About Us

Cheryl Smith Associates | Cheryl Smith | Our Staff

Your Vision, Realized

Located in Hendersonville, NC, Cheryl Smith Associates has been creating breathtaking spaces throughout the Southeast for over 20 years. The business started with an emphasis on hotel and restaurant interior design but gradually evolved to take on residential designs as well.

At Cheryl Smith Associates, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive design services and our ability to work closely with our clients and their partners – architects, builders, landscape designers – to create the space of their dreams. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to design. Our innovative and timeless interiors are as unique as our clients; whether it’s rustic mountain decor or a sleek and modern look, we will design a space that fits your needs and reflects your personality. We could go on and on, but we prefer to let our work speak for itself. Our Portfolio provides an opportunity to see and feel the warmth and beauty of a Cheryl Smith Associates interior.

Watch the video below for an example of how we’ve made our client’s dream a reality.

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl graduated from the American Business and Fashion Institute in Charlotte, NC, and has been a designer for over 30 years. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), NCIDQ certified #7046, and was past president of ASID Carolinas. When it comes to her work, Cheryl is known for creating warm, inclusive designs. With strong communication and listening skills, she enjoys collaborating with her clients in order to meet their individual needs. Cheryl loves the construction process and working with talented craftsmen to complete each design. She is a “taskmaster” on every job, keeping focus on the project and meeting deadlines while not allowing her clients to be overwhelmed with the process. If you're ready to design the home you've always dreamed of, call Cheryl today.

"Cheryl can't retire...ever. I could never build another house or redecorate an existing one without her." - Joy Dyer

Our Staff

Renée Cook – Office Manager

Renée Cook is pleased to have joined CSA as Office Manager.  She hails from south Florida, and following years in the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest has returned to lovely WNC to be near family and explore new back roads.  Renee’ studied and researched forest ecology and plant genetics, and leadership, communications, and technology.  She most recently managed university degree programs, and K-12 education data and federal grants.

Victoria Miller – Designer

Victoria Miller is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. in Interior Design and a minor in Business. She first started working at CSA in 2017 as an intern and then decided to stay to work more closely with Cheryl. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC she has recently moved to Asheville, NC to be closer to the mountains and to start her design career. She is currently living in and renovating a camper with her Fiance and puppy. In her free time she loves to hike, do yoga, and work on many DIY projects! She looks forward to designing more with the CSA team and helping clients create their dream spaces. 

Marina Johnston – Designer

Marina has been involved in Interior Design for 20 years starting at a young age as a design assistant and intern in Hendersonville. She developed a passion early on and earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Western Carolina University. Marina also has a minor in art which she uses to encourage clients and builders to step out of their “box” just enough to develop an even more outstanding space. Marina has joined CSA as a Designer after having her own business for seven years. She missed a collaborative design studio and wanted  to join a team where everything is more manageable and streamlined. Working closely in the field with builders, contractors and architects she has developed a true sense of the construction and building process. Living in Hendersonville for most of her life, Marina has been working in the mountains of Western North Carolina throughout her design career and strives to continue great service at CSA. In her spare time she enjoys RV camping with her family, golfing, swimming and the great outdoors!

Lisa White – Finance Manager

Lisa joined CSA in 2015 as finance manager. A native of New York she has lived in several states including Georgia , Illinois , Florida, Maine, and Colorado before settling into the beautiful mountains of North Carolina . Her experience has been in financial accounting and project management for Northrup Grumman, Domino Sugar and in healthcare administration. She shares an appreciation for architectural elements and design.

Angie Biggs – Project Manager/ Design Assistant

After relocating to Hendersonville, Angie joined CSA and is utilizing her eighteen years of experience in design, facilitation, construction and project management. She earned her NCIDQ license #017972 in 2002 and has enjoyed many years of collaborating with teams on a variety of residential and commercial projects. She and her husband are happily settling their roots in Western North Carolina.