Owner and Principal Designer of Eklektik Interiors
Kathy is the principal designer and owner of Eklektik Interiors and brings a broad perspective and exclusiveness to her interior designs. Inspired by world travels, Kathy focuses on creating a personal design that is timeless. With extensive residential as well as commercial experience, Kathy has found that a vital key to truly successful interior design projects is communication. She believes the design process should be an enjoyable one. By helping her clients better understand the process, the experience becomes less intimidating for them. Her ability to read her clients is a strength that helps her to create that ‘signature’ environment for each space. Kathy received a degree in Interior Design from Brigham Young University and is a licensed and registered interior designer. Kathy is a member of the Advisory Board of Houston Community College Interior Design Department, a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association Custom Builders Council, a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo volunteer for the past 8 years, actively involved with HomeAid Houston, a charity sponsored by the GHBA, and a regular presenter and contributor to building industry organizations and publications.
Allied ASID, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Degreed Designer
John Taylor was born and raised on the island of Barbados. He worked as a site manager in construction for several years before attending Texas A&M. After receiving a degree in construction science, John returned to Barbados where he worked as a project manager for 3 years. Wanting to use more of his creative side, John then decided to attend the Art Institute in Houston where he earned with honors, his second Bachelor’s degree—this one in Interior Design. He is also a certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) which qualifies him to make home modifications to provide safe and secure home environments for the aging. Johns’ proficiency in CAD and SketchUp design softwares, combined with his background in construction management and his newfound love and innate flair for interior design, help him create unique and innovative designs. John enjoys volunteering with the Houston furniture bank D.I.V.A.S in his spare time and also has a passion for cooking.
Allied ASID, Degreed Designer
Stephanie has been a contributing member of the Houston Local Art Scene for 20+ years. She has vast life experiences include living on the high seas for 4 years where she sailed the Bahamas and the Caribbean, designing island homes and unique hospitality businesses, and designing and remodeling homes in Houston, TX. She has a BFA in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Houston in 2013 which allowed her passion for interior architectural details to blend with an artist’s creative spirit manifesting a unique yet comprehensive view of possibility for her clients.
In 2016 she was awarded the ASID Ruby Award for Emerging Professionals in Residential Design.
Cristine Navarrete is a native of Houston and a recent graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Business Administration. At a young age, she traveled throughout various parts of Central and South America which has given her a love and deeper understanding of her rich cultural background. Cristine enjoys all types of design whether it be interiors, exteriors or graphics. Her fresh perspective brings current designs to our team and adds a more complete understanding of the tastes and needs of millennials.
Emily is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. With a background in commercial design, Emily has an in-depth understanding of codes, ergonomics, and large-scale space planning with her largest project being over 42,000 square feet. Her experience working at an architecture firm has yielded a greater knowledge of architectural detailing, construction documentation, and on-site contractor coordination. After transitioning to residential design, she has fallen in love with the textures, colors, finishes, and varying styles of her clients. Emily’s favorite part of the design process is getting to know the clients personally in order to provide them with a space that is not only beautiful, but also functional for their lifestyle. In her spare time, Emily enjoys designing and sewing clothes for her nieces, and volunteering with a local kids’ ministry.
Kelly loves the personal aspect of the design process as she creates and tailors each project to the specific needs of a client. Kelly brings expertise and a love of Computer Aided Design to Eklektik’s team. She is a recent graduate of Texas State with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Interior Design. Studying abroad for a semester in Italy gave Kelly a love of beautiful, lasting architecture and a renewed perspective on how to build with a specific purpose in mind. She’s always been intrigued by the ever-changing role of design through the decades, and likes to incorporate different aspects of those decades into modern designs.
Executive Design Assistant
Regina offers Eklektik Interiors extensive experience as an Executive Design Assistant. Her background in the furniture industry provides her with great expertise in the design and home furnishings field. Regina’s knowledge of manufacturers and product keeps each design on schedule and organized. She is the ‘heart’ of Eklektik and keeps our office running smoothly.Regina’s attention to detail and pleasant nature makes her a favorite among our customers!
Cindy came to Eklektik Interiors as a retired High School teacher of 34 years.Her organizational skills and discipline keep our Showroom running smoothly. She is always happy to help others and offers a kind word and smile to all who visit our Showroom. Cindy has a great love for the community and has served as a volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over a decade.
Andi has been with Eklektik Interiors since 2002. Her vision and business sense have been a vital part of Eklektik’s success. Andi ‘s ability to balance and manage the business side of our Interior Design Studio allows our designers more freedom to do what they do best…create! Andi also enjoys coordinating Eklektik Interiors advertising and has been instrumental in the expansion of our branding.
Manager of Shipping and Receiving
For over a decade, Hugo has been giving detailed attention to ensure that all furnishings and merchandise that are received by and delivered by Eklektik Interiors are correct and in perfect condition.Hanging mirrors, art and wall pieces is one of Hugo’s specialties. Hugo has an excellent eye and is a tremendous support to our designers. He is genuinely kind and courteous, a demeanor appreciated by our customers and staff. His energy and amazing work ethic recharges us all!