Colleen is a Canadian born and educated interior designer and artist. She studied interior design and art from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Colleen worked as a senior designer with Shannon Martin Design for twelve years During that time she designed and installed high end residential projects in Montana, Sonoma. Carmel, San Francisco as well as many in the beautiful Coachella Valley.
Colleen has an artist's eye which allows her to present a unique approach to interior design. It is upon this design sensibility that Colleen Simmons Design was founded in 2005. Her focus is to encapsulate the client's individual style and desires. It is a creative collaboration between designer and client with exceptional expertise when working with architects, contractors and artisans. Maintaining excitement and fun in creating spaces with personality and sophistication is her goal.
Colleen's creativity is evident in her paintings as well. Her bold sumptuous large scale paintings of flowers and fruit celebrate nature's abundance. The process of textunzing the canvas and layering pigment upon pigment strives to capture the vibrancy and intensity of her subjects. A twenty two year resident of the desert Colleen attributes her sensuous and symbolic style to her love of gardening. cooking and travel. She has three grown amazing children and spends time between Santa Barbara and Palm Desert California.