Hey friend, I’m Jaime!
I’m the owner and principal designer at FD Design. This isn’t your typical design studio, so please, stay awhile.
If you’re like me, you’ve likely been jolted awake from a nap in your dream home to your current ‘ho-hum’ situation? How about starting project after project to still walk in and not have it be what you’ve dreamt of? Better yet, you’ve decided to build your dream home and are now overwhelmed at all the possibilities.
Serving the greater Lehigh Valley, PA we specialize in making your current home, your dream home. Oh yeah, without you having to break your piggy bank! Because it is expensive to feed your kids these days!
I’ve spent equal time picking up after my biggish family of six, as I have being a designer, so when I say I get it, I get it. You want to feel refreshed and invited in, not be afraid of what’s behind door #2. Three out of my four kids are teenagers, I am terrified of what’s behind door #2.
This entire process is all about you. Your style, your budget, how you want to function in your home. Want to incorporate some of what you have, awesome! Want to start from scratch, sounds great! This is for you.
I took my passion for functional spaces, wellness filled homes, and locally sourced goods & services to create my dream design firm. I structured the studio to function around flat fee packages. If you’re like me, you don’t like big surprise bills 😉 These packages are designed with you in mind, and are based on our most commonly requested services. We also function as a design/build firm, and are licensed as a home improvement general contractor in Pennsylvania. This helps you during a renovation to only deal with one person. Moving from large commercial design builds into the residential world, it was a simple process.
I am here to help you chose the perfect package for you, so don’t sweat trying to choose on your own. To get you on your way to your dream space let’s schedule your Creative Exploration Call and get you on your way to making your home become your dream home.
Of course I couldn’t do all this on my own. I have a super talented staff that is more than amazing at helping me keep the studio running smoothly on a daily basis. Sometimes you may have a lot of contact with them, other times not. Either way, they are always behind the scenes, finding my glasses and keeping me on track.
**And if you want to know all the boring nitty gritty stuff like the name of the school I got my degree at, how I know how to make sure a space is ADA code compliant, how I can spec lighting like a boss, and create a punch list that will make the toughest union construction worker cry, I’d be happy to get that over to you!**
Hi, I’m Rachel!
I designed my first space in a shoe box during a career exploration fair, and returned to design as a creative outlet throughout school. At La Roche University, I studied how to express my creativity in a space and represent that space accurately. I was always creative, but I was drawn to design specifically because it is a way to express myself in a tangible, functional way.
Here, I have gotten more experience with solving spatial problems that come up in real world projects. In school, everything goes right from your imagination to the design, but in real renovations, it’s a lot of “you can’t do this because of this stuff in the wall.” I’ve really enjoyed flexing my problem-solving muscles in tandem with my creativity.
When I’m not finding pieces to build your dream space, I like to make handmade gifts in my free time and explore new places in little adventures. That, and play with my dog, Luna.
Hi! I’m Laura.
I entered the design world as a second career after working as a high school English teacher. Interior design allows me to marry both the creative pursuits I like to engage in and my analytical side – a balance I wasn’t able to find while teaching. I went back to school, studying interior design and historic preservation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
I’m at my happiest when working with historic structures, finding creative ways to preserve their history while making spaces functional for modern life. Every historic space is full of stories that can be explored through design. These ideas inform my work in residential design, where my goal is to create beautiful, functional spaces where your own story can unfold. I approach design from a place of longevity, rather than only pushing what’s trendy at the moment.
When I’m not in the design studio, I stay busy maintaining my own historic home, sewing, gardening, and spending time with my wife, Lindsey, and our two dogs, Maggie and Harvey.
Hello, I’m Cassidy!
I make sure all our projects are running smoothly by ordering products, tracking progress, and handling administration. When that doesn’t keep me busy enough, I flex my creative muscles on our social media and blog.
I worked in university administration where I became well-versed in logistics and spreadsheets. Then I was in community relations where I leaned into my creativity to organize events and social media engagement. Here, I’m blending both skills and both my bachelor’s in media promotion and master’s in management from Greenville University in Illinois.
When I’m not working, I spend quality time with my husband, 5-year-old son, and pug. I’ve also been known to get lost in a good mystery novel pretty regularly.