Part III | By Terra McNutt

This is the third in a three-part series. To read Part I, click here. To read Part II, click here.

Owning RI Studio is one of the greatest pleasures of my life, and we’re just getting started.

One of the most exciting aspects is seeing my style take hold in the Dallas design community. RI Studio designs are original and exclusive. Our clients aren’t the only ones who are noticing. We have been honored to have won a first and second place award in the ASID 2019 Legacy of Design competition. I’m excited to submit more of our designs in 2020 and beyond. To have the validation of the design industry recognize the impact of our firm’s work has helped reinforce that we are on the right track.

As I look to the future, I have big plans for the growth of RI Studio. We’ve seen this growth, both from new clients looking for full home renovations and previous clients looking for us to design their second or vacation homes. Another key piece to our plans is to expand our work with architects and custom home builders. I love working with these skilled professionals to create a holistic design — one that incorporates creative and exclusive design elements before construction even begins.

We’re always looking to improve how we service our clients at RI Studio. With that, we will soon be launching a new program exclusively for previous and existing clients to continue providing them white-glove services after their interior design projects and home renovations are complete.

In the meantime, I’m thrilled to announce a new blog series by RI Studio called “A Rendered Interior.” I get so many questions from clients and friends about interior design, and I want to give back to my community by sharing my expertise. Do you have a question for me about interior design or the construction process? Are you looking for design advice, decorating tips, or an insider’s perspective on new trends? Submit your questions to and I will answer them in future “A Rendered Interior” columns.

This new series touches on the heart of interior design: connection and community. I’m so grateful to work with dedicated builders, talented architects, and especially my thoughtful clients. Thank you for being part of my community; I can’t wait to serve you.