“Design inspiration can be found everywhere; from nature, travel, art, and fashion. The key is how you use your imagination. Get curious and explore! “

Amanda is a Registered Interior Designer with experience in hospitality and commercial interiors. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the University of North Texas after studying art and design abroad at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

While exploring in Italy, Amanda discovered her love of the unique elements of historic buildings and hotels. Each historic space she entered had rich and compelling characteristics that were carefully curated, respecting the past while still looking forward to the future. The niche historic work ForrestPerkins was working on at the time motivated and excited Amanda. She happily joined Forrest Perkin’s Dallas office as an Interior Designer in 2014.

Since then, she has successfully taken on the challenges of managing teams of designers and architects and establishing and maintaining client relationships. Her accomplishments and performance has rewarded her with the title of Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer.

Amanda’s precise attention to detail ensures all phases of a project are meticulously and thoughtfully curated. A strong leader, she is highly skilled in documentation, quality control, and writing and reviewing FF&E specifications. Amanda is highly proficient in AutoCAD, InDesign, SketchUp, and Photoshop. In addition, she is heavily involved in defining standards, training and mentoring our staff.

A positive attitude and warm demeanor come naturally to Amanda; qualities she exudes to clients and team members. Leading by example, she is always willing to teach along the way.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing tennis, weekend hiking trips, travel, and cycling around Dallas’s White Rock Lake in the evenings as the sun sets. During her stateside and international travels, she enjoys exploring new hotels, restaurants, and bars for inspiration to bring back to her team and projects.