I'm Bessie, the creative director and founder of Kardinia Interior Design, a boutique interior design firm that I've launched to satisfy my passion for all things interior design.
I'm Rita, design assistant at Kardinia Interior Design. I work alongside Bessie to bring our clients' vision to life.
What I love most is designing spaces that make my clients feel perfectly at home in a space they're proud of, that truly reflects their personality and their style but that has an element of surprise, maybe that one thing that they just didn't think of themselves.
I love coffee in the morning and right before bed, I love a vacation that involves sun and the beach, my guilty pleasure is reality TV.
I love OrangeTheory, sushi, the color pink, and I used to be a competitive figure skater!
Decorating and designing spaces is a serious love of mine and has been for as long as I can remember.
After turning down a position nearly 15 years ago at a prestigious interior design firm to pursue a different career path, I've often thought of where I'd be today had I accepted that job. But, life took me in a different direction and I have no regrets. I'm just thrilled that I'm finally taking that leap now.
Originally from Lebanon, I moved to the United States in 2007. I spent the majority of my career in leadership roles for a large corporation in Orlando, but I always knew something was missing. In 2018, I had the opportunity to join Kardinia Interior Design, and it has truly been a life-changing experience.
I was able to cultivate my love of home decor and styling. While I know my path to interior design isn't exactly conventional, it's exactly where I’m meant to be.
While I am not lusting over beautiful furniture pieces, I can be found spending time with my husband and my two children, Joseph, 6 and Jia, 5.
We love making memories by embarking on new adventures. Traveling, hosting, cooking, and entertaining are the key to our hearts.
WE LOVE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT…
Feel free to reach out anytime via phone, text, email, social media re: all the details of your project and we can go from there.
We can set up an initial consultation to discuss the project, your ultimate goals, budget, likes and dislikes and then we can get to work!
We are looking forward to creating your next dream space.
"Bessie has an amazing eye for style! I loved all the options she presented me with. She selected items within my budget and was timely in her proposal. I would love to work with her again.”
“Bessie has fresh, creative design ideas and everything turned out great!”
“Bessie truly delivers an amazing experience, from her personalized consultation to project completion. Her focus is on the customer, and her genuine goal is to create happiness through her designs, which we felt from the moment she walked through our home! She applied her modern aesthetic to our mid-century home and transformed our sad, outdated master bedroom and bath into a modern, relaxing sanctuary. Bessie worked flawlessly within our budget to deliver a truly gorgeous space. We look forward to working with her on our next project!”
“I am so grateful that I found Bessie! After months of being lost and design challenged, Bessie was the perfect person to come and make our house feel more like a home! Her style complements mine and she was able to open up my mind to new design ideas, colors and styles. We are so happy and love coming home more than ever to our beautiful home!”
"Bessie helped us renovate our home from top to bottom. Working with her was a breath of fresh air, she presented us with ideas and options every step of the way, always with positivity and enthusiasm. From the very beginning her communication, collaboration and beautifully detailed presentations made the entire process run smoothly. Bessie's love for her work shows and she has a keen eye for detail. She also brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a team of reliable contacts. Bessie helped us bring our vision to life and beyond, we are grateful for her and cannot wait to work with her again."