Williams earned her BA in Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego and started her career at Steve Chase Associates under the mentorship of the legendary designer. Her first project was the corporate office of Jonny Mathis and afterward, the many residences of Philanthropist, the late Joan Kroc, but one of her most memorable was the design of a (German entrepreneur’s) “Cave” room. In 1989, Williams moved south and founded her own firm near the seaside in Solana Beach.
She is inspired by the intricate and inconsistent patterns of nature, artisan and hand shaped mosaics found in Spanish architecture, in particular the revival work of Lillian Rice and the crazy organic vernacular of Gaudi, James Hubbell and Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. The modern architecture she was surrounded by growing up in Palm Springs CA influences her atypical approach to commercial projects which have included: executive offices & conference rooms, yachts, planes & helicopters, a commercial airline lounge & hangars.
Williams has designed residences & vacation homes across the United States but works mainly in northern San Diego.