Interior Design Staff
- Staff Index
- Heather Allison
- Cintra McGauley Sedalik
- Theresa Bishopp
- Elizabeth Jakubowski
- Abigail Botero
Meet Heather and take a sigh of relief. Any indecision about style or color, any anxiety about how all the pieces are going to fit together, it all simply melts away on contact. You know at once you’re in exceptional hands. She’s going to put together the interior you’ve always dreamed of—only maybe more cohesive, more inviting, more vibrant than you even envisioned—and along the way make you feel like the whole process has been a stroll down the beach. She’s got insight that makes even the best ideas better, humor that puts everything in its proper place, and super-high standards of design and execution. Think over-achiever with a heart of gold.
- Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Winthrop University
- University of South Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences
Cintra McGauley Sedalik
As the granddaughter of a fine artist, it was only natural for Cintra to lean towards a career in design. It was her grandmother who first introduced Cintra to Mario Buatta, an AD100 interior designer who got his start doing interior design for her grandmother. Years later, Mario hired Cintra as his intern. Between beginning her work with the “maximalist” Mario Buatta, and extending her design experience to include the"minimalist” approach working with world renowned architecture and interior design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Cintra honed her ability to tailor her designs to meet a wide spectrum of our clients’ tastes. Her experience with this broad range of styles has provided her with a unique mindset when it comes to design, and a clear understanding that ultimately, the most important design criterion is context: the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of each project. Her innate ability to design for different styles and temperaments can be attributed to an ingrained sense of aesthetic and spatial harmony combined with a deep respect for design of the past, the present and the future.
Artist, chef, world traveler, a woman who once camouflaged herself on a photo shoot in a dress she made from leftover bedspread fabric, Theresa possesses creative powers surpassed only by her ability to instantly become your confidante, your therapist, that person you don’t know how you got by without knowing. And all that listening’s not for show. It may quickly seem that she knows you better than you know yourself, as she’s able to capture everything that shines about you into details as subtle as the fringe on a pillow. Renaissance woman meets fairy godmother.
Elizabeth’s work is most successful when it goes unnoticed—when an electrical outlet appears just where you need it or when you move from a foyer toward the living space as if an unexplained force is inviting you in and pulling you forward. Fortunately for everyone her personal presence is anything but invisible. Her keen abilities may enhance every room she designs, but her cheerful disposition truly lightens every room she inhabits. As one of her coworkers describes her: “a beautiful soul with a steel-trap mind.”
- Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Kansas State University
- Auburn University Interior Architecture Program
Abby grew up in the small town of Locust, N.C., just outside of Charlotte. Her childhood interests, including gazing in awe at houses she would pass by in the neighborhood, tweaking design choices in her own mind, and re-painting her bedroom as many times as she could, undoubtedly foreshadowed her bright future as a talented interior designer. Upon leaving Locust, Abby obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design at Anderson University, a career she had long been eager to pursue.
Abby has an incredible eye for design in every project she takes on. Whether it’s interior design, interior architecture, or 3D modeling, her involvement in multiple facets of the design process is testament to her dutiful work ethic and broad skill set. Abby believes that interior designers have a unique opportunity to create a space that is both functional and beautiful, while being perfectly tailored to the unique lifestyle of the client. When she’s not at work, Abby likes to cook, read, and spend time with her husband Gabe and their dog, Benji.