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Who we are

Our philosophy

The team at Cashmere Interior is a fresh mix of talented designers who are savvy to yesterday’s beauty, today’s styles and tomorrow’s innovations.

Cashmere Interior has a simple philosophy: give our clients a home they will love for years to come. Using our extensive design background and high level of customer service, making every aspect of the client experience enjoyable.

We are a residential interior design firm focusing on high-end furnishings, fabrics, accessories and art. Our look is classic; we are never too trendy, never too dated.

We will give you the look of fresh sophistication combined with the warmth and functionality of a comfortable home.

While we customize every home to fit the needs of the individual and the family, we specialize in an eclectic mix of collected antiques with contemporary furnishings and clean lines.

The design of your home will feel collected and personal rather than purchased from a showroom floor.

Charlene Petersen

is the principal designer and owner of cashmere interior.

Charlene offers a unique background and perspective into the world of interior design. Her childhood was spent in the rural farmland of Chester County, PA with a close knit, hard working family.

Her life and career experiences have allowed her the opportunity to travel the world and see first hand what other cultures bring to the design arena. These travels and innate sensibilities give her an eye for wonderful one of kind pieces housed within the firm’s inventory.

Her personality is easy going, down to earth and she has an uncanny ability to determine what a client wants. Charlene’s core design inspiration draws from her metaphorical feeling of cashmere – hence, Cashmere Interior.

Holly Carey

Designer and Project Manager

Holly’s background was heavily rooted in Sport and the Liberal Arts but started her career within the Project Management sphere. Cashmere Interior allowed the perfect opportunity to flex muscles in both the left and right side of her brain.

Having been born in Canada, lived in the Bahamas, and raised in the UK, her “Jack of All Trades” arsenal and unique upbringing allow her to tap into a greater picture; she values punctuality, teamwork, and communication above all else. She is the first to take the mic at karaoke, and last to leave a board game night, but her greatest goal is to keep those around her – colleagues and clients, alike – happy.

Joan Bowden

Operations Manager

Joan has 45 years accounting and operational experience in the design, wholesale, and construction industries.  Her close attention to detail is one of her many attributes.  Often called the “penny pincher”, she would like to point out that “it’s not the penny, it’s the principal”.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and 4 dogs, and her favorite pastimes are crafting and caring for her plants.  She particularly likes to repurpose materials like the design library’s retired fabrics, leather, and tiles to make unique personalized items for family and friends.

Lauren Jaques

Senior designer and project manager

The daughter of a landscape architect and urban planner, Lauren’s passion for interior design was encouraged at an early age and shaped by many trips around the world.

Her diverse background in residential design was only strengthened when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from Arizona State University.

Lauren approaches design with a casualness & ease while creating environments that have longevity & eclectic refinement.

Striving to mix pattern, color & texture, Lauren’s upbringing in California and Arizona have helped shape an aesthetic that is both comfortable and globally collected.

Maddie Moritz

Jr. Designer and Project Manager

Maddie is a designer with a demonstrated history of working in the Art and Interior Design Industry throughout Baltimore.  She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor of Science focused in Fine & Studio Arts. Initially an art teacher, she transitioned into an interior design role and continues to grow her enthusiasm for all things vintage and timeless design.  When she has down time, she loves to create artwork that embodies complimentary tones and textures. Specifically, her watercolor artwork was featured in the House Beautiful Magazine – October/November 2021 issue.

Maya Khouri

Architectural Designer

Maya’s design aesthetic and outlook on life has been heavily influenced by her travels. She has lived and worked as a designer in London, New York, and Beirut where she spent time exploring her Lebanese background and honing her architectural drafting skills. Building on her degrees in architecture and design studies, she strives to create memorable moments in a space by grounding imaginative ideas into tangible experiences. She is always excited to see projects jump from a sketch to real life. Maya has been deeply creative from a very young age with a passion for art, drawing and music, having played the drums in multiple groups.

Soyin Likhari

Project Manager

Soyin’s sense of creativity and innovation was cultivated at an early age alongside her family’s artistic prowess. As a first generation Indian American, she witnessed the power of hard work and determination early on, which has shaped her world and offers her a unique perspective. Curious and motivated, Soyin has worked across several industries in her career ranging from fashion to interior design. Soyin’s love for traveling has allowed her to experience the beauty of many cultures, while also embracing her own.

Vicki Hopkins

Office Manager

After 25+ years in finance, Vicki decided to try something new.  Working within the retail arm of an interior design firm, she found that she was onto a new career.  17 years later as the Office Manager at Cashmere Interior, Vicki brings energy, hardworking skills and a passion for life that trickles down to all of her lucky co-workers.

Whitney Wallin

Senior designer and project manager.

Whitney grew up cultivating life skills of discipline and decision making through a love of horses and competitive show jumping.

Hailing from the south, she received a degree in Interior Architecture and started her design journey at a high end residential architecture firm where she absorbed valuable construction knowledge and a greater understanding of how it influences interior spaces. This experience has blended with a love of interiors and a passion to create unique, livable spaces.

With her quick whit and fun loving personality, Whitney’s method offers an exceptional eye for details along with a collected and transitional aesthetic.