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Cathy Robinson Hutton

Cathy has always been a lover of poofy skirts & parties. Pictured here at age six. 

Cathy has always been a lover of poofy skirts & parties. Pictured here at age six. 

Cathy Robinson Hutton has been working as an interior designer for nearly two decades. A fourth generation Houstonian, Cathy prefers restoration instead of demolition, hence the name of her firm: renovate. When you can't find Cathy rearranging furniture, knocking down walls, or designing pillows, she's likely spending time with her four grandchildren, or her favorite children, Tres and Gus (golden retriever and chocolate lab.) 


Courtney Robinson Prochaska

Courtney and Cathy at Courtney's rehearsal dinner. 

Courtney and Cathy at Courtney's rehearsal dinner. 

 

 

Cathy's daughter Courtney Robinson Prochaska came to work with Cathy full-time in 2014. Courtney's previous work experience is varied; she has worked at the White House and Dept. of Agriculture during the George W. Bush Administration, taught with Teach For America at a KIPP Houston elementary school, and also worked at Yellowstone Academy.  

She and her husband, Drew, live in Briargrove Park with their sons, Thomas (2) and Harris (born Jan. 2017!)


Brigitte Howell

Brigitte and Dwight with their daughter Haley Ottmann on her wedding day. 

Brigitte and Dwight with their daughter Haley Ottmann on her wedding day. 

Our team would be incomplete without the talents of Brigitte Howell; Brigitte is a woman of many talents, from fashion design to professional faux painting. She and Cathy first met at Eisenhower High School and have been close friends ever since. Brigitte has painted in homes throughout Texas, and her work in a Florida beach house was featured on the widely-read design blog "House of Turquoise."  

She and her husband, Dwight, live in Houston. They just welcomed their first grandchild, Davis. 


studio associates

Kristen tauber

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Kristin Tauber grew in Spring, Texas and moved back to Houston in 2010. She joined Team Renovate in 2015 and is a seasoned studio associate.  Kristin is also a floral designer at The Briar Rose and can create beautiful fresh arrangements for any occasion. She is happily married to Jonathan, loves her two labs, Cody and Tucker, and travels to the mountains as often as she can!


KENDALL FRIDAY

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Kendall grew up in Spring and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After a stint in Corporate America, she now enjoys the creativity involved in interior design. Kendall has experience in doing several flips as an investment and has also helped with the building and design process of a vacation home on Lake LBJ. Kendall and her husband, Brian live in the Heights. 


SUZI GRANT

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Suzi grew up in Kerrville, Texas but has lived in Houston much of her adult life. Suzi is quite the creative and has her own line of tea-towels and hand-embroidered hats, among other items. She and her husband, Trey, have two boys, Jack (college) and Tate (high school.) 


KENDALL JOHNSON

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Kendall grew up in Houston, where she attended Second Baptist HS. She is a graduate of Baylor University and previously taught 4th Grade at Bunker Hill Elementary. Kendall and her husband, Michael, live in Houston along with their two golden retrievers.