AWARD-WINNING, INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Strategic, passionate and creative with an eye for form and function, BDS is an award-winning boutique design firm based in Austin, Texas.
Led by visionary owner and head designer, Carrie Brewer, the BDS team offers clients a vast array of innovative design solutions with decades of professional experience and expert knowledge about a wide range of design projects, including residential communities, hospitality, and commercial.
Recognized throughout the State of Texas for our award-winning work, we are proud to deliver exceptional products and services our clients can be proud of.
A TEAM GEARED TO INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY
BDS seeks new and innovative ideas that push the fold of what people expect by continuously pushing to
enhance experiences. Additionally, sustainability is in their DNA. They design to protect and sustain natural surroundings by opting for earth-friendly products and sustainable planting in landscape designs. Regional resources are always the first choice for interior selections.
When BDS starts a project, they pull together a conceptual understanding for the genetic make-up of the
property by discerning who will live there and what they will need to thrive. Then, BDS works with experts to create
the community vision from the type of entrance, landscape, fencing, amenities, down to the types of structures,
signage, floor plans, and lifestyle functionality on all projects.
A PASSION FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY: THE BDS TEAM
Founder Carrie Brewer and the BDS team are experts at creating living spaces that are both functional and beautiful, yet always unique while considering what is needed in the community. Working with industry professionals in land development and architecture, they create undeniably remarkable living experiences that are fresh and revitalizing while respecting the genetics and history of the land.
Honoring the environment by opting for earth-friendly products, sustainable planting in landscape designs and regional resources is always first choice for interior selections.
Founder / Owner / Creative Director
As Founder and Creative Director of Brewer Design Studio, Carrie Brewer is responsible for design for all projects from concept to reality. Carrie works across multiple departments from acquisitions to creation and design to marketing and sales. She is a strong believer in collaboration with team and clients and is proud of the high level of work created daily by the BDS family.
With over 20 years of design experience, Carrie works to ensure that BDS creates communities where people want to come home by providing innovative ideas for lifestyle and function with premium, sustainable living spaces.
Carrie is extremely proud in being featured in Texas Monthly for her design work on the Gulf Coast Show Home in 2017. In 2020, the Austin Business Journal recognized Legacy DCS, which she co-owns, as one of the largest women-owned businesses and was also recognized as one of the top women-owned businesses in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Born in Bastrop, Texas, Carrie studied elementary education at Texas State University and taught school for five years. She found her passion for design in high school when she worked for a restoration firm on a project to renovate Main Street in Bastrop.
Carrie and her husband, Cass, are involved in Lonestar Legacy which provides grants to nonprofit organizations and charities that share a commitment to helping underprivileged youth throughout Texas. She also volunteers with her sons for Young Men’s Service League.
In her spare time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and pets at their vacation home in Port Aransas, Texas.
Jessica Grace Smith RID
Senior Interior Design Project Manager
Passionate about the design industry, with a vast array of experience, Jessica’s comprehensive design background covers a full range of commercial and residential design projects worldwide.
For over 20 years, she has worked on projects ranging from international hospitality, multi-family, amenity building and clubhouse interiors, as well as high-end residential. This breadth of experience informs all her work. She particularly enjoys the collaborative process of working with architects, craftspeople, and contractors to fully express her client’s vision and creating thoughtful environments.
Prior to joining BDS, Jessica had a long career in Dallas and is so happy she and her family now call Austin home.
VP of Design
For over 20 years, Jeremiah Marchand-Simons has been a noteworthy leader in both the interior design field along with the residential construction industry.
Having worked on projects around the world, he has vast experience and knowledge in residential, multi-family and senior living design and construction. Along with being VP of Design for BDS, he works at Legacy DCS in product development, procurement and materials operations, budgeting and assures money flow is in order.
Jeremiah currently lives in Pflugerville, Texas, and spends his free time with his wife and 4 daughters, and sneaks in time to improve his gold swing.
Lucia De La Puente
Junior Interior Designer
Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, Lucia got her bachelor’s degree in 2014.
After moving to the states in 2015 to be part of a cultural exchange program, she fell in love with the country and culture. Deciding to pursue a professional career, NY was the city where she had the opportunity to get started in the industry.
She moved to Austin in September of 2021 and joined the BDS family. Lucia has over 3 years of experience in residential and multi-family design. Over the past years, she has acquired the knowledge and skills to deliver quality work from start to finish.