Influenced by living and traveling abroad, Vanessa McBride’s approach to design combines elements borrowed from a variety of cultures and aspires to create timeless design by balancing clean, modern lines and classic materials with the whimsical or unexpected.  She founded Vanessa McBride Design in order to create spaces influenced by her unique design vision as well as to bring her commitment to organization, clarity and precision to the design process.

Drawing on trends residing at the intersection fashion, interior design, and architecture, VMD is both relevant and modern, while remaining grounded in traditions that infuse a home with warmth and comfort. Every VMD project is curated and designed by layering pattern and texture in perfect balance with scale and color

VMD takes a collective and collaborative approach with every client.  Whether focusing on innovative and stylish solutions for planning environmentally conscious new construction projects or finding cost-saving strategies to remodel and furnish an existing home, VMD strives to create spaces that ultimately reflect the clients’ individual style and lifestyle.




Before establishing VMD, Vanessa began her design career in New York, working closely with stylists on photo shoots for major shelter magazines, including Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and Metropolitan Home.  After moving out west, Vanessa took up styling movies in Hollywood before moving to the Bay Area and working for the prestigious design firm, Tucker & Marks in San Francisco, helping to launch the Suzanne Tucker Home fabric line during her tenure there.

Desiring to work closer to home and her little one, Vanessa moved to Ann Lowengart Interiors as a Senior Designer and Project Manager, where her extensive experience allowed her to lead major design projects in Marin, Napa Valley, San Francisco and the Peninsula.

When she’s not working on design projects, Vanessa can be found cycling around Marin or boating on the bay with her family. She is also involved with producing charity events benefitting women in the arts.