Our Team

We believe your home should fully reflect your story and your dreams.

Our Story

Direct Home Design was formed in 2009 to meet the needs of clients in the Dallas & Fort Worth, TX area who desire a direct connection with their designer and a truly customized experience in plan creation. Owner and principal designer, Wendy Bohannon, previously worked with an online plan creation company and quickly came to share customer’s frustration with lack of personal interaction and involvement in the process. She correctly identified that today’s clients want to stand out, not settle for copycat designs or look “just like everyone else.”

At Direct Home Design we cater to clients who know their own mind and want more creative expression. They desire surroundings that match the people they have become and appreciate the idea that a building can be a reflection of self. These free-thinkers have great attention to detail and time to focus on what can be a daunting task to many. We specialize in walking clients through the maze of decisions that need to be made, empowering and enlightening them all the way with creative finesse and practical know-how. To us, plan creation is a completely collaborative process, and ultimately we want our clients to experience the joy and satisfaction of telling the world, “I designed this home!”


Wendy Bohannon, Owner and Principal
Wendy knew at 7 years of age that her artistic talent and love of architecture would be used to design environments for others to enjoy. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1992 with a bachelor degree in Interior Design and has been working in the field of architectural/interior design ever since. Wendy is a Registered Interior Designer and certified by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. Her specialty is space planning and her extensive practical know-how has proved invaluable in helping clients think through their usage from the inside out. Wendy founded Direct Home Design in 2009. Her passion is helping clients discover their own style and realize their new home really can be exactly as they have dreamed. Wendy enjoys balancing the creative outlet of Direct Home Design with her #1 job as wife to Nathan and mom to three amazing girls!

Rachael Rossetti, Lead Designer
Rachael graduated from UTA with an Honors Bachelors of Science in Interior Design in 2012. She is a Registered Interior Designer certified by TBAE, and holds a LEED Green Associates. Her background also includes 3D furniture design and rendering. She is super at space planning and sees every project as a puzzle she can't wait to solve. Whether helping create new solutions for your remodeling projects, or designing within the limits of your unconventional building materials, she loves listening and is eager to learn and incorporate everything you want in your dream home. Rachael is married to Mike, loves to travel and spend time with their fur babies.

Sarah Starnes, Client Services Director
Sarah is a creative professional with 20 years of unique experience in both administrative and residential/commercial contracting fields. Her father and grandfather were contractors and Sarah started learning hands-on, working on her dad's painting crew in her teens. She went to college to be a teacher, but discovered that wasn't a fit for her creative brain... Her love for color and design led her into learning faux finish technique and her own business for a time. She enjoys bringing all that artistic and practical know-how to bear in educating our clients about the design process and walking them through from start to finish. Sarah acts as liaison between our team and our clients and also assists with creative decisions in the finishes process. She loves adventure, is married to Trent and mama to 3 girlies.

Kayleen Harris, Administrative Assistant
Kayleen is our amazing "Girl Friday" and joined our team to help with all the details that keep us going! You may hear her cheerful voice on the phone, she may be assisting with research for your finishes or preparing your final printed plan set. Kayleen is also in college full time, is married to Joseph and has 3 fur babies. She loves road trips and fun with family!

Testimonials

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Jonathan Hake
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2018

We hired Direct Home Design to design our lake house. Wendy and Sarah were great to work with and the plans turned out fantastic. We can't wait to build our dream vacation home. We couldn't of done... Read More

Rebecca Cook
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2018

We hired Wendy to help us design a new home for our family. We knew what we wanted but had no idea what would work or how to make it functional. She was a great help in turning our ideas into an act... Read More

Lynn Kiser
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2017

Direct Home Design did an excellent job on our house plans! We had an idea of how to work with an existing older home on our property, but Wendy helped us visualize those ideas on paper. With my husba... Read More

Nikki
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2017

I give Wendy and the Direct Home Design Team the highest recommendation for custom home plan design. The can-do attitude, professionalism, the personal communication, the attention to detail, the abi... Read More

Joseph Shurance
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Nov 2016

I am writing to recommend the services of the Direct Home Design and Wendy Bohannon. Currently we live in California and are planning to move to Texas soon. I have been using her for a significant re... Read More

PBD Custom Homes
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Mar 2017

Wendy is my plan designer of choice. As a general contractor specializing in building one of a kind custom homes it is important to align myself with a professional that is willing to pursue the possi... Read More

Judy Northup
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2016

I really enjoyed designing my family home "rebuild" with Direct Home Design and Wendy. The experience was very satisfying and exciting at the same time. Wendy did an excellent job of capturing my vi... Read More

Wendy
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2016

Working with Wendy and the Direct Home Design team was an excellent experience. I chose Wendy because I liked the idea of working with another woman who would be willing to listen and incorporate ALL ... Read More

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