Award Winning Interior Design Studios

Pennington Studios has been established in Palo Alto, California since 1975, producing interior design projects with an emphasis on contemporary design, and incorporating craftsmanship and sustainability.

The Story So Far

Led by principal Pamela Pennington, Pennington Studios has focused on residential and hospitality interiors, from kitchens and baths, to full remodels and additions. Recognized for their attention to detail, along with their expertise on lighting design and custom cabinetry, PPS has acquired numerous awards, and been featured in many publications.

Long established relationships with clients has meant repeat business, accomplished through thoughtful interior design service and a high level of commitment to their clients. Pennington Studios is a full service interior design practice from consultation to constructions documents.
We provide attention to detail and quality customer service.

Project locations:

Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, and San Francisco

What We Do

Master plans

Master Plans

Sustainable design

Sustainable Design

Kitchen bath design

Kitchen & Bath Design

Construction administration

Project & Construction Administration

Furnishing specification

Furnishing specifications and purchasing

Custom cabinetry furniture

Custom Cabinetry & Furnishings

Construction document presentation

Construction Documents

Lighting design

Lighting Design

Color finish material specs

Color, Finish, and Material Specifications

Our Team

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Pamela Pennington, ASID, CID

Founding Principal and CEO

Pamela Pennington has been a driving force in the Northern California design community for more than 35 years. A former president of the Peninsula chapter of ASID and recipient of numerous industry awards, Pamela has been featured in publications such as Sunset and Gentry. As founder of Pennington Studios, Pamela leads a talented team of design professionals dedicated to providing clients with "the transformative experience of living a life within a beautiful space." Pamela grew up in Newport Beach, earned a B.A. in Interior Design from San Jose State University, and established the studio in the early 1970s. She continues to sharpen her skills by experiencing all things new and exciting in residential and commercial architecture, retail stores, and museums throughout the world.

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Amanda Morris, ASID, CID

Managing Director

Believing that construction projects shouldn't be painful, Amanda Morris wants clients to relax and enjoy the process of transforming their space, because as she puts it, "it will ultimately transform their lives." As managing director of Pennington Studios, Amanda embraces sustainable design, applying her REGREEN training to enhance her client's living spaces. Amanda's formal training earned her a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from San Jose State University, an Associate Degree in Business from New Mexico State University, and she spent a semester studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has received many ASID awards and currently serves on the Board of the Northern California Peninsula Chapter of ASID. Bringing her design aesthetic home, she gardens and works in her ever-expanding craft lab.

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Tsun-Yen Wahab

Design Director

Born in Taiwan and fluent in Mandarin, Tsun-Yen spent her formative years in Northern California. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining the Pennington Studios team, Tsun-Yen worked for several residential and commercial architecture firms in Palo Alto and San Francisco and also lectured at her alma mater, UC Davis. As the ASID award-winning Design Director at Pennington Studios, Tsun-Yen’s fervent love of all things design informs her sense of aesthetics and fuels her passion for creating art installations.

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Eileen Wickemeyer

Operations Manager & CFO

As Operations Manager and CFO, Eileen Wickemeyer keeps Pennington Studios on track and running smoothly. A Bay Area native, Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from San Jose University, where she also studied Business and Music. She began her professional career in operations and merchandising at several major department stores, and managed the office of an interior design and construction firm before starting her twenty-year tenure with Pennington Studios. Outside of the office, her husband, adult children, and furry felines keep her busy, along with being an avid fan of our tremendous Bay Area sports teams. Additionally, she finds time to pursue her musical passion by playing flute and piccolo with local community symphonies and theater orchestras.

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Stephanie Walker

Project Designer

Bay Area native, Stephanie Walker, demonstrated that she was destined to be an interior designer by building Lego houses in her formative years. Frustrated by the lack of décor available for her miniature habitats, at age nine she wrote the company requesting they produce a line of furniture fit for her Lego people. Her suggestion was politely rejected. In 2011, Stephanie graduated with a B.F.A. in Interior Design from San Jose State University. During her studies at SJSU, she completed an internship with Pennington Studios and was hired on following graduation. She quickly became the expert “go-to gal” in 3D CAD drafting. Away from the office, Stephanie enjoys tap dancing, restoring furniture, listening to musicals, and making soap. Legos are a distant, but fond, memory.

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Susan Milano

Project Manager & Design Associate

Her love of “nesting” made interior design a natural career progression for project manager and design associate, Susan Milano. Her life took a decided turn when she transitioned from being a Hollywood casting director for film and television to joining a Los Angeles-based interior design firm where she worked as a project manager on high-end residential projects. Susan joined Pennington Studios in 2011 and enjoys all aspects of their client’s projects from pulling decorative elements together, overseeing orders, and following them all the way to final installation.
She has lived in many areas of the US and England, and now has happily landed with her husband in Los Gatos.

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