We're an Interior Design firm headquartered in Columbia SC specializing in Hospitality, Senior Living, and Corporate Design. Here, design is life. We seek for inspiration and we seek to inspire. We collaborate. Our firm was born from the satisfaction of creating authentic environments that transform your experience both during the design process and after to create innovative design solutions that work.
We are often faced with the task of sorting through a mass of existing needs/problems, ideas/parameters, words, pictures, perception, and existing conditions. We collaborate with the owners, operators, restaurateurs. We poll guests. We take all of this collected data and we pin it up, spin it around. We deconstruct it. We brainstorm with the specialist, the craftsman, the artisan, and the engineers to shake it up, to shake it down and recast it. We pull from our travels, nature, art, fashion, and technology… seeking inspiration. We aren’t looking for an off the shelf solution. We are looking for a transmogrify moment. We can’t do it alone, and we are not afraid, because we do it together.
What Can We Do for You
Color and Material Selection & Documentation
Procurement & Installation Coordination
Contract Construction Administration
Job Site Visit for Review & Coordination During Construction
Final Punch List Recommendation Report
Estimates & Budgets for FF&E
Graphic Design Services
A Team Approach
It is no accident that ninety percent of our client list consists of repeat commissions and referrals. That is because beauty is not enough. We approach the design process through strong analytics; researching the competitive set, your target market, and potential return on investments. Our goal is to ensure that our designs are memorable, durable, functionally, budget conscious and on schedule. We use computer technology to communicate our design both three dimensionally and finally in detailed drawings and specifications for construction and procurement.
– My name is Brooke Pearsall. I have been practicing in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to leading GMK Interiors as the Director of Design, I was the Managing Director for HVS Design. When I decided to leave HVS Design, I knew I would be putting Lodging Hospitality on hold. I love hospitality design for the simple reason that it brings joy into this world.
CEO, Principal Designer and Founder
Brooke Pearsall, an award winning interior designer recognized for innovation, with more than 20 years of experience.
Before opening my own firm I came from GMK Interiors, where as the Director of Design for the Columbia South Carolina office I led multiple teams for various Continued Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), developed new Student Housing Concepts for USC, and completed several Corporate Interior renovations for the Design Build Division of GMK Associates. For a decade prior, I served as the managing director of design for HVS Design’s Boston, MA, Boulder, CO, and Washington, DC, offices and traveled the world over. I worked on a huge range of projects including hotels, lobbies, restaurants, bars, lounges, spas, conference centers, golf clubs and more. I designed and mentored.
My expertise landed me projects designing “Hotels of Tomorrow” for Disney and consulting both nationally and internationally for well known hospitality clients, including Jumeriah Hotels, Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham, and Starwood as well as the boutique hospitality market. One of my favorite projects allowed me to travel across Asia exploring and evaluating 5 star properties to develop a design standard manual for the Shilla Hotel in Seoul Korea.
Prior to that, I served as senior designer for J/Brice Design International, where my team won design of the year for the Westminster Hotel from Hospitality Design Magazine. I also worked as an interior designer for Sasaki Associates, Inc. out of Boston, and Ghafari Associates, where I worked with Nick Saban designing the state of the art education and activity center for their Football department.
My unique expression has been recognized in various design industry publications where I have been interviewed extensively on design trends and new hospitality concepts. I recently received the Merit award for Environments for Aging where my expertise in Hospitality assisted in creating unique solutions for a Dementia care residential community. Other innovation awards include the SAGE award for “design that impacts lives” and “I have gotta have that at my property” at HI Connect 2014. I am often asked to speak at industry conferences and my most recent speaking engagements are “The Value of Design” delivered in Mumbai, India, and “The Art of Perception” at The Leading Age Conference in North Carolina.
I hold a bachelor of science degree in interior design from Eastern Michigan University, a FIDER-Accredited Interior Design Program. I am a NCIDQ-Certified Designer and maintain memberships in the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) and the International Interior Designer Association (IIDA).
Mrs. Audrey Hui Horne serves as Interior Designer with 5 years of design expertise and is responsible for overseeing design projects from programming to completion. She has been with Elementum Interiors since our conception. She is a detail-oriented individual with experience in hospitality, high-end residential, commercial, retail, and senior living. Her design talent adds an extra “wow factor” to each of the projects in which she is involved. As an International Professional from Shanghai who speaks fluent Mandarin, she brings a unique style and sensibility influencing the design teams perspective. She offers exceptionally strong schematic design skills, and brings her designs to life through creative boards and three dimensional sketches. Prior to joining Elementum Interior’s Audrey worked with high end residential clients across the Country at LGB Interiors. She also worked as Mrs. Pearsall’s design assistant while at GMK Interiors. Mrs. Horne graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and has a second and third Bachelor degree of marketing and management from USC in Business. She is a member of NEWH. She is proficient in a multitude of design soft wares including AutoCAD, Revit Design Suite, Adobe Software and Sketchup.
Procurement Coordinator, Kiber Selig played a key role in the launching of Elementum Interiors. As procurement coordinator for Elementum’s Interiors, Ms. Selig is responsible for coordinating all furnishings from initial specification through delivery and final installation on a variety of interiors projects. Ms. Selig brings 6 years of experience as a furniture professional, with specific expertise in product development, vendor negotiations, customer relations, and overall supply chain management. Prior to joining Elementum Interiors, Ms. Selig previously served as Procurement Agent and International Textile Specialist for Granger Owings Custom Clothiers followed by a position at GMK Interiors as their primary Purchasing Agent and Coordinator. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from Frankly University in Switzerland.
Alan Pearsall is a seasoned Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator with 20 years of experience who is excited to tackle new projects and creative challenges. As the graphic design specialist, Al assists Elementum Interiors with all marketing materials and website management. As a life long artist with a passion for great design and illustration with a hands-on, call-it-like-it is approach. He has also been called upon to create unique and original artwork on several of our Hospitality Design Projects, such as the a historical collage with a modern twist for the guestroom design at the Embassy Suites Deerfield, and a large scale whimsical chop house mural wall for the Billy G’s Smoke house at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC.
Mrs. Yong Vang-Souvong is a part time designer and Mom. Yong provides direct design support to the team. She is a detail-oriented individual with 9 years of experience in hospitality, commercial, and senior living interior design. Prior to joining Elementum Interiors, Ms. Vang-Souvong was a Senior Project Designer with GMK Interiors where she provided project management and Interior design services for Senior Living and Planned Retirement Community Resort projects. Ms. Van Souvong was responsible for developing designs to meet the demands of the client and the end user from conception to completion. She also served in similar designer and project manager roles for various firms, such as Brookdale Senior Living, strengthening her expertise. Ms. Yong Vang-Souvong received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Mount Mary University. She is proficient in a multitude of design software including AutoCAD, Revit Design Suite, Adobe Software and Sketchup. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ certification.
Vada Phillips’s passion for Interior Design has led her to a role as Design Intern here at Elementum Interiors. She was employed previously at Aldo Shoes and Accessories where she was acclaimed as top sales associates for three consequently years. Her background in customer service and sales has allowed her to flourish within the Elementum Interiors Team. Vada’s motivation and drive to learn new concepts and processes about design brings youth and vibrancy to the office environment. Her responsibilities range anywhere from speaking with fabric and furniture reps, creating visionary boards for clients, working with designers to create fabric schemes and learning new processes through design software and technology. She is currently attending Midlands Technical College.
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