Where aspirations and design come to life.


At its highest and best, an interior conveys a visual narrative about the life and interests of its owners. At Willetts Design & Associates we are earnest in helping clients realize their deeply-held vision of home, creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, tactile and welcoming but also effortless in their sense of ease.

Whether you prefer modern comfort or timeless tradition, the Willetts Design & Associates team innovates creative, original solutions. Do you envision a private sanctuary, comfortable shelter, gathering place for family and friends or all the above? The firm deftly synthesizes sound design principles with physical and budgetary parameters to create something more. Blending the beautiful with the practical, we combine fine design and craftsmanship with harmony, color, scale and proportion. While we specialize in custom residences, our team is available to work on commercial projects. Always, we bring a keen sensibility, a discerning eye and meticulous execution to create fine, evocative interiors.

We help shape the place where our clients’ aspirations come to life. And in so doing, their homes embrace and protect, complement and enrich their day to day experience.


Dorothy Willetts, ASID, NCIDQ

Known for her ability to transform concepts and site-specific challenges into beautiful, functional interiors, Dorothy Willetts is the consummate pro. Sought out for her talent and diligent attention to detail, she is a well-regarded industry expert. An active member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she orchestrates her work with a sterling work ethic. Having received numerous awards and accolades, she remains focused on placing the needs of her loyal clients first. Her passions run to art, opera and travel. A world traveler, she loves to immerse herself in each country’s culture, something that informs both her work and outlook.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dorothy combines an East Coast background with her education and life experience in Chicago, infused with a California sensibility. Dorothy’s credentials are exceptional: She earned a BA in Fine Art and a BFA in Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also is a protégée of the world renowned interior designer, Bruce Gregga.

Dorothy has been involved in humanitarian efforts including work with the International Medical Alliance in Ecuador. When not solving design challenges, she keeps company with her two rescued four-legged friends, Bella and Zeek.