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info@puredesignclt .com

1100 S Mint Street, Suite 209

Charlotte, NC 28273

Studio Hours - by appointment

Our Philosophy

pure  /pyoor/  adjective


containing nothing extraneous

clean, simple, absolute


We strive to keep both the process and design solution pure.  Our main goal is to guide you through putting your design together to enhance your living space, explaining the practical pros and cons of selecting materials and furnishings to make an educated decision, and navigating the construction and implementation of your project to achieve a beautiful finished product. Design doesn't have to be intimidating, cluttered, confusing or overwhelming.


Our Team

Dara Barber, Owner & Design Manager

Dara brings over 15 years of residential design and construction experience to Pure Design Works.  Prior to interiors, Dara studied Theatrical Production Arts and was a professional Costume Designer in San Francisco.  She has worked in many aspects of residential design including furnishings, kitchens and baths, cabinetry manufacturing and exterior spaces.  Her varied background gives her a unique perspective that she brings to each client.  An NCIDQ Certificate holder, she is both extremely creative and practical in her design process.  She enjoys working with people to help solve their functionality problems while bringing a beautiful design to their home.

Aly Glavin, Owner & Business Manager

Aly brings a multifaceted perspective to Pure Design Works, seamlessly blending the design and business aspects of a project together.  Since graduating from Queens University with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design and Entrepeneurship, Aly has worked in several established residential firms in Charlotte where she has seen the inside workings of a small design/construction company.  She is passionate about all aspects of the process from design through construction, bringing a turnkey aspect to Pure Design Works.  She is both creative and logical, giving her the tools to design an amazing space for a client while keeping the process simple and hassle free.

Our Partners

We cannot create beautiful spaces on our own.  We strive to only work with vendors and suppliers who provide quality products and services.  The value in having a team that shares our philosophy and vision is immeasurable.  Below are a few of the companies that we are proud to work with and present to our clients.