Two renowned interior design firms are competing for the chance to win Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity’s second Design Duel. Known for their award-winning designs, both firms have captivated our two lucky finalists with their ideas and creativity.
The contest paired the two local interior designers with two deserving Dallas homeowners. This year, Royeni Tjoa and Ayla Hawley’s homes have gone from dated to renovated, thanks to Carolina Gentry (Pulp Design Studios) and Breck Woolsey (Breckinridge Taylor).Carolina and Breck were each given just three weeks and $3,000 worth of materials from Dallas Habitat’s ReStores to transform Royeni and Ayla’s space.
Now that the transformations are complete, they two interior designers are campaigning for votes on www.designduel.org (you can view before/after photos here to help with your decision).
About the Interior Designers
Breck Woolsey is Creative Director and co-owner of Breckinridge Taylor, an interior design firm in Dallas. He is known for his ability to create timeless interpretations of classic styles, and rooms with an understated, modern look of luxury. Breck is among D Magazine’s “D Best 2012” list of best designers.
Since 2011, Breck and his business partner Charles Taylor have been making an impact on the Dallas design scene, garnering praise and media attention and attracting clients drawn to their sophisticated, innovative environments for modern living.
Breck studied interior design and art at The Design Institute of San Diego, but he believes it was his hands-on experience in the design field that taught him the most. Breck received early experience working as an assistant to an interior designer in California, servicing clients in the entertainment industry.
Everything Breck creates reflects his artistic eye and easy creativity. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Lauren, and his two children.(source)
Carolina V. Gentry
Principal Interior Designer at Pulp Design Studios, Carolina V. Gentry, has more than 13 years experience in Interior Design and project management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Texas Christian University. Carolina is a Registered Interior Designer and an active member of NEWH. She is fluent in Spanish, both written and conversational.
Carolina’s work includes award-winning new construction and renovated projects in hospitality, residential and multi-family. She has designed and managed a wide variety of projects for high-end hospitality brands, including The Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Regency, Hilton and Marriott, among countless other boutique hotel and restaurant clients. Carolina has also designed both national and international luxury residential design projects, spanning from New York City to Asia.
When Carolina isn’t designing, she’s pampering her french bulldog Ripsi and godson Maxton, cooking for her husband, and peering through the pages of her numerous magazine subscriptions for the latest trends and styles. (source)
Vote daily until November 12. The designer/homeowner pair with the most votes will get 20 points toward their final score.