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Daniele's interest in design, styling, and decorating stems from a long family history in the arts and film extending back to her roots in Hollywood.

Born in Kingston, New York, Daniele learned the decorator ropes from her talented mother, who ran a design and antique business on the East Coast. Since Daniele’s family moved numerous times while she was growing up, she got to see exciting, real life transformation projects at a young age. Her frequent moves also introduced Daniele to different design styles and environments in the Northeast, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Vancouver, BC.

After receiving her Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in English, Daniele began a career in the film industry working as a set decorator and prop stylist in Los Angeles. She then furthered her industry education at the Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, BC. Daniele continued to work in the movie industry on a number of feature films, including set decorating on Titanic. Daniele has also worked at Pixar, with major creative advertising agencies, and at The Gap Inc.

With a rich resume of experience, Daniele decided to start her own design consulting company so that she could most directly apply her skills to design projects. Daniele Maxwell Designs offers a wide range of decorating and styling services, with a focus on residential interior projects.


  • Residential interior design and space planning.

  • Floor plans and 3D renderings.

  • Kitchen and bathroom remodels.

  • Lighting design.

  • Paint color consultations.

  • Flooring, tile and fixture selection.

  • Furniture selection and procurement.

  • Sourcing art and accessories.

  • Styling, accessorizing and editing.

  • Project management from concept to installation.