MEET THE DESIGN TEAM

Dayle Sauers – Founder + Lead Designer

After a successful career in organizational change consulting, Dayle felt a strong creative calling that resulted in the creation of Saffron and Olive Designs in 2012.  The vision evolved from the initial creative venture of custom and quality Tablescape designs and products to include interior design services and special event designs.

Dayle loves beautiful spaces, she enjoys mixing styles and genres but finds nature and vintage near and dear to her heart.  An avid gourmet cook, she is passionate about entertaining with style and flair.  She enjoys international travel, photography, her family and creating beautiful, meaningful spaces.

 

Stacey McManaman – Founder + Senior Designer

Stacey has always had a creative spirit pulling at her and so creating Saffron and Olive Designs served as a perfect artistic venue.

With a degree in Kinesiology and as a busy mom, Stacey understands the unique design requirements that young and active families demand.  Is it functional? Is it child-friendly? Will this design stand the test of time?   Stacey strives to ensure that each of Saffron and Olive customer’s personalities and feelings are reflected in each design. Drawn to balance and symmetry, she has a real interest in color combinations that suit the personality.

Stacey loves spending quality time with her husband, two beautiful children and new Yorkshire terrier “Pepper”.   She enjoys family events, international travel and creating designs that reflect the personalities of the people using them.

 

Kelli Sauers – Design Intern + Color Consultant

Kelli loves people.  She holds a degree in Sociology and is studying interior design.  She was born with an eye for style in both fashion, and interiors.   Drawn to fashion design, fantastic fabrics and texture, especially lace and silks, elegant vintage is her style favorite. She is especially interested in color, mixing textures and prints to create stylish and unique looks. She loves working with design clients to bring spaces to their greatest potential, bringing new ideas to the table learning more about herself and the endless possibilities of design in the process.

In her spare time, Kelli and husband Phil enjoy walking her two fur-babies, Penelope and Meisha (woof!), a healthy lifestyle exploring foods and spices and are dedicated to the pursuit of learning.

 

Kristin Finot – Design Intern + Wedding Event Consultant

Kristin enjoys working with people and while her professional background is in Human Resources, her true love is event planning.  She loves seeing a special event begin from a clients words and blossom into a real vision – magic!.  Kristin is especially gifted in event design.

In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and with her Shitzu Terrier puppy ‘Patches’.