Meet Elayne, Co-Owner and Designer
As a relatively new designer to the Charlotte area, Elayne was surprised to not find an accessible source for higher quality wallpapers. Her years as a professional Interior Designer in Ohio and Tennessee taught her a love of fine wallpaper.
“There are design aspects that can only be created with wallpaper. Designing without wallpaper is like dressing in beautiful silk, wool, and cashmere but not wearing any jewelry or accessories. The art of wallpapers helps to give richness and depth to good design whether it is traditional, transitional, or modern.”
The beginning of Celedore Fine Wallpapers started with a trip to Atlanta on yet another fine wallpaper search. Elayne and architect husband, Doug decided to bring the beautiful resources usually only available through professional designers to the Charlotte public.
“Because of the accessibility of design ideas from sources like Houzz and an array of quality design books and magazines, many Charlotte residents want to design on their own. There are many projects that benefit from the assistance of a professionally trained Interior Designer but there are many reasons that some individuals wish to proceed with the support of the retail design community. I hope to support both professional designers and the do-it-yourself homeowners. The important thing is to have the access to quality and style not previously found here in Charlotte.”
Meet Linda, Co-Owner and Designer
Not only is Linda the owner of 341 Interior Design, but now she’s the co-owner of Celedore! After 25 years in the corporate world, Linda recently decided to follow her passion for interior design. She spent much of her professional career creating new products and packaging for brands, and developing ad campaigns and commercials for customers around the world. So, why Interior Design?
“Aside from the fact that I love the creative process, I enjoy working with colors, shapes, textures, patterns and light. And over the years, I’ve been able to practice and hone my skills. I’ve moved more times than I care to count, all over the world. Those many moves have enabled me to practice the art of interior design and decorating. And it’s broadened my idea of what a room should look like. A room in HongKong or Turkey may be very different than a room in Charlotte, NC. Ultimately though, it’s about how a room makes you feel when you walk into it!”
It has been such as honor to work with Elayne and the many customers at Celedore to create beautiful rooms, many with a focus on wallpaper. We’ve been able to add a special element to a room by finding a fabulous paper! And now with the expansion into fabrics and paint, we can be one place to stop to help with a variety of design needs.
Elayne and Linda hope to become a valued resource and will continue to research new trends and lines in the world of fine wallpapers, fabrics and paint so that Charlotte homes can continue to become the beautiful spaces where love and family reside.