BAKER DESIGN GROUP
From simple makeovers to complete renovations of large and small spaces, the skilled interior designers at Baker Design Group can cover your interior decorating service and design needs quickly and affordably. Changing and upgrading your home or receiving corporate space design services can have a dramatic impact on your environment and state of mind! Our team has spent years developing relationships with the top resources in the industry, ensuring our professionals have the ability to deliver cost effective solutions for your home, office or retail space. This extensive time in the industry has afforded clients of our design team with a deep reservoir of selection and excellent pricing.
While it’s been a journey to get to where we are today, our team is so fortunate to have some amazingly smart and talented employees on board that make us feel supported every day in the office. So, as we start the new year off with great plans and news to share, let us tell you a little more about each of us, as we have welcomed several new faces to Baker Design Group within the past year!!!
Linda Baker- President
Linda Baker is an Award Winning Dallas Interior Designer known for her passionate approach on life, relationships and design. With over 25 years of experience in the design industry, Linda and her team are known in Dallas for their custom high-end design in both residential and commercial properties, while still creating a comfortable environment for all to enjoy. Stunning design residentially has garnered her firm to win repeatedly in Dallas and Texas, and Linda also has designed for commercial clientele such as Oil and Energy, Medical, Financial Firms, Restaurants and Legal Offices, and has the privilege of renovating several Dallas Republic Title offices throughout the DFW area.
Her enthusiasm for her profession is reflected in her ability to help clients achieve their goals. She combines her passionate approach to life with her remarkable design talent. It gives her great pleasure to see her clients embrace their newly designed spaces and how the design impacts the way they view and enjoy their environment. Baker Design Group has been the recipient of numerous Dallas and Texas ASID, IDS, and DHome awards the past seven years.
Heather Mattox- Director of Business Operations and Seasonal Department
Heather brings her business skills to BDG from the television, radio and retail industries. While earning her Bachelor in Communication from Texas A&M University, Heather developed her business acumen in various internships for Universal Pictures, KPRC-NBC Television in Houston and Disney Radio. After graduating, Heather joined Zale Corporation as an Assistant Buyer and was quickly promoted to Merchandise Planner for the colored stone and pearl division where she took on the roles of handling store allocations and financial planning for her departments. After three years with Zale Corporation, Heather brought her understanding of business development, planning and marketing to Baker Design Group in 2007. Heather has worked closely alongside Linda for the past 11 years in creating and developing new corporate and residential interior design business along with growing and managing the Seasonal Department. Heather has helped design and manage large Christmas projects such as Rising Star Casino out of Indiana, the beautiful Omni Star Hotel in Frisco, the Grapevine Visitor Center and many more of our larger commercial projects.
Claire Morgan- Marketing and Client Relations Manager
Claire Morgan joins Baker Design Group as the Marketing and Client Relations Manager after she had the opportunity to take her skill set to Highland Park Village, where she assisted in managing marketing, events and advertising. Originally from Florida, Claire attended Florida State University where she majored in Sociology, but quickly developed a passion for marketing upon graduating. Claire’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive and leadership, and is highly experienced with coordinating and overseeing a variety of different marketing activities, such as meeting with clients, discussing branding strategies and establishing marketing goals. With several years of experience in the industry and a passion for interior design, Claire looks forward to bringing new and exciting ideas to the marketing and seasonal department and the opportunity to grow substantially with BDG.
Lisa Floyd- Senior Interior Designer
Dallas Interior Designer, Lisa Floyd, developed her passion for design at a young age with a perfectionist eye and a constant craving for all things creative. She took that passion to Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. The four year, accredited program developed her knowledge on materials and finishes, skills in various computer drafting programs, abilities to sketch and render as well as her unique design perspective. She also carried involvement in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) into postgraduate leadership roles with both the Dallas chapter of ASID and the DFW chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS). Lisa served as Chair of the ASID TX Dallas Design Community multiple years.
Before joining Baker Design Group in 2011, Lisa’s love for the fast paced, ever-changing field of design grew immensely, along with her skill set as she was able to use her strong presentation skills with client meetings and especially her rendering skills, presenting beautiful hand drawings with each new project. Interning with Dallas designer, Denise McGaha, working as a freelance designer in San Antonio, and designing and executing stage backdrops for Baylor, including award winning work, add to her diverse artistic experience.
Lisa is right at home as Senior Designer at BDG, bringing her professional ideas to life with a fresh, innovative, artistic design eye. A big people person, she loves collaborating with the BDG design team and bringing visions to fruition for our fabulous client-base. In 2012 she took home the ASID DesignOvation First place award for Emerging Designer, and continues to see success for the design team, in industry awards and accolades for all their hard work, both locally and nationally. Lisa, and the Baker Design Group team, has been named a D Home Best Designer multiple years running, and featured along with Dallas’s best and brightest in Interior Design.
Jessica Warren- Lead Interior Designer
Jessica’s passion for design began as a child while helping pick out wall paper and flooring for a kitchen remodel. Since then she can’t help but to walk into a room and envision how to make it better – whether it be more functional or aesthetically pleasing. Jessica went to school at the University of North Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. While at UNT, Jessica interned with the UNT Facilities Management and Construction office where she gained experience in commercial design and helped conduct LEED research for the recently built and LEED accredited Business Leadership Building.
After moving to Seattle, Jessica switched her focus to residential design and began interning at Kristine Donovick Interior Design. There she was able to further develop her skills while assisting designers with various projects in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, Jessica moved back to the Dallas area and began working for Baker Design Group. She is now an allied member of ASID and her diverse client background has cultivated her appreciation for many different design styles. Since then, she has worked on many of our award winning projects and is looking forward to continuing to work with clients to transform their living and work spaces.
Amanda Tarango- Interior Designer
Amanda Tarango joins Baker Design Group as an Interior Designer after she had the opportunity to take her skill set to Waco, Texas, where she worked as an assistant designer for HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Her love for Interior Design came about at a young age when she would beg her mother to help her rearrange their furniture. Ever since, she’s had an enthusiasm for space planning and creating layouts. Amanda graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. During her time at UNT she interned with a non-profit interior design organization where she developed floor plans and selected furniture options, and designed graphics for marketing and development activities. Her eagerness to learn makes her a great asset and she’s excited to be a part of the BDG team.
Linsey Schminke- Junior Interior Designer
Linsey Schminke started at Baker Design Group as our Interior Design Intern before completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at Iowa State University. Upon graduation, Linsey accepted a full-time position with BDG as a Junior Interior Designer and is excited to continue her career and grow in the industry. She found her passion at a young age by painting her bedroom and rearranging furniture at home. Linsey uses design as a way to impact people and hopes that she can help others in a unique way. Her goal while working at Baker Design Group is to change the way her clients experience a space and create lasting relationships along the way.
Mary Pat Sadlowski- Executive Administrator
Mary Pat is Baker Design Group’s Executive Office Administrator. After several years of administrative support for another interior design company, she has blended her previous experience in the industry with the energy of the Baker Design Group team. We are amazed with the way Mary Pat has stepped into her role and takes care of the entire staff. Any connecting with Baker Design Group through Mary Pat will appreciate her attention to detail, responsiveness, and care. Providing professional and courteous assistance to both clients and business contacts in addition to the variety of staff and office needs keeps Mary Pat on the go.
Tracy Raye- Operations and Seasonal Manager
Before beginning her career at Baker Design Group, Tracy spent an extensive 22 years in retail management and sales, including managing one of the top rated Chico’s stores in the United States. Now, Tracy manages and oversees our entire BDG warehouse, communicating with our receiving warehouse and interior designers. She works alongside our interior designers and vendors to make sure all items are arriving on time and are in perfect condition so that installs are well prepared and run smoothly. Drawing from prior experience of managing employees and retail stores, Tracy also manages all BDG Christmas crews. The busy holiday season wouldn’t be the same without her diligence and highly organized inventory system. Tracy fills an important role here that allows each project to run as seamless as possible. When she isn’t running around keeping everything in place at BDG, Tracy loves spending time at home on her farm with her 3 beautiful children, amazing husband and beloved animals.
Heather Knight- Lead Floral Designer
Our Lead Floral Designer, Heather or “HK”, is obsessed with creating things! She is an amazing mom to a gorgeous 2.5-year-old, Virginia Paige, and she is married to a dashing British gent named Aaron. She has been an ardent creative since she can remember! With a background in Visual and Floral Design, Heather has a keen eye for aesthetics and composition that evoke emotion, tell a story and breathe life into a space. Heather draws her influence from high fashion designers, classical and contemporary artists, and timeless floral and landscaping shapes that never go out of style. She loves all things edgy, fresh design, lots of texture and bringing a piece of nature indoors. Make your appointment with Heather today so she can flex her creative muscles with you!
Libby Marrs- Floral Designer
Libby is a North Texas native, who grew up in the Park Cities area. She loves all things nature and art, and has been working on a career that ties the two together since her teenage years. After earning her BFA with honors from TWU, Libby was a residential project manager with Bethel Studio. She then ventured out on her own by producing commissioned artwork and fine decorative finishes for many luxury residences. Fresh florals were always a passion throughout the years and after a decade, she finally joined the field professionally and jumped into faux botanicals! The sculptural aspect of the silk flowers, along with creating lively additions to arrangements has been a natural fit for Libby. With a wealth of knowledge in the floral industry and art, she is a bit of a style chameleon, and enjoys producing pieces that reflect the setting they will inhabit. Libby continues to add special decorative touches to Dallas homes throughout her botanicals and she looks forward to creating custom floral arrangements!
Lauren Ferrar- Warehouse and Seasonal Associate
Lauren graduated in 2017 from the University of North Texas with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. She has two years of experience working as a warehouse manager, where she managed logistics and joins Baker Design Group with eagerness to learn the interior design industry. Lauren has always had a passion for Christmas and decorating for the holiday season, so she is looking forward to experiencing Christmas installs and takedowns. A Texas native, Lauren is married to her amazing husband and they have two dogs (Whiskey the Great Dane and Ghost the Pyrenees). She loves all things organization and is extremely detail oriented. She also enjoys bullet journaling, crafting, traveling, cooking and trying new restaurants.
So, next time you are in the area, stop by Baker Design Group to say hello! We would love to see you!!
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