The Mix Story
Mix Design Collective is a husband & wife owned design-build company that specializes in interior design, old home remodels, and real estate investment in Columbus, OH and beyond.
After moving from New York to Columbus in 2012, owners Bryan & Catherine Williamson unknowingly began creating Mix Design Collective ("Mix") by sharing their home renovation progress on their now popular blog, Beginning in the Middle. They got their hands dirty with home improvement projects and quickly realized that they had a mutual passion for renovating, designing, and investing in real estate together. With lots of hard work, the passion that was born in their first home lead them to renovate six more of their own investment properties in the downtown Columbus area. After receiving many inquiries from people asking for their design and renovation services, the couple decided to start Mix, a company that focuses on both residential and commercial design-build projects in primarily urban neighborhoods. Bryan's education in construction management & interior design coupled with Catherine's eye for details & aesthetic has allowed the couple to create unique spaces recognized nationally in publications such as Design*Sponge, House Beautiful, Apartment Therapy, and more.
Bryan, a native of Columbus, graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Interior Design and Construction Management. While in college, Bryan was also a talented Division 1 football player. He never expected to use his degree after college because he had his sight set on the NFL, but after a devastating injury in his Junior year, that quickly changed. He graduated and gained experience estimating, drafting, designing, and building for other business owners, but it wasn't until he started working on his own projects that he found his sweet spot. Bryan's entrepreneurial vision, creativity, and passion for architectural design has driven his desire to contribute to the city's initiative to revitalize the downtown area, and has served as the foundation for the growth of Mix Design Collective. As a licensed contractor, Bryan is involved in all facets of the construction process, ensuring that each task is completed with the quality and attention to detail that it deserves.
After a earning a master's in Tax, a CPA license, and spending 8 years in the corporate finance industry, Catherine was persuaded to join Bryan full-time as a small business owner in 2017. When she graduated college, she had her sight set on climbing the corporate ladder at her firm in NYC, but after meeting Bryan and finding her passion in design and real estate, her goals changed. Now, Catherine spends most of her time creating design plans, sourcing materials & furnishings, and photographing & writing for her blog, Beginning in the Middle, where she shares progress updates on Mix renovation projects, DIY tutorials, and more. Catherine also runs the couple's Instagram account, which has a following of over 55,000 and has afforded them opportunities to work with amazing brands to integrate fun, new products into their projects.
The Mix Vision
Mix is about just that: the perfect mix of design elements to create one-of-a-kind spaces with no shortage of character and charm. Historic and contemporary styles. Timeless and on-trend finishes. Rustic and glamorous decor. Globally inspired, locally created. Working with good people, for good people, to achieve the highest and best use for each space that is touched.