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KAYLEE ESTRADA

Interior Designer

With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a history in interior design, Kaylee’s love for color and texture carries over into her room designs. Kaylee can also hand render rooms and draw out a space to give a clear vision of how the completed project will look. Kaylee loves to add interest to a space with a special statement piece and work in family heirlooms. To help her clients visualize new pieces in their home, she creates digital floor plans and can virtually place new pieces in their existing space. Kaylee also creates comprehensive presentations with curated fabric and finish selections to show clients how everything will come together in their new home. She knows this process can be overwhelming for some clients and works diligently to create a fun and relaxed process. Kaylee loves pushing clients to expand their design comfort zone to create a fresh, new interior they couldn't have imagined on their own.

Her client’s happiness is paramount and making their vision come to life is her top priority. Having a casual yet knowledgeable approach to the design process, her clients enjoy working with her and leave knowing their project is in capable and caring hands.  Her years of experience are showcased best in her use of mixed patterns, textures and materials to create a comfortable and gorgeous space.

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JONI HITCHENS

Design Manager

Joni has a long history in the world of design and furniture and has chosen to continue her deep love of design right here at Linen and Leather Interiors. She is the driving force behind the scenes at Linen and Leather and keeps our showroom looking beautiful and fresh. Her enthusiasm is evident when you see her working closely with the other designers in the showroom. She prides herself on coaching and sharing her many years of experience with the entire team.
She has a degree in Interior Design and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Joni's designs have graced the homes of thousands of clients and model homes over this time, and her design work has won numerous regional and national awards. Joni's design experience and varied expertise are clear in her ability to understand the needs, style, and preference of her clients. Her personal design style is comfortable, classic, and timeless, with a nod of Coastal. Joni enjoys the personal rewards of taking an initial design plan on paper to seeing the reaction of the homeowners upon expert delivery in their home. Many happy tears have graced the cheeks of the clients she has had the pleasure of working alongside.
Joni recently relocated to the eastern NC area to be closer to her family and enjoys the beach and the mild winters. She loves to help others and volunteers for local charities when time allows.

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GRACE BOWLING

Interior Designer

Grace has an associate’s degree in interior design. She has the ability to create digital and hand drawn floor plans as well as 3D rendered visualizations of a space for clients. She loves creating a comfortable and inviting space with a variety patterns and textures. Her personal style tends to be more eclectic mixing new and old pieces together.

Grace recently relocated to the Surf City area from Minnesota. In her spare time, she loves to take her two rescue dogs, Opal and Otis, to the beach while enjoying the warmer weather. When possible, she is always up for an adventure  to an antique store or road tripping to explore a new place.

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CALISTA EMERTON

Designer

Calista gained her Associates degree in Fashion Design while living in New York. She has a background in fashion retail and design with an entrepreneurial spirit. Wanting to expand her skillset, Calista has taken her love of textiles and color and lent it to Linen and Leather! Her love of pattern mixing, knowledge of material uses and ability to create spatial plans makes her a talented designer.

 

Calista and her husband relocated to the Surf City area during a PCS move for her husband's career. When not working, you can find Calista at a local taproom or the beach. They love supporting our local small businesses. Their favorite place to bring their dog Boo, is Salty Turtle Brewery in Surf City. 

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BRITTANY CARTER

Interior Designer

Brittany is currently in Cape Fear Community College's Interior Design Program and will be joining us full time when she graduates in May. She enjoys creating fabric layouts with intriguing textures and colors. Her personal aesthetic leans towards a modern farmhouse feel with a mix of rustic and modern décor.

 

She moved here from Tennessee with her family in 2009 and was homeschooled until she graduated high school. In her free time, she enjoys throwing the ball with her black lab, Coast, and either going out on the intercoastal or to the woods to ride the four-wheeler. 

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