Maria Barry has over 20 years of experience in interior design with a specialty in new construction. She works closely with developers, builders and architects before a home is built. This ensures that the interior specifications are correct and the selections are a perfect fit for the home. Whether it’s a model of a private home, Maria has a great eye for the color, scale and style which is characteristic of the homes of Rancho Santa Fe and neighboring communities.
Maria has been voted “Best Interior Designer” by Ranch & Coast magazine for 2007, 2008 and 2009. Maria resides in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband Sean and her three children.
Cindy Cerenzie graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working for 14 years with a local aerospace company, she met Maria and began working with her in 2005. Cindy manages the expanding operations of Le Dimora and the large home furnishing projects generated through Maria’s work. Her engineering background enables her to provide a level of organization and professionalism essential to keeping the store and projects running efficiently and on schedule. Cindy resides in the Santaluz area with her husband Curtis and two children.
Sandra Garrett is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Sandra was a recognized designer in Chicago, Illinois for ten years, coming to San Diego as a Designer for Treasures Furniture for 6 years, and joined Le Dimora in 2008. She has completed commercial and residential projects in San Diego, Orange County, San Jose, California, Chicago, Illinois, Wisconsin, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. Sandra truly believes a successful Interior Designer interprets the client’s personality, with special attention to functionality. The home’s design should be secondary to the people in it and that a person’s living space is the ultimate form of social expression.
Susie Jones joined Le Dimora in 2010 after owning her own design business for over 20 years. She has served on the Mesa College Advisory Board for their Interior Design Program; wrote a monthly article for Rancho Magazine and served on the Executive Board of the International Society of Interior Designers. Susie draws inspiration from her client’s personal tastes, combining it with our resources and her knowledge as a designer, to create an environment that is both functional, durable, beautiful, and unique. “I think a home should be a reflection of the owner’s tastes and life experiences.” Some of Susie’s accomplishments include a California Certified Interior Designer, CCIDC, an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Allied ASID, and a member of the International Interior Design Association, IIDA and a past member of the International Society of Interior Designers, ISID
Kathy Sandler has recently joined the staff of Le Dimora, with over 35 years of experience in the home furnishings industry. The bulk of Kathy’s career was spent at Treasures Furniture in San Diego for 17 years. Her specialty is finding exactly the right pieces for client’s home and integrating existing art and furniture wherever possible. Most of her clients reside in Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla. She graduated from Brooks College in Long Beach California with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and is a member of IDS.
Jeanne Sagona is a degreed Interior Designer with two decades of design experience and is a local ASID member. She has earned a reputation for designing interiors that reflect her client’s lifestyle and personal taste. Jeanne’s experience has given her the ability to focus on the smallest detail while keeping the larger picture in mind. She brings a blend of artistic and updated technical abilities to each project whether you are selecting a chair for your living room or designing an entire home. Her design philosophy is “Your home is the place you go when the day is over to relax, reflect and regroup. How it looks and, most importantly, how it feels and functions is a service provided by an experienced interior designer”.
Cindy Bridges During her 24 year career in both residential and commercial design, Cindy Bridges has worked with a multitude of San Diego’s finest, from professional athletes to leading business executives and working professionals. Her project resume includes over 50 estate homes, over 60 custom homes, numerous production homes, and professional buildings. Her training and experience has provided a proficiency for executing large-scale interior design and remodeling projects, managing budgets and conducting contractual relationships. Cindy is well-versed in architectural planning, sub-contractor relations and most importantly, impeccable and dramatic interior design elements that compliment the true character of her clients. In her own words… “I love the challenge of guiding my clients through the evolution process of creating and planning a livable space unique to them that reflects their lifestyle.” The details in a large scale residential project are enormous and all-encompassing, but with her extensive background and design experience in the field, she is able to help her clients enjoy the process… the end result is always rewarding! Cindy has an extensive background in design and has worked with many top architects and builders from coast to coast. “Kitchen of the Year in San Diego”, “Best Before and After”, and “Home of the Year” are just some of the credits to her name. Cindy’s ability to see the big picture on a grand scale and her reputation for unending attention to detail allow her to take the time to interpret exactly what her clients want to create. She delivers a livable space to love and compliments the true character of her homeowners.
Cynthia Brooks After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Cynthia designed mountain homes across Colorado for 12 years, quickly becoming an award winning interior designer in the state. Some of her projects have been featured in the Rocky Mountain News and Mountain Living Magazine. Cynthia has lived in San Diego, California since 2000 and has been dedicated to making her client’s visions come to live. “I feel a client’s personality should always shine through the interior of their home” Cynthia is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and lives with her family in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California.
Tricia Dalton is a degreed Interior Designer who has spend three decades designing from the East Coast to the West Coast. Living in a historical beach town gave her the opportunity to work with clients from all over the United States, each with different design styles and needs in both residential and commercial environments. “The designs that I hold closest to my heart are those I have accomplished with over 40 families who lost their homes in the Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. Not only helping people rebuild what they had lost, but creating a new beautiful environment for them to call home was so rewarding.”
Elizabeth Ramirez joined Le Dimora in 2017 to broaden her career as a designer. She has over fifteen years of designer experience. After eight successful years at Ethan Allen, she felt the possibilities were endless at Le Dimora. Elizabeth considers it an honor to join the Le Dimora team; it is a natural step to continue her growth in the profession of interior design.Elizabeth graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from California State University in Long Beach. Additionally, she has two AA degrees in Visual Communications and Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.Trained in both residential and commercial design, she loves bringing interiors to life by utilizing architectural elements and applying the appropriate design principles to achieve the best solutions. Her unique talent and passion is to achieve a proper and positive outcome while reflecting the lifestyle and wishes of the client. She derives the greatest satisfaction when she meets her clients every expectation while communicating, through interior design, who her clients truly are. Elizabeth resides in San Marcos with her husband and three children.
Jonathan Palinkas Born and raised in San Diego, Jonathan has been working in the design industry since 2012. He holds a bachelors from Seattle University and a degree with honors in Interior Design from San Diego Mesa College. Jonathan’s background in interior design has helped him as a successful real estate agent for the past 2 years, managing two small businesses single-handedly. He is also an active volunteer in his community and provides design expertise often to the San Diego LGBTQ Community. He is a long-time family friend of Le Dimora’s owners, Cindy and Maria and is very passionate about working for a locally owned and operated business. Jonathan is an expert in social media and marketing, making him an important asset to the Le Dimora team. As Maria’s design assistant, he works closely with her to ensure her clients are happy and their projects run smoothly.
Manuel Macias- Visual Merchandiser Joined the Le Dimora staff in 2015 With a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego and over 18 years in the visual merchandising industry, Manny Macias is the person responsible for the stunningly beautiful furniture vignettes at Le Dimora. He has a discriminating eye for color and detail and can find just the right piece to pull the entire look of a room together.
Susan Anuskiewicz- Office Manager is a 23 year Business IT Professional – holding various positions in programming, project management, and program management. She currently supports various accounting applications, and all aspects of office management including the accounts payable representative. She was an owner-builder on two housing projects, with the most recent being an 8,000 square foot residence successfully completed on time and under budget in 2007 in the Santaluz area. Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in Computer Information Systems.
Charlene Cook joined Le Dimora’s office staff in 2007, and assists in all aspects of the daily administrative operations. Originating from Pittsburgh PA, Charlene has been a business professional for a number of years. She began her career with General Dynamics in San Diego, as an administrative assistant and worked her way up to office manager of a service center overseeing 20 employees. Eventually Charlene became a data analyst for Computer Science Corporation, where she managed large operating budgets for a multitude of business projects.
Greg Parman joined Le Dimora in 2007 and is the Warehouse Manager who handles all of the shipping, receiving and inventory management. He has 8 years of experience as a decorator in the film industry and assists our designers with in home deliveries with care and professionalism. Greg has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
Maria Barry | Proprietor and Designer
Cindy Cerenzie | Proprietor
Sandy Garrett | Designer
Susie Jones | Designer
Kathy Sandler | Designer
Jeanne Sagona | Designer
Cindy Bridges | Designer
Cynthia Brooks | Designer
Tricia Dalton | Designer
Elizabeth Ramirez | Designer
Jonathan Palinkas | Design Assistant
Susan Anuskiewicz | Office Manager
Manny Macias | Visual Merchandiser
Greg Parman | Warehouse / Receiving
Charlene Cook | Office Assistant