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Interior Design Alumni

Evan Millard, Lauren Moore & Betsy Trabue


Anais Nin has said that “each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” That sentiment is particularly true for the founders of Modern Remains. Lauren Moore, Evan Millard, and Betsy Trabue met each another at the O’More Interior Design studio. Their friendship was forged during long days and late nights together in the studio. It was in the quietness of the dark that they dreamed of one day working together. Following graduation each worked for different designers in different cities, but kept in touch. As Nashville continued to grow, the friends followed their dreams by moving home in fall 2017 to open Modern Remains in August 2018.

“Each of us is deeply entrenched in the others’ worlds–we care for one another, and truly respect each others’ beliefs and philosophies.”



Susan Besser

Susan Besserd

Susan Besser, an adjunct instructor in Belmont’s O’More College of Architecture, Art & Design, was recently awarded two prestigious awards from American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Besser won the ASID Gold Award for Small Kitchen Design 2018, which she also received in 2016, and the ASID Tennessee State Award for Educator of the Year in 2018.

Read more about Besser's award