Elizabeth Thiele Barkett
Principal Designer, ASID
Elizabeth is the third-generation owner of Ross Thiele & Son and has over 30 years of design experience. Her early studies at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico inspired an interest in textiles, folk art, and the use of color in design. Before graduating from the Design Institute of San Diego, she started and ran her own business, Wynola Mercantile, based in Julian, selling antiques and accessories. She then joined Ross Thiele & Son in 1987 working alongside her father, John Thiele, on design projects and regularly traveling to Europe to source antiques. She now leads the studio as owner and Principal Designer. Elizabeth combines her intuitive sensitivity to materials and color with her extensive knowledge of furniture and local resources to deliver a variety of project styles to the highest professional standard.