Ilaina recently joined Morse as a designer after relocating from the east coast. Her 17-year design career began with opening her own home décor boutique and design studio in Connecticut where she worked for 10 years with clients on residential home remodeling projects. After a move to the mid-Atlantic region, Ilaina worked as a sales representative and helped commercial designers in the selection of interior finishes and fixtures for their projects. With a focus on high-rise residential and hospitality projects, she expanded her product knowledge of glass, solid surface material and tile as well as furniture, fabric and custom area rugs and, the associated requirements for health and safety code compliance. At Morse, Ilaina enjoys working with home owners and getting to understand their design aesthetic so she can create an environment that fits their personality and life style. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in journalism. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) when interiors became her passion. Now a Californian, Ilaina marvels at the incredible weather and tries to find as many new outdoor experiences as possible.