Designer Spotlight: Desiree Gipson

Interior designer Desiree Gipson



How would you describe your signature style?
If I had to label my style, it would probably be considered mid-century eclectic. I like the combination of vintage and modern being used together in a design. I have several pieces of art and decor I have collected over time that add personality to each space. Adding an eclectic touch makes the space feel much more unique and cultivated.
Adding personal aspects to your home helps it tell your story to all who view it!

Who is your role model?
My grandma, Grace, is an interior designer that has done work in Texas and New Mexico for over 30 years. Her skill and determination have been something I look up to in the world of interior design and everyday life. She has been overjoyed at my decision to follow her footsteps and it has brought us that much closer.
Emily Henderson is another interior designer I idolize. Emily’s spaces are happy and welcoming; using an array of colors and patterns in all of her work. Each of her projects looks unique from the previous and she adds special touches to each home she works on.

What is your go to design choice?
I don’t have a specific product I use for each project. But, I do try to add as much textural qualities to each space as I can. Adding elements such as various wood types, mixed metals, and other textured items into the design gives a design an entirely new depth and added sophistication. 

Why did you choose interior design?
I actually didn’t originally follow the interior design path. I started my college career studying Nutrition, but design was always a hobby I enjoyed. It was a sudden realization that this was something I wanted to do as a career. I really love helping people realize the full potential of their home, and creating spaces that they can enjoy with their loved ones for years to come.

What did you learn at Sam Houston State University?
College teaches you a lot of things, but I feel like most of my knowledge was obtained through the workplace and my internship through Donna’s. Being able to have this hands on experience taught me how to work with people and engage with clients.
Although, some of my favorite classes at Sam Houston revolved around textiles and space planning. I have always had a love for textiles and fabrics; this probably goes along with my desire to add various feelings and textures into a space. Space planning projects I worked on almost felt like a puzzle that need to be solved. Figuring out the best way to make a space aesthetically pleasing AND functional always seemed fun to me!


See below Desiree’s top picks that are available through Donna’s Home Furnishings!
If you are in need of an interior designer, or have any other questions for Desiree, stop by the showroom or give her a call at 979-480-7045.

Donna's Signature




tan and brown woven bench




Woven Bench


Pink and Green willow boughs artwork


Willow Boughs Artwork



Black Leather Chair


Leather Chair


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