our story


I am a Northern California artist, Liz Clausen, and have been creating functional art for years. I started building at a young age in my father's cabinet shop. I have a background in environmentalism and sustainability, and graduated with a BFA in Interior Design and Architecture from The Academy of Art University. I am currently in the process of attaining my contractor's license.

I created pickyourseat to share my passion and my works. Paint, wood, and salvaged materials are the heart of many of my designs. My style has been described as "a harmony of color and nature, soothing and organic." These handmade pieces are available at pickyourseatnow.com.


Since opening pickyourseat in 2004, I have developed many great relationships and industry partners in tile, drywall, painting, electrical and more. Recently, I have partnered with trade professionals, Bob Clausen of Cabinets Marin and Mitch Nilsen of P&M Builders, and am now able to offer a complete design and build package!