Principal, Kim Bates, ASID, CID believes in the process of design: Collaboration with clients, showing them what possibilities can become reality and then carefully planning to produce sophisticated, classically elegant and welcoming spaces. We believe in the science of beauty – elements which are common to all humans and promote not only physical beauty, but a sense of well-being. In addition, we trust high-quality products and workmanship, provide highly organized management and sensibly sustainable options. Understanding of architectural elements and a wide variety of styles helps us to pull together spaces that function well and look fabulous.
Kim is a licensed and award-winning designer who has worked both domestically and internationally. Her work has been published in a wide range of magazines and she has been selected as a finalist in HGTV’s Faces of Design. In addition, Kim is listed as one of the Top 20 Designers in Austin by Freshome.com. She has degrees in both business and interior design and has attended an interior design study tour in Europe. She is a charter Member of the Blanton Museum of Art, a member of the National Charity League, the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture, and takes part in the mentorship program at Westlake High School. She has served on the board of the Austin Community American Society of Interior Designers and the board of the Women's Symphony League. She enjoys running, golf, travel, reading and a wide range of volunteer activities.