Meet The Team
Sylvia Pagán Westphal
Sylvia founded Herringbone & Brass when she realized that styling and interior design were intricate components of her work in luxury real estate. Sylvia is a licensed real estate agent and works with MGS Group Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm in Boston.
Sylvia works with clients when they are starting to think about putting their luxury home on the market. She has renovated, built and sold multiple luxury properties in Boston and Miami, and she advises clients on the best strategy to introduce their luxury home to buyers.
Sylvia oversees operations at H&B and enjoys staying close to all of the firm's projects.
Principal Interior Designer
Prior to joining HB, Virginia spent the last 10 years as Senior Designer at Daher Interior Design. She's worked on 40 + residential projects ranging in size from 19,000 sqft to 1,500 sqft.
Virginia has a Bachelor of Arts from New England College with a concentration in painting, and a Bachelor of Interior Design from The Art Institutes in Boston. She started out in commercial design, and has worked on projects ranging from health care offices, creative branding offices, banks and Starbucks buildouts, to name a few.
Virginia believes design is done with a strong team: no one person creates a single design of a space; it is teamwork and creativity that brings the project to the finish line in a successful manner.
Lisa brings over a decade of experience in the design industry to Herringbone & Brass--both as a member of large architecture firms and as an independent consultant for residential, retail, and corporate projects.
Her lifelong passion of making and curating beautiful things was honed at the Boston Architectural College where she earned her Masters in Interior Architecture. Lisa was a District Chair for Boston Landmarks Commission, where she gained appreciation for the past, and she incorporates that love of historic details into her designs today. She brings a fine eye, skilled hands, and a calm voice to all her client projects.
Beyond her interior design practice, Lisa is the owner of Mavan Macarons, specializing in custom, hand-painted French Macarons. She is a graduate of Boston College and she and her family are longtime Boston residents.
Elizabeth joined the Herringbone & Brass team in 2023 with a background in residential remodels and custom furnishings projects. She is a graduate of the Heritage School of Interior Design, as well as an alumni board member for the school.
Before pursuing her passion for interior design, Elizabeth had a successful 6-year career as a marketing and public relations professional, working on award-winning campaigns and writing for well-known wellness brands. She earned a B.A. in Communication from Villanova University.
A Massachusetts native, Elizabeth moved back to New England from Seattle, just prior to joining H&B. While in Seattle, she was a full-time interior designer at KP Spaces, heading up the design process for client projects in the Greater Seattle area, as well as Northern California. Projects that Elizabeth worked on with KP Spaces have been featured in Domino and the Seattle Times.
Administrative Studio Director
Leanne runs project management and client services at Herringbone & Brass. She graduated in 2019 from U Mass Dartmouth with a degree in Interior Architechture and Design. Prior to joining Herringbone & Brass, leanne worked as intern or assistant at various interior design firms. More recently she worked in sales and design at Boston Interiors.
Leanne is a certified professional organizer. In addition to helping H&B on our design projects, Leanne works on H&B's luxury styling team, assisting clients who are getting their homes ready for sale.