Drawing Room Designs

From concept to reality, helping you tell your story.

About

Our Mission

It is our goal to build ongoing relationships with our clients while creating beautiful environments that are functional, welcoming and reflect their story.  We engage in their journey from concept to reality.

Kim Truss, Owner/Interior Decorator

I’m a simple, southern Mississippi girl who planted roots in Austin, TX. I started Drawing Room Designs after working in this wonderful city for over a decade.  I am married to a man who grounds our family by making sure we relax and have fun; he and our three amazing kiddos have my heart. After graduating with a  BS in Fashion Merchandising and Art from Delta State University, I worked as a Visual Designer at Macy’s and a buyer/manager for a clothing boutique. Drawing Room Designs evolved over time;  Friends asked me to help them decorate their home because they loved the environment in mine. I love color, textures, mixing different genres - old with the new - to tell the story of the person or event taking place.   People have always encouraged me to use my gifts to help people connect to the community around them. In the past I viewed this gift as superficial but God has shown me how it brings order to the chaos, equipping others to use their space effectively. I love my neighborhood, my family and working with my friend, Catherine. Together we have fun telling peoples stories through the details and textures of life.

Catherine Garza, Interior Decorator

Hey, I am Catherine Garza. I am a wife to my best friend, a mom to 4 amazing grown kids, and I love making things pretty. I am from the South Texas coast and I graduated with a B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Texas and I have made Austin, TX home since 1993.  Kim and I have been having fun collaborating and designing environments together for the past 8 years. I believe that every single one of us is creative in some way because we are the image of the Creator of all things. I am thankful to have been gifted with the ability to imagine and create environments that are both beautiful and feel comfortable and inviting. I am both a homebody and a lover of travel. I like both the rustic and the refined and I love it when they are sitting next to each other. I love color and also believe that neutral is a color way.  I adore shopping for new things but also am passionate about repurposing and reinventing. I enjoy using my home to treasure my family and friends, but also love using it for a higher purpose. The environments that I create reflect these ‘both-ands’…it is my hope that our clients will feel as if their homes are both refreshed with beautiful new accents and grounded with good design elements and treasures that help tell their story.