Claire’s unique talent lies in her ability to create spaces that feel luxurious and elegant while also being inviting and functional. Her design style reflects her passion for beautiful and unique finds. Whether she is perusing New York City’s galleries and showrooms, popping in at her favorite local home and design stores, meandering through the streets of foreign cities, or strategically navigating the largest furnishings trade show in the world, she is always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind pieces. She is often drawn to organic elements such as shell, horn and stone. She loves layering textures to add warmth and interest. She believes in investing in quality pieces that make a home feel personal—fine fabrics, custom furniture, spectacular art—but also understands that above all a home needs to be conducive to everyday living. As a hands-on mother of three who loves to spread out projects and puzzles with her kids and who also loves to cook and entertain, Claire designs with thoughtful regard for function and flow. She firmly believes that design choices need to be practical and delights in creating solutions to meet the modern lifestyle.
Claire’s passion for design in various forms—fashion, jewelry, art and home décor—was instilled in her by her mother, Diana Fischer, who has been an interior designer and a jewelry designer. Although Claire grew up inspired by her mother’s style, she did not immediately pursue a career in design. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Claire began her professional career as an engineer. What she enjoyed most about coding—taking a complicated problem and coming up with a clear, logical, efficient solution—can be seen in her approach to design as well. She likes things to make sense, to be simplified rather than fussy. Additionally, there is a part of her personality that is passionate, creative and relationship-driven. As a developer, Claire realized that she loved working with customers and conveying her enthusiasm for the product. With her technical background as an asset, she moved into a sales specialist role at one of the Bay Area’s largest tech companies, where she was recognized for her ability to discern and deliver on her clients’ needs.
It is this level of thoughtfulness and responsiveness that makes Claire exceptional to work with. Claire cares more than anything about her relationships. Her desire to bring happiness to those around her, combined with her innate curiosity and her ability to listen positions her to truly understand others’ needs, wishes, and goals. She has a rare talent for thinking through every detail of a project from conception to completion before the first step is taken. And she does so with a sense of fun and a bit of quirkiness that makes her approachable. She welcomes opportunities to share her industry insight and favorite things.