Dana Gibson descends from a long line of artists and designers. Her mother is a painter and her grandmother was a sculptor. Dana's great grandfather, Charles Dana Gibson, was a renowned painter and illustrator at the turn of the last century. Today, he's probably best remembered for creating the Gibson Girl of the 1890's, closely modeled after his wife, legendary beauty Irene Langhorne. Her great aunt, Nancy Astor, was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons and another aunt, Nancy Lancaster, was an owner of the esteemed firm Colefax and Fowler.

Charles Faudree's nearly four decades as an interior designer have allowed him to work throughout the United States and Europe. His designs have appeared in numerous publications including Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Renovation Style, House and Garden and Country Living. Additionally, his work is displayed in a variety of decorating books such as Garden Style, Country Living, Country Kitchens, Creative Ideas for Decorating, Decorating by Southern Living, Southern Accents Christmas, House Beautiful Christmas, Provencal and Holiday Homes. Charles is also featured as one of eight designers in the book Traditional Homes Signature Style. He accepted the award for Traditional Home's Designer of the Year in 1995 and was chosen as one of the "Top Designers in America" by House Beautiful in 2002, 2003 and 2004.