Summerhouse Design Studio
SUMMERHOUSE is a newly established design studio based in Santa Cruz, CA. We provide a variety of architectural and interior design solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs and style.
We are committed to creating noteworthy spaces with a positive impact on our environment and the people who enjoy it. We love where we live and we want to preserve and inspire the next generation of additions, remodels, and new construction. We find inspiration in our local region and like to integrate nature’s palette of colors and textures.
We provide a seamless, thoughtful, and client-focused experience and bring to life our curated designs that are unique and inspired.
Owner/ Principal Designer
SUMMERHOUSE is lead by Spirit Diener. Spirit has over fifteen years of Interior Design experience working on projects ranging from high-end Residential to Commercial and Hospitality Interiors. Spirit enjoys exploring the relationships between objects, people, and spaces. She is an architecturally trained Interior Designer with an eye for detail. Spirit’s designs are often influenced by her love of the outdoors. Spirit’s experience of living in beautiful cities like Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Vail, and Lake Tahoe has greatly shaped her view of architecture/design and their relationship to culture, nature, and community. She studied Art and Interior Architecture at California College of the Arts, The Academy of Art San Francisco and later received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from California State University Sacramento.
Outside of work you can find Spirit enjoying life with her two rambunctious young daughters and her husband. They often explore the nearby Redwood forests or the plethora of local beaches, garden, cook, or hunt for those unique items that set a home apart.