For some married couples, mixing personal and professional lives is taboo. For others, however, the opposite is true. Trinity White and Jesse Mischel are a designer-carpenter duo whose respective gifts syncopate and shine all the more when paired together. Their home in East Austin combines Trinity’s efficient, economical design with Jesse’s natural handiwork. Likewise, Edgar and Laurel Prats of PGM Design + Build, find his overarching design expertise is honed by her shrewd financial savvy and interior prowess. The two couples weave a unique tapestry of talent thanks to their distinct eye and ethos, and in both cases, the old adage proves true that two really is better than one.