Gatéga Interior Design, LLC
Joanne Fitzgerald, NKBA
As a young girl, Joanne Fitzgerald and her mother frequently visited art museums together; it was these excursions that instilled in the future designer a true love and admiration for design. “As long as I can remember,” Fitzgerald reflects, “my passion has been architecture and the decorative arts.”
After initially embarking on an engineering degree in college, she pivoted to fine arts and eventually found her way to working for several commercial architecture and interior architecture firms. A life-long affinity for design led Fitzgerald to launch her own full-service interiors firm in 1996. Gatéga Interior Design specializes in residential, restaurant, hospitality and light commercial projects.
Today, Fitzgerald brings her unique experience to the forefront in her work. “I approach most projects from a more technical perspective as they relate to construction, spatial forms, circulation, lighting, color theory and functionality,” she explains. “My life-long interest in architecture and design, as well as a foundational education in engineering, allow me to bring a truly holistic approach to each project.”
Fitzgerald’s goal is not to brand each project with her own signature, but rather to create each space as a reflection of the client and their culture and lifestyle. As she reflects, “My overarching mission is to listen carefully to each client in order to produce the most successful spaces that represent their individual priorities.”