I have always had a passion for creativity and been inspired by the careers of my father, a former marketing executive and my aunt, an interior designer. Each gave me a front row seat into work that I found fascinating.  

As a college student at California State University, Fullerton, I chose advertising as my major and later graduated with that degree from Michigan State. An internship and employment with The Walt Disney Company then opened the door to a successful marketing career.

Although my early work more closely followed in my father’s footsteps, I never lost my passion for interior design. I have had a lifetime of exposure to my aunt’s work on multi-million dollar residential properties and had the benefit of her mentoring and teaching that I continue to find inspiring and invaluable.

In 2007, I formally began Deborah Phillips Interiors and I couldn’t be more thankful for the clients and opportunities that have come my way.

In addition to being a designer, I am a busy wife and mother of three awesome boys and an entertaining rescue dog. I can very much appreciate the demands that a family and pets put on a home but I don’t believe for a second that you need to sacrifice style!