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A NOTE FROM US

WELCOME...

Staci Munic Interiors is a full service design build firm based in Chicago and Palm Springs, working on projects coast to coast.   Melding a big city edge with the resort lifestyle, our design aesthetic is truly versatile.  Approaching each project with a fresh perspective and a keen ability to listen, understand, and interpret our clients’ vision, we create and tell our clients’ story through our work. SMI’s goal is to create vibrant, harmonious spaces that promote a sense of well being.

 

Over the years, SMI has curated a community of trusted professionals including builders, architects, artisans, and specialized tradespeople.  With decades of experience in interior design, hospitality and education, SMI infuses creativity, patience, and business savvy into our process.

 

We know that altering the environment in which you live or work in can be overwhelming; we help you make decisions and always have your investment top of mind, managing each project as if it were our own.

SMI     //     ABOUT    //     2022

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MEET THE TEAM

STACI

Staci comes to interior design with a unique perspective, including a diverse work background.  She is an entrepreneur and an educator.  Staci is bilingual and not only has her undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in education. Staci has grit and has worked hard to build her business from the ground up.  She’s not just about the pretty, though she’s good at it, she strives to create spaces that reflect her clients lifestyle, keeping their health and wellness top of mind.

 

Staci has a unique way of making her clients feel comfortable to make financially sound decisions and having bought and sold 9 homes herself, knows how to take the stress out of the home renovation process. She has become an expert in producing and managing projects, from helping her clients find the perfect dwelling to putting together the dream team. 


Staci is an ASID Affiliate and is a monthly contributor to the River North Design District blog. Staci has been featured on Houzz TV Live, her home is featured in Palm Springs Modernism week, was selected to serve on Monogram’s Designer Council, and is an active Board member of Palm Springs ModCom.

MUNIC

PRINCIPAL   //   LEAD DESIGNER    //    ASID AFFILIATE

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TERRI

Terri found her way into the Interior Design business after an illustrious 3 decade career as a Hospitality Professional specializing in Food and Beverage.  She is flexible, resourceful, organized,  and highly personable with proven success at improving the client experience and working collaboratively.  While having the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, Terri works well under pressure.

Growing up in the hospitality business and traveling the world with her family, she learned a lot about creating guest experiences and financial business success by watching her father, who was a hotel General Manager for over 40 years. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree finance and accounting, she returned to the business she grew up in and opened two Italian pizzerias in the Denver Metro area.

Terri moved back to the Coachella Valley in 2013 and returned to the family business, Le Vallauris Restaurant.  She was delighted to then accept the prestigious position at  The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage as the General Manager of The Edge Steakhouse.

What sets SMI apart from other design firms is encapsulated in Terri’s commitment to paying attention to details, and providing a 5 star experience for our clients!

BRUGGEMANS

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

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DAISY

Originally from San Francisco, California, Daisy has called the Palm Springs area home since 2016. She met her husband in Palm Springs in 2017 and embraced motherhood with the arrival of their son in 2021. 

Daisy attended college in Santa Barbara and has since been a student in numerous informal settings. Daisy’s journey has been enriched by over three decades of living in various intentional communities, each offering a unique and alternative way of life. These experiences have cultivated her diverse interests and deep love for people. Daisy finds joy in being with her family, and there's nothing quite like being outdoors to nourish her soul.

Daisy has a deep appreciation for beauty, values and relationships and carries these aspects into all of her work. She offers a cultivated sense of patience and respect to everyone she engages with and always  brings curiosity to the conversation. She has prior experience in the Interior Design space with Jessica Hall Associates and Lunaria.us in the early 2000’s. Her broad skill set also includes extensive certifications in Massage Therapy, Yoga Instruction and Labor and Delivery Doula Care. Daisy worked as an Executive Assistant and Manager Trainer for GG Enterprises from 2016-2022.


Adult & Pediatric CPR Certified, through 2025

First Aid Certified, through 2025

Basic HIPAA Awareness, 2023

Insured with CM&F Group

NESHOMA WHALEN

PRODUCTION MANAGER

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