We are two women on a mission –to design a home that you’ll love. Our clients value a collaborative process that explores ideas for the best solution. By combining our interior design and architectural skills, we consider every aspect of your project. As design therapists and building technicians, we listen to your needs, wants and dreams. Many clients come back to work on follow up projects.
We work on a variety of residential projects in Houston, Texas: new construction, remodels, additions, multi-generational suites and accessory buildings. Our focus is aligned with our values – respect for human needs, consideration of the surrounding environment, and we try to align our work with sustainability and climate goals.
We do have some favorite project types.
Mid Century Ranch. New or remodeled, the scale and practicality of the ranch home is hard to beat. Even a smaller size home has incredible opportunities for a dynamic design.
The Bungalow. Built before plywood and drywall were common, these enduring homes have a unique nostalgic charm. Some Bungalows are 100 years old, we hope to give your house many more years.
Quirky Projects. Feel like you have a project that no one will want to take on? Every home deserves some TLC, and we have a special place in our hearts for fixing things that may seem a bit challenging.
Sustainable Homes. The world is changing, the far-off future of climate change is suddenly here. Let’s see how we can design and build a more durable, efficient home and future for you. We've been incorporating solar panels since 2002 and designed Houston's first LEED home.
Even if you are only beginning to consider ideas, please contact us. It's always good to start early and do some big picture planning. We’ll walk you through our design process and help you understand what to expect as we move forward with your project together.
With both an Interior Design degree and Architecture degree my focus has been residential design for the past 20 years. My education spanned the transition from hand drawn projects to computer-aided design. My professors included senior designers with classical training to modernists that encouraged a free exploration of design methodology. Design is full of decisions and construction has its challenging times – through it all I strive to be a thoughtful listener. Educating clients and helping them enjoy the process is just as important as a successful end product. I believe in teamwork during the construction process, working as needed with homeowners, engineers, general contractors and tradesman with a “no problems, only solutions” attitude. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your dreams and goals!
Cornell University, 1988 B.S. Interior Design
University of Houston, 1994, Masters of Architecture, Valedictorian
With nearly 20 years of experience in the residential design industry, 15 years has been spent designing and drawing with my mentor and partner, Kathleen Reardon. Together we have collaborated on over 200 projects - more than half were whole house remodels or new construction. Every client is different and every project unique. I enjoy getting to know the couples and families we work with. I have an insatiable need to problem solve, finding solutions you wouldn't normally expect. My appreciation for beauty within all design styles and my understanding of key principals is useful when developing an aesthetic for couples with conflicting tastes. Whether remodeling a century old home for a family of seven or designing a new ranch for a young couple + cat, I am devoted to make the space just right for each family.
Art Institute of Houston, 2008, Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Design, with Honors
* Bellaire Buzz - "The Green Life" - September 2006
* Houston Solar Tour Director and Solar Social Manager - 2006 to 2011
* Houston's First LEED Home, LEED Pilot Program - 2007
*Houston Chronicle – September 24, 2009
* Houston Chronicle - October 31, 2009
* City of Houston Proclamation - January 28, 2010
* Texas Prime Living - March/April 2010
* Houston House and Home - February 2013
* Houston Lifestyle and Homes - November 2015
* The Woodlands Lifestyle and Homes - November 2015
* Houston AIA Home Tour - October 2018
*Houzz TV - best of 2019 video
* Houston Chronicle - June 3, 2019
*Kitchen & Bath Design News - July, 2019
*Atomic Ranch | Exterior and Landscape Special - Spring 2022