A trailblazer in the Houston and Galveston, Texas, home scene, The Design Firm possesses a stunning residential portfolio spanning over 40 years. CEO and creative director Kara Wuellner believes everyone is worthy of living and working in a beautiful space and has made it her mission to provide affordable yet awe-inspiring interior design.
Ever since Wuellner was a little girl, she had an innate love for design. “I’d always rearrange my parents’ [furniture] and of course, I’d get in trouble for it,” says Wuellner. After meeting her husband Eric, she realized her lifelong passion for transforming spaces could be a booming business. The couple founded the full service interior design firm in 1979 to provide innovative home solutions and memorable customer experiences at a competitive price.
To date, The Design Firm has received several design industry accolades including scoring eight Best of Houzz Awards from the architecture software company Houzz and two Ruby Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers. Their work has also been featured in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor.
The Design Firm sees each home as a true reflection of one’s personality and lifestyle. By treating each project uniquely, Wuellner and her team bring functional beauty to the heart of every home, keeping the client’s aesthetic vision front and center. Decades of experience have also equipped the leading interiors firm to embrace the tides of creative change. “We have seen every trend come in and out of style and have managed to constantly evolve to stay ahead of the curve,” explains Wuellner.
From remodeling and full furnishing to finishing touches such as carefully curated accessories, The Design Firm takes charge at every stage of the design process so the bulk of decision making can be taken off of a homeowner’s hands. “We take the stress off our clients shoulders, allowing them to focus on their jobs and families, and simply enjoy the [excitement] of the process.” The firm’s designers present the reinvented space to clients in the final stage, offering them a chance to add last touches to their own masterpiece.
Up next for The Design Firm? A shift towards an open-to-public retail space as well as an upgraded showroom in Stafford, Texas.