Through innovative interior design, our creative team impact lives. By collaborating with our clients, we create environments that inspire, advance functionality, and emphasize beauty. Read more about our designers below.
Ann Simmons, Interior Designer, Allied ASID Ann has over 30 years in the field of design in both high-end commercial hotels and residential interior design. She has won many awards and is a proven leader in her field. Ann is a talented artist and has many original commissioned pieces in her client’s homes. She is a pleasant and proactive designer with an intelligent grasp of the scope of work, budget projections and the artful integrity of each project. Ann is brilliant at conceptualizing and sketching. Her greatest accomplishment is her beautiful family. Ann has been married to her husband Bob for 35 years and has 5 children and two precious granddaughters, Adley and Emery. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a BS in Interior Design.
Marcia Richards, Interior Designer, Certified Green & Aging in Place Professional Marcia has worked alongside residential clients and remodeling specialists since 2005. Her projects have ranged from new builds of $1.6M to lower priced remodels at $25K. Her team was recognized in 2008 with an award from the US Green Build Council for her Colleyville Texas Green Project and was featured on HGTV with Carter Oosterhouse. Marcia is a hands-on designer who crafts each project with intentionality and strives to make things beautiful for each client. She is delightful to work with and is a great resource. Marcia will tell you her most celebrated gift is being a wife to her childhood sweetheart Chris for 31 years, and a mother to their two children, Nick and Moriah. She attended Bellevue Art College in Seattle.
Mitch Myers, Principal Owner Mitch has direct responsibility for managing all areas of the business. Mitch is Principal Owner of Upside Interiors. He also owns Thermal Specialties of Tulsa and Ft Worth, prior to which Mitch served as global vice president of operations for FW Murphy, a Tulsa-based instrumentation and controls company. Mitch holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management and a master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
Upside does a wide variety of projects for clients from Tulsa to Dallas and many beautiful towns all over the United States. We would say our culture is not at all corporate. It is a fast-paced kind of culture, full of people that are passionate about creating thoughtful and lovely spaces. We dress casually most days, just comfortably but professionally. We appreciate our designers and the many collaborators that help make our team dynamic. We enjoy great relationships, being creative and working with our clients. Internally, we work hard and have fun. We are self-starters. When seeking for potential studio members, egotism and self-importance are dimly viewed. Upside is a fun and comfortable environment, not without challenges as with any career, but we enjoy our time together - and it shows in the quality of our work. We could not achieve this level without the culture and spirit we embrace!