UNIQUE. QUALITY. COMFORT
Thurman Design Studio is a creative interior design firm in Franklin TN, with LA roots and global flair. We work with individuals and developers on projects both large and 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.
Interior Design Consultation
GET A GAME PLAN FOR YOUR HOME
Home, has never been more important and meaningful than in this present moment. Does your space need an upgrade, or improvement in its functionality and comfortability? Booking our 1 hour in person consultations is the first step. During this time, we’ll walk through your space, discuss your goals and needs, and explore how the home needs to function. As a follow up to the consult, we'll provide you a design proposal and projected project budget.
The information and wisdom provided during and after the consultation will establish a framework for your next project. Life is too short to live in a home you don't love.
We are here to make your dream home, a reality!
Let's connect, book your complimentary Discovery Call or
schedule your Design Consultation.
OFF THE SHELF
"Off the Shelf" as we like to refer to it are the mainstream retail stores: West Elm, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and the like. Typically these are manufactured overseas and produced in bulk. You're 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 conditions. Many of which expose and promote child labor.
Quality & Exclusive
TO THE TRADE
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, to strictly be sold to designers, who use the exclusive product to source for 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 designers we aim to combine $$$$ high - $$$ low products to maximize our clients budget while maintaining product integrity.
THE CLIENT BUZZ
"We contracted Laura Thurman to help us with a full renovation of our condo in Charlotte. Laura was attentive to our needs, budget, and style while guiding us to new trends in design. She successfully created a perfect balance between style and comfort. We couldn't be happier with the results and highly recommend Thurman Design Studio for any design project big or small!"
PROJECT BUDGET $50K - $100K
"We recently completed our second project with Laura. This job was considerably larger than the last. The house was under construction and Laura was so helpful in working with the builder so that all of the interior finishes were perfect. Laura really listened to what each of us wanted. Once again, very pleased!"
PROJECT BUDGET $300K+
"Laura Thurman is an extremely talented designer and likeable, down-to-earth person. She first had me use Pinterest to learn my style preferences and did a great job communicating with me throughout the project. She helped expand our budget by purchasing high/low and updated our look with a blend of custom furniture, online purchases, and existing pieces. We love the outcome!"
PROJECT BUDGET $10K - $50K
"Laura's vision is amazing! She took the time to understand my needs, communicated promptly, and stayed within my budget. My space went from dark and bare to modern, stylish, and welcoming. The end result was beyond my greatest expectations and I absolutely love my newly designed living room and dining room."