Design Team

Photograph by EJR Photography

Nicole Barrineau-Matthews

Owner, Designer, Animal Lover

During the past 2 (plus) decades she has been actively involved in the family business, Nicole has honed her skills in design as well as project flow and management and is now the “Boss Lady”. She is rather OCD and her work is a direct reflection of that. She loves clean lines and minimalistic style, tone-on-tone schemes, and Statuary White Marble is a personal favorite and go-to. You will often see her in the fabrication shop with her eye, and sometimes hands, on a special cut for a client. Although her work scope is not limited to design, that is what she loves to do. And she loves a good schedule and flow chart!

Nicole has also gained extensive product knowledge through training at factory schools with Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry, Starmark and Ultracraft cabinetry, Sub Zero and Wolf appliances and attending Kitchen and Bath Industry shows routinely. Whether her clients are renovating or building new, she takes their wish list into account when creating a “space” they are proud to call home.

In her spare time, Nicole relaxes by spending time at home with her husband and dogs. She loves taking Pilates, Barre and Cycle classes and dining at restaurants along the Coast. When time permits, she also enjoys traveling and being outdoors at their farm in Carlisle.

Photograph by EJR Photography

Morgan Vonder Bruegge Rushing

Designer, Trendsetter

One of Morgan’s many talents is her ability to bring your new kitchen or bath to life through 3D renderings. This truly helps her clients see the overall design come to life before making that big decision.  She can adapt her design abilities to coincide with each client’s individual taste.  Morgan has an eye for clean lines and transitional design elements, which are reflective in her work.  She loves black, white and grey, but is not afraid to use bold color and even a little bling. Not only can Morgan see a design aesthetic, but she can also keep your job on track with her organizational skills and time management.

Morgan is a proud mom to a growing little boy that is the highlight of her life.  She is very family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her loved ones. Morgan graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Photograph by EJR Photography

Derek Murphy

Designer, Artisan

Derek Murphy is a man of many hats. Working in various parts of the kitchen design industry, he vigorously applies his talents to make dreams reality. Derek is not afraid to get hands on with a project, both in the showroom and the shop. He has a flair for dramatic colors and sleek monochromatic design. Don’t let his love of impact fool you, he can match even the most simple tastes with ease.

Derek likes to spend time with friends and family playing games and enjoying life. He also has a wonderful singing voice that he uses weekly at his family’s church.

Photograph by EJR Photography

Alyssa Collum

Purchasing, Innovative

Alyssa is your go-to material girl. With an eye for design and a passion for organization, she uses her skills to purchase the beautiful materials selected by our talented designers and keep tabs on all the inventory coming and going. With computer programs like Revit and Photoshop under her belt, she is not afraid to try something new to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Alyssa likes to keep her design skills sharp by drawing up clients’ plans, arranging new showroom displays, and highlighting new and unique products.

Alyssa likes to spend her weekends with her loved ones across the Gulf Coast. Her favorite past times include reading and visiting museums.