Owner and Operator Michael Rust received his degree in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. Mike is a professional member of IDS and ASID. Mike also hosts the TV Program “Bringing it all Together”, a show about planning and developing residential, commercial and kitchen interior design projects, from their conception to completion.
I have worked at Rust & Martin for 15 years. I am responsible for customer service, management, delivery and billing questions. I have been referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of the store. I hope to always fill in and to solve any problem with the right tool or answer. I will be happy to help with questions or needs.
Interior DesignerBrandon Smiley
Working with clients is the best part of my job. Meeting new people with diverse wants and needs challenges me and keeps my job interesting. Designing is a continual learning process. Every project presents new parameters. Over the past nine years, I have also learned so much from my co-workers and mentors, Mike and Terry. I most enjoy decorating using classic furnishings and details, mixed with unique and transitional places to keep my projects fresh and client specific.
Interior DesignerJulie Connell
I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986. There I received a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Drafting. I have worked at Rust & Martin for 14 years. During this time I have designed and overseen projects ranging from new construction, room additions, complete home renovations, and many kitchen and bath remodels. I love what I do and I feel my personal touch along with my education and experience have helped me create wonderful living spaces for my clients.