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Designs Unlimited is an established professional Design Firm located in Tallahassee, Florida. We service the surrounding Southeast region and frequently consult and travel around the United States. Designs Unlimited has been in operation since 1994 and is owned and operated by Jackie McHaffie, who holds a Florida Builders License CBC#1257879. Designs Unlimited has been honored to receive the prestigious Platinum Award in the Tallahassee Parade of Homes, recognized by American Society of Interior Designers, and has been featured in several publications including the Tallahassee Magazine, Home and Design Magazine, the Tallahassee Democrat, Designs Unlimited on WTXL Home and Garden and Houzz.


Jackie McHaffie is the owner and operator of Designs Unlimited. She is a graduate of the Florida State University, and in 2008, Jackie became a Certified Licensed Builder in the State of Florida. She has an amazing heart for people and a brilliant talent for space. Her interest in design started as a child - using the etch-a-sketch to draw out rooms and houses! Jackie updgraded to 'real' drafting tools in 1994 when she started Designs Unlimited. She resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, Tom, and enjoys living in close proximity to her grown children and grandchildren.

Ashley Farrell is a graduate from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and is a licensed designer in the State of Florida. While in college, Ashley had the opportunity to travel abroad to participate in an architecture seminar in Montepulciano, Italy. She believes that her talent and passion for interiors was influenced by her dad when she would assist with reviewing blueprints for his contracting company as a child. Ashley joined the Designs Unlimited team in 2010 and enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect balance of form and color to create a timeless design for each and every project. Ashley resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, Colin, and their son, Graham.

Breanne D'Amato was born and raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida. At a young age, she was drawn to art and architecture, always sketching in her free time. She received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2015. Art, business, and humanities were the main areas of focus in her B.A. program, and helped her realize her passion for Drafting and Design. With experience in mechanical drafting and 3D modeling, she enjoys the design realm and seeing a project develop from start to finish. As a team member of Designs Unlimited, Breanne collaborates with designers to produce ​design plans and blueprints. Breanne resides in Gadsden County on Lake Talquin and loves the beautiful views, wildlife, and nature all around.

Linzie Merchant was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and is currently a student in the Interior Architecture and Design Program at The Florida State University. ​She loves working at Designs Unlimited because it ​provides a friendly atmosphere where she can learn. Linzie helps with design plans and assists the designers in our office. She has a passion for solving design problems and producing digital blueprints​. The best thing about working in the design field for Linzie? ...That every day is different with all kinds of wonderful opportunities and challenges to be creative.

Nancy Graham is from the Midwest, where she graduated from Purdue University with a degree is Hospitality Management. Nancy moved to Florida in 1992 when she began her career in Human Resources in the hotel industry. She uses her experience gained in Human Resources to help manage the daily activity of the office and invoicing. Nancy and her husband, Jeff, have 3 teenage sons and a dog named Buster. They enjoy traveling as a family and spending time supporting their children's activities.