About Da Lusso

Jacob Scherer
Jacob Scherer
Jacob Scherer began working in the San Francisco Design district designing custom furniture, lighting and accessories. He worked one on one with designers and architects to create unique one of a kind pieces for their projects. After years of working in the manufacturing side Jacob accepted a position as assistant for Heather Kearsley in Sonoma, California. Together they worked on an array of high-end homes and hotels. At 25, Jacob worked at Wroolie & Company in the San Francisco Design Center and after four years of being top in sales and assisting designers, started one of the top home staging/design companies in the Peninsula and South Bay, Da Lusso Design. Jacob has completed projects for some of the bay area’s most successful people. His portfolio includes complete designs working with architects from ground up to large remodel projects. Jacobs understanding of construction and materials gives him an unique ability to not only come up with amazing ideas but also a plan to implement with the builders and manufactures. In 2007 Jacob decided to partner with his long time friend, Robert W. Miller, to open Miller Design Co. Together they collaborated to construct the new Miller Design Co. design studio located in the heart of downtown Woodside. Today Jacob enjoys a life of design and staging and his unique taste and impressive sense of style can be found in some of the most unique projects around.

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Joana Magalhães
A native of Porto, Portugal Joana is an architect and interior designer with more than 10 years experience in Europe and the United States.

Her architectural career started at Alvaro L. Siza Vieira Architects in Porto, Portugal. Joana’s love for creating a fusion between the old and the contemporary styles was further developed by her work experience at Jesus Manzanares Architects in Madrid, Spain where she worked for 6 years. In 2009 she moved to Mountain View, California and started her own interior design business.

In 2013 Joana joined Da Lusso Design working as Senior Designer/Architect. The eclectic experience obtained in Europe and California gives her expertise in conceptual design and attention to detail which she feels are essential in making each project unique and personalized.

Joana holds an MSc in Architecture from the University of Porto, Portugal. She spent the last year of her studies in Italy at the Universita Federico II, Naples where she also completed a course in History of Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Oralia Maughan
Oralia Maughan
Oralia’s love for design began at a young age when her parents asked her to rake up the fall leaves. Instead of making a pile in the corner of the yard, she would utilize the entire yard to create floor plans where she played “house.”

She later pursued an education at a college with a CIDA accredited Interior Design program where she graduated with a BS in Interior Design. Oralia (Lila) interned at the San Francisco Design Center where she became familiar with many of the country’s top manufacturers. She worked as the Junior Designer at a Design/Build company where she specialized in drafting new designs for remodels. She saw projects through from creating construction documents, permitting, material selection and 3D perspectives to finally seeing the project built.

As a Design Assistant at Da Lusso, her skills in drafting and 3d perspective drawings have made her an integral part of the design team. Lila is responsible for creating visual perspectives based on design concepts and building a solid foundation to achieve optimum results.

When she is not busy designing interiors she is most likely at home designing sugar cookies or cupcakes for her husband and yorkiepoo.

Rebecca Collins
Rebecca Collins
Rebecca Collins received her bachelor degree from U.C. Davis in the unrelated field of Nutrition, but later her love of interiors and furniture led her to pursue interior design training at Canada College. During her time in design school Rebecca was involved in the student ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and was voted vice president of that organization for two separate years. She also received awards for the excellence of her class work in Graphics for Interiors, Professional Practices and Bath Design. After graduating from Canada Rebecca worked as a design assistant for interior designer Carole Elliott of Los Altos where, among other responsibilities, she gained valuable experience in working with clients and drawing interior perspectives, elevations and furniture plans. A year later Rebecca and a partner founded the staging company Room Designs which she operated for eight years. In 2010 Rebecca combined her Room Designs inventory with that of Da Lusso Design and became part of the Da Lusso staging team. She also enjoys serving clients on a variety of interior design projects.

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