Anna Lisa Avelar
Founder / Principal
After apprenticing at a few of the Bay Area’s premier high-end residential design firms and working in the business for more than nine years, Anna Lisa made a leap and founded A.L. Interiors in 2007. Anna Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University, and has studied design in Italy, Portugal, France, Spain, and Great Britain.
Anna Lisa’s design style has evolved through the merging of her passions: travel, fashion, fine art, studies on sacred geometry, and bio-mimicry. Still, what she considers to be her strongest influence is her European background. Her Portuguese parents adhered to the tenets of classic European style (quality materials, detailed workmanship, building things for the longevity, etc.) and that sensibility is the base from which her designs are born.