Thought Starter Design



About Us

Thought Starter Design is a boutique firm focused on creating bold, chic interiors that are reflective of the people who live and work in them. We believe that a truly great space should tell a story, and we love incorporating vintage and uniquely personal pieces that add interest and personality.

Lisa Jones


Lisa Jones holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design and has over 15 years of experience spanning both commercial and residential design. Lisa’s past projects include corporate, healthcare, government, higher education, multi-family and restaurant spaces. Past clients include Fortune 500 companies, state and federal government agencies, and some of the largest healthcare systems and universities in the country.  She has also worked on residential projects ranging from a single room refresh to new construction and full renovations.

Sara Barnes


Sara Barnes holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Furman University. She comes to Thought Starter Design with a background in fundraising, marketing and account management. Sara enjoys using her project management experience and passion for design to help bring our clients' design dreams to life. Her attention to detail allows our projects to run smoothly and efficiently.




Design Services

We create commercial and residential spaces that are beautiful, timeless and efficient.

Residential Design

We believe that your home should be a bold reflection of who you are. It should be uniquely personal to you and should never look ‘staged!’ We handle everything from one-room makeovers to new construction and full-scale renovations. Our services include site/plan analysis, schematic design, space planning, finish and fixture selection, 3D renderings, construction documentation, furniture sourcing, procurement, project management and styling.

Commercial Design

With over 10 years of experience in contract FF&E, we have expertise in workplace design, space planning, finish selection, FF&E specification, procurement and project management. We are experienced in healthcare, multi-family, restaurant, institutional and worship environments, and would love to work with you on your small commercial project.

Turnkey Design

A perfect solution for vacation rentals, furnished apartments, model homes or real estate staging. We work within the budget you provide us to specify all the furniture, fixtures and décor for your property. Once approved, we handle every detail; processing purchase orders, managing shipping and deliveries, scheduling trades, supervising installations, and styling the furnished space until it’s photo-ready!


I wanted to thank you again for all your wonderful work during our recent home renovation. The thought of updating our home seemed overwhelming, but you made it fun. You transformed our house into a home that not only looks wonderful and suits our style perfectly, but is much more functional. I feel like a have a new bigger home without having to move or expand!

Karen G.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Atlanta, GA, USA

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