Design

Team

Director of Design

Jason D. Bell

What inspires you?

Positive People and Great Weather

What would you do if you were not in design? 

Either a painter or a chef

A word that others use to describe you? 

Busy

Dream travel destination?

North Pole

What do you "geek" out over?

Craftsmanship of fine jewelry

Favorite Building Materials

Endless

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

My great aunt willed me 24 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture. The dining table is my favorite.

Senior Interior Designer, NCIDQ

Michelle Berryman

What inspires you?

Everything - A moss covered tree branch, the guts of a torn apart calculator, the handwritten note on the inside cover of an old book… anything can catch your eye and then be turned into artistic inspiration.

Dream Travel Destination

I've always dreamed of taking a gondola ride in Venice Italy

A word that others use to describe you?

I hope “caring”- that’s my goal

What would you do if you were not in design?

I would convert an old house into a home or school for disadvantaged children (thank you, Jo from Little Women)

What do you “geek out” over?

I’ve always loved lighting plans, but my newer and unexpected nerdy pleasure is number crunching for budgets.

What do you love to do when you're not working?

Spend time exploring outdoors with my two boys.

What is your favorite color?

Emerald Green

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

Hands down, a hope chest that a beloved local cabinet maker made for me from my Dad's old upright piano.

Senior Interior Designer

Lita Belcher

What would you do if you were not in design?

I am also an artist, so I would immerse myself in that world again. I also love being outside and would be interested in Environmental Conservation.

What is your fav piece of furniture?

I love a crusty cabinet or case piece in a modern space and I have a few!

Dream travel destination?

I would love to finish seeing the US by traveling North West, where enormous mountains and trees meet ocean and sand. I would also enjoy a trip to Scandinavia to see Denmark, Iceland and other parts of that section of Europe, to experience the culture and design first hand.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

I love being outside and I love being with my family. We take every opportunity to include our kids in our outdoor adventures and create memories for them in unique and exciting ways.

What do you "geek" out over?

Art in all of its forms.

Favorite building materials?

Natural stone, whether it be in the form of a boulder or a slab.

A word that others use to describe you?

Imaginative

What inspires you?

Positivity, kindness and generosity.

Interior Designer

Deanna Boruff

What would you do if you were not in design?

I would be a make-up artist.

A word that others use to describe you?

Hilarious. I bring smiles and energy in to any room I enter!

Dream travel destination?

New Zealand - I love mountains

What do you "geek" out over?

I love creating interior architectural lighting designs.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

I love to take drives via backroads and explore small towns.

Favorite building materials?

I love stained and textured concrete because it can be designed to look rustic to contemporary and everything in between.

If you weren't in construction/design, what would you be doing?

I would be a fashion designer for women with curves.

What is your favorite color?

Olive drab

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

My grandfather made a secretary from a tree that was cut from the farm on which I grew up.

Senior Interior Designer

Samantha Feuer

What inspires you?

Traveling; seeing other cultures, design, architecture, food, etc. You can grow so much from traveling

What would you do if you were not in design?

I have an interest in the art of living, not just design. I love fashion, photography, beauty, etc. I can see myself doing something that lets me express my creativity in many different ways.

What do you "geek" out over?

Finishing touches! I love art, accessories, books, the things that really make a home come to life.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

I love spending time with my family and yorki-poo (Charley), cooking, traveling, and yoga.

A word that other use to describe you?

Charismatic

Dream Travel Destination

There aren’t many places I don’t want to go, but top of my list are Venice, Italy and Tulum, Mexico.

What is your favorite color?

Burnt Orange

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

My in-laws gave my husband and me their first dining table for our eat-in-kitchen. I love all the memories they created around the table, and how we continue to create our own.

Favorite Building Materials?

Depends on the style of the home, but I love plaster, and reclaimed white oak floors.

Design Administrative Assistant

Nicole Howe

What inspires you?

Spiritually: nature, travel Professionally: to provide my dogs the level of luxury they tell me they deserve.

What would you do if you were not in design?

Most of my career until now has been in the health and fitness industry, and being a mom.

A word that others use to describe you?

Intense. (That’s probably not a compliment.)

Dream travel destination?

? I’ll go anywhere, but I prefer remote, exotic, road-less traveled locations

What do you "geek" out over?

Running, books, yarn, my children’s success… A Good Sale

What do you love to do when you are not working?

running, biking, triathlons, paddle boarding, lake/beach time, camping, reading, knitting

Favorite building materials?

Anything unconventional

If you weren't in construction/design, what would you be doing?

Kicking back in a hammock somewhere?

What is your favorite color?

Rose gold

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

? If you have a comfy chair, you have everything you need.

Interior Designer

Cassandra Johnson

What inspires you?

The extra hour in the morning to watch the sunrise.

What would you do if you were not in design?

Magazine Designer. I’ve always loved the symmetry & visual forms of art that are used to create the layouts of magazines.

Dream travel destination?

Peru

What do you "geek" out over?

Simplify my life.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

? I truly do love hanging out at home, but getting outside and breathing in the fresh air always renews me.

Favorite building materials?

Natural wood & paint. There is something so warm and inviting about using materials that come from the outside in their natural form. Paint may not be a building material but a fresh coat of paint is always a game changer.

Design Accounts Manager

Janine Juckett

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is turquoise, but I love warm earthy colors; the color of the leaves in the fall; the orange, gold, and blue colors of sunrises and sunsets.

Dream travel destination?

I actually have 2 at the moment. One is the vineyards of Italy. I love the landscape and architecture of the country. Not to mention the cuisine! The other is Scotland, where I would love to explore the land of my ancestors.

What do you "geek" out over?

Repurposing – I love the idea of taking something old and giving it a new purpose. One of our designer’s took old gardening hand tools and framed them, making a beautiful piece of art. I loved that!!

What do I love to do when I am not working?

I love working in my flower garden! It is small, so I am always looking for ways to get the most impactful design in a “postage stamp” sized area!

Design Administrative Assistant

Becca Kagley

What inspires you?

In design, I would say the “unexpected”. Taking an item or finish and using it in a different way than what it was originally intended can often be a risk that turns out beautifully and eye catching. When you get it right, that is what people will remember and talk about.

What would you do if you were not in design?

A math teacher. Math was one of my favorite subjects in school.

Dream travel destination?

Somewhere in the Mediterranean.

What do you "geek" out over?

Beautiful Landscaping! I think I am always so amazed by it because it is something I don’t feel like I am very good at or knowledgeable about. I was skipped when God was handing out “green thumbs”.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

Traveling, antique shopping, and spending time with family and friends. My husband and I love finding hidden towns that have unique antique stores to browse through.

Interior Designer

Josh Maniaci

What inspires you?

The way people live and our physical surroundings. My Family, Friends and The Great Outdoors

A word that others use to describe you?

Nice, Dependable, Thorough

Dream travel destination?

Italy, France, England, Ireland. Any where I can truly see the Northern Lights

What do you "geek" out over?

Plush Fabrics, funny gifs, the perfect bagel and cup of coffee

What is your favorite color?

Green

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

A good comfortable lounge chair, preferably next to a warm toasty fire.

Director of Development

Matt Smith

What do you love to do when you are not working?

Traveling, Camping, Woodworking

Favorite building materials?

Right now that would be black walnut. My shop is filled with boards and slabs from a salvaged tree we recently milled.

If you weren't in construction/design, what would you be doing?

Involved in some form of research related to geology, geography, or atmospheric science. I love learning something new.

Design Assistant

Ryan Tallent

What would you do if you were not in design?

I would probably be working in an art and framing gallery!  As a gallery and framing shop manager for over 5 years, this is my passion!

What is your fav piece of furniture?

A hope chest that was a wedding gift from my grandmother. 

Dream travel destination?

IRELAND- I have always wanted to travel to the Emerald Isle!

Property Design Project Manager

Susan Wojnar

What is your favorite color?

Bright pink-fuchsia 

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

My Grandmother's pair of 1950's cobalt blue, glass top end tables

What do you "geek" out over?

Ice Cream and Pastries

What inspires you?

Traveling

What would you do if you were not in design?

Party Planner or Flight Attendant

Favorite Building Materials?

Sone used for interior and exterior walls, floors & fences

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