Principal Designer and owner of Designs by Dawn, is a life long resident of northern Michigan, and has been designing nationally recognized kitchens, baths and other unique interior spaces since 1998. In 2003, Dawn established Designs by Dawn Inc, and partnered with Renee Guthrie, of Renee Guthrie Design, to form The Lake Street Design Studio. The growing business, located in downtown Petoskey, now employs a talented design team and offers homeowners, builders and developers complete design services and all of the interior products necessary for a functional and beautiful space. Along with her team of designers and associates, Dawn upholds a commitment to quality and value that guarantees each client a pleasurable design experience and a timeless space that will be enjoyed for years to come. Dawn believes in exceptional communication to build strong client and trade relationships; her goal is happy clients with finished spaces that perfectly suit their needs and aesthetic desires.
Design Associate Lindsey Young brings ten years of experience to Lake Street Design Studio. A 2008 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an emphasis in Interior Design, Young compliments the design team with her many strengths. “I like the artistic side of putting projects together,” Young says. Young is a master of all aspects of bringing a design to life. Writing proposals, drafting Auto CAD models, or meeting with clients to determine objectives or materials, Young is a dynamic and integral part of the team. “I like helping people to create that warmer, more pulled together atmosphere,” Young says of the team’s goals. Principal Designer Dawn Whyte says, “Lindsey knows what needs to happen next,” in the process, and “She’s solution oriented.” The married mother of two young sons, Young delights in gardening and painting when not working. Her attention to detail and intuitive understanding of the design process make her a vital member of the Lake Street Design team.