little more about us…

I thought I should make a post explaining a little bit more about Essence Design Studios, who we actually are, and what we actually do.  Essence was started by myself and my lovely business partner, Jessica Allison (find here blog here) back in 2008.  Thus far, we are interior designers who specialize in kitchens and bathrooms and have had a plethora of exceptional clients who have beefed up our portfolios!

We are looking to slightly rebrand, expand, and regroup a bit as Jessica will be making a BIG move to Cincinnati to follow her long time boyfriend, Craig – who just got an amazing promotion (GO CRAIG!).  Therefore, I will be operated and managing the Raleigh Office while Jessica starts our second office in Cincy.  Big changes for the girls of Essence Design Studios – but we couldn’t feel more blessed!

I will be bringing on the beautiful and talented Karen Lindsey to assist me here in our home office!  Karen has been interested in working with us for years and finally all the pieces are in place for her to do so.  Her dream and goal is help us expand past the kitchen and bath to whole house interior design and decorating.  Essence has done that type of work before, but usually in conjunction with a kitchen or bath remodel (breakfast nook, living room, master bedroom, etc)…but we are excited about the possibilities and eagerly awaiting the challenges ahead!

Here is Karen and one of her gorgeous daughters, Mariah, getting ready for my wedding!  :)

As well as design advice, I am going to start blogging some of our projects we have done over the last few years so you can see the work we do day in and day out!  I am excited to share them with you (and maybe some design secrets along the way).  Please stay tuned!

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