About Sara Scott
Tailored Designs’ owner, Sara Scott, had a passion for interior spaces that started when her parents were building a custom home in her adolescence. Sara fostered that passion as early on as high school when a teacher offered to create an independent study class for her.
After completing her Interior Design class, she chose East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) to study Interior Design. ECU had a specific kitchen and bath course, and were accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Out of college Sara got her start at high end kitchen and bath showroom where she learned all the ins and outs of cabinetry. In 2011, Sara moved back to Charlotte to work as a designer and project coordinator at a remodeling firm. For six years she grew her knowledge in product selection and all the intricacies of remodeling.
With over ten years of experience, she hopes to bring clients the best design experience possible. Sara loves getting to know her clients, learning how their current space no longer works for them, and then creating a unique space that is truly tailored to them.
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About Jonathan Scott
As Tailored Designs started to expand and grow, Sara’s husband Jonathan Scott started taking a more active role in the company. While Sara works on the incredible designs that Tailored Designs is known for, Jonathan manages the day-to-day operations of the business.
Before Jonathan managed the operations end of Tailored Designs, he spent 12 years establishing and running the Charlotte branch of his family’s 40 year old coffee company before its sale in 2019.
Jonathan has a B.S. in accounting from UNC Wilmington where he was also a student-athlete pole vaulter. After his time at UNCW he went on to obtain his MBA from Coastal Carolina University where he also coached Pole vaulting.
While Sara is the face of Tailored Designs, you will regularly see Jonathan helping with project management, site visits, and procurement.
If it helps make a project run smooth, Jonathan is involved .
Sara Scott is current on internationally-recognized certifications that require numerous hours of industry experience and rigorous testing. Through these specialized credentials, Sara has in-depth technical knowledge of residential construction. This means that plans and specifications created by Tailored Designs can be easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers. As a certified professional, Sara is also held to strict continued learning standards so you can expect the most up-to-date design expertise.
The Certified Kitchen Designer specializes in design, planning and execution of residential kitchens and holds extensive knowledge of building codes, appliances and mechanical systems. This National Kitchen and Bath (NKBA) certification is a hallmark for industry professionals and emphasizes the importance of consumer health and safety. A CKD requires seven years of experience, 60 hours of approved education, and then 20 hours of continuing education per two year cycle.
Universal Design Certified Professionals are skilled remodelers recognized by the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). UDCP-certified professionals are skilled in universal design which is the composition of an environment that can be used to the greatest extent by all people. As experts in building codes associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), UDCPs can help any type of client regardless of age, size, ability or disability. This certification requires 10 hours of continuing education per year.