A native Texan, Jennifer was born and raised in Dallas. She attended Vanderbilt University to pursue a degree in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in Art History. Following graduation, she attended the Art Institute of Houston where she received her degree in Interior Design. Jennifer uses color and pattern to bring rooms to life, often turning to her favorite medium: wallpaper. Jennifer’s self-described style incorporates a blend of antiques with more contemporary elements of design. She brings her passion for style and design to each project, motivated by making a change in a place that her clients experience every day – their home.
Catherine Brooks Giuffre is the founder of CBG Interiors Ltd in Houston, TX, creating spaces & interiors that are refined yet comfortable. After studying design at the University of Texas, she worked with two celebrated interior designers, Jane Moore and J. Randall Powers, serving a storied, five-year tenure with each of these design icons.
Upon launching her own design/interiors firm in 2012, CBG Interiors Ltd, Catherine’s work has focused on enabling her clients to discover their own design vision. Creating an environment that truly feels like an extension of who they are, where they travel, and how they live, provides Catherine with endless inspiration. Never beholden to a single look that defines her design aesthetic, she confidently melds pieces from art deco classics to antiques with provenance and was awarded “Star on the Rise” in 2015 by PaperCity Magazine’s Design Awards which is given in conjunction with the Houston Design Center.
Following her lifelong passion for interior design, Lauren Haskett creates beautiful spaces for her clients that balance style and personality for a truly personalized look. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture, Lauren and her family have made Houston, Texas their home for the past twelve years. She founded Lauren Haskett Fine Design in 2010, a full-service interior design firm taking on projects including kitchen and bathroom remodels, new construction, and total home furnishing. Lauren is a Luxe Red Award and PaperCity Magazine Design Award winner and has been featured in multiple publications. Lauren and her husband have two daughters who keep them on their toes, and the whole family enjoys Sooner Football, pool time, and trips to the zoo.
For more than two decades, Courtney Hill Fertitta has specialized in bespoke interior design. Her portfolio of residential and commercial projects exhibits her trademark style of curating timeless and sophisticated spaces, finely attuned to the client’s lifestyle and taste. Under her direction as Principal of Courtney Hill Interiors, the firm has developed a distinctive niche of considering every aspect of each project, from well-defined interior architecture to the luxury found in textiles and color. Marrying custom pieces with venerable antiques sourced throughout the world, creativity is evident in her designs. Courtney Hill Interiors is an experienced full-service boutique firm designing for discerning clients across the country.
Innovative Livable Elegance are the elements that Houston-based Interior Designer, Alexandra Killion, integrates into every space she designs. After graduating from The University of Texas in Austin, Alexandra honed her distinctive style by working in a wide variety of design specialties ranging from clean lined, contemporary design to classic French architectural elements. With Houston as her home base, she enjoys the art and culture the city has to offer, but never turns down an opportunity to travel for work or leisure.
As a full-service interior design firm, she uses color, texture, and fine art to create custom spaces that evoke each client’s personal story. Incorporating influences from international travel and southern roots, she specializes in curating spaces with a fresh take on classic design.
Lisa Koch Design is a full service interior design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Owner Lisa Koch blends a traditional aesthetic with clean lines to create elegant and timeless interiors. She specializes in client collaboration from ideation through construction and installation. She also also offers a wide range of interior project management services.
She has designed and executed a multitude of projects for both residential and hospitality clients. Her most recent work includes The Sunset Tower Hotel which was praised by The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Forbes Travel Guide. Past work includes the Faena Hotel which has won the hospitality AHEADaward, the hotel also received global press from Forbes to Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Prior to forming her own firm Koch was a Senior Designer at Studio Sofield and Robert A.M. Stern Architects – both in New York City.
Interior Design is Emily’s heart and soul, and it comes out in her relationships and contemplative design. After over a decade of providing interior design solutions to Houston clients, Emily embarked upon her own business journey with the inception of Emily June Designs in 2016. Emily, a fourth generation Houstonian, attended Baylor University and went on to pursue her BFA at the Art Institute of Houston.
Emily is a ‘people person’ who cares deeply about getting to know her client’s personality and individual style. She often gathers pattern, texture and color inspiration in ordinary places such as metal grates around the city, tile patterns seen during trips to Greece, and colorful local graffiti. She loves to find special treasures in antique shops and thrift stores wherever she goes. Emily June Designs has been featured in multiple blogs and publications including Modern Luxury Interiors Texas and the Houston Chronicle.
Ashton Taylor is the Founder and Creative Director of Ashton Taylor Interiors. Her vibrant design background transcends a decade, and includes high-end residential design in New York, international textile buying, and most recently, private aircraft interiors at Gulfstream Aerospace™. Ashton’s native Georgia roots hold the foundational, southern ingredients of polished sensibility and sophisticated livability, while her professional design experience at an international level evokes a confident approach to eclectic motifs.
Ashton Taylor Interiors specializes not just in projects across the U.S., but also private aircraft and marine interiors on a global scale. These distinguished projects demand quality and longevity without compromising the client’s soul for style— imperative elements that influence her spaces as she redefines residential design.
With over twenty years of experience in the design industry, Cindy Witmer Olrik is the founder and principal designer of Cindy Witmer Designs and owner of home & gift boutique, CWD Studio + Home. Cindy’s design inspiration stems largely from her travels around the world, incorporating into her projects the different cultural styles and designs she discovers overseas and throughout the country. Weaving together different influences has the effect of creating outcomes that are pleasantly different as well as interesting and inviting. Though her style and inspiration continue to evolve, her philosophy remains the same: home design is like fashion; it is personal and should always be fun.
Nicole Zarr is a Houston-based interior designer and owner of Nicole Zarr & Associates, formerly known as Triangle Interiors. Nicole and her associates are committed to reflecting their clients’ lifestyles and personalities into each space, adhering to a design principle of current but classic with a knack for layering pattern and color. The firm also is known for its contemporary translations of classic French and English interiors featuring modern touches infused with old world elements. Projects range from South Texas ranches to Horseshoe Bay lakehouses, penthouses to yachts, and single rooms to ground-up new constructions, with each project remaining unique – fabrics are never duplicated and styles are never reproduced. Guided by the philosophy that ‘Life is short. Make it beautiful’, Nicole recently rebranded her growing firm to reflect her clients’ needs for additional services beyond traditional interior design – including home styling, construction consulting, and art consulting.