Cornerstone Architects has been an established architecture firm in Austin for over thirty years. While we are known for our award-winning architectural design, many people may not realize that we also offer interior design services. Founding partners and licensed architects, Mark Carlson and Bob Wetmore are also licensed interior designers in the state of Texas.
With a growing demand for interior design services, Cornerstone Architects has expanded our interior design team to include Jennifer Garner, RID. Jennifer previously built her own business, Jennifer Garner Interiors, before recently making the move to join our team at Cornerstone Architects. Jennifer is now leading our interior design team as Director of Interior Design!
Jennifer’s experience in crafting gorgeous spaces started with formal training at the University of Texas Austin where she received her degree in Interior Design. In the years following, she acquired a wealth of knowledge in the industry with professional experience in design publications, architecture, sales, and interior design. Over 25 years as an interior designer in the Austin market has garnered her a multitude of experience and accolades. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, a National Council for Interior Design Qualification certificate holder and a Texas Registered Interior Designer.
A big-picture person, Jennifer’s strength lies in taking projects from conceptualization to completion, while paying attention to the details. Jennifer is adept at guiding clients through the myriad of decisions required to build or remodel a home, ensuring the personality of the client is reflected in the finished product. Below is a sample taken from Jennifer's beautiful portfolio of work!
Also joining our interior design team is Deanna Prischak. Deanna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied interior design at Laroche University. Throughout college, Deanna earned internships at three different companies, including one in Santa Monica, California! After graduating in 2019, Deanna followed her travel bug senses to take on a challenge elsewhere. Her search brought her here to Austin, Texas to work for Jennifer and now joins the team as interior design assistant at Cornerstone Architects!
Architecture and interior design go hand in hand when crafting spaces that are beautiful, livable, and reflect the taste and personality of the client. The interior design team, now led by Jennifer Garner, offers our clients the option for interior finish and fixture selection consulting services as well as furnishings services to provide a seamless collaboration between architecture and interiors.
Our interior design team, skilled at guiding clients through the process of making all selections for construction of the project, assess each client’s personality, lifestyle, and project requirements. An overall design concept is created for each space, or entire project, that is unique to each client, well thought out and complete. Clients can easily visualize selections using digital design “look books”, supplemented with actual samples to convey the design concept. Approved selections are prepared and include scaled, labeled drawings, specifications and supporting details. Our consulting services include all aspects of coordinating the design through to completion.
During the architectural design phase, the interior design team collaborates with the architectural team to ensure the final plans take into account furnishings, art placement and specialty lighting. Upon completion of the construction finish selections, our interior design team can assist with the finishing touches with our furnishing services aimed at selecting furnishings that meet the client’s desired look and needs.
Furnishing services include design development for all furniture and decor, budget creation, scaled furniture layouts using actual pieces, “look book” presentations, and selection for all items needed to complete the decor of the space. Our team can also handle the procurement of all pieces, from order placement, follow-up, receipt, inspection, delivery and expert installation and styling. Adept at handling any challenges that may occur, our interior design team strives to make the furnishing process streamlined, easy and beautiful.
It is important to note that while we offer interior design services as an option to our clients, we will continue happily collaborating with other interior designers on projects as necessary. We want to maintain the wonderful relationships we have built with interior designers, many whom we call friends, throughout the years!
For more information on our interior design services or to discuss your project, please contact us at 512-329-0007!