Dwelling Place Interiors offers boutique full-service design and turnkey furnishing for new builds, home remodels, and decorating projects in Brunswick County and throughout coastal North Carolina.

Experience the Joy of Designing Your Dream Home

Experience has shown me that interior design influences the way we feel and live. Through client projects and several personal moves with my husband and four kids, I’ve seen the power of a dwelling place that reflects your values. It opens our hearts to giving, sharing, and loving better. 
Although my passion for color and pattern inspired me to receive my B.S. in Interior Design, it was my love of people and home that led me to starting my own design studios. First in Greenville, then when we moved to Atlanta, and then finally in Winnabow, North Carolina.

Throughout it all, my mission of creating beautiful, life-enhancing interiors has never wavered. So whether you’re looking to remodel, build new, or simply transform a room from top to bottom, I can’t wait to guide you to a home where you feel uplifted, settled, and inspired.

Rochelle Grass


meet the designers

Riley is our resident Design Assistant. While Rochelle leads the Creative Direction, Riley assists with sourcing, client communication, procurement, and trade coordination. She helps keep each project organized and on-track. 

Originally from Raleigh, Riley holds a degree in Interior Design and moved to Wilmington to pursue her design career. In addition to a love for modern coastal style, she values connection with friends and family and spends her free time enjoying the many wonderful leisures afforded by life on the coast — biking, paddleboarding, walking the beach, and more.

Riley Averette



Our Shared Values







Meaningful Experiences

Honest Relationships



From our creative process, to the interiors we deliver, to our hardworking clients, crafting meaningful and memorable experiences sits at the heart of what we do and why we do it.

Open and honest relationships are crucial to our success. This includes collaboration with our clients and partners and clear communication throughout each step of the design process.

Your home should be a place that reflects your personal values, elevates your lifestyle, and makes you feel good. Each of our creative interiors is inspired by you, refined and implemented by us.

We believe that high quality is peace of mind. It means enduring materials and furnishings, personal yet timeless style, and homes that are as comfortable as they are beautiful.

Heart for Generosity

Our clients have a unique spirit of generosity when it comes to sharing their homes with loved ones. We embrace a similar spirit of giving by donating 10% of our annual profits to charity.

Spirit of Fun

We’re professionals, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun! We’re a lighthearted studio of two that loves to make the design process enjoyable, friendly, and always personal.

Charlene C., world traveler, Shallotte NC

“We are thrilled with the new look in every aspect, and it’s all because of Rochelle’s ability to listen to her clients, her incredible talent for presenting complementary fabrics, and her use of introducing various textures into a room. She’s enthusiastic, uplifting, and just plain fun to be around!”

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Our Work


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