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GFF Interiors, although engaged on a wide variety of projects has special expertise in corporate office interiors, fitness facilities, higher education, private schools, banks and retail. These projects range in size from small projects of less than 1,000 SF, to large complex corporate workplaces over 1,000,000 SF. Design and creative thinking are at the studio’s foundation, enabling us to offer each client a design which reflects their vision. The studio is collaborative, working in teams to enhance the project experience for our clients. GFF Interiors has a vast knowledge of workplace trends and strategies which is used to lead a client toward decisions about their space and achieve their goals. The studio works seamlessly with the architectural studios when the firm is engaged to work on both the shell and interiors of a project.


Can We Go Beyond Sustainability?

“So deep is the environmental crisis; so urgent is the demand for change, that architecture must become not only a profession … but a form of public service.” First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, addressing the 1968 AIA convention. The words above still ring true and speak to the impact our design decisions have on…
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Catching Up with Alix Rios

Alix Rios has returned to lead GFF Interiors. We had a few things to ask her.

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Should We Be Specifying Antimicrobials?

Research has shown that while antimicrobials do have some positive attributes, such as their ability to be used as a preservative in building materials, their presence in the built environment may create more harm than good. These days, the emergence of COVID-19 has made this question a more immediate concern. As states and local municipalities…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Colleen Christian Goff

Meet Colleen Christian Goff. Colleen attended Harding University and lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Texas last year. She is a Team Member in the Interiors Studio. Read below for more about Colleen! My family moved to Japan when I began high school, so I finished school there and now visit as much as…


Sustainability: Solar Panels

written by Ashley Hall Ever thought about adding Solar panels to your home? Our own, Russell Hagg, Architect in the Dallas Interiors studio, answers some FAQ’s from his own experience: AH: What sparked your interest on installing solar panels for your house? RH: We wanted to find a way to reduce our electricity cost. AH:…


2nd Annual IIDA Chili Cook Off

A few from our interiors team here at GFF participated in the 2nd Annual IIDA Chili Cook off last Friday! We teamed up with Shawn at J+J Flooring Group and made a Cuban inspired smoked pork chili. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, you’re crazy! Though, we did not win, ours was sure a favorite…


18th Annual IIDA Student Conference

This past Thursday, GFF participated in the 18th Annual IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Student Conference, held at The Westin Galleria Dallas. The conference hosted 150 interior design students from universities and interior design programs across the nation, as well as fellow industry professionals and manufacturer representatives that volunteered their time to host a variety of…

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We Care Event 2017

On December 7th, the GFF Interiors group participated in the We Care event and won 2nd place for their craft for the kids, which was a Reindeer Ornament! Most importantly this is for a great cause.  The We Care event is at the Boys and Girls Club and is sponsored by Herman Miller.  Kids from…


Factory Six03 Grand Opening

Last night, many gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated West End building, Factory Six03.  Among the attendees were GFF’s Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton and Marissa Tang, whom were all part of the design team. Congratulations to the Factory Six03 team on the completion of this project! See below for…

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GFF Interiors Learns to Pack a Punch!

GFF Interiors is used to tackling design challenges that arise, but after a self-defense class with fellow interior designers and host, Allsteel, we now have the skills to escape an attacker.  The class was taught by Chamberlain Studios and they brought the muscle and experience to share critical moves to get out from under an…


Cosby and Interiors Backyard Bash!

Earlier this summer, the Cosby and Interiors studios had another great turnout for their annual party. The combination of both studios always makes for a good time! A variety of appetizers, desserts and drinks were provided (shout out to Cosby studio’s very own in-house baker, Mariah Trevizo, for catering the desserts). GFF’s own Lawrence Cosby…


2017 IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show

On April 28th, GFF competed in the biannual IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show. Our team included Alix Rios (model), Traci Webster, Emily Noble, Nancy Holmes, and Ashley Hall from GFF.  Architectural firms across Dallas are paired with one soft goods underwriter and one hard goods underwriter to design and create an outfit in…


Portrait of a GFFer: Ashley Hall

Meet Ashley Hall. Ashley was born in Connecticut, but is a North Carolina native (Panther Nation!). She received her Bachelor of Interior Design from LSU and she bleeds purple and gold. GEAUX TIGERS. Buga Nation! See below for more fun facts about Ashley! Favorite Color: Green. Food/Drinks I can’t live without: Iced Coffee, Zoe’s Kitchen,…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Russell Hagg

Meet Russell, a third generation Dallasite, whose passion outside of architecture is adult education and teaching adults to read. He joined the Interiors Team in 2009 and is an Associate Principal here at GFF. Read below for more about Russell! Hobby:  Painting.  I donate most of my paintings to charity events for fundraising. Travel:  My…

Portrait of a GFFer: Taylor Tillman

Meet Taylor Tillman. Taylor was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to attend Mississippi State University. She first came to GFF as an intern and is now a member of the Interiors Studio. Read more of her fun facts below! My first time to visit Dallas was for my interview at GFF back in…


Portrait of a GFFer: Alix Rios

Meet Alix Rios, a UT Austin grad and member of the Interiors studio. Alix has been with GFF for just under two years.  She enjoys long walks on Katy Trail and watching The Bachelor fireside.. Just joking! She does like running Katy Trail and The Bachelor though. Read the rest of Alix’s fun facts below! Born…


IIDA Zero Landfill Event

Over the weekend Alix Bulleit and Marissa Flanagan helped with sorting samples for the IIDA Zero Landfill event. IIDA’s Zero Landfill is an event where firms can recycle product samples and electronics for re-use or recycling. Volunteers help to sort out the samples and facilitate pick-up from other firms, the public or anyone who is…


GFF Gives Back: Russell Hagg LIFTS Up Adult Literacy Program

  “GFF Gives Back” is a new office blog series featuring GFFers and their professional/community/civic involvement. This week we feature Associate Russell Hagg, AIA, LEED AP. Russell is a member of GFF Interiors and is on the Board of Directors for Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). Russell sat down with me last Friday to tell me more…


Our Friends Place

This past weekend GFF Interiors updated the entry/stair area for Our Friends Place which is a transitional women’s living house in Dallas. Work included, but was not limited to, painting, caulking, scraping, priming, woodwork, replacing light fixtures ( fixtures and labor donated by ALA), re-upholstery, hanging new artwork, accessorizing the existing tables, etc. A special thanks…


GFF Project Featured in Magazine for America’s Coolest Stores

“The outside looks like a pub, and the inside looks like a chocolate shop.” -Kelly Mitchell INSTORE magazine recently ranked Kelly Mitchell Fine Jewelry as one of America’s coolest stores! It’s no wonder as this GFF Interiors project offers clientele an adventurous luxury experience, including jewelry housed in unique “pastry” display cases.


April Showers Bring May Flowers

GFF’ers Jackie Brooks, Jamie Bowers, Whitney Jones and English Minter braved the torrential rains to celebrate Spring at the Design Soup event hosted by National Office Furniture last Thursday evening. Under the guidance of Nathan Johnson,  creative director of GRO Designs, local interior designers were given a palette of tulip peonies, equisetum (horsetail) and banana…

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