My attraction to beautiful, functional spaces has been a force as early as I can remember. I found my first inspiration admiring my grandmother’s perfectly styled home. She worked hard on a shoestring budget to introduce pieces that brought her so much joy, and today those memories of her home push me to curate spaces for my clients that balance wise splurges with meaningful accents that don’t always have to break the bank! My father launched my love of the technical side of design by teaching me how to read a drafting scale, and just like that I was obsessed with doodling house plans and constructing Lego subdivisions. I followed my growing passion right to the University of North Alabama where I earned my Interior Design Degree.
After college, I moved back to complete my formal training at the award-winning design firm Accents of the South. I’m incredibly thankful to have spent 14 years as Beverly Farrington’s protégé; she honed my eye and molded me into the designer I am today.
Early in my design career, an inspirational trip to Munich & Italy added depth to my aesthetic, as I fell in love with the juxtaposition of ornate architecture and clean, fresh living spaces. Perhaps my favorite souvenir from the trip though was the proposal from my husband, Alan! Today, our adventure into parenthood has further defined my design philosophy. With a daughter and son under the age of 5, I’m a self-professed master of glitter and dirt and I recognize the value of incorporating smart finishes and materials that work for your littlest (or furriest) family members. I strive to bring the storage solutions and furniture that will add simplicity and comfort to the way your family likes to live.
My family fell in love with 7 acres of pure wooded serenity in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama and set to work designing every detail of our dream modern farmhouse. We documented our homestead journey over at OXR_Farmhouse, sharing every step of the way from custom cabinet and trim plans, to interior furnishings, to the new additions we continue to layer in as our home evolves with us.
Wilhouse Designs in based in Huntsville, Alabama, a town lovingly referred to as the “Rocket City”, rich with engineers who take a particular interest in the function not just in their work lives, but in where they call home as well. My love of the technical side of design, with strengths in space planning and eye for detail, is perfectly suited to help marry that function with the aesthetic. The term “wheelhouse” is defined as a field in which a person excels; one’s strongest interest or ability. I’m in my wheelhouse as I collaborate with clients to build the beautiful spaces that reflect them, so I’ve married this expertise and passion for design with my married name Wilson to create Wilhouse Designs. Welcome to Wilhouse, a place where one is comfortably at ease.