Banko Design is a full-service interior design studio that programs, designs and documents all aspects of interiors for our clients. What makes us different? We offer our clients a level of quality that only a boutique firm can provide. We’re energetic, innovative and we think outside of the box. From renovations to new-build, our passion for what we do shines through in our streamlined design and project process.
We purchase your FF&A package and all of the finishes that drive your design – from flooring and lighting to your furniture, art and accessories. Why use Banko as your purchasing agent? We fit higher-end furniture and finishes into your budget by purchasing direct and then we store your product in our warehouse in Marietta, GA. Once your project is ready we coordinate and manage every aspect of your install too.
The best advice I've ever received is don't follow the masses because sometimes the 'm' is silent. In my life and at work, I strive to do things differently, not for the sake of being different, but to be innovative.
My superpower would be to give our staff the tricks, tools and knowledge to make them in to designer superheroes, like Edna Mode from The Incredibles whose fashion designs enhance others' powers.
If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be fried chicken tacos from Taqueria Del Sol. They're delicious, local, contain the four food groups and I love any food that you can pair with a margarita!
The most daring thing I've ever done is zip-lining in the Dry Forest in Costa Rica. I was scared to death until I realized that the only other way down was walking past a coral snake. After that I had a blast.
My favorite sports are kickboxing, karate and muay thai. When the heels come off at the end of the day, the gloves go on and I'm ready to show what 'hits like a girl' really means.
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be in a little house along the river in Avignon in the South of France. I would spend my days riding my bike and enjoying the scenery.
Aside from necessities, the one thing I could not go a day without is chapstick. My other near-necessities are Chick-fil-a, red wine, sunglasses and a calculator.
I have two favorite cheeses. My salty choice is smoked gouda and my choice for sweet is white stilton cheese with cranberries. Both pair well with a bold cab and an outdoor fire.
My favorite karaoke song is Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. I think it's one of the best songs ever and it's become my go-to for all karaoke nights and will be for the rest of my life.
My favorite era for fashion is the 1940s and 1950s. I would love if pillbox hats and tailored cape suits came back in to fashion. I would definitely wear both of those things to work if I could.
The most daring thing I've ever done happened on a visit to Victoria Falls in Zambia. We went to Livingston Island where I sat in the Angel's Pool overlooking the 355'-0`` waterfall drop to the bottom.
Who would play you in a movie about your life? They've already written a movie about my life and it's called Bridget Jones's Diary. They got a few things wrong so the remake will be played by Kristen Wiig.
I laugh the most during game nights and dinners with my family. We have the funniest conversations, tell obscure jokes and laugh until we can't stop. With my family is where I'm the happiest and my goofiest.
Caroline joins Banko Design as an Intern Designer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications from Clemson University and is currently pursuing a degree in interior design at SCAD.
My perfect day would be to wake up in a cabin in the North Georgia mountains, take a long hike, have cheeseburgers and beers in Blue Ridge and then back to the cabin for relaxing in the hot tub under the stars.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to grow up to be a cat. Later on I wanted to be an artist but I became an accountant instead. Now I have all three in my life: I paint, I have a cat and I have a fun accounting job.