Ashley Lawhead, Steve Souza, and Mary Wright of Design Wright Studios in Denver CO

About Us

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, fashion, and business mean that every client is served with creativity, respect, and absolute professionalism.

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Mary Wright, founder of Design Wright Studios in Denver CO
Mary Wright with designer Juan Acevedo-Lucio
a peaceful backyard garden designed by Mary Wright
Mary Wright of Design Wright Studios hanging artwork for a corporate client.

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.

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. Now, after twenty years in the business, Mary is devoted to nurturing the young and independent interior designer.

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.”

Ashley
Ashley Lawhead of Design Wright Studios in Denver
an arrangement of roses, orchids, and kale flowers
a starburst table sculpture
beautiful spring tulips

Ashley Lawhead, Designer

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life” is a bit of advice that perfectly articulates Ashley’s enthusiasm for her profession. At Design Wright Studios, Ashley’s keen design eye, meticulous attention to detail, space-planning skills, and business experience are a great asset to the team.

Ashley received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, then went on to earn an interior design degree from Arapahoe Community College in 2013. A self-described design devotee, Ashley is a walking Yelp for advice on Denver’s latest restaurants, neighborhoods, shopping, night life, and more.

Steve
Steve Souza of Design Wright Studios
an inspiration board for a living room designed by Steve Souza
a gray Schnauzer resting on a dragon pillow
beautiful orange mums in gold light

Steve Souza, Designer

Steve Souza, a Boston native, brings an unusual set of skills to the team. Before moving to Denver in 2014, Steve held executive positions in the design, development, merchandising, and marketing of fashion apparel for firms such as J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Burt’s Bees Baby.

Once in Colorado, Steve returned to his first love — interior design. His particular passion is facilitating the creative evolution of a house into a home for his clients. Steve completely renovated his old home in Denver’s historic Country Club neighborhood, where he enjoys cooking and entertaining for his lucky friends. He also loves travel, and the company of his two Schnauzers. Like Ashley, Steve takes pleasure in exploring the multifaceted life of Colorado, especially Denver and the mountain towns.

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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.