Amanda Stephenson leads Gingerwood, the region’s foremost luxury interior design-build-furnish firm.
Austin’s only Interior Design firm including on-staff general contractor’s, Gingerwood provides one-stop for design, renovation, construction, project management, furnishing and home adornment services for high-end homes and multi-family developments.
Amanda brings the discerning eye of a seasoned designer and a fresh artful flair to all her projects, making spaces both timeless and dynamic. A highly skilled principal design manager, she directs her team of designers, in-house general contractors, premiere subcontractors, local artisans, and vendors to execute and deliver curated and innovative spaces.
With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, Amanda and her team have created amazing spaces for prominent clients including Fortune 500 leaders, oil investors, venture capitalists, professional athletes, surgeons, celebrities, and urban families to customize and personalize their homes. Gingerwood brings bespoke quality, upmost discretion and concierge level customer service to each and every project.
Throughout the design process, her team strives to cultivate genuine relationships with their clients. They come to trust the Gingerwood team implicitly and truly enjoy the process as the team brings their deepest yearnings to life right before their eyes.
Amanda and her multi-award winning team’s work has been featured on the cover of Austin-San Antonio Urban Home, featured in Austin Woman, published in Modern Luxury Interiors, LUXE, Austin Home, Texas Home and Living, Austin Monthly, American Statesman and Design Guide. Amanda’s firm has won numerous ASID Design Excellence and ASID Legacy Design awards as a prominent industry leader.
“…It’s your home, where you recharge, live, and love. The design should reflect what inspires, soothes, and welcomes you home. And it never hurts to spice it up with splashes of the unexpected!”
Amanda Stephenson, ASID
Principal Designer and Owner
Meet The Team
Exceptional interior design, customer service and client experience is Gingerwood’s mission. The combined experiences and personalities of our interior designers, support team, and in-house contractors deliver that luxury, turn-key Design-Build result for every project’s unique needs.
Paige brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, client relations, marketing, and customer service across multiple industries. She is a creative problem solver, effective collaborator, and the office miracle worker. Paige thrived in the building and home products industries, as well as in her own creative service business. She learned that a high level of customer satisfaction is contingent upon delivering quality support, service, products and attention to the client needs and budgets. As marketing director for an international plumbing manufacturer, Paige became intrigued with all areas of building and home design. Her passion for home design led to her pursuit of other facets of home beautification through decorative finish arts, working with many local designers and ultimately to find her home with Gingerwood where she handles operations, marketing and client relations.
With over 10 years of design industry experience, Amy has perfected the art of turning client visions into reality. A native Texan, this SFA interior design graduate, brings a fresh perspective and well-balanced design philosophy to the Gingerwood team. Her passion for above-and-beyond customer service and cheerful disposition make every experience a positive one. Amy loves a challenge and her creative ingenuity always delivers workable solutions. With her keen eye, extreme attention to detail, and valued vendor and contractor relations, Amy is a crucial member of the Gingerwood design team!
An Austin native, Brett brings more than 20 years of expertise in the building, construction and retail customer service arenas. Armed with exceptional contractor resources, hands-on construction experience and a patient, honest, and open-minded drive, there’s nothing his team can’t deliver with the right time, budget and collaboration. With 15 years experience in construction management for a national home improvement organization, Brett takes pride in building long-term relationships with clients, vendors and sub-contractors. This ensures a healthy stable of proven, dependable contractors are available for the services his projects require.
Joe’s diverse background offers over 25 years experience in real estate, logistics, management, and general construction and home improvement. Working with the client and design team, each project is viewed as a positive challenge to create unique spaces whether simpler aesthetic changes, or full-on remodeling construction. Ensuring that each project has the focus and individual attention it deserves is critical. This team manages its schedule and client’s expectations well, not spreading themselves or their quality tradesmen too thin. There’s never been anything Joe can’t fix or do, and his passion has always been construction. When he needed more space in his own home, as a “hobby” he demo’ed the family‘s 2nd story and rebuilt it to increase the overall square footage and improve the layout of the spaces.
Born & raised in Maine, and an Interior Design graduate of Endicott College of MA, Kasie brings experience in residential interior design with a fresh northeast coast perspective. Handling every aspect from complete renovations to elaborate custom cabinetry and furnishings, as Lead Designer, Kasie’s projects have been published in New England Home, Boston Globe, and Boston Common Magazine. She brings a well-seasoned expertise in design-build project management, and is known for her ability to step in and make the client feel comfortable and confident that their projects are in good hands. Kasie thrives on building relationships with the clients, vendors, and sub-contractors and she loves interior design for the organized creativity and the pure human element. She enjoys collaborating with the clients and making creative concepts come to life, insuring everyone knows what is happening along the way, and having a little fun in the process.
Born & raised in Maine, and an Interior Design graduate of Endicott College of MA, Kasie brings 5+ years experience in residential interior design with a fresh northeast coast perspective. Handling every aspect from complete renovations to elaborate custom cabinetry and furnishings, as Lead Designer, Kasie’s projects have been published in New England Home, Boston Globe, and Boston Common Magazine. She brings a well-seasoned expertise in design-build project management, and is known for her ability to step in and make the client feel comfortable and confident that their projects are in good hands. Kasie thrives on building relationships with the clients, vendors, and sub-contractors and she loves interior design for the organized creativity and the pure human element. She enjoys collaborating with the clients and making creative concepts come to life, insuring everyone knows what is happening along the way, and having a little fun in the process.
An Austin native, Inez graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Joining the Gingerwood team as a Design Intern, Inez is now our Project Coordinator, working with the Design and Construction Teams on design selection, expediting, and project management. Always passionate about creative ventures, she has a hunger to learn and grow, brings a youthful millennial eye, and handles the Social Media outreach for the firm.
A Dallas, Texas native, and Interior Design graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sarah moved to Austin following her dreams of working in a design-build firm. She brings high-end residential design experience, custom furniture design, and is a commissioned artist. Sarah is passionate about creating something beautiful out of nothing and helping people in the process. Sarah had a unique opportunity to work abroad in Ireland for her design degree. Working for Denis Byrne Architects on renovation and remodel projects, selecting hard finishes, materials and working directly with clients to create final design. There her design philosophy took root — Sarah’s designs are thoughtful and intentionally crafted for each client’s way of living, improving those lives through innovative livable spaces. Her design work has been featured in Oklahoma Magazine, and her artwork featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine.