About Us

Remarkable teamwork creates outstanding results — that is the success of Hayden Design. Our combination of unique talents and personalities has allowed us to become one of the most trusted and accomplished independent design firms in North Carolina.

We believe creativity is enhanced and solutions become more robust when ideas are developed by a team of engaged experts who can visualize your space and envision your future possibilities. Our team members are pros at staging and managing all the details of complex projects. We bring your ideas, your brand, your needs and requirements – as well as your budget – together into a finished product that is uniquely yours.

Since the firm’s founding in 1981 by Donna Hayden Keene, the passion our team has brought to its work has led to many long-term relationships with companies large and small. Through the leadership of Donna and our Vice President, Linda Thorup, we developed a reputation for always bringing a fresh approach, including the newest products, the latest research, and an understanding of current trends, while always reflecting the culture and philosophy of our clients. 

Those relationships and our reputation for fresh thinking continue to this day and promise to grow even stronger. In late 2021, we welcomed our next generation of leadership as Christine Trethaway Fariss became Owner and President of Hayden Design, solidifying our legacy as a leading, independent, female-owned design firm in the region and state. With Christine at the helm, our team has added capabilities that enhance our overall design and project management services while ensuring that our clients are not only pleased with the end results; but also enjoy the entire process and experience of working with Hayden Design.