ABOUT THE STUDIO  |

workshop studio, formerly Walker+Miranda, is a boutique design firm with a straightforward, cutting edge approach. We have a collaborative philosophy, working efficiently and effectively with the project team to put the interests and goals of our clients first.  Basically, we’re not about fluff, we’re all about the work, and our portfolio speaks for itself.

kari walker-higgins

Kari finds beauty in function, clean lines and sustainability. Her internal sensibility brings balance to any project, and she’s known for finding great solutions within the context of unconventional ideas. A Dallas native, Kari became a Registered Interior Designer by way of Texas Tech University. She loves good food, great wine, and the movie “The Holiday.”

She has a deep appreciation for the way color can transform a space, change or create a mood and enhance an experience. She believes it impacts emotions and is instrumental in the creation of a brand.

Kari first recognized her love of color and design early on. After working as an intern at a design firm throughout high school, she knew she found her calling. With 20+ years of professional experience in the industry, Kari has worked with some of the top design and architectural firms in the country, and has particular expertise with multi-family developments. Clients have called her “creative” and “focused,” and appreciate the fact that she always puts their interests and needs first.

julia lauve parker

Known for her eclectic interiors, Julia focuses her designs on practical elegance, with a particular knack for mixing classic lines with modern flair. Born and raised in New Orleans, Julia has lived abroad and traveled extensively. Her design aesthetic is influenced by a love and respect for fashion, art, history, and the incredible diversity of the world.

With her commercial real estate background, she brings a unique and fresh perspective to any project. As a Registered Interior Designer by way of a LSU’s Interior Design program, Julia’s experience and enthusiasm translate into sophisticated spaces that are inherently sensible and fresh   – while still maximizing ROI.

After earning bachelor degrees in International Business & Spanish from the George Washington University, Julia marketed, sold and raised capital for large-scale commercial real estate developments across the Northeast. Julia’s passion for uncovering a property’s hidden possibilities emerged from the knowledge that design has a unique power to affect the emotions of any entering guest. Each finish, furnishing, accessory, and sparkling light is carefully selected to stimulate a crafted, and brand driven, emotional experience. For more than 15 years, Julia has worked with some of the largest property owners in the country to balance big vision with timeless style, practicality and sharp focus.

CLIENTS  |  

We don’t just say we are a client-centric business. We listen, and enlighten, and strive to create a positive experience throughout the entire design process. That’s how we roll.  From concept to installation, we pride ourselves on delivering results with a sense of confidence and style.

MULTI-FAMILY

  • Fairfield Residential
  • Legacy Partners
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Tramell Crow, California
  • UDR
  • Archon Group
  • Milestone Management
  • JLB Partners
  • The Nehemiah Company
  • RJ Allen & Associates
  • NE Construction
  • Southstar Management

RESTAURANT + HOSPITALITY

  • Texas Land & Cattle
  • The Office
  • Lettuce
  • Greenz
  • Republic 1836

OTHER

  • Trinity Christian Academy
  • Dallas Film Festival

*Some clients from previous firms

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