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ABOUT BRISTAL DESIGN

Bristal Design is a small interior design firm dedicated to producing curated and thoughtful interiors using timeless colors and materials. Our passion for  architectural elements inform how we build intentional spaces and we believe team work, focus and creativity are the building blocks to successful interiors.
Bristal Design offers a full-service approach to design challenges: from programming, to finish specification, to FF&E selection and procurement. We value our clients and are committed to creating spaces that achieve function while fostering environment and vision.

ARIELLE CORSON

Principal, Interior Design & Procurement

Arielle comes from a family of design: her great-grandfather, Eman Masin opened Masin’s Furniture during the 1930s which later grew into one of the finest furniture stores in the Seattle area. Her grandfather was an illustrator for Disney in its early days and her mother is a painter. Having grown up around art, Arielle deepened her knowledge by earning a BA in art history from the University of Washington. After college, Arielle moved to Tampa, FL where she began work in the residential design world at Oxford Design. She continued to hone her skills after she moved back to Seattle, when she took a position with Bristal Design Group and built on her practice with contract interiors. Taking cues from both national and international travel, Arielle continues to bring her experience with residential design into the contract world to build spaces that are comfortable, purposeful and sophisticated.

CORA HOUSER

Principal, Interior Design & Project Management

Cora is a Seattle native who grew up experimenting with principles of design from an early age. Through her practice of applied arts, Cora recognized the impact interiors have on how people experience space, leading her to Washington State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Interior Design. Shortly after, Cora was offered a position at Bristal Design Group where she explored an aesthetic rooted in materiality while building skills of specification, furniture design, and project management. Cora is passionate about creative spaces that are defined by grand vision and devoted details to achieve a client’s goals.

MELANIE CASTAGNO

Interior Designer

Melanie is a creative who believes in the powerful impact of our built environment. With a BA in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Seattle and a well-trained eye for quality & craftsmanship, she has dedicated her career to formulating beautiful yet functional spaces. Melanie has developed her knowledge in various areas of the industry and continues to do so with a keen eye for space planning, schematic design, and client needs. With a passion for all things creatively made, Melanie enjoys music, poetry, and spending time exploring the outdoors.

PATTE MULCAHEY

Co-founder

Patte and Ted formed Bristal Design Group, Inc. in the fall of 1995. Patte has been an active designer in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years and has served as lead designer at several prominent firms in the Seattle area. She is a founding member of IIDA and is recognized nationally for expertise in commercial and hospitality design having been published in both Interior Design Magazine and Hospitality Design Magazine. Her work at the Broadmoor Golf Club and The Spa at the Salish Lodge have received international praise.

TED MULCAHEY

Co-founder

Ted has served in several marketing and sales management positions with Interface Flooring Systems and has served as an interior finishes and procurement consultant to firms such as Microsoft and Nintendo. Ted’s design background is comprised of his design/build experience in new construction and remodels of high end residential projects. His ownership of a commercial casework company coupled with his role as developer and producer of a high end line of occasional tables have seasoned his design aibilities and helped inspire the partnership and creation of the Bristal Design Group.

ABOUT BRISTAL DESIGN

Bristal Design is small interior design firm dedicated to producing curated and thoughtful interiors using timeless colors and materials. Our passion for  architectural elements inform how we build intentional spaces and we believe team work, focus and creativity are the building blocks to successful interiors. Bristal Design offers a full-service approach to design challenges: from programming, to finish specification, to FF&E selection and procurement. We value our clients and are committed to creating spaces that achieve function while fostering environment and vision.

ARIELLE CORSON

Principal, Interior Design & Procurement

Arielle comes from a family of design: her great-grandfather, Eman Masin opened Masin’s Furniture during the 1930s which later grew into one of the finest furniture stores in the Seattle area. Her grandfather was an illustrator for Disney in its early days and her mother is a painter. Having grown up around art, Arielle deepened her knowledge by earning a BA in art history from the University of Washington. After college, Arielle moved to Tampa, FL where she began work in the residential design world at Oxford Design. She continued to hone her skills after she moved back to Seattle, when she took a position with Bristal Design Group and built on her practice with contract interiors. Taking cues from both national and international travel, Arielle continues to bring her experience with residential design into the contract world to build spaces that are comfortable, purposeful and sophisticated.

CORA HOUSER

Principal, Interior Design & Project Management

Cora is a Seattle native who grew up experimenting with principles of design from an early age. Through her practice of applied arts, Cora recognized the impact interiors have on how people experience space, leading her to Washington State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Interior Design. Shortly after, Cora was offered a position at Bristal Design Group where she explored an aesthetic rooted in materiality while building skills of specification, furniture design, and project management. Cora is passionate about creative spaces that are defined by grand vision and devoted details to achieve a client’s goals.

MELANIE CASTAGNO

Interior Designer

Melanie is a creative who believes in the powerful impact of our built environment. With a BA in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Seattle and a well-trained eye for quality & craftsmanship, she has dedicated her career to formulating beautiful yet functional spaces. Melanie has developed her knowledge in various areas of the industry and continues to do so with a keen eye for space planning, schematic design, and client needs. With a passion for all things creatively made, Melanie enjoys music, poetry, and spending time exploring the outdoors.

PATTE MULCAHEY

Co-founder

Patte and Ted formed Bristal Design Group, Inc. in the fall of 1995. Patte has been an active designer in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years and has served as lead designer at several prominent firms in the Seattle area. She is a founding member of IIDA and is recognized nationally for expertise in commercial and hospitality design having been published in both Interior Design Magazine and Hospitality Design Magazine. Her work at the Broadmoor Golf Club and The Spa at the Salish Lodge have received international praise.

TED MULCAHEY

Co-founder

Ted has served in several marketing and sales management positions with Interface Flooring Systems and has served as an interior finishes and procurement consultant to firms such as Microsoft and Nintendo. Ted’s design background is comprised of his design/build experience in new construction and remodels of high end residential projects. His ownership of a commercial casework company coupled with his role as developer and producer of a high end line of occasional tables have seasoned his design aibilities and helped inspire the partnership and creation of the Bristal Design Group.