Who are we...?

We are a Western Puget Sound based, full service interiors firm specializing in interior architecture and design for residential and commercial projects. We create a link for the client between the design process and the construction process, offering tailored interior design services ranging from concept design and space planning to full on remodels and new construction. It is our belief that a respect for historical architecture, with an equal appreciation for modern design, creates the best kind of design -- one that can stand the test of time.  

What do we do...?

  • Interior architectural planning and design

  • FF&E documentation

  • Space Planning

  • Kitchen & bath design

  • Sustainable Design

  • Custom cabinetry design

  • Interior product sourcing, specification, and purchasing

  • 3D computer renderings

  • Project management and coordination

  • Retail Showroom

Our Story...


Jennifer McLinko, Founder/Principal Designer

Designer, mother, wife, with a deep love of food, humor, and life. And Star Wars. 

Prior to launching Mise en Place Design, Jennifer worked as a kitchen and bath designer for one of the East Coast’s premier residential and commercial design firms. She focused her education on developing and growing her understanding of design and the visual world, graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a bachelors of science in Interior Design, as well as a MFA in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Jennifer has also been an Allied Member of ASID for a number of years.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, as well their two dogs and slightly fat cat. She enjoys living and entertaining, as well as trying out new places to visit and, more importantly, experience. 


Joella Thorne, Product Manager/Office Manager

Mother, wife, Super Awesome Sidekick with a passion for music, art, and dogs.

Before joining Mise en Place Design, Joella gained experience in several different careers including regional bank manger, head of a major non-profit organization, as well as a teacher. A "Jo" of all trades, as she likes to say. A love a learning and new experiences is what drives her. She keeps things fun, organized, and moving forward.   

Joella enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her three fur babies. 


Katie Rodriguez, Design Assistant

Designer, wife, dog mom, with a passion for travel, photography, and new experiences.

Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Katie studied at Montana State University where she received a BFA in Graphic Design. With a passion for interior design, she moved to Washington to pursue a career in the field. Prior to joining Mise en Place Design, she gained experience working in home staging, as a showroom/ design assistant, event designer, and in project management. With her background in graphic design, she often utilizes color theory, space planning, and art in her designs.

Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Roz, while exploring what the PNW has to offer. She enjoys hiking, travel, camping, wine and enjoying a good meal. She is very excited to become apart of the Bremerton community! .