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Faulkner Design Group collaboration

News 23 September, 2022 2 Comments

A special mention is due to Adrienne Faulkner of Faulkner Design Group for the contribution she made to this exciting project. Joseph Shortell invited Adrienne, whose firm, located in Dallas, Texas, turns 31 this year, to collaborate in the design and reformation of Aqua Et Oleum.

Adrienne made several site visits before and during the pandemic and, together with Joseph, designed the layout and interiors of the mill and its eight suites. She also traveled to Mexico the year before completion to visit Shortell Design’s workshops, where she designed the custom-built furnishings for all the rooms.

Ms. Faulkner also assisted immensely in the layout of the landscaping along with the pool areas. She also introduced the Aqua et Oleum team to Porcelanosa of Castellon, Spain, who provided much of the flooring and wall covering materials in the mill and the rooms, giving the project that extra special touch.

We are grateful for Adrienne’s fantastic job and contribution and all the experience that comes after 31 years in the industry. No wonder her company ranked 31 in Interior Design’s top 100 firms in the USA.

For more information, please visit www.faulknerdesign.com

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