Floriana Petersen

Floriana grew up in Slovenia, where as an art history major she worked restoring old frescoes. This experience deepened her respect and reverence for historical artistic techniques and gave her a sense of the methodical work behind a beautiful object or space.

Traveling throughout Europe fed her passion for fine design, which she found in many shapes and forms such as in grand villas, cars, and fashion. When she moved to San Francisco where she began working as an accessories designer, she combined the fine craftsmanship that she learned in Europe with the playful freedom of contemporary American design.

In 1993 Floriana launched On Your Marque, a business specializing in handmade and customized luxury gifts for the corporate market. Notable clients have included Oprah, the San Francisco 49ers, Rolling Stone magazine and Coca-Cola, and many others. Her work was shown in the American Craft Museum in New York in the show Objects for Use: Handmade by Design and in the Palo Alto Tercera Gallery in the show Objects of Desire.

In 2007 Floriana expanded her canvas into the realm of interior design. Applying her European elegance, her extensive background in art history, and incorporating the newest trends, she creates environments that are both welcoming and intriguing. She takes the time to listen and work with her clients’ ideas and needs, and always adds a unique detail that is pleasantly surprising and meaningful.

Fluent in many genres, Floriana has designed, decorated, and remodeled residential and business properties in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles as well as an 18th century Mediterranean style farmhouse near the Italian border of Slovenia.

California Home and Design magazine featured Floriana’s Noe Valley home in 2008. Her Palo Alto bathroom remodel was also published in "150 Best Bathrooms” (HarperCollins, 2015)

Floriana’s book 111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss (2015) is dedicated to her beloved and adopted city that provides her creative inspiration with its eclectic style, never-ending capacity for reinvention, high-minded artists, and contagious joie de vivre.