With over fifty years of extensive interior design experience, Dawn and Betsy have worked on projects world-wide including exquisite mountain residences, country clubs, restaurants and commercial spaces.
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Meet Our Team
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Dawn Driskill brings more than twenty-five years’ experience in award-winning custom interior design and color consulting to the homes and vacation cottages of Western North Carolina. She adds a California touch of lush color combinations and clean lines to the comfortable styling characteristic of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Her work has been featured in both local and national magazines. Dawn has frequently been called on as a guest lecturer on design trends.
A consistent commitment to quality and personalized service is apparent in all of Dawn’s design work, as recognized by her clientele list of legal and health professionals, CEOs, and professional athletes and entertainers.
Dawn draws on a nationwide network of suppliers which includes Hunter Douglas, Drexel Heritage, Lexington Home Brands and Century Furniture, to name just a few. In Western North Carolina, Dawn has built a network of reliable tradesmen and women who are plumbers, electricians, architects, and contractors who specialize in kitchen and bath installations, outdoor living spaces, room additions and complete remodeling.
Dawn is an experienced project manager who personally supervises all aspects of bringing a home from its traditional past into the stunning present.
In the Summer 2015 edition of Carolina Home + Garden, Dawn was one of seven interior designers featured in the 2015 Designer Showcase. Together, the seven professional designers transformed a downtown Hendersonville loft suite overlooking Main Street in a historically sensitive landmark urban renewal project.
Current projects include a design/build custom home in Brevard, NC. Design and complete remodel of Champion Hills home. Full Kitchen and Bath remodels in Hendersonville, Asheville and Flat Rock. Furnishing executive home in Southern Pines, NC.
Betsy’s love of creating living spaces was apparent since youth. Working through the puzzles of finding the best solutions of form and function can make such a difference in how people enjoy their day to day lives, families, celebrations and work.
She takes an Anthropological approach to her work- here is an excerpt from a Carolina Home + Garden article December 2015.
“I really try to find out about the client’s history — where they’re from, if they’re a couple, a bit about their kids, and what they’re drawn to. I ask about favorite colors, books, and activities — vacations will tell you a lot about a family. I also plan for the client’s future needs, whether aging, additional children in the future, or other considerations. Then I let the space speak to me. I can pretty much see a space fully designed when I’m walking through it.”
Betsy’s years as an interior architectural designer include almost two decades in the Atlanta design community working on national and international hospitality and residential projects. There were Country Clubs and Disney Projects with Design Continuum, Inc.- International Hyatt Hotels with Hirsch-Bedner and Associates- Many of Atlanta’s finest restaurants with The Johnson Studio- and hospitality and residential projects with her own firm, BennettEdwards Interior Design.
While in Santa Barbara, California she spent seven years working on projects of her own as well as for The Warner Group Architects with clients throughout the country- including Country Clubs and residential projects.
Since returning to the North Carolina Mountains Betsy Edwards Design has worked on 2 total renovations- the first a vacation home in the Champion Hills area, the second, a third generation family farmhouse on Asheville’s Beaver Dam Road.
Projects have included two new construction homes on the ocean in Gulf Stream, Florida. She developed the initial layouts and managed the projects coordination with the contractor. Millwork and detailing, lighting and electrical plans, plumbing and hardware as well as kitchen and bathroom layouts and cabinetry were designed. Finishes, systems, furnishings and window treatments were specified.
Current projects include- updating a home in Cliff’s Valley- Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina. Transforming a Craftsman bungalow in The Ramble, Biltmore Forest. The design of an 1800 square foot addition for an Orchard Home- including a new Kitchen, Family, Dining and Sunroom.