For every individual, business, organization or showroom space, there exists the possibility of an environment that looks and feels just exactly right.

We love creating these spaces for people. And we do it by developing a deep understanding of each client, promoting a collaborative,

cooperative relationship, and then delving deeply into our favorite thing: the creative process.

And because we believe that the creative process is most rewarding when people are happy, fostering a work environment that nurtures the happiness

of each individual on our team is an essential part of who we are.

Live creatively. Work collaboratively. Be where you love to be.

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

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

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

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

Kate McKee

Designer

Meet Kate

To Come

Jordan Neises

Designer

Meet Jordan

Winter or Summer?

Summer!

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookies n Cream

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A flight attendant

What’s your favorite song from a Disney movie?

Hakuna Matata

What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?

Lifelong learner

Hillary Powers

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

Emily Yavorsky, Allied ASID

Designer

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.

Hope Tucker

Designer

Meet Hope

What would your perfect room look like?

Handmade textiles, curated antiques, a bold black wall, and plenty of natural light for my plants.

What stereotype do you completely live up to?

Cat Lady

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Try all the foods

What kind of art do you enjoy most?

The kind which pours from the heart and embraces vulnerability; all creative acts are an art

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?

Breweries, Bands, or Bed!

Natalie Blake

Designer

Meet Natalie

To Come

Rachael Due

Designer

Meet Rachael

To Come

Marley Rush

Designer

Meet Marley

To Come

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!

Mary Crowder

Marketing Coordinator

Meet Mary

To Come

Heather Moore

Executive Administrative Assistant

Meet Heather

To Come

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.

ChristiBChristiS

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”.

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle

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