Our 2019 Designers
Meet the fine designers who are creating a showcase of spirit for us this year.
Kate Daskalakis is an avid traveller, interior decorator, and mother of two sweet boys, Niko and Teddy. She started interior decorating as a hobby for friends and family, but it quickly took off into a full fledged career and KSDdesigns was born. Whether you're looking to simply organize a linen closet, stage a few rooms, or remodel your entire home, Kate can help you bring your design dreams to life. Your home should read like a book. You're the author and Kate is the illustrator. Each room is a chapter and the furniture, accessories, and art are the details that tell your story. Kate works with your vision to create something that is unique, beautiful, and functional.
To check out her work visit her instagram page @ksd.designs or her website .
Julie Traverse, owner of The Willow, has been a source of inspiration and beauty, in downtown Exeter, for seventeen years. Whether it is a gift for a loved one or enhancing your living space, The Willow strives to offer new and exciting merchandise year after year. We appreciate all of our patrons and are excited to be partnered with the Exeter Inn for this holiday tour!
Mandeville Canyon Designs
Renee Carman has been working her design magic for over 15 years in the seacoast area. Mandeville Canyon Designs and Joyful Home is an award winning interior and exterior design company who specializes in biophilic and natural design. A full service company, we offer whole house design and project management as well as kitchen, baths, color, and green design all with an eye towards environmental stewardship and sensitive design. We also offer hundreds of furniture, rug, lighting, art and accessory options where we celebrate the depth of local artistry and talent while weaving the five earth elements into each of our designs. One of the original founders of the Exeter Area Holiday House Tour, Renee is honored to once again be designing and celebrating the season with all the talented designers and giving back to Womenade.
Renee can be reached at: mandevillecanyondesigns.com instagram.com/mandevillecanyondesignsnh/ 603.321.0650
Julie LaNigra is the founder and principal designer for Refresh Designs, a boutique interior design and property development consultancy based in Exeter, NH. Julie is a member of the Design Society of America and has nearly 15 years of experience in residential and commercial design. She believes that great design doesn’t have to be expensive, and that the best designs never follow a set of standard rules. Julie is most inspired when mixing old and new, intentionality and spontaneity, or understatement and whimsy to create designs that complement the distinctive personalities and lifestyles of her clients. A longtime resident of Exeter, Julie founded her first local business, Aura Day Spa, in 2004, and she believes in giving back to the community that has given so much to her and her family.
Founded in 1994, husband and wife team Walter and Christine Chapin started Company C in a garage behind their New Hampshire home. With Chris’ passion for creating handcrafted, colorful textiles and Walter’s love of business and travel, the two embarked on an entrepreneurial journey designing rugs. They let color, design and adventure lead their inspiration and have been bringing exclusive, colorful home furnishings to life ever since. Company C is now a premier design studio and leading manufacturer, backed by more than 2,500 dealers and designers nationwide. Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, the company has two retail stores – a flagship store in Concord, New Hampshire and a second store in Portland, Maine.
Experience Company C’s distinctive rugs, bedding, furniture, fabrics and decorative accessories in store or online at:
Lyn Smith Designs
Lyn Smith has been working within the design and home remodeling industry for over 35 years. Her passion for design was ignited while she worked in the shoe industry, and pivoted towards home interiors when she started re-imagining her friends’ and family’s homes while her children were young. Lyn has worked with clients all over New England, and recently relocated to the Seacoast where she is assisting private clients with both design and remodels. Her design aesthetic is influenced by her love of travel and the sea, and she has a passion for creating comfortable, unique and personalized spaces for each of her clients.