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DESIGN MILK - The Soulful Renovations of House of Rolison

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Tune in to the latest episode of the Clever podcast as host Amy Devers sits down with the co-founders of House of Rolison, Amanda Leigh and Taylor Hahn, to talk about how they inject soul into every renovation project they touch.

Amanda Leigh + Taylor Hahn

Though they grew up on opposite coasts, both Leigh and Hahn identified themselves as angsty teens. Each had a deep love for art and architecture but took different professional paths until they met online, and their fates intertwined. The duo’s first date turned into a road trip, followed by quarantine-based cohabitation.

Leigh has been building for clients for nearly a decade, with a background in ground-up construction, while Hahn’s experience is in software development and architecture. The couple fell in love with preserving and reimagining history in the homes around them, and together they formed House of Rolison. That meant breaking into a male-dominated industry and doing their part to change it. Since the beginning, they’ve renovated a number of forgotten old homes into warm, elegant, modern beauties. Their complementary strengths and deep reverence for their crafts and trades crew ensure each new project has room for magic and a whole lot of soul.


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Cozy bedroom with a floral-patterned bed, wooden furniture, and an open door leading to a sunlit patio.

Beachwood \\\ Photo: Michael P.H. Clifford

Modern dining room with wooden furniture, a plant on the table, and large windows showing outdoor trees.

Coldwater \\\ Photo: Gavin Cater

Elegant bathroom with a freestanding tub, marble floors, and a small wooden table, flanked by greenery and framed by multiple windows.

Lloydcrest \\\ Photo: Nils Timm

Modern kitchen with white cabinetry, gold handles, marble backsplash, and a stainless steel stove.

La Fayette \\\ Photo: Gavin Cater

A rustic curved wooden wall featuring built-in shelving decorated with vases and plants, adjacent to a dining table and chairs.

Rhodes \\\ Photo: Gavin Cater

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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