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Barb Burger began her design career in 1987 in San Antonio. Her path was inspired by Steve Heflin, a local architect who went on to build many of the finer residences in several growing communities of high end homes. Barb shared an office with Mr. Heflin and together they worked with many custom clients from plan development stage through completion of many amazing, award-winning projects.

In 1993, Barb created Studio Domaine and enlarged her staff. Her company ventured into designing model homes and custom design for many prominent builders. Her experience with Mr. Heflin inspired her to respect the team effort that is required between architect, builder, and interior designer. They worked together until Mr. Heflin’s retirement in 2010. With the “bar set high”, Barb met Damon Christofilis in the late 90’s and knew that he had the same knowledge and mutual respect for the team concept. Barb and Damon have now worked together for 17 years enjoying the challenges of creating beautiful homes for wonderful clients.

Barb believes that “the building process should be a fun and exciting adventure for clients as they create a home that is uniquely theirs. I have been blessed to work with many wonderful people and owe so much to Steve Heflin and Damon Christofilis for their willingness to trust me with the design needs of their clients. Both of these men demand attention to detail and have challenged me to go beyond the norm and stay cutting edge with new trends balanced with classic design.”

Over the years, Barb has won 14 GSABA Summit Awards and a Texas Star Award. She has designed 10 award-winning GSABA Parade of Homes entries. Studio Domaine continues to be blessed along with her venture into retail with Joli Boutique. Both of her businesses will be relocating to Boerne later this year.

“An interior designer should make the difference in the building process. It happens when the designer can see the finished product through the clients’ eyes, not her own. Today, that is exactly what Damon and I do. Our goal is to work together with Damon’s superintendent, Jason Hurt, to build the vision of the client.”

Barb and her Studio Domaine staff, including Coco, look forward to many more productive years working alongside great clients. Barb works exclusively with Christofilis Custom Homes in Cordillera Ranch new construction. She also enjoys many custom projects that come her way throughout the San Antonio area.