Working as a lead designer for a local studio from 1983-1995, Teresa specialized in high-end residential design. It was here that she met and worked with co-owner, Kim Barnum. In 1995, Teresa and Kim opened their own studio, Nelson Barnum Interiors. Their combined design experience and education provide expertise in all aspects of design. Teresa's extensive background in construction, architectural drawings and space planning offer clients innovative design solutions that result in environments that are reflective of their interests and lifestyle.
Growing up in a "construction family", Teresa followed her interests in architecture and art by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and a minor in Photography at Northern Arizona University in 1983. Her design internship was served with Wiseman & Gale in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nelson Barnum Interiors was founded by Teresa Nelson and Kim Barnum almost 15 years ago, and is one of Scottsdale's most established, full-service design studios. Teresa and Kim's individual strengths blend together artfully to bring client's the most unique and exquisite interiors the area has experienced. They share a mutual passion for work inspired by 19th and 20th century Europe and are founded in the belief that beautiful design must include functionality.