Designer Profile – Beth DotoloJanuary 25th, 2010
Beth Dotolo is the Vice President of the design firm Nest Interior Design in Dallas Texas. Beth and her team produce creative and noteworthy designs in the Dallas area and they are currently working on several high-end residential and small commercial projects. Beth is a Registered Interior Designer who is also LEED AP and is anxious to work on a LEED certified project. Beth was also awarded ASID’s 2008 Legacy of Design Award.
Beth realizes that sustainable designs are the future of her industry and sees that the Dallas area is catching up in the sustainable movement. In order to make her designs more sustainable the majority of the furniture and products that she uses in her designs are custom designs that are created or manufactured by local building companies. Other furniture is found locally and refurbished locally as well, making sure that as much of the existing materials are used as possible. Beth’s design experience includes work at a local commercial design firm with national accounts and time spent as Principal Interior Designer of Pulp Design Studios.
The firm subscribes to a six part plan when they take on a new design project, beginning with an in-home or office consultation. Once the analysis of the consultation is completed, the next step is to create the schematic design, followed by the design development phase which includes nailing down finishes, fixtures, and furniture selections. The fourth, construction administration phase only applies to larger projects where construction and contractors are consulted and the construction designs are finalized. The fifth phase, the purchasing and procurement phase follows any construction needs and then the design is finalized with a full installation. This process results in personalized, amazing, sustainable designs that make their clients happy every time. Please visit Nest Interior Design at: www.nestdallasdesign.com and their boutique retail store at www.nestdallas.com
Here are just a few examples of Beth’s & Nest’s designs. Most furniture is either custom designed or refurbished as previously noted. Please click on any image to view a larger version.
All photographs courtesy of Kevin Dotolo Photography: www.kevindotolo.com