Owner & Lead DesignerLeila founded Douglah Designs in 1997 in Lafayette, California and has developed the business into a successful and well known full service design-build firm. With over 25 years in the design industry, Leila is not only a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer and a Certified Interior Designer, but also a licensed general contractor with a formal education in Architecture. As one of the firm’s lead designers, Leila enjoys working directly with clients as well as continuing to foster the growth of her company. She recently opened a new showroom, Luxe Home by Douglah Designs, in the heart of Lafayette, which is truly a one-stop-shop for luxury home products of all kinds. In addition to her work at Douglah Designs and Luxe Home, she also loves to support her local community and not only has she served as the President of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in 2013, but was also named Lafayette’s business person of the year in 2015.
Designer & Sales AssociateJessica joined the Douglah Designs team in 2019 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in home décor, textiles, and furnishings. Having lived and worked in Seattle, Portland, Southern California, Dallas and now the Bay Area, Jessica has a wide range of experience in both classic and trending design and is our in-house soft-goods expert! Not only does Jessica work on kitchen and bath remodels, she can also be found collaborating with Leila, bringing her unique perspective to larger projects, as an integral part of the design team. She enjoys the personal commitment to the design process and her number one goal is to see her clients happy in the place most important…home.
Construction Manager & Project ManagerBobby has been with Douglah Designs for seven years as our Construction Manager and recently took on the role of Director of Operations. He has been a licensed general contractor since 2005 and has worked in the residential remodeling business since he was 18 years old. Bobby is devoted to each of our projects and strives to bring the finest craftsmanship into every home.
Assistant Construction ManagerPatrick joined the Douglah Designs team in 2017 and has recently moved into the role of Project Manager. With over 35 years of experience and with several different trades under his belt, he has the ability to identify and offer efficient and effective solutions to any challenges that may come up on the job site. His ultimate goal with each project and client interaction is to deliver the Douglah Designs “WOW” experience to the best of his ability and to make sure the client is well pleased with every effort.
Junior DesignerRachel joined the Douglah Designs team as an Intern during her last semester of college and accepted a full time Junior Designer position after graduation. Rachel graduated from California State University, Sacramento where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design with a Concentration in Interior Architecture. She has received a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Certification in Architectural Engineering and also ended her college career receiving an award for the Best Interior Designer Portfolio from the Department of Design in the Spring of 2017. Rachel is proficient in 3D drafting, palette and material selection. She is also one of Douglah Designs marketing specialists.
Junior DesignerLillian is a recent graduate of California State University-Sacramento where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design with a Concentration in Interior Architecture. During her college career, Lillian held an internship with a commercial design firm in Sacramento prior to working in her desired field of residential design. Shortly after graduation, Lillian joined the Douglah Designs team as a Junior Designer and is looking forward to growing her career in residential design.
Purchasing ManagerWith her attention to detail and over 25 years in the design industry, Diane handles the purchasing and coordination of all our projects. Diane is NCIDQ certified and has a strong background in both architecture and interiors.
Human ResourcesA strategic and innovative HR professional with over 15 years’ experience working in various industries in the San Francisco Bay Area. Renee possesses expertise in numerous functions of human resources and has proven success in leading and implementing change to achieve workforce excellence.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California. Renee is a member of The Society for Human Resources Management and is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential holder.