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the team

Christina Couvillion

Design Visionary & CEO

​​Always having been a creative type, I love bringing together a concept that makes a client feel special – something that inspires them when they walk into their home.  Working with a client in the creative process – the give + take, the vision, the mood… all lead to a unique feeling that I have never found in any other line of work.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Featured in Architectural Digest

  • Ranked Top 3 Interior Designers in Austin,TX

  • TX Builder's Assoc.: Awarded Best Interior Design

  • Parade of Homes: People's Choice Award

  • Best of Houzz Awards

  • American Lighting Association - Speaker 

EDUCATION

  • Swarthmore College

  • Harvard Medical School - Research Associate

  • Residential Design: Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale

EXPERIENCE

  • 25+ Years Interior Design in South Florida + Texas

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • Art, music + culinary experiences

  • What are you like to work with?

    • Vibrant, outgoing + decisive

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    • Partnering with clients to create a space that is perfectly tailored to them

  • What’s your superpower?

    • Epic design + my awesome humility!

Christina Couvillion

Mike
couvillion

Chief Operating Officer: COO

Mike joins our team as the Chief Operating Officer, bringing his 25+ years of executive leadership to the Davinci team.

 

Mike's background is one in problem-solving, process efficiency + financial acumen.  Mike has a focus on putting the clients first and keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes.

AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS

  • Vista Equity Partners Outstanding Exec. Leadership Team

  • Distinguished Alumni from Louisiana Tech University

  • Pragmatic Marketing Certification

EDUCATION

  • BS  Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University

  • MS Computer Science, Air Force Institute of Technology

  • Executive Leadership Training Certification

 

EXPERIENCE

  • United States Air Force, Captain 1988-1996

  • Exec. leader in private equity backed businesses, leading teams around the globe

 

HOBBIES + INETERESTS

  • Weight lifting, flying

  • What are you like to work with?

    • Pragmatic, straight forward, focused on solving the problem in front of us

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    • The opportunity to do something new while getting to do it with two of the people I love dearly

  • What’s your superpower?

    • Keeping my cool in stressful situations

Mike Couvillion

Kristin
Bythewood

Senior Designer

Kristin loves to create a luxury lifestyle in our clients' homes. She designs a space based on a client's goals into something they can be proud to call home.

 

Kristin started out as the owner of her design business for 6 years and has extensive experience working with several Austin area contractors and builders. She is an expert in remodeling, new builds, spec homes, E-Design + full service residential design.

 

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

  • Coty Awards - Whole Home and Kitchen​

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Design, Education, Music, Entrepreneur​

  • Floorplans, 3D Renderings, Space Planning

  • Functional Design

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • What are you like to work with?​

    • Fun, driven, attention to detail + I love to laugh!​

  • What do you love most about what you do?​

    • I love to bring elevated design to clients while recognizing that real life happens, and big projects take time and energy.  I believe great design comes from knowing your stuff, knowing your clients and being a confident leader and partner in the process.​

  • What is your superpower?​

    • Reimagining existing spaces, family friendly design, functional design, project management, design and rendering​

Kristin Bythewood

Nastassja
Ferguson

Senior Designer

Nastassja has always been inspired by architecture + design, being a Los Angeles native. Nastassja loves working with clients through the creative process to create spaces in their homes with details that reflect their personal style -- evoking joy, comfort, and inspiration. Her ability to seamlessly blend creativity with practicality, paired with a collaborative approach, ensures a truly tailored experience for each client.

 

EDUCATION

  • Loyola Marymount University

  • Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 7+ years of interior design experience

  • Custom new builds

  • Remodel projects + Full FF&E

 

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • Traveling, art, hiking

  • What are you like to work with?

        o Fun, focused, collaborative

  • What do you love most about what you do?

        o Building relationships with clients to create elevated

           spaces that are tailored to each individual client.

  • What’s your superpower?

        o My ability to understand a client’s need, and to

           transform spaces and create environments that truly

           reflect the unique personalities and needs of each

           client.

Nastassja Ferguson

carolina
Quinonez

Junior Designer

Carolina's specialty is creating cohesive looks, preparing detailed design directions for our clients  + conveying the detailed plans to contractors + trades.  Our clientele love how she keeps them informed of project details + keeps their projects on track.

EDUCATION

  • BA Marketing, Escuela Superior de Negocios Internacionales. San Salvador, El Salvador 

  • Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

EXPERIENCE

  • 3 years experience as a Junior Designer in the Austin and Dallas areas

  • 1+ years of procurement experience. She understands the intricate processes involved in acquiring the right resources for a project!

  • Fluent in English and Spanish

HOBBIES + INETERESTS

 

  • Hiking, shopping, art history, painting and cooking

  • Autism advocate

  • What are you like to work with?

    • Fun and creative

    • Curious. Always trying to learn something new!

  • What is your superpower?

    • Ensuring that the client experience is exceptional

Carolina Quinonez

Kathleen Steppler

Junior Designer

Kathleen brings years of experience in building and renovation, including concept drawings, construction, furnishings, and artwork. She brings a pairing of her technical and detail-oriented side of the brain with the creative, artistic side.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Environmental Design/Interior Architecture, USC

EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years in the interior design world

  • Focused interest in kitchens and bathrooms, down to plumbing and electrical

  • Home Designer, Sketch-up, Design 2020

 

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • Family, historic hotels + travel

  • What are you like to work with?

    • Independent, but I truly enjoy when creative minds work together on a goal; I am happiest when I am part of a collaborative effort.

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    • Design is a series of solving puzzles; I love puzzles!

  • What’s your superpower?

    • I think my superpower is my unwavering optimism. 

Kathleen Steppler

LESlie
couvillion

Operations Manager

As a former lawyer, Leslie is organized by nature and loves helping others stay on track and focused on what matters most. Always up for a puzzle, she likes using creative thinking to overcome obstacles. She strives to make people feel heard in what works best for them and lives for the moments of joy when someone feels comfortable and at peace in their space.

 

EDUCATION

  • Vassar College

  • Yale Law School, Masters, JD

EXPERIENCE

  • 7 years as a practicing attorney for a top Texas law firm 

  • Program Coordinator for New Orleans Public Defender

  • Graduate teaching fellow: environmental law, non-profit organizations, + documentary filmmaking

 

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • Hiking, camping, songwriting, art history

  • What are you like to work with?

    • Calm, focused, patient, organized

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    • Being surrounded by fun creative types who are also passionate about systems + process

    • Getting to know our fabulous clients!

  • What’s your superpower?

    • Staying on top of details while maintaining a focus on the big picture

Leslie Couvillion

Tamara
Hale

Procurement & Logistics

Tamara, "Tammy", is our purchasing guru who manages orders placed through our studio.  She ensures that our clients receive the correct customizations, manages purchases, and facilitates timelines with manufacturers.  Her love language is all things logistics, Asana & Excel spreadsheets.

 

She has an amazing capacity to keep our manufacturers accountable in order to provide a seamless experience for our clients.  When any delivery issues arise, she manages them with swift grace + determination.  She rectifies any deficiencies + keeps our clients informed of status updates. She handles the headaches, so you don't have to!

 

EDUCATION

  • BS, Psychology, FL Atlantic University

EXPERIENCE

  • 18 years at Motorola Sr. HR Consultant/Compliance Mgr

  • 7 years as an interior design assistant

 

SKILLS

  • Project Mgmt., effective communications, process improvement, cycle time reduction, defect resolution, record-keeping/documentation, systems, procurement, and sourcing

 

HOBBIES + INTERESTS

  • International travel – ~50 countries visited. Love to learn about other cultures, archeology + ancient ruins. Will go anywhere, anytime.

  • What are you like to work with?

    • An absolute JOY

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    • A fun, strong team environment

  • What’s your superpower?

    • ORGANIZATION – tracking and documenting progress

Tamara Hale

Anjana
Kaul

Sr. Commercial Interior Designer 

​​Interior decorating is not just a career for Anjana – it’s a passion. Anjana loves meeting interesting and eclectic people, and enjoys the variety of experiences a design career provides.

 

She also works to educate the client about what interior decorating involves. Helping people to feel as comfortable in workplaces as in their own homes is her primary goal. She strongly feels that the right work environment is a key to the
productivity of any individual.

As a commercial interior decorator and architect, Anjana’s main focus is complete satisfaction of the client.

 

Anjana works on projects of all sizes, from complete design services for 1000 square feet to above 100,000 square feet offices.

Anjana Kaul

SKYLER

Chief Barketing Officer

Her preferences are for all things food related.  She motivates our team by kisses and reminding us to always have fun. She has been known to be somewhat of a camera ham, avid boogie boarder and sworn enemy of the Roomba.  She has successfully defended us by her mighty roar at dozens of delivery drivers.   

Skyler
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Interior Design areas we service include: Austin, Texas. Westlake, Westlake Village, Tarrytown, Lakeway, Serene Hills, Spanish Oaks, RiverPlace, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Avery Ranch, Barton Creek, Bee Cave.  

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