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Our Team

Emily Hudgens
Founder & Director of Design

Emily set out to create a forward thinking and influential interior design firm when founding TDS. With over 15 years of design experience, her devotion to design can be seen in her award-winning projects. To Emily, design is a form of creative communication to evoke emotion and energy within.

Keri Johnson
Director of Operations

Keri’s role with TDS for over 6 years incorporates her savvy skills when it comes to retail and her keen attention to detail when overseeing day-to-day business operations. Keri, originally from Iowa, moved to Charlotte upon graduating from Winthrop University with a degree in Business Administration to pursue her passion in retail.

Sarah Malpass
Interior Designer

Sarah, a native of Gainesville, FL., now lives in Charlotte after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree from Queens University. As a designer, Sarah strives to construct creative environments that balance form and function. Creative collaboration with clients drives Sarah’s passion for design.

Kenzie Rigsbee
Junior Designer

Kenzie is a native Charlottean who chose to return to the Queen City after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Appalachian State University. When it comes to design, Kenzie is creative and detail oriented. With every project she strives to breathe new life into a space with fresh and functional design ideas.

Tracey Bower
Retail Consultant

Tracey’s role with TDS for 5+ years incorporates her passion for retail and home decor. She is known for creating an unforgettable customer experience when it comes to our retail store. Customer satisfaction is her number one priority.