Hi, I'm Mary Etta!

Marriage, new baby, divorcing or downsizing are all major life changes that can consume anyone and prevent them from Creating A Home That Welcomes You.  I challenge you and my clients to stop letting your money fly out the windows  by biting the bullet and getting energy saving window covers.  Stop throwing money away making hasty design decisions on paint colors, flooring, cabinet and countertop choices. You don't have to keep tripping over that rug or wondering why you feel ill at ease in your own family room.  

I use a timeless and classic approach to design.  This approach allows my clients to have a newly decorated home that will not feel dated as trends come and go.  My goal is to show you how to enjoy your home today and in the future with minor updates to your decor.

My mission at Mary Etta Designs  is to give your home a look and feel that is warm and welcoming.  I feel very strongly that our homes are meant to rise up and welcome us and everyone that we invite into our personal spaces. 

My clients are busy working professionals often overwhelmed with major life changes and its effects on setting up a home.

I love the approach to decorating often found in southern homes.   Homes in the south use layers of textures, fabrics and color. But you will find a feeling of casual elegance.   I believe that living well is within everyone's reach.  My job is to help you live in casual elegance within your budget.  

Born in Georgia, raised in Cleveland Ohio, I now call Southern California my home.   Living in Orange County with my husband, Al and our dog, Cocoa,  I love the design aesthetic of places like Atlanta, New Orleans, Savannah and other southern cities.   




Just call me your "Southern Gal in the SoCal."