Joel Fraley

Owner/Principal Designer

Joel has always been a maker. His introduction to construction came at age fourteen when he was recruited to dig the crawl space for an addition to his parents’ Colorado home- by hand. His newly found skills evolved into a summer job throughout high school and college, inspiring him to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Throughout his thirty-year career, Joel has worked as a journeyman carpenter, a bespoke furniture maker and as a residential and commercial interior designer. His in-depth knowledge of construction combined with design expertise has given Joel a unique perspective on the entire process and has made him invaluable to clients and industry associates alike.
When not in the office, Joel is usually teaching Kung Fu at Portland Shaolin Center, surfing, snowboarding and spending time outdoors with his wife Michele and their dog Lucy.

Michele Fraley

Owner/ Director of Operations

Born into a military family, Michele moved often as a child. She learned how to adapt to change and make new friends quickly, skills that have served her well in professional life. Her motto is "work before play", instilled in her while learning to ride and take care of her neighbor's horses in Corvallis OR.
Michele earned an Economics degree from San Francisco State University and has a diverse background in sales and project management. The true "brains of the operation", she keeps the company running smoothly.
Michele enjoys traveling, running, gardening, volunteering and taking Lucy to the river.

Nicole Adair

Senior Designer

Nicole graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Art Education. She spent four years as an art teacher before returning to college to complete a degree in Interior Design.
Her background in art provides her with a deep understanding of texture, color, pattern and space. Her travels throughout the United States and Europe have influenced not only her materials and design aesthetic, but also her commitment for preservation of historic value. Nicole is able to utilize available materials and solve spatial limitations while maintaining an individual sense of style and design. Nicole’s hard work can be seen in our image gallery and in many happy client’s homes.
In her free time, Nicole; her husband, Shane; and their daughter, Hazel are renovating their recently-purchased first home (with no help from the cats, Marla and Bennett).

Thea Bolland

Associate Designer

Thea inherited her mother's love of design as they spent her childhood living in a series of homes that they bought and renovated. Thea helped paint the rooms, sew the curtains and whatever else was needed.
Thea received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Portland State Universityand her Associates in Interior Design with a National Kitchen and Bath certificate from Portland Community College.
In her free time, Thea is working on fixing up her own old Craftsman house. She has recently recruited her six-year-old daughter Clio as her assistant. So far, she’s only kicked the paint can over twice.