Our Story

We are Arden Home. Three partners. Two cities. One vision.

Arden Home was built on our unified passion for creating meaningful spaces that reflect the people who call them home. We believe in weaving individual styles, stories, and lifestyles together to create unique spaces that our clients can truly call their own.

Arden derives from “ardent”, meaning passionate and enthusiastic and also a place of solitude and great beauty. Arden Home draws upon these attributes to create thoughtful and beautiful interiors.

Authentically, ardently, yours.

Brett Rogers

Brett’s passion for design and knack for business logistics keep us moving forward. Originally from Australia and a lifelong world-traveler, Brett landed in San Francisco more than a decade ago to open Plantation Design’s Northern California showroom. After 14 years with Plantation Design, Brett co-founded Arden Home and is now a partner in the San Francisco showroom. An accountant by trade, Brett’s mastery of numbers and eye for detail are true assets. With this combination, he helps his clients design their ideal space and also keeps Arden Home working efficiently behind the scenes.

Marc Waisanen

Marc’s love of architecture and design began when he peeked over his parents’ shoulders as they drew up plans for his childhood home. After leaving his native Canada and a career in banking, he followed his passion for interior design. He become a partner at Plantation Design in 2004 before co-founding Arden Home. Now a partner of the San Francisco showroom, Marc is proud to say he has designed many of the furniture pieces featured in the Arden Home collection. He is also the maestro of merchandising, diligently ensuring the showroom presents perfectly, day after day.

Katie Largent

With a background in psychology, Katie formerly worked with the board game company Cranium before moving into interior design. After working at Plantation Design in Los Angeles for more than a decade, she returned home to Seattle with her husband and two kids and co-founded Arden Home. She finds her life as a small business owner and interior stylist to be the ideal way to blend her three personal passions: interiors, business, and psychology. As she proved in launching our Seattle store, Katie is unstoppable when she puts her mind to something. On a daily basis, she applies that determination to finding the perfect pieces for her clients and designing thoughtful, inspiring spaces that are genuine reflections of her clients’ distinct tastes and characteristics.

Lea Hogdal

Lea is a creatively driven individual with an eye for product sourcing. Prior to Arden Home she sourced and resold vintage furniture, which affirmed her love of antique, parisian and post-modern design. She is a big believer in the finishing touches—the importance of accessories, lighting and artwork in making a space a home. Lea is passionate about combining her own instincts and expertise with client personality to create great design.

Michael Danes

Michael comes to our team with years of custom casework and organizational design experience. He was a senior designer with California Closets, where he specialized in designing creative and functional spaces. His passion for connecting with people and enthusiasm for design brings a fresh perspective to Arden Home. He believes design is all about creativity, with an emphasis on intention and details. Michael's approach when working with clients is to listen, observe, and collaborate for the best possible outcome.