Elizabeth Diskin has spent most of her life exploring creative outlets. She was first a dancer, then a film student, and always a writer, and she has spent countless weekends since childhood re-designing bedrooms and sketching dream floorplans. Though she attempted becoming a "grown up" with law school and six years of legal servitude, after spending much of that time chained to a desk where she often doodled design ideas, she turned in her briefcase and turned her attention to family and home.
It was great timing. As a new owner of a 1928 Spanish Colonial desperate for updating, she had plenty of creative opportunities. Over the next decade, she tackled big projects--designing and adding two bathrooms, reconfiguring the second floor, and gutting and expanding the kitchen--and smaller ones too, like building a window seat, a bed, a few bookcases, radiator covers, and a desk, creating valances, curtains, pillows, and bulletin board walls. She tackled painting, tiling, and even a little plumbing, and with every project she gained new skills and insights into good design.
In recent years, Elizabeth has begun helping others with their own design challenges, from designing built-ins to kitchen and bath renovations to creating entirely new living spaces.