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Even More Design Dawgs

From the office and the grocery store, to your own home, design specialists work to transform the spaces where we spend most of our time. The industry is ever growing, and some of the country’s most influential interior designers, stylists, and decor experts are proud UGA alumni. Keep scrolling to explore an extended list of alumni designers.

Lindsey Harper is the owner of Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design based in New York. She also owns a seasonal home décor store, Coral, in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Amber Gizzi is the president and owner of Pineapple House Interior Design based in Atlanta. Gizzi was featured in UGA’s Bulldog 100 list in 2018.

Margaret Long is the owner of Margaret Long Interiors, a design and consulting firm based in Atlanta.  She developed a love for textiles and design in her hometown of Dalton, GA, the “Carpet Capitol of the World.”

Frances Bailey is an interior stylist and owner of Frances Bailey Productions. She works with clients all over the United States, helping to style spaces for photos for companies such as Crate and Barrel and One King’s Lane.

Kristin Norris Butler is the owner of Kristin Butler Design, a commercial design firm in Athens. She has worked on projects all over Athens sin places like Piedmont Hospital, Athens Church and UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, and is an adjunct instructor at both the University of Georgia and Athens Technical College.

Lynde Easterlin is the owner and principal designer at Lynde Easterlin Design based in Nashville, TN.

Jessica Bowdoin is the owner of SwatchPop!, an online interior design service that provides web-based consultations and design guidance to customers. You can also find home décor items in their online store.

Kristin Simonetta is the of Sparrow Branch Interiors based in Jacksonville, FL. She works with clients all over the United States.

Melanie Davis Bracey is the owner of Melanie Davis Design in Atlanta. Bracey is also an artist, and her photography and paintings are featured on her website along with her design projects.

Lauren Deloach is the owner of Lauren Deloach Interiors in Atlanta. Her residential design firm focuses on timeless Southern style with a fresh twist.

R. David Craig is the director of interior design at Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects in Charlottesville, VA. Craig has been in the interior design business for over 30 years.

Margaret Ash is the principal designer and owner of Margaret Ash Design, an interior design firm that specializes in full-scale residential and commercial design projects. Her firm is based in San Francisco, and has been around for over 13 years.

Christy Davis is the owner of Christy Davis Interiors is a full-service interior design firm that services clients all over the Carolinas.

Christie Shepard is the owner of Dear Keaton, a home décor retailer based in Atlanta that specializes in resort and vacation living style and sells a variety of furniture and décor items.

Charlotte Lucas is the founder and owner of Charlotte Lucas Design based in Charlotte, NC. Her love of color and design is exemplified through her unique design style.

Sarah Oldaker is the principal designer and owner of Bird Interiors based in Atlanta. Oldaker has worked with several other alumni designers such as Amber Gizzi and Pineapple House and Margaret Ash.

Maggie Griffin is the owner of Maggie Griffin Design, a full-service design studio based in Gainesville, Ga. Griffin services clients across the Southeast.

Susan Bozeman is the president and founder of Susan Bozeman Designs and Bozeman Club & Corporate in Atlanta. She aims to create refined yet relaxed spaces for her clients.

Robert Brown started his career in men’s fashion at Hart Schaffner Marx, and then made the transition to interiors. He is the president and founder of Robert Brown Interiors and Townhouse, his showroom in Atlanta.

Bailey Fenstermacher started her career as a design associate at Brad Ramsey Interiors in Nashville, TN after graduating in 2021.

Suzanna Hamilton is the founder and president of ART SMART Strategies, a company specializing in business development and brand management for creative entities in the design space. She is also the former editor-in-chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine.

Sarah Dailey is the senior workplace strategist for Whole Foods Market corporate offices. In her role, she leads new build renovation and construction projects and designs spaces for the corporate and regional offices.

Shayelyn Woodberry is the CEO and owner of Shayelyn Woodberry Interiors in Atlanta. She strives to make her client’s spaces functional for their specific needs.