DAWN COOK interior designer, blog founder & owner of Dawn Cook Interior Design

Personal Design Philosophy: “To make my clients’ personal spaces comfortable for them; to transform
a house into a home.”

Owner and founder Dawn Cook is considered one of Cleveland’s most sought after interior design talents. Recognized for her classically modern aesthetic, she challenges clients to think outside their personal design confines to create a space they will love for years to come. Dawn’s dream projects are those where the design direction may defy the prescribed mold of the space; the projects that give her the liberty to create that perfect juxtaposition which equals a balanced and harmonious home.

Dawn has the unique combination of creative + business expertise; a business woman in her first life, her previous experience keeps her projects and budgets on track while her innate passion for design fuels her desire to stay “ahead of the trends”. After receiving a BS in Business and Marketing and an MBA, Dawn spent years working in sales and marketing. In 2002, the birth of her son served as inspiration and impetus to channel her creative roots and return to school, this time to pursue a degree in interior design. Frequently quoted in design publications and trade journals, Dawn was awarded Best of Houzz Award and two Ohio Design Centre 2013 Entertaining by Design Awards.

When not working, blogging or exploring inspiration for her next assignment, Dawn spends time outdoors with her family. She loves living and working in Cleveland and supporting the thriving creative community.
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LINDA MAUCK SMITH interior designer

Founder Blulens Design & Photography

Personal Design Philosophy: “In the design process, my goal is to bring to my clients a valuable aesthetic that may stretch their initial concept, but matches their design preferences and budget.”

Dawn Cook Design collaborator Linda Smith was a fellow interior design classmate and fast friend. Dawn and Linda found a connection through their mutual pursuits of a second career and realized their aesthetics were not only similar, but perfectly complementary. After graduation, each started independent businesses and over time realized that their meeting was no coincidence: they make a great team and began working together consistently.

Linda describes her aesthetic as “eclectic”. With an affection for modern and mid-century design, her true passion resides in taking a space that feels predictable and “shaking it up”. Linda concentrates on finding unique treasures to enhance and personalize, making things interesting and unexpected are her specialty.

Inspired by nature, travel and her two millennial aged daughters (who she attributes to keeping her relevant and tech savvy), Linda is grateful for her work and enjoys the pace of her second career. “I am content with the process and the day by day”.
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SADIE KUNCEL interior designer

Dawn Cook Design & Blulens

Personal Design Philosophy: “I enjoy a creative space. One that is modern and eclectic, yet timeless.”

Every company needs a magician, someone who is a skilled designer and a master at coordinating behind the scenes. At Dawn Cook Design and Blulens that person is Sadie. A trained interior designer who also graduated from the same program as Dawn and Linda, Sadie’s attention to detail and a keen eye for design keeps the ship running smoothly and ensures projects are delivered on time.

A fashion and outdoor enthusiast, you will most likely find Sadie frequenting the local boutiques or cycling through the metro parks. From local markets to vegetarian restaurants to dirt trails, nothing is off limits. Sadie’s love for interior design stems from a mind where her creativity is always brewing. Whether its putting together a cute outfit for a Sunday brunch or capturing a perfect moment with a photograph, Sadie doesn’t go a day without creating.
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