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DesertDesignDistrict

Board Members

PRESIDENT
STEVEN REED

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In 1990 Steven Reed Love placed his successful career in a well-known Denver design firm on hold to follow his dream of opening showrooms and designing product. After securing a modest space in the Denver Design Center, Love turned his dream into a reality with Egg & Dart, Ltd. Over the last 18 years Egg & Dart has quickly become one of the preferred showrooms in the industry.

As a multi-line showroom, Egg & Dart offers an eclectic assortment of high-end furniture, textiles, lighting, accessories, plus a complete architectural & interior design bookstore.

 

Egg & Dart's true sophistication however, stems from an unwavering dedication to expertly crafted innovative styles and high design quality. Steven unveiled the new Egg & Dart in Palm Desert California in 2005 and now expanding in 2008.

Today, Egg and Dart represents some of the worlds most recognizable and exclusive lines of fabrics, lighting, accessories, wallpaper, art and so much more.  Steven is credited for initiating the Desert Design District that is now evolving to the newest site for Palm Desert's professionals to seek information that will help members and the community grow to it's potential. 

VICE PRESIDENT
ALFREDO GANDARA

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Alfredo is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the rug industry. His expertise lies in contemporary, traditional, and transitional designs, making him a go-to resource for rug selection. What sets Alfredo apart is not just his extensive knowledge of various designs and patterns, but also his exceptional sales skills. He has been recognized as one of the top sales representatives for four consecutive years, a testament to his ability to understand the needs and preferences of his high-end clientele. Alfredo's success is evident in the prestigious locations where his rugs have been placed, including The La Quinta Country Club, Big Horn Golf Club, The Traditions Golf Club, The Madison, The Quarry, and many others. His rugs have adorned these spaces, adding beauty and style to their interiors. Whether you are looking for a rug to complement your modern decor or seeking a traditional piece to add elegance to your home, Alfredo is dedicated to helping you find the perfect rug that suits your style and enhances your living space. With his friendly and creative approach, Alfredo goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service and ensure customer satisfaction. His passion for rugs, coupled with his commitment to delivering the best experience for his clients, makes him a trusted advisor in the industry. 

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TREASURER

FINA MERAZ

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Entrepreneur, ambitious, giver, optimist, driven, focused and happy. These are the words that Fina Meraz equates to how she lives and the qualities behind her success.

Fina has taken her love of tile, hands-on approach and her eye for design and created a successful business that serves the Coachella Valley and beyond. Tile Designs by Fina, has been the source for unique tile and hard surface products that have graced some of the most beautiful homes in the area and has been shown on HGTV Desert Flippers and Bravo’s Shah’s of Sunset.

With a no nonsense attitude, coupled with patience and an ability to listen to clients and their needs, Fina is able to interpret her client’s ideas into reality. Her direct approach has won her fans who appreciate that she will always be honest with them in order to achieve their mutual goals. 

Fina has also received the Rising Star award for the National Association of Women Business owners in 2018 and Spirit of the Entrepreneur award for Small/Emerging Enterprise in 2016.

With two showrooms under her belt and representing over 90 vendors some of which are exclusive.

She has also created a line of pool tiles called FANTASTIC by Fina with over 65 patterns and custom colors to choose from.  Fina has also moved the Palm Springs showroom across from the highly anticipated Agua Caliente Cultural Center.  Both the Palm Desert and Palm Springs showrooms have been placed in the heart of both cities to service all their clients.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

MARLA BRADLEY WEIL

Marla is the current owner and principal of Trims Décor & More, an upholstery, fabric and design showroom located on San Pablo Ave in the heart of Palm Desert. Her design aesthetic is informed by a sophisticated understanding of color, function and style, honed through her years as a trained interior designer, artist and real estate professional. This restored and improved business offers superior quality, expert craftsmanship and an elevated aesthetic to the homeowners and thriving design community in the Coachella Valley.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Marla earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona, where she studied all forms of Studio Art and Art History. In 1997 Marla moved to Florence, Italy and studied with Studio Arts International, affiliated with The Art Institute in Chicago. Having lived in San Francisco for 15 years, Marla had the opportunity to work with nationally-recognized interior design professionals specializing in the renovation of historical hotels, commercial properties, wineries and residences throughout the Bay Area, including the famed San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and the Nickel & Nickel Winery. Personally adept at applying her creative vision to realize beautiful and highly functional spaces, Marla owned, renovated and designed a San Francisco Edwardian home built in 1908.

 

She has also worked on numerous private residences in Northern & Southern California. As a fine artist, Marla has shown her paintings in galleries and shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. Marla received her internationally-recognized certification in Interior Design from The Interior Design Institute in San Francisco and is also a California State Licensed Realtor.

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Let's ALL help each other's business as we maneuver together through a new path of opportunities! 

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