SAVANNAH'S HOME AND DESIGN
ABOUT THE FAMILY
We started in the home and design space when we were 18 years old in Massachusetts. Carlin began shingling and roofing with my grandfather. I grew up on job sites through my grandfather and loved all aspects of home design. We soon branched out to managing our own home renovation company doing custom woodwork and tile work. We had the pleasure of working in many waterfront homes along the east coast from Narragansett to Newport Rhode Island. While taking an active role in the company, I focused on earning her master's degree in clinical psychology. Along the way, I dabbled in home design through my home renovations and it continued to always be a passion of mine. Carlin and I always dreamed of moving to the south to start our own business together but it wasn’t until we were pregnant with Savannah May that we felt that urge more than ever. We knew that the longer we remained in Massachusetts with a child the more tied we would become to the area. I began to have this massive shift in focus on family and home. It felt like the perfect time to merge my passions. When Savannah was only 4 weeks old we packed up and sold our home. We moved to Bradenton, Florida in our travel trailer where we lived for 6 weeks with a newborn and 3 dogs. During that time, we established an LLC, secured an investment property to flip, and began renovation on our first flip in Florida.
Savannah very much ignited this fire in us to focus on our dreams. The merging of family, home, and the beach felt more important than ever. We decided it was appropriate to name the business after her. It was an immensely challenging time. We were learning how to be parents, and business owners, adjust to a new area, establish a new home and renovate entire houses that were gutted down to the studs. There were many tears and sleepless nights. All of their profit from their home sale in Massachusetts was tied to their move and starting their business. There was enormous pressure to make this work and make a profit. We put everything on the line for this dream.
Since we didn’t know anyone in Florida, we relied on social media and establishing connections to get our business off the ground. While also staying home with a newborn we flipped two homes in Bradenton and Sarasota. It was during that time that we built connections and contacts and gained a great deal of knowledge about the renovation process from the perspective of the client.
We treated each of our investment properties as if they were designed for a specific client in mind.
Every detail was very custom and rather atypical of an investment property; but that soon paid off.
Our homes drew in real estate agents, neighbors, and locals who started to contact us to design and renovate their own homes. We started with renovating bathrooms and then moved to interior design along with renovation. We started with single spaces to what has now grown into designing entire homes. Our business has relied solely on word of mouth and referrals for all our work. We strive to give every client a positive experience and give 100 percent to every project. A high standard of customer service and a close working relationship are what we strive for. Our passion is infusing homes with personality, custom details, and craftsmanship, as well as creating custom homes for each and every client. We always bring Savannah’s home and design perspective of rustic elements paired with modern and livable design. A high emphasis on creating unique spaces that feel timeless, yet fresh and always very inviting. As a family, we feel immensely thankful to this community that has given us so much opportunity to live out our dreams and help homeowners achieve theirs as well.
Love, Courtney Carlin, and Savannah
"Courtney and her team are so easy to work with and they truly do create beautiful homes. My Customers and I couldn’t be happier!"
Savannah ignited this fire in us to focus on our dreams
Co-Founder, Designer and Project Manager
Co-Founder, Project Manger, Installer