Asheville is known as a haven of artists, musicians, and craftsmen. In addition, people from all over the country are drawn to build a life in the area’s beautiful mountain setting. Not surprisingly, Asheville boasts numerous interior design professionals who bring incredible vision, and artistry, and professionalism to Asheville homes. Here are the area’s ten best.
1. Allard and Roberts
Allard + Roberts is a team of consummate professionals who offer design services for both new construction and remodels. They view the home in a holistic way, as a place of respite, peace, and balance with nature, and they specialize in uncluttered designs that are sophisticated, serene, and ecologically sustainable.
They enjoy taking a collaborative approach to projects, working closely alongside homeowners, architects, and builders to create an integrated design that’s both functional and beautiful.
Allard + Roberts is a multiple time Best of Houzz winner, and a member of ASID North Carolina and Greenbuilt Alliance.
2. Creative Interiors by Carol
“Simplification adds elegance.” Over the past 32 years, Carol B. Hensley has designed countless homes with this simple principle in mind. She values a clean, simple, modern aesthetic with carefully chosen accents that’s still warm, inviting, and rich in texture.
Carol’s style is modern, yet timeless, and global, yet infused with Southern charm. She works closely with clients to create a sophisticated space where they can find comfort, beauty, and function.
Carol boasts a diverse, extensive portfolio, and is a 7X Best of Houzz award winner.
3. Christine Lakas, The Designer
Christine Lakas has an unusual distinction under her belt: not only is she a celebrated Asheville designer, she’s a lifestyle contract designer for HGTV and DIY. Her high end designs deftly balance the rustic and refined, the classic and the modern, the revolutionary and the tried-and-true rules. The end result is a harmonious, fluid space her clients love to live in.
Christine has been in business for 24 years. She has been the recipient of a Wayfair Tastemaker Award, Silver Telly Awards, and Gold and Silver ADDY awards. She’s also a 7X Best of Houzz winner.
4. Ambiance Interiors
Ambiance Interiors is known as Asheville’s “oldest and finest design firm,” and for a good reason. Kathryn Long and her team have been adding beauty, function, and elegance to Asheville homes for over four decades. They help homeowners in design matters big and small. Whether clients are choosing paint colors, deciding on window treatments, or taking on an entire new build or renovation, Ambiance will be there to walk them through their options and ensure brilliant results.
Ambiance Interiors has won 11 awards for Design Excellence from Carolinas Chapter, as well as a Dora Gray Designer of Distinction Award from CCASID.
5. Stratton Design Group
Stratton Design Group’s innovative, creative design approach has benefited homeowners and hospitality business owners alike since 2006. Douglas Stratton and his hand-picked team of design professionals provide complete design services focused on elegance, beauty, comfort, and function. All at the direction of the client, following their unique vision.
Stratton Design Group is known for its comprehensive, collaborative approach. The firm is an 8X Best of Houzz Winner.
6. Pure and Simple
“Pure and Simple” isn’t just a name, it’s the philosophy that guides Susan Markowitz in all her designs. Susan seeks to simplify and streamline the lives of clients, keeping function top of mind and making the best practical use of space. The result is a home, office, or commercial property that is comfortably workable, but also serene and beautiful. Susan also helps clients make use of the treasures they have, rather than creating clutter with unnecessary new items.
Susan is known for her discerning tasted and her exceptional space planning. She is a 5X Best of Houzz Winner.
7. Dianne Davant & Associates
Founded in 1979, Dianne Davant & Associates boasts four decades of consummate design work. Dianne and her team of seasoned, talented designers use their considerable experience to offer clients the very best in elegance, function, and well-appointed aesthetics. She also maintains a studio in Florida, and both her North Carolina and Florida studios serve as in-house design centers, featuring “a remarkable library of furnishing, fabric, flooring, wall covering and accessory selections.”
Dianne Davant & Associates designers have won multiple prestigious awards, including ASID Carolinas Excellence in Design Awards and Pinnacle Living Magazine Gorgeous Mountain Interiors Awards. The firm is also a 7X Houzz Best of Houzz winner.
8. Roost Interior Design
Leslie Huntley created Roost Interior Design with a vision in mind: help owners create the dream spaces that will improve their lives. Whether she’s designing a first home for young singles, creating a phenomenal kitchen for a gourmet chef, or walking clients through their first home building experience, she does it all with creativity, fun, and flair.
Roost has been featured in numerous publications, including HGTV magazine and Better Homes and Gardens, and is a 5X Best of Houzz winner.
9. Align Design
Align Design owner Shawn Merkel is passionate about creating designs that reflect the unique way each client inhabits their space. She believes that details make the design, working methodically to understand each home or business owner’s individual needs, and carefully plans every design so that no detail is left to chance. She uses her lengthy design experience to help clients with all aspects of design, from initial concept, to space planning, to furnishings, to finished product.
Merkel is a BSTB Feng Shui Consultant, and a 10X Best of Houzz winner.
10. Hearth and Home + Interiors
Hearth and Home + Interiors is a boutique firm offering design consultation, hourly design services for smaller projects, and full interior design services. Principal designer and creative director Courtney Hinton believes good design is rooted in storytelling. Through a balance of innovation, timeless techniques, and artistry, she and her team use found objects with complex and rich histories to tell their clients’ unique, authentic stories.
Hearth and Home is known for its creative flair and its well-appointed use of antiques, are, and sculptures to enhance design. The firm has been features in WNC Magazine and the Biltmore Beacon.
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