Thurman Design Studio is a creative interior design firm in Nashville, with L.A. roots & Global flair. We provide a thoughtful and quality design experience. We work with individuals & developers with projects both large & small. We serve clients throughout the U.S. Our

goal is to educate and inspire our clients as we collaborate together, to create beautiful spaces that reflect their values and personality. 

Franklin, TN  |  design@thurmandesignstudio.biz  |  O: (615) 475-8180

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Nashville interior design

educate . inspire . create

Thurman Design Studio is a creative interior design firm in Nashville, with L.A. roots & Global flair. We work with individuals & developers on projects both large & small, serving clients throughout the country with a thoughtful and quality design experience. Our goal is to educate and inspire our clients as we collaborate together, to create beautiful spaces that reflect their values and personality. 

GIVE THE GIFT OF INTERIOR DESIGN

ON THE BLOG

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Interior Designer or

Architect: 

Who to hire & when

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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

Off the Shelf

Mainstream Retail

"Off the Shelf" as we like to refer to it are the mainstream retail stores ie: West Elm, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and the like. Typically these are manufactured overseas and produced in bulk. You're most likely purchasing from such vendors due to lower price points, local or online accessibility and in-stock inventory. 

These goods have a 3.5 if not 4x markup on them. You may also be purchasing from these vendors because you're not overly concerned with custom or one of a kind pieces. Sticking with inexpensive, trendy and not expensive is your motto. 

The behind the scenes of these retailers is that the product is produced in third world countries, in factories with harsh if not deadly conditions. Many of which expose and promote child labor.

To the Trade

Quality & Exclusive

On the flip side you have "Trade" products. In the interior design world, the word "trade" is used to describe a special partnership or relationship between manufacturer and designer-only. This is a private relationship not directly open to the consumer. Hundreds of thousands of companies produce product such as furniture, rugs, lighting, etc..., to strictly be sold to designers, who use the exclusive product to source for our clients projects. These products are better quality, may have longer lead times and have endless custom fabrication options. When purchasing product through a  designer, you're benefiting from our years of vendor relationships and products that are unique, and less mainstream.

As interior designers we aim to combine $$$$ high - $$$ low products to maximize our clients budget while maintaining product integrity. 

THE CLIENT BUZZ

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