Christie Leu - Principal Designer
Christie Leu is an artist - turned interior designer who has triplets +2 AND a triplet mom design assistant! For 15 years, Christie made original, functional, fine crafts. After completing several major renovations to a series of her own homes, she turned her expertise with color, composition and organization into an Associate Degree of Applied Sciences in Interior Design with a specialization in Kitchen & Bath Design from Montgomery College. She is now honored and excited to help others through the sometimes daunting and complicated process of home improvements. Christie grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio where she developed an appreciation for wonderful architecture and design. She graduated from Purdue University with majors in French and Psychology and a minor in Art. She currently lives in Chevy Chase with her husband David and their 5 children.
Bryn Schmitt - Interior Design Administrative Assistant
Bryn honed her communication and customer service skills at The Ritz Carlton where she managed sales and event planning for social and corporate clients. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm for all things design have been assets to our firm since 2016. And it is an unbelievable coincidence that she and Christie both have triplets who were born in 2006! Bryn manages all the moving parts of our client projects and her skills as a juggler of multiples are an asset to our clients. Bryn grew up in Central California and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and three children.
Amanda Walburn - Financial Administrator
Amanda has been managing the books of all CLI projects for 3 years. She brings to the firm over 13 years of experience in the interior design industry. Having an educational background and prior professional experience in a mathematical field, Amanda enjoys using her "left brain skills" in this creative industry. Thanks to her dogged attention to detail, our homeowners can expect organized management of financial transactions and accurate project invoicing. Interior design is a complicated business and we are so happy to have a bookkeeper who specializes in our unique industry. Amanda lives in Takoma Park with her husband and two children.
Nick - CAD Expert and Architectural Consultant
Nick is an award winning kitchen designer. He has been serving in the kitchen industry since 1996. His detailed computer drawings and renderings to provide contractors and homeowners accurate images and plans for our designs.
Alex - CAD Expert and Architectural Consultant
Alex has a Bachelor of Architecture, with an emphasis in Architectural History and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University. Work in Texas and Washington, DC, lead him to his true passion: small scale, residential architecture. His fun-loving personality, intelligence, boundless energy and enthusiasm complete our great team.