About Us

BDG Design Team

Decades of experience and creativity in the spirit of Creating Homes with Soul

Debbie Baxter

Debbie Baxter ASID, RID-TX, Principal

BAXTER DESIGN GROUP remains firmly anchored in the South Texas region under the leadership of founder and principal designer, Debbie Baxter. After years of residency in Latin America and Spain, Debbie and her family finally settled in San Antonio. From the outset, the vision to be an integral part of the design/build equation enabled her to build a team of design professionals who comprehend the layers of decisions any project must attend to.

Her diverse global exposure and decades of hands on experience have given Debbie a unique flair and unrestricted approach to interior design. As a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), she is active in the promotion of interior design as a business.

When creating Baxter Design Group (BDG), Debbie’s intent was to design spaces with timeless good taste, quality, and comfort. Her approach involves collaborating with her talented team and the architect, builder, and landscape architect to offer a unique, completed project.

An avid reader, student of modern culture, and lover of all things beautiful. Debbie is a curious soul, a collector of ideas, and has a passion for flamenco dancing.


Jackie Newsome

Jackie Newsome

Senior Interior Designer

As a 4th generation Texan and a San Antonio native, Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Environmental Design from the University of the Incarnate Word and has been practicing design for 13+ years.

With attention to detail in both the architectural and decorative design phases, Jackie’s keen observation and diligence allows her to work seamlessly with architects, contractors, clients and vendors.

Married, with grade school aged twins, Jackie balances a robust Interior Designer’s life full of travel and treasure hunting at every opportunity.

Christie Taylor

Christie Taylor

Procurement Manager

Christie came to Baxter Design Group from BNP/Paribas in New York, with a B.S. in Finance, an M.B.A. and a Masters in Banking. As much as she loved her time in corporate lending, she always felt the pull to more creative pursuits.

Since joining BDG fifteen years ago, Christie continues to meticulously manage the procurement, expediting and complexities of installation planning …along with an occasional non-fat cappuccino from Starbucks!

When away from the office, Christie enjoys summers in Maine, entertaining family and friends, and long walks with her mini-Goldendoodle.

Who We Are
  • We believe in using the whole box of crayons
  • We draw well inside or outside the lines
  • We follow trends but don’t design for the sake of them
  • Editing the global marketplace thrills us
  • We honor natural as the way Mother Nature intended us to live
  • We love all styles-especially very high style
  • We know how to give a home soul
  • Teamwork brings out the best in us
  • From Manhattan to deep South Texas, BDG is proud of the spaces we have designed for lives worth living well
People Are Saying…
  • “In my 20+ years of teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, and in working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I don’t think I’ve met a single one who was able to blend artistic and business excellence in the way that Debbie Baxter has.”

    – Business Consultant