Meet the Team

Interior design is our passion. At SPRUCED, we are devoted to creating both beautiful and functional spaces, by guiding our clients through an easy and convenient design process. Our clients love our personalized service, customized designs and the products we bring together especially for them. Whether you enjoy surrounding yourself with time-honored traditional design, or modern cutting-edge couture, it’s our ultimate goal to design spaces that reflect your taste and your lifestyle. Contact us today and let’s work together to make your home more beautiful one room at a time.

Lisa Bibawi, CID, Owner and Principal Designer

Lisa Bibawi, CID
Principal Interior Designer

Lisa is an award winning designer who creates spaces that inspire and delight her residential and commercial clients. Working with Lisa, she will help you identify your needs and style preferences to create your dream home or commercial space. Known for her creative solutions to design challenges, Lisa loves blending an eclectic mix of elements and will develop a design that is a reflection of you.

Her clients often say engaging with Lisa and the SPRUCED team was the best decorating experience they have ever had (just check out our client love page). Lisa and her team make it painless by taking care of all the details, and you get to enjoy the beautiful final results. Lisa is a Certified Interior Decorator. Her professional experience includes interior design, product design, merchandising, marketing, and business. She holds degrees in both business and liberal arts as well as completing numerous certificate programs in the field of interior design and related disciplines.

Lisa’s most recent awards include the 2020 Crystal Award and the 2021 Diamond Award from Decorating Den Interiors. She also had 4 winning rooms/spaces from the 2022 Dream Room Competition on top of her multiple winning rooms from 2021. Lisa is a native Texan and is grateful to live near her extended family in the Dallas area. In her free time, she can be found with her two sons and their two dogs.

Breann Bohne SPRUCED by Decorating Den Interiors

Breann Bohne
Senior Interior Designer

As an award-winning designer, Bre uses her skills, knowledge, and talents to design unique, functional and alluring homes. She recently was awarded the Eagle Award by Decorating Den Interiors for her exceptional work in 2021. She’s a dynamic human being with spirit and soul who uses her thoughtful nature to take care of and inspire others.  Breann went to a private design school in San Diego where she studied interior architecture and design.  She graduated with a BFA in Interior Design in 2017 and has since made her way to Dallas to continue her lifelong quest to transform one home after another.  Breann particularly enjoys using 3D architectural software, which produces photorealistic renderings that shows clients what their new spaces will look like after completion.  She also has experience with creating construction documents, creating and maintaining harmonious relationships with clients, and is well versed in project leadership.  Breann is able to take the lead in an encouraging way to conjure trust and a solid sense of being taken care of throughout the entire design and implementation process.

Breann lives with her two rescue dogs, Wayne and Dakota, near the heart of Dallas.  She loves to create her own art to hang in her home, cook odd recipes she finds on Pinterest while listening to swing jazz, and camping on the lake.

Kayla | Junior Designer

Kayla Anderson
Associate Interior Designer

Kayla is a recent graduate from The Art Institute of Dallas where she received her BFA in Interior Design.  Prior to her work at SPRUCED, she worked with her father’s businesses and gained valuable skills such as excellent customer service, QuickBooks software, Texas business licensing, and filing and establishing vendor relationships.

Kayla can connect with clients to understand their wants and needs to implement them into her work.  She loves taking-on and overcoming new challenges and designs, while keeping a meticulous eye to uncover all aspects of any job to ensure the best design possible.  She is excited to showcase her talents at SPRUCED.

In her free time, Kayla can be found spending time with her Shih Tzu, Max, who loves going on long walks. She also enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, boating activities, puzzles, and watching game shows.

SPRUCED Team Member Mirella

Mirella Retamozo
Junior Interior Designer

Mirella is a recent graduate of University of Texas Arlington with dual bachelor’s degrees in Interior Design and Architecture. Her many skills include, but are not limited to, her knowledge of architectural software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Lumion, 3Ds Max and Adobe software.

Mirella has great craftsmanship and an exacting eye. She is detail oriented and diligent with different mediums on paper. She is technically savvy, and she is also trilingual. Her spoken languages are English, Spanish, and Japanese.

Mirella’s hobbies include traveling, playing musical instruments, competing in equestrian arts, drawing, and spending time with her two dogs.

SPRUCED Team | Dawn Dietz

Dawn Dietz
Director of Marketing & Business Development

Dawn has had a diverse career previous to her current role. As a Fashion Merchandising major and Art minor at Eastern Michigan University she spent a number of years working with retail companies and elevated through the ranks. A brief stint into owning her own business, she opened a home furnishing consignment store which really sparked an interest in interior design and the creation of beautiful spaces. In 2002 she transitioned from retail to a career in senior living where she held a variety of positions with a focus on sales and marketing. It was a very rewarding transition into helping the aging population find safety, socialization and comfort. With design, art and decorating as her passion, Dawn found her way to SPRUCED and she is thrilled to be a part of helping people create environments that express their personality and lifestyle.

As the Director of Marketing and Business Development for SPRUCED she interacts with people who are interested in improving the look and feel of their home, whether it’s brand new or in need of a remodel and facelift. Additionally, she works with a variety of businesses that are looking to put their best foot forward and create the right image for their clientele which include offices, sports clubs, medical offices, restaurants, etc. She truly enjoys the variety of decorating and design opportunities that come up and has a sense of pride for being a part of the process that allows for clients to be “wowed” by the end result of the SPRUCED teams talent and efforts.

Dawn and her partner, Greg, love to travel and enjoy their family and friends. She is always involved in tinkering on creative projects around the house. They have just created their own oasis by adding a putting green, dining, living and hot tub areas in their backyard… a slice of paradise.

Melissa | SPRUCED Team

Melissa Michelson
Director of Operations

Melissa Michelson is a Dallas native and an alumnus of Akiba-Yavneh Academy in North Dallas. She studied architectural interior design and furniture design in Florence, Italy at the Florence Institute of Design International where she earned a diploma of interior design and advanced diploma in interior design. While in Italy she attended world famous trade shows and exhibitions comprised of the most iconic designers, brands and products in our industry including Salone del Mobile and Biennale Architettura. Viewing Patricia Urquiola’s work in person at Salone Del Mobile stands out as an all time inspirational high. Melissa interned with Star Hotels at their headquarters in Florence where she worked with the Senior Executive Interior Designer and Architect, assisting on collaborations for their properties in Venice and Milan.

Melissa returned to Dallas in 2015 as a designer for Restoration Hardware where she continued to develop her unique design language around a variety of projects from turnkey ranch homes to downtown lofts. Melissa has spent the last five years dedicated to modernizing her family business. As Director of Operations for Simcha Catering and Event Design she managed day to day operations, event design, and business development for the largest kosher caterer in the southern United States.

Melissa enjoys all the arts and culture that Dallas has to offer. She is a lifelong artist who enjoys creating and experiencing visual art. She enjoys yoga, brunch and reading with her cat Lola and can regularly be found at the symphony supporting her partner, Mark.

Esther | SPRUCED Team

Esther Gooding

Esther graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Although she loved her small-town community in Lafayette, she desired to branch-out and flourish in Dallas.

Esther has experience working as both a residential and commercial designer, and she enjoyed the creative process of transforming undesirable homes into dream homes. She now finds fluidity and enjoyment in her role at SPRUCED as a project coordinator and expeditor. Her thrill for design began when she was young; she knew she needed an outlet to be both creative and technical.

Esther loves the outdoors and exploring the world around her. She looks for beauty in art, hiking, and dancing. She also spontaneously attends highlighted events around Dallas to further deepen her love of the arts, design, and community.

Marilyn | SPRUCED Accounting Specialist

Marilyn Farrell
Accounting Specialist

As part of the team at Spruced Interior Designs, Marilyn manages Accounts Payable and Receivable. For over 20 years, Marilyn has enjoyed the challenges of a variety of work environments including small business, corporate and startups. Her work experience includes companies in health care, financial services, and IT. After retiring a few years ago to help with young grandchildren, the opportunity to use her business administrative and operational experience at SPRUCED came at the right time.

Marilyn is a native of Dallas and graduate of SMU. When not working, her time is spent with her family and friends as well as various activities at her church.