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Michelle Thomas

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Why You Might Need Custom Carpentry in Your Home: An Interview with Michelle Thomas of Michelle Thomas DESIGN Why You Might Need Custom Carpentry in Your Home: An Interview with Michelle Thomas of Michelle Thomas DESIGN

By Michelle Thomas

Michelle explains the true value of custom carpentry and where it can be of the most value in your home!

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Award winning Austin interior designer, Michelle S. Thomas, graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a bachelor's of Interior Design. Now based in Austin, Texas, Michelle launched her own interior design firm, Michelle Thomas Design, in 2009. Since then, she has completed projects in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Pensacola, Florida, and Kansas City, Missouri.

In all projects, Michelle incorporates modern architecture and its approach to simplicity; offers luxurious and timeless interiors; and believes one hint of extravagance can transform a space from "beautiful" to "astonishing." Her attention to detail and understanding of her clients' wants and needs has caused her to be a rising star in the Austin interior design community. She produces projects that range from exquisite traditional to modern contemporary chic.

Michelle's design experience includes residential and commercial interior design projects at an architect firm; high-end model homes; and residential remodels and multi-family living with an interior design firm. Michelle has worked on various types of design-build projects, including indoor-outdoor living spaces, construction and custom furnishings, high-end luxury designs and accessories, and intricately laced tile work on backsplashes, fireplaces, and in bathrooms. Renovations are her favorite design-build projects. She explains, "Renovations are exciting because they challenge my creativity, abilities, and knowledge. They play to one of my strengths, which is space planning. It's like solving the perfect puzzle."

As principal of her company, Michelle has earned three ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Awards in the Rising Star Category. In addition to winning awards, Michelle is active in the local design community. She is chair for the Austin ASID Design Community 2012-2013 and Design Excellence Chair. She is a registered interior designer in the state of Texas and accredited with NCIDQ.

In the spring of 2012, Michelle completed two renovations with HGTV's Property Brothers. She is responsible for transforming the outdated and unsellable homes into a buyers dream. The show's episodes air in the fall of 2012.