Our Firm was founded in 2006 in Wilmington NC. It was born out of a passion to transform people’s lives by designing incredible spaces for them to live and work in. In addition to projects for homes and workspaces, we are also passionate about creating business development solutions. We design with you in mind. Give us a call to see what we can do for you.
MARY ANNE HEWETT, ALLIED ASID
Full Spectrum Design Firm
I grew up on a livestock farm where life was an endless day of discovery. It's a humbling experience to have another living being depend on you for its care. I took it seriously and learned as much as I could watching my daddy and my mama diligently care for the animals; building and creating every structure or item they needed. Then I had nature all around me providing an endless supply of natural accessories. I had two "club houses" that I decorated with nature's goodness along with scraps of material I found in my mama's sewing basket, aluminum foil and whatever else I could find. The trees were my best friends, providing wonderful foundations to a good clubhouse. From there it started and has not stopped....my love for design.
For those that know me, it is no secret that I love music as well. Singing, writing, playing....I love it all. So it has been a tear at my heartstrings to put my love for music secondary to my passion for design. But luckily, I have found a way to marry the two together and use them each as tools to create the perfect space. I have met many wonderful musicians along my journey. All of them inspirations bringing more color into my life.
I did the college thing, got a BS in Interior Design with a split concentration in Art and Industrial Design. Loved it! Breathed it! The most fun, stressful, crazy, time of my life. Would go back and do it all again. What I liked most about college was the experience. Learning about people for the first time; different cultures, foods, languages, dress. Interior Design is all about people. Serving the needs of who is using a space, how they are using it, when they will use it, and what's needed in the space to perform those functions. My classes and my new experiences were coming together and making me aware. From that time forward I have looked at space differently. Every building or home I go into, I pay close attention to how it is designed and how it functions. How people maneuver in and out of that space. I think this is one of, if not, the most important aspects in creating a perfect design; being aware of how people naturally live.
Since graduation, I have worked in both the commercial and residential design fields ranging from home and office space planning and design, electrical design and drafting, retail showroom setup and merchandising, nightclub design, and as head designer for a large flooring company. I'm also an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). I've heard it called one of those social clubs that anyone can join, but I say, on the contrary. ASID advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience. It researches, collects and disseminates industry specific information and trends. Plus, they help designers grow their businesses. There are different levels of membership. To qualify for Allied membership, the applicant must provide proof of completing 40 semester hours or 60 quarter hours of interior design education from an accredited institution and take the required hours of continuing education classes.
In 2006 I decided to open my own firm, Full Spectrum Design Firm. I have had the great pleasure of working with so many different people and projects. Each experience all its own. I have learned so much from my clients. I take time to really listen. To understand what they want. I'm there to assist and guide. Work together to deliver the best design for their needs. I'm continually learning and researching. Reading and discovering. Design is ever-changing; you gotta keep up!
I believe in design for what it is and what it can become.
It would be my pleasure to help you create.
-Mary Anne Hewett