DESIGNER & STYLIST

Nikiya was born and raised locally in the Sierra Foothills. She left the area several times in pursuit of higher learning and broader seeing, but always felt the pull to return, a pull that has it's roots in the Yuba River watershed. This place is deep in her bones, not because it's perfect, but because it's home. She is an interior designer and stylist, a certified Feng Shui practitioner, a third generation metalsmith and a mother. She has a lifelong passion for space and a special affinity for elementally inspired designs and handmade houses. She is especially intrigued by the interface of nature and culture and the way that people interact with place.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Kat was born in an old gold mining cabin in Nevada City in the late 70's.  She recently return to raise her family in her home town after living in urban cities around the world. Kat is a freelance interiors and architectural photographer with a background in interior design. She works with both commercial and residential clients. She loves to capture the process of design, working with makers of all kinds. She is always exploring and seeking unique dwellings to photograph, she has a deep interest in the way in which people inhabit the spaces they call home.  Her work can be seen at her website katalves.com.