Mark P. Finlay Interiors, LLC was established in 2009 under the same roof as MPF Architects and is comprised of a talented group of designers who are driven by the art of design. Each member brings a fresh perspective to every commission in a cooperative process, resulting in well rounded and uniquely designed spaces. Whether working with MPF Architects or on a stand-alone project, MPF Interiors combines function with an immaculate aesthetic that reflects the daily lifestyle and personal taste of each client.
A ten year veteran of MPF Interiors, Alexandra Varvoglis is responsible for the design and production of several residential and commercial projects. Her expertise and attention to detail is displayed throughout each phase of the design process from start to finish. She attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. During her studies, she had the unique opportunity to travel to Italy, England, and France to study textile factories and architecture, and interned at DAS Architects in Philadelphia. Alexandra then returned to her home state of Connecticut to accept a position at MPF Interiors. Her inspiration in becoming an interior designer was to follow in her mother’s creative footsteps.
Ashley leads both residential and commercial projects with a tireless work ethic and ensures the correct application of every detail in a given designed space. Ashley’s father works in real estate which sparked her initial interest in interior design. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Textiles at the Marylan Institute College of Art. While in school, she developed her own small collection of soft home goods. Ashley previously worked for a lifestyle brand in Westport, CT. During her time there, she designed wallpaper and fabric prints, while also working on numerous residential interior design projects. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, Daisy, and working on her own fabric designs.
Tugce was born in Turkey and moved to the U.S. at the age of 16, she now lives in Fairfield, CT. She attended University of Bridgeport and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and also has an Associate degree in Architecture. Tugce’s internship alongside her professor specialized in residential projects. After graduating with Summa cum laude, she worked as a lighting designer and has been in luxury residential interior design for 5+ years. Tugce’s experience with MPF Interiors involves incorporating her stylish touch into commercial projects along with high end residential, both locally and internationally. Her love for interior design started at an early age when she would travel to Ankara with her mom and was inspired by the textiles and handmade Turkish rugs. With a love for antiquing and fashion, weekends are usually spent shopping and finding new antique markets to visit.
Joining Mark Finlay Architects in the fall of 2017, Alex is native to upstate New York where she graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she was right hand to Christine London, a high-end Landscape Designer in Beverly Hills. Her passion for architecture and design has shaped the make-up of her work experience, ranging from a luxury furniture showroom to real estate here in Fairfield. Moving back east to be closer to family, she now lives in Black Rock, Connecticut.
Executive Office Manager
A native New Yorker, Jill Castrignano earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Albany. Driven by fast paced environments and inspired by creative culture, Jill moved to Manhattan after graduating to pursue a career in Business Development and Showroom Management for a contemporary menswear clothing line. Representing the brand both nationally and abroad in Japan and China, Jill was vital to the success of the company for over eight years. Now residing in Fairfield with her husband and daughter, Jill happily joined the MPF team in 2017 where she continues to be inspired every day.
Andrea ensures operational and financial work flows are efficient and transparent. The backbone of the office, she makes certain everyone is on the same page and that the client feels supported and taken care of, as their first point of contact. Andrea joined Mark Finlay Interiors with over 18 years of experience catering to high end clientele in sales, marketing and business administration. She attended Paier College of Art for Interior Design as she shares our passion for architecture and interior design. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and can be found enjoying a healthy lifestyle and being active in her coastal community.