Design Committee

Marie Flanigan is an award winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s best. As a classically trained and practiced architect, Marie unlocks a unique level of depth through her mutual consideration of interior and structure; her homes revealing the magic that transpires when each is made to augment the other. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of color, texture, and light, and every home she designs receives her personal signature of timeless elegance and innovative simplicity. Marie and her work have been featured in prestigious publications including Architectural Digest, ELLE DÉCOR, People Magazine, Vogue, Lonny and more in addition to working with celebrity clients like Whitney Port and Chef Ludovic Lefebvre.

Alana Frailey’s passion for design and creation, along with her signature aesthetic based on the juxtaposition of global influences that have inspired Alana during her travels to places like Pimlico Road in London’s Design District, Mexico City, where the architecture has left an indelible mark on the designer’s imagination, and even the Round Top antique markets found closer to home in Texas. A Texas A&M University graduate with real life experience in corporate marketing as well as project management, Alana has received the mentorship of some of the most talented interior design professionals around, happy to share their business acumen with the rising design star.

Letecia Ellis Haywood is an award winning interior designer specializing in fine international residences. As a Senior Designer at Laura U, Inc., Letecia combines problem solving with functional design solutions to create beautiful interiors for each client. With a great eye for detail, she strives to create a fresh and comfortable aesthetic for each project. Noted in the design industry as a Star on the Rise for 2015, she holds the honor of being elected the 2014 -2015 President of the American Society of Interior Designers, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. In addition to currently serving her local chapter, Letecia was nominated and appointed as a member of the Chapter Support Team (CST) for the national chapter of American Society of Interior Designers. This committee mentors to other chapters across the country and serves as a voice for the local and national chapters, respectively.
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Matt Johns is a creative director with over a decade of experience in PR/Marketing strategy, experiential/event design, production, strategic partnerships, visual merchandising, set decoration, prop styling and content creation. His background in the contemporary art and design markets has led to work with clients like 1st Dibs, Solange Knowles, Parachute Home, Adidas, the TX Contemporary Art Fair, FotoFest, M Naeve, PaperCity Magazine, Houston First Corporation and the Moroccan Maison de L’Artisan. He and his work have been featured in PaperCity Magazine, Houston Modern Luxury, CultureMap and BizBash.

Since founding her company in 2009, Meg Lonergan has become one of Houston’s most in-demand designers, known for creating sophisticated interiors that highlight homeowners’ sensibilities and personalities. Born in South Louisiana but uprooted at an early age, Meg lived abroad in Singapore, New Zealand, and France until she moved to Houston with her Kiwi husband. Her design ethos stays true to Southern elegance, tradition and history while reflecting her multi-cultural exposure. Clients turn to Meg for her keen eye to mix the old with the new, the classic with inventive, fine antiques with flea market finds, and eclectic with traditional. She creates unique designs by harmonizing her client’s tastes and treasures with custom art, accessories, antiques, draperies and furniture.

Margaret Naeve Parker is an interior designer and founder of M Naeve. With an approach that explores the unexpected through texture and muted color, Margaret’s projects reference timeless sophistication with a modern edge. She designs spaces that convey an ethereal atmosphere combining elements of contemporary design and rare antiquities found in her travels with a focus on Belgium, France and Scandinavia. Each project tells a story through exquisitely edited rarities using quiet restraint. Margaret offers full-service interior design for both new and existing projects. The eponymous store M Naeve offers one of a kind antiques and exclusive selections from contemporary designers, artists and artisans from around the world. Much like her interiors the shop explores sophisticated lines in a muted pallet utilizing texture and shape to interact with natural light and space. All of the pieces found at M Naeve reference utility and aesthetic with equal importance while remaining timelessly significant. Margaret, her work and M Naeve have been featured in a variety of publications including ELLE DÉCOR, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart, The Robb Report, PaperCity Magazine, Luxe, and Modern Luxury Interiors.

Veronica Solomon is an award-winning interior designer whose work has been featured in numerous publications including The ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter magazine, Houston House & Home magazine, Houston Chronicle, and national publications such as Business of Home, Apartment Therapy, and Dwell. She has been named as one of The Top Ten Emerging Designers To Watch By Black Interior Designers Network. She has established herself as one of Katy/West Houston's most highly acclaimed interior designers and lifestyle experts. She has created unique and memorable interiors for a wide variety of residential, homebuilding and commercial clients over her 10 year career as the CEO and Creative Director of Casa Vilora Interiors. She is the region’s only designer who practices the art of creating luxurious and fresh, yet practical interiors for a busy family to live in and enjoy. Her services can be summed up as full service and turn-key, making the design process fun and enjoyable for her clients.

Ashton Taylor Speegle is the Founder and Creative Director of Ashton Taylor Interiors. Her vibrant design background transcends a decade, and includes high-end residential design in New York, international textile buying, and most recently, private aircraft interiors at Gulfstream AerospaceTM. Ashton’s native Georgia roots hold the foundational, southern ingredients of polished sensibility and sophisticated livability, while her professional design experience at an international level evokes a confident approach to eclectic motifs. Ashton Taylor Interiors specializes not just in projects across the U.S., but also private aircraft and yacht interiors on a global scale. These distinguished projects demand quality and longevity without compromising the client’s soul for style— imperative elements that influence her spaces as she redefines residential design. Her work has be featured in Houston Modern Luxury Interiors, 1st Dibs, the Houston Chronicle, and Business of Home.

Michael Viviano has a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston, where he was a Teaching Assistant in Architectural History survey courses, as well as in the History of Modern Architecture. He is also a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish. At W&L, he was awarded the Doyon Prize for Art Historical Writing. Michael has gained valuable experience through his work with highly regarded Houston firms Robertson Design and Logan and Johnson Architecture. Michael has a sharp eye and a thoughtful process. His design training has bent toward the contemporary, but he is never unmindful of history and remains dedicated to the pursuit of timeless solutions. Michael is a lifelong fan of design, and his exposure to art and interior decor bolsters his ability to create elegant backdrops for our clients' lifestyles.

Claire Zinnecker is an interior designer and lifestyle influencer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her unique style paired with her passion for clean, affordable design. She and her work has been featured in Domino, Design Sponge, HGTV Magazine, Anthropologie, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Instyle Magazine. She was also a contributor for three years for the popular lifestyle blog, Camille Styles. She has partnered with Caesarstone, Domino, Lexus, Serena & Lily, Kin Community and Lulu & Georgia. She is also the host of NBC Universal Kids's design show, Get Out of My Room. Claire is the founder of Claire Zinnecker Design, a boutique interior design group based in Austin, TX.

Sanaa Sahi is currently the Marketing and Operations Director at Carol Piper Rugs. As one of Houston's young voices and authorities in textiles, textile design and production, Sahi brings an informed eye to her branding and marketing responsibilities. Sanaa has worked with design, luxury retail and fashion brands to build strong identities within both digital and print landscapes. She has also written about fashion, design, and contemporary culture as a contributer to publications like Vogue India and Houstonia Magazine.