"Live your Best Life!"


Jessica Etheredge, MID, ASID, IDEC

Undergraduate Program Director & Assoc. Professor | University of Tennessee Chattanooga | Interior Architecture & Design Dept.


...According to students, she provided a "look into the professional environment and what is expected of you."

With over 28 years experience - her value to our students as a knowledgeable instructor is clear. Professor Tonner is professional, passionate, and engaging.

Professor Tonner's course is a great model for any of our adjuncts.

She is thorough, organized, and professional.  Students positively comment on the structure of the online course.  I am impressed with her dedication to keeping the students engaged and interactive in the online format...

Patricia A. Rhyner MD FACR

Emory University | Mayo Clinic

Over the past 15 years Kathy has helped me with 5 renovations...state-of-the-art kitchen & beautiful sunlight filled breakfast room...updated family room that with a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a built-in bookshelf...making a screened in back porch essentially another room...transition to the Master-on-Main concept by updated a connecting bathroom...a boring foyer.

Kathy respects your budget.  I have learned to take a leap of faith when working with SUNDOG DESIGN STUDIO; while I often can't envision the end product, I trust her completely.

She took time to learn about my family, our tastes, lifestyle, and what would work for us.  With her affordable design, our living area is now breath-taking, and makes a statement.

This home is now contemporary and classy, with a warm, peaceful feel.

Robert Woods DDS AAID

Smilescapes Dentistry
I've learned how important it is to have a professional like you from design and construction all the way to completion.
The little things make all the difference...the time savings...functional and aesthetic of project from start to finish. 
I've been told by dental reps it is the nicest office they have been in and the patients love the place.


Tsoi Kobus & Associates Architects

I had the privilege of working with Kathy on the award winning Center for Women and Newborns at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

 Her design leadership included great analytical skills, problem solving creativity, and extraordinary communication skills.

 Kathy is very talented, client oriented, operates with the utmost integrity and most importantly - is fun to work with! 

Debra Byrd | Tom Sukalac

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 We had some very vague ideas about renovating our kitchen and living room and knew we needed professional help.

 Kathy asked all the right questions to understand how we wanted to live in our space and guided us to making decisions that were right for us.

 The design plans she developed were absolutely incredible.  The overall functionality of our space has been increased exponentially. 

June Fischer

The Art Institute of Atlanta | Barnett and James Luxury Properties

 My association with Kathy was while she served as a faculty member at The Art Institute of Atlanta...her attention for detail was demonstrated thru course content, projects, and dedication to help students achieve their goals...a great listener who will give you more details than you really want to hear, but that is the quality that makes her the designer you want to hire. 

Charlotte Ray

I previously had a bad experience with another designer and was fortunate to hire Kathy for my window treatments.
She is extremely efficient, knowledgeable, responsible, and most of all caring for her clients.
I highly recommend her!  My drapes are beautiful!

Dalit Gal

Kathy's creativity was exactly what I needed for my new kitchen...She listened and worked closely with me to make sure I got my dream kitchen...while creating designs I could never think of myself...occupying every inch of the space perfectly...she knew exactly where to place everything.

With Kathy's help, I was able to get the kitchen I've always wanted.