Cat is the Director of Dream Fulfillment, bringing gorgeous, functional, completely custom spaces to life for her clients. She is known for her creative drive, authenticity, down-to-earth approach, and the client-centered focus she puts into every single project. Cat is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture. Her clients include executive-level professionals, Physicians, Authors, and Professors. She has created a diverse and dynamic range of spaces- everything from designing a couple’s dream home to working side-by-side with business owners to create a space that will highlight their brand. She is known as a talented, experienced, designer that will get the job done on time and within budget.
She launched Catherine French Design, LLC, to be a creative partner to her clients throughout the entire process, taking on the big design challenges and thinking outside the box to create something completely unique for each and every space. She believes that no two clients are alike- and no two spaces should be, either. Her goal is a design that is centered around you, your life, and your vision for a space you will love for a lifetime. She leads a diversely talented team of professionals that work with your inspirations and guide you until the very last detail is placed. Cat was an artist before pursuing her graduate work in design. She draws on her studio art background to bring big design projects to life using the building blocks of color, pattern, texture, and form. Cat believes that beauty and function can weave together seamlessly to make stunning, timeless, and incredibly comfortable spaces that are the perfect fit for you.
Cat is the only North Carolina Designer to be routinely showcased as a Featured Designer on The Design Network. Her work has been featured in Chapel Hill Magazine, Home & Decor, Houzz, Chairish, and many other local and national platforms. She has a passion for staying connected to her community, and writes as an Expert Contributor for Briar Chapel Neighbors and regularly has articles featured within the magazine. Cat is a member of the American Society of Interior Design, and the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. Cat taught the Environmental Design Studio at UNCG and has made presentations on interior design and historic preservation at several State and National conventions. For additional details check out her CV.
Cat loves to create in the kitchen too, and is an avid Blue Apron aficionado. On weekends, Cat is often exploring local parks and museums with her husband, young children, and the family dog.
Sarah Hamlett is our Senior Deisgner. A creator all of her life, Sarah is an artist herself and focuses her talent and vision into every part of her work. With a background in scenic painting, Sarah brings together beautiful, inspired spaces for each and every client. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and went on to gain further experience in Residential Design. She has worked in a high-end furniture showroom and an architecture and engineering firm. Sarah specializes in client relationships and is the mastermind that keeps our projects flowing and moving, translating our client’s requests into action. In her free time, she loves to create in her own home, and she’s always got something gorgeous in the works. Her oldest son was a Carolina football player, and during football season you’ll often catch her at Kenan cheering on the Tarheels with her family. When it is time to relax, you will find her on the back porch with her rescue dogs.
Scott is our Architectural Design Technician. With over 25 years of experience in the residential design and construction industry, he brings to the team an understanding of construction processes and methods for design, engineering, and remodeling. He has worked with custom builders across the Southeast as well as creating unique designs for individual clients. Recently, he has settled into the life of a gentleman-farmer, and is enjoying life with his three-legged rescue cat Mavis and his mini-mule Snickerdoodle. An avid hiker, you can follow his adventures on hikingbackfromcancer on FB.
Julian Jones is our Junior Designer, and a recent graduate of the Interior Architecture program at UNCG. Creative curiosity is his superpower, and he channels his inner creative drive by asking questions and navigating design challenges. He works closely with Cat and the Design Team to envision unique possibilities for each beautiful space. Originally from Baltimore, when he’s not getting creative outside of the studio by painting and cooking, he also enjoys visiting historical sites. He is a full-fledged Eagle Scout who loves to spend time relaxing in the water, hanging out with his cats, and being with loved ones.
Krista is our Operations Manager and official ring-leader, with a passion for creating an environment where team members are supported and encouraged to collaborate and create together. While keeping track of the millions of things going on in the studio, she also keeps an eagle eye on the big picture. Krista has lived all over the US, and also lived in Ecuador as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She loves to stay busy traveling, spending time outdoors, and is always looking for ways to learn about new cultures and languages.
Ryan Gardner is our Installlation Manager. She coordinates with our clients with weekly project updates, on-site visits, and vendor appointments. She has a degree from NC State in Horticulture and she is our in-house plant and outdoor space specialist. Her previous employer was a Fortune 500 Home Decor and Custom Art provider. Ryan is very active with the Ronald McDonald House in Durham and Wake. She is a member of the resource and development committee which assists in coming up with creative ways to support the House. She is a National Park enthusiast and has already checked off 16 National Parks. When she’s not planning epic road trips she can be found hanging out with her husband, two-year-old daughter, and their giant dog.
Sarah Persia is our communications and marketing professional. She works on CFD written publications including promotional writing, client communications, and our business blog. A life-long learner, she holds a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and joined the CFD team after a decade of experience in the business, research, and direct care sides of the healthcare industry. She’s a North Carolina native, and she and her husband are avid backpackers who love to explore every part of the state from the mountains to the beach. When she’s not typing a million miles a minute, you can find her running, writing, or having a dance party in the kitchen with her two feisty young daughters.
Becci Ames is our Content Creator. A brilliant and talented photographer, she also provides a visual window into all things CFD by capturing our days both in and out of the studio. Becci has lived all over the United States, and has owned her own successful photography business for 10+ years. In addition to her behind-the-camera creations, she loves to paint, bake, and work on maintaining her status as an official Harry Potter aficionado. When she’s not playing with her kids and husband, she’s also playing with her giant 150 pound dog and five pound cat.
Kimberly Bojovic is our Cash Flow Queen. As our business continues to grow, she is assisting in the maintenance and management of the company’s finances. Kimberly joined our team after taking some time off to raise her two young children. She graduated from California State University Northridge, where she played collegiate golf. Before diving into the world of spreadsheets, she was a golf professional in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her free time, Kimberly loves looking at numbers, especially her husband’s checkbook, running the trails in her neighborhood, and playing golf with her family.
Jamie Cohlmeyer is our Design Tech Consultant. As a long-time CFD team member, he has worked on a wide range of public and private sector projects throughout the architectural, engineering, environmental, and construction fields. Jamie loves the intersection of technology and creativity, and lends his experience to unique CFD projects in addition to his other work in construction management. He graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe. He loves to stay involved in the local community, and can often be found mountain biking in Carolina North Forest on the weekends.