Katja Marais

INTERIOR DESIGNER
AS Interior Design, West Valley College

Katja began her career many years ago at a high-end residential interior design studio. After gathering a decade of expertise in kitchen, bath, commercial, and healthcare design, Katja is ecstatic to use her skills in residential design. Prior to SDS, Katja created interiors for some of Silicon Valley’s top corporations while working for HGA, an award-winning commercial firm. Her well-rounded and versatile skill-set encompasses all phases of the design process. Katja embraces each design phase whole-heartedly and approaches each project with deep curiosity, listening intently to each of her client’s needs and goals. She loves creating uniquely tailored design solutions featuring exceptional functionality, elevating them through thoughtful selection and placement of colors, materials, textures, patterns and characteristic elements. Curating an environment that reflects the client’s values and story while harmonizing architecture is always her goal.

Katja Marais
Katja Marais

AND THERE’S MORE…

Katja was born and raised in Germany. With a dash of courage and thirst for adventure, she moved to the U.S. on her own. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the Bay Area, its international vibe and innovative edge. She met her husband, a South African native and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and together they have since grown roots in this spectacular part of the world. They reside in Mountain View with their cat, Maya. In her spare time, Katja enjoys spending quality time with friends, exploring Bay Area’s cultural/art/food scene, being out in nature, and traveling for inspiration.

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Katja Marais