About Us

PEAKdesign manages all aspects of making a home more inviting and intimate, whether clients are looking to refine their current living space or start anew. Our aim is to collaborate with each client to create interiors that reflect their life’s experiences while emphasizing a balance of design elements: scale and line, color and texture, light and space. We embrace and interpret clients’ visions and priorities to create unique, signature spaces that will endure.

Joan Hatheway founded PEAKdesign in Zurich, Switzerland in 2018 and relocated to Wilson, Wyoming in 2019. She offers customized interior design consulting and services for residential properties in the US and abroad. Joan studied at the Inchbald School of Design in London from 2018-2019 and received a diploma in the Principles of Interior Design and Decoration. She is a dual national, who for the past 30 years has lived in Asia, Europe, the UK and the United States. She has worked in design for more than five years, providing interior design solutions to homeowners in Zurich, London, Connecticut and Wyoming.

How would you describe your style?

"My style simplifies space to create light, inviting interiors that evoke a sense of calm and balance. I approach my work empathetically, allowing a client’s vision to be revealed through thoughtful choices and distinctive improvements. I take joy in the playful juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional, collected and newly discovered, in an effort to make each space both refined and comfortable."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"This eleven-room house was built in the New England Shingle Style with extensive water views. The homeowners requested that the living and sleeping spaces receive a complete refresh and that the house be made ready for sale. We introduced a subtler color scheme, knowing that warm neutrals and soft hues inspired by the water and natural light would complement the airy, expansive rooms and appeal to a potential buyer. 

Our first priority was to open up the living room and simplify the space. Two large cabinets, that once stored children’s games, etc., were removed and now offered wall space for collected art, as well as a new acquisition. Inherited antique furniture, too small in scale for the large recessed living room, was moved to the garage apartment. A custom pictorial hand-tufted rug, cherished by the homeowners, provided pattern and inspired the color palette, now with a quieter influence: pale blues and white, light green and occasional cerise highlights. 

The yellow walls were repainted in a bright, creamy Benjamin Moore white. Silk draperies (pale blue & cream, wide stripe) softened the expansive window frame, and an iron curtain rod was introduced to pick up on the influence of the large glass and iron coffee table. Two tall white marble table lamps now flanked the large white shelter arm sofa, adding much-needed ambient light.

We carried the soft color palette through to the five bedrooms, hallway, laundry and bathrooms on the second floor. Farrow & Ball pale and neutral paints created an evocative atmosphere of the water. Laundry and bathroom wall coverings from Farrow & Ball, Morris & Co. and Galbraith & Paul added complementary pattern to the space. Delicate linen window treatments, organic cotton bed linens and flatweave area rugs added a warm finishing touch."