RHI of Farragut earns national design award

  • Farragut’s Rowan Hall Interiors, LLC, consisting of, from left, Michelle Luna, Karen Brackett, owner Alfie Rowan and Kasia Golec, recently earned a first runner-up national design award. - Photo submitted

  • Alfie Rowan, founder and designer with Rowan Hall Interiors in Farragut, shows the award her business received for winning first runner-up for Designer of the Year Award from Interior Design Society during last month’s IDS’ conference in New York City. - Photo submitted

A Farragut luxury interior design firm, Rowan Hall Interiors, LLC., serving Farragut, Knox County and surrounding areas, achieved a national honor.

RHI received first runner-up for the Designer of the Year Award from Interior Design Society during the IDS’ annual conference at Times Square Marriot, New York, in August.

“I was so excited and surprised,” said Alfie Rowan, lead designer and founder of RHI. “I’m so honored to even be considered among such talented, nationally-recognized interior designers.

“It’s kind of nice when a little Knoxville firm gets announced in the Big Apple,” she added. Also, “It’s nice to be recognized by colleagues across the United States.”

“(Rowan) is based in Farragut and has been turning ordinary houses into extraordinary homes for over 20 years,” said Landry Stidham, marketing manager with RHI. “We are thrilled to be among some of the most talented designers from across the country.

“The Interior Design Society’s Knoxville chapter (of which Rowan is a member) also won an award for Small Chapter of the Year,” Stidham added. “We are so proud of them and the work they do for interior designers in the Knoxville area.”

RHI won the award for a living room they created for a client.

“This was a special, fun project because our clients we did this room for are long-time clients, who are really fun,” Rowan said. “They’re a busy family who needed performance fabrics.

“So, it’s not just a great room that got pictured and looked beautiful,” the designer said. “It really is a great room for our family.”

For Rowan, designing homes started as a hobby when her oldest child was born. Twenty-two years later, “we have grown to a team of six,” which includes Kasia Golec, designer; Karen Brackett, project manager; Stidham, social media coordinator; and installation team, Sylvia Rasch and Michell Luna.

“That’s what makes us special is I have the best freaking team in the whole world,” Rowan said. “They’re amazing.

“There are a lot of interior designers in Knoxville, and one thing that does make us special is our team approach.

“We’ve done projects all over the Southeast but mostly in Farragut and Knoxville,” Rowan said. “It’s been a really fun journey, growing a team. Our goal is to be one of the premier design firms in Knox County.”

To schedule a visit with Rowan and her team, call 865-585-2945, e-mail info@rowanhallinteriors.com or visit RHI’s website at rowanhallinteriors.com