Beauty, It’s Good for the Environment
Do you know what’s good for the environment? Jumping off the consumption treadmill. In the furnishings world, this means investing in good quality pieces that you will love, care for, […]
Hi there! I’m Kathleen Anderson, the Principal Designer of Material Design, an Austin Texas and Chattanooga Tennessee based, full-service interior design and window treatment firm.
Craftsmanship, quality, and attention to detail are the common thread running throughout each of our diverse projects as we take the overwhelm out of design decisions for our clients.
Our flag-ship offering, designed to bring ease and peace of mind to the construction and/or furnishing process. Our systems and processes honed over years of experience allow us to offer intuitive, white-glove service from construction planning to final install.
3-D modeling, cabinet plans, and custom specification packages thoroughly designed to bring clarity and efficiency to every step of the building process. Modeling the project before construction allows us to anticipate and problem solve issues in the planning stage, and reduces your stress on the job site.
Taking the headache out of the selection process, our two curated interior specifications include: PDF mood boards, complete selection schedules (lighting, plumbing, hardware, tile, countertops, interior door style, cabinet door style), and a live excel spreadsheet you can utilize for internal budgeting and project management. Selections are based on a typical 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath house.
A hybrid solution for builders needing an affordable specification package with more customization than our design kit. We customize one of our design kit packages to your plans. Upgrade includes: plumbing wall elevations, kitchen layout, and light plan markups.
Our design practice has taught us that window treatments are a cornerstone element in a finished space. The privacy and light control functionality are key, and the textural design element add a finishing touch to any room
Save valuable time and let us manage the project headaches for you. Our service-focused offerings deliver the results you deserve with minimal life interruption.
"Kathleen is awesome. She saved me time, money, and heartaches. The only thing I regret is that I can’t ask for her input on every decision in my life."
"Kathleen Anderson is nothing short of a miracle. Keen sense of design as well as function. Constantly on top of every new happening in the world of design yet able to take what her client wants and translate that into reality with the least amount of effort imagineable. I can’t imagine ever making another design decision without her. Well, I tried once. It didn’t go well."
"Kathleen is one of these designers who once you tell her where you want to go she takes you there. She also knows a great deal about the architectural side of the business which gives her an edge. Her esthetic is contemporary but timeless which for me is extremely important. In student Housing you cannot afford to have expensive unit turn overs when folks move out. Kathleen understood my customer and thus picked materials that for all intents and purposes are bullet proof. We have already had some turns already and it has cost is next to nothing getting the units ready for the next customer."
-Adam Green, Developer