Owner and Principal Interior Designer,
Kellie Burke Interiors
West Hartford, CT
Kellie Burke has built a strong reputation over the years for creating fresh, fun interior spaces that perfectly reflect the style sensibilities and lifestyle needs of the discriminating clientele of her West Hartford, Connecticut-based interior design firm, Kellie Burke Interiors. Her work has garnered awards and coverage in media outlets ranging from Hartford Magazine and New England Home to HGTV and Luxe Interiors + Design.
Kellie studied design at Skidmore College in upstate New York, as well as overseas in Florence, Italy. During her time abroad, she soaked in the design principles associated with many different countries, including Portugal, Russia, Italy, France, Brussels, England, Estonia, and Scandinavia.
After working as a studio artist as well as a faux painter for some time, Kellie established Kellie Burke Interiors, in 1995. The firm has since grown to include a design studio filled with trendy, high style home products and other fine accessories.
She gravitates toward an ‘Old World’ style with modern, functional accents. Kellie is also very aware of the needs of clients with families and is happy to coordinate her efforts to make sure her designs meet all of their practical needs.
“I’m all about creating dream spaces that are not cookie-cutter or easily copied. I want to be able to reflect my unique look and style ,” Kellie says. “Habersham’s finishes are amazing and their attention to detail just can’t be found anywhere else. With Habersham custom cabinetry, I can dream up a design and make it happen.”
Owner and Principal Interior Designer,
Kern and Co.
Solana Beach, CA
As one of the most recognized and featured designers in the San Diego area, Susan Spath did not follow the traditional career path to her current day position.
Interestingly enough, it all started at a restaurant.
While attending graduate school for her MBA in Marketing — after studying economics and business in college — she secured a job running a restaurant. While there, she met a man who was so impressed that he convinced her to come work at his furniture store, Kern & Co. In 1994, just a year after she went to work there, she bought the business and the rest, as they say, is history.
Blending her strong business and marketing skills with uncanny, self-taught design skills, she quickly expanded the business and relocated it – taking it from a small case goods specialty store to its current position as a full-service interior design firm and retail design showroom located in the Cedros Design District of Solana Beach.
“I’ve always been very good with numbers and space – I’m very spatially-minded,” she says, explaining how she built her design skills over the years.
As Kern & Co.’s principal interior designer, Susan offers complete planning and full scale luxury interior design services specializing in communities, such as Rancho Santa Fe, where she has been collaborating with top builders and architects for more than 25 years to create custom dream homes for a discriminating clientele. Her quality designs and reputation have also spread far beyond Rancho Santa Fe as evidenced by the numerous projects across the nation and beyond.
Always on the look-out for classic looks and timeless styles, she regularly turns to Habersham custom cabinetry for her projects.
“From the finishes to the craftsmanship, Habersham’s cabinetry is really unlike anything else on the market” she explains. “It’s so uniquely like furniture that it really brings a casually elegant look to the home.”
Founder | Designer
Cyprian Hill Design, LLC
For Linda Andrus, her design focus is centered around each client’s personality and style sensibilities. The goal, she says, is to give clients home interiors that truly complement their lifestyles and interests.
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Founder, Creative Director, Lead Designer,
MPM Interiors and DemiRyan.com
For Michelle Murphy, the start of her successful career as a leading designer for a discriminating, affluent clientele was a classic case of being at the right place at the right time.
A graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, she was working in an art gallery to help subsidize her unpaid internship at a Manhattan design firm. One day a couple of interior designers from England stopped by the gallery, seeking artwork for a design show house they were doing for HGTV. They hit it off and when Michelle delivered their artwork choices to the show house, they invited her to join in the project – offering a couple of rooms off of the kitchen for her to design.
Diane Laskoski founded the award-winning design firm, The Blind Side, in 1987. Leading it to its current day position as one of the Pittsburg area’s top interior design firms, she is still actively involved in the firm’s interior design project management and works closely with its discriminating clientele.
She holds a degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Carnegie Mellon University and has experience in all aspects of interior design, construction and remodeling.
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Julie Mifsud Interior Design,
San Carlos, CA
For Julie Mifsud, no design job is too small. It’s a business philosophy that’s served her well as she’s built her expansive design business and its loyal client base, which includes some of the Bay area’s biggest personalities.
It’s also what put her in touch with Habersham. At the time, a potential client contacted her to get her thoughts on a Wolfe Range with red knobs that he was thinking about installing in his kitchen. She drove an hour and forty-five minutes to his home to discuss the range selection. During the meeting she asked her client a lot of questions to learn more about his lifestyle, his design tastes and his hopes for the kitchen itself. Her client lived alone but Julie soon learned that his home would quickly fill up with grandchildren, family and friends during the holidays. She also learned that the kitchen was truly the heart of this home – where everyone gathered.
Cheryl Nestro had no idea that a decision to renovate her small ranch home a little more than 25 years ago would ultimately launch her career. “I renovated a dump,” she laughs, “turning a ranch into a little jewel.”
This eye for design , coupled with a passion for creating beautiful home environments, would help guide her over the years as she began to build her own, interior design business ‐‐ Tutto Interiors. Tutto, which means “everything” in Italian, is indeed the perfect name for her Northville, MI business which has since evolved into a full‐service firm specializing in every aspect of home design.
SAGE, Gwen’s thriving interior design business in the Fairfax County area of Virginia, serves an elite and discerning clientele who looks to her for help on a wide array of projects – from single rooms to complete home design. Her service offerings range from design consultations and space planning to color consultations, new construction and remodeling services and much more.
Completely self-trained, Gwen had built a reputation and a large clientele over the years through her wonderful ability to bring rich looks of luxury, comfort and relaxed elegance into today’s home. Topping the list of her furniture and cabinetry recommendations, the versatile Habersham line gives her the ability offer designs she feels best complement her client’s lifestyle needs and style tastes.
She likes the line so much, she brought it into her own home. “As I worked through the interior design of my new home, I knew that Habersham would be my partner in creating our lifestyle,” says Gwen. “Their tastes and talent match mine, perfectly. At the end of the day, we all love coming back to our Habersham Home.”
Master’s Design, Inc.,
High Point, N.C.
Meeting and exceeding clients’ needs and design desires are top among the goals of the skilled and seasoned team at Masters Design. It’s been that way since Nancy Scott founded her full-service residential and commercial design firm in 1993.
Dream Home Interiors, Inc.,
Since launching her business more than 12 years ago, Allison has built her business by carefully listening to her clients. “Every client has a story to tell me about their ideas on life. The first thing I want to know is what is important to them, what is not, and how they’ll want to spend time in the home we are creating together,” she explains.
Haleh Design, Inc.
Haleh Niroo has made quite a name for herself as a high-end designer in Atlanta, Georgia and Potomac, Maryland since 1992. “My initial inspiration for quality designs was ignited watching my father and his passion for creating exquisite fabric designs in his textile factory. My education in France, extensive travels across Europe and my love for art history expanded the passion and inspiration,” she explains.