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Meet the Team
January 18, 2019 in As Featured On | no comments

It has been a while since we have introduced you to our team so today we will take some time to get reacquainted. We still have a lot of familiar faces, but you may learn something new as we share more personal details and fun facts about each team member!

Heather Blue Harkovich, Owner

Personal Fact:

I’ve lived in 8 states and 3 countries. I have moved houses 6 times in the first 7 years I was married.

Favorite Not-So Guilty Pleasure:

Breakfast pastries almond croissants, pain au chocolat, cinnamon rolls

Favorite place to travel:

Any place warm with a beach.

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Serene & Classic

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

Do I have to pick one? Lighting is the jewelry of the home. Bigger is better. Same with rugs. Go for a room sized rug (1 foot away from the walls on all sides) versus selecting one that is too small. Invest in good upholstery. Your back will thank you!

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Serenity. A put together home gives us a sense of calm and contributes to our overall wellness. In this busy world, we all need a calm respite.

 

Emily Ward, General Manager

Favorite place in Austin: 

My home.

Favorite Restaurants in Austin:

Juiceland & Hanks

3 Things You Cannot Live Without:

Coffee. Cats. White Out Tape.

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Comfortable & Casual

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

Be sure to buy pieces that are the correct size for the space. We have several clients that have trouble scaling the space and their items look too small.

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Comfortable and cozy upholstery/seating

 

Raquel Skrobarczyk, Lead Interior Designer

Personal Fact:

I have a 2-year-old daughter named Emerson.

Favorite Restaurants:

Josephine House for the overall style. Blue Dahlia for the food and cheese!

My dream travel destination is:

Australia

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Fresh & Colorful

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

Lighting is the jewelry of your house! Don’t be afraid to go a little bigger.

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Pillows and a Pop of Color

Charissa Pongtaratik, Interior Designer

Personal Fact:

I love dogs so much! I’m on a wait list to get a mini-bernedoodle puppy; growing up my family never had any pets so this is a really exciting time!

Favorite Place in Austin: 

The east side of Austin. It has good food and bars. It is also hip and walkable.

3 Things You Cannot Live Without:

Coffee, Pastries, and Good Music

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Warm Minimalism

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

Once the necessities are covered,  be intentional with everything you bring into your space. I believe it’s better to hold out for that perfect piece and not settle for something “for now.”

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Natural materials since they will never look dated and will only get better with age.

 

Eli Noriega, Studio Manager

 

Favorite place in Austin: 

Town Lake. There are such pretty views, cute dogs, and opportunities to people watch on the trail.

Favorite Restaurant:

Juliet! The food and ambiance never disappoint.

Favorite Movie:

You’ve Got Mail

Dream Destination:

Positano Italy

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Stylish & Feminine

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

You should have some sort of plan for your space before you shop. Note the dimensions and general functionality of each space.  It will make your space more cohesive in the end. It also makes your shopping more productive. It will also make the process feel less intimidating.

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Warm lighting, cozy seating, fun pillows, and a Nest candle.

*Introducing Our New Team Member*

Kori Tran, Design Associate

 

Personal Fact:

I am married to Muoi. I have a son named Roman, 10 and daughter named Olive Pippa, 7. I’m a runner. I enjoy painting. I love traveling and eating amazing foods. In my spare time, you can find us at the lake or at the beach.

Favorite Restaurants in Austin:

Lenoir and Elizabeth Street Cafe

3 Things You Cannot Live Without:

Mascara, Coffee, and Hope

Describe your personal design style in 2 words:

Curated Elegance

Favorite Design Tip/Piece of Advice:

A well designed room should look like it evolved. The big furniture pieces should not be a matched set.

Finish this sentence. I believe every home should have…

Every home should have a comfortable gathering place to hang out and connect with the most important humans in your life.