Free In-Store Interior Design Consultation

Clients visiting GDC Home stores are greeted by friendly and talented interior design consultants that are delighted to share their expertise laying out and furnishing everything from a small vignette to an entire home. Our interior design consultants will walk you through every stage of the design process and have the ability to tie everything together for that perfect room or setting.

In-Home Design Consultation

Easily one of our most popular and successful programs is our In-Home Consultations.  For a modest hourly fee, our knowledgeable, design-oriented sales professionals will visit your home and develop a formal written design plan and budget to satisfy your every need.

Workroom Services

GDC Home design consultants can help you select and order custom made window treatments, pillows, bedding and any other soft treatments for your home. They can also help you with reupholstering or having slipcovers made for your existing furniture. Do not be intimidated by custom projects our design professionals are here to help and guide you through the process.

Meet Our Designers!


Interior Designer Debby New

Debby New


As manager, Debby feels that customer service is our number one priority. She is very proud of her design staff and their attention to customers’ needs from the time of purchase to delivery into the home.

Jonathan Strader

Jonathan Strader

Assistant Manager | Design Consultant

Jonathan is originally from Greensboro, NC. He holds a BS degree in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, as well as Accounting. Jonathan has a passion for helping his clients create artful interiors that reflect their unique vision for their space. He is praised by his clients for being exceptionally talented at creating personalized spaces as well as using complementary styles to achieve their desired outcome.

Interior Designer Ashley Digglemann

Ashley Diggelmann

Design Consultant

Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Anderson University. She approaches every project with the intent to make it beautiful and functional. Whether it be residential, hospitality or commercial her distinctive style melds whimsy with sophistication.

Interior Designer Kathy Cole-Sutcliffe

Kathy Cole-Sutcliffe

Design Consultant

Kathy has been with GDC for the past six years. She loves to combine the new with the old to incorporate her client's treasures into their new design. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and keeping fit through dance, yoga and pilates.

Lori Marvel Manager

Lori Marvel

Design Consultant

Lori is originally from Boston Massachusetts, where her love of antiques and historic properties began. Lori moved to Daniel Island after many vacations to the Low Country and found the unique color palette and coastal charm a place for endless inspiration. Lori’s favorite styles are an eclectic blend of West Indies influenced pieces and relaxed textiles. A soft layered room with unique southern collections is where you’ll find her! Lori has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and a Design Certificate from Ashworth College.

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Cassandra Reed

Design Consultant

I am a 5’6 bundle of creative enthusiasm. Born and raised in Sumter, SC. I grew up with an affinity for Art which later led me to The Art Institute of Charleston where I attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in interior design. After school I went on to assist in the design, planning, and coordination for home renovations. I enjoy creating interiors with a fresh perspective that uniquely reflect the client’s personality and desires. I focus on the client’s needs and vision so I can help to make them a reality.

Interior Designer Gil Tisdale

Gil Tisdale

Assistant Manager | Design Consultant

Gil joined GDC in 2008, after working as an interior designer in Pawleys Island, SC for two years.  He holds a BFA from Clemson University and also studied design and art history while attending the Istituto Internazionale in Orvieto, Italy.  Gil’s design style blends modern influences, contemporary color palettes, and more casual furnishings, creating a clean yet eclectic aesthetic.

Interior Designer Stephanie Jenkins

Stephanie Jenkins

Design Consultant

Stephanie is inspired by fashion and has an eye for color & balance. They reflect in both her personal style and professional work in home décor. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Art Studio. Her goal is to bring beauty, functionality, and effortless sophistication to every room and every project.

Kiawah Island


Renee Snively


Renee shopped at GDC for years before she joined the team. She brings that customer expectation along with her eye for design and 30 years of business and management experience to the Kiawah store. She wants your experience to be friendly and exceptional; just like the lifestyle here in Charleston, Kiawah and the barrier islands.

Interior Designer Betsy Mundy

Betsy Mundy

Design Consultant

Since joining the GDC sales team in March of 2011, Betsy has developed a loyal clientele who appreciate her simple philosophy… “Live with what you love.” As a native of South Carolina and an Atlanta transplant, her distinctive style blends sophistication with easy coastal elegance. Completed projects have been featured in Charleston Home and Design Magazine and the Gibbes Museum Tour or Homes on Kiawah Island.

Interior Designer Cindy Mihuc

Cindy Mihuc

Cindy Mihuc, originally from Southeast Florida, has been part of the GDC family since early 2011. She acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and has experienced the art of interior design in the yacht, residential, commercial and hospitality industries over the last several years.

Mt. Pleasant

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Ricki Adams


Ricki believes that design with an eye on function as well as beauty is essential. As Manager of the Mt. Pleasant location, she brings this same philosophy to the workplace. Ricki strives to maintain a beautiful, functional and pleasant environment for both customers and staff alike.

Interior Designer Stephanie Wilkinson

Stephanie Wilkinson

Design Consultant

Stephanie brings to GDC 25 years of experience in the fashion and design industry. She loves mixing colors and textures to create unique and inviting spaces. The challenge to find pieces to reflect each client's personality and lifestyle is her passion. Comfort, functionality and durability are paramount in her design. Her ability to think out of the box brings it all beautifully together!

Interior Designer Deirdre Stevens

Deirdre Stevens

Design Consultant

Deirdre Stevens, a native New Yorker recently relocated to Charleston. Deirdre’s eye for design started at a young age (actually, re arranging furniture and styling homes while babysitting!) leading the way for her own design business in Eastern Long Island. For the past decade, Deirdre was the Design Director of the largest design showroom and home furnishings store in the Hampton’s, Long Island where she got a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. Deirdre’s decorating style is described as clean lined, uncluttered and quiet, with pops of unexpected color and thoughtful accents. She enjoys mixing antiques and vintage with just about anything. A fondness of Swedish and Gustavian period pieces, explains her love for incorporating the beautiful worn patinas of soft grays and blues with traditional and even modern room schemes to create what she calls a wonderful watercolor effect…perfect for any home near the sea.


Risa Walsh

Design Consultant

Beginning her career in an international arena, Risa traveled extensively around the globe as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines for more than a decade . After her exposure to various inspirations in all parts of the world, she generated an eye for design with a natural and organic approach. After pursuing her education at the New York School of Design, Risa launched her own successful designing company, Interiors By Risa. From a multitude of jobs spanning along the east coast, she has gained the expertise in assisting customers create a comfortable and functional interior for a broad spectrum of diverse clientele.

Interior Designer Courtney Myrick

Courtney Myrick

Assistant Manager | Design Consultant

Courtney discovered her passion for home décor shortly after graduating from Peace College in Raleigh, NC. Inspired by antique and vintage finds, Courtney’s design skills truly shine when helping a client discover a mix of old and new treasures. “Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story.” She feels your home should not only fit your lifestyle, but also a reflection of who you are!

Interior Designer Christine Jenkins

Christine Jenkins

Design Consultant

Christine is from Georgia. She has a degree in Merchandizing and Interior Design. She has been with GDC for 7 years. During this time, she has worked in fabrics and now on the main merchandizing floor. Her focus is understanding the customers desire to decor palette and providing a design in textures' colors, fabric, and quality furnishings.

Fabric Consultant Shelly Christ

Shelly Christ

Fabric Consultant

Shelley comes to Charleston from Washington, DC, where she had her own drapery and soft furnishings business. She also served as a color consultant for Benjamin Moore. She loves the creative possibilities fabrics provide. Shelly believes that fabrics can completely change any room, and she looks forward to helping you create the atmosphere of your dreams!

Interior Designer Michelle Hilton

Michelle Hilton

Design Consultant

Hailing from South Africa, Michelle spent her childhood absorbing the unique fusion of African and European cultures. This is where Michelle’s love of design and fashion developed. With her keen sense of color and design, she loves to create spaces that are warm and inviting!

Outside Design Consultants

Interior Designer Cindy Mihuc

Cindy Mihuc

Cindy Mihuc, originally from Southeast Florida, has been part of the GDC family since early 2011. She acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and has experienced the art of interior design in the yacht, residential, commercial and hospitality industries over the last several years.