DESIGN GURU: DESIGN & DWELL INTERIORS

 

Building on the success of their home staging and interior design business, Design & Dwell Homes in Miramar Beach, Florida, Wendy Anguiano and her husband Nathan have now opened Design & Dwell Interiors in Middletown. In addition to staging and design services, this new location adds a furniture and home decor showroom. They just signed the lease in December; but customers have already been delighted by Wendy’s taste and design aesthetic. Design boutiques in Louisville often tend toward more colorful, eclectic styles. As a hometown girl, Wendy blends her familiarity of the area with a preference for neutrals and softer color palettes in furniture, letting more colorful accessories and the shapes of furnishings enhance the story. The overall feeling in the showroom is unusually serene, pleasant, and chic. The design philosophy also provides value to the customer in the long run, with the big-ticket furniture items enduring in style and the ability to swap out less expensive, trendy accessories.

CEO/Owner & Interior Designer Wendy Anguiano has worked for 15 years in the creative fashion industry and is an artist and marketing and television expert with several years administrative experience. This experience adds to Wendy’s expertise in designing commercial and residential spaces. Wendy’s artistry and creativity are perfectly complemented in the business by her husband Nathan, who serves as CFO - Chief Financial Officer and now Chief Forklift Operator! Nathan worked in finance for more than 30 years, with 20 years at the senior executive level. He was semi-retired, but enjoyed working with Wendy and her design teams too much to stay on the sidelines. Their son, Lance Collins, helps out as Director of Warehouse Operations.

Joining Wendy on the Louisville team are Interior Designers Dionne Templeton, Jan Foss, and Jennifer Durenberger. Dionne grew up on the south side of Chicago in a home that was lovingly redecorated and renovated by her mother, who fostered an appreciation for the arts and fashion. This upbringing combined with public relations, hospitality, and property management experience make Dionne uniquely qualified for new construction design projects as well as those in existing spaces. Jan developed her knack for combining colors and textures in the retail fashion industry before earning degrees in Marketing and Education. After many years of teaching, she pivoted to home fashions where she enjoys developing a vision with her clients to beautify their home. Jennifer has a degree in communications and had a successful media and public relations career before gaining experience in interior design and certification in home staging. She has added 3 Homearama homes and 3 Bellarmine Showhouses to her resume and loves bringing new build, remodeling, and redesign projects to fruition.

The Louisville Design & Dwell team does not lack for ideas, and pride themselves on being very flexible and truly listening to their clients. “We remain budget-conscious and are easy to work with,” says Wendy, “while maintaining our dedication to quality, integrity and excellence.” For more information, visit designanddwellinteriors.com and @designanddwellinteriors on Instagram.


Posted on 2020-06-08 by By Dawn Anderson | Photos by Dick Arnspiger
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