Ashton Egbert, Owner & Lead Designer
Kathleen Nixon, Engineering & Real Estate
This mother-daughter design team was born out of a love for blending traditional design elements with innovative concepts to transcend trends in design. From new builds to remodels, Ashton and Kathleen are the driving force behind the vision and process of each project they take on. Known for their timeless, yet innovative designs, Ashton and Kathleen create customized, comfortable, and functional spaces while simultaneously adhering to each client’s desire for self-expression. Deeply rooted in their love for California’s architecture and lifestyle, their designs are intelligently layered, striking a balance between contemporary and traditional, while maintaining accessibility that never feels overly-designed or precious. You can expect to always see one-of-a-kind details and a practical approach from this design duo.
Ashton first discovered her passion for interior design as an undergrad at USC (fight on!). Shortly after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology, she realized she wanted to turn her knack for nesting beautifully into a career. She enrolled in the Interior Design and Architecture Program at UCLA where she was trained in drafting, modeling, and interior architecture. The hard work paid off and Ashton earned positions working for one of Las Vegas' top commercial design firms, as well as one of LA’s top residential design firms. Craving a new challenge and driven by the desire to freely explore her own design concepts, Ashton recruited her design mentor- mom- and founded Arndt Design and Build. Using antique finds, creative concepts, and open communication, Ashton and her team deliver unique and cozy spaces which age beautifully as your family grows.
Where Ashton thrives creatively, Kathleen Arndt provides the technical know-how. A trained Civil Engineer from Cal State Fullerton, Kathleen brings to the team over 30 years of commercial real estate management and development experience. Proficient in blueprints and architectural drawings, Kathleen has the expertise to conceptualize your vision and translate it into buildable information for architects, landscapers, and general contractors.