Carrie grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. After studying Art History at the U of M, she decided to follow her heart and enroll in the Interior Design program at the Art Institute of Seattle. Graduating in December of '95, she began her career in the textile industry. This experience gave her an understanding and a passion for fabrics. Moving to Los Angeles in 1999, she headed the Interior Design Department at a well-known Melrose Avenue antique and custom furniture store. Here is where she developed strong client relation skills and a knowledge of furniture manufacturing. Spurred by the upcoming birth of her first daughter, she decided to go out on her own and start her own design firm, Houseplay inc.
As a designer, Carrie has worked on multiple projects all over the world. Most clients are repeat customers - hiring her to do their offices and retail spaces, vacation or secondary homes, including ground up residences in Tel Aviv, Montana, Park City, Shanghai and Palm Springs. Her client list is long and varied, from writers to lawyers, entrepreneurs to producers, and includes such celebrities as Melanie Griffith, James Denton, Heavy D, Marcus Allen, and Catherine Bell.
Carrie believes your home is your sanctuary. It should be a place of peace and inspiration.
"I'm a visual person. I'm happiest when surrounded by beautiful things. I don't believe beauty comes from how much things cost. I think it comes from what it means to you. Whether it's a recovering a chair you found on the side of the road or refinishing a trunk from your grandmother's attic. These things give us a story, a history. That's real beauty."