Q&A with Healdsburg's Padé Vavra

Q&A with Healdsburg's Padé Vavra

  • Marquis + Farwell Homes
  • 06/21/23

Padé Vavra, founder and principal designer of Padé Vavra Designs, is a consummate creative. She has worked on some of Sonoma County’s most beautiful homes as well as Banshee tasting room in Healdsburg. Her signature organic luxe style and elevated keen eye, create spaces and jewels that are timeless, sustainable and far from boring. 

Padé has worked in both residential & commercial design. With a hands on approach, she brings warmth, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

“My mission statement is to be inspired by your surroundings each day. Interiors are deeply personal & tend to evolve over time with each client, which is why I develop an innate understanding of what makes my clients thrive & connect to their surroundings.”

In addition, her jewelry has been featured in films such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” & media publications such as In Style, Elle, Lucky, W, Town & Country & Sunset.

Before graduating from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, she studied interior design & architecture at UCLA. She currently lives in Healdsburg.

Q: How do I pronounce your name and where is it from?

A: It’s a Czech name, pronounced “PA-day VAH-vrah” that is quite common in the Czech Republic. However, I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I relocated to Sonoma County in 2010 and designed the Red Car Winery tasting room in Sebastopol.

Q: How and why did you get into interior and jewelry design? 

A: From a very young age, I knew I had to do something creative. I played the drums, was in band and regularly repainted and redecorated my room. I grew up with a single mom, who allowed me that freedom, always making and creating art. 

Q: What inspires you in design? 

A: I love referencing nature in my work. Nature is a constant theme and language that people relate to, one that is always inspiring. Discovering what my clients’ needs are, with a simple consultation or a complete redesign, is part of the process that inspires me. 

Q: What projects have you worked on? 

A: I have experience with a wide range of projects, from renovations to rebuilds, commercial spaces and historic home. One project, we installed a giant agate shower wall, with porcelain wood. The blend of those elements is remarkable.

Learn more about Pade here!

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