Meet Us

Our History

At YAWN we awaken the human spirit through interior design.

Partners since meeting in design school, we have spent nearly three decades collaborating with new and lifelong clients on one-of-a-kind environments. We are a favorite among developers, builders and clients who appreciate personal attention and rely on our distinct visual dialogue and interior editing. 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.

Established in 2003, the YAWN design studio, inc. creative portfolio of residential and commercial installations can be found throughout the US, Europe and the Caribbean.

Locations include –

  • Central Florida
  • Space Coast
  • Tampa
  • Naples
  • Palm Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Miami
  • The Bahamas
  • Anguilla
  • Washington D.C.
  • Cincinnati
  • Bluffton
  • Topeka
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Alblasserdam, Holland
  • Cobham Surrey, UK.


“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.”
– Bruce M Goforth & Shannan Puschmann Goforth, NCIDQ® certificate no.13222 

Meet Shannan and Bruce