CALLA MCNAMARA, Founder + Creative Director

Founder and Creative Director Calla McNamara started Calla Studio in 2014.

Daughter of renowned architectural photographer Jeff McNamara, an understanding of light, color, and space were inherent to Calla. Her design education continued growing up on shoots for Luxe, Veranda, House Beautiful, and The New York Times.

She began her professional career with New York City- and Westport, Connecticut-based architectural firms and as an interior designer with Mar Silver prior to founding her own studio.

Calla works directly with clients providing creative direction, conceptual and design development, and overseeing a nimble and efficient team of highly specialized designers to create award-winning design solutions.



Our in-house Art Director and Stylist, Suzy Marchetti beautifully executes all finishing touches. Suzy leads the sourcing of products and is our client’s trusted advisor on purchasing and collecting art. She is involved at all phases of each project to ensure every space comes to life in a refined and considered way. Her keen eye and attention to detail are an invaluable asset to our studio.


SARA MURPHY, Project Coordinator 

As Director of Details, Sara Murphy, quite literally, does it all. Sara acts as lead on all operations, she handles overall project management, organization, and all finances for the studio. Day-to-day, Sara is behind the scenes working closely with subcontractors and vendors to keep projects running seamlessly.


KELLY MCCASKILL, Designer + Drafter  

Designer Kelly McCaskill is an ace at communicating design directions. In addition to concepting and developing design ideas, we rely on her expert drawing skills to produce construction documents and details.


SAMANTHA CURTIS, Design Assistant 

Samantha Curtis is a Designer at Calla Studio. She manages our materials library and is our go-to for sourcing all things tactile - fabrics, wallpaper, and textiles. We rely on Samantha’s artistic eye to develop design concepts, build look sheets, material palettes, and design presentations.