”I believe in working with each client to incorporate their style, personality, and story into the design of their home.
Throughout his childhood and teen years, Tanner was engrossed in musical theater, handling set and costume designs for most of the shows in which he performed. He competed in state and national contests in costume and set design, winning multiple awards. Through his efforts in theater, he was asked to stage a series of new model homes in Central Florida. His transition into interior design was a natural, followed by over a dozen years in the interior design field, owning his own firm in Florida and Virginia and previously working with La-Z-Boy in various positions for eight years and as a visual merchandiser and interior designer for Sheffield Furniture & Interiors in the D.C. area.
Tanner takes pride in showcasing his clients’ stories within every design. He believes it is important to interpret what a client is saying. Just because someone says they love modern, doesn’t mean they want glass and chrome. He peels back the layers and interprets what modern might mean to that person. While he always works with his clients’ personal tastes, he describes his own style as British West Indies meets Preppy Cape Cod.
Originally from Key West, Tanner earned an Associate’s degree Interior Design and a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a minor in marketing from Penn Foster and has won three prestigious Pinnacle Awards for design excellence.