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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Interior design is about how we interact and experience spaces in which we live, work and play. Whether it's designing a unique commercial space, the layout for your dream home, or a home renovation complete with beautiful furnishings, we offer a full array of services to meet your needs. Our clients turn to us for everything from architectural drawings and space planning to finish selections and furnishings. Each project is approached with the end-user at the forefront. And we think the best designs are born through a collaborative process — one that combines our expertise with your individual style and personality.

OUR AESTHETIC

Of Origin was founded on the idea of truth to materials. Whenever possible, we focus on raw, organic pieces that point to where they came from. Maybe it's a live-edge custom wood table, elements in concrete, worn leather, wool, or hot-rolled steel, or that perfect velvet chair you’ll sink into at the end of every day.

To us, design is all about the details. It's vintage elements that tell a story, rooms that honor a building’s architecture, and modern hand-crafted furnishings that make a space truly one-of-a-kind. 

The Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban, burning wood’s surface to render it a deep black color while also preserving it, intrigues us. We love the idea of Wabi-Sabi living — creating not just a “space," but a space that invites moments. We gravitate toward clean modern lines and timeless pieces, striking a balance between form and function. And while we work with a range of budgets, we believe in buying the best you can afford, because it lasts.

Always, our mission is to create spaces for life and work that feel authentic, deeply grounded, and inspired.


JUSTIN ORTON    Owner/Principal Designer NCIDQ, ASID   A fine arts degree in Interior Design from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, combined with a background in construction and furniture design, have informed Justin's years of experience transforming residential and commercial spaces.  His work has ranged from multi-million dollar large-scale projects around the country, to residential and local retail/hospitality. He approaches his designs with a creative edge rooted in his prior work as a musician, his unconventional portfolio of painting and sculpture, and his study of both historic and modern design techniques.  Justin’s instinctive grasp on architectural components and attention to detail, along with his passion for carefully-curated materials, provides clients with much more than basic design results.  As Of Origin’s founder, Justin brings his focus on craftsmanship to the forefront of every project, and excels at finding creative solutions that serve the client's needs.  Justin is a registered Interior Designer in the state of Tennessee

JUSTIN ORTON

Owner / Principal Designer NCIDQ, ASID

A fine arts degree in Interior Design from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, combined with a background in construction and furniture design, have informed Justin's years of experience transforming residential and commercial spaces.

His work has ranged from multi-million dollar large-scale projects around the country, to residential and local retail/hospitality. He approaches his designs with a creative edge rooted in his prior work as a musician, his unconventional portfolio of painting and sculpture, and his study of both historic and modern design techniques.

Justin’s instinctive grasp on architectural components and attention to detail along with his passion for carefully-curated materials provides clients with much more than basic design results.

As Of Origin’s founder, Justin brings his focus on craftsmanship to the forefront of every project, and excels at finding creative solutions that serve the client's needs.

Justin is a registered Interior Designer in the state of Tennessee.

 
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DANIELLE JOHANSON

Interior Designer / Project Manager

Approaching design from a diverse range of experience and a fresh perspective, Danielle loves blending styles and incorporating contrasting raw materials and natural elements to create modern yet timeless interiors. Her intuition for helping clients connect the dots toward their individual preferences leads to design concepts that are truly personal.

Before joining Of Origin, Danielle worked as a lead designer and project manager for a Nashville commercial interior design firm, and as a visual merchandiser and in-home design consultant, giving her a valuable understanding of designing both residential and commercial spaces.

A love of the outdoors and a background in sustainability also add to Danielle’s expertise, and she utilizes her knowledge of natural light and space efficiency to provide thorough and thoughtful design concepts, from initial space planning to the perfect finishes and furnishings that bring a space to life.

Danielle has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from Ohio University.

 
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KIERSTIN CASELLA

Interior Stylist / Project Manager

Merging her knowledge of both commercial and residential design, as well as a background in marketing and communications, Kierstin ensures that projects stay organized and on track while keeping clients informed throughout the process.

With a longstanding passion for interiors, Kierstin combines her personal design instincts with past experience at a commercial firm to prioritize the end user’s experience. This includes fine-tuning designs down to the smallest detail, whether sourcing unique bedside lighting or a handwoven antique rug or considering how a newly-renovated kitchen flows and functions best.

Always, she leans on her love of vintage materials and curating one-of-a-kind pieces to breathe life into a room, ensuring that every space, whether a family’s living room or a corporate lounge, includes livable and beautiful elements of home.