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About Sarah Elizabeth Strader -Marquez

Color is my Spirit Animal! 

After Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Studies, in 2003 from Collage for Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan, Sarah Strader immersed herself in Interior Design. Sarah’s Background is rooted in, Interior Design as well as Furniture Design and Graphic Design.   She also excels at glass blowing, gas welding and executeing finite details. Her in-depth studies in Art History allows her to effortlessly design unique details for each client.

Sarah Strader Design, LLC was founded in as a full- service Interior Design firm specializing in commercial and residential Design. She released her inaugural textiles collection Fall 2011 she discovered her passion for fabric and changed her business to solely follow her passion for textiles. Sarah lives in Downtown Orange County – in the trendsetting Artist District with her amazing husband, family and rescued dachshund "Zayden”.

Sarah is best known for her extraordinary use of color and pattern for the use of interior decoration. She is constantly inspired by what is coming down the runway and what lives in nature. Life is too short to color inside the lines; Sarah frequently quotes, “To be Fearless when it comes to color and use my imagination for excellent design.” Her studio workshop specializes in hand block pained textiles available to the trade. Additionally,  This studio is the heart and soul of our business, where artists collaborate and create fabrics with a spirit all their own. With everything we do, we strive to meet the highest standards of design craftsmanship. We love the process of creting as much as we do the product we are making. We hope that you love our products as much as we  do making them.

Even though Sarah loves bright colors, she also adores the subtly of color layering. Multiple patterns in soft colors create a sophisticated elegance.



Sarah was Born in Tennessee

Sarah was Born in Tennessee

Sarah - Grew Up in Florida - Altomonte Springs

Sarah - Grew Up in Florida - Altomonte Springs

Attended Art School - Detroit's Prestegious CCS

Attended Art School - Detroit's Prestegious CCS

Lives and Works in Downtown - Santa Ana's Artist District

Lives and Works in Downtown - Santa Ana's Artist District

- Love Notes - 

Sarah Strader Designs Has Been My Go-To Source For Beautiful Hand Made Fabric Creations For Years. Her Outside Of The Box Approach To Design Is Evident In All Of Her Hand Printed Patterns, Weather It Is A Contemporary Adaptation Of Motifs Found Throughout Historical Textiles, Or Her Gorgeous Original Designs. Perfect For Upholstery, Draperies, Pillows, Bedding, Or That Special Accent Piece, Clients Always Rave, And Feel They Have One Of A Kind, Original, Fabric-As-Art Design Element In Their Home! Frank Pitman- Frank Pitman Designs

Sarah Strader is a visionary, and super talented designer.  Keeping the customer’s satisfaction in mind Sarah goes above the call of duty to exceed her clients’ satisfaction.  Sarah created several  paint “drawdowns” for me while I was designing a table scape. I wanted to design a fabric that to make custom slip covers for the dining chairs that would complement the table runner and accents in my overall table design.  We chatted about a print in her lovely collection that would harmonize with the design in place and I gave her a sample of a fabric that I was using for Sarah to work her magic with the color match.  Sarah created a hue that was custom tailored for me, and because of this my table design was perfect!  

Thank you Sarah! - Valerie Ribeiro- Serendipite Designs

Sarah Strader --  I can't thank you enough for all you did to make last night's Tethos event perfect and amazing!! From the linens to the candles to knowing what drinks to offer to making the prep easy to the amazing bartender and greeter, you showed your talent and skill on multiple levels. Ultimately, your presence not only made the event vastly better, but it also let me be able to talk with people and actually enjoy the time. Thank you so much! (tethos, owner Jason Nidle)

We Found An Inspiration For Rug That Had Painted Stripes On It And Wanted To Do Something Similar With A Project Of Ours. We Had No Idea How To Achieve That Until Sarah Mentioned That She Could Completely Color Match And Create The Fabric Paint That Would Be Used To Paint Directly On TheRug. It Was A Brilliant Idea And A Permanent Way To Customize A Pretty Basic Rug!  Our Clients Absolutely Loved How Customized And Special Their Home Felt! That Rug At The Entry With The Two Different Colored Painted Stripes Made Complete And Perfect!

Rona Graf, Grace Blu Designs

Sarah, I want to send you a HUGE thank you for ending the arduous task of looking for that perfect fabric.  My client and I had a very particular look and color-way in mind and I searched every showroom in just didn't exist.  Thanks to you we were able to create exactly what we wanted!  My client's beautiful Newport Beach Family Room turned out absolutely stunning and we are both grateful for your creativity and talent!

Sincerely,  Rejoy Geehan - Rejoy Interiors Inc.

As a bride, every detail counts and that was the greatest aspect about working with Sarah Strader. She made my vision a reality and my priorities became her priorities so on the big day I had exactly what I hoped for! I was blown away by the intricate and stunning workmanship and extra bridal sparkle she included for my "pearls and bling" wedding.  Her attention detail combined with her glorious talent and creative eye created a truly one of a kind and stunning piece for my husband and I to enjoy at our sweetheart table on our wedding day. I couldn't imagine my big day without this woman and her impeccable taste. Thank you for adding your perfect touch to my vision Sarah! - Krista & Rob


Dear Sarah, I wanted to let you know that I have been so impressed by your level of professionalism and expertise is helping me plan several events over the last several months. Not only were you able to move at such a rapid pace but your work is such high quality as well. It takes a great team and real partnership to pull off what we did and I really believe that you are a great partner. You understood my vision and helped me create the exact experience I wanted for my events. Somehow you are just able to know what will look really good while staying within my budget. Thank you for your amazing support, your expertise, your professionalism and overall amazing quality. You are truly someone I will refer for all events and I look forward to doing our next event together.- Reshma



Beverly House PLS So CAL Sarah Strader

Sarah has made it one of her principles to give back to her community. Sarah has made it a habit of employing her time and talents for giving back.In 2016& 2017 Sarah was the exclusive fabric sponsor for the Art of Design- benefiting the Illumination Foundation. For several years she has competed with other design teams in Designer Runway and annual runway competition benefiting a different charity each year. Illumination Foundation (2015)  Illumination Foundation (2014)Council on Aging, Orange County (2013), and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County Music Education Program (2012)


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