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Thrift Studio Designers

A Well Dressed Home, Emily Hewett

Emily Hewett, a Dallas native, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and has over 20 years of experience in the design industry. She takes pride in transforming dated spaces into sophisticated, functional family retreats, with designs recognized for encompassing current trends while remaining polished and timeless.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for interior design, Emily had long aspired to start her own design venture. She launched A Well Dressed Home, LLC in 2010 with the goal of building a firm recognized for style, attainability and utmost professionalism. Emily is exceptionally passionate about her business and highly dedicated to her clients and hard-working design team.

Beyond Emily's many titles, she finds the most fulfillment in her roles as a mom and wife. Alongside her husband of 15 years, Chris, she is kept busy raising active 12-year-old twins, Beckham and Stella. Emily is a Lionel Richie lover, avid gym goer, and travel-obsessed.

Amy Switzer - Amy Switzer Design

Amy Switzer’s journey is a vibrant story of creativity and expertise. Her career trajectory, from textile design to interior design, showcases her evolution in the creative field. Her tenure in New York City, coupled with running her own manufacturing venture, equipped her with a unique perspective on design, blending artistry with practicality. At Amy Switzer Design, we strive to push the boundaries of creativity and reimagine what is possible within the realm of interior design. Our commitment to innovation, authenticity, and exceptional client experiences drives us to seek out the rare, the exceptional, and the extraordinary, ensuring that each project we undertake becomes a masterpiece. Join us on a journey where modern design meets unique artistry, and together, let’s create spaces that inspire, captivate, and leave a lasting impression – spaces that are as unique and exceptional as the individuals who live in them.

Sara Johnson Interiors

Sara’s classic approach to design offers a nod to the East Coast, a homage to her family’s roots. Sara’s distinct forte is blending items both old and new and layering in textures, patterns, and colors to create a rich, revived, and edited look.

Shayne Morrissey, Morrissey Home

Alexis Pearl Design

Alexis Pearl is a licensed Interior Designer and LEED Accredited Professional. She has been working in the industry for over 20 years, honing her distinct eye for style through her work as a commercial and residential Interior Designer.

Alexis attended the University of Georgia, where she obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a Minor in Spanish. She spent a semester abroad in Cortona, Italy, studying furniture design and European Art.

After graduating, she returned to Dallas and began her career in commercial interiors with Page. While there, she developed a strong understanding of space planning, finish selections, construction processes, and project management. Realizing that her heart was in residential interiors, she focused solely on kitchen design for three years. Alexis believes the kitchen is one of the most important spaces in a home, and typically begins the design process here.

Before going off on her own, she spent three wonderful years with Emily Summers Design Associates, focusing on high-end interiors, as well as furniture and art curation.

Alexis’ design sensibility is a modern take on traditional style- gravitating towards classic silhouettes and timeless pieces. She believes the most beautiful interiors are personal, polished, and comfortable.

Jen Stevens, Fonde Interiors

Fonde Interiors is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firm based in Dallas founded by Jen Stevens. Fonde Interiors’ unique mix of materials, textures, and color—combined with a sound knowledge of the building process and expert application of interior detailing—allows for the creation of beautifully curated, functional spaces with impeccable execution.

Principal and founder Jen Stevens has built her career with impeccable attention to detail, respect for classic architecture, and a genuine interest for her clients and their unique lifestyles. Inspired by travel and authentic elements, Jen’s portfolio ranges from residential to luxury hotels and restaurant spaces. She is passionate about historic preservation projects.

Serving clients across the country and internationally, Fonde Interiors offers full-service interior design in both residential and commercial settings and engages in both new construction and renovation.

Fonde Interiors creates spaces that feel like home.

Mary Ella Gabler for Peacock Alley

Mary Ella Gabler, Founder and Chairwoman of Peacock Alley, has spent over half a century transforming her passion for textiles into a brand synonymous with luxury and quality. With a career spanning 52 years, Mary Ella's journey from a young mother sewing patchwork pillows to the leader of an iconic textile company is a testament to her vision, determination, and dedication.
Mary Ella's connection with textiles began in her childhood, growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, an area renowned for its exquisite Amish quilting. Raised in a family with a fondness for quilting, textiles have been an intrinsic part of her life since her earliest memories. Despite having no formal training in textiles, her upbringing immersed her in a world where craftsmanship and quality were paramount.
Her formal education at Marjorie Webster Jr College in Washington, DC, provided her with a strong foundation, but it was her innate creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that truly set her on the path to success. After the birth of her two sons, a trip to New York inspired Mary Ella to start sewing patchwork boudoir pillows she had seen in a boutique on Madison Avenue. This small venture marked the beginning of what would become a significant and influential journey in the textile industry.
A pivotal moment in Mary Ella's career was when Neiman Marcus became her first customer, leading to the birth of Peacock Alley. This opportunity allowed her to connect with industry mentors at Neiman Marcus and other leading organizations, providing her with invaluable insights and guidance. Over the next five decades, Mary Ella built Peacock Alley into a brand that is both respected and admired within the textile industry.
Her relentless pursuit of excellence has taken her around the globe in search of the finest materials and craftsmanship. From the cotton fields of India and Egypt to the textile mills of Italy and Portugal, Mary Ella has traveled extensively to ensure that Peacock Alley's products meet the highest standards of quality. Her travels have included visits to Spain, France, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and China, where she has forged relationships with artisans and suppliers who share her commitment to excellence.
Under Mary Ella's leadership, Peacock Alley has become a symbol of luxury and sophistication in the textile industry. Her ability to blend timeless design with exceptional quality has earned the brand a loyal following and a prestigious reputation. Mary Ella's story is not just one of entrepreneurial success but also of passion, resilience, and an unwavering dedication to her craft.