WHO WE ARE

We believe your home should fully reflect your story and your dreams.

Designer

About Us

Bohannon Design Team was formed in 2009 to meet the needs of clients in the Dallas & Fort Worth, TX area who desire a direct connection with their designer and a truly customized experience in plan creation. 

 

We cater to clients who know their own mind and want more creative expression. They desire surroundings that match the people they have become and appreciate the idea that a building can be a reflection of self. These free-thinkers have great attention to detail and time to focus on what can be a daunting task to many. We specialize in walking clients through the maze of decisions that need to be made, empowering and enlightening them all the way with creative finesse and practical know-how. To us, plan creation is a completely collaborative process, and ultimately we want our clients to experience the joy and satisfaction of telling the world, “I designed this home!”

Our Team

Wendy Bohannon

Owner and Principal

Wendy knew at 7 years of age that her artistic talent and love of architecture would be used to design environments for others to enjoy. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1992 with a bachelor degree in Interior Design and has been working in the field of architectural/interior design ever since. Wendy is a Registered Interior Designer and certified by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. Her specialty is space planning and her extensive practical know-how has proved invaluable in helping clients think through their usage from the inside out. Wendy founded Direct Home Design in 2009, recently re-named Bohannon Design Team in 2019. Her passion is helping clients discover their own style and realize their new home really can be exactly as they have dreamed. Wendy enjoys balancing the creative outlet of design with her #1 job as wife to Nathan and mom to three amazing girls!

Rachael Rossetti

Lead Designer

Rachael graduated from UTA with an Honors Bachelors of Science in Interior Design in 2012. She is a Registered Interior Designer certified by TBAE, and holds a LEED Green Associates. Her background also includes 3D furniture design and rendering. She is super at space planning and sees every project as a puzzle she can't wait to solve. Whether helping create new solutions for your remodeling projects, or designing within the limits of your unconventional building materials, she loves listening and is eager to learn and incorporate everything you want in your dream home. Rachael is married to Mike, loves to travel and spend time with their son and fur babies.

Sarah Starnes

Client Services Director

Sarah is a creative professional with 20 years of unique experience in both administrative and residential/commercial contracting fields. Her father and grandfather were contractors and Sarah started learning hands-on, working on her dad's painting crew in her teens. She went to college to be a teacher, but discovered that wasn't a fit for her creative brain... Her love for color and design led her into learning faux finish technique and her own business for a time. She enjoys bringing all that artistic and practical know-how to bear in educating our clients about the design process and walking them through from start to finish. Sarah acts as liaison between our team and our clients and also assists with creative decisions in the finishes process. She loves adventure, is married to Trent and mama to 3 girlies.

Angela Cho

Designer

Kayleen Harris

Administrative Assistant

Kayleen is our amazing "Girl Friday" and joined our team to help with all the details that keep us going! You may hear her cheerful voice on the phone, she may be assisting with research for your finishes or preparing your final printed plan set. Kayleen is also in college full time, is married to Joseph and has 3 fur babies. She loves road trips and fun with family!

TESTIMONIALS

Relationship: Client

We hired the Bohannon Design Team to design our new home and could not have imagined the process any better. Sarah and Wendy were attentive, flexible and incredibly creative with including our needs and wants into the design. Anytime we had an ask of them, the answer was always “yes” followed with multiple options for how to achieve what we wanted. Ultimately, every single thing we threw at them they somehow managed to incorporate into this perfect floor plan. Even after the design was finalized, the team was more than happy to answer follow up questions, address issues and provide guidance on design/aesthetics. We simply couldn’t be happier with their work and don’t feel that anyone else could have exceeded our expectations like they did. Would 100% recommend to anyone and we have. Our parents are currently using the Bohannon Design Team for their new home and are also very impressed by their service thus far.Read More

Relationship: Client

We hired Direct Home Design to design our lake house. Wendy and Sarah were great to work with and the plans turned out fantastic. We can't wait to build our dream vacation home. We couldn't of done it without them.Read More

Relationship: Client

We hired Wendy to help us design a new home for our family. We knew what we wanted but had no idea what would work or how to make it functional. She was a great help in turning our ideas into an actual plan our contractor could use. It is as though she took beautiful scraps of cloth and turned them into a quilt. We couldn't have done this project without her help.Read More

Relationship: Client

Direct Home Design did an excellent job on our house plans! We had an idea of how to work with an existing older home on our property, but Wendy helped us visualize those ideas on paper. With my husband being in construction, he uses plans daily in his work. This is my first time planning a home building project. With Wendy’s expertise and great ideas, now I, too, can see how our ideas will transpire into the beautiful home we want!!Read More

Relationship: Client

I give Wendy and the Direct Home Design Team the highest recommendation for custom home plan design. The can-do attitude, professionalism, the personal communication, the attention to detail, the ability to work with our schedule, and the fact that they were truly a delight to interact with and work with makes Direct Home Design stand out as a top-notch custom home design firm! I had quite a number of very specific things I wanted to incorporate in our home along the way, and Wendy and team always treated me with the utmost respect and were able to incorporate those beautifully, in a timely manner. She also provided cost-savings suggestions and was able to do a post-bid update for us, which saved us thousands of dollars with a few additional changes from my original selections. Wendy made herself available to answer my questions via phone or email, so much so, that I didn't even realize the size of her team initially. I also worked one-on-one via phone a couple times for real-time updates with her professional and helpful staff. This is an amazing team- from Wendy, to her design staff, to her office manager! Thanks, Direct Home Design!!!Read More

Relationship: Client

I am writing to recommend the services of the Direct Home Design and Wendy Bohannon. Currently we live in California and are planning to move to Texas soon. I have been using her for a significant remodeling effort on a newly purchased home for the past several months, and have always been completely satisfied. Wendy does an excellent job, is always punctual, and offers the most competitive rates in town. She has also made herself available on occasion by providing extra assistance with tasks such as, site inspections, meeting with contractors, and assisting in selecting flooring, appliances, color coordination, etc. These services are appreciated since we are currently in California and she is very open and communicative in supporting our project. Her services have been very reasonably priced, and always does exactly what we ask of her. I'm happy to recommend the services of Direct Home DesignRead More

Relationship: Colleague

Wendy is my plan designer of choice. As a general contractor specializing in building one of a kind custom homes it is important to align myself with a professional that is willing to pursue the possibilities. Wendy is flexible and void of ego so my projects have the character and uniqueness that sets my homes apart from the others. And not to mention the plans are accurate and can be built as they are drawn.Read More

Relationship: Client

I really enjoyed designing my family home "rebuild" with Direct Home Design and Wendy. The experience was very satisfying and exciting at the same time. Wendy did an excellent job of capturing my vision for the home.Read More

Relationship: Client

Working with Wendy and the Direct Home Design team was an excellent experience. I chose Wendy because I liked the idea of working with another woman who would be willing to listen and incorporate ALL my ideas and plan details. She did just that! I was very particular about our plan design, but needed an expert’s opinion and experience to help create the correct flow, feel and look I wanted to achieve. She accommodated all my “wants” and also helped me to achieve my desire to minimize wasted space. Wendy and her team kept me informed throughout the entire process and they were quick to respond if I contacted them, whether it be phone, text, or email. We were/are very pleased with the final product. We are excited to begin the building process this month. And if we ever build again, I will definitely have Wendy draw up our next set of plans!Read More

Relationship: Client

We had the pleasure of working with Wendy during our custom home design process. Her company was very responsive to all my desires and changes. Wendy went above and beyond when it came to trying to meet my expectations! She and her assistant were able to capture my thoughts on paper. Her use of electronic media to conference on the phone and make my thoughts 2D were great and time-saving with our hectic schedules! I was truly impressed. Thank you for all of your hard work Wendy!Read More

Relationship: Client

Working with Wendy was GREAT! she had wonderful ideas and was very helpful in the planning process. Using her and her team gave me the confidence to tackle this big remodel! I highly recommend her and her team! Time to do another renovation!Read More

Relationship: Client

Wendy helped to take our vision and make it a reality! Through multiple changes of our plans she was extremely helpful with the advice she offered to tweak our overall vision. Pricing was very competitive. We are very thankful to have Wendy as part of our team.Read More

Relationship: Colleague

Worked with Wendy on a couple of projects, 5 Star all the way. She is responsive and reasonably priced. From a General Contractors point of view, Wendy was very easy to work with. She took feedback on what would and would not work, and turned it into a fantastic set of plans. We have since moved our business to Houston, and wish we could find a "Wendy" to work with here!Read More

Relationship: Client

Direct Home Design is our go-to for all of our custom home plan design needs. Wendy and her team are great to work with and they go the distance for getting the client exactly what they want, even when the clients don't know what they want themselves.Read More

Relationship: Colleague

I worked with Wendy at length due to several required changes in the plans. She was always available, professional, and considerate in the process. I found her to be a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant environment. I would, without question refer her to anyone who is looking for a professional with an attitude of making a difference in the project.Read More

Relationship: Client

As an aspiring homeowner with a strong architectural interest, we came to Wendy with a plan in mind and sketches on paper. However, our lot demanded tight dimensioning and rearranging of the “perfect” home to fit those dimensions. Wendy took my dreams and rearranged them to fit, injected lots of design ideas to protect me from myself, and most importantly took my simple one-line drawings and converted them into a builder’s package. Wendy is very creative, energetic and willing to entertain new ideas. She is not afraid to tell you the pitfalls of your dreams and if you are willing to listen, she can meld together the best of your ideas and hers to result in functional and beautiful house plan. We have returned to Wendy many times during construction to alter our original plans for new ideas we encountered. Ultimately she did our as-built drawings, so we have accurate drawings of the house that was built.Read More

Relationship: Client

We are so lucky to have found Wendy through Help U Build to design our home. We came to the project with an idea in our head and the sketch that looked like a five year old's and she designed a gorgeous home for us. It is so easy to work with Wendy. I became ill during the project and we were able to work over the computer and phone perfectly. She had wonderful suggestions when we hit a problem with our ideas that we could not figure out. You will be so pleased with yourselves when you choose Direct Home Design.Read More

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Design
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Design
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
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