Innovative, Creative, and Uniquely Yours
RI Studio is an industry leading residential design firm specializing in high-end residential interiors, remodels and design-build custom homes. We serve Dallas and the surrounding areas including McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, and even lakehouses. Terra McNutt, owner and principal designer, grew up around construction which cultivated her love of design and custom home building at a young age. Terra earned a bachelor’s in interior design and a minor in architecture and has worked with highly respected firms in Dallas and Houston.
Terra’s extensive construction knowledge not only sets her apart from other interior designers, it equips her to focus on the details that others don’t think about while overseeing her projects from conception through construction and final furnishings. Terra is known for her imaginative residential and commercial spaces blending architectural elements with bespoke details that result in timeless and elevated designs unique to each client.
Throughout her enviable career, she garnered an extensive portfolio spanning from Texas to Washington, D.C. Many of her projects have won industry awards as well as being featured in local and national publications.
Great design should be an extension of the client’s lifestyle and take into account how people live, work, and entertain.
Meet the team
Terra McNutt brings all-encompassing design expertise to the project table. Graduating with a bachelor’s in interior design and a minor in architecture, followed by an enviable career working with high-end firms and custom home builders, she garnered an extensive portfolio spanning from Texas to Washington, D.C. Today, her work can be seen throughout the area’s most prestigious communities—Preston Hollow, Frisco, Prosper and Highland Park, to name a few—as well as second homes throughout Texas.
As with her well-rounded background, her creative process is comprehensive: first, she gains a thorough understanding of her clients, their needs, wants and style; she then looks to the architecture of the space, both interior and exterior, to help form the perfect design that is innovative, creative and unique to each client. Lastly, she enhances the interior by bringing in bespoke details, through the use of wall coverings, flooring patterns, cabinetry details and custom furnishings that elevate the space to create a fresh, unique look.
As director of operations, Rhonda plays an essential role in the success of RI Studio. She oversees all vendors and trades during installs and remodels. Her background in homebuilding, marketing and finance assist in her daily tasks of project management, client relations, and accounting at RI Studio. Rhonda exudes a level of warmth and integrity that is immeasurable. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with her granddaughter.