When Matt and Tina Ford purchased an old bungalow in Houston’s Montrose area in the 1990s, he developed his skills as a builder and she discovered her passion for design. Friends approached the Fords to take on projects, and they began contracting residential building and interior design work.

As a builder, when Matt looked at plans, he consistently saw opportunities to improve the project’s functionality. Clients appreciated his solutions and encouraged him to design homes, and he and Tina founded Shade House Design. After dozens of successful custom home projects, they expanded the scope of their services to include turnkey design, construction and renovation of commercial spaces.

Now as principals of Ford Design, Matt and Tina provide clients with environments created with integrity from the inside out. When you tell them how you want to live in the world, they create the space to make it happen.