Designers

Ryland Woodard Interior Design, @RylandWoodard

Ryland Woodard Interior Design is a national design firm based out of Richmond, VA with focus on residential and hospitality projects.  RWID Home is in the process of launching a new online store for a variety of furnishings and accessories, examples are featured on the episode. Owner, Ryland Woodard, started the business in 2006 and Project Manager, Gina D'Angelo, joined in 2012. Together our mission is to provide design solutions that directly respond to the clients' needs and human interaction with interior spaces. 

 

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CL Interiors

Christy Monteith, founder and owner of CL Interiors, and her associate, Stephanie Ervin, present their design ideas and expertise in the first of two episodes of Fix It and Finish It. Christy has an Interior Design degree from Winthrop University. Her experience in a variety of design styles in both residential and commercial construction has enabled her to work with builders and individuals alike. This has encompassed model home merchandising, home remodeling, new home construction and custom design for each builder and family. 

Stephanie joined CL Interiors in 2013. Her unique and whimsical ideas bring a new and exciting "out of the box" approach to design. CL Interiors has repeatedly been recognized for excellence in their over twenty-five years in business. Through their talents and award winning designs, they have been honored to receive the HBA's Regal Award for the Best Interior Merchandising, the Parade or Homes People's Choice Award and the Parade of Homes Critic's Choice Awards for best interior Design, Best Master Bedroom, Best Master Bathroom, Best Kitchen, Best Child's Room and numerous other Parade of Homes special feature awards. 

Christy and Stephanie strive to make a home inviting and comfortable. They are delighted to blend the new with the old to create a beautiful home that beckons you with it's charm, they respect their client's preferences in style, refine them and then reflect them in the best manner throughout their home. "We believe that good design means that once completed, the home is a self-portrait of the family who lives there." In essence, this is the signature which defines their work. 

CL Interiors is dedicated to bringing the best in design and customer service. They give a fresh and unique perspective by keeping up with new design, colors, fabrics and construction techniques. Builders and personal clients alike, know their work, their work ethic and rely on their expertise. This duo vibrates with energy and enthusiasm while assuring that their clients feel comfortable and confident during the design process. 

See for yourself why clients keep coming back to CL Interiors. 

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Distinctive Design

Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel is an award-winning remodeling company and custom home builder based in Charlotte, NC. We specialize in luxury remodeling and custom home building in the Charlotte metro area, the barrier islands of Charleston, SC, as well as select communities in the Carolina Mountains. We are licensed in NC and SC and we provide turn-key design and construction services for clients who won’t settle for ordinary.

We collaborate with you to turn your wants and needs into beautiful living spaces. Our design and construction experts take the time to really understand your concerns and your vision. We believe careful planning and craftsmanship are keys to a successful remodeling or custom home project. Whether it’s time to overhaul your kitchen and bathrooms, add on to your home, or build from scratch – we can help. Not only do we design living spaces that will enhance your lifestyle, we build a relationship of trust that will last for years to come.

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Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel is co-owned by General Contractor, Vince Busby, and Design Coordinator, Erin Dougherty. This award-winning team has won praise locally and nationally for their thoughtful designs and carefully executed construction projects. They’ve been awarded the prestigious CotY (Contractor of the Year) award by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) and the Chrysalis award – which celebrates the finest remodeling projects in America. But more important than any award – they have many clients who are on their third, fourth and even fifth remodeling projects with the company.

Vince Busby – General Contractor, Certified Remodeler

Vince has been in the construction business for more than 30 years. He began his career working with his father building apartment complexes in New Mexico and Florida.  During that time, Vince got hands-on experience in all areas of residential construction as well as construction management. His attention to detail – especially the finishing stage – means you can expect a flawless finish.

In 1997, Vince opened his own remodeling business in Charlotte, NC. The business thrived thanks to referrals and repeat clients – people who wouldn’t have any other builder work on their homes. Vince’s construction knowledge is so well respected that he’s been tapped to testify as an expert witness by attorneys who specialize in construction litigation. 

Vince is one of only a handful of Certified Remodelers in the Charlotte-Metro area and the only Certified Remodeler working on Kiawah Island, SC. Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for certification by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The NARI testing and screening process is rigorous to ensure that the work of Certified Remodelers is the best in the industry.

In 2013, Vince joined forces with designer, Erin Dougherty, and together they formed Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel which is now the Carolinas’ trusted source for luxury remodeling and custom homes.

Erin Dougherty – Design Coordinator

Erin is co-owner and principal designer of Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel. She will be involved with your remodel or custom home project from the very beginning. Erin is able to remove much of the stress clients feel during a construction project by managing hundreds of details and decisions that need to be made. 

As a former television producer, she is skilled at communication and she makes sure all the players involved in the building process - from clients to sub-contractors to trade partners -understand what needs to happen and when it needs to happen to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

Erin is respected by the sub-contractors and trades people who work for her because she is knowledgeable and can anticipate what they need to get their jobs done. Her ability to work with architects, engineers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other trades as well as inspectors ensures that your project will be well designed and built to last.

Clients say Erin has an intuitive sense of what they want to achieve even if they aren’t exactly sure how to go about getting it. She really listens to and cares about her clients’ needs and dreams for their homes and helps them navigate the multitude of options while keeping an eye on the bottom line. She is creative and always ready with helpful advice or solutions but she never imposes her taste on her clients. She will steer you away from major mistakes but, in the end, she wants it to feel like your home.

Bottom Line

We are the first ones to admit that Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel won't always be the fastest or the cheapest. And we certainly never promise you something we can't deliver. What we do promise is fanatical attention to detail, extraordinary responsiveness to your needs, unparalleled communication and an absolutely STUNNING remodel or custom home that you will love.

Fix It & Finish It Testimonial

While I am a former television producer and was excited to have our company selected as the Design / Build team for an episode of Fix It & Finish It – my business partner and our General Contractor, Vince Busby, was not so sure. But once he heard about the family we would be helping, all the reluctance he had about being “on TV” melted away. Shawn and Angie are both soldiers who serve our country and it was a real honor to help this young couple tame the jungle of baby equipment that had sprouted up in their family room since they had twins several months ago.

It was an absolute pleasure spending the day working with Antonio and his crew. Antonio kicked off the early morning meeting in a parking lot a few miles from Shawn and Angie’s home with an inspirational prayer. Our last-minute jitters gave way to anticipation as we headed over to surprise the young couple. And then the non-stop action began as our guys worked tirelessly to transform the family room from a mish-mash of furnishings and baby gear to a sleek and stylish space for adults and children to enjoy.

Antonio was hands-on during the entire process – helping rip out the carpet, paint the walls, and move in the new furniture. Vince and Antonio joked that they should make a whole episode about installing the new ceiling light which took longer than expected because of existing wiring that had to be re-worked. Antonio is certainly not a Hollywood “prima-donna” – just a down-to-earth guy who genuinely seems to enjoy his job and the opportunity to change lives by improving homes.

Everyone on the television crew was professional and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable during the long day of shooting. The director, Collin, was patient and encouraging when we flubbed our on-camera interviews and asked for a mulligan. Our segment producer, Hannah, was incredibly organized and a real ray of sunshine. At the end of the day, we were thrilled to be part of such a great show.

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Angela Knight Designs

If you are in need of a room makeover, contact Angela at angela@angelaknightdesigns.com

 

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Just Jill Erwin Interiors

Just Jill Erwin Interiors LLC is based out of Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 2006, Just Jill strives to make living more comfortable, organized, and aesthetically pleasing, one home at a time! At Just Jill Erwin Interiors, the mission is to transform your home by using existing furnishings and selected décor of your choice to make your home more inviting and comforting to your lifestyle. By working closely with clients, they strive to bring happiness to your life through your own surroundings with a little Just Jill flare. As Just Jill likes to always say... "Give us your house and we'll give you your home".

 

Testimonial

I wanted to share my experience with Fix It and Finish It, because it was truly one of my best professional moments. Not only did I get to work along side Antonio, but the crew was so friendly and accommodated all my needs. I have even formed close ties with many of them and feel fortunate to call them my friends. I just wanted to give a public thank you to the cast and crew for making one of my lifelong dreams of shooting a national TV design show become a reality. I feel so fortunate to be FIFIs first "Twofer" as they called me for designing two rooms in one day rather than just one. It was definitely hard work but it has proven to be one of my greatest accomplishments. It was unforgettable and I wish the show nothing but success and well wishes. 

Sincerely, 

Jill Erwin

Just Jill Erwin Interiors LLC

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Sharon Payer Design

Growing up with siblings in a blue-collar family, we learned to make the most out of the things we had, from handmades to hand-me-downs.  As I grew older and started earning my own money, I recognized the value of a dollar even more.  I realized I didn’t have to sacrifice good taste to feel good about my surroundings, just get a little more creative.  I’ve always appreciated a beautiful space but it wasn’t until my husband and I bought a fixer upper in downtown Charleston that my true passion was unleashed.  I left my medical sales career to pursue real estate and interior design.  Over the past decade my sense of style has evolved with my greatest inspiration coming from what we already have, whether it’s a tree branch from a camping trip or a vintage find second hand.  I’m drawn to the warm colors and the varied textures and elements our beautiful Earth has to offer.

I believe our mood is directly affected by our surroundings. Just how a great outfit and accessories can make our day, a great space can do the same for our lives. Beautiful surroundings are for everyone and true beauty is what YOU want it to be. You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to feel amazed by your home. The best thing in life is life itself, surround yourself with the space you love!

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Wolford Building, @marthawolford

As featured on MTV’s CRIBS and Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014, Wolford has 40 years of experience in building over 500 luxury homes in the Louisville Area. One of the premier luxury home building organizations, the Wolford team offer the ultimate in expertise and experience.

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Susan Jamieson, @bridgetbeari

Susan M. Jamieson, ASID is the founder of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc. where she works primarily on high-end residential interior design projects in Virginia as well cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Florida and internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico. Her work has been featured in national and local magazine such as Traditional Home, Southern Living, Virginia Living, Rhome, Washington Post and Richmond Magazine. Susan’s projects have also been featured on HGTV and TLC. 

She has created a custom paint line called Bridget Beari Colors, 200 custom  colors available nationwide. The paint lines include – Classic, Modern, Exotic, and Metallic so you too can get that “ Bridget Beari look.” This year she introduces Bridget Beari Papers, her own custom designed wallpaper collection.  Her daily blog Bridget Beari Design Chat www.bridgetbearidesigns.blogspot.com gives interior design and lifestyle tips as well as insights into her design business and travels.

Susan is a regular in giving advise for the local newspapers and magazines. With such a wide variety of projects, she is able to move easily from contemporary to traditional looks. Her design philosophy is simple: “ Good design comes from the ability to visualize the potential in every space.”

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Bridget Beari Designs, @BridgetBeari

Bridget Beari Designs is a full service design firm that is located in Richmond, Virginia but serves clients from New York to Atlanta, Palm Springs to Washington D.C. and throughout Virginia. The clientele who seek advice from Susan know that their homes will be much more than furnished. They will have that special Bridget Beari touch.

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