Studio [b] Design group is a full-service interior design firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We are known for our eye catching use of color, bold patterns, and clean lines along with exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves in offering transparent pricing and “no bull” proposals with line item budgets that make it easy for our clients to decide where and when to spend their capital. Our mantra is to make our client’s project successful by keeping the project in budget and on time, all with the eye-catching design we were hired for.

Doing both new construction and rehab, Studio [b] represents a wide variety of experience in both the commercial and residential fields including multi-family, corporate, religious, clinical, and hospitality projects. Our firm is skilled with handling a wide variety of styles, budgets and needs.

The team

  • Erica Barnes
    Erica Barnes Principal Designer, RID, ASID

Erica is a nationally certified, registered interior designer offering visionary design solutions for commercial and residential projects. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Design degree with a Minor in Architecture from Texas Tech University. Upon completion of her degree at Tech in 2005, she immediately went to work in multi-family and high-end residential design with successfully completed projects in Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and more.

In 2008 Erica decided to materialize her dream of owning her own design company and Studio [b] Design Group was formed. Despite the dire circumstances of the design community in a down economy, the firm flourished and has only trended up each year.

Erica’s work has been featured in D Home, Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide, Construction Review, and multiple projects have received first and second place in several national awards publications.*

When Erica isn’t busy creating and designing her clients ideal spaces, she’s lovingly renovating her 1970’s ranch-style home, wrangling her busy toddler Rhett or sweet daughter Raegan with her husband and business partner Matt. She also is passionate about world travel and her hot yoga studio.

Matt is the strategic planner and business management arm of Studio [b] Design Group. A Marine veteran, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and an MBA both from Texas Tech University. After working in the corporate world for several years, Matt decided to pursue his passion for public service and become a firefighter and a paramedic for a local fire department. So when he’s not on a fire truck, he’s crunching numbers for us or heading up our elite install team on our latest project.

Matt’s hobbies include (but are certainly not limited to) hunting, camping and spending time with his wife Erica and their two kids.

  • Matt Barnes
    Matt Barnes Chief Operations Officer
  • Abby Walker
    Abby Walker Marketing Manager and Design Assistant

Abby joined Studio [b] Design Group in 2015 Abby assists with all elements of marketing, operations, procurement, and design installation. Abby graduated in 2012 from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Business. After working in the nonprofit industry for 3 years, she decided to engage her corporate interests while pursuing her passion for creativity alongside her sister, Erica.

When she isn’t cultivating new business or working on a Studio [b] project, you can usually find her with her husband Grayson watching football or crime TV, eating fajitas, or playing with their puppy, Lily.

Hannah was brought in to Studio [b] in the fall of 2015 to assist with purchasing and administration. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling in 2011, Hannah took some time to start a family. However, she was eager to use her love for design in a professional context, and Studio [b] soon became the perfect fit.

She enjoys using her free time to read a good book, spend time with her husband and son, or whip up something sweet in the kitchen.

  • Hannah Groombridge
    Hannah Groombridge Administrative Assistant