Welcome to Viscusi Elson

We are passionate about design, in fact we live & breathe it! Every day we are motivated by nature, architecture, and our surroundings to incorporate them into our designs. But most of all, we take our inspiration from you, who you are and how you live.

At Viscusi Elson, we honor the lives that are lived in your home and design accordingly. We get to know how you truly function in your home (the reality) and find out how you'd like to live in it (the dream), to combine both for truly amazing results. We call it "Design That Celebrates Life." Personalized for you and no other.

And it's our promise that every time you walk through the front door, you'll feel the joy and contentment brought on by living in a beautiful space.

Our design celebrates life – yours.


Company Overview 

Viscusi Elson Interior Design is a dynamic team of professionals led by award-winning designer Gina Viscusi Elson, founder and principal designer. Our Interior Design projects vary from ground-up construction or existing-home renovations, to refreshing a room.

Our beautiful 1,500 square foot showroom & design studio is located in the quaint Los Altos downtown area. We showcase, curate and design handcrafted custom cabinetry, tile, stone, plumbing, lighting, fabrics, furnishings, art, accessories and more. Gina & her team are experts at the intricacies of cabinet selection & design. Creating custom cabinetry for kitchens, baths, and areas throughout the home.

Since 1995, Viscusi Elson-designed homes can be found throughout the country, including the wider Bay Area, Napa, Santa Cruz, Monterey County, Pebble Beach, Lake Tahoe, Palm Desert, Nantucket and Hawaii. Each is unique and represents a wide variety of architectural and regional styles.

Viscusi Elson Interior Design is an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and have long­standing relationships with architects and custom home builders.

Depending on your needs, we work directly with you, the homeowner or directly with your architect, contractor or builder.

The Team

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Gina Viscusi Elson
Principal Designer - CKD, ASID Allied
Gina Viscusi Elson has been designing and overseeing the construction of elegant and distinguished homes since she graduated with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design from the San Francisco Academy of Art in 1992.

In 1995, Gina Viscusi Elson started Viscusi Elson Interior Design. Her main office was based in Napa California before moving to Los Altos, to be more centrally located to serve Gina's clientele.

Her eye for fine details and her extensive knowledge in interior architecture and the building process have made her a popular choice amongst homeowners, architects & builders.

Known in the industry for her design excellence, her firm has won numerous awards from ASID, NKBA and NARI.

"Celebrating Life" is at the essence of her design work. She creates interiors that allow clients to live the way they want to live, in environments designed for their needs and dreams.


Danielle Holdt
Lead Designer - CKBD
A life-long artist, designer, student, and traveler, Danielle's passion for art and design is undeniable. She earned her degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts from West Valley College and San Jose State University. 

"Design is in the details.  In my designs, I focus on creating environments that are unique to the client and express their style. Inspiration comes to me from many places: my trips to Europe, history of art and interiors, enjoying precious moments and celebrating life with family and friends."

20 years of retail experience have definitely contributed to Danielle’s excellent communication and customer service skills. She is known for having a great rapport with clients, contractors and the design team.  Her talents make her a valuable asset to when it comes to renderings, color consultations, space planning and designing dream kitchens.

In her spare time, Danielle likes to paint, design jewelry, create wheel thrown pottery, and mentor design students. She believes: "Every day is an opportunity to learn something new about art, design and life in general."

And with a little help from our friends:

Emma Hansel
Office Manager

Lover of nature, cooking & the Napa Valley

Honey Viscusi Elson & Bruno Hansel
Our four-legged designer assistants, woof!

What We Do

Space Planning
We are masters at space planning, ensuring each room's flow and function is designed in continuity with your entire home. Our drawings include detailed furniture layouts, so you can truly see how your spaces will look with real sized furniture.

Architectural Finishes and Case Good Selection
Before selecting the furnishings, we work to make sure that the architectural backdrop is complete and all interior finishes complement the overall design intent. This includes flooring, cabinetry, wall finishes, tile, stone, doors, windows moldings & ceiling design.

Lighting Design
From decorative to general lighting, we make sure all areas are covered.

Furnishings and Accessories - The Finishing Touches
Design & selection of custom furnishings, fabrics, bedding, accessories, rugs, and art. We'll combine your own precious collections with pieces we find everywhere from showrooms to boutiques to create spaces that visually communicate something special about you.

Art Consultation
Our philosophy is that everyone can afford to have beautiful artwork. We are always searching for and finding new artists to introduce to our clients. For those just beginning, we assist with the selection of art that will enhance and bring life to their interiors.

Specialists Oversight
We have access to some of the finest specialty professionals in the industry and work closely with those necessary for your project to ensure the design intent is carried through. These professionals include:
• Lighting Designers (for more technically complicated lighting systems)
• Audio-Visual/Home Theater Specialists
• Healthy Living Specialists for Environmentally Friendly Homes

Architect and Construction Liaisons
As team players, we work closely with your architect and contractor to make sure the process runs smoothly and all parties are in good communication.