Marion's love of architecture developed wandering through Hope Ranch estates, including the works of Reginald Johnson and George Washington Smith, and being struct by the the strength, simplicity and the detailed craftsmanship. She choose to study environmental design to create interiors that would reflect the beauty of the architecture, the people who live there and their surroundings.
Marion started her interior design firm in Los Angles working along side Richard Landry for six years, creating homes in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. After moving to Montecito she continued her work while raising three children and got involved in local architectural history.
In addition to custom residential design, Marion has done restoration as well as commercial projects.