The Designers | The Linen Duck

The Designers

Meet the Designers

Becky Smith

BeckySmith, has created unique and innovative interiors for a wide variety of residential home-building and commercial clients over her 17 year career.Becky’s Career started in Charleston SC where she worked with acclaimed architects, Southern Living Home builders, and an elite clientele who were at the top of their professions in the banking and residential development fields. Her work has been published in 2 separate editions of CharlestonHome magazine.

The move back to middle Tennessee provided an opportunity for her and her husband, Tye Smith master builder and owner of Bellus Construction, to form a partnership, in order to provide a full service team to clients embarking on home renovations and new home builds. In 2014 they added SouthernKitchen and Bath as a subsidiary company in order to offer their clients affordable semi-custom cabinets to their new spaces.

in 2017, After completing one of her most monumental projects to date, which was a complete renovation and rebranding to an underachieving home store in Franklin ,TN., Becky decided to add one more component to her design business, a storefront and design studio. The renovations of the new location in historic downtown Columbia were completed in August of 2018. Since opening The Linen Duck has served countless clients with their home furniture plans, room designs, and renovations projects with mentions and publications in Greater Nashville House & Home, The Daily Harald, and Destination Tours.

“Working alongside homeowners, builders, and architects for 16 years has convinced me that there are two parts to design. One part is specified and executed visual aesthetics that go beyond the expected, and the second part is problem solving. Every space one seeks to improve, whether large or small, has a problem to be solved before it can become beautiful. Of the 100 + spaces I have designed, they all have had an underlying design challenge. My passion is what comes after the problem solving, and that is pulling beautiful textiles and color together with new and found objects to create stunning, yet livable rooms for my clients.”

Tara Beth Simmons

Every choice we make is a reflection of who we are and what we like based off our decisions. The goal is to make design choices with thoughtfulness and to communicate my message to the client. I am committed to helping my clients choose what is best for their space while staying within their budget. It is important to me to choose options that will function for their home and their needs. I love to have a wow factor in every room, but it can be done in a simple way. I enjoy working to design experiences with all different design styles while maintaining elegance, efficiency, sophistication and clean lines. One of my favorite things to keep in mind while working on a room and making decisions is “beautiful is always beautiful.”