Originally from the Philippines, Dinna’s family immigrated to the United States when she was four, and she grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. Dinna has had a calling to decorating and design since she was a young girl, though her professional experience began in the early Ought’s, where she managed a furniture store and learned how to create spatial plans and designs. In 2013, Dinna started her first company, Audrey Kate Design Solutions, which focused on staging, and has since become Dinna Eckstein Designs, LLC.
Dinna’s design style and approach are based on building a relationship with her clients, and understanding their wants, needs, and expectations. In turn, this provides a solid foundation for creating a great functional space, tailored to individual needs. Dinna guides her clients through every aspect of the design process, and is committed to making sure that their design, in its final form, is the best version of their vision. In 2018, Dinna was featured in the Washington Post’s column Splurge or Save.
Dinna currently resides in Georgia with her husband and young son. She has two adult children and two grandchildren who live in Virginia. When she’s not working, Dinna enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, watching movies, traveling and visiting the happiest place of all, Disney World!
Sandra earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Architecture, with a concentration in Construction Management, from Virginia Tech. While in school, Sandra discovered she enjoyed space planning, which helped to pave a path to working in project management for the construction industry and in interior decorating.
In 2016, she joined Dinna Eckstein Designs, LLC, formerly Audrey Kate Design Solutions, as a stager; in 2018, she was promoted to Project Assistant. Sandra facilitates client meetings, liaises with vendors, and handles material management. Her background has cultivated a passion for creatively putting pieces together to provide a solution for our clients. When she is not working, Sandra enjoys renovating her own home with new floor plans and designs, spending time with her husband and their two children, and taking in Downtown Leesburg.