At Barbour Spangle Design, practicality drives us, creativity feeds us, and collaboration is the essence of our process. It pushes us to discover new ways to make residential, commercial, and showroom interiors more comfortable, more beautiful, more functional, and simply more amazing with every project.

 

Because we’re deeply involved in all three worlds, we understand the needs of each, and also how we can apply great ideas from each to any project. From materials to technology to aesthetic trends, we offer access to a universe of design possibilities, so we can create a unique, individualized space that genuinely works for you, excites you, inspires you, and helps you be your best.

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Christi Barbour, Allied ASID & LEED AP

Founder & Partner

Meet Christi

Which color reflects your personality and why?
Blue – stands for calm, responsible, and friendly

Greatest achievement?
My amazing children

Last book you read?
The Go-Giver

Last concert you attended?
John Mayer – twice!

One word that describes your team?
Inspiring

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Christi Spangle, ASID

Co-Founder & Partner

Meet Christi

What profession would you most likely be doing if you were not a designer?
Farmer

Coffee or tea?
Tea!

What animal makes you smile?
All of them

Favorite song from a Disney movie?
Candy Man

Would you rather live without music or TV?
TV

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Brianne Verstat, ASID

Creative Director

Meet Brianne

Classic or modern?
Modern-collected

Philosophy in life?
What I want is what I have not got but what I need is all around me.

Wine, beer, or liquor?
Yes, please!

If money were no object, what would your dream home look like?
Modern glass and steel with touches of wood filled with pieces that tell a story.

Most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?
Adaptability

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Kelley Werran

Business Manager

Meet Kelley

Favorite place to vacation?
Beach

Greatest achievement?
My beautiful boys

One word you would use to describe your team?
Awesome!!

Horror movie or romantic comedy?
Romantic comedy (of course!)

Favorite sport?
Baseball

Emma Legg, Allied ASID

Designer

Meet Emma

Favorite place to vacation?
Beach

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie dough

What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in a waiting room?
House Beautiful

What always makes you laugh?
My husband

Horror movie or romantic comedy?
Romantic comedy

Stacy Yow

Showroom Specialist

Meet Stacy

What profession would you most likely be doing if you were not a designer?
Psychologist

Favorite book as a child and why?
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Funny, quirky poems that I still love to this day!

What do you think the secret to a good life is?
Be kind, brave, humble – drink wine.

Hidden talent?
Dancing under peoples legs without them knowing!

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
My sweet son asks me this everyday and I tell him to heal the sick. Sick in body, mind, and spirit. He does not like this answer and wishes me to be super fast like Flash.

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Hillary Powers

Junior Designer

Meet Hillary

What profession would you most likely be doing if you were not a designer?
Counselor

What is your philosophy in life?
Let your smile change the world but never let the world change your smile.

How do you relieve stress?
Long run with my husband.

What animal makes you smile?
My puppy, Theo!

Favorite dessert?
Cherry pie with vanilla ice cream

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Emily Springer

Design Assistant

Meet Emily

Favorite place to vacation?
Europe

How do you relieve stress?
Laughing with friends and family

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A designer or artist

Camping or glamping?
Glamping, of course!

Favorite dessert?
All of them. Sweets are my favorite.

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Chase Comer

Facilities & Project Installation Management

Meet Chase

Most played song in my iTunes library?
Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson

Wine, Beer, or Liquor?
Beer

Favorite place to vacation?
The beach

Last concert you attended?
Chris Stapleton

Sweet or unsweet tea?
Sweet tea, we are in the south!

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Stephanie Strawn

Expeditor

Meet Stephanie

Favorite book as a child and why?
Where the Red Fern Grows – it was the first book that broke my heart.

What do you do first thing in the morning?
Run 5 miles

If you could choose an age to remain forever, which would you choose?
35

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Nurse working in the ER

One food you never want to taste again?
Mushrooms!

Wide open minds that work better together.

 

For years, Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle were both friends and competitors, and they always admired each other’s work from afar. Their careers and personal lives progressed in parallel, and at a certain point, they both experienced the same epiphany.

 

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Looking for better. Seeing everything differently.

 

They each envisioned the possibility of a completely different kind of workplace. Together, they came up with a way to create it—with a studio that nourishes professional growth, lifts the limits off of creative exploration, and honors each contributor as a human being leading an important individual life.

On January 1st, 2000, the first day of a new millennium, Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle became partners. This brought the design studio Christi Barbour had opened three years prior to a new level, offering broader solutions for clients, a bigger playground for creativity and innovation, and productive collaboration.

Barbour Spangle became a place unlike any they had ever experienced in their careers before, yet fully energized by the possibilities they see for the industries that launched their careers: furniture, healthcare, luxury homes, corporate offices and charity work.

In this studio, every project taps into different areas of the team’s expertise, and inspires new kinds of creativity. We call this process “connecting the dots”.

Please connect with us personally for more information:

Christi Barbour cb@barbourspangle.com

Christi Spangle cs@barbourspangle.com

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle

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