MEET THE TEAM
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Taylor was exposed to and active in the art scene from an early age. Prior to making her mark as a professional designer in Hawaii, she began as a DIY hobbyist with a deep love for design blogs, a passion that eventually propelled her toward a degree in Fine Arts. At Baylor University, Taylor not only designed interior spaces, she constructed them. She enhanced her skills in the theatre department, where she built sets, props, and wardrobes, mastering the use of power tools and sewing machines. Her interior design skillset began with a firm understanding of basic elements of design, from sewing and upholstery, to hand sketches, working drawings in AutoCAD, and construction.
Eventually, Taylor's passion for cultivating unique interior spaces led to starting her own interiors business on Kauai. Putting her unique stamp on interior design in Hawaii is of utmost importance for Taylor. Mixing styles is one of her favorite aspects of design, and Hawaii's landscape is the perfect backdrop.
Taylor is now based in Kalaheo, where she lives and works with fellow South & Home Principal and life partner, Alex, and their dogs, Liam and Mister. Their work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Modern Luxury, SFGate, Pacific Business News and Mansion Global. One of their design projects was selected as The Wall Street Journal House of the Year, and two of their design projects have been selected as The Wall Street Journal House of the Week.
In addition to her career in interiors, Taylor has worked professionally on award-winning festivals and productions, across the film, music, and theatre industries, including Fusebox Festival and FronteraFest. Taylor is also passionate about the prevention of suicide and domestic violence and has dedicated many years to working for these causes.
Creative Director / Project Manager
Born and raised on Kauai, Alex has resided and worked on three of the Hawaiian Islands. Brought up by parents in the real estate industry, Alex exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye toward island interiors at a young age. After graduating with an Economics degree from Wesleyan University, Alex returned home to Hawaii to advance her careers in production, residential project management and interior design.
In her 20s, Alex co-owned a film and video production company and advertising agency where she produced campaigns and commercials for Hawaii-based and national companies. After relocating back to Kauai, Alex spent three years working on the project management of a new residential neighborhood in Kukuiula. During that time, she assisted homeowners with their finish and furniture selections, worked with the architect and general contractor on change order requests, schedules, and costs, and facilitated obtaining permits from the Planning & Building Departments at The County of Kauai.
Alex is now based in Kalaheo, where she lives and works with fellow South & Home Principal and life partner, Taylor, and their dogs, Liam and Mister. Their work has been featured in SFGate, Pacific Business News, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Luxury, and Mansion Global. One of their design projects was selected as The Wall Street Journal House of the Year, and two of their projects have been selected as The Wall Street Journal House of the Week.
In addition to her work in interiors, Alex currently sits on the YWCA of Kauai's Pride Parade Committee and has given back to her local community through board memberships at multiple organizations focused on childhood education. Alex is deeply passionate about LGBTQ+ youth visibility, inclusivity and straight allyship.