About Us

Cheryl Smith Associates | Cheryl Smith | Our Staff

"No doubt about it, everyone at Cheryl Smith Associates is friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun to work with. Just great people, great to work with." - Steve & Jan Jarrell

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.

Let us make your dreams a reality. Call Cheryl Smith Associates today to get started.

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.

Mandy Stairs – Designer

Mandy has an Art degree background from Pensacola, FL and a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. After moving from Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Georgia, she and her husband with two children then decided to move to Hendersonville, NC to nurture new roots and settle down.  She loves teaching children in her Sunday School class and helping the community. Mandy has a unique 20 year background in kitchen and bath designs, building construction, project management, strategic planning, upholstery restoration, art and design development, which provides her clients with unique advantages.  “I love being able to help clients visualize their space before construction begins and to see the project come together after all the details have been sorted through.”

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.

Ashley Conover – Project Manager/ Design Assistant

Ashley joined CSA in January of 2017, and holds a degree in Graphic Art and Design.  Her career in the construction industry began over fifteen years ago while working for a custom home builder, gaining experience working with clients, designers, contractors and suppliers.  The last seven years she ran a custom woodworking shop with her husband in Sarasota, Florida.  After relocating to Hendersonville, she was thrilled to find a place she could continue her career in the industry, and share her love of design and quality workmanship.