"After designing for commercial properties for over 10 years I have been challenged and excited by creating home environments that people just love living in..."
Design Philosophy- In her 20 years as a designer and art consultant Reed has discovered that there is no substitute for authenticity. Believing that all objects have their own energies, her combinations of old and new objects partnered with rich textiles and organic materials along with the right levels of lighting and tonality create a sensory feast for the eyes. A cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Carole Reed also studied at Decordova Museum School, and Oxford University. Her interests took her to the Dallas Museum of Art, where she specialized in Outsider Art. Reed served as Curator of the House of Blues Outsider Art collection, the largest public collection of American Folk Art in the world. Deeply ingrained in here aesthetic are lessons learned from the House of Blues Founder Isaac Tigrett, including his attention to every lighting detail, his multicultural layered approach to art and artifact collection. Her decade long career as The House of Blues Creative Director brought her great restaurant and nightclub design success in the Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans markets. Reed’s design projects include set design for the second Blues Brothers movie, ESPN X-Games set design, art consulting for Jim Belushi and Dan Ackroyd and the restaurants of Todd English, as well as curating major exhibits of Outsider Art at the World Trade Center Gallery and the Los Angeles Craft Museum. Reed sits on the national Advisory Board of the New Orleans Contemporary Art Museum. Reed has been noticed by the Discovery Channel, New York Times, New York Post, and other numerous design magazines. Considered a pioneer in this field she has been the keynote speaker at the Hospitality Design Boutique Conference, discussing Meditation Design.
Pre-design Services Story Boards Concept Analysis Preliminary Schemes Cost Analysis Design Development Services Decorative Schemes Lighting Design Window Treatments Furniture, Carpet, Fabric, Lighting Fixture Design Sourcing Furniture, Fabric, Lighting, Decorative Accessories, Art, Antiques Architectural Millwork Implementation Services Purchasing/shipping/storage Expediting Coordination with Trade and Crafts People Complete site supervision and coordination of installation