About Us

Alyssa Harpole, Mary Wright, Mary Pat Heath, and Heather Kelly of Design Wright Studios

We believe that great design creates spaces where you can truly thrive, whether at home, at work, or at play. Great design doesn’t hog the spotlight, it supports you. It puts you in your sweet spot. We’ll help find the perfect expression of great design for you or your client.

Impeccable service is our first priority. We want to ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded. We listen to what you want, and apply extraordinary effort and design skills to actualize your vision, no matter how big, no matter how small.

We are a team. We complement each other. This means no detail of your job is overlooked. Our interlocking strengths and backgrounds in the industries of design, architecture, fashion, and business mean that every client is served with creativity, respect, and absolute professionalism.

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Mary Wright, owner of Design Wright Studios, standing in the Showroom
Annie and Cat in Seattle
a golden retriever sits on an outdoor sofa, carrying a green ball in her mouth
Mary Wright with her son Jon Fallers

Mary Wright, Founder

Mary launched Design Wright Studios in Denver in 2001. With two children at home and another on the way, Mary built the company from a solo interior design business to a full-service residential and commercial design firm, complete with its own line of elegant furnishings. Now, after twenty years in the business, Mary is devoted to nurturing the young and independent interior designer.

Mary enjoyed a flourishing career in the fashion industry, as design director of both Prince Manufacturing, Inc. and Le Coq Sportif. While living in Boston in the 1990s, she discovered that her love of textiles was wonderfully suited to the business of residential interior design. 

As the middle child from a large family, Mary is happiest when her home is filled with children, pets, relatives, and friends, both new and old. Her favorite quote, from Maya Angelou, sums up her experience, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Mary Pat Heath smiling in a blue chair
Mary Pat Heath, Showroom & Trade Sales
Mary Pat Heath, Showroom & Trade Sales
Mary Pat Heath, Showroom & Trade Sales

Mary Pat Heath, Showroom & Trade Sales

“As a people person, I love helping families better their daily life, and playing a part in making home a safe haven for memories, both old and new,” says Mary Pat. This outlook has made her a favorite ally to homeowners as well as with high-end designers, world renowned manufacturers, and respected artists. Mary Pat’s deep knowledge of Denver’s design scene allows her to navigate the ups and downs of complex projects, all the while putting clients at ease.

Mary Pat grew up in eastern Kansas and Arizona. She began her career as a social worker in Chicago after earning a BA in sociology and psychology through The University of Michigan. In the early ‘80s, she moved to Denver and was quickly introduced to the design industry.

Mary Pat married her college sweetheart and is mother to two children and “GrandMary” to four. She loves the West. She enjoys family, fun friends, good food, fine wine, and a little dancing.

Heather
Heather Kelly smiling on a dark orange sofa
a white Yorkie poses for the camera
a bright yellow sunflower
Heather Kelly driving car with little white dog in the backseat

Heather Kelley, Trade Sales Representative

Heather’s varied experiences in the many facets of the design industry help her understand her clients’ needs. She is an East Coast native who began her career in healthcare design, put herself through interior design school, and then spent a number of years on the sales side of the industry as well as working on residential projects. Kitchen and bath design? Check. Commercial facility design? Check. Vendor management? Check.

Now that Heather has found her niche in trade sales, she enjoys building relationships with clients and assisting their design decisions. 

Heather moved to Denver four years ago and is happily exploring all the adventures that Colorado has to offer. She delights in yoga and spending time with her dog.   

Alyssa
Alyssa Harpole, Customer Service Specialist
Alyssa Harpole in a slot canyon in Moab
Tawny retriever named Ginger wearing sunglasses
Alyssa in hiking boots, sitting on a rock in the mountains

Alyssa Harpole, Customer Service Specialist

Alyssa’s winding path in life carried her from Minnesota to the University of Georgia to Italy, finally landing her in Denver in 2018. 

Along the way she picked up a whole bouquet of skills relevant to her chosen field: a BFA in interior design, showroom experience, high-end boutique experience, residential and commercial design, work with builders, expertise in a big handful of computer design programs… Added to that, she gained valuable experience in project management, market research, and  customer service.

Alyssa came to Design Wright Studios at the beginning of the pandemic, and helped DWS navigate one of the most challenging years in memory. When not at work, Alyssa enjoys all the seasons of her newest home, and of course, her dog Ginger and her cat Ollie.

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THE POSITIVE ENERGY AND COMMITMENT WE DEVOTE TO OUR CLIENTS SETS US APART AS A COMPANY. COLLABORATION IS HUGE FOR US. EACH TIME WE WORK TOGETHER THE VISION GETS MORE REFINED, MORE PERSONALIZED, MORE BEAUTIFUL.

We work hard to contribute to the success of the design and we get so excited when the client is happy. This means so much to us… that our clients are happy when the job is completed.