn

1.a building , such as a workshop or studio, where work is done

The Workroom was fueled by the passion of two forever inspired designers, Jennifer Tidwell and Stephanie Thill, who dreamt of creating a design experience that brings people together in an inspiring space to beautify their lives. That dream became a reality with the availability of a studio and shoppe space located blocks from their homes and in the heart of a residential neighborhood in Mill Valley, CA. The rich history of the building as a gathering and creative space in its previous lives, the incredible bones, and the creative energy that it exudes inspired them to go for it. They are not only professional designers and entrepreneurs, but also mothers who have created stunningly stylish, yet comfortable and cozy homes fit for the way their own families live and play. As community members in the creative epicenter of Marin County, CA, they are surrounded by style-conscious people who want to do the same. Jennifer and Stephanie invite you to make The Workroom your own space for realizing your home design dreams.

 

Design Team

There’s no home styling or design project too big or small to bring to The Workroom. From décor to full home renovations, this team of professional designers will deliver for you, with endless amounts of style

 
 
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Stephanie Thill

CO-FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL BUYER

Stephanie is The Workroom’s resident tastemaker, and an accomplished merchandiser, buyer and product developer. She spent over 12 years as a merchant in both the textiles and furniture categories with PB Teen, Pottery Barn Kids, and Williams Sonoma Home. She ardently studied interior design before opening her first design business called Simply Chic Designs.  Stephanie’s inspiration hails from her French-Algerian heritage and a smart, stylish mother who exposed her early on to the flair of the French and pure elegance. She spent a lot of time as a young girl in Paris, taking in all the beauty and joie de vivre. None of that was lost on Stephanie whose passions have continued to evolve from fashion and culture to a devotion to home design and décor. She has orchestrated incredible partnerships with local artisans and notable designers for exclusive lines for the shoppe and is focused on curating the collection for The Workroom, finding new and vintage gems to offer to her clients. Meet Stephanie at the shoppe, to help you style and refine your space.

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Jennifer Tidwell

CO-FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Jennifer is a seasoned designer with over 15 years of architectural and interior design experience.  She was formerly the creative force behind the overall design aesthetic of Postcard Properties and the founder of her own interior design business called Piper Sage Design. She is thrilled to be the co-founder of The Workroom bringing her design prowess to support our clients with her expansive list of expertise including: exterior & interior elevations, floor plans, architectural finishes, furnishings and outdoor living spaces.  While Jennifer’s design office is at the back of the shoppe, you will most often find her with her clients. She is solutions-oriented and style obsessed, combining the two to create designs for real families and houses that are warm and inviting, yet always stunning and functional.  Jen has a passion for giving new life to an old home and reflecting every family’s story in the space surrounding them.  She loves surprising her clients with unique details and great reveals.  Her designs are inventive and timeless and have resulted in homes that are highly sought-after.  She will work with you to transform any room or your entire home, creating a space you can truly call your own.

 
 
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Sandra Kennedy

DESIGN ASSOCIATE

As our Design Associate, Sandy is intimately involved in the life cycle of The Workroom interior designs and is the key figure in ensuring that exceptional style comes out in every project.  She completed the UC Berkeley Interior Design-Interior Architecture program in 2007 and has been part of Jen’s design team along the way, starting at Postcard Properties in 2013.  Her attention to detail and stellar project management make her an exceptional member of The Workroom team.  Sandy executes on all facets of the master design plan and is impressively fluent in Spanish, making her an asset to clients, contractors and diverse design teams. She makes us all swoon  by being an accomplished seamstress, and she’s a sweet presence all the way around.  We can’t live without her and you will see her value every step of the way on your project.

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Lauren Christ

BUYER + DESIGN CONSULTANT

Lauren is The Workroom buyer and design consultant.  Her degree in Fashion Merchandising Management & Entrepreneurship guided her to merchandising and product development roles at Old Navy and the jewelry company, Rocksbox.  She puts her design and development skills to use at The Workroom by helping you tackle your home design projects, with passion. Give her a picture of your space, tell her what you’re looking for and she’ll help you make a beautiful space with a mix of elements that reflect who you are. Lauren helps support the team in curating the new and vintage collection for the shoppe. She’s the “go-to” for finding the coolest vintage items and has an eye for standout and one-of-a-kind pieces. No matter what home initiative you’re working on Lauren is happy to be your partner in style.


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