Amy Guess, Allied ASID is an award winning Principal Designer at Barbara Gilbert Interiors in Dallas. She has practiced interior design for over a decade since graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, an accredited architecturally based program. During her time at UTA, she expanded her rendering and program knowledge including AutoCAD, Sketchup, hand rendering techniques while gaining crucial knowledge of design principles, color theories, and materials. She specializes in detailed elevations and space plans that make the process as seamless as possible. Since graduating, Amy has been a designer at high-end Dallas residential and commercial design firms and used her experiences to continually refine and expand her projects in order to offer clients personalized, beautifully enriched, and efficient spaces. Since a young age, Amy has enjoyed reconfiguring and changing her surroundings in order to find the best possible solution. She has taken this idea and expanded it into her projects, finding that the aesthetics of a space can be dampened by lack of function for the occupants. As an award winning designer with the American Society of Interior Designers Dallas, she has spent several years in the past volunteering on the Dallas board, finding it rewarding to invest into her profession. Amy is continually looking for ways to grow and learn in her field in order to provide clients with the best possible outcome so she actively stays current by taking continuing education courses to increase her knowledge. Overall, Amy loves to be part of a team and work together with her BGI team, contractors, and the client to make the vision a reality while creating a fun and enjoyable process!
On a more personal note, Amy is happily married to her husband Adam and they have a three year old son named Harrison. On the weekends, you can find Amy with her family and their two miniature schnauzers outside working on the yard or playing at the park!
BGI would like to introduce the newest member of the team; Sydney Flick!
Having graduated from the University of North Texas, Sydney has experience in both Interior Design and Hospitality respectively. While in University, she found her love of textiles and modern furnishing layouts thus cementing her future in the Design Industry. She is passionately motivated by environmentally conscious decor and determined to push the boundaries of modern living.
Sydney has seen renovations completed from start to finish at a very young age since she was raised in the industry. With architects and hardware business owners as her role models, her eagerness to join the family business was peaked very early on.
Sydney had been working alongside the BGI team for the last year as an intern expanding her knowledge and creating lasting relationships before accepting the position of Junior Designer. Her background in space planning and sustainable design made her a great addition to the team. She thrives when working alongside her colleagues and takes great pride in creating beautiful and functional spaces for clients.
Out of the office, Sydney loves to take care of animals. She volunteers at No Kill Shelters and is a pet mom to her two rescue cats. Her next big bucket list goal is to complete a half marathon.
We are excited to have Sydney as part of the team and can’t wait to see what all she adds to the development of the BGI projects!
Barbara is the Past President of the Interior Design Society (IDS), DFW Chapter, and currently serves on the National Board of the Interior Design Society.
A respected expert in her field, Barbara has contributed her design advice to television, radio and online programs such as HGTV, Good Morning Texas, DFW Closeup, KSAX DFW Nonstop, and House Talk Today. She has also served as a presenter for the 2011 Dallas Home and Garden Show and a judge of the 2011 and 2012 Habitat for Humanity Design Duels.