Janna Paulson and the PPDS team has provided full-service interior design and space planning expertise to multi-family, residential, hospitality, retail, and corporate clientele since 1989. PPDS is a woman-owned business that makes a bold statement. If you’re looking to update your residence, launch a new retail or corporate space concept or reinvigorate your workplace we offer a fresh and comprehensive analysis that reflects your style and needs. We travel the world to provide you with the best design solutions and utilize the most current technology to conceptualize your vision. Professionalism, integrity, education, talent and creativity are the foundation of our philosophy.
President and Founder of PPDS since 1989, Janna directs and oversees company activities and personnel. Her expertise allows her to manage project budgets and schedules to ensure that the highest quality of professional interior design services are provided. A Registered Interior Designer, Janna has over thirty-two years experience in the operations, design and directing of corporate and residential interiors work. She currently sits on the Texas Book Festival Advisory Council and is on the President’s Cabinet for the Paramount Theatre. Born in Abilene, Texas. Favorite color is PPDS blue. Hobbies include travel, food and golf. Favorite book is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. My weakness is saying no to a good cause.
As Project Manager, Ashley is involved in every phase of the design process from schematics to furniture selection and everything in between. Ashley’s attention to detail allows her to create well thought out spaces tailored to a client’s specific needs. She was born in San Antonio, Texas and her hobbies include travel, food and hiking with her dog, Callie. Ashley’s favorite color is heather gray. Her favorite TV show is Big Little Lies. Ashley would say her greatest weakness is not being able to say no!
As Project Designer, Lindsey is involved in every phase of interior design projects. Her tasks include design development, construction documentation, construction administration, interior finish selections, and furniture selections tailored to each unique project. Among her many strengths is her thoughtful design process creating one of a kind designs. She was born in Lamesa, Texas. Her favorite color is dark green. Hobbies include hiking, camping, yoga, music and anything SciFi. Lindsey’s favorite movie is The Fifth Element and her weakness is that she is a note taker/list maker. If it is not written down it most likely won’t get done. Something no one knows about her is that she makes up songs about her animals using their names/nicknames inserted into existing tunes. (So embarrassing!)
As Project Designer, Margaret is involved in every phase of the design process. From schematics to furniture selection and everything in between, her attention to detail allows her to create well thought out spaces tailored to a client’s specific needs. She was born in Dallas, Texas and her hobbies include Country Western dancing and sitting on the patio with her pups. Margaret’s favorite color is Turquoise. Her favorite Movie is August Rush and favorite book is The Last Lie I Told. Something no one knows about Margaret is she is a diehard Gilmore Girls fan and any day that she can quote Lorelei is a good day. Copper Boom! Margaret would say her greatest weakness is Coca Cola.
Crystal was born and raised in Georgia and recently relocated to Austin with her native Texan husband. Design has always been a part of her life and she thoroughly enjoys being creative. Crystal has worked in many facets of Interior Design, from residential to large scale commercial projects. Her belief that design is the art of telling a story allows her to bridge the various types of Interior Design. Crystal believes wherever you go, the space you encounter has something to say. Whether it’s a bright and functional space like a grocery store or layered and dimly lit like a restaurant, you get the message. Uncovering the story and creating an environment that allows it to speak is what drives Crystal from day to day. Outside of design, she is quite sarcastic and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She loves being around her friends who provide all the comic relief. Her husband and pets keep her grounded. Camping is one of their favorite past times. She’s a city girl who loves the outdoors, which has made moving to Austin painless. All in all, she’s a creative person who enjoys a good sense of humor.
As Junior Designer, Catherine has jumped into the world of multi-family design at PPDS upon her graduation from Baylor University. She strives for timeliness and organization, allowing each component of design to be well-composed and produced with the upmost attention to detail. Catherine was born in Houston, Texas, but was drawn to moving to Austin because of how outdoor-oriented the city is and that everywhere is dog friendly. Some of her favorite activities include cooking elaborate meals, traveling to new cities, and trying out highly touted restaurants. A little known fact about Catherine is that she immediately bought a paddle board upon moving to ATX and can be spotted out on Lady Bird in her free time.
As Junior Designer, Haley is empowered in every phase of the design process. She was born in San Antonio, Texas. Haley attended the University of the Incarnate Word - Go Cards! She interned with The Walt Disney Company in both Disneyworld (Fl) and Disneyland (Ca) & she says Disneyworld is more fun. Her favorite Disney Princess is Mulan because she’s so strong and independent. Something not many people know about Haley is that sometimes her birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day, so she prefers birthday pie instead of birthday cake. She enjoys binge watching documentaries, learning new recipes, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her biggest weakness is Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Her favorite word is Sonder – which is the realization that each random passerby on this earth is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
As a Marketing Coordinator, Jamye is responsible for online presence such as website development, email campaigns, blog post and social media. She also prepares print advertising and promotional marketing materials. Jamye was born in Abilene, Texas. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, travel and exploration. Her favorite movies are Labyrinth & Life is Beautiful. Jamye’s guilty weakness is ice cream.
Karina holds the title of Procurement Manager and brings to the firm a multi-faceted talent for procurement. She was born in Nochistlan, Zacatecas and her hobbies include travel, running, and painting. Karina’s favorite color is pink. Her favorite movies are The Holiday and About Time. Her favorite books are The Old Man and the Sea and Animal Farm. Something no one knows about Karina is she designs shoes and would love to start her own shoe-line someday. Karina would say her greatest weakness is sweets.
Edle holds the title of Operations and Purchasing and brings to the firm a resourcefulness and tenacity for procurement. She was born in Udupi, India and her hobbies include hiking, gardening, cooking and reading. Edle’s favorite color is Celtic Blue. Her favorite movie is The Sound of Music and favorite book is Chicken Soup for the Soul. Edle would say her greatest guilty pleasure is trying new cuisine. Something no one knows about her is she is a Civil Engineer and had interesting experiences while working for a construction company in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Years in Business
“We have truly enjoyed our 15 year plus working relationship with PPDS. They bring a unique Austin perspective to our selections which has been extremely well received by our tenants and multifamily investors.”
The bathroom project is really, really looking great. Your design ideas are simply awesome and it certainly shows. Janna Paulson, our interior designer. Absolutely terrific. Listens to what you like / do not like. Assesses your structure and layout and does not come with a canned preset belief as to what needs to be done. She has a great studio. They are super duper. (hold the chuckles please.) We've interviewed several and have had a few ideas presented from others, but hands down, our money and our praise goes to Janna.
“Our experience with PPDS was outstanding.”
“PPDS gave me the tools and guidance I needed to make my house exactly what I had hoped it would be… our dream home!”
“Y’all are absolutely raising the bar on every deal, and it’s allowing us to elevate our overall design and differentiate ourselves from some of our cookie cutter competitors.”