Senior Interior Designer
A project manager with Interior Design Certification, Mary Kay Barrett has many years of experience in the corporate, commercial, healthcare and residential interior markets. Along with overseeing the entire interior design process, she serves as a technical expert, assisting in the growth and development of existing projects, new business and staff. Additionally she prepares and executes contracts, financial reports and staff work plans.
A relative newcomer to Desmone, her previous track record includes management of teams providing design services and construction documentation for one-million plus square feet of mixed-use and office space. She also managed the design team and process for an 800,000 square foot hospital in Abu Dhabi, integrating modern Western concepts with traditional Arabic Islamic influences. She also guided teams on residential projects varying from single room and condominium renovations to newly constructed large homes, including the expansion of a 100-year-old log cabin so the owner could comfortably extend his weekend retreat to their extended family. At Desmone, she assists in developing an in-house interior design studio and collaborates with a team of designers to provide successful solutions for clients.
An avid watcher of people, products, fashion, color, Internet and other trends, “I strive to be an inspiring and collaborative leader with a passion for design in our everyday lives as we learn, work, heal and entertain,” she says. “The great thing about this field is that you can have your own unique personality and sense of place.” As a result, she particularly enjoys exploring Pittsburgh as well, including shopping, dining and other social offerings.