Design. Build. Decorate.


At Bliss Design Build, we understand that creating interiors and building structures is more than simply designing blueprints and selecting the perfect fixtures, art, and materials; it’s about listening. At Bliss Design Build, the relationships with our clients are as important as the spaces we create. We have longstanding friendships with our clients, and that camaraderie is our highest priority. Serving you is what drives us every day.

We design, build, and decorate custom spaces that are functional, comfortable, stylish, and able to withstand the test of time. Kids and dogs? No problem! Our warranty is solid on all of our work. We are client driven, and our service has proven, time and again, our dedication to our craft. We are a one-stop shop, because everyday luxury is something everyone deserves.


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Shannon Burton

President / Licensed General Contractor

Born and raised in an historic North Carolina town, Shannon began doing drafting work for his father at the young age of 16. His early experience quickly developed into an affinity for design and construction, particularly buildings with historical charm. Known for his laser focus on detail, Shannon is a licensed general contractor with a keen eye for every aspect of design. He produces hand-drawn conceptual renderings and closely monitors each phase of both our residential and commercial projects. Shannon’s background in finance is evident through his emphasis on a solid, well communicated spending plan, high standard for sub-contractors/vendors and conscientious, timely completion of projects. Whether your project is old or new construction, residential or commercial, you can trust its quality and craftsmanship is in good hands.


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Anna Burton

Interior Designer

Anna Burton, the inspiration behind Bliss, is a born and bred Charlottean. After graduating from her alma mater in the Tennessee mountains where she met Shannon, her husband, the newlyweds felt the Queen City beckoning them to establish their home and raise their family. Nineteen years, three sons, two dogs and one joint business later, Anna is living a dream that began at an early age. Some of her earliest memories include being fascinated with the details of a home, the history behind each piece in that home, and the significance these elements brought to the space. What began as a hobby grew into an exciting business venture, initially as Bliss Interiors, and quickly expanded into Bliss Design Build. Anna and Shannon’s individual strengths join together to deliver clients with integrated, cohesive services at each phase of a project. Anna delights in taking a normal space and transforming it into a meaningful and personal haven reflecting each client's life and experiences.


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Travis Swaim

Construction Manager

Travis is a native Charlottean with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He worked as a project manager in both residential and commercial construction and has a breadth of knowledge in both fields. This overarching experience makes Travis a valuable asset to our team. He is OSHA 30 certified and holds his GC license in residential construction. He holds our trades to a high standard with a kind and exacting disposition. Travis and his wife have three children and they enjoy spending time outside, hiking, and traveling together.


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Karmin Cyr

Client Services/Executive Assistant

Karmin Cyr is the friendly voice and bright disposition behind each project at Bliss Design Build. Her quick attention to detail and task-oriented mindset keep clients reassured that deadlines are met – with a smile! She counts problem solving as her number one skill, and we wholeheartedly agree. Karmin hails from Melbourne, FL and has called Charlotte her home for 18 years with her husband, their daughter, and the family cat, Jackson.


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Connie Wallman

Design Project Manager

Connie is a conscientious go-getter who brings diverse and invaluable experience to the Bliss team. A first generation American born to Latvian parents, Connie lived in the mountains of Alaska, by the ocean in Texas, and on the plains of Iowa. With an education and background in art, she enjoys orchestrating beautiful details into the completion of our projects. Connie is also the firm hand behind budgets and timelines, proving it is possible to be both left and right brained! She and her husband have one son and their family enjoys the outdoors.


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Kate Livingston

Design Assistant

Born and raised in Charlotte, Kate brings a keen understanding of good, Southern design to Bliss. She and Anna work closely to ensure the details of a space are beautiful, special, and reflective of each client. Understanding that a home should be comfortable and lovely, she is quick, friendly, and passionate about a job well done. Kate and her husband, Josh, have two children and a sweet, very tiny, dog named Taffy. 


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Eddie Young

Project Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Eddie moved to Charlotte in 2000 and is acclimating to being a Charlottean. He worked in construction most of his adult life and brings a passion for building to each project. He's OSHA 30 certified, and he carries a detailed focus on timeline and budget. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children, and they love camping, the beach, and anything related to being outside.