Nearly 10 years ago I left a pretty sweet position at a large design firm because I was burned out and wanted to spend more time with my boys. Our family income took a huge hit with my "early retirement" and we were a little bit house-poor. But on the plus side I found myself with something I'd never had before.
T I M E .
So I started helping friends and family with their design projects, hoping to make enough extra cash to be able to take the kids to Chick-fil-A without having to check my bank account first. I began helping my friends and neighbors transform their homes to serve their families and their unique lifestyles. Most had never worked with an Interior Designer and didn't know that it didn't have to be intimidating or difficult. In fact, it could be really fun.
IT ALL BEGAN
and then it grew from there...
With chicken nuggets.
The Dream Team
ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE
We're TLD, and we want to live in a world where design isn’t reserved for the ultra-rich. Our goal is to help you love life at home by designing it uniquely for you and your family. We want to create beauty every day and bring joy to the lives of our people.
Investing in your home is about more than bricks and mortar and curtains and couches. Done well, your home can be a source of calm, inspiration, and sanctuary. And that feeling spills over into every area of your life.
Our 'special sauce' is a blend of experience, strategy, empathy, and intuition.
We partner with our clients to do more than just designing beautiful spaces, we create individualized solutions tailored to the lives of our clients.
Oh, and we make it really enjoyable.
In livable beauty. Your home can be beautiful and functional. It's not an either/or situation.
Design isn't about replicating your Pinterest board, it's about creating a beautiful, functional space that fits you and your lifestyle.
Your home, your gifts, and your whiskey are best shared with friends.
WE'RE NOT ABOUT:
Doing things just because they're pretty. They have to function first.
Cookie cutter design solutions or being "on trend".
And we don't just stop at design. We love to create and share resources around all things home to serve as many folks as possible. Products we love, financial strategies for saving for your biggest projects, simple living, renovation tips, and so much more. Like...
YOU CAN FIND US:
Around Tara's dining table on Workday Mondays, collaborating on projects, driving around Dallas to source for projects, and eating homemade bread.
- OUR SHOP -
As Interior Designers we are constantly on the hunt for beautiful, affordable art for our clients’ homes, but often found that art was either: very beautiful and therefore expensive and not in their budget, or very affordable…but not very pretty.
This is where Humble Abode was born.
Combining my love of making with my passion for Interior Design led us to create and curate beautiful, affordable art to fill our client’s walls. From abstract landscapes to graphic art and vintage pieces, everything in our shop runs through the filter of our design experience. Pieces that fit in with modern color palettes, that feel collected and “lived in”, and are made to look great inside your home.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"We hired TLD based on a recommendation. We have worked with other designers in the past and we truly appreciate both your creative and business acumen. Not all creative people have the organizational skills to run a business, but you do both so well!
We are already brainstorming our next project and TLD will be our first call!
Nikki, Dallas TX
TARA LENNEY DESIGN
Dallas | Richardson | McKinney