Meet Our Experts

Farrow & Ball Colour Consultants are true colour connoisseurs. With their design expertise and in-depth knowledge of our palette (both past and present), they have everything needed to help you effortlessly bring your vision to life.

Joa Studholme

Joa has been with Farrow & Ball for over 25 years – in that time, she’s developed colour ranges and consulted on design projects all over the world, as well as helping countless colour consultancy customers to transform their homes.

Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick has been bringing his impeccable eye to Farrow & Ball since 2012. Over that time, he’s worked in our showrooms and people’s homes to transform countless spaces. He’s always had a flair for interiors, with an ISVA Fine Art & Chattels qualification and having studied specialist paint decoration at the Leonard Pardon School. 

Alyssa Gray - Boston

Alyssa has been part of the Interior Design and Colour Industry for over 15 years. Her Interior Design journey began at Meredith College in Raleigh and today, as a true colour enthusiast, she utilizes an esteemed knowledge of design and personability into every colour consultation. Alyssa loves working with a wide range of styles and eras in interior design, confidently merging varying architecture and aesthetics.

Averil Kelkar - Santa Monica

Averil started his colour journey in floral design, creating everything from sumptuous arrangements to window displays to large-scale architectural installations to eventscapes. His client roster includes A list celebrities, design and fashion publications, Fine Art museums and galleries, luxury brands and design trade. Seeking an industry that was more sustainable and enduring –Averil transitioned from florals into Interior Design and Antiques. With a passion for all styles, periods and tastes he employs his instinctual and acquired knowledge of colour, light and texture to bring a personal touch to any space he designs, curating the perfect palette for every project

Erin Deane - Chicago

Erin thinks of herself as a color guide, steering clients towards the best palettes and finishes for their lifestyles, tastes, and homes. She studied Interior Design and Art History at Columbia College Chicago and loves everything from Renaissance to Modern Art, with a special fondness for Mid Century Modern design. In addition to her design education, Erin practices as a real estate agent in Chicagoland. She enjoys making houses feel like homes through color, working with various architectural styles from modern condominiums to suburban farmhouses. Her favorite style is Craftsman, but she also appreciates Colonials, Bungalows, and Contemporary homes.

Heidi Noriko - Berkeley

Heidi has over 15 years of experience as a Sales Design Consultant, holds an MFA in Design and has the privilege of coming from an international family, bringing a global perspective & influence into her projects. She has worked in both the East and West Coasts of the states, as well as in Germany. Specializing in residential and commercial interiors, her focus is on remodel and new builds. Her expertise includes regional and European furnishings, architectural materials, space planning, and home design. As an accomplished studio artist and graphic designer, Heidi offers a holistic and personalized approach to each project. As your dedicated Color Consultant, she aims to turn your space into the home of your dreams.

Holly Faulkner - Flatiron, Upper East Side & Brooklyn

Holly has over 20 years of experience in the interior design field, working with high-end residential design and at bespoke textile showrooms. She has experience with a wide range of architectural and interior styles, both traditional and modern, and would describe her style as a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary. Holly looks forward to working on each project, injecting her passion for colour and design, and her commitment to finding the best result that captures the imagination of her clients. 

Kathleen Brennan - Paramus, Greenwich & Upper East Side

Kathleen thinks of herself as a colour guide, steering clients towards the best palettes and finish solutions for their lifestyles, tastes and homes. As a brand fanatic, she has been using Farrow & Ball paints in her own home for 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about interior design and creating bespoke interior environments

Krista Broadstreet - Los Angeles, Pasadena & Santa Monica

Krista graduated from the Academy of Art University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Colour Theory. Following her graduation, she worked with a Mural and Decorative Finish Studio, collaborating with artists and designers to create unique areas of interest for residential and commercial spaces. Krista has provided excellent paint advice, colour consultations, and decorative finishes throughout her career. She has joined the Farrow & Ball team as an expert colour consultant with a wealth of knowledge and passion, taking every customer on a tailored colour journey. Catering to all styles, she will help you create a personalized space that caters to your personal aesthetic. 

Michaela Ralph - Bethesda

Michaela studied Interior Design at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Her affection for all things beautiful is why she prefers to call herself an “Aesthetic Curator.” In her down time, Michaela enjoys hosting gatherings and creating the perfect atmosphere for mingling. She would describe her interior style as elevated and intimate. Marrying the old and new to create a more transitional space is a personal favorite, however, she can adapt to any style preference. Michaela has taken many art and colour theory training courses and is inspired by the life and movement that each shade owns and loves to share that excitement with her clients. Michaela specializes in helping indecisive clients come to a decision that they are comfortable with, often helping them step outside of their comfort zones.  

Julia Elliot - Toronto, Canada

Julia studied interior design at George Brown College in Toronto and has over 20 years’ experience in the world of interior design projects. Working in high-end textile showrooms, she has collaborated with several interior designers on a wide range of projects involving fabrics, wallpapers and soft furnishings. Julia has also worked for boutique interior design companies, overseeing project management and procurement of various design elements for private clients. In 2017, she joined Farrow and Ball and her love of the colour palette and building colour schemes for clients evolved into the In-Home Colour Consultancy.

Sophie Wise - Brooklyn, Upper East Side & Flatiron

After studying Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, UK, Sophie spent several years living in Hong Kong, Tokyo and London before settling in Brooklyn, NY. She combines her love of fabric and design composition with colour sensitivity when curating palettes for interior spaces. Having moved to different cities around the world, Sophie understands the intrinsic value of establishing a sense of home - in combining local, cultural landscape with unique personal expression. Sophie helps clients expand their understanding of colour, leaving them feeling confident in their design decisions and long-lasting joy with the results.