We are building a community of design/build/real estate professionals who are committed to the idea that together, we're more productive, more profitable and have more fun.  We are proud to introduce our Advisory Board and Founding Members who are helping us bring this vision to life.


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Advisory Board

Jennie Branch

LUX Art Consulting, Fine Art Services

LUX is an art design/build company. We consult, fabricate & build complete art collections for mainly corporate and higher-ed clients, incorporating their culture and brand nationally. We also provide professional art installation services by our museum-trained installation team.


Fine Art Services is known for beautiful frame design of the highest quality and conservation standards, with a history of excellence spanning 30 years. Our frame designs are tailored to best present the art and blend seamlessly with each client’s environment, whether serving our professional artists’ needs, art collectors, offices or residential environments.

Advisory Board

Kelle Contine

Kelle Contine Interior Design

Kelle is Principal Designer + Owner of Kelle Contine Interior Design, which she founded in 2011.  She is an accomplished registered interior designer with 18 years of professional design experience, specializing in high end residential, commercial, retail and multi-family/student housing projects.

Advisory Board

Robin Colton

Robin Colton Studio

Robin Colton Studio brings fashion design sensibilities into the world of interior design. We intelligently integrate architecture and design to deliver an authentic and tasteful vision for your residence, vacation home, or special event. Get a custom look designed specifically for your space and your life.

Advisory Board

Don Eckols

Bommarito Group

As a Registered Architect of 27 years, Don has built his own firm, grown several others including GSC Architects and EV Architecture and recently became President of The Bommarito Group.   He was involved in creating one of the first LEED Platinum buildings in Texas.  He is also a passionate educator and has served as the Chair of the Architecture Department at Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as positions at the University of Texas and University of Houston.

Advisory Board

Beau Frail

Activate Architecture

Beau Frail, AIA, NCARB is the Principal Architect of Activate Architecture.  Beau serves on the Texas Society of Architects’ Board of Directors and on the AIA National Associates Committee as the Regional Associate Director for Texas. Beau’s civic engagement includes serving as a Design Commissioner at the City of Austin and as a founding member of the Open Architecture Collaborative Austin chapter. Beau was honored with the 2016 Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects and the 2018 AIA Austin Honor Award for Community Service.

Advisory Board

Lisa Gaynor

Design With Consignment

Lisa Gaynor owns Design With Consignment, the largest and most luxurious furniture consignment store in Central Texas.  Lisa is a highly creative retailer and enthusiastic advocate for local business in Austin, and the consignment and resale industry nationwide. She is a charter member of Texas Women in Business and several other business and networking groups and was named as Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.

Advisory Board

Jennifer Goodman

Realty Austin

Jennifer is a Realtor at Realty Austin. She thrives on being highly knowledgeable and up-to-the-moment on the Austin real estate market and the technologies required to help clients navigate today's fast paced real estate buying, selling and investing market spaces. 

At the end of the day, the most important thing to Jennifer is that her international client relationships are built on trust and they receive a 5-star client experience. "I do things differently. My Clients understand that their experience will be nothing short of personal and exceptional".

Founding Member

Debbie Adams 

Adams Company

Debbie is an award-winning residential remodeling contractor specializing in kitchens and baths in North Austin. 

Founding Member

Erin Adams

Erin Adams Design

Erin is a tile and wall surface designer and manufacturer of new and fresh modern tiles and wall coverings. We also help consult with interiors and all wall applications


Julie Ahmad

Julie Ahmad Contemporary Art

Julie is a local artist specializing in large-scale abstracts, fluid paintings, pet portraits and abstract floral art.  She works with acrylic, mixed media and alcohol inks. 


Diane Anderson 

Design Realty & Finishes

Although Diane's has a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Industrial Arts, as a serial entrepreneur she has owed a wallpaper co, a landscaping co, an Interior Finish Out Co, and now works as the Real Estate Broker for her company Design Realty and Finishes, Inc. 


Reese Balloutine 

Seedlings Gardening

Specializing in using only 100% eco-friendly materials and drought tolerant plants. Seedlings Gardening creates custom-designed landscapes for businesses and homeowners. Our sustainable and conservation practices work with your landscape to keep your garden growing all year long. Plant a seed today to grow your dream tomorrow!

Founding Member

Patricia Borowicz

Borowicz Architecture

Borowicz Architecture is dedicated to the exceptional design of comfortable homes.  Patricia Borowicz has designed distinctive homes in Austin since graduating from the University of Texas School of Architecture in 2002. She is a Registered Architect in the state of Texas, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.  Patricia stays informed about local development and has served as both Chairperson for The North Loop Neighborhood Planning Team and Vice President of the Ridgetop Neighborhood Association. She also enjoys mentoring architecture students at the University of Texas at Austin.

Founding Member

Melissa Borrell

Melissa Borrell Studio

Austin-based artist Melissa Borrell creates kinetic, architectural sculptures and immersive environments that surprise and delight while striving to inspire participants to see the world in a new way. Using light, shadow and movement, she creates artwork and spaces that encourage viewers slow down, wonder and smile. Fascinated by math, geometry, nature, technology and architectural forms, Melissa’s work is sophisticated yet playful.

Founding Member

Benton Burford

Benton Art and Design

Benton Art & Design is a design studio specializing in the creation of prints and textiles for
use in interiors and products for the home, as well as offering interior design services and consultation. 

Founding Member

Allison Cartwright

Twist Tours

Allison is the owner of Twist Tours Real Estate and Portfolio Marketing Services. We are a LOCAL company based in Austin, serving Central Texas providing realtors, builders, designers and architects with awesome photography, 3D matterport models, 2D + 3D floor plans, aerial

photography/videography and premium single property websites.

Founding Member

Dale Miller

Austin Fine Floors

Dale is the President of Austin Fine Floors, specializing in home remodeling, interior design, flooring- carpet, tile, stone, wood, custom rugs and much more!

Founding Member

Theresa Chovan

Tommy Bahama Home

Theresa is the Assistant Store Manager at Tommy Bahama Home.  She has extensive experience in interior design, visual merchandising, marketing, retail  buying and operations. 

Founding Member

Carina Coel

Restructure Studio

Restructure Studio is dedicated to merging sustainable practices with excellent design. With a focus on residential projects, the small team at Restructure Studio provides personalized design services tailored to each individual project. By incorporating green building principles into thoughtful designs, we seek to improve our environment ecologically and aesthetically with every structure. RS is a full service architectural design firm located in Austin and serving the Central Texas area.

Advisory Board

Carrie Ciliberto 

Home Builder's Association

Carrie L. Ciliberto, Esq. is the Chief Executive Officer for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA).  Prior to the HBA, Carrie was the Chief Executive Officer for the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, Inc. While in the DC metropolitan area for 10 years, she was the Senior Director and Counsel of Contracts and Construction Law for The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., and concurrently held the title of Deputy Executive Director and Counsel for ConsensusDocs LLC.


Greg Daily 

Greg Daily Photography


My true passion is helping others make a statement through my photography. Whether it is incorporating my fine art photography into architectural design elements or taking pictures of architecture, landscapes and just about anything outdoors. I am very experienced at editing photos to make them look natural. I produce fine art photography and my professionalism, dedication and focus on detail is applied to all of my photographic endeavors. I look at each photography opportunity as a project and manage it as such. So not only are you hiring a professional photographer, you are hiring a project manager to manage the entire process from start to finish.


Lisa Doris

Bes Builder


Lisa is the co-owner of Bes Builder with Kristy Cloud.  Bes Builder is 100% women owned business.  We specialize in residential remodeling and new construction.  We have developed a great system for open communication, budget control and design selections.  We take the mystery out of building or remodeling your home.  We build your dream home on time and on budget!

Founding Member

Megan Fincher


Design/Remodel – designers & general contractors with an eye for detail, we excel at spatial planning, project management, and design collaboration.

Founding Member

Tyler Fincher


Design/Remodel – designers & general contractors with an eye for detail, we excel at spatial planning, project management, and design collaboration.

Founding Member

Scott Harvey

Max Avenue Real Estate

Scott has been a REALTOR for over twelve years, during which time he’s made it his mission to study and teach about home buying and selling, architecture and design, and art and cultural history. Since 2007, he’s charted and directed two lecture series that have helped shape the architectural discourse in Austin. The first, Architecture @ the Umlauf,featured thirty architects over its five year run. In 2017, he reinvented that series as Articulture ArchiTalks in the event garden at Articulture real estate, matching homes with lifestyles and pursuing the best value in every transaction.

Founding Member

Annette Irizarry

Design Within Reach

Annette is the Proprietor of the Austin Design Within Reach Studio. 


Erin Jones 

Plum Design Co.


Plum Design Co is a residential interior design studio serving Austin and the surrounding communities. Whether building a new home, remodeling an existing home, or just updating furnishings, Plum will create a custom tailored space that is beautiful yet practical and functional.

Founding Member

Karen Kopicki

Kopicki Design

Kopicki Design is a full service interior design studio based in Austin, Texas.

We believe in fostering a collaborative partnership with our clients, and pride ourselves in creating unique and meaningful spaces that highlight their vision and best suit their needs.


Linda Klugman 

LNK Interiors

Collaborate + Integrate + Transform
LNK Interiors is inspired by spaces and their impact on our daily lives.
We believe design is a dynamic, collaborative process. Each project starts the same; listen, clarify and articulate your style preferences to thoughtfully integrate the architecture and interior design. We deliver beautiful refined and versatile spaces.

Founding Member

Hollee McKay

Atmosphere Design

At Atmosphere Design, we won’t rest until our client is in love with their space. We provide full interior and exterior design services. 


Meeta Morrison 

Meeta Morrison Designs


A well-designed space can positively affect the inhabitants’ health, mood, behavior, productivity, and creativity.


With almost 15 years of experience, I still start every project with the goal of understanding my client’s specific needs, striving to create a balance between form, function, practicality, and sustainability. 


Brandi Norris

RedCo Distribution


Redco Distribution and Flooring Showroom sells to the trade. Serving the needs of Architects, Builders, Contractors, Designers, Remodelers, Realtors, Stagers and Installers in the state of Texas with everything needed to install our extensive selection of commercial and residential wood, vinyl, carpet and tile flooring. We also offer a full spectrum of sundries including adhesives, underlayment, sound barriers and maintenance products. We also special-order products from several dozen manufacturers.

Founding Member

Nicholas Painter

Brush and Color

Brush & Color is an interior and exterior painting company, with specialties in Cabinet Painting, Exterior and Interior Masonry Lime-washes, and Baby-Nursery Painting.  We specialize in EcoFriendly Painting, meaning we will use the safest, greenest paints on the market.  Our mission is to raise industry standards to ZERO-WASTE, ECO-SUSTAINABLE, & HEALTH-PROMOTING.

Founding Member

Patrice Rios

Troo Designs KBI

Patrice Rios is an award winning interior designer with an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing world of modern and contemporary design.  atrice’s work has been featured on HGTV’s Property Brothers and Container Homes, as well as KVUE, Austin Home Magazine, Tribeza and several other publications.  She has twice been nominated for Austin Under 40 in the PArchitecture category.


Kandice Pruitt

Priority One Property Management

Coming Soon. 


Max Ruthven 

Max Ruthven Color & Design

My mission is to create comfortable, functional, gorgeous spaces while surrounding you with the colors YOU love. I have an awesome team that will take care of painting your interior and exterior walls, cabinets, install your new floors that we choose together, upholster your old furniture, hang your window treatments, install your countertops and so forth!

We repurpose your furniture, add what is needed to complete the picture and make you love your home all over again!

Founding Member

Mary Senders

Materials Marketing

Mary is the Customer Development Manager for Materials Marketing. Materials Marketing provides custom architectural stonework as well as natural stone, glass, and ceramic tile. We work with Architects, Builders, Designers, and Homeowners on Commercial and Residential projects. It is the only stone and tile supplier in the United States to fully own and operate our manufacturing facilities.

Founding Member

Suzanne Short

Circa Lighting

As the Business Development Specialist for Circa Lighting in Austin, Suzanne develops new business relationships with builders, architects and interior designers throughout Austin selling high end decorative and architectural lighting with attention to personalized customer service and onsite visits. Review lighting plans, assist with selections, walk job sites and oversee quotes to ensure that all specifications are correct.

Founding Member

Shannon Sosa

Urbanspace Design

Shannon is the Director of Contract Sales at Urbanspace Interiors. 


Heather Toolin 

Heather Toolin Designs

Heather is a connector and a design ambassador.  She practices interior design but has a true specialty of working with other trade members on various projects.  She has experience in  residential and commercial design. 

Founding Member

Erica Wildman

E Wildman Gallery

Erica is an artist without boundaries who aims to provide a memorable experience for viewers by evoking emotions through her art. Using a variety of media including acrylic, plaster and glass beads, her art is organic, bold and colorful, and has a certain depth to it that is best experienced in person.

Founding Member

Jim Wilson

Luxe Interiors + Design

Jim is the Publisher of the Austin + San Antonio edition of Luxe Interiors + Design. At Luxe, we explore and celebrate regional architecture and design - encouraging design enthusiasts to seek out and connect with local design professionals in the place they call home. We impart this philosophy through multi-platform channels – in print and digital, and at our events – where we inspire, inform and engage with affluent design enthusiasts, architects, interior designers, home builders and the design community at large.

Founding Member

Nora Wise

Nora Wise Realtor

Nora is a Real Estate Broker and CPA operating in Austin.  


Ann Yakimovicz

Second Summer 


Second Summer is a residential landscape architecture firm specializing in tying together indoors and outdoors with the client’s unique landscape experiences using native plants and sustainable practices. At Second Summer, the client and the client relationship are the center of every great design solution. We aim to create landscapes that delight, at every project size.

Founding Member

Carly Young

Ann Sacks Tile &  Stone

Carly Young is currently the Showroom Manager of Ann Sacks Tile & Stone in Austin. She has her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California – San Francisco.  With more than 9 years in the design industry she brings a wealth of knowledge in business and material selections to provide the best service for the clients she and her team serve at Ann Sacks.


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