In 2011, Bailey Austin and Mel Bean founded Austin Bean Design Studio in a renovated midtown bungalow in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Austin Bean has now grown into their current downtown office and into a vibrant team of 12. From historic to high end residential homes to new modern construction, the designers at Austin Bean work to create timeless, unique, and personalized spaces that reflect our client’s lifestyles. It is our goal to exceed our client’s expectations by meeting their needs with authenticity, attention to detail and lasting style.
Bailey Austin was born and raised in Tulsa in a large family of all girls where her parents style and aesthetics stuck with her long into her career in architecture. After finishing her degree, Bailey went East to New York and Connecticut where she worked for Pelli Clarke Pelli and gained invaluable experience. Passionate about her career as well as travel, Bailey has traveled far and wide to gain an understanding of worldly architecture. Bailey respects well-crafted existing homes and enjoys refreshing and renewing them with modern style and sophisticated finishes. When Bailey is not designing homes, she is spending time with her husband Chris and their three boys!
Mel Bean has over 15 years of experience in interior and residential design. Mel’s collaborative design method and devotion to detail allow her to design homes that harmonize with the way that clients live, work, and play. Mel is originally from Kansas but fell in love with Tulsa at an early age and is proud to watch the design world grow and flourish within the city. On top of her projects at Austin Bean, Mel enjoys giving back and working on charitable projects such as her work on an orphanage in Africa. In her free time, you can find Mel playing tennis or hanging out with her twin boys.