At YAWN we are artists who awaken the human spirit through interior design.

Partners since meeting in design school, we have spent the past two decades collaborating with many lifetime clients on one-of-a-kind and award-winning projects. We are a favorite among developers, builders and clients who appreciate personal attention and rely on our distinct visual dialogue. We are truly liaisons between a client’s vision and a builder’s work process.

We approach each new environment as a wonderful sketch problem. Always finding inspiration from history and nature, we are not rooted in or influenced by any one style.  We accept the great responsibility of telling our client’s story. Our design process elevates their beliefs about what is possible, and the end result enhances the way they respond to their world.

Established in 2003, the YAWN design studio, inc. creative portfolio of residential and commercial work stretches from Central Florida, Florida’s west coast beaches, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and the Bahamas, to South Carolina, Kansas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Holland and Cobham Surrey, UK.

“Awakening the design process is our passion.”
– Bruce M Goforth & Shannan Puschmann Goforth, NCIDQ® certificate no.13222





“An interactive design process is the best tool to awaken and illuminate the ideas that ultimately tell your story. By asking the right questions in the beginning, concepts emerge and projects can then be defined with individual meaning.”

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» our clients

Project types vary, but our process applies uniquely to each.  We provide consulting for residential and commercial projects to clients, builders, developers and other design professionals for new construction and renovations.

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» design development

We conceptualize space, capture a style, and create a meaningful visual dialogue so you can envision your environment before it is constructed.

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» plans & admin

We sculpt the interior of the architectural shell to be functional, well proportioned and ready for the detail layer.

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» Finishes & Procurement


Flooring | Counters | Cabinets | Paint | Specialty | Wall Covering
Plumbing | Door Hardware | Decorative Lighting


Furniture | Art | Accesories | Window Treatments

» what our clients are saying

"It is a rare and wonderful thing to find designers with the talent to take vague conceptual ideas and turn them into concrete realities. Their combination of creative spirit and practical execution proves that it can be done and done very well."

Cindy Alander
Arthur Rutenberg Homes
Corporate Headquarters
Builder Client


"YAWN was like our "design therapist" on both our home remodel and Don's dentist office remodel. They took our personality, our creative taste and style and made it a reality. They listened, asked the right questions, then embraced our vision and made it come to life for us. There is not an area of our home we don't thoroughly enjoy. It just feels so much like us. It fits our lifestyle. It fits who we are."

Don & Valorie Thomas
Residential + Commercial Client


"I found, through working with YAWN, that my vision of my project was limited. Bruce and Shannan took my vision, and grew it in ways I never even considered. They created a space that continues to inspire me long after the project has been complete."

Todd Milner
Residential Client


"We had an exceptional experience with YAWN design studio, inc. We benefited greatly from your expertise. Our office is now an extremely functional space yet filled with a style that inspires all thanks to you!"

Eric & Karen Ann Wapole
Express Signs & Graphics of Orlando
Commercial Client


"We are a not for profit organization serving people who have disabilities. Shannan and Bruce quickly became experts in our field as they thoughtfully considered the special needs of our campers and translated that knowledge to our design. They handled every detail of the project so our own work didn't miss a beat."

Sue Ventura
Easter Seals FL
Commercial Client


"The execution of the architect's plan is the first step toward implementing an Owner's "dream".  Reaching beyond those initial plans requires the integration of the talent necessary to apply the enormous amount of details that result in an outstanding finished product. We could not have achieved the final "portrait" without the benefit of having engaged the designers at YAWN."

Richard & Carol Ketover
Residential Client
Royal Palm Yacht Club


"Shannan and Bruce were a pleasure to work with. Bruce has an amazing talent with color selection. He chose all of the colors in our home, and we still love them many years after the renovation."

Paul Eskew & Tony Mendiola
Residential Client


"Living in Chicago, we thought it would be easy to find a designer for our re-model; however, it took several months until we found a designer that understood our tastes, brought creative design ideas, appreciated our budget and most importantly was fun to work with."

Paul & Renee Brizz
Residential Client


"The team at YAWN turned our blank, institutional space into a cozy, warm setting for our clients. Their dedication to this project was displayed through their creativity, professionalism and immaculate attention to detail."

Julie Wright
Senior Vice President of Development
Easter Seals FL
Commercial Client


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Complete List of Projects


  • 23,000 sq. ft. residence
    lyford cay ▪ the bahamas
  • 17,571 sq. ft. residence
    lyford cay ▪ the bahamas
  • 12,494 sq. ft. residence
    ocean club estates ▪ paradise island, bahamas
  • 15,319 sq. ft. residence
    hillsboro mile
    hillsboro beach, fl
  • 10,238 sq. ft. residence
    bluegrass estates ▪ apopka, fl
  • 9,820 sq. ft. 2004 new southern home
    lake conway ▪ orlando, fl
  • 9,641 sq. ft. residence
    palm coast, fl
  • 8,938 sq. ft. residence
    royal palm yacht club ▪ boca raton, fl
  • 8,365 sq. ft. residence
    lake butler sound ▪ windermere, fl
  • 8,258 sq. ft. residence
    old palm golf club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 7,618 sq. ft. residence
    topeka, ks
  • 6,742 sq. ft. residence
    berkeley hall ▪ bluffton, sc
  • 6,700 sq. ft. penthouse
    alagon on bayshore ▪ tampa, fl
  • 5,810 sq. ft. residence
    mirasol country club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 5,795 sq. ft. residence
    winter park, fl
  • 4,416 sq. ft. residence
    winter park, fl
  • 4,024 sq. ft. beach residence
    new symrna beach, fl
  • 2,283 sq. ft. residence
    lake conway ▪ orlando, fl
  • 1,700 sq. ft. condominium
    water street ▪ washington, d.c.


  • 10,600 sq.ft. ▪ new construction
    condominium amenities and commons areas
    ft. myers, fl
  • 9,000 sq.ft. ▪ new construction
    condominium amenities and commons areas
    st. petersburg, fl
  • 5,600 sq.ft. ▪ new construction
    developer corporate office
    lake monroe, fl
  • 3,600 sq.ft. ▪ new construction
    condominium sales center
    ft. myers, fl
  • 3,000 sq.ft. ▪ new construction
    real estate corporate headquarters
    ocoee, fl
  • 4,500 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    health products headquarters
    largo, fl
  • 4,400 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    real estate flagship branch office
    orlando, fl
  • 4,200 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    builder headquarters and design center
    altamonte springs, fl
  • 3,200 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    sign & graphics company
    orlando, fl
  • 2,900 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    easter seals florida camp challenge ▪ dining hall
    sorrento, fl
  • 2,800 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    real estate branch office
    clermont, fl
  • 2,500 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement
    salon & spa
    downtown ▪ orlando, fl
  • 1,350 sq.ft. ▪ tenant improvement and addition
    dentist office
    winter park fl

Spec & Model Homes

  • 8,278 sq. ft. builder model home
    old palm golf club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 7,987 sq. ft. builder spec home
    old palm golf club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 7,829 sq. ft. builder spec home
    independence, fl
  • 6,506 sq. ft. builder spec home
    winter park, fl
  • 6,369 sq. ft. builder model home
    tarpon point ▪ cape coral, fl
  • 5,962 sq. ft. builder spec home
    mirasol country club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 5,723 sq. ft. builder spec home
    winter park, fl
  • 4,881 sq. ft. builder model home
    mirasol country club ▪ palm beach gardens, fl
  • 4,800 sq. ft. builder model home
    keene’s point ▪ orlando, fl
  • 4,537 sq. ft. builder model home
    riviera bella ▪ st. john’s river ▪ debary, fl
  • 4,491 sq. ft. builder spec home
    keene’s point ▪ orlando, fl
  • 4,371 sq. ft. builder spec home
    riviera bella ▪ debary, fl
  • 4,200 sq. ft. builder spec home
    marsh landing ▪ palm coast, fl
  • 3,167 sq. ft. model
    cox mountain, sc
  • 3,100 sq. ft. model
    victoria park ▪ deland, fl
  • (4) 2,200 sq. ft. models
    berkeley hall ▪ bluffton, sc


  • 6,008 sq. ft. historic renovation
    cobham surrey ▪ UK
  • 8,500 sq. ft. remodel & billiard/media/guest suite addition
    st. andrews ▪ boca raton, fl
  • 5,500 sq. ft. remodel & master suite addition
    lake conway ▪ belle isle, fl
  • 5,463 sq. ft. remodel
    delray beach, fl
  • 5,100 sq. ft. remodel
    keene’s point ▪ windermere, fl
  • 4,800 sq. ft. remodel condo
    uxuria ▪ boca raton, fl
  • 4,500 sq. ft. remodel & dining/kitchen/family addition
    lake osceola ▪ winter park, fl
  • 4,123 sq. ft. remodel
    chicago, il
  • 2,900 sq. ft. remodel
    leu gardens ▪ orlando, fl
  • 2,500 sq. ft. remodel kitchen/family addition
    winter park, fl
  • 2,300 sq. ft. remodel & master suite addition
    winter park, fl
  • 1,900 sq. ft. remodel
    orlando, fl
  • 1,500 sq. ft. family/master suite addition
    lake mary, fl

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» Press + awards + milestones

07.09.2015 – You never know where you’re going to land. We are beyond the moon about our new collaboration with the Astronaut Memorial Foundation and FIT to help transform their 1994 computer lab into a world class facility that will inspire astronomers and scientists of today and the future!


06.25.2015 – Happy Birthday, YAWN! Our little design studio starts year 12 today! We’re stretched from Lyford Cay, Bahamas to Cincinnati, Ohio with lots of Florida projects in between. We’re excited about the new opportunities blossoming and thankful for the 11 years of fabulous clients and their finished projects.


10.2013 Next up Naples. Watch out west coast, here we come!


07.22.2013 SEBC Aurora Awards. No official submissions for us this year but proud of our colleagues from Affiniti Architecture and Courchene Development Corp. Their Bentley model won the Aurora for Detached Single-Family Home $1.5 – $2 million, and their Royalton model won the Grand Aurora for Detached Single-Family Home $2 – $3 million. We are proud of the interior detailing on both homes, and that we get to continue to work with the best project team!


05.05.2013 YAWN ventures west! Excited about moving west of central Florida and into the Lakeland market with 2 amazing new projects.


06.25.2013 Happy Birthday, YAWN! Our little design studio finished 10 years today! They say if you make it through the first 2 years you might have a shot. We must be living right! Watch us now as “it goes to 11”!


04.26.2013 Pool Party! Congratulations Easter Seals Camp Challenge on the dedication of the new and very accessible swimming pool. There will now be lots of happy campers in the summers ahead! We are proud to have colored the parts and pieces of the new construction with your dedicated renovation team.


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Route 66


The National Historic Route 66 Federation is the worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to directing the public’s attention to the importance of Route 66 in America’s Cultural…

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Easter Seals


Founded in 1961, Camp Challenge is Florida’s only Easter Seals Camp and is designed specifically for children and adults with cognitive or physical disabilities…

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We’re interested in meeting you.

We would like to hear about your project, and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you.  Send us a note and we’ll be in touch.
Shannan Puschmann Goforth
NCIDQ® certificate no.13222

Bruce M Goforth

LOCATION: Winter Park, FL
PHONE: 407.629.4473
FAX: 407.599.2114
EMAIL: awaken@yawndesign.com

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