ABOUT US | Who We Are
Bernard St. Croix
Bernard, a second generation Designer has over 35 years of design experience. As a French Canadian, spent his early years surrounded by the old world charm of Quebec. In Santa Barbara in 1972, the family business was established as a drapery company and soon expanded to include interior design and custom furnishings. Having moved to Los Angeles to further hone his creative skills, Bernard mentored and trained under two internationally known designers. His desire to learn, keen eye and fine sense of scale helped chart his career. Bernard then took the helm of the family business in 2002. He is known by his peers as the one to turn to for the finest in window treatments and furnishings.
Bernard was a Charter and Founding Member of ISID, Santa Barbara in 1988. He served as Board Member of the Historical Design and Review Board, City of Los Angles in 2000. He is also an ASID Industry Partner for Santa Barbara, California, Nevada and Hawaii Chapters.
His current interests has brought him back to Los Angeles where he has opened his third location, a multi-line showroom in the La Cienega Design Quarter. His interests also include the development of the Chateau Collection, a custom outdoor furniture line under his own label. He enjoys sailing in Santa Barbara off the Channel Islands and in Hawaii.
Director, Marketing and Account Services
Thomas assists Bernard in office administration. He also designs ads, marketing support materials and email campaigns. He facilitates project management, scheduling and public relations for our three showrooms.
“Excellence in design and integrity in business” has been Thomas’s mantra throughout his career. He was principle of his own graphic design firm for 10 years, TM Design Group, and among his clients were The Cousteau Society and Orange County Performing Arts Center. He was Creative Director for MyPoints.com in Chicago and Citrix Online in Santa Barbara. He was president and founder of various non-profit organizations including AIGA Santa Barbara, Lively Arts Chicago and zultZclub, Mentor Led Fitness. He was a participant of the International Design Conference in Aspen for 27 years.
Thomas is an avid triathlete, and is going on his sixth year at the Santa Barbara Triathlon. He also completed the AIDS LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2011 and plans to do a repeat.
Los Angeles Showroom Manager
Christopher manages all aspects of the Los Angeles showroom. He organizes and displays fabrics, furniture and other fun stuff. He meets with designers and their customers, interacts with vendors and assists our outside sales team, expediting orders from initial proposal through final delivery.
Christopher worked extensively in the lighting industry on both commercial and residential projects. Prior to that he worked as a Textile Specialist at a leading showroom in Los Angeles and was also showroom Manager at Lee Jofa.
Christopher is a collector. His current passion is early domestic lighting devices like candlesticks. He likes color, too, all the way down to his socks. The interplay of color, texture, and pattern really inspires him. His career path, while diverse, has always been about design.
Account Executive: Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside Counties, Hawaii and Las Vegas
Adrienne is a Rockstar when it comes to outside sales. Her career in design was launched when she became director of hospitality sales for a leading showroom in Los Angeles where she first met Bernard St. Croix. From those beginnings, she became a leader in the sale of home furnishings, fabrics, and wall coverings in Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Hawaii.
Along the way, she was able to put her art background to great use, and thrived on working hand-in-hand with boutique lines who produced hand-crafted wall coverings and textiles. She prefers to be thought of as a consultant, and her goal is to enhance her design client’s interiors- “to make her clients look good”.
In the mid-90’s, Adrienne decided it was time for a new challenge, and took on the responsibility of working with the high-end residential design and hospitality community from Orange County, to San Diego to Palm Springs.
Accounting, Bookkeeping and Purchasing
Radek handles everything to do with finances in our organization including payroll, purchasing, bookkeeping and accounting. He also keeps excellent records in regards to deposits, payments and deliveries of materials and furnishings.
Radek was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1990. Previous to joining the St. Croix Collection he worked for 14 years at the same design firm as Bookkeeper and Sales Associate. He excels at QuickBooks, vendor relations and keeping the company moving forward.
Radek is an avid skier, bowler and rider of horses and enjoys spending quality time with his family. He has a heart of compassion and makes sure everyone at work is doing well.
Account Executive: Greater Los Angeles, Central Coast Region
Elizabeth is an outside sales representative, with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, product design and development. She is a seasoned professional and her focus has been contract, residential and hospitality in the design community.
She has managed “to the trade” showrooms in Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles. Prior to that her experience with Sunar Hauserman and Knoll Textiles has allowed her first hand exposure to design legends including Michael Graves, Robert Kelinschmit, Jhane Barnes and Hazel Siegel.
Third oldest of eleven children she often made matching outfits for her family. Her interest in design bloomed from these early beginnings.