Derby's owner, Eileen Bocci, has assembled one of the most inspiring collections of traditional & transitional furniture, custom upholstery, lighting, accessories, and gifts on the Peninsula. Located in Menlo Park on Santa Cruz Avenue, the interior design hub of the Peninsula, is in the same prized spot that Traditions held for many years.
One stroll through this colorful, texture-rich cornucopia of pattern, form, and style and you're hooked. Derby will undoubtedly make even the most ardent Internet shoppers think twice and return to the world of brick and mortar.
Derby's staff is comprised of a team of friendly customer service pros and experienced Interior Designers. The extensive Designers' Library offers both designers and customers the resources to rival the San Francisco Design Center. Our friendly, ‘can do’ approach of serving you, our customer,
is the cornerstone of our business. We strive to make you happy! If you have a vision for what you want to achieve, be it a room refresh or designing your entire home, our goal is to help you accomplish that vision. Be sure to stop by the next time you're in Menlo Park.
Our fearless leader started Traditionally Derby in 2013. Eileen was exposed to beautiful interiors from a young age as she followed her mom around to her design meetings. After growing up in upstate New York, Eileen attended LeMoyne College for a Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation Eileen moved out to the West Coast (best coast) to pursue a career in sales and marketing for Paychex in SF. Eileen couldn't stay away from her true passion of design so once her three children entered grade school, she went back to school for her design degree. Bocci Designs was born shortly after in 2005. This energizer bunny is constantly on the move whether that be switching the showroom floor vignettes or traveling to fun destinations. Eileen can’t live without golfing, cabernet and family time.
Bay Area native, Diana, graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology. One Kings Lane, a furniture and home accessories sales website, grabbed Diana after graduation to work as an Account Manager. Leading Diana to take classes in Interior Design at Canada College. Diana then made the switch to Williams Sonoma as a Distribution Analyst. Her passion for design only deepened which led her to Derby. Diana continues to evolve as a designer, while managing and buying product for the showroom. Her work ethic and ability to serve Derby clientele is unparalleled. When Diana isn’t at Derby she is spending time with her husband and new baby girl.
Derby’s Assistant Manager, Melinda grew up in the Bay Area as well. She and Diana were friends from a young age as they attended grammar school together in San Carlos. After graduating from Boston University with an Economics Degree, Melinda soon realized her desire to be in the design world and took classes at UCLA. She then joined Diana at One Kings Lane as an Account Manager. Soon after Melinda switched to Williams Sonoma as an Inventory Planner to gain more product knowledge as she managed the inventory for lighting, decorative accessories, indoor and outdoor furniture. After which Melinda joined the Derby team, bringing her corporate expertise to a brick and mortar shop. Melinda’s vices include kombucha, anything Bravo and loafers.
Another Bay Area Native, Elly, grew up rearranging friends rooms on sleepovers. She attended Texas Christian University and graduated with a Degree in Interior Design. During her college summers Elly worked for Tucker & Marks and Kendall Wilkinson in San Francisco. Elly’s passion for high-end residential design drew her back down the Peninsula to Derby where she works as a designer and buyer. With a knack for fabrics and product knowledge, you know Elly is in the design industry for life. She believes everything tastes better with guacamole, a true Californian.
Derby’s in house therapist, well former therapist, now turned designer has got the greatest eye for color. Mary Pat worked as a Clinical Social Worker for 25 years after getting her MSW from Boston College. This East Coast gal’s spaces are well thought out. As a part-time designer at Derby, Mary Pat is a pro when it comes to paint selection, window coverings and all things design related. Mary Pat's go to work out class is Zumba when she’s not in her Master Gardner classes.