Kirsten Gilliam is originally from Greensboro, NC and attended UNC Chapel Hill. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Charleston, SC and began her career in design. There she worked for 2 different boutique interior design firms where she was involved in projects ranging from historical downtown Charleston residences to mountain getaway homes in the Cashiers, NC area. She then spent several years as the buyer and interior designer for a high-end furniture and gift store. During that time, she learned the ins and out of the retail side of things, all while continuing to expand her design portfolio.
When life took her and her husband to Myrtle Beach, she began working for AR Homes, a custom home builder. For seven years, she was the sole interior designer and managed their design studio. In additional to offering design services to the building company’s customers, she first assisted all buyers with the selections process for all aspects of their new home. While at AR Homes, Kirsten designed hundreds of home exteriors, kitchens, bathroom, etc. and grew her knowledge of materials and the construction process.