A B O U T
1. invocation to a higher power
2. the feminine form of duo (Latin)
3. a gathering or event that exceeds normal expectations because of the awesomeness that is generated
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 2021
Our family founded DOUA Design Group on one simple idea: the innovative combination of modern and vintage design aesthetics. Our team has diverse backgrounds in art, design, and business that collectively contribute to DOUA's vision. We are committed to exceptional quality, the needs of our customers, and the creation of beautiful works of art.
OWNER & HEAD DESIGNER
As co-owner and head designer, Paul Gelinas brings over 30 years of premier experience in the furniture and lighting industry. Paul has an exceptional background in both the retail and hospitality sectors, working with clients such as Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, One Kings Lane, SOHO House, Graduate Hotels, and Hyatt Hotels. Paul has collaborated with the world’s leading designers. Paul’s passion, artistry, and experience allow him to translate his client’s creative vision into reality.
OWNER & ASSISTANT DESIGNER
Karen brings her unique background in Art History (Masters) and Asian Studies (PhD) to her role as an owner and designer at DOUA Design Group. She has been a writer and educator for 30 years with an emphasis on art and spirituality. In addition, she is a collector of vintage and contemporary art, fashion and furniture. Karen is an avid hiker, gardener, cook and yogi.
OPERATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER
Miles, the son of Karen and Paul, is a senior at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He has years of experience in design and business consulting including working on high impact projects for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and BMW. Miles is an avid surfer and traveller and has spent time abroad throughout Asia, Europe, and Central and South America.