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Side door of cottage (about page)SideDoor Design Studio was founded by designers Carolyn Scroggs and Kathy Booker while struggling to find resources for aging family members. We found that although many individual products and services exist, they require a lot of coordination and time for a homeowner to attend to. As former project managers for a Fortune 400 company, we knew that by combining our interior design talents and “get it done” project successes, a much-needed service could be made available to the growing number of people that want to make their homes a part of their future. With a passion for making functional design beautiful as well as accessible, our goal is to make your home a special place where you can enjoy your independence for years to come.  As designers, we go beyond what a contractor alone might offer, and integrate the latest technology, lighting, fabrics and furnishings to provide a solution that is as beautiful as it is functional.

As long time Orange County residents, we are your neighbors. Our company name comes from our past, where the “Side Door” to our homes was used by friends and family, always open, no need to knock and a cup of coffee always ready to be poured. The front door was meant for formal occasions and the occasional Fuller Brush man. Our clients are friends and family to us, and we welcome you to come around to our “Side Door” and let us make your home comfortable and inviting to all.

Kathy Booker


Kathy Booker

Kathy Booker has been involved in the Orange County design community for over 25 years. Her work has covered the spectrum from custom homes to corporate headquarters, and in the last few years has expanded to include the needs of homeowners as they age. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Kathy is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS), a Certified Interior Designer (CID), a professional member of both ASID and IIDA, she is a founding member of the Orange County Care Team, she serves on the Steering Committee for the Down With Falls Coalition, Orange County Chapter and has just been installed as the Finance Director for the Orange County Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)


Carolyn Scroggs


Carolyn Scroggs is a graduate of FIDM, with a degree in Interior Design.  She spent several years working as a residential and model home interior designer in the Los Angeles area.  Carolyn has over 20 years of experience in interior design and project management.  Her passion for helping people make their homes beautiful and accommodate their needs as they age led her to become a Certified Aging In Place Specialist.  Carolyn is an Allied ASID member.