Our Designers

Lance Griffith

Lance Griffith

Lead designer and owner Lance Griffith has been with CHD Interiors for 39 years, earning a reputation for providing quality service with an uncommon design approach. Since 1977, Lance has helped propel CHD Interiors into the forefront of the interior design industry by securing projects and clients both nationally and internationally, with his designs often landing in the pages of some of the most well-recognized home publications in the Southeast. Over the years, Lance’s key relationships with vendors across the U.S. and around the world have helped him continuously curate one-of-a-kind designs for his clients.

Karsen Hood

Karsen Hood

Karsen, a native of Greenville, SC, realized interior design was her passion at a very young age from watching her father establish his own interior design business. She is an associate member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with Honors from Winthrop University. Karsen established her career in Charleston with both high-profile residential and commercial design experience. She is our lead designer in the Charlotte satellite office and an active member of the Mint Museum. In her free time, you can find Karsen practicing yoga, paddle boarding and singing with her husband. Karsen's work has been featured in Charleston Style & Design and Charleston Magazine.

Megan Sandefur

Megan Sandefur

Megan brings a unique and impressive background to the CHD Interiors Design Team. Megan graduated at the top 5% of her class at Florida Coastal Law School and practiced law for 6 years before returning to work alongside her father – CHD interiors owner Lance Griffith – in the family business. It wasn’t long before Megan's eye for design and her ability to translate a client's vision made her a key player on the CHD design team. She has since executed countless high-end residential and commercial interior design projects. Apart from her time helping manage the business, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids at the beach, on the boat, or by the pool.

Julie Schettig

Julie Schettig

From a very young age, Julie’s passion has been interior design. Julie has now been working professionally in the design field for more than 12 years, and couldn’t imagine herself working in any other profession. She has worked in diverse interior spaces with dramatic results, and has received consistent praise for her abilities to create a truly personal space. When it comes to her role at CHD, Julie enjoys creating a space for her clients that showcases both their personalities and lifestyles, and that inspires them every day.

Beth Cochran

Beth Cochran

Beth is a long-time Charleston-area resident who brings deep and diverse experience to her interior design work. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from East Carolina University, she went on to manage projects in commercial, residential, resort and corporate settings. While raising her daughters, she opened her own interior design business and partnered with a local architect. This diverse background, grounded in strong design and architectural training and experience is the foundation of her work. Her creativity and ability to interpret a client's vision - whether traditional or contemporary - and translate their preferences into innovative yet practical design solutions has helped her build a loyal client base. Strong professional relationships built over the years enables Beth to bring the best talent to the table. Beth's work has been featured in Charleston Style and Design magazine. In her free time she continues using her creativity in the garden and kitchen, and spends time with her children and friends.

Gabrielle Pendarvis

Gabrielle Pendarvis

Gabrielle was born and raised here in Charleston, South Carolina. Here she worked her way through schooling through food and beverage positions across downtown Charleston. It was during these years working Downtown surrounded by all of the gorgeous, historical buildings that she realized her passion for architecture and interior design. Attending the Art Institute of Charleston, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design. On the month of graduation Gabrielle found a full-time position with an interior design firm where she dove head first into residential, commercial and hospitality jobs. Growing up in such a character-rich city, as Charleston, has left a lasting impression on Gabrielle’s design style and life. But don’t think that her style is only limited to the Charleston cosmopolitan or coastal branding.

Kara Manning

Kara Manning

Mt. Pleasant Branch Manager

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