Who are we...?

We are a Western Puget Sound based, full service interiors firm specializing in interior 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, Project 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. 

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Samantha Marroquin, Designer

Designer. Wife. Dog mom. Foodie. Harry Potter enthusiast.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from Woodbury University where she served as PR chair in her school’s IIDA chapter. Prior to joining Mise en Place Design, she worked with one of the largest single-family home builders nationwide and a prominent multi-family development companies, designing residential models and amenity spaces. Her love of creating functional and beautiful living spaces for others is her daily motivation.

In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, experiencing new-to-her Washington, cooking new recipes, and trying new food.